I was so honored to be asked to demonstrate at Regionals in San Antonio. I had my own booth and had to do the demonstration several times. I didn't get to see any of the other demonstrations so if you demonstrated please send me your information. I only wish they had kept everyone in the Theater and let each of us present on stage. It would have made more sense for each of us to just do it once and for the corporate to only have to do their thing once. I am sure we could have worked out the make and takes times with each group rotating between breaks and doing one project at a time. Just sayin'. I do feel honored they picked me and I enjoyed seeing your faces up close and was happy to answer any questions.
Notice the little center on my bookmark that sits in the project? You can make one and it adds a great bit of dimension to the flower. Just get the new blossom punch and fold inward all the petals (sponged it looks great) When you push down the last petal poke it under the first folded petal. Kind of neat right?
The dimensions for my project are 12x12 then minus 3.5 inches off one side.
making paper 12x8.5"
score on short side at 2.5" and 6"
Score on long side at 1.25, 2.5, 5, 7. 9.5 and 10.75
you will need to cut the 2.5" squares off each corner there is a score in there that will be used later but just ignore it when cutting the 2.5" squares off.
The next squares get folded toward the middle on the diagonal.
There will be two flaps on each side of the center fold them inward and you will see where the pockets are made from.
Turn the paper over finding the 5 and 7" scores and bending them so the ends of the paper meet forming a tent shape. that top (first and last) score can be folded inward or outward depending on which side you want showing. Your crop a dile will come in handy for making two holes at the top where you folded the paper over and the ribbon that holds the cookies (2 in either a 4x6 bag or a clear envelope with the top cut off and a bread tie around it) The outer pockets hold the tea. This project is great because it uses no adhesives! Just the Ribbon which I know we all have plenty of! I will try to get a better tutorial up soon. At least with some pictures of the steps. For now I am on the Road.
This one is made from the everyday elegance DSP in the Saleabration mini. The best part is the paper is FREE! yes with every $50 order you get a free saleabration item. If you are a hostess there is a free hostess bundle for qualifing sales!
The Bookmark is made by stamping the tea cup from the Tea Shoppe set also in the Ocassions mini and cutting a template and tracing it onto glossy white paper. Then cut that out and stamp it with versamark with the bordering on Romance stamp set (also in the ocassions mini) then clear embossing powder is added and heated and image colored with our wonderful classic Markers that seem to glide across the image. I added a tiny bow on the handle of the cup and added it to the two tags die. Simply fold your 8.5x2.5 piece of paper and put the fold just below the top scallops and it will make a cute book mark that you can add my poem to or just stamp your own sentiment.
This next view is of the center parts where I store our sweet pressed cookies. The cookies use the shortbread recipe. I found if you are having trouble using the press you are probably putting the whole egg in.
Just put the yoke into your ingredients and no egg whites! The egg whites cause it to be too sticky. You must also use real butter and don't line your cookie sheets just put the dough directly on sheet.
Thanks for your kind comments.
Here is a link to a video tutorial it will make things a little clearer for you...
Although she refused to give me credit for my original design. Not sure why some demonstrators are like that but to each his own.
Thank you Kimberly Morris