Words of Truth – an Interactive Post

As you may know, Stampin’ Up!’s fiscal year ended June 30 – Tuesday was the last day to earn sales that count toward this year’s goals.  As Mom shared with you in the video she made for you in mid-June (see it here), I set really big goals for myself this past year.  My goals were ever-changing, though – each time I met a goal, I simply readjusted and made a bigger one.  Well, I’m happy to say that I met every one of my end-of-the-year goals, and I couldn’t be happier.

I would have never gotten there without such amazing support from my family, friends, customers, team members, mentors and blog readers.  So, thank you.  Even if you never bought a thing from me, thank you for listening to my jibber-jabbering day after day and for sharing a little bit of you with me.  To show my thanks, I’ve prepared an interactive blog post for you today.  I hope you like it.

My Thank You Gift to You

I have a little gift for you – it’s the cutest bag on Earth made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  Why does anyone need these Thinlits?  I mean, how many little bags can one person make?  I have the answer for you – you can make thousands!  They are both easy and fun to make – and I can’t wait to share what I have for you inside.

Words of Truth, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI cropped the bag from the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper.  This piece of Watermelon Wonder striped paper is thin enough to fold into a bag without oddly thick creases – and the paper is SO CUTE!  I cropped out the heart with the Thinlits (there are other shapes, too) and glued in a piece of 2015-2017 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack before completing the bag.

HINT:  The new Tear & Tape is a perfect accessory for the bag and other 3-D projects – it holds as strong as Sticky Strip, but it’s tearable (no scissors needed), and the backing won’t cling to your hand after you’ve pealed it away.  Anyway, here’s my gift to you:

Wait a minute!  Is there something special tucked inside this Mini Treat Bag?  You’ll want to see for yourself, so go ahead – pull it out.  What?  You want me to open it for you?  I certainly don’t mind.  It looks like there’s a half-circle tab pull on top of the “thing” that’s inside the envelope.  I guess I can just pull on that to see what’s inside.  Oh, this is so exciting!

Words of Truth, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIt looks like there’s a little card inside – how fun!  This card is backed with the same paper used to fill-in the heart on the front of the bag – don’t you love the coordination?  A lot of thought went into this projects – that makes it especially for you.  I love the idea of the pull tab – stapled to the end of the card.

HINT:  The pull tab was easy to make – to create several of these, I cut a strip of 2″ wide Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  I scored the strip right down the middle and then punched circles with my 1-1/2″ Circle punch.  I simply lined up the circle

OK, so I’m going to just pull out the card that’s tucked inside this treat bag and read it to you.  It says, “REMEMBER you’re all kinds of awesome.”  What a great sentiment!

Words of Truth, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped these words from Words of Truth on strips of Whisper White cardstock and stapled them to the front of this card.  The card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock covered with a piece of 2015-2017 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (both have rounded corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  The front of the card is the beautiful sentiment with lots of room for me to write a personal note on the back of the white base.

I hope you liked this project – what a wonderful way to leave a small gift for someone or to add a small note to a gift!  I’m so glad I could share it with you as a big “THANK YOU” for all your wonderful support of me this year.

Here’s a closeup view of the dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (click on the picture to see this item in my online store):

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin' Up!

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Stampin’ Up!

And here a better look at the awesome sayings in the Words of Truth stamp set:

Words of Truth stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Words of Truth stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Words of Truth  Papers:  2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper (Watermelon Wonder), 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder  Inks:  Watermelon Wonder  Accessories:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Watercolor Wishes Card KitGood News!  The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is now available.  When the Annual Catalog was released, this product was noted as “available in July.”  July is here, so ORDER AWAY!  The stamp set that comes with this kit is AMAZING!  Click on the picture below to see the item in my online store and to watch Stampin’ Up!’s featured video about this awesome kit.  Here’s a look at all you get:

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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit, Stampin’ Up!

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  1. Marthea W.Aust

    So pleased you met your goals Brian, even if you kept moving the goal posts.
    I can’t buy from you, but I never miss any of your posts. They are just great.
    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers from Australia xox

  2. Lisa Cockerham

    Congratulations on a fantastic year and your wonderful accomplishments! I love your project today. I have been debating getting this set. I think it will be on my next order!

  3. Congrats on reaching all of your goals! You worked hard for it.
    The card is terrific , especially love the idea of using the envelope paper for the bag.
    See you at Convention?

  4. Congratulations on meeting all your goals !
    These bags are amazing! I love this idea!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a Happy 4th of July weekend!

  5. Bravo Brian, you did it, you met your goals, one after another, Congratulations!!!!!
    And what a fabulous way to give a gift card!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Congratulations on reaching you goals this year Brian. Love following you. Your daily posts are inspiring and entertaining. Love this cite bag . . . and the message inside.

  7. Brian, you saucy mensch, you! Your partner in crime, Mary Fish, convinced me I couldn’t live without the thinlits–but now you have convinced me I can no longer live without that stamp set! What a perfect love/ gratitude/ encouragement/ support note to tuck into a lunchbag/ briefcase/ suitcase/ mailbox! Je t’aime!

  8. Congratulations on your achievements this year. Just think what the next could be. This little idea is a gem, it will be a hit with the teachers in the school where my daughter works. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a safe, fun fourth.

  9. So happy for you that you exceeded all of the goals you set for yourself. You rock!

    I love the little card-In-a-bag project. I may have to rethink this die, hmmmmmm.

    I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and find lots of craftin’ time.

  10. Super cute!

  11. Congratulations Brian- you have earned your success. I love the way you presented this project today- totally delightful! Great card too!
    You brighten my day .

  12. Brian your hard work and dedication AND a wonderful supportive mom is a winning success story! Congrats!!!

  13. Oh, and thank you for the gift above.

  14. Cindie McDuffee

    Adorable project, Brian!
    Congratulations and revel in your awesomeness!

  15. Beyond cute! Here’s to another star spangled year! You rock my friend!

  16. Congratulations ! You are a winner in more ways than one ,my friend ! Yay for you !
    I love my Mini Gift Bag Thinlit and all the extra items that come with it . You even get two border dies (plus you can use the cut out little hearts or stars in a shaker card ) I keep a few of the bags cut out and ready to put together for whatever might come up . On my FAVE LIST !

  17. Congrats on meeting all your goals. I love the treat bag and sentiment. I have used this die a lot. It is so fun,

  18. I found the thinlet treat bags really fun and easy to assemble. I made 60 in all diff papers and put First Communion bookmarks in for second graders. Also made more and put an Easter cookie inside. Great for gift cards. Uses are endless.

  19. Brian I am genuinely excited for your continued success. Simple sais, you are amazing. Good wishes for continued awesomeness!

  20. That IS wonderful news! …wonder what percentage was because of mom?! no, I’m pretty certain it was mostly you! Love this project, so useful for so many times you want to give a little for something that doesn’t really require a gift. This says it all. Thank you for sharing your great ideas and tips with us. Congratulations on making your goal(s)!

  21. Congrats on meeting your goals!!

  22. Carol Carriveau

    LOVE your sweet little bag/card…the sentiment is fabulous and the colors and double DSP – the envelope paper is fabulous too….GREAT IDEA, Brian…as always! Enjoy the long weekend and early Happy 4th of July to you and your mom!

  23. Brian, I am not surprised that you met all your goals, even when you increase them to make them more challenging. You are the BEST and I have learned so much from you. Your little treat bag is just adorable (as you are) and I can’t wait to give you a huge hug at Convention. I was not going to get this treat bag thinlt….you changed my mind. I can see this being used in so many ways. I send gift cards to my grand kids every year…they are now getting theirs in a cute little treat bag, thanks to you. Congratulations on reaching all your goals. You Rock! 🙂

  24. Hi Brian:

    Well, reading your blog today was like picking up a good mystery book and then “POP” loving the end. You just entertain the heck out of me. Great little project and I must admit, I’m not one bit surprised that you made your goal, especially since “Mom” told us to buy, buy, buy from you! Enjoy the holiday and I look forward to your next chapter. LOL

  25. Congratulations, Brian! Glad you had a very successful year. Hope more great things are headed your way. Love this treat bag–I can see so many possibilities with this die. Thank you for your inspiration!

  26. Your posts are a hoot to read and I love your tips and tricks. I really enjoy following your blog — you were born to create!

  27. Way to go, Brian! Congratulations! You deserve all of the wonderful promotions, trips etc. You are a great stamper and wonderful sharing with all of us. Plus you give us some GREAT laughs. Thanks for sharing everything with us. I so enjoy your work and videos and of course your Mom’s also. Keep up the great work, young man! Hugs!

  28. Congratulations on meeting your SU goals! Fabulous project today.

  29. Congrats Brian and thank you for sharing your wonderfulness with us all!

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