Today I was the hostess with the mostess for my groups down-line meeting (please read all the way through this post). It was a lot of fun to see new faces and catch up with the old. I provided the make & take for today’s meeting and hopefully everyone will remember to wear them at our future meetings ~ hint, hint! This name tag idea was shown on stage at Leadership (I think it was Carrie Cudney) and really is a fun way to get a small sample of our Designer Fabric and fun brads into our customers hands.
Here is my supply list to make this project. I cut my strips into 1/2″ x 6″ . To give it a shabby chic look, you can cut your strip a little wider and pull the edges so that they fray a little. I also used low-temp glue to adhere the pin back.
|All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
|Unless otherwise noted
||Naturals White Card Stock
||Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
||Table Setting Bigz XL Die
||Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric
||Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads
||Paper Piercing Tool
||Anywhere Glue Stick
||Hot Glue Gun
|** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.
At any group gathering, while we love to share it really is all about the food! So here is a photo of the spread that I made. I also introduced two new recipes that were the absolute bomb. These girls ate all that dip and didn’t touch the veggies! : )
Here are the recipes that were requested by many. Enjoy!
Oreo Cookie Balls
1-package of Oreo Cookies
1-8oz. package of Cream Cheese (brick)
4oz. White Chocolate Almond Bark (I also used Milk Chocolate Almond Bark)
1. Blend Oreos in a food processor until a fine powder.
2. Add cream cheese to Oreo crumbs and blend until it is dough-like.
3. Chill mixture for 15 minutes then roll into bite size balls. Chill balls for 15 minutes.
4. Melt almond bark in microwave (according to package). Dip chilled balls in melted chocolate using a fork so chocolate will drip off. Set covered cookie balls onto a sheet of waxed paper and let set aprox. 30 minutes. If using decorations (i.e., sprinkles or decorative candies do so before chocolate sets).
Hot Bean Dip
1 can refried beans
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
2 c. shredded Mexican cheese
1/4 c. taco seasoning
1 small can chopped green chilies – drained)
* hot sauce to taste
1. Combine the refired beans, sour cream and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
2. Add all but 1/2 c. of the shredded cheese (save to put it on top).
3. Mix in the taco seasoning, chillies and hot sauce.
4. Place in baking dish and add the remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (until bubbly)