I'm back from a very lovely & restful stay-cation! I didn't go anywhere special or do anything special, but it sure was nice & relaxing! While I was away, I got to cheer on my nieces, Sophie and Ellie, in their final softball games of the season. Sophie plays for the middle school team and I sponsor Ellie's high school team, so it was especially fun to cheer on "Too Cool Stamping!" Today, I'm sharing a few tidbits from the season, as well as the little treat I gave them during the tournament.
Aboite Girls Softball Too Cool Stamping Team—Congratulations to the Too Cool Stamping softball team on their 3rd place finish! They started out a little slow, but came back strong during June with enthusiasm and consistency! Great job, ladies! It was so much fun cheering you on all season! Thanks so much to the coaches for all of their hard work, especially my brother-in-law Colin, who invited me to sponsor the team! I'll certainly miss spending my evenings at the diamond!
Just For Fun…For The Girls!
I knew the team was pumped up when they would do their Too Cool cheer!
They also had a short huddle chant! Too Cool!
Awards Presentation for 3rd Place, Most Improved (Alaina), Best Attitude (Katie) & MVP (Whitney)!
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At the end of the softball season, I gave each of the girls a little treat to let them know that I really appreciated their efforts! I created a mini Double Pocket Pouch so I could use the 6×6" Highland Heather Designer Series Paper sheets.
Mini Double-Pocket Pouch Instructions:
I started with a 6×6" piece of Designer Series Paper, folded in half diagonally. I lined the folded edge up to the edge of the Simply Scored tool and scored at the 1" mark all the way down.
Next, I positioned the folded edge along the top of the Simply Scored tool and scored at the 3" mark and 5-1/2" mark.
Open the sheet, then fold one side in on the 5-1/2" score line.
Fold the other side in on the 3" score line. Trim off the excess overhanging point flush with the fold.
Fold the bottom point up to meet the top point.
Fold back both points at the outer score lines to make a "W" fold at the bottom of the pouch. The pockets will be showing on the outside.
Decorating The Pouch—I punched a 1/4" circle through the top points and tied some Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon into a double-knot to finish off and keep the pouch closed.
Sweet Sentiment—I stamped a sentiment from the retired Incredible Like You stamp set in Rich Razzleberry onto Whisper White, then die-cut it with the Stitched Shapes dies. It's popped up with Dimensionals.
Too Cool Flowers—Of course, I had to give the project a touch of my Too Cool logo with two cool flowers! I stamped flowers from the retired Amazing Life stamp set in Memento Black Ink onto Whisper White, then colored them with Rich Razzleberry, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers. One flower is popped up with a Mini Dimensional and the other is attached with a Glue Dot. I finished with Rhinestone Jewel centers.
Fill The Pockets—These mini pockets are the perfect size for Ghirardhelli chocolates. You have to fold back the edges, but they'll tuck in each side nicely!