Friday, March 14, 2008

My Retirement Party!

I had a Retirement Party last, I'm not old or rich enough to retire yet; besides I love SU! too much too retire! But lots of stamps and accessories are retiring, so I thought that was a good excuse to crack open the bubbly! I had 30 people in my house all having lots of fun making cards and chatting. I had lots of Special Offers and Lucky Door Prizes, and they also got a goody bag to take home. It was such a fun night! This is one of the items in their goody bags...a mini Sunny Boy container, with some Easter Eggs inside.

I've heard these called "Sour Cream Containers", but I've never seen sour cream in a container like this (must be a U.S. thing), so I'm calling it a Sunny Boy container instead ;o)
They're really quick and easy to make (thank goodness, since I had to make 30!). I made mine from 1/4 A4 sheet of cardstock. I can make up a tutorial for you to see how to make them, so leave me a comment if you'd like to see one.
I've used Almost Amethyst cardstock, and wheeled it using "Twinkle" (retiring) in Lovely Lilac. I've used this wheel to's great for Christmas and all year round too, for a background that goes with anything!
I used the cute Bunny Hugs set to make the tag. This is such a cute set for only $33.95. It's in the Mini Catalogue, which finishes at the end of this month, and I have a feeling this one may not make it into our new catalogue in April. The basket is stamped separately to the eggs, so you can use it all year round and stamp other things in it. I've watercoloured in Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac, and attached the tag with some delicate pink Organdy ribbon (also retiring).
I hope everyone liked them!
And I have some good news....0 to go! I MADE IT!!!! :o)


  1. The retirement party was so much fun! Thanks for a great evening, Marelle. I'm still over the moon about that lucky door prize!


  2. WooHoo - Palm Cove here we come ;)

  3. Congratulations Marelle, you so deserve it. I envy you but know how hard you have worked. You've made my night, doing the happy dance here for you. I'm your biggest fan on all fronts; you're a great friend, a creative treasure, a successful business person and a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother. Cheers to you, Love KimT



  5. Yes to a tutorial, loved the little surprise when I looked in my bag when I got home!

    Robyn L xx

  6. Hi there Marelle!! I would love to see a tutorial on these little 'sunny boys' I have seen them before on someones blog or splitcoast, but would love to know how to make them. So a BIG YES PLEASE from me.

    Caroline WA

  7. hi marelle,

    yes please on the tutorial, that would be great.

    Are you going to post what these other commenters are congratulating you on?

  8. Well done on making the Incentive Trip Marelle. You so deserve this with all of the hard work you put into SU. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Love the sunny boy containers - that's what I call them too! No one knows what a sour cream container is!!

  9. Love to have a tutorial on these little containers. You are right they are no sour cream holder, definitley sunny boy's. Wished I could of been at your party, it sounded like heaps of fun, Marlene

  10. Hi Merelle,

    Those sunny boy containers look great.

    thank you so much for the ribbons I recieved in the mail on Friday.

    I look forward to putting them to good use.



    PS Enjoy yourself in QLD I am sure you will have lots of fun.

  11. Congrats again to you Marelle, you so deserve the reward. I would love to see the tutorial for the little bags, a great idea for Easter coming up ....Carolin

  12. Hi marelle

    Oooh yes please to a tutorial.. those little sunny boys are spesh!


  13. I like the name you call these "Sunny Boy" suits the shape :) I would love the tutorial to make these, if you don't mind, thanks!

  14. Congratulations Marelle on making the incentive trip. I know you would have worked hard for this and you deserve it. Combining the business with the needs of a young family would not be easy so you must be proud!

    Cheers, Jean



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