Gifting with “Hooray for a Party” Digital Studio & New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Today’s share is a great gift that you can give for any occasion featuring Hooray for a Party Digital Download (Sale-a-bration item available FREE with a $50 purchase through March 31st!) from Stampin’ Up!   My cousin and his wife just recently had a baby, so I made them this Soup-in-a-jar gift to make life easier during this time of sleepless nights.  I used My Digital Studio to create a cute label for the jar.

I just love giving this “Friendship Soup” as a gift.  It is inexpensive, beautiful, and most of all tasty!  If you enjoy this post today, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Hooray for a Party MDS1

I designed my label using My Digital Studio (MDS) (digital download and disk)  from Stampin’ Up!  To begin, I built the label in MDS so that it looked the way I wanted it to when it was on my jar.  I used the digital papers and stamps from the Hooray for a Party Digital Download, and created my shapes using the digital versions of the decorative label punch and the modern label punch (included with My Digital Studio Software).  I just love using digital punches because you can resize them any way that you want!

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Then, once the label looked the way I wanted it to, I separated all the different elements before printing them.

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I printed the design on Whisper White card stock and cut out each element.  I layered the main label pieces and attached them using SNAIL adhesive. Then I cut out the stamps and attached them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the label with some coordinating ribbon and tied it to my mason jar.

Hooray for a Party MDS3

Now, I know what you are thinking… what about the soup?  First of all, this soup is delicious!  It is also super easy to make (both in the jar, and afterward)!  I like to make a bunch of these and give several as gifts and keep a few in my pantry too.  If you would like to make some yourself, you can find the recipe here. I have made a couple of modifications to the original recipe.  First, I add 1/2 cup of wild long grain rice to the jar because I think the dark color makes a very pretty layer.  To compensate for the extra dry ingredient, I also increase the water to 3-1/2 quarts.  This makes a BIG batch of soup.  I usually serve 1/2 the batch to my family during the week and freeze the rest.

Hooray for a Party MDS7

This Friendship Soup-in-a-Jar makes the perfect gift.  It is always very well received.  I hope that you have enjoyed reading about it.  If you did, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

If you would like to order the My Digital Studio software, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember you can earn the Hooray for a Party Digital Download for FREE (Sale-a-bration item) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.


Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

Dress Form Pop’ N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN
Circles #2 Originals Die Item # 114526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$14.96 CAN
3 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 122125
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123130
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die Item # 124587
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130078
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.



We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.

They are clearly a great choice.  To see the new photopolymer stamp sets from  Stampin’ Up! click here.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!


  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Hooray for a Party Digital Download (Sale-a-bration free item)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Decorative Label Punch – Digital Download (123951); Modern Label Punch (MDS)

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730) – 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet

Tools:  My Digital Studio Software (130646)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


One thought on “Gifting with “Hooray for a Party” Digital Studio & New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

  1. This is such a great idea and I am definitely going to try the soup and make some gifts! Thanks for sharing – love your style!


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