Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad December Blog Hop: Gift Ideas for the Holidays!


Thank you so much for joining us for the December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month our projects focus on quick and easy gift ideas for the holidays. As we enter the month of December, we find that the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. From decorating our homes to holiday baking, we realize that shopping days are running low. That...'s why we want to share quick and easy gift ideas that anyone can create in time for that special someone! 

As you hop along, you will see that many of our design team members are giving away some great blog candy this month. Leave a comment for each project and you will automatically be entered in to win!  Winners will be announced Monday, December 16th on our individual blogs, so don't forget to leave us those comments! We love to hear from our readers!

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  blog hop – Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya. If so, you are in the  right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find  the full blog hop lineup below.

I was so excited for this month’s blog theme since I’m working on lots of gifts right now to give for the holidays.  My first project is a really simple notecard set and matching box.  Personalized items are really popular and personalized note cards are a great way for your friends to be able to send unique notes all year long and think of you every time you use them.  I started with Very Vanilla cardstock for my cardbase and added a layer of Wisteria Wonder cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Fancy Fans Embossing Folder.  To this I added pieces of Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper.  I also added a piece of Victoria Lace Trim Ribbon across the center.

For the monogram I used the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp set and punched it out with the 1 3/8” Circle Punch and matted that piece with the Scallop Circle Punch.  Dimensionals were used to attach this layer to the card so it stands over the trim ribbon and adds a little pop.

Below are pictures of the coordinating cardbox that was created with an 8 1/2 x 11piece of cardstock.  I used some of the same colors and designer series paper to decorate it.  A piece of Basic Gray ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is tied around the top and holds it closed.
Cardbox Closed
 
Cardbox Open


I have a second, bonus project for you as well. This time of year is also full of fun and treats and it’s great to have some simple, fun little treats ready to go for kids, coworkers, neighbors, the mailman, etc.  For this project I used the Real Red Goodie Gear kit (love how all the elements are included and ready to go).  I filled the bag up with some Hugs and Kisses candy.  The Crumb Cake tag comes with the kit and I embossed it with the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (I used a sponge and Crumb Cake ink to highlight the embossing on the tag).  For the greeting I used the Pop & Place Gift Tag Kit for the two cardstock layers (love that they coordinate with our punches and framelits, and come pre-printed with the patterns and ready to go.  The greeting is stamped in Cherry Cobbler with the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp set, so they fit perfectly in the tag.  For some extra special texture I added a small piece of 1/8” Silver Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon.  These kits are so great since you can make the gifts as simple or as elaborate as you want in very little time and for all sorts of occasions, not just holidays (would make great party favors).

Remember, all this month’s hoppers are offering blog candy to help you get ready for the holidays.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the hopper’s blogs to be entered and the drawings and announcements will take place on Monday, December 16.  I’ll be giving away a package of Gusseted Cello Bags, Snow Festival Designer Printed Gift Tags, and Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim (you’ll be all set to make great gifts with this kit).  Don’t miss out!

I hope I’ve given you some fun and easy ideas for gifts you can make now and still have time to give this holiday season.  Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great gift ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to  Heidi’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Stuck on Stampin'
 
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  3. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  4. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  5. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia  
  11. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  13. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters
 
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34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful ideas...CUTE too! TFS.
    Peg

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  2. The monogrammed note card is so pretty. I love Wisteria Wonder.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Wisteria Wonder is definitely an under used color in my opinion.

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  3. The cards and holder are so nice and perfect for a holiday gift. Thanks for the chance to win stampin up blog candy! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love the monogrammed note cards and holder, they are beautiful and Wisteria Wonder is one of my favorite colors! The treat bags are adorable too!

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  5. This is my first blog hop and I am having a great time. Are there instructions for the card box? I love it.

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  6. I love the notecards, what a great gift.
    lldcandles@yahoo.com

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  7. I really love the card box and cards. Awesome project. TFS

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  8. Love that card box and card set!! Thanks for sharing!

    pwnmomcreations[at]live[dot]com

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  9. I love you're cards and box set. Just beautiful. What a great gift this would make. Thank you for sharing you're ideas.

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  10. Amazing... love the note card set I know a little girl that would love that... thanks for the idea :)

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    1. Thanks Janice! I'm giving several sets of notecards for the holidays, great for all ages.

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  11. Great gift ideas. Love the box and monogram cards. Great idea for a birthday gift also.

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Yes, the note cards would also make a great birthday gift.

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  12. Love the notecard set! And that photopolymer set...yeah, I should have stuck it on my order yesterday...darn it!

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  13. Cute box set! Love the use of the monogram!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Anything personalized is better.

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  14. Great gift idea for any occasion! I love the colors for the box set. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  15. Oh, wooooh, I {heart} that card holder!!! Must make myself some! I love the colors of the card set.

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  16. I always love the idea of giving cards as a gift idea! Great job!

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  17. Cute cards and box to put them in! SO CUTE! I love them!

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