Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Giving

Want to make the holidays really special? Then plan to make your gifts this year!  Making gifts allows you to give unique and personal gifts with a handmade touch. And it’s never more true than when the gift is homemade. Why? Because you can make it special, just for the recipient.   And while you are making it, guess what you’re doing? Thinking about the person that you are making it for! 

Each year my family and I draw names to see who we will buy a gift for.  One year in particular I remember, we decided to draw names but instead of buying a gift, we were challenged to make a gift!  My sister-in-law drew my name and made the cutest little "lamp" from a wine glass and scrapbook paper.  So creative!

Need some ideas of what you could make? Try some of these:

-  a box of handstamped cards (you can never go wrong with cards!  check out the ones we'll be making this month below)
-  a scrapbook ready for pictures
-  a finished scrapbook (great for grandparents!)
-  journals & notebooks
-  personalized stationery
-  customized office supplies (folders, paper clips, notepads, etc.)
-  a calendar
-  a stamped scarf
-  decorated photo frame (with or without a handstamped insert)
-  an ornament
-  a wreath
... and so much more!

This Post-it-Note holder makes a great Christmas gift!  Watch the tutorial and make some fun gifts for Christmas!

So grab a cup of cocoa, put on some seasonal music, and create your own handcrafted holidays!

Happy Stamping!

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