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Simply Scrappin Gifts

This past weekend, I hosted an annual Holiday party for my downline.  Every year, we get together and exchange hand-stamped Christmas gifts.  I love to see all the wonderful gifts and I'm always challenged to come up with a creative idea.

Luckily, I came across a wonderful blog by Becky Roberts.  She has designed this fabulous milk carton container and her tutorial is well worth every bit of $3.95.  I'll definitely be making these containers for Valentine's day!

Here is my version:

Milk carton 

I had some paper and die-cuts leftover from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit and this was a perfect way to use them.  I filled each container with various stampin' supplies--ribbon, brads, stampin' spot, etc.  Becky has designed an ingenious way to open the boxes from the bottom, so you don't destroy the boxes to get to your gifts. 

Now, I had to design a matching gift bag, so here it is:

I Wish Bag 

I love how versatile these kits are!  If you know that you'll need to quickly scrapbook your holiday pictures, I highly recommend the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit!  You won't be disappointed and you'll be able to create beautiful pages in no time.

I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas! 

Happy Stampin'


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December Scrapbook Club Layout


  Here is the layout that my scrapbook clubs created this month.  It features many Big Shot elements including Snowflake #2, Snowflakes set #2 sizzlits set, and the swirly and Join in the Cheer decorative strips.  We used tone on tone stamping with the Scandinavian Season stamp set to create texture on the pages.  The colors are Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Baja Breeze, and is accented with Whisper White.

Here are some close-ups:

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New clubs will be forming in January and February.  Local customers attend a free monthly class, and long-distance customers receive class projects by mail.  Club members also receive Idea Books & catalogs, mini catalogs, and hostess benefits during their club membership. 

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Another Pizza Box For You

It's been a busy weekend.  Both of my handmade holiday gifts classes were a lot of fun.  I promised the participants that I would prepare a tutorial of the pizza box & cards that we made and I thought my blog readers might enjoy it, too!

Download Mini Pizza Box with Cards


This project uses the stamp set that is included in the Country Living Holiday Collection.  I love the way the images fit our punches perfectly!


The stamp set alone is fantastic, but there is so much more in this kit!  You also get:

  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
  • Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
  • Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
  • 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
  • Pretties Kit brads (20)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
  • Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
  • Uninked Stampin' Spot
  • Whisper White Craft Ink refill
  • I absolutely love this kit and I'm working on some more creative projects to share with you soon.  Unfortunately, these kits are only available through December 31st or while supplies last.

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    Blog Candy Winners!

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    You both have won a Deer Friends stamp set!  Enjoy!


    I promised more sneak peeks at the Handmade Holiday gifts class.  Unfortunately, I left my camera at my parents' house and it's 6 hours away.  So, I'm going to wing it!

    One of the projects we'll be making is a top note mini scrapbook.  I cut the covers with my Big Shot from the On Board Long Board (Item #114320, $6.95).  This size of chipboard is perfect for sliding into the Big Shot without needing to trim or cut pieces.  Each package contains 6 sheets of natural colored chipboard (5-3/4" x 13-3/4") and can be used with rule-based dies (Originals, Bigz, and Bigz XL dies).

    I then cut 4 pieces of DSP with the Top Note Die and adhered these pieces to both sides of the covers with Tombow adhesive.  The pages are Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock.  I found that 10-12 pages creates a nice-sized book.  I used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the corner, and tied it together with riboon or a binder ring.

    Our Handmade Gift will be created using the Holiday Treasures DSP and Winter Post stamp set to make a vintage-feel book.  My class participants can use the book for recipes, photos, etc.

    Below is a picture of a Wish List mini scrapbook featuring the Ski Slope DSP and rub-ons:

    Dear Santa 

    I gave the book below to my mother at Thanksgiving.  She passed it around and had everyone write down one thing that they were thankful for.  It made a great keepsake of the day and she can always add pictures later.

    Give Thanks 

    These mini books are so easy to make!  If you make one for yourself, I'd love to see it.

    Happy Stampin'






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    Handmade Holiday Gifts

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     Here are the projects that we will be making at my upcoming Handmade Holiday Gifts classes.  There are still a few spots remaining in both sessions, so email me by Wednesday if you would like to attend.

    Handmade Holiday Gifts Class---$25  

    All supplies are included

    WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 120 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN

    WHEN:  2 Sessions Available

    Friday, December 5th from 7pm--9pm

    Saturday, December 6th from 2pm--4pm

    You've already seen the tutorial for the lip balm holder, and I'll be sharing more sneak peeks of the other projects throughout this week.


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