Gift Ideas

{A Christmas Star Ornament}

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This was a neat project sniffed out and sent to me by the lovely Jane.  The possibilities are endless with this one!  I very much like the idea of attaching this to a card and letting Rivetbudgetwise the recipent remove for an ornament/gift in one.

Change the colours around to make poinsettas, stars & flowers.  Add metallic Stampinuptagflowerembossing and more layers for an even more stunning look.

So this star is made using the two tag punches and vellum.  You can use either paper vellum or cardstock vellum and stamp it or not, as you choose.  I did stamp mine with En Francais in River Rock, but it's not showing very well in the photo.  Again this is such an easy, quick project, it's perfect for children.  For complete directions,email me.

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{A Flock of Angels Christmas Ornaments}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea IMG_5444_edited-1 I really enjoyed this little project and intend to let me three daughters make more of these.  How gorgeous would that be to have a tree covered in pastel-coloured angels?! 

These beautiful creatures are made with the stamp set Fabulous Flowers, and this project was created by Lorraine in New Jersey.  Her complete tutorial can be found here.  If you do a bit of search on her site, you can also find a similar project, but made into a tree rather than an angel.  Both very clever and super cute.  I just love to find ways to use my images and tools in "extra" ways!

The beads are from the Pretties Kit; you need both a large and a small pearl.  The cord is just some extra I had here – Order this set and mention this post, and I'll Stampinupflockofangels throw in a few metres of the cord for FREE. 

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{One of a Kind Gift}

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This is my Incentive Trip swap revisited.  I'm also going to use this as my Christmas cards this year – I love the idea of a little beatiful, fun card that also holds a tiny gift.  And what better than chocolate?  Okay, maybe money . . .

This little project uses the One of a Kind set and the matching punch, both of which will be deleted on November 30th.  This set wasn't really intended to be a Christmas set, but done up in the Purely Pomegranate, I think it could pass for poinsetta-like.  creative gift ideas

With the purchase of this set, I'd be happy to include complete directions for easy cardmaking stampin' Up! this card!

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{Scrapbooking Mini-Book Class}

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I really enjoy making these quick and easy little books!  Fill these with photos, recipes, embelishements, advice, etc.  You can make these as thick or as thin as you wish and any size.  Featured here is the Artfully Asian set, coloured in with the Stampin' Write Markers and then accented with Crystal Effects.  Crystal Effects leaves a scrapbooking classes Auckland dimensional, shiny look, making the flowers stand out and look "wet" or embossed.  The background is stamped with the Weathered background stamp, one that is overlooked but a really useful one!  It's really neat when layered with flowers if you enjoyed the aged, distressed, or heritage look.

The designer paper used here is Apple Cider, also used on a scrapbook page posted earlier in the month (scroll down for it).  These aren't colours that I would naturally think to combine . . which is one reason I love to use the papers: it makes the colour combination decision for you!  These particular papers will be retired in 6 days, so please order now!

The neat feature of this book is the double set eyelets.  This book uses four of the Stampin' Up! jumbo eyelets, so the back is as neat looking as the front. 

If you would like to make this project, contact me to set up a time.

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{Holiday Harmony Pop Can}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Here's version two of the pop can for this year.  (scoll down to see another design) So, depending on your mood, these can be bright and fun or more sophisticated.
 
The stamps used on this project are often missed in the catalogue because easy gift ideas handmadeit's such a small set.  It's called Snow Flurries and the words are from Short & Sweet.  If you love these colours, grab the papers now as they will be deleted Nov 30th!
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{Crazy for Christmas Gift}

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This is a fun and easy little gift for Christmas!  All you need is an double easy gift ideas handmade aero bar wrapped chocolate  bar and a few bits of paper and card!

Now that I have finally bought myself this set, I've used it heaps.  And now that I can replace markers individually (November's promotion), I've been far less stingy about letting my customers use them!  These cute trees were coloured in with various bright colours to match the Designer Series Paper and the wrapper with just a dash of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

The words are also in that Crazy For Christmas set.  Use your marker to stamp out just a portion of your stamp, giving you greater flexibility with the images you already own.  Markers available as singles just until November 30th! 

If you are overwhelmed by which colours to order, here are my top ten suggestions:

1. Chocolate Chip

2. Real Red

3. Old Olive

4. Basic Black

5. Bashful Blue

6. Summer Sun

7. Regal Rose

8. Certainly Celery

9. Mellow Moss

10. Elegant Eggplant

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{All in the Family}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea This was a super fun class I did last year, but thought it was worth revisiting.  My scrapbookers adore this set, but it can be used for so much more!  I think all children love to build people as well.

Here we have stamped on Shrink Plastic, available at most any craft stores, with  Jet Black Staz-on.  I have then coloured in the images with the Watercolour Easy handmade gift ideaPencils (page 150), punched out the images with large punches (or you could just cut them out), and shrunk them down with a heat tool.  These charms are just adorable!  You can then use as page embellishments, zipper pulls, earrings if you are really adventurous . . . !

Purchase the All in the Family set and the Watercolouor Pencils and receive the Jet Black Staz-On FREE!  Offer valid through tomorrow Sunday November 16th!

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{Altered Tin}

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RivetgreatgiftideaAhh, it was SUCH fun to make this tin.  I felt that little thrill in my heart when researching and designing this little guy – 3D items are definately my "thing".  These ones were a special treat for my class attendees – these are altoid tins Jared brought back from Utah a few months back.  Most of the contents had been emptied out due to weight, but there were a few for the ladies to sample.

The covering of the tin anIMG_5346_edited-1d the embellishments are done with the Dashing papers, the Season of Joy stamp set, and the Tags for all stamp set.  Both sets are avaiable for just a few more weeks (both in the spring mini catalogue).  I'll miss that tree – it's just fantastic!

Altoid-tin We even stamped up a little piece of tissue paper and wrapped up a few wee Christmas tags, made super easy with a stamp set specifically designed for tags! 

Sooo, I had just enough tins with a red rim for the class.  Lo and behold, I did a cleanout of my craft closet yesterday, and found three more!  So for TODAY, the first three people to email me with orders $50 or more will get one of these fab little tins for FREE!  Today, Monday November 10th until midnight!

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