Holiday Gift Card Holder!

I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving!  In case you're not out shopping today, or need gift card holders for all the gift cards that you bought while out shopping, here is an easy to make gift card holder.

I also hope that you've been enjoying the other ideas that I've been posting of easy things that you can make for the holidays and your holiday gift giving.  I've posted several little gifts that are great for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, your friends, etc. and now with this little gift card holder, hopefully you're well on your way to making some fun and creative gifts!

Here is the outside of the gift card holder…


And here is the inside.  This little gift card holder was really easy to make and has only a little stamping (the snow flakes on the background).  The other elements are from our Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle Kit!  So these great kits are not just for scrapbooking!  I'll post a couple cards that I made using the same kit soon!

Supplies used:

Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit #115696

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper #115672

Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #109034

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #102277

Top Note Big Shot Die #113463

Pretties Kit (half pearl)  #109114

Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set #115438

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430


To place an order and start making your holiday projects click here, or call or email me!

Posted on : Nov 27 2009

Holiday Card Tin Class 11-09

Here is the tin that we made in my Holiday Card Tin class this week.



Supplies used:

Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper #115676

Ruby Red Card Stock #102030

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

Round Tab Punch #108340

Delightful Decorations Stamp Set #116517

Ornament Punch #116794

Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #109025

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023

Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker #100075


To place an order for your holiday supplies, click here or call or email me!

Posted on : Nov 21 2009

School Excursions!

I was lucky enough to be able to go on two school excursion this week.  One with Craig to the Urban Garden Center, and one with Jacie to the Lyon Arboritum.  Here are a couple pictures that I thought I would share with you!  Enjoy!


Here is a cute shot of my little Craigie boy!  He is such a good boy and loves learning about plants and animals!



Here are a couple pictures of some beautiful flowers that we have here in Hawaii, and not to rub it in to those of you in cold climates, we're still in the 80s everyday!



And here is my sweet little Jacie!  She is little, but can you believe the size of that leaf?!?


Have a GREAT weekend!

Posted on : Nov 20 2009

Holiday Stamp Camp 11-09

Welcome to our group's fourth annual Holiday Stamp Camp!!  We had such a fun day!  Everyone stamped four projects, had the opportunity to see a demonstration of the new My Digital Studio software, had a chance at fabulous door prizes, participated in a silent auction for great Stampin' Up! products and hand made treasures, had a yummy lunch, and just got to have fun crafting and socializing with old and new friends!


Here is the check in table before our guests started arriving!


Here is a close up of the guest bags filled with all kinds of goodies as well as project packets for the four projects that they made that day!


Here is the darling little welcome sign that Brenda made to welcome all of our guests to Stamp Camp!  Too cute!!


And everyone got to choose a favor when they checked in.  The favors were also made by our very talented Brenda!


Here are the door prizes that await some lucky stampers!!


Card entries for our card contest.  Everyone votes on their favorite card and the card with the most votes is the winner!


Some great samples to be inspired by!


Jane did a My Digital Studio demonstration for anyone wanting to learn more about this great new software.  She had great samples and was able to project the screen images up onto the wall for better viewing! 


Jane created this picture with her My Digital Studio and then put it in this beautiful frame.  Love it!


Here are Blake and Krista, two sisters enjoying their stamping time together!


Happy stampers busy creating their holiday projects!


And more happy stampers!



And the winners are…congratulations gals!!


And finally, the projects!


Simply Said 2010 Desk Calendar designed by Naoko.


Patterned Pines Treat Bag designed by Jenn.



O Christmas Tree Gift Card Holder designed by Sonya.



Sweet Season Tag Tote lead by Shelby.


Our fourth annual Holiday Stamp Camp was so fun and a great way to spend the day crafting with friends.  If you're interested in attending one of our future Stamp Camps, or would like information on joining our group and participating in putting on future camps, please feel free to call or email me!! 



Posted on : Nov 20 2009

Sweet Season – Sweet Gift

In an effort to be "green" I have been saving nice containers with the hopes that I can use them for something useful in the future.  Here is a little treat gift that I made from a container that once contained cashews bought from Costco.  I know a lot of people think it's a hassle to get the labels off, but I use Goo Gone, get the label off, and then just wash in hot soapy water.


To decorate I used the following supplies:

Merry Moments Designer Series paper #115672

Sweet Seasons Stamp Set #116471

Real Red Card Stock #102482

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128

Scallop Edge Punch #112091

Wide Oval Punch #112082

Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon #115617


To place an order so you can start making your holiday projects, click here, or call or email me and I'll help you decide
what you need!

Posted on : Nov 20 2009

Mini Tote and Cards Class 11-4-09

Here is the little mini tote and mini note cards that we made at at this class!



This is the outside of the tote and samples of the mini note cards and envelopes that we stamped.


And this is the inside of the tote.  It folds out and reveals pockets for your mini note cards and envelopes!

Supplies Used:

Night & Day Designer Series Paper # 116768

Basic Black Card Stock #102851

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad #101179

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set  #115030

1 1/4" Circle Punch #104403

1 3/8" Circle Punch #104401

Scallop Circle Punch #109043

1/2" Circle Punch #104390

Build-A-Brad #109128

Mini Square Envelopes #107308


This little tote makes a great gift.  I'm making some for the kids' teachers.  If you'd like to make some of these cute little totes, click here to place an order, or if you'd prefer, give me a call or send me an email to place your order, and I'll send you the directions!

Posted on : Nov 14 2009

Craft Fair Items

I really enjoy doing craft fairs during the holidays, and that means making a lot of items to sell.

Here is what I have so far.  I'm making more things and will post pictures when I'm done with them. 


These little gifts have two little bottles of lotion in them.  The lotion is called Avojuice and is made by OPI, the company that make the fingernail polish.  They are the special limited edition holiday scents, Merry Berry and Pumpkin Spice.


These are calendars with a magnet on the back so you can hang them on the fridge or filing cabinet!





Holiday Gift Card Holders


And a restaurant gift card holder!


Check my calendar, and if you get a chance come see me at one of my craft fairs!!

Posted on : Nov 13 2009

TGIF Christmas Favor!

Here is another favor that I made that is oh so easy to make and makes a nice teacher, co-worker, neighbor, etc. gift!


Supplies used:

Tree Trimmings stamp set #116722

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper #115672

Real Red card stock #102482

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #102277

Fancy Favor Big Shot Die #115965

Silver Brads (on the sides to hold on handle) #104336

Clear Rhinestone Brads #113144

Silver Elastic Cord #109866

Want to make some of these cute little favors?  Click here to place an online order, or if you'd rather, call me or send me an email!!

Posted on : Nov 13 2009

11-10-09 Stamp-A-Stack!

Here are the cards that we made in my November 10th, Stamp-A-Stack.  Everyone made 10 cards, two of each design.  Enjoy!


This card uses the Medallion background stamp and the greeting is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set.  I have a hard time thinking of masculine cards so this was my attempt at one!


This Thanksgiving card uses the Autumn Splendor and Falling Leaves stamp sets.


This card uses the Delightful Decorations stamp set (one of my favorites this year), and the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.


This card uses the Wandering Words stamp set and again the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.


This card uses the A Brand New Year stamp and Circle Circus stamp set.


If you are interested in coming to one of my Stamp-A-Stacks, or purchasing packets, please call or email me!


Posted on : Nov 12 2009

Merry Christmas Tags Tote!

Happy Fabulous Friday!!  Every year I tell myself that I am going to make home made tags for my Christmas gifts, and every year I wait too long and end up using store bought tags. 

So this year, I'm starting early and I designed a little tote to put my tags in.  This would make a nice gift as well as being functional for myself!!


Here is the outside of the tote and two of the 12 tags that I made for the tote.



Here is the inside.  I made a couple little pockets to hold all of the tags. 

Supplies Used:

Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set #115438

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #102977

Bordering Blue Card Stock # 102630

Bordering Blue Classic Stampin' Pad #102265

Naturals White Card Stock #102316

Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #109036

Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319

Large Oval Punch #107305

Scallop Circle Punch #109043

1 3/8" Circle Punch #104401

Two Tags Die #115954

If you'd like to place an order, click here.  Place an order of any size with me, and I'll send you the instructions for this cute little tote and tags!

Posted on : Nov 06 2009