Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gifts? Where?

Did someone mention gifts? Well, it's that time of year (yes, I know!) to start *thinking* about gifts... teacher gifts, Christmas gifts, Halloween treats, Hey, it's Wed. gifts, etc. Last year I had a class every month starting in August through November that was all about gifts. Little gifts, big gifts, whatever. Just ideas! Most of the ideas come from Splitcoast... that place is AWESOME. Have you looked in the gallery under "Anything but a card?" Anyway, since the classes were so popular, I was requested to do them again this year...and well, I LOVE to make gifts, so here we are. Last night was my first one for this season. We made 3 gifts. All the ladies were very quick at them.


The first is a sampling of magnets. These are the clear ones that you make from Floral marbles. We used the set Tagger's Dozen and a 1" circle punch.

Beaded Pen & Post-it note holder:

You've seen a similar post-it note holder from me. I just love the polka dot thing. And I thought I'd surprise my customers and NOT use purple for a change! Tricky, eh? LOL.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Polka Dot background, Big Deal Alphabet
Ink: Purely Pomegranate Ink, White Craft (white embossing powder)

Tutorial for the beaded pen can be found here.

Lastly, we did nugget boxes. Mainly because I have a baby shower (remember? for my SIL) this weekend that I wanted to make these for. The tutorial for these (and different sizes ones, too) can be found here.

These are cute little boxes that hold 3 Hershey's nuggets. The nuggets are wrapped with stamped Avery Labels. Here's the one we did for the class last night in Soft Sky with the So Swirly wheel.
The stamp from the tag is from a Level 3 hostess set.

For my SIL's shower, I'm making PINK ones... and I used the retired SU! baby rattle wheel. I need to make a few more of these before Saturday!

Anyway, there you have it 3 gift ideas that don't take much time to make but are so appreciated when received!

I hope some of these ideas help you do your gift giving this fall and Holiday season!


Jenn said...

OH, the nuggets as a baby-shower favor . . genious! they'll be a huge hit! Your notepad's adorable. . .way to get out of purple! ;)

stamp-chick said...

I would love to know what other gifts you do. I do a gift "camp" each year and I am fresh out of ideas.
I've made the pop top cans, nugget box, stamped silk scarves, english crackers, etc. I desperately need ideas, hope you can help.