You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.
Give the Gift of Giving
It’s a wonderful feeling to give to others during the Holidays, right? BUT…I can do better than that. Instead of just giving this year, I plan to give the gift of giving. I can see you pulling to the front of your chair and scratching your head. “What’s this all about, Brian?” Well, this year I’m blessing all my loved ones with a box of gift tags so they’ll remember to give me lots of gifts during the Holidays – 12 tags means 12 gifts, right? I can be so selfless sometimes.
I created twelve “12 Days of Christmas” gift tags (I’m sharing all of them tomorrow, so please come back for the spectacle of it all) that fit perfectly inside this half-sized wood mount stamp case:
How could my loved ones forget what’s inside when the outside is so neatly labeled on the spine and front of the case? I lined the case with Whisper White paper. I stamped TAGS with the Skinny Mini alphabet stamp set along the spine and added a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack to the front with the word “Christmas” from 12 Days of Christmas and “TAGS” cropped from my Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies. It’s a perfect reminder of all the gift-giving that’s about to happen. Woo hoo for me! 🙂
The inside piece is cut from a 12″ x 12″ piece of Whisper White that measures 3-1/4″ x 11-1/4″. You could use 8-1/4″x 11″, but one side will be 1/4″ short (perfect if you aren’t stocked up on 12″ x 12″ paper). I scored the long piece at 5″ from each side for the perfect insert to the stamp case.
So, there you have it – my idea for spreading the joy of giving to all those I know. Let the shopping begin!
Stamp Sets: Skinny Mini Alphabet, 12 Days of Christmas Papers: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green Accessories: Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die, Half Cases Wood Mount Stamp Case
Sneak Peek. Here’s a sneak Peek at some of the tags that fit nicely inside the case. Again, I’ll be sharing all of the tags tomorrow, so please come back!
I am so proud of my InKing Royalty Team – we have assembled an amazing community of new demonstrators and rejoins who love making cards and other paper crafts. Some members are hobbyists. Some members are actively building a business. All members are enjoying every minute of this journey.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
- Candy Ford at StampCandy
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
- Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp