I want to tell you a little story today about an incredibly talented woman who I’ve known for a very long time. For purposes of this story, let’s just call her “Mom.” When Mom makes the journey from Charleston, South Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia, she and I often spend lots of time stamping in the Fungeon (that’s the whimsical name I’ve given my stamping basement – it’s a bit of a dungeon, but it’s always fun).
Isn’t she beautiful?! While Hurricane Dorian made his way up the east coast earlier this month, Mom paid us a visit (I can always expect Mom to visit at least once during the annual hurricane season when she makes her way inland to avoid an aggressive storm). What fun! Because of some big projects at work, I wasn’t able to take off the whole week to hang out with her, so she was by herself for a while during the days.
While she was hanging out alone at the house, she wanted to make something, but she doesn’t always know where to start. That’s where Stampin’ Up! kits come in handy – they are great entertainment for stamping enthusiasts like Mom, and she could finish a project without much fuss. I gave Mom a choice of kits to play with, and she (very wisely) chose the Joy of Giving Tag Kit from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. I want to share a little bit about the kit, along with some of Mom’s feedback about it.
Joy of Giving Tag All-Inclusive Kit
Take your gifts from basic to brilliant with stepped-up handmade tags you create using the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. Each tag folds in half so you can stamp “to” and “from” on the inside. This is a great craft kit to have on hand for the gift-giving season. Here’s a look at the Joy of Giving Tag Kit:
- Supplies to make 30 tags (10 each of 3 designs)
- Joy of Giving Photopolymer Stamp Set (17 stamps)
- Shaded Spruce twine
- Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot
- Designer Box (Poppy Parade)
- Clear block
Here’s a look at the photopolymer stamp set that’s included in the kit:
These words and images will certainly come in handy even when all the tags are finished. I love all of the elements in this tag kit, but I really love this stamp set (that can be used over and over after the kit is complete)!
These are really great tags! Here’s a video Stampin’ Up! created to show you all of the items included in the kit:
And don’t forget – they all come with a Poppy Parade designer box that can be used throughout the year. They are all pretty wonderful, right? I love that they are all folded over so that personal messages can be added inside – but the shiny, pretty tag front is still on display.
I asked Mom for some comments about her experience putting together the kit. In her quiet, unassuming way, her response was, “It was really fun. I like it.” She wasn’t extremely thorough in her response, but I knew how much she loved making them as she held her decorative box full of tags. I was able to pull a little more information out of her with my high-pressure interrogation. Each of the tags incorporates a little gold flourish sticker that goes above and/or below most of the sentiments. Mom struggled with the stickers (they are super-thin and very sticky), but she still added them to most of the tags. Even the tags without the flourish, though, were quite stunning.
Mom asked if she could keep the box and tags – of course! She asked if she could keep the stamp set – we had to have a little talk about that one.
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