'Quickie' gifts & such...

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Posted 9/27/2012 by looser in General Stamping
 

looser
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Posted: 9/27/2012 3:49:05 PM
The inspiration for this thread is courtesy of 2 of our fellow StamPeas--Meechelle & Beady.

For Michelle's Santa Swap, we are asked to include a handmade gift--not necessarily stamped--along with the other goodies.

Beady started & re-upped a thread on the site we both frequent. It is about doing 'quickie' gifts using our crafting materials & skills.

While I use the word 'quickie' in the subject line, this discussion & share is not just about doing gifts that are quick, but feel free to post about any gifts you make.



Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:09:14 PM
Ha! I just had this very thing come up this evening. Had to run to the drugstore to get a fancy chocolate bar and "wrapped" it with something pretty and crafty for a last minute gift!

(I took photos but won't have time to process them until later this weekend... I'll try to remember to share.)



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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:21:12 AM
Excellent example, Anne! Sometimes the handmade wrapping/packaging is part of the gift.

And your goodie jar is an excellent example of using our craft to turn 'trash' into 'Tiffany'. I added some suggestions along with my praise for this project. So lovely!

Two 'quickie' ideas I'm playing with currently... Turning stamped craftfoam into wearable embellishments & altering sheet magnet.

For the CF pieces I'm doing the stamping, embossing, punching & yadda, yadda. Some of the results get jewelry findings to become earrings & brooches. Others are 'pure' CF & become 'button-holers' & scarf slides.

With the magnet sheet I start with those freebie ones that advertise whatever. I paint or cover the original advertisment, then diecut, emboss, stamp, etc.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 9/28/2012 10:39:14 AM
Ages ago, I stamped on tiles to make coasters or trivets. They were received pretty well. Some people are still using theirs, and at least one person must have cleaned them with a harsh cleaner and the ink (stazon + chalk inks/ sharpies) came totally off even with sealer.

I love Anne's jar with matching card, and I like the idea of "wrapping" something to make it special.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 9/28/2012 11:08:29 AM
LOL, Heidi! There is such a thing as 'too' clean, hain't. Trivets/Coasters is a great idea. A great alternative to the tiles would be the terracotta saucers for flowerpots. They come in lots of diameters & are reasonably priced. You can find plastic versions, too, but I prefer the ceramic ones since they can take heat.

And speaking of flowerpots... Those are great to stamp on, too!

TFS, Heidi!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:50:03 PM
I've beem working on stamping on tiles for coasters. I am also working on some card sets of various occasions for my grandmas for Christmas.
I've been scouring the internet for other ideas that would be fun for gifts.
Here's one I found while browsing the gallery the other day. I hope the Pea doesn't mind that i linked her project here. I thought it was such a neat idea!

candy sleeves from toilet paper rolls

Great thread Daniel. I'm hoping more will post ideas to this


LeighAnn

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Posted: 9/29/2012 8:47:48 AM
TFS, LeighAnn. I left the artist a praise/comment. I was expecting to see something like what the British call 'crackers' (round rather than flattened). Her approach is novel.

I'm definitely liking the recycle & inexpensive materials nature of our made gifts.



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Posted: 9/29/2012 12:18:32 PM
I too recycled some advertiment magnets. I create a couple small magnets with stamped images.

Sorry I am having troubles posting in the gallery so HERE is my blog link (see end of post).


...Jan
Blog: http://farnorthdesigns.blogspot.com/


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Posted: 9/29/2012 9:12:24 PM
Jan's link didn't work for me but I think this is it...


Here's mine: Last Minute Gift Idea



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Posted: 9/30/2012 9:02:31 AM
let's try this link for Farnorth's blog post. worth a look!

Gift magnets


The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.

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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:22:41 PM
Thanks ladies for helping with the link! I sure am having linking issues. Can I blame in on the snow we are having this morning? LOL, yes it is here.



...Jan
Blog: http://farnorthdesigns.blogspot.com/


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:46:51 PM
Once I found some cute chopsticks with included chopstick holders that were in shape of a dragonfly. I thought they'd be so cute as magnets and gifts, so I just glued a magnet on the back to use as a magnet on our fridge and gave a few out as gifts. I will say that if they fall off the fridge, the dragonfly's "tail" WILL break off....


Melissa
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