Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homemade Gifts with Stampendous

 

This week the Stampendous Design Team is bringing Homemade gift ideas to your doorstep. The holidays are just around the block and we want you all to have some ideas up your sleeves.

Today Wendy Jordan and I have the stage, so be sure to stop by her blog too! There will be prizes so be sure to comment as well!

I combined some of the best ways to create a gift, the most traditional ones. The key to making this quick is to use Stampendous Jumbo sets with the Background Stamps. Let's jump through my idea, shall we?

 

I made a purse sized calendar with a pencil included. :) The cover is stamped with the Jumbo Dogwood and quickly colored with three Copic marker colors. Then some dabbling of Zip-Dry glue  in the centers to add some Fun Flock from the Over the Rainbow Flock and Glitter Kit by Stampendous. While that was drying I made a mask by stamping onto a large sticky note and cutting it out. I added the mask and then stamped the Lacey Background stamp with VersaMark Watermark pad and sprinkled Topaz PearLustre Powder after removing the mask. Heat emboss with a heat tool. The sentiment is from the Garden Beauty Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, stamped in Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko, framed with black cardstock and popped up to allow space for the Woven Burlap ribbon to tie it closed.

For the inside, I grabbed a free 2013 calendar and reduced it by about 49% so that it would fit into an A6 (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inch card). I kept the printouts stacked and just cut them excess paper off with a utility knife and straight edge ruler (yes, my see-through one). I divided them into four sets and ran my perforating blade on my Rotary handle cutter across the top of each one and then put them all back together with a couple of staples. They are forever adhered to the inside with i {heart} papers, tacky tape. For the pencil holder, I folded up some more cardstock and glued it down just low enough from the top fold to keep the pencil from falling out while closed. The cover base is 6 1/2 inches by 9 inches and scored across the middle at the 4 1/2 and 4 3/4 inch marks. When folded it will be an A6 size card. Slide it into an envelope and mail it out for a gift. Voila!


Now it's time to hop on over to Wendy's blog or if you came from her blog hop on over to Stampendous' blog.


Details:
Stamps: Garden Beauty (Stampendous), Lacey Background (Stampendous), Jumbo Dogwood (Stampendous)
Paper: Kraft (Wausau), Cream (Wausau), Black (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Pad (Tsukineko), Copic Markers
Accessories: Over the Rainbow Kit (Stampendous), Topaz PearLustre Powder (Stampendous), Woven Burlap ribbon (May Arts), tacky tape (I {heart} papers), dimensional adhesive dots, score board (Martha Stewart)


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27 comments:

  1. Love the calendar.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I love this idea! as someone who is lost without my calender i would love to get this as a gift

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  3. What a very pretty and useful little calendar. Love how you used Fun Flock.

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  4. nice information keep it up best of luk! nice working i love your work stay happy:)
    christmas gifts

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  5. What a beautiful little calander. Iris

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  6. You are so clever! Wonderful idea--love it!

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  7. Great idea! Love the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I've given all my friends little post it note holders so now I can start over & give them all little calendars to go with them. Thanks for the idea, and I love the quote you used.

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  9. Love your colorful and fun calendar!! Perfect gift idea!

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  10. First TFS. I'll have to start by making a test one for Me!

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  11. That is pretty amazing! I love the sentiment and the dogwood stamp, both are stunning.

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  12. Wow now this is a great gift for the holidays. Great pick in the flower. TFS AJ-

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  13. Wonderful idea for a mailable gift!

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  14. Great, practical gift, you could easily mass produce these, and I'm LOVE that great background stamp/texture on the front!

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  15. It's perfect Janelle. What a useful gift too. And I have a jumbo cling.;) I do calendars for family at Christmastime and I'm always compelled to add the holidays. Not to mention, the calendar always has a theme, the wedding of the previous year or this year it will be the new addition to my daughter's family (a photo on every month). With stamping and coloring the holidays and seasons, it's so very time consuming. Maybe I need to scale down. Thanks for this great inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win some great Stampendous stamps.

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  16. Love the cover of your purse calendar. I really like the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Janelle, this is fantastic! I love the look of the fun flock in the flower centers and the lace background in topaz embossing powder.

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  18. This is such a great idea for all my friends for the holidays coming up! Love that you included a little pencil!

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  19. Beautiful cover and calendar! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful cover and calendar! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a great gift idea!!! And beautiful too! Great work, Janelle!

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  22. Terrific gift idea, Janelle! Everyone needs a calendar for those silly and terrific appointments we all have!

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