Crafty Friends Gift Guide 2018

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It’s that exciting time of year again when all the crafty sales are upon us!  I thought it would be fun to do another installment of my Crafty Friends Gift Guide.  I have a list of 10 gift ideas for the crafty people in your life or for yourself.  These are items that either you or a friend would not normally think to buy.  Kind of those crafty fun “extras”.  Included on this list are new favorites of mine that I have worked with this past year and some old favorites that I would always recommend.

You can read my summary below  or watch the video HERE where I go through and do a “show and tell”. I have also listed everything at the very bottom of this post with links to multiple shops.  Feel free to leave a comment or email me with any questions you may have.  Enjoy!

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

(click on the images to be brought to the website where products may be found)

I recently got the Gemini for an early Christmas present and honestly don’t know what I did without it LOL!  This electric die cutting machine has a higher price point, but is worth every penny.  I love the larger platform and how well it cuts through those intricate dies.

The little Sidekick is a great option for the crafty friend who has everything.  I like that it sits on your desk and you can quickly cut those tiny hearts and stars on the spot.

My old friend–this minty diamond not only looks great on your desk, it has a magnet to keep all your loose dies together.

 

My new friend–this tool will quickly and easily pop out all those little pieces from your intricate dies.  A great time saver!

 

I love wooden stamps and this tool helps me line them up perfectly to stamp on my cards.  I have a video HERE where I demonstrate how it works.  A great gift would be to include this along with a few cute wooden stamps in a little basket.

 

 

Another great option for the friend who has everything.  These markers allow you to color and blend all with one pen.  I have another video HERE where I show them in action.  This pack of basic primary colors is a great one to start with, but they also have the big one which I have linked below with all the colors.

 

If you’ve used the clear sparkle pens from Spectrum Noir, you’ll love these.  They add sparkle as well as bright colors to your stamped flowers and other images.  Great for people that can’t get the hang of water coloring (like me 🙂 )

Lots of dedicated Happy Planner users have been waiting for this craft themed planner.  I can’t wait to use mine starting Jan. 1!  How about that little Raskog cart image?!

 

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I’ve discussed in this post about magazines as a great way to learn more about cardmaking and papercrafting.  A subscription would be a great gift for that crafty friend.  Here are links to a couple of options:

 

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Scrapbook & Cards Today

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This adorable storage container looks great and holds a ton of stuff.  I use mine for wood veneers, acrylic words and other small embellishments.  Plus, it’s so fun to open and close!


 

Below is a summary of all the products I discussed in the video and above.  I have included links to multiple shops–AMZUS=Amazon, SBC=Scrapbook.com CRT=CreateForLess, BLT=Blitsy, BLIC=Blick Art

Amazon.com: Gemini Jr by Crafter’s…
[ AMZUS | CRT | SBC | BLT ]
Sizzix – Sidekick – Starter Kit -…
[ SBC | CRT | AMZUS ]
Spellbinders – Main Attraction -…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Die Brush with…
[ SBC | BLIC | CRT ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Die Brush and…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Oxide…
[ AMZUS | BLT | SBC ]
We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board
[ CRT | BLT | SBC ]
EK Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner
[ CRT | AMZUS ]
Chameleon Art Products Inc -…
[ SBC ]
Chameleon Art Products Inc -…
[ SBC | AMZUS | BLT ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle New Glitter…
[ AMZUS ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle 3 PC Glitter…
[ AMZUS ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers – Clear…
[ BLT | AMZUS ]
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir 12…
[ SBC ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens
[ BLIC ]
miss maker – me & my BIG ideas
[ MND ]
Bloom Embellishment Storage – Mint
[ BLT ]
We R Memory Keepers – Bloom…
[ SBC ]
We R Memory Keepers Bloom Storage – Mint
[ CRT ]

Clean & Simple Holiday

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Hi Everyone!

Last week was the latest Online Card Classes clean and simple class called Clean & Simple Holiday.  It was a super busy week, so I was only able to complete one project, but there are a lot of great ideas that I’m definitely going to refer back to.

I was inspired by Shari’s colored pencil technique on the back of vellum, so I used a background stamp from Hero Arts and heat embossed it in white for the technique.

Shari has a really nice clean and layered style, so I layered the sentiments with foam tape leaving lots of white space.

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I love the way this turned out.  A really great way to use background stamps you have in your stash.  Thanks for joining me today!

—SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Hero Arts Large Floral Background
[ AMZUS ]
Hero Arts- Season of Wonder…
[ SBC | AMZUS | CRT ]
Amazon.com: ColourBlend by Spectrum…
[ AMZUS ]
Stardream Metallic Jupiter (red)…
[ CTC ]
COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
[ CTC ]
Curious Translucent (Vellum) CLEAR…
[ CTC ]
Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
[ SBC | CRT ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS | SBC | MFT ]
WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
[ BLT | CRT | MFT | SBC ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ CRT | MFT ]
Scotch Products – Scotch -…
[ AMZUS | CRT ]
Glue Arts – Glue Glider Pro Plus -…
[ SBC | AMZUS | CRT ]
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
[ AMZUS ]
Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
[ CRT | BLT ]
Crafter’s Companion – Gemini Jr. -…
[ SBC | AMZUS | CRT ]
We R Memory Keepers Piercing Mat, 7…
[ AMZUS ]

Cheery Christmas

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Hi Everyone!

I’ve spent a lot of this weekend just having fun making Christmas cards.  I grab my big box of Christmas stamps, turn on a podcast (my new favorite is The Everyday Artist) and start creating.  It’s rare I get a whole day of uninterrupted creative time, but today was one of those days and it was great!    This card is an old favorite of mine that I actually created awhile back when I was on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design Team, so I made a couple more.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Cover Plate: Comic Strip die and just added in cute stamped images from some of my old favorites to all the sections.  The Santa and elf are from October Afternoon’ Cookies for Santa, the gift is from an old American Crafts set called Spritz, the candy is from Simon Says Stamp Candy Cane Christmas and the sentiment is from a Studio Calico/Mama Elephant Christmas set.

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I used the Color Theory inks from Studio Calico for the images.  I really like their vibrant colors for retro style Christmas cards.

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I used Zig Clean Color Brush Pens to color in the elf since they don’t go through the other side of the card like Copics.  This is a great option if you want to do one layer cards for Christmas but want to add some coloring.

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I like to keep tried and true designs on hand to make quick cards.  You never know when you’ll need a card this holiday season.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you were able to get some crafting done even if it was just for a little bit this weekend!

—SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Papertrey Ink – Cover Plate: Comic…
[ PPR ]
Perfect Match Hawaiian Shores…
[ PPR ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps CANDY CANE…
[ SSS ]
COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
[ CTC ]
Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
[ SBC | CRT ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS | SBC | MFT ]
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Mono Aqua Liquid Glue Carded – 1.69oz
[ BLT | BLIC | CRT | AMZUS | MFT ]
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
[ AMZUS | CRT | BLT ]
Crafter’s Companion – Gemini Jr. -…
[ SBC | CRT | BLT | AMZUS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Color Theory Ink Pad – Well Red -…
[ STC ]
Color Theory Ink Pad – Emerald City -…
[ STC ]
Color Theory Ink Pad – Something Blue…
[ STC ]

Frosty Snowflakes

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I love snowflake dies.  There are so many options for creating Christmas and winter cards for the whole season!  I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog today with this shimmery, layered card.  Head over there for all the details…..

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The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

—SUPPLIES—

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 14 pc. Mini…
[ CRT ]
Paper Accents Glitter Cardstock 8 1/2…
[ CRT ]
Nuvo Jewel Drops 1 oz. Sea Breeze
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko Tools Sponge Dauber Jumbo…
[ CRT ]
Sizzix Magnetic Die Brush Kit –…
[ CRT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT ]
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
[ CRT ]
Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
[ CRT ]
Tombow Adhesive Mono Runner Perm…
[ CRT ]
Xyron Creative Station 9″ Machine…
[ CRT ]

Merry and Bright


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I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog today with an easy Christmas project and video, including a simple design tip that makes all the difference.  Head over to the blog to see all the details.

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

—SUPPLIES—

Sizzix Stamp Jen Long Clear Seasonal…
[ CRT ]
Me&My Big Ideas Collection Create 365…
[ CRT ]
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaMarker Watermark Pen
[ CRT ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ CRT ]
Scotch Mounting Foam Tape .5 in. x…
[ CRT ]
EK Cutter Bee Scissors 5 in.
[ CRT ]
Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
[ CRT ]
Hero Arts Embossing Powder White 1oz…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink Pad Large…
[ CRT ]
We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
[ CRT ]

CutCardstock Project: Folk Art Christmas

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I love Folk Art images–especially on Christmas themed cards and decorations.  They remind me of a cozy,  snowy day sitting with a cup of hot chocolate and lots of magazines in front of a fire :).

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I used the free stamp set included in October’s Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine to create this clean and layered Christmas greeting.    Head over to my post at the CutCardstock blog to see how this project came together.

Thanks for stopping by!

–SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
[ CTC ]
Wild Cherry Card Stock for holiday…
[ CTC ]
Hero Arts – Dye Ink Pad – Shadow Ink…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
[ SBC | CRT ]
Cutter Bee – Scissors
[ SBC | BLT | AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS | SBC | MFT ]
We R Memory Keepers 660265 Precision…
[ AMZUS | CRT | SBC ]
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Scotch Products – Scotch -…
[ AMZUS | CRT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT | AMZUS ]
Tombow Mono Adhesive
[ BLIC | CRT | BLT | AMZUS | SBC ]
Post-It Note Labeling Tape 2 in. x…
[ CRT | AMZUS ]
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
[ AMZUS | CRT | BLT ]

Birthday Place Cards

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Place cards always make a table more fun!  I’m over at the Think Crafts Blog today with a sparkly project perfect for your next party table.  I used a fun heat embossing technique with these cute cupcake dies from Sizzix.  Head over to the post for more details.

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–SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Sizzix Die & Emboss Folder Courtney…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz….
[ CRT ]
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Modern…
[ CRT ]
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
[ CRT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT ]

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Layered, Embossed Wreath Card

 

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Hi Everyone!

I’m playing around with non-traditional Fall colors over at the Think Crafts blog today.  Head over there to see how this layered greeting came together.

–SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Sizzix Impresslits Emboss Folder…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Letter It Clear Stamp Set…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
[ CRT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT ]
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
[ CRT ]
Tombow Adhesive Mono Runner Perm…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
[ CRT ]
Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
[ CRT ]

Quick Greetings

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Having extra greetings on hand for those last minute occasions is always a good idea.  You never know when a friend or co-worker might need a little pick-me up or a happy note of congratulations.

The following text and list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

I’m making some clean, simple and quick cards over on the Think Crafts blog at CreateForLess today.  See how these cute cards came together using a stamp and die combo from Avery Elle.

–SUPPLIES–

Avery Elle Die Elle-Ments Simply Said…
[ CRT ]
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Simply Said You
[ CRT ]
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp/Die Panda…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
[ CRT ]
We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
[ CRT ]
Scotch Mounting Foam Tape .5 in. x…
[ CRT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT ]
Tombow Adhesive Mono Runner Perm…
[ CRT ]
Post It Full Adhesive Roll 1 x 400…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
[ CRT ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
[ CRT ]
Hero Arts Embossing Powder White 1oz…
[ CRT ]
Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
[ CRT ]
Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
[ CRT ]

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Retail Therapy

I’m over at the CutCardstock blog today working with the lovely Royal Sundance cardstock.  I love the combo of navy with kraft.  You can head over there to see all the details on this clean and simple card.

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–SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Curious Translucent (Vellum) CLEAR…
[ CTC ]
Basis LIGHT LIME 80# Cardstock 8.5×11…
[ CTC ]
Royal Sundance Linen MIDNIGHT BLUE 80…
[ CTC ]
Earthy Environment Discount for DIY…
[ CTC ]
COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
[ CTC ]
Sunny Studio Stamps – Clear Acrylic…
[ SBC ]
WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine…
[ AMZUS | BLT ]
Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
[ SBC | CRT ]
Cutter Bee – Scissors
[ SBC | BLT | AMZUS ]
We R Memory Keepers 660265 Precision…
[ AMZUS | CRT | SBC ]
WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | AMZUS ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
[ BLT | CRT | MFT | SBC ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ CRT | MFT ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
[ CRT | AMZUS ]
Glue Arts – Glue Glider Pro Plus -…
[ SBC | AMZUS | CRT ]
Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
[ AMZUS | CRT | BLT ]