Everyone needs a few ideas for quick gifts during the holidays. The hot cocoa holder could easily hold homemade cocoa mix. The candy cane holder can be adjusted for any size. The treat topper can go an just about any size bag! Fill it with homemade goodies or prepackaged items and top it off with this bit of Wow. These items are also wonderful for kids to make. Keep them busy with some fun crafting time!
This calendar flip card uses the Stampin' Up! LIfe is Beautiful set. It is a great gift idea for co-workers or someone who has space for a desktop calendar. You can use extra stamps to add seasonal flair, but it's not necessary. It's cute with just the tree! I post all instructions in my newsletter so sign up for exclusive access to the files. You can do that from my blog. greenthumbstampers.com
I thought it was time for something a little different on my Tuesday video. Don't get me wrong, I love showing you guys different fun folds. BUT! There is more to this craft than just cards. I don't branch out much from cards because I love them, but occasionally I'll show something different like the boxes and such.
Did I ever tell you how I got started in stamping? I got invited to a workshop at my friend Chris' house. I just went to see what it was all about and was instantly hooked!! Instantly Jill?? Yep! I did dabble in some over the counter products until I understood that buying coordinating products was easier than trying to match ink with paper. Plus, you get a whole stamp set of images and not just one here and there that you need to try and make something out of..
So back to me being hooked! It was making that sample card Melony had prepped for Chris' guests. My whole life I had been a letter writer to my Grandma, and my Dad when he lived away. Then I walked into a Hallmark store! I could feel the store light up and I think I heard the music proclaiming that I had found my happy place! I'd spend hours in the card stores, any store as their popularity grew. Funny cards (and some naughty ones too) found their way to my card stash. I just knew that I was going to own a Hallmark store!! Everyone needed to love cards like I do!
Well, years passed and I ended up in Kalamazoo where "Don" had the monopoly on the Hallmark stores. I also realized I wasn't quite the business owner I would need to be. Who knew there was such thing as taking inventory!!! Oh ya, and I needed money, DUH!
So fast forward to about 16 years ago when I went to that workshop at Chris'. That's when I was hooked. I just knew that this would be the closest thing to owning my Hallmark store!!! I didn't have to take inventory, (that's a problem still, and another post!) and I could make whatever kind of card I needed. Fast forward again to 2019 when I decided to retire and give Stampin' UP! as a business a try! It's hard for me, I'm not going to lie!! I just know I have to keep on pushing forward and hope that I stay consistent enough to get my name out there and get some customers/followers. I am still trying to balance the cardmaking and business because I don't want to lose the love of what got me started. So friends, I added a treat box this week to show you there's more to this than just cards!
Creativity is like a seed,
it will bloom
Let's Be Creative!