9.10.2012

It's Time To Start Thinking about Holiday Gifts! {Comment to Win}

Everyone loves getting those special gifts that someone made just for you. You know that the giver spent time thinking about you during the creative process, and these gifts, while often less expensive than their store bought brethren, are cherished forever by the recipients. Given pride of place on fireplace mantels and bedroom dressers, used frequently with love, each time this gift is enjoyed the recipient stops to think of the giver. These connections can't be bought at a mall, can't be selected with a gift card, can't be duplicated at all.

The Stampendous! Design Team is making gifts by hand this year, and we're forging those special ties with our loved ones this season.  Each day this week we'll bring you some clever and creative ideas for making some of your own gifts this year. We hope we inspire and delight you with these ideas. Saturday, the whole gang will be back with more inspiration and creativity in a super fun blog hop with prizes to be won!

Here is my project for today's kick of of Holiday Gift week using the super cute Cling Icing Fluffles and the Cling You're the Icing Sentiment stamp.  I have created a fun set of birthday cards to give.  Giving handmade cards in sets for others to give to friends and family is a fun way to use your creativity and let the gift keep on giving!


Cupcake Card Set


I began with a simple, but fun design using premade card bases by Recollections for Michael's.  I also used some premade tags to keep the process even quicker!  I stamped and colored my image, added a bit of floss and sparkle, and stamped and adhered the sentiment with foam tape on each card for a fun set of birthday cards!


Cupcake Birthday card



You're the Icing on the Cupcake Card Set


Today we also have four of our team sharing with you:




And of course there will be prizes!! Be sure to visit the blogs we list each day and comment on each one! We'll be drawing for some of our favorite stamps for gift giving!

46 comments:

  1. super cute card set...love the tag and twine and who can resist cupcakes?! happy monday!

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  2. Just love the way your tags turned out. I would have neve thought of stamping off your tak and partially on the tag. It looks great!

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  3. These are just absolutely adorable!!

    xErin

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  4. Too cute!!! Love me some cupcakes! I have started to collect jam jars - not sure what I will do with them, but I am sure they will be perfect for Christmas :)

    Deanne :)

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  5. I did something similar for my mother a few years ago but I presented them inside a decorated box. I should do this again and refill her box.

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  6. such a cute card set...love that cute little sentiment...fun design...

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  7. I love card sets!
    And yours are adorable :)
    Thinking of making card sets for Christmas this year to give.

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  8. I just love this cat! I love giving sets of cards to people, and whoever you give your set too is in for a treat because they are soooo cute!

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  9. What a cute card! I love the use of twine!

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  10. Cute cards! Love the tags - these would make a great gift!

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  11. A card set is such a great idea for gift giving. Love that adorable kitty!

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  12. super cute jingle!!1 Love the design with the tag!!

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  13. What a great gift idea..love that cute kitty !

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  14. Birthday cards are a great idea--so are thank you cards.

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  15. I love this cute card set! Great gift idea, too.

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  16. great idea Jen, now I have to go check the others out!
    have a great week!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  17. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  18. well i love anything with a kitty :)
    these are super cute!!!

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  19. Such a yummy cupcake! Who can resist a cupcake topped with an adorable kitty...great card.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  20. Adorable card set...like how you kept it simple to mass produce and how you made the image come off of the tag.

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  21. Cute card set. Love the stamps you used. Iris

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  22. So fun! I love that Cupcake stamp!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Cute set and great idea using the tags. I'm all for anything that speeds up the process a little.

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  24. So cute!! I love them. I have a friend's birthday coming up that would love one of these :)

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  25. Great idea and by starting now I can take my time doing it. TFS.

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  26. what a great gift that would make!!!! so cute and sweet

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  27. Very cute cards and great gift idea!

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  28. So Cute! I love this little Stampendous round cat. I rarely think of using a tag as a feature part of a card, but I love it on yours sweet birthday set and what a nice gift. We all need bday cards. I've gone to gifting little card sets to some of the ladies I run around with. And they love getting them. Thanks for a chance to win some great Stampendous stamps.

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  29. What a great gift. Everyone needs birthday cards. Great idea.

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  30. Love your idea. And such a beautiful. Card

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  31. This is an adorable gift set. You can never have too many birthday cards sitting around:-)

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  32. Awe. These are so sweet. Love where you placed the gems.

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  33. I love giving out card sets at the holidays to all my family and friends. Your set is so dang cute! Thanks for sharing

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