I am not sure about you but I love to give AND receive handmade gifts. There is a part of yourself that gets permanently placed into a handmade gift for a loved one. Whether it be the tissue paper rose your second grader gives you or a time consuming crocheted blanket from your mother (thanks Mom!) or a plate of cookies from a thoughtful neighbor. These tokens of ourselves and our time leave lasting impacts on those we gift to. Somehow it means more to get handcrafted goods.
Now – I do NOT want to shame or guilt those out there that don’t give or make handcrafted goods because you can totally be like me and bring a plate of store bought treats to parties and tell people you made them without guilt. Seriously, you have permission. Totally not a big deal. In fact! Go a step further and throw one of these stamps on a blank tag and make people truly believe that you made them!
My point is – go make something! I tried to get a little range in this new stamp collection and I hope there is something for every hand made gift giver out there.
Here are some of the tags, cards and even wrapping paper I whipped together in the last week and have plans for many more.
I hope to hear from you all and that you tell me which speak most to your CREATIVE gift giving self! I hope something stands out to you and that you make great use of it in your efforts to give a piece of yourself by making handcrafted items for your loved ones…
(or store bought with a handmade card of deceit like me!)
OK Dudes, that is all for me for now. I should probably go make more cute tags with the stamps I haven’t featured yet but I have got hungry kids and an antsy husband on his day off and we are heading to the beach for a picnic lunch! Check out the Spellbinders website for all of the stamps!
Now, do that now please. Hurry. Bye.
White Cardstock; 110 lb; Assorted Colored Cardstock; Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Palette, The Classics; Staz-On Stamp Pad; Vellum; Sakura, Gelly Roll Pens; Bakers Twine