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!)
I would LOVE to give away a stamp set to some of you but will need your participation in order to do so!
Please comment below and share your email address if you would like to win. Tell me which stamp set you like best by heading over to the Spellbinders “Coming Soon” section and picking out a set that speaks to your creative life and tell me why and how you intend to use it. Winners will be emailed at the end of January!
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.