Friday, November 09, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gift Blog Hop


Welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps
Design Team Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!

The Design Team will be sharing hand-made holiday gifts with you during the hop. It is not too early to start making your holiday cards, gifts, gift warp, and treats! Join us for some holiday-inspired fun and creativity!


The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. You have from Friday, November 9th at 8am EST until Monday, November 12th at 8am EST to hop to all the blogs and leave a comment! Here is what you can win!

 Prize pack 1
 
Prize pack 2

In order to be entered to win the prize, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs listed blow, including the Hampton Art Stamps Blog! We will choose two blogs at random, and one comment from each of the chosen blogs will win a prize.

Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:

1. Hampton Art Stamps Blog
2. Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
3. Britt 
4. Adora
5. Dana
6. Vivian 
7. Gini

Here is my project. I love decorating notepads to give as gifts. You can make covers for any size pad. This is an affordable gift, perfect for anyone on your list.


I purchased a pack of 5x8 inches notepads at the local office supply store, then created a cover for it out of cardstock. I cut my cardstock to 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches. I scored at 5 inches and 5 1/4 inches.


A few weeks ago, I created a card using this Hampton Art Stamps/Graphic 45 image from the Nutcracker Sweet collection. I love how Clara turned out, so I used her again for this notepad. The dreams sentiment is from the Hampton Art Stamps/Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes stamp set.


I added a calendar to the inside of the notepad holder. This is a vintage calendar that I found online and printed onto cardstock. (I am sorry, I forget where I found it so I don't have a link for you.) Since the top of the notepad is sort of ugly, I covered it with some printed paper. I have a huge stash of Christmas papers and don't feel  a bit bad about using older papers for my gifts. {grin}


I added a white and pink poinsettia die cut. Another easy way to add embellishments to your holiday gifts is to create flowers from cardstock using your dies and punches. This die set was released last year, but I am happy to get more use out of it again this year!


Ribbon is another easy and cost-effective addition to your holiday projects. I loved using this pink ribbon for a non-traditional Christmas look. If you want to make these notepad covers for the men in your life, use twine, jute, or burlap ribbon.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Now hop on over to Britt's Blog to see what she has for you. Don't forget to comment on all the blogs!

Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee; Copic Xpress It Blender Card White
Designer Paper: K and Company Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist; Dream Street Papers Wonderland Let it Snow
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet; Hampton Art Stamps Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes
Die Cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Vertical Greetings; Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Ink: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar; Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Tools: Scor-pal, Bow Easy, Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Adhesive: Scor-tape, Beacon Fabri-tac
Other: Calendar, notepad

52 comments:

ionabunny said...

Love your notebook. The pink doesn't limit it to christmas which is great as a gift to use all year. That vintage calendar is lovely. A lovely idea.

ionabunny said...

That poinsettia is wonderful in pink. Whose die set is it please?

Jessica Johnson said...

I love the Nutcracker Stamp!! Your Card turned out Beautiful!!

Vanessa Johnson said...

Love this! It's soooooo adorable! That Clara stamp is cute!

Vanessa Johnson

Kathy B said...

Love this! My daughter collects nutcrackers. Can't wait to make this.

Dana said...

Gorgeous Gloria!! I love the bow!!

Marisol said...

Great idea not just for Christmas!!!

Nan G said...

So pretty in pink! Really like the way you've embellished using the stamps!

jcobb said...

I hadn't thought about notebads. What a great idea for those hard to buy for! Beautiful job you did1

Abbey said...

Gloria you are so talented! My favorite part is the calendar inside! People decorate journals all the time but forget about the inside- it's whats inside that count's :) (the cover is gorgeous too i just thought the quote fit)

Margie said...

What a gorgeous gift idea!!

Queen B said...

This is really cute Gloria! I love that Poinsettia die cut!

Adora Concepcion said...

so dainty and beautiful Gloris!!! love it!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Awesome..beautiful details.. <3 so delicate and pretty..love the idea as Christmas gifts to friends..thank you for sharing your beautiful gift in arts.

Maria said...

Your card turned beautiful

JoAnn P said...

Beautiful notebook.

JoAnn P said...

Beautiful notebook.

Sue D said...

Such a pretty way to decorate a notepad--love the poinsettia.

Donna Nuce said...

I love the Nutcracker Sweet cover on this notebook. Thanks for the great idea on dressing up a notebook.

silvia said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE the pink!!

Rebecca R said...

That is such a cute idea, I love it. I agree it would make a great little gift

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful cover! Although I couldn't bring myself to use it - I wouldn't want to ruin the gorgeouse bow! Also enjoyed your previous post - great do-over.

Gwen said...

I adore that poinsettia~ Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Lillian Child said...

What little princess wouldn't LOVE this! GREAT coloring and such lovely colors! Simply beautiful!

contadinak said...

Beautiful project, Gloria (And awesome presentation) - the pastels make me really happy. Seriously. And now you've given me a great idea for several holiday gifts!!! Thanks, girlfriend!!!

Monica said...

I thought this was so gorgeous. I love the nontraditional colors. Great job with the tips.

jengd said...

This is lovely! Wonderful bow with the 2 ribbons!

Regina Hamilton said...

Fabulous idea. I'm going have to remember this the next time I need a teacher's gift.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow...this is absolutely stunning. Wonderful job....

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my goodness Gloria! I can see I need to get myself onto your gift list! LOL! I just love this!!! This is so perfect with the sweet feminine colors and the pretty pink bow.

Indy said...

What an absolutely beautiful cover!

Jennie said...

Sweet design and beautiful colors!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty! I love the pink pointsettia.

BethW said...

This is so lovely.I am quite a few friends who would be thrilled to get a gift like this.Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love that flower and how you colored the veins of it and the pink bow is perfect.

Carla said...

I love your notebook cover!! That papers are beautiful and so is the stamp. I love the ribbon and the poinsettia on the inside is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.


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michelle logan said...

Such an awesome girlie gift... love it! TFS.

Pendra said...

Your notebook is very clever, very creative and just adorable! Thanks for sharing it!

maria f. said...

This is so festive and happy, although only at second glance is it clear that it is Christmas-themed. Lovely image with the nutcracker.

buttercup said...

These are beautiful! Would love to make them for my female relatives for Christmas. Thanks for the idea!

Ava Gavloski said...

gloria, another great share for all of us. You really showcased Hampton Arts stamp really well. Thanks for the details.
ava g

Wee Von said...

What a great idea. And yours is adorable.

2amscrapper said...

love this idea, especially the 2 stamps you used.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous project!! The stamps you used are so fabulous!! Adding the calendar to the inside is a great touch!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

Just beautiful!A very nice hop. Very inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win

Laura Bouquet said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your idea. I love how to transformed such a normal everyday item into a such a lovely gift.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

This is just so pretty in pink and love the inside with the calender so kewl :)

Tami Mayberry said...

Very pretty! I love the pink box and the calendar inside.

disneylisa said...

My niece would love it. I made my first one for Halloween and bought a bunch of notepads with hopes of doing them for Christmas.

Cheryl S. said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Carla said...

Such a lovely note card holder. Thanks for the great idea.

Carla from Utah