Friday, November 9, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Hop!

(If you are looking for the “Meet the DT” post for Craftwork Cards USA DT – it is directly below this post!)

Welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps 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!

You should be arriving here from Gloria’s blog!

The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. On Monday, November 12th, we will be drawing two comments from all the blog comments to win one of two fantastic prizes:

In order to be entered to win a 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 blog to win the prizes.

Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:

1. Hampton Art Stamps Blog

2. Gloria Stengel

3. Britt Bass (Me!) 

4.Adora Concepcion

5. Dana Warren

6. Vivian Keh

7. Gini Cagle

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Now, onto my handmade gift idea!  I found a tutorial online for a folded paper wallet that I thought would be a great idea for a gift card holder. BUT, the reason that it is a gift in and of itself, is that it can hold up to six cards and a whole lot of cash because it is shaped like a regular wallet.  I am going to make these for my younger cousins.  Our generation always gets lots of gift cards, money, and checks from family members and this is going to be a secure way to gather all of it up in one place and be able to keep track of it while our Christmas festivities are underway!

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Here it is with a little tag and bow, finished and ready for the giving.

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The “Do Not Open Until Christmas” stamp lines up with itself to create an interlocking border.  I can’t wait to make a background with it!

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When it is completely open, you can see that there are slits on both sides that accommodate gift cards and then there is a large pocket behind that will fit full-size bills and checks.

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The tag I made used two stamps from the set.  The frame originally had a different sentiment inside, but I just inked it up and wiped the original sentiment off with a baby wipe and stamped just the frame.  The sentiment I wanted fit perfectly in the middle.  I outlined the frame with a little bit of black marker.

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Hampton Art Stamp set: Santa Stops Here

Clearsnap Ink: Green Moss, Scarlett, Colorbox Queue (Silver)

Paper Wallet Tutorial: Here (Warning: You Will Be Redirected)

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Thanks so much for stopping here today!  I’m so excited to hear what you think of all our handmade gift ideas!

Next stop on the hop is Adora!

 

Happy Hopping, queenies!

52 comments:

  1. This made me chuckle. Last year I plucked a gift card that had got overlooked in the paper ripping frenzy from the trash. It's a great idea.

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  2. Oh my gosh I absolutely love this!! Great idea!! I am gonna have to try this soo fun!! :D

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  3. Great idea. Will try it this weekend !!!

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  4. Love the Santa inside! What a great idea. Can't wait to try it.

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  5. Britt this is sooo cute!! And i love your redesigned blog!!

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  6. What a neat idea! Thanks for the tips on how you did your tag.

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  7. What a terrific idea for the teens in the family! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I LOVE the different colors using the stamps and the idea of no peeking. Very good idea!

    -Abbey

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  9. Wow, I love this idea! Great gift!

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  10. How cool is that!!!love the stamping, it looks awesome Britt!!

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  11. What a great idea, some people think that giving gift cards is a little impersonal, but this makes it really personal, and love the idea of it being bigger, the ones in the store are made to only fit the one you are buying it for. And, you can always suprise the person with adding a note or tag, or bookmark in with the gift card. Great idea. You have a great blog too here as well. Following you now! Enjoy your day

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  12. I love this idea for giving gift cards. And your stamping is wonderful!

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  13. love the stamps...such a cute idea..love it.

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  14. I always need ideas for gift card holders

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  15. Great way to give a gift card or money!

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  16. Super idea for gift card giving (which seems to be the way to go now.)

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  17. That is very cute, kids would like it a lot, better than just handing them a gift card by it self

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  18. Great idea. I'm always looking for new ways to present gift cards/cash. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. What a fun and creative gift card holder! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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  21. Tis the season for gift tag inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  22. Soooo fun and trendy in design! Love that you took a sentiment and made it into a background - really dig texty backgrounds!

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  23. Great idea and super cute stamps.

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  24. What a great idea and it's very cute too. Thanks for the inspiration. I will have to try my hand at a few of these for Christmas.

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  25. Love it! What a great idea! The background with the Do Not Open is perfect!

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  26. Fantastic gift card holder!

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  27. This is adorable and such a fun way to present a gift card!

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  28. Adorable-and the perfect gift for my grandsons.I am intrigued by how the stamp interlocks.

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  29. I love this card and the idea of it. Great idea.

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  30. I love this project.... it's a really great idea. I love how you used the stamp to make the background and I LOVE the tag you made. Great Job. Thanks so much for sharing.


    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  31. That is an fantastic idea will give this a try myself, thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Fun idea and nice to hear that the stamp "interlocks" to make lining it up right easy.

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  33. Nice idea and thanks for being a follower on my blog.

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  34. britt, perfect holder for everyone to file their card gifts with... i think i need to make some of these.
    you really did showcase the stamps well...
    ava g

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  35. Perfect gift. I'm going to make them for my nieces and nephews. TFS

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  36. I'm going to snag this template and idea. Fabulous!

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  37. What a great gift idea!! I love the look and the stamps are fabulous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  38. What a great gift idea!. Very inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win

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  39. I love the little gift card holder, and it is such a simple way to dress up gift cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Fabulous little gift card holder! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Love gift card holders this is wonderful to be able to hold money too

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  42. Great idea. I'm planning to give a few gift cards so this could be useful.

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  43. Terrific idea. We always give some gift cards every year so this is a wonderful idea and a safe way to keep them all together!

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  44. Cute gift card holder. Would be
    fun to receive!

    Carla from Utah

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  45. I love the Santa inside . Very cute . TFS .

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