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


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!


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


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!


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.


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.


Hampton Art Stamp set: Santa Stops Here

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

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


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!