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December We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop- Simple Christmas Gifts

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December We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop- Simple Christmas Gifts

Welcome and thank you for "buzzing" over to my blog today!  This month's blog hop is about Simple Christmas Gifts.

I read somewhere that giving candles as a Christmas gift is not a very original idea.  I understand the writers viewpoint in thinking that not much thought goes into the process of choosing and presenting a candle as a gift.  However, I have some ideas on how to change what could be interpreted as a  hum-drum gift to a WOW gift.

First, you need to choose a candle scent that reflects the personally of the recipient. 


I have my candle, but let's face it, putting this in a gift bag with tissue paper is not a very original or thoughtful gift.  So let's "jazz" things up with cardstock, Designer Series Paper and ribbon to go from a plain-Jane gift to a one-of-a-kind-just-for-you gift.



Yep, my candle is inside this custom made festive box.  I don't know about you, but I would love to receive anything inside such a cute box!


I covered a piece of chipboard and inserted it in the bottom of the box for extra stability.


I used Real Red cardstock for the box and then decorated the top with layers of Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the Tags Tags Tags stamp with Mossy Meadow ink and colored the little elf shoes with Stampin' Blends.  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a bit of whimsey.  The tag was popped out using the coordinating Trio of Tags die.  I used Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends to color the Purple Posy ribbon in the Playing with Ribbons Combo Pack.  The tag was attached using a piece of Real Red ribbon from the All the Trimming Ribbon Combo Pack.

The joy of giving comes from the heart, so get creative and show someone how much you care with  beautiful hand crafted packaging.

Sit back, relax and "hop" through all the posts to see a variety of simple Christmas gift ideas from my fellow We BEE Stampin Team members.

If you just buzzed over from Mary Ann's post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing by over to Kim's post, just click the buttons below.



Thank you for visiting with me today!



OnStage at Home Gifts

Due to COVID, Stampin' Up! OnStage (annual convention) was a virtual event this year.  My upline, Linda Bauwin is such a great leader and friend.  She rented a conference room at a local hotel in order to watch this two-day event together.  We were a small group, and even with social distancing, we were able to have a fun time.  

This is the gift I made for my fellow We BEE Stamping team members.


I filled a retired gusseted cello bag with hot chocolate, a small notebook, granola bar,  coaster and glow-in-the-dark bracelets.  The bracelets were a big hit during dinner at Grand River Cellars winery Friday night.  Let me say, "what happens at OnStage, stays at OnStage."  The bag is closed with a giant paperclip.  These bags were so much fun to make and give to my friends.

At OnStage, I was able to preview the new Mini Catalog, which is chock-full of FANTASTIC items!  All I can say is WOW!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Easter Basket

I made these cute little Easter baskets for my co-workers.  Unfortunately, they will be receiving them after Easter since we're all on a two-week self quarantine.  But, it's the thought that counts and candy is candy, right.



For the majority of us, our Easter celebration will be different than what we're use to.  Our faith and beliefs still remain the same and will see us through these difficult times.  Happy Easter my friends!


OnStage Goodie Bag

When I attended OnStage in Lansing, MI a few weeks ago, I made these cute little bags for my traveling companions.  Each bag contained an initial bookmark, nail file, a granola bar, peanut butter crackers and candy.  I had so much fun making these and even more fun traveling with these wonderful friends!


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! 

Here's some photos of Halloween treats I make for family, friends and co-workers.


This is a holder containing Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-cups.


I found these "retired" kraft storage boxes and clear cello bags and decided to make something "spooktacular" with them.