Sunday Showcase: Top 10 Favorite Holiday Gift Items

Holiday Sale—Save On Up To 50% On Dozens of Items!

Holiday sale graphic miniGoing on now thru December 2, 2013.

Mystery Hostess CONTEST & FREE Card Kit Bonus!  Order at least $50 at my Online Store and you'll be entered to win a $25 shopping spree from my Mystery Hostess Contest!  Plus, you'll receive a FREE "Last Thursdays" Card Kit ($10 value).  See details.

Important: To participate in the contests, make sure you check the box "Allow your demonstrator to contact you" when you place your order.  If you don't, I won't know who placed the order!    


"Last Thursdays" Class—Rescheduled For This Tuesday!

Last Thursdays - logoThis month's "Last Thursdays" card class due to Thanksgiving. We're stamping THIS Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30pm, at my Too Cool Stamping Studio in Fort Wayne, IN.  See complete details, including photos of the cards and Class-To-Go Kit information, at the "Last Thursdays" November Class Info page.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 25, at 5pm


Hi Stamping Friends!

Since Black Friday is coming up this week, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a little showcase of my favorite gift ideas for stampers!  Whether you need a great gift for a stamping friend, or you're creating a wishlist of your own to give to friends and family, Stampin' Up! has some awesome products at a variety of price points to fit your holiday budget!

Top 10 Favorite Holiday Gift Items

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1. Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797)—$29.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: It's simply an AMAZING value!  It includes ALL of the card stock, embellishments and envelopes to create 20 all-occasion cards, plus there's a versatile greetings stamp set, inks and a clear block to use for future projects!  See complete details, including photos of each card, at my Sunday Showcase—Everyday Occasions Card Kit post.
  • It's Perfect For: ANYONE!  Beginner stampers, advanced stampers, teens and tweens, busy moms, teachers, co-workers, friends, retirees…you name it!  Give the kit, or assemble the cards for them for a gift set of cards! 

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2. Magnetic Platform (130658)—$39.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: It's a must-have companion tool for the Big Shot!  It's relatively new, and it's a higher price-point, so your stamping friends may not have had the opportunity to purchase it themselves.  Make sure it's on YOUR wishlist if you don't have it!  Once you use it, you won't know how you ever used Framelits without it!  Worth the investment! 
  • It's Perfect For:  Any crafter who owns a Big Shot!

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3. Envelope Punch Board (133774)—$19.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: Not only does it quickly & easily create 66 sizes of envelopes, it also a versatile tool for making card boxes, treat holders, file folder cards, gift card holders and more!  See a Envelope Punch Board tutorial for more info.
  • It's Perfect For: Cardmakers of any age!  Can you imagine how much fun a young girl would have making envelopes for her handmade cards for her friends and family?  Too much fun!

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4. Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)—$29.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: It's a very handy tool for any crafter to have in their craft room!  Score traditional cards quickly.  Create gate-fold and fancy fold cards easily.  Make boxes, envelopes and treat holders of all kinds!  There's limitless possibilities with this basic stamping "staple." 
  • It's Perfect For: Any stamper especially, but crafters in general would love it.  Like the Magnetic Platform, once you have one, you don't know how you lived without it!

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5. Paper Snips (103579)—$9.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: They may be small, but these aren't "kids" scissors!  These babies are SHARP!  They are absolutely the only scissors I use for detailed cutting, because they cut precisely and accurately to the very tip!  They get in and around the intricate patterns and tight corners that other scissors can't touch!  They are also fabulous for cutting ribbon without fraying it.  Plus, they're cute and the perfect price for a stocking stuffer!
  • It's Perfect For: Any crafter!  Even if they have scissors, crafters can always use another pair—trust me! 

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6. My Digital Studio Designing Software (130647)—$19.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: This amazing, user-friendly software takes papercrafting to the next level!  Use the Stampin' Up! images, colors, papers, punches and embellishments you've come to love in digital form to create professionally printed photo albums, calendars, journals, cards, invitations, and much, much more!  Learn more at this MDS Overview video.
  • It's Perfect For: Anyone who loves papercrafting and playing around with digital graphic design!  Perfect for crafters who want to make multiple photobooks to give to family members, or to mass-produce party invitations or holiday cards quickly & easily!

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7. Stampin' Write Markers 10-Count Set (Brights 131259, Subtles 131263, Regals 131262, Neutrals 131261)—$28.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: Remember when you were a kid and you got a brand-new box of Crayola crayons?  Well, for stampers, receiving a new set of Stampin' Write Markers is just like that!  Markers are a great way to get lots of colors when you're not ready to invest in all the colors of ink pads. If you're feeling especially generous, why not give the complete Many Marvelous Markers Set?!
  • It's Perfect For: New stampers especially, but any stamper would love this! 

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8. Stampin' Trimmer (126889)—$29.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: As far a personal paper trimmers go, this one is the best one I've ever used!  It has all the bells and whistles!  My favorite is that the scoring and cutting blades are always ready for use without needing to take them off and on.  The extended arm allows you to cut full sheets of 12×12" paper.  Plus the measurements won't wear off.  Learn all about it at the Stampin' Trimmer tutorial.
  • It's Perfect For: ANY crafter would love to have this high quality tool!

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9. Color Collections Paper Stacks (Brights 130134, Subtles 130135, Regals 130139, Neutrals 130132)—$21.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: Another awesome value!  40 sheets in each pad of 12×12" paper, 2 each in 2 double-sided designs!  It's so nice to always have coordinating papers on hand when you're creating projects.  I make sure to have one from every color family at all times!  
  • It's Perfect For: ANY paper crafter of any age! 

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10. Sizzix Big Shot (113439)—$99.95

  • Why It's A Great Gift: No holiday gift list would be complete without mentioning the ultimate Stampin' Up! papercrafting tool—the Big Shot Die-Cutting machine!  These days, I rarely create a project without using my Big Shot for some part of it!  Use it with texture impressions folder for embossing, and die-cut with Bigz dies, extended dies, Framelits, Thinlits, Embosslits, and more!  There are new Big Shot tools being released all the time to use with this machine, so the limitless possibilities are growing every day!  No crafter should be without this!
  • It's Perfect For: ANY paper crafter of any age! 

Order Any of These Products At My Online Store!

Mystery Hostess CONTEST & FREE Card Kit Bonus!  Order at least $50 at my Online Store before December 2, 2013, and you'll be entered to win a $25 shopping spree from my Mystery Hostess Contest!  Plus, you'll receive a FREE "Last Thursdays" Card Kit ($10 value).  See details.


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Or, How About A Too Cool Stamping Gift Certificate?

If you're still having trouble deciding on the perfect gift, why not let them decide?  I offer exclusive Too Cool Stamping Gift Certificates in any denomination that your favorite stamper can use on Stampn' Up! products, classes, Class-To-Go Kits and more!  I'll even send it in a cute gift certificate holder, so it's all ready to give!  Contact me today to purchase.

Dear Santa, I Want Stamps!

Make holiday shopping super-easy for your friends & family…give them your Christmas Wishlist filled out with all of your favorite "must-have" Stampin' Up! gift ideas! 

How Does It Work? Simply download the Wishlist, fill it out and give it out.  When your loved ones contact me to purchase a gift for you, not only will I wrap it for them, but I'll throw in a Too Cool stocking stuffer surprise just for you!  Here's the wishlist in a Word document form for easy printing:

Download Holiday Wishlist 2013 

Your friends & family will appreciate knowing exactly what's on your list this year!  Help them out!

Two Cool Bonuses!  Plus, if they order at least $50 worth online before December 2, they can participate in the Mystery Hostess Contest and earn the FREE Class Kit.  See details.

Order In Time For Christmas!

Make sure to order your items in plenty of time to get them by Christmas!  Here are the dates that Stampin' Up! has given to help you plan your ordering:

  • Traditional Products: Order by December 17, by 11:50 PM (MT) thru my Online Store, or by contacting me.
  • My Digital Studio Print Products: Order by December 6 for regular shipping, December 14 for Second-Day Air, and December 15 for Next-Day Air thru my Online Store.


Thanks so much for stopping by today's Sunday Showcase!  I appreciate it!  I hope that my Top 10 Favorite List has helped you to make your holiday shopping list as little easier!  Don't forget that the Holiday Sale is going on now thru December 2, and there are even more exciting, discounted items to choose from there! 

If you have any questions about anything stamping, do not hesitate to contact me!

Happy Shopping! 


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