31 posts categorized "Year of Gifts"

11/22/2018

Family Gifts: November Box + Thanksgiving Day

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November Month Box

This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

At the beginning of each month; each family had a box to open on the first of the month besides the random days we picked out of each month.  In this month box is a fact sheet we put together about the month it includes the following: the history of the month's name, historical things that happened for the month on select dates, and what the month is know for. (It's pretty cool as I am a huge history buff so I love these sheets we created!) Each month is also know for a lot of things so we just picked a few things that we thought would be fun to learn about. November Box features the following; Puzzle Week, Thanksgiving Family, and Black Friday.

What we did: 

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For Thanksgiving: We had a bit of fun with this. I decorated pudding boxes by making punch turkeys. I used some retired dsp from my stash along with card stock. I used the following Circle Punches to create this, 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4", and 1/8 hand held punch. Supper easy and fun to make. These would make great table decorations! I also found some table cloths that you color in that had turkeys and etc all over them. The kids adored them.

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Two of the siblings received these photo frames. I used some dsp from another company from my stash to decorate. I modgepodge the dsp onto the wood frame. I found some family chipboard pieces and painted them yellow and hot glued them to the frame.

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Then to be funny we have two brothers that we never get to have thanksgiving with on thanksgiving day. My brother works at Target and the other brother hosts an annual gathering at their home. We thought it would be hilarious to provide thanksgiving fixings all but the turkey....what I hadn't planned on is that I would be eating one of these meals. So that prank backfired on me karma right?? lol

Black Friday Gift

Black Friday: Another one of those ideas that we just had fun with, we made 3 kits the same and then a real special one for my brother ;). I put the kits in a White lunch bag, made a tag and attached with some retired washi tape.

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This Kit included the following: Notepad, Rubber gloves to leave no fingerprints, ninja star, rubber bands, bat whistle, band-aids, money and hand sanitizer.

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As I mentioned my brother works at Target and over the years there are a lot of stories of stuff that has happened to my brother or in the stores he's worked in. So to give my brother a laugh we put this kit together for him along with a paper print out of what each item was for.

The Print Out Reads:

Working Black Friday, we know can be EXTREMLY dangerous so the elves have put together a special survival kit just for you to help you survive all those crazy Target Shoppers. In this survival kit, you will find the following:

1- Camouflage bag aka target bag: (this will help you get past security) and nobody will suspect what is inside.
1- Dr. Scholl’s Insoles: this will help keep your feet fresh and comfortable after spending hours chasing those the crazy shoppers and wayward children.
1- Roll of Duct Tape: use in case of emergency patching or extremely rowdy customer.
1- Hand Sanitizer: to try to stay somewhat healthy, Christmas is right around the corner after all and you need to be healthy to wrap my presents.
1- Whistle: In case you get overrun whistle for help.
1- Set of Ninja Stars: break out these bad boys for the EXTREMELY aggressive shopper. You can also use them to help secure that last item that you are shopping for encase there is competition.
1- Pair of Latex Free Rubber Gloves: wear these in case you end up using the Ninja Stars because you don’t want to be leaving any evidence.
6- Rubber Bands: 2nd line of defense if all else fails aim for the eyes.
1- Set of Ear Plugs: pop these suckers in if you just need to escape to your happy place.
2- Large Band-Aids: because we know there will be blood.
1- Compress Pad: because we know there will be LOTS of blood.

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Here it is all bagged up ;) My brother thought it was pretty funny.

Puzzle Week:

The third week of November is Puzzle week so each box received some of those BB Mazes (to be non traditional lol). We use to get these all the time when I was a kid so I thought it would be fun to include them.

That was what we included in the November Month Box for each family member that they opened last thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Gifts:

Thanksgiving Day Gifts

This is what we put together for the families to open on Thanksgiving Day. I found some fun craft making kits at one of the craft stores so I thought these would be great to keep the kids entertained. For the younger kids I printed out color sheets. You can find a ton of these on-line for free. For the adults I printed out word puzzles, color images and etc all thanksgiving theme. I used some random dsp from my stash to create a pouch to slide the papers into to make them festive for Thanksgiving. Simple make them bigger than 8 1/2" x 11" I clipped the sheets together with one of our retired clips and tied some raffia at the top. Then added a thanksgiving card to each gift.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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09/15/2018

Family Gift: September Box

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Quick family update a lot of you have been asking if we are alive and ok. Yes we are after last year I am just plain exhausted physically because of my RA disease and we both just got run down. So we took the summer off to just recoup and sleep a lot in between all the busyness besides. lol My dad is doing good he had a check-up and he is on track except for he is in a lot of pain still but otherwise he got a good report and now it's just adjusting to not using his arm like a normal. He still can't lift a gallon of milk and is on weight restrictions.

But I am back now working full time on everything! Next few weeks I'll be playing catch up on my blogging. I'll be posting my upcoming online fall classes, customer promotions, finish sharing the year gifts I created, sharing my December Daily (I am going to get that done if it kills me! lol) and much, much more! Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!

Family Gift Monthly Box Sept

This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

At the beginning of each month; each family had a box to open on the first of the month besides the random days we picked out of each month.  In this month box is a fact sheet we put together about the month it includes the following: the history of the month's name, historical things that happened for the month on select dates, and what the month is know for. (It's pretty cool as I am a huge history buff so I love these sheets we created!) Each month is also know for a lot of things so we just picked a few things that we thought would be fun to learn about. September Box features the following; Chicken Month, National Honey Month, and Fall Begins.

What we did:

National Honey Month

National Honey Month: For this right way I know I would do a bottle of honey and decorate it with a tag somehow and this is what I came up with. I printed out National Honey Month onto Whisper White card stock then zipped the card stock through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the retired Tags & Labels Framelits. I took the bee stamp from Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set item#142924 and stamped the bee above the words using the Memento Black Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Crushed Curry Ink Pad. I used Solid Basic Black Backer's Twine to attach the tag to the bottle of honey.

Dragonfly Dreams

This set worked great for National Honey Month! It is called Dragonfly Dreams and it is a Photpolymer Stamp Set.

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For Fall Begins: I created a bucket list of things to do for the month of September. I printed it out onto White card stock and stamped leaves all around the edges in fall colors using the retired Vintage Leaves Stamp Set. I found a cute dish towel and pot holder for everyone. I've added the Fall Bucket Printout below for you!

Here is the PDF Tag I created if you would like to make one. Print it out onto card stock.

Download Fall Bucket List

 

National Chicken Month

National Chicken Month: Yep this was one of those things I thought was interesting who knew Chickens have a national month. lol My plan was type up a recipe that used a can of cream of chicken soup.

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The recipe I included came from the back of the Parmesan Cheese container. Then while looking for something on Amazon low and behold was something called rubber chicken sling shots you put them on your finger and pull back and shoot them like a rubber-band, we thought they were hilarious so we added them to the gift..the older kids loved them. I made the chicken punch art using my retired owl builder punch, 1/4 Circle Punch, and 1/8 Handheld Punch in Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red card stock. This was a real fun gift to put together.

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05/11/2018

Family Gift: National Popcorn Day + Retired Lists

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Hello, hello lots of stuff going on for us around here sorry been missing in action. April is my normal crazy hectic month worse than Christmas (how is that possible even lol) Hubby and I went to Wisconsin and I attended Onstage were I got the New Catalog!! I had a blast! It was AWESOME!!! I'll have more about that this next week.

After getting back we started working on a lot of projects and they are taking way longer than we thought they would. lol Then I had several teeth break apparently I didn't have a good dentist, that lead me to a new dentist and some very not good news. Ughh I've had to have lots of major work done the past two months which has resulted to lots of pain, not being able to eat much and some pretty nasty migraines thus why I've been missing. Make sure you have a good dentist!!

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Stampin' Up! released the Retiring List: It's that time of the year. Out with the Old and in with the New!! The Stampin' Up! Retired List has been released. Lots of items going so you'll want to get them before they are gone forever. Remember these items are while supplies last ONLY. Retiring stamps will be available at least through May 25, 2018.  Retiring accessories (designer series paper, dies, punches, ribbon and more) are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.Some of the bundles are retiring however some of the product is being carried over to the new annual catalog (starts June 1). They will only be offered individually and no longer available for the 10% off the bundle so I recommend if there is a bundle you want on the retired list get it to save the 10%.

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Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog PDF List

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View the retiring Occasions Catalog products lists here in PDF Format

Details:

  • Promotion dates for retired Stampin' Up! items: April 9–May 31, 2018.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamps are available until May 25, 2018. After this date, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • May Hostess Code Promotion: May 1-31, 2018 Place any order size with me (before shipping and tax) and use Hostess Code: RZGAMXEP receive a package of Corrugated Elements FREE. (Please don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more you will still receive the Corrugated Elements).
  • Holly's Catalog Promotion: April 9-May 26, 2018. Place a $50 or more through me Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Holly Krautkremer and receive the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog + Goodie Package. (Roughly ships last week of may) No hostess code needed for this promotion.

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May 1-31, 2018 Place any order size with me (before shipping and tax) and use Hostess Code: RZGAMXEP receive a package of Corrugated Elements FREE. (Please don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more you will still receive the Corrugated Elements).

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This retiring products list contains discounted items from the 2017–2018 annual and occasions catalogs.

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Ready to Pop Stamp Set
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  Today's project features 2 of the items on the retiring list the Ready to Pop Photopolymer Stamp Set & Popcorn Box Thinlit. I love these two items and I am sad to see them go since I really thought they were very versatile. I also used them to create one of the gifts I made for our family.

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Did you know there is a National Popcorn Day? I sure did not! lol When I saw it listed, I knew I wanted to do it immediately because I owned this set and die and because I LOVE popcorn. I actually pop it like how my family did when I was a kid on the stove in a pan. I just use Olive Oil instead of vegetable oil sometimes we melt butter and put it on there too. This was one of the family gifts for our year of gifts. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

The popcorn bowl came from Target's dollar spot. I walked in and there they were exactly 5 on the shelf left. WOW and too funny, they were $5 a piece but we both thought they were cool and wanted to included them. They were heavy and nice well worth the $5. I found read clear jars from the dollar spot at target and filled them with popcorn seeds. We also add microwave popcorn and some butter sprinkle stuff. I decorated the microwave popcorn with a bell band.

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Here is a top view to see inside the bowl better.

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Using the Ready to Pop Stamp Set I stamped the images then die cut them out using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Popcorn Box Thinlits and Layering Ovals Framelits. Is this not stinkin cute? I then created the popcorn box out of Whisper White card stock again using the Big Shot Die cut Machine and the Popcorn Box Thinlit. I cut strips of Real Red card stock to make it look like the old time popcorn container. I had some left over red straws from the christmas gifts so I added them to the gift to. Overall the gift cost us around $15 per family not to bad if you would like to make this as a gift idea down the road.

Here is one that Stampin' Up! made using the Popcorn Box Thinlit.

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See so versatile would work for anything! They used the You've Got This Stamp Set which is another retiring stamp set this year too.

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03/30/2018

Family Gifts: Easter Bunny

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Back with another fun family gift! This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

To create this gift I sued the retired Basket Bunch Bundle from last year's Occasions Catalog. I was so sad this didn't get carried over to our main catalog it was so cute and fun to create with! Remember those Mini Egg Cartons? So fun to decorate too! Inside was random different things for each family. For some of my sister in-laws I found these cute egg shaped wine toppers, change for the kids, some Easter candy, Easter theme socks.

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I wrapped the Mini Egg cartons with our retired Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and Linen Thread. I die cut out the basket in Crumb Cake using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Basket Builder Framelits. I stamped the bunnies in Early Espresso on Early Espresso card stock. The second bunny was done in Sweet Sugarplum ink on Sweet Sugarplum card stock. Then I zipped the pieces through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Basket Builder Framelits. I assembled the cute little basket and add the greeting onto it. Then so I could keep track I wrote family names on the basket. Soo Cute! Then finished with a Pearl Basic Jewel.

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While shopping hubby found some Easter theme pezz dispensers. He grew up with them as a treat so he wanted to include those in the gift for sentimental reason. lol 

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For our nephew I happen to find an Easter bib that was soo cute!! To decorate the inside of the package I used colored tissue and the grass filler you put in Easter Baskets. I honestly have no clue what made me think to do it but I sure thought it made it feel more Easter like! lol

Supplies Used
Stamps: Basket Bunch
Ink: Early Espresso, Sweet Sugarplum
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Basket Builder Framelits, Mini Egg Cartons, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels

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03/22/2018

Family Gifts: St. Patricks Day

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Back with another fun family gift! This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

St Patricks Day Gifts

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone but some great ideas for you for next year! Each family did get different items but a couple of things were the same for each family. Everyone received the green nail polish I decorated by punching out a circle in Whisper White card stock stamping in Emerald Envy onto the Whisper White circle, gold coins, trivia cards, and St. Patrick's Day drink recipe (found online) printed it out and stamped on it then attached to a piece of Emerald Envy card stock and laminated it, luck of the Irish message (found online), and catch a leprechaun box.

Catch a Leprechaun Box

First Up- How about a Catch a Leprechaun Box! Saw the idea on Pinterest only using a coffee can so I whipped up this baby instead ;)

Directions:

  • Cut 1 piece of Chipboard 4" x 4".
  • Cut 1 piece of Garden Green card stock 5 1/2" x 5". Score 1" around all sides. Cut on scored lines and fold to create like a lid. Stand the Lid up on end and glue the chipboard piece to the bottom inside.
  • I purchased rainbow bags for another project but they were to small so I used them for this. I glued the bag to the chipboard. Then glued a bunch of cotton balls to the chipboard and part ways onto the rainbow bag.
  • Cut a craft stick down and attached to the card stock lid and into the cotton balls. Tied a piece of red ribbon to the stick and attached to the bag.
  • I punched out some Gold Glimmer Paper using our 1" Circle Punch and then glued them randomly all over to entice that little leprechaun ;)

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold! Who wouldn't want a pot of gold!! lol I used the Silhouette to cut out the pot. Then added some more gold glimmer coins to the front of it.

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I found these St. Patrick's Day Trivia on Pinterest so I printed them off and then stamped a clover on each one in Emerald Envy. The stamp is something I picked up many years ago by another company. Also in the pot of gold was green nail polish, green bracelets,  gold coins and bubbles that I found in green!

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For the families with younger kids I created coloring books for them. I found free color pages online and man is their a ton of them! Stacked the sheets together and then cut Emerald Envy card stock to create a book cover. I stamped the clover and kiss me in Emerald Envy Ink. I printed out each kid's name onto Whisper White card stock and then stamped the clovers across the top in Emerald Envy. Does that image look familiar to you old timers? Yep that was the clover wheel from way back when. Then I finished by adding gold coins to the covers. So fun and cute!

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I also found a free printable online for learning St. Patrick's Day Images. So I printed them out and laminated them as well for the younger kids.

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So when I purchased the stuff for St. Patrick's Day it was in March...my brother got engaged at the end of Oct. so we had to scramble to come up with something for the future sister in-law. What in the world do you do at the end of Oct as your not going to find anything in this small town for St. Patrick's Day! lol So off to pinterest I go (boy does that save my bacon a lot) and I saw coffee mugs when I searched so light bulb this idea was born. I wish I would have thought of this sooner to do for each family. So we made these using the Silhouette and I'm not gonna lie they turned out pretty awesome! However hubby was ready to drink when we were done. haha I also listed these in my Etsy Store to if you are interested in purchasing a set for next year!

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03/17/2018

Month Box: January + Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Back with another fun family gift! This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

January Month

At the beginning of each month; each family has a box to open on the first of the month besides the random days we picked out of each month.  In this month box is a fact sheet we put together about the month it includes the following: the history of the month's name, historical things that happened for the month on select dates, and what the month is know for. (It's pretty cool as I am a huge history buff so I love these sheets we created!) Each month is know for a lot of things so we just picked a few things that we thought would be fun to learn about. January Box features the following; National Blood Donor Month, Hot Tea Month, National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week. For the Hot Tea Month and National Soup Month we included tea packets and a can of soup.

What we did:

Blood Donor Kit

Blood Donor Month: We put together a fun kit with a band aid and cotton balls to use after donating blood. I put it all in a cellophane bag. Along with the kit I created a tag to go onto the little package. I printed them out onto Whisper White card stock and made a little red cross from our Real Red card stock. Then attached with some retired Pop of Pink Washi Tape.

Here is the PDF Tag I created if you would like to make one. Print it out onto card stock.

Download Blood Donor Tag


National Letter Writing Week: This is the 2nd Week of January. I picked this event for sentimental reasons. Growing up as a kid my grandparents would go south to Florida and we would write letters to my grandparents so I wanted the kids to write letters. The fun part about this I didn't stop and think about it but kids don't do this anymore we have email and cellphones for texting. My cousin's kids had never written a letter before so it was a great learning experience for them. It was so awesome to have a hand in teaching them something.


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Here I am reading the letters I received in the mail!! It was so cool to get letters from the kiddos.

National Letter Writing Week

I created a little packet using a Manila Envelope. Inside the envelope was paper, pencil and envelopes. I created a tag to print out and attach to the envelope. I used the Better Together Stamp Set to stamp onto the tag and envelope in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I dressed up the envelope with the Pop of Pink Washi Tape (retired).  I had a lot of fun putting this month box together.

Here is the PDF Tag I created if you would like to make one. Print it out onto card stock.

Download National Letter Writing Week Tag

Better Together

This is a great set and covers a variety of moments and worked perfect for our year gift! You can still purchase this set.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Better Together, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink:Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Acc.: Pop of Paradise Washi Tape, 3 x 4 Cellophane Bags

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

This was one of the Odd Ball Holidays we did. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is January 30th. I cracked up when I saw this and I thought the kiddo's would get a laugh out of it and they did.

Here is the PDF Tag I created if you would like to make one. Print it out onto card stock.

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03/10/2018

Family Gifts: Valentines Day Dragon Fly Dreams

I know Valentine's Day is over but great idea for you to do next year! Get a jump start! This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit my Pinterest Board HERE. Follow me on Pinterest so you don't miss out on anything!

Valentine Gifts

  I need something that didn't include candy (some family member's don't eat candy), would work for everyone and all ages (to make it easier on me). I had seen on pinterest ages ago paper firecrackers that someone had made, inside where rolos so I thought that idea would be perfect for all the males but instead of rolos I did a roll of pennies! The chapstick holder idea I saw something similar on a blog years ago somewhere and had saved it to my idea folder. Which Stampin' Up! obliged me by coming out with a bumble bee and thinlit. I swear they were reading my mind when I was planning out the year gifts! lol Then we printed out the fact sheet for Valentine's Day.

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The kids loved them! It's a very inexpensive gift too! I had a little under a $1 into this gift.

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • You will need a roll of pennies.  Cut a piece of Real Red card stock big enough to fit around a roll of pennies and to over lap the end.
  • Punch out a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper with the 3/4" Circle Punch.
  • Cut a piece of Black Pipe Cleaner and wrap around a pen or pencil to curl it.
  • Punch a hole through the Gold Glimmer Circle and run the piece of Black Pipe Cleaner through it. Then attach to the roll of pennies with a Glue Dot.

Supplies:
Paper: Gold Glimmer, Real Red
Acc.: 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat
Misc: roll of pennies, black pipe cleaner

My next project used the following items.

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set

This is the Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set item #142924. This came out last year and when I saw this I was soo excited as I love Dragonfly's! It is a gorgeous set!!

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

What makes this set even more awesome the matching Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits item #142749!! I LOVE these!!

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We have lots of chap-stick lovers in our family so I thought this idea would be perfect! I thought the Burt's Bee Chap-Stick was perfect for this little gift! lol

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock the exact width of the length of the chap-stick you purchase.
  • Take the bumblee bee image from Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set; ink it in Daffodil Delight and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Zip a piece of Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits die cutting it out. Tip use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little pieces. Then glue over the stamped bumble bee. So cute!
  • Take the stamp from Tin of Cards Stamp Set (retired) ink it in Tuxedo Black and stamp below the bumble bee.
  • Ink the stamp from Sealed With Love Stamp Set (retired) in Real Red and stamp below the greeting.
  • Cut a piece of Real Red card stock a little bit bigger than the Whisper White card stock.
  • Glue the Whisper White and Real Red card stock together.
  • Punch 4 holes using the 1/8 handheld Circle Punch through the layers.
  • Attach the chap-stick to the tag with Solid Whisper White Baker's Twine.
  • To finish add a heart to the bumble bee from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Sealed With Love, Tin of Cards
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Acc.: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Solid Whisper White Baker's Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, 1/8 Handheld Circle Punch, Big Shot Die Brush

Sealed With Love Bundle

I had some fun Valentine Treat Bags that I got from Target's Dollar Spot. Everything was packaged into the bag and then I created a tag for the outside using the Sealed With Love Bundle that has since retired. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock. Stamped the greeting in Old Olive and the hearts in Calypso Coral. I die cut out a piece of Real Red card stock using the Big Shot. I attached to the bag with a piece of sending love ribbons (retired).

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02/04/2018

Family Gifts: Super Bowl Sunday + Prize Winners

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! This year the Super Bowl is in our state and sadly I am not going to be at it nor our Vikings Team :( But I have an awesome Super Bowl Party Gift idea for you all! This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit my Pinterest Board HERE.

Super Bowl

This package contained so many fun things and was a blast to make!

  1. I found a Football Bingo Game On-line. I laminated it so Erasable Markers could be used over and over on it, so it could be used year after year. Here is the Bingo Game I found: Download Football-bingo-1-8
  2. When researching about the Super Bowl I found a Trivia Fact sheet that I thought was really interesting and thought the die hard sports fans in our family would like it. This is the website I found them on HERE. You can't print them so you will have to save as an image to your computer and then  print them out. The answers are right below each card.
  3. I picked up craft wood sticks at walmart and using my silhouette cut out the football shapes out of card stock and attached to the sticks. I did them in the Viking Colors.
  4. The cups we found at the Party Store they have a section with football theme items. We put the markers, little footballs, and little decorative sticks into the cups.
  5. I made a little football box that would hold juice boxes for the kids. I will have a video on how to make the box soon on my blog.

Here are some close ups.

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The ribbon on the sticks is actually ribbon from my grandma's stash she was big into crafts so it had some nostalgia to it giving it to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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The little football box. I used White Washi Tape on it.

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To package the gift I recycled brown bags and used some white washi tape to decorate like a football too. lol

The second gift I have to share was for Groundhogs Day we kept this one pretty simple.

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Do you remember this image I shared long ago for our daily journal project? I love this cute image so much I printed it off onto card stock and turned it into a card for groundhog day! Then we printed out the history about groundhogs day. Hubby and I both learned some things we did not know.

 

The winners for the Christmas Leftover Giveaway are listed below along with what prize you won. I will be emailing you to get your address. Thank you everyone who participated in the giveaway!

Prize #1 Jingle Bells/Carol

Prize #2 6 x 6 Merry Moments Pad/Chris R

Prize #3 Gold Buttons/Sue Moulton

Prize #4 Mica Flakes/Pam

Prize #5 Christmas Trinkets/Chris R

Prize #6 Petite Cafe Bags/Stephanie Alton

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01/21/2018

Family Gifts: Christmas Countdown Day 25 + GIVEAWAY

Back with the last Christmas Countdown Gift Day 25. If you would like to see all the Christmas countdown gifts check out my Family 25 Days Christmas Countdown Board on pinterest, follow me on pinterest so you don't miss out on anything!

Day 25 Family Frame

#25 Family Plaques

Our last gift for the Christmas Countdown was a Family Plaque we created for each Family. We used the first letter of everyone's last name and the silhouette to add the family onto the glass. Each frame and letter was painted in the colors that they told me where either their favorite or to match their homes. We had a hard time getting a good picture of the P and M frames.

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This was the card we created to  put with the gift. I printed our message on the Whisper White card stock then decorated it using the retired 25 Days and Greetings from Santa Stamp Set. I used some washi tape I had in my stash.

That's the end of the 25 Days of Christmas Countdown! Thank you for following along and I hope it gave you some great ideas. :)

Supplies Used
Stamps: 25 Days, Greetings from Santa
Ink: Crushed Curry, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White

Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftover Giveaway #6

Our sixth and final Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftover Giveaway is a brand new package of Petite Cafe Gift Bags. Perfect to use for any gift!

Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftovers Giveaway Details:

  • January 17-21, 2018 I will be randomly posting giveaways on my blog so be sure to check back through out the day so you don't miss out or subscribe to my blog!
  • Leave a comment on EACH Giveaway Blog Post and your name will be entered into the drawing for that giveaway. I will be drawing a total of 6 winners at the end of this giveaway event.
  • Prizes are only available to US residents only.
  • Prizes are non exchangeable and non refundable.
  • Winners will be announced on January 24, 2018 and the details on how to claim your prize will be posted!
  • Prizes will be mailed out the beginning of February.

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Family Gifts Christmas Countdown Day 24 Christmas Eve Box + GIVEAWAY

Today's shares Day 24 of the family Christmas countdown gifts. If you would like to see all the Christmas countdown gifts check out my Family 25 Days Christmas Countdown Board on pinterest, follow me on pinterest so you don't miss out on anything!

Day 24 Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve Box

How about an AMAZING christmas eve box!! I saw this idea on Pinterest and really wanted to do it! I want one of these!! lol Each family received a Christmas Eve Box of goodies. The above pictures is pictures of the 4 Gifts boxes as we did each layer in the box. The boxes over all had the same items with the exception of a few items due to the kids ages, allergies, food was different for those that don't do candy and etc. Then box for the family with the new born I found a really cute santa outfit to put in it. (Crossed my fingers it would fit too when it came time to open this gift). lol We also only did stockings for the kids I found some cute one's at Hobby Lobby. The two siblings that had no kids we did a few different gifts in their boxes to suit them more.

Chrismas Eve Box Goodies

Here are some of the main items in each box.

  • Santa Plate: Created by us with the Silhouette. We had quite the time creating them. The plates we bought the stupid stuff started chipping off so we had to scramble to find 5 red plates of course Dec. 11 good luck with that around here. Snort Took 3 days to make them because the plates started chipping, and we kept running out of stuff. lol Some of the gifts we wrote messages on the back. Yep the plates we put it on upside down but didn't realize it till we were done with all 4. ROFL My advice do them at least a month ahead. lol
  • Milk Bottles: We were going to make them but couldn't find enough bottles. While shopping for last minute stuff walmart of all places had the milk for santa. ROFL
  • Picture Frame Came from Hobby Lobby I did splurge on them I thought they were cool.
  • Nail Polish: Saw this idea on pinterest tag says for your mistletoes.
  • Christmas Puzzles: Dollar store.
  • Santa Notebooks: Dollar store.
  • Christmas Books: Target $1 Spot
  • Random Filler Stuff (anything christmas like): Christmas Pencils, Toys, Christmas Cups, Cozzies, Mugs, Erasers Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Craft Store were great finds for this stuff usually they have an isle around christmas time.
  • Games/Cards: Target $1 Spot
  • Printables I found on Pinterest and printed them out. Do a search and there are thousands of them for free!

Here are the Printables I put in the boxes.

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This is the card we put in the box. I used retired 25 Days stamp set and Greetings from Santa.

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We decorated the inside of each box different too. We used wrapping paper, tissue paper and random christmas filler that we picked up from Hobby Lobby. I die cut out the Santa in Real Red card stock using my Big Shot and the Detailed Santa Thinlits. You can still order that Thinlit too!

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Here it is all wrapped with the cute little tag I created using the retired 25 Days Stamp Set.

It was pretty hard to keep this gift a secret I was the most excited about this one. It was a blast to make!

Supplies Used
Stamps: 25 Days, Greetings from Santa
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Acc.: Big Shot, Detailed Santa Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1/8 Handheld Punch, Rhinestones

Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftover Giveaway #5

Our fifth Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftover Giveaway is a brand new package of Christmas Trinkets Embellshments! Love these!

Rubber Redneck Christmas Leftovers Giveaway Details:

  • January 17-21, 2018 I will be randomly posting giveaways on my blog so be sure to check back through out the day so you don't miss out or subscribe to my blog!
  • Leave a comment on EACH Giveaway Blog Post and your name will be entered into the drawing for that giveaway. I will be drawing a total of 6 winners at the end of this giveaway event.
  • Prizes are only available to US residents only.
  • Prizes are non exchangeable and non refundable.
  • Winners will be announced on January 24, 2018 and the details on how to claim your prize will be posted!
  • Prizes will be mailed out the beginning of February.

Shop online for Stampin’ Up! Supplies 24-7 Click HERE!!!!!!

or click on the item images to add to your cart

 

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