Gifts for my Crafty Friends

Good morning blog friends!  I got a chunk of craft time, so I sat down and got inky with some new stamps and reached out all over my desk to make some projects for my crafty friends.  I never know whose gonna get what, but I love to have special craft gifts ready for the occasion before it comes knocking at my door.   Of course it’s always wonderful when the gifts you make don’t break the bank or need a whole slew of supplies, so I reached out some simple supplies. . . let me take you though what’s in my gift basket!

A quick and easy enclosure card with a wooden spool topper – the stamp set is JustRite It’s Sew Vintage (this set is part of October’s Kit) and I embellished it with tiny spool speared with a corsage pin (Maya Road) and spool toppers I got at Hobby Lobby/Michaels.   I cut one die from the Vintage Frame Labels (this set is part of October’s Kit) and folded it along with  a store bought doily across the top of the card for decoration; the bottom die is Spellbinders™ Asian Motifs.  I reached back and pulled out one of my favorite K&Company papers that I just found again in one of their recent releases.

A Button Card – I was so tempted to make these into magnets but decided the recipient could just as easily use them on a card.  They are simply 1″ wooden spool toppers (disks) and I used Vintage Frame Labels and Spool Toppers to  cut the tops.  They are distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and glued to the wood using Ranger Crystal Accents and topped with a pearl.  The card is  from My Minds Eye.

Spools of Linen and Lace – these are tidbits I reach for all the time.  I have the huge spool, so I thought it would be great to wind some off and onto smaller spools for a gift.  They use spools you can get at a local craft store in the unfinished wood section  and all I did was cut the appropriate size using the Spool Toppers, distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and glue tot he spool using Ranger Crystal Accents.  I have tons of these small ziploc bags around, so I put each spool type in a bag and topped it using a store bought doily and and the Vintage Frame Label along with some seam binding and a bit of filigree.

Lace Bobbins – Using the 3-1/4″ bobbin shape from the Vintage Frame Labels set I cut in duplicate to give the bobbin some weight, and glued them back to back.  Then I punched a hole and stamped the header of each bobbin with the word “Lace” from It’s Sew Vintage.  They are each distressed with Brushed Corduroy and threaded on to a hinged ring.  The same bobbin shape is stamped with Filigree, folded in half and seam binding tied.

Using many of the elements used to make the gifts, I made a card.  You know how I love to layer, so I stacked it up!!  The bottom layer is Spellbinders™ Floral Ovals, then Vintage Frame Labels followed by another layer of Floral Ovals followed by Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG, on top.  For the peaks on the Vintage Frame I used the matching filigree stamps from It’s Sew Vintage.  You’ll kill me, but I don’t have the name of the cameo and frame – they were on my desk from a previous crafting frenzy, lol.  The wonderful sentiment about Vintage Friends comes from It’s Sew Vintage  :-)  I laid out a border using Spellbinders™ Damask Accents and finished up with a seam binding bow, filigree and a pic.

I’m always tickled with something I can make quickly, that’s a no-brainer.  So as I sit down to get my Christmas crafts in order, I think some of these sets are going to be high on the list.  A little bit of lace, a little bit of linen…

StampsJustRite – It’s Sew Vintage
Paper: K & Company, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Coredinations, My Minds Eye
Ink: Amuse – French Roast, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Vintage Frame Labels and Spool Toppersseam binding, Wooden Spools and Disks (Michaels/Hobby Lobby), Recollection Pearls, Zva Creative Pearls, lace from my stash, linen – May Arts, doilies (Michaels), Spellbinders™ Floral OvalsSpellbinders™ Classic Ovals LGSpellbinders™ Damask AccentsSpellbinders™ Asian Motifs

Hugs to you all, thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a chance to get crafty :-)

  • Michelle HogerSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:39 am

    You are so right saying these little kits would make wonderful gifts for crafty friends. Your work is exquisite, and always so well thought out. You truly are an artist.ReplyCancel

  • Amy A., MontrealSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Thanks a bunch Becca! Love the bobbins and vintage laces and all the creative tid-bits you have shared here….you are the BEST!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Who wouldn’t like to get one of these little crafty gifts. They are so cute and sharing your little bits of lace etc is such a great idea for crafty friends!
    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Diane JSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Becca you are simply AMAZING! These are just to live for. Who would not love to receive this as a gift. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PavlickSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:48 am

    These are FABULOUS Becca and just so sweet of you! (shall I attach my snail mail address … teehee). Seriously, these are absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful idea! Thanks for all you do and for all you share with the rest of us!

  • ColleenB.September 17, 2012 - 11:52 am

    I’m sure any of your friends would love to receive such a gift. They are All Amazing. A cherished treasure for sure, especially getting something that is homemade and done with lots of love

  • Gretchen WilsonSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:54 am

    This is such a thoughtful gift for anyone. A special person to give it to. I wonder who.ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:55 am

    As always your cards are exceptional. Biblical verses, color and technique , gives us countless ideas on usage of paper. Sharing shows the kindness within, thank you for that.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline D.September 17, 2012 - 11:57 am

    All awesome stuff you made!! I’d be thrilled with the gift basket or little kits!! They are gorgeous… almost too pretty to use if I was a lucky recipient…lol.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    What a great idea for my craft-loving friends! Love it! Thank you. Your card is beautiful, too.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Beautiful vintage ensemble!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    OH MYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BECCA, EVERYTHING IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOOOOOOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me think of being in Grandmas’ Sewing Box!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING! GORGEOUS! FABULOUS! WIIIIIISH, I were on YOUR LIST!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MelanieSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    fantastic gifts for crafty friends card is beautiful XReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    Oh, so beautiful and romantic!

    I just love the Linen and Lace projects they are so wonderful! Lucky friends you have!

    These are fantastic little gifts. I would love to get my hands on some lace like this :O)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne HicksSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    What a lovely idea and practical too for fellow crafters. I too have a drawer full of goodies I keep that I’ve made for all occasions…just in case. I’ve hardly ever buy gifts of any kind. I make practically all the things I give away and I’ve saved a bundle through the years. People seem to appreciate gifts with a unique quality and personal touch! Makes all my efforts worthwhile :)ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    What beauty you do Becca.. I adore your cards and everything you do and love trying to copy your cards, but can’t do most as I don’t have everything you have, but I do a pretty good job and everyone loves my cards. I do adore your ribbon and would love to buy some, where do you get yours? I think it is so much softer and easier to work with than satin is.. Thank you so much for your blog and your wonderful work.. Please never stop. Wish I could afford your kits but I also know you understand that some of us live on a very limited income.. but just letting you know they are beautiful and am sure you have loads of people who buy them. Maybe the lottery will be kind to us!! :)
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Robin BurgesonSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Wow, as usual, LOL. And I’m so happy to see part of what’s in my October kit!! Still working on September’s and loving it.ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Jean, the ribbon I used is Schiff Seam Binding – also known as Hug Snug and you can get it from Zipperstop :-) Be sure to tell them Becca sent you! By the way a part of the lottery would be nice (smile)!ReplyCancel

  • Louise HallSeptember 17, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    You have some extremely lucky friends Becca! Your gifts are so beautiful that I’m sure your friends will be ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over them xReplyCancel

  • jacklyn KSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    I just had to have this kit. I do belong to the Napa Valley Needlers and this will make perfect gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia RSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Wow!!! Love everything! Such great gifts/cards!ReplyCancel

  • tina phillipsSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    I just love the way you packaged these things up…..I’d never wanna open it :) Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    I was thinking about your new kit club earlier this weekend and wishing I could join but with what you have done, I think it is a really try hard to do this kind of thing. You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    What wonderful gifts and packaging!! Lucky your crafty friends are!!ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    Amazing Talent you were privileged to get from Him!!! How wonderful
    of you to share all this with us….I feel privileged as well as soo Grateful.
    Thank you for today’s Gorgeous Treat ….Love it all!!!!

  • Francie (Montreal)September 17, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    It is always a joy to see what fabulous creation you’ve come up with. Today’s treats are really special. The receipients will be thrilled. The kits and card are truly lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisSeptember 17, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    I fell in love with this vintage card. Yes, the cameo is beautiful (If you ever find out what brand the stamp is PLEASE post it), the lace the colors and the use of the dies is just gorgeous. Truly you are an inspiration to use these dies and ribbons and let the really feminine side of us show. Thanks for all the hard work you do throughout the week; I feel like a real beneficiary!ReplyCancel

  • cindywSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    A little bit of lace, a little bit of linen!!!!!
    What more could anyone ask for. Love all your talent!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us all.ReplyCancel

  • Juliana TSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job! I envy anyone who gets a gift like these!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Completely elegant, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Just gorgeous Becca, I love the card and the colors are so soft and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • SusanSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Becca — you have a rare talent to be able to take everyday items and elevate them to the beautiful. I just love all these gorgeous craft items and I know your friends will love them too!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 17, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    It is such a good idea and great realization.
    Thanks for showing

  • DORINA DSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    What a fantastic idea and I love how you shared your gorgeous embellishments. So clever. Your cards were gorgeous as usual and I loved the spool toppers and how you made your card with them.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SackettSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Fabulous gift sets! Love the creativityReplyCancel

  • Maryellen WebberSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Wow, I love the gifts you created using your new Oct stamps and dies.
    The card you made is just beautiful! Thanks as always for sharing
    your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • PeggySSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Your projects are pure vintage goodness. Love them all. Your new stamps and dies are sew vintage and timeless.
    God bless,

  • Omega BrooksSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Wow, what a lovely gift idea. Any crafter would love getting this gift set. I especially love it since sewing was my first love. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. What a wonderful set of goodies to have on hand for an occasion calling for a lovely lady gift. I love the ideas you’ve show us here and thank you so very much for the inspiration. This kit is going to have so many cool applications!ReplyCancel

  • HettieSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    This project and the basket of goodies are just wonderful! I love the vintage look with the lace and that bow is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    What incredibly sweet gifts!!! My crafty friends will SO enjoy “my” interpretation of your works of art!! Thanks a bunch!!!

  • Deanne @ Three TreesSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    I don’t know how you come up with these things – stunning!!!!

    Deanne :)ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Cracking ideas and love how fem mine these card are. Wonderful work Becca and thanks for sharing xReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Girl you outdid yourself once again. I would love to spend twenty four hours with you ~ you could teach me so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is always such a pleasure to come home and see a blog from you as I know how it will brighten my day! Wonder if sometime you could give us a list of what you consider to be the say top 20 of Spellbinder dies. I think I have more than 20 but am interested in what your choices would be. Thanks for another awesome blog today.

  • Margie FulcherSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Becca: These cards are so beautiful. I love how you use so many different layers. And your lace collection is awesome. I won one of your cards, and I am in awe at how gorgeous it is. So artful. I am so happy that I found your blog, and I love what you named it, Amazing Grace!!! Love the song.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladySeptember 17, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Oh I can hardly wait for my October kit to arrive and love the extra inspirational ideas to use with the stamps and dies. Thanks so much!!

    I have to tell you that I am still working on the Sept. kit but each day I get closer and closer to completion. It has been a real struggle for me since it is all new to me. I never made one of those photo albums and have always wanted to try one. My goal with each kit will be to have the previous one finished before the new kit arrives! :) I must tell you that I messed up on one of the velum sheets while stamping. I am now short and need to run to the store and buy some. Like I said this is a real challenge for me with the stamping with inks. I had to take it one step at a time reading through it several times before going to the next one.

    Again thanks so much for all your Amazing Ideas!

  • Joy HaddenSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    What darling projects! Thank you for giving me such a cute idea – and giving us the resources!ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 17, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    You are always so ingenious!! These are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SSeptember 17, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    any of your friends would be honoured to receive such a delightful gift- I know I would- thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaSeptember 17, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    Lucky friends! Your gifts are gorgeous. I love the way you used the mini spool with the stick pin. So clever!ReplyCancel

  • Anna/OmaSeptember 17, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous as always Becca! Sure wish I was one of the crafty friends on your Christmas List! I love the lace, the card, the gorgeous bow, – let’s put it this way – I love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KSeptember 17, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    OMG! These will be awesome gifts to give. Thanks for sharing your ideas today. Hope you get crafty and inky again real soon!ReplyCancel

  • Michel ESeptember 17, 2012 - 8:13 pm

    Love this project. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful as always.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • CM2September 17, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    Everything is so lovely, so girly, so me, but only you could conceive such wonderful creations!:-)ReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 17, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Can’t wait for my October kit! So glad I joined the 12-month club. Thanks for providing these tickler ideas.ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 17, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    Oh my! What amazing projects & gifts! Love your projects!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramSeptember 17, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    These are great gift ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileySeptember 17, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    Becca, the gift basket for your crafty friends is a fantastic idea and thanks for sharing it with your blog friends. It certainly will enhance what we can do with the October kit! I love the idea of making something like this for a friend of mine who sews–it will be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterSeptember 17, 2012 - 11:59 pm

    What fabulous gifts. and so well put together.ReplyCancel

  • LeylaSeptember 18, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Becca, see a lot of your works! It’s more than wonderful!!! Amazing!!! You are miracle!!!
    So good ideas, interesting materials, can see details for ours!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa RamsdenSeptember 18, 2012 - 7:14 am

    What beautiful gifts, you have such a wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa RamsdenSeptember 18, 2012 - 7:19 am

    I am adding myself to your Christmas list ……. what else can I say but absolutely “”Wow””ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterSeptember 18, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Oh my goodness what a wonderful gift, such beautiful packaging, you wouldn’t even want to use them just have it out to have something lovely to look at, Gorgeous card to go with it all!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownSeptember 18, 2012 - 8:47 am

    OMGosh. . . .adorable gift sets, you are going to have the happiest friends out there!!!! I wish my friends were crafty so I could make them cute gifts, instead I make them adorable cards!!!
    So I have to say Becca, I’m trying really hard not to look or read anything on your blog about the October card kit release (or any months card kit release), I’ve decided I want to be TOTALLY SURPRISED each month when my kit lands at my door step!!!! Kinda like Christmas every month!!!
    So I can hardly wait to see whats in store for October!
    Keep up the great projects, you so make my day!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca SlocumSeptember 18, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Dear Becca
    Nellie & I need to know what is your source for DVD holders without the hub impressions.

    I ordered your Oct kit, it is sooo nice. Thumbs UP!
    You remain our constant inspiration (and the breaking of our budget).
    Luv yaReplyCancel

  • AnneSeptember 18, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    I think these go straight into the heirloom category! Gorgeous, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 18, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just ordered your October kit—-lucky me!! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The examples you designed are absolutely gorgeous! You are amazingly talented. Your work always inspires me and brightens my day. I’ll be waiting by the mailbox for the arrival of my kit:-))

  • Kelly LSeptember 18, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    Such lovely, soft, vintage card and gift sets. these are perfect for the sewer or paper crafter on your list. I am sure any of your friends would love to receive these! thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Becca. {{hugs}} and blessings,

  • Lynne IbergSeptember 18, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    Becca, your kit and your projects are so beautiful, cannot wait to receive it! Your work shows what a thoughtful and dear person you are, besides being an extraordinary artist. It is a pleasure to arrive at your website each day, really gives me a boost as I know it does so many others!! Take care and God bless!ReplyCancel

  • zetk@September 19, 2012 - 1:14 am

    Wydawa?o mi si??e widzia?am ju? pi?kne prace wczesniej – ale kiedy obejrza?am Twoje!!!! zmieni?am zdanie. To s? cuda!ReplyCancel

  • zetk@September 19, 2012 - 1:15 am

    It seemed to me that I’ve seen beautiful work before – but when I watched yours!! I changed my mind. These are miracles!ReplyCancel

  • ernestineSeptember 20, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    absolutely great,your ideas are amazing! Love from Vienna,ErniReplyCancel

  • Sherian DixonSeptember 22, 2012 - 10:52 am

    These are gorgeous. Too bad I’m not a friend. Ha! Know they will really enjoy their gifts.ReplyCancel

  • RandellynBSeptember 23, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    Absolutely amazing gorgeous projects! I’m sure your friends will treasure your gifts with fondness. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • karen daySeptember 23, 2012 - 9:31 pm

    I just love your work! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtSeptember 25, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Oh, so beautifully done! I love both cards- and you have very fortunate friends : ) I love the spool embellishment!ReplyCancel

  • DSeptember 27, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Love your designs, Hun. Anyone would be thrilled to receive such fabulous gifts!
    I’m still waiting on my Sept kit, but I can’t wait to get started! I agree videos would be great since I’m a very visual learner.

    I “think” the cameo & frame are from the “Recollections Cling Stamps – Cameo Frames” set from Michaels.
    Have a great day!