I loved all the gifts I received this year, but being a crafty person myself, the handcrafted gifts and cards I received are at the top of my list. I wanted to share them with you.
First, an Intarsia Santa from Bob:
Each year Bob makes a new Santa or snowman and I eagerly await the newest one under the tree. I’m always amazed at the workmanship in these pieces and really appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of one of these.
Holiday Card Envelope Album:
From my StampNation Advent Angel, Debbie, I received this Holiday Card Envelope Album which blew me away! It’s an album for storing holiday cards and pictures on the various pages and in pockets. Once you’ve filled it with all your treasured memories, you tie the ribbon keeping everything safe and sound. I love that you can actually create a “library” using these albums, pulling out the occasion you want to revisit at any time. Clever gal Debbie is, she sent me her blog post which shares all the details. I went to her blog, Paws to Scrap to check it out and we are now her newest follower! She had us at the word “Paws” but the picture of her pup sealed the deal.
I also participated in a “Secret Sister” gift exchange and it was very cleverly put together. There were five project we were challenged to make and one purchased gift with a $10.00 limit. I have to say, my Secret Sister spoiled me rotten…look at all this handcrafted goodness!!
And finally, the handcrafted cards I received which I will keep in a memory box just for cards as I can never toss beautiful cards like these.
Also from my Advent Angel, Debbie, as if the album wasn’t enough, this handcrafted card.