Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beck - Heidi Swapp Believe Gift ideas

Good Morning Good Morning!

Well, today is the day of the big Christmas event down at the shop.  If you were lucky enough to have booked in and be attending, I am sure that you will have a blast!  I was intending on going, but I now unexpectedly have my 3 year old nephew to look after, and I don't think he'd be much help!!!  I'll try and pop in for a few minutes later.

Now, what have I been doing this week, I hear you say?  I've been playing with the Heidi Swapp Believe range again this week.  Such a lovely Christmas range.  I LOVE it. I've been using the leftovers I had from cardmaking a couple of weeks ago, and having a play with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Gift Bag Punch Board.


Honestly, whoever designed these things is a genius.  They are sheer brilliance!  I made a little gift voucher book using the envelope punch board...

It has 5 envelopes held together like a mini-book using a concertina folded spine.  You could put a different gift card in each envelope, or a cute little Christmas saying, or a nice message to the recipient in each one (like a little book of warm fuzzies!).

A few years back I remember my Aunt and Uncle bought my Grandparents some vouchers from different cafes around town for Christmas, so that they could have several trips out for coffee etc as a treat.  What a brilliant idea for people who are hard to buy for, or who don't really NEED anything  :)  That's the sort of thing that this little gift book would be perfect for.

Now, the other thing I made was a cutesy little gift bag, ideal for dressing up the contents of a box of scorched almonds, or your other favourite sweets...

It's decorated with a wreath of fussy-cut poinsettia flowers, and some little hand cut leaves.

Cute huh?  I thought so!  You could use these as gifts for workmates or friends, or put names on them and use them as place settings at your Christmas table. 

Now, not sure what you all got up to last night, but I spent the evening making Christmas cards with my son Jacob (he will be 10 next month).  I was doing my thing, and he was doing his, without any help whatsoever from me.  Here's what he came up with:

I am one very proud mama.  This was all his own design, and he made it all by himself, without any help from me, using my leftovers and offcuts.  Not a bad effort!  He also made a couple of cards for his grandparents, using some of my older leftover Christmas papers and ribbons...

I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!  I LOVE that he shares my love for papercraft, being a boy there was always the chance that he wouldn't want to do this sort of thing with his Mum, so I am very lucky.  Aside from this, we sometimes bake together too, which is nice.  He gets plenty of 'man' time with Daddy, appreciating car and bike stuff.

Righto, I'd better go relieve J from toddler-sitting duties before the novelty wears off.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend... bear in mind that there's only 18 sleeps till Christmas!  Don't forget to check out the Christmas bargains at the shop, and be sure to enter the challenges: 

Don't forget that every Sunday we launch a new Christmas Special and Christmas Crafty Challenge for the week. You have until Dec 22nd to upload your entries and there are new prizes each week to win! Click here to read all about last week's challenge and specials
This week it's 30% off all Christmas Embellishments, Projects and Packs, plus all the other categories that we have had on special so far. Click here for the Christmas Store to pick up a bargain.

I'll be back again before Christmas, so I'll see you then.

Toodles, Beck x


  1. Awesome Beck, love the little gift bag with the poinsettia wreath on it and well done Mr Jacob xx

  2. Really love the mini book, would be great for a travel album ,one could pop all the tickets inside. a great idea using that product.