Hey There! We are so happy you are here this gorgeous Friday! Today, we are focusing on Christmas gift giving with a lovely idea from Lisa and Donna.


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Today Lisa shares a gorgeous Christmas ornament featuring the cardinal from our Winter Birds stamp set! This is such a great idea. Here’s Lisa!

“Hello and happy Friday! Today is Black Friday, which is the biggest shopping day of the year in the US. Rather than fight the crowds in the stores, I have an easy home-made gift for you that can be made in the comfort of your craft room!

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I started by stamping the striking cardinal image, from the new Winter Birds stamp set, on acetate using Staz-On ink, then colored him with alcohol markers, and finally accented him with a glitter pen. The cardinal word, also from the Winter Birds stamp set, and the fancy Peace, Joy & Love sentiment, from the Poinsettias stamp set, were also stamped in Staz-On.

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I then cut this out in a circle that would fit inside the ornament, leaving a little ‘grab piece’ on the top to fit in the ‘neck’ of the ornament so the acetate will stay securely in place. Simply roll the acetate around a pencil and slide it into the ornament. Once the acetate is in the ornament it will open up to fill the space. A piece of wired garland and some silver cording complete the ornament.

Of course, a gift needs gift packing!

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Some shred inside a standard acetate card box makes the perfect ‘nesting’ for my cardinal ornament. Note, for my project I used a round, flat ornament. A full, round ornament will work just as well, though you may need to create your own gift box for it.

Inspired by Stamping, Lisa Eisner, Winter Birds stamp set, Christmas Ornaments, DIY ornament, Cardinal

For the tag, I used a sentiment from the Sugar & Spice stamp set. This sentiment can be used year-round for your crafting projects. The pinecones are from the Christmas Wreath stamp set, which is currently free with a $50 purchase! This is another stamp set that has images you can use beyond Christmas-time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and make one (or more!) yourself. If you give this a try, don’t forget to link it up in our Customer Gallery (if you use Inspired by Stamping products) and/or in our IBSIC #88 Challenge (if it fits the current color inspiration).




Winter Birds




Sugar & Spice


Christmas Wreath

Gift Card Holder Idea

I usually give gift cards to my teenage nieces since they are hard to buy for.  I was searching around Pinterest and came up with this pin for a gift card holder idea.  Here is my version.


I used one of the Inspired by Stamping December 25th Labels stamped on to silver glimmer paper.  (Hard to see the shine in the photo)  When you open it up, the cover pulls up the gift card for the receiver to see.


I stamped the inside in silver ink with Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III and a sentiment from All Year Wishes.  I didn’t have any gift cards handy so I made my own for the photo (LOL).

With less than a month before Christmas, there’s a lot to do!

Happy Crafting!



December 25th Labels
Background Basics III

All Year Wishes



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IBSIC Challenge


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