Hand Stamped Gift Exchange

My favorite part of our Annual Stamped With Aloha Christmas Party is our Hand stamped gift exchange.  It is so wonderful to see all the creativity shared.  After everyone opens their gifts they put them on display and we all walk around and are inspired by all we see.  

This year for my project I purchased a glass jewelry box and I covered the top with layers of our cardstock and a piece of DSP from the Blooms and Bliss collection.  Inside the box I stamped a set of coordinating cards.

Blooms and Bliss Card Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Blooms and Bliss Card Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The cards on the inside were created using the coordinating DSP from the Blooms and Bliss Collection as well as the Square and Oval Layering framelits.  The stamp set I used to create this project was Garden In Bloom.  

Here is a closer look at the cards with coordinating envelopes.

Garden in Bloom Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Garden in Bloom Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Garden In Bloom Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Garden In Bloom Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lori was the recipient of this gift and it blessed me to see how happy she was to receive it.  

SWA Holiday Gift Exchange - www.stampedwithaloha.com

SWA Holiday Gift Exchange - www.stampedwithaloha.com

As people were admiring the creations I kept overhearing the same question "who made this one?"  So we decided then and there that next year we will make everyone put a note inside the gift to acknowledge its creator.   Therefore I don't know all the people who created these projects but I will list the ones I was able to find out.

Zeny created this fabulous fancy card box.  She purchased the "feet" at a hardware store and added them to the bottom of a box she created.  Zeny LOVES making boxes so guessing that she made this gift was an easy one.  I hadn't seen this idea before and thought it was beautiful.

Fancy Card Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Fancy Card Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Roxanne made this beautiful bracelet.  This must have taken her a lot of time.  It is so pretty and put together so nicely.  It was very detailed with beautiful pink beads.  This photo doesn't do it justice!!!

Stamped Bracelet by Roxanne - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stamped Bracelet by Roxanne - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I'm not sure who, but someone made this decoupage wooden tray with the beautiful Botanicals DSP that has been so popular here in Hawaii.  What a great idea!

Tropical Tray - www.stampedwithaloha.com  

Tropical Tray - www.stampedwithaloha.com

 

This box, another one I am not sure of who made it, was filled with cards and tags that were packaged in a hand stamped case.  There were a variety of card styles inside, all super cute!

Card and Tag Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Card and Tag Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam made this cute wreath out of DSP.  I am not sure if Terry (pictured below) won it but I bet she wished she had since she seems to love it so much.

Pam's Wreath - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam's Wreath - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Wanda made a wreath too.  Her's was made out of clothes pins that had been covered in Washi Tape.  What a colorful and fun way to use washi tape.

Washi Tape Wreath - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Washi Tape Wreath - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lori made a whole collection of Cookie Cutter Christmas items.  This card was included in the collection, isn't it nice.

Lori's card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lori's card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Another part of Lori's gift were these glass coasters.  How cute and fun!

www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jodi decorated an entire tree.  It had tons of gingerbread men all over it.  Isn't it cute, just like its creator Jodi?  

Jodi's Tree - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jodi's Tree - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Olivia made this adorable snow globe scene.  Ann and Zeny are admiring all the little details she put into it.  

Olivia's snowglobe - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Olivia's snowglobe - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Well, as you can see in addition to all the fun and games I told you about in my last post our Christmas Party was also filled with lots of inspiration, creativity and sharing.  Those are three things that make me love what I do and I am so blessed that I get to do it with wonderful people such as these who came into my home and blessed me with their warm hearts and creative spirits.  
 

We purposely have our Christmas party early so there is still plenty of time to reproduce some of the fun ideas we see in the Hand stamped gift exchange.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them too and are inspired to create some gifts of your own.