Have you checked out the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection yet? These products are easy to miss as they’re not shown in the catalogues. Stampin’ Up! adds new kits on a regular basis and they’re only available while stocks last. That said, I know that they’ve restocked popular kits so you just might have to wait a bit for these to reappear. The nice thing about the kits is that unlike with the Paper Pumpkin subscription there’s no secrets. However when I received the Christmas Gifting Kit I was still surprised.
So the Christmas Gifting Kit is is essentially two kits in one. There’s everything you need to make make nine over-sized (3-1/2″ x 5″) gift tags. Each of the three different designs features a pop out section like the tree removed from the red tag shown above. The other two pop-out pieces are a star and a stag head.
Then (and here’s the clever part) there’s also nine ready assembled pockets. These are designed to be tied to the back of the tag so the pattern can be seen through the large hole. In the photo above I flipped the pocket section over so you could see both the tag and pocket tied together.
Assembling the tags is quick and easy with everything all ready cut and prepared, and adhesive is included in the kit. Also included in an 8 piece photopolymer stamp set, together with a Shaded Spruce mini ink spot and an acrylic block. So it’s a fully inclusive kit that needs no additional tools or materials and is great for beginner stampers.
Of course I’m not a beginner stamper and so my brain is just buzzing with all the ways I could use this kit. First up, what if I decided not to tie the pocket and over-size tag together? Well immediately I’d have 18 projects instead of the original nine.
And what about the popped-out pieces? well I certainly wouldn’t waste them. They could go on tag bases I cut for myself, or I could use them on cards for many different occasions.
The pockets? Well they’re the perfect size for a gift card and don’t need the over-sized piece to still work as a tag. But in addition I found they hold two Merci chocolate sticks and now I’m keen to find out what other treats will fit.
Without the pocket piece to peek through I could attach some Glimmer Paper or something else behind the hole in the large tag. Or simply leave it so the gift it’s tied to is visible. In fact that’s what I decided to do with the tag on this wine bottle.
But back to the stamp set which will be useful well after the contents of the kit are used up. There’s a pretty “Merry Christmas” but the other seven sentiments can useful for gifting all year round.
Of course there’s one final idea and it’s the simplest of all… buy the kit as a gift and pass on the joy of crafting to someone you love.
Now I’m off to play some with this kit and probably add another to my next order.
For some other Kits Collection kits check out these earlier blog posts: