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December 04, 2010

Dear Husbands (Gift Guide Part 3)

(Here is the last day of the gift guide - I think. :) Sorry it was slow coming. Also, you gotta check out the song the girls at The Paperie wrote. It is My Favorite Things but for crafters. Cute.)

(Oh, and I have gotten emails asking me if I TRULY like these products - wanting my honest opinion. I am not being paid by these companies - thus the reason I don't have sponsors on my site. I only want to promote companies I truly admire. I share these products with you because they are fabulous and I, too, am tired of products that aren't up to par. These are truly things I love. Cross my heart. :)

Here are some more crafty gift ideas for you! Lots of things here - big price range. Remember, if you click on the links to head over to Simon Says Stamp, you can get a 15% discount with the code "jenmcgink" and (always) free shipping over $70. What a great deal. Now? On to the ideas...

  21 OK. You have to admit - Doodlebug's Buttons are so stinkin' cute. I can assure you that every crafter would love some of these. The colors and quality are fab - yum yum yum. (Click HERE for more info.)

BonappetitebbdoodlebugThought I would share with you a necklace I made using these guys. Wore it shopping on Black Friday and got tons of compliments. So many that I took it off so people would stop asking me where I got it. (Yes, this is true.) So fun...

This is the most amazing little tool ever created. This Corner Chomper can round the corners of just about anything. I use it to round my cards (several at a time), chipboard and more. It does both 1/4" and 1/2" corners and can even be used when a project is embellished. Love. It. Lots. (Click HERE for more info.)


I love die cutting. And if your crafty loved one has any kind of die cutting machine, you will want to get her some Die-namics. These are the cutest, most inexpensive dies in town. They can be used with the Cuttlebug, Big Shot - anything. My favorites? The clouds and buttons. (Click HERE for more info.)

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24 Every cardmaker looks for new and different ways to make cards. Something fun? Clear cards. Clear cards are such fun. I have lots of examples on my blog (search on "acetate") - I use them a ton. The pack comes with clear cards (super thick and oh so nice), white inserts and envelopes. (Click HERE for more info.)

Here is one example of a clear card I have done. So much fun to use.

12x12 patterned papers can sometimes be intimidating with loud and large patterns. This is one reason I love 6x6 paper pads. They are fabulous for cardmaking and scrapbooking - the perfect gift. (Click HERE for more info.)


Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best. I am loving these simple Stardust Glitter Pens. They are super fine tip and add just the tiniest bit of sparkle. Nothing over the top - just a little. Perfection. One of my favorite things to use these for is to trace a stamped greeting with this pen so it shines a touch. Your crafty gal will love it - and it is a steal. (Click HERE for more info.)

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I get a lot of people asking what notecards and envelopes I use. I always use Hero Arts Hero Hues stuff. The cards are nice and thick and white on the inside. And the paper packs are great for cutting the vertical 4.25"x11" pieces to fold into a card. I especially love their envelopes - they have a unique flap that I adore (see the photo). A great gift would be a box full of these - colorful goodness. (Click HERE for more info.)

The black enamel? Perfect for cute little eyes on stamped animals. The white enamel? Perfect for little dots to accent cards. When you squeeze out these White and Black Enamel Accents, they immediately go into a tiny perfect ball. A must-have. And it is costs close to nothing. :) (Click HERE for more info.)

I find myself using Mini Misters a ton. I keep a few with water (who wants to stop creating to refill?) and several with different colors of Perfect Pearls. So, I really like having these little organizers. And it comes with 12 misters - perfection! (Click HERE for more info.)


This gift idea is the cheapest (free) but definitely the most valuable. Give your crafty gal a card promising hours of "creative time" - where she can create and forget about all the craziness that is life. She will love ya for this one.

Hope these help. Happy shopping. :)


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I am certain to get #30.... he can't possible mess that one up!:\

Happy Christmas, Merry New Year. Best wishes for the holidays and thereafter....

I do believe #30 has hit upon perfection...and everyone can achieve this gift.
Wonderful idea, very creative, and helpful.
Hope your holidays are very merry.

Thanks for listing all your ideas for those who support us in our crafts. The ideas are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

He is not paying attention!I think I'll print these out and put them in the bathroom for him to read!

thanks for the gift idea list, lol. I do have MOST of your items you listed due to your enabling ;) and that's a good thing cause if you recommend it, its good!
I have a couple of misters and found that they work well with my tattered angels spray. They get clogged a lot in the original bottle but not in the mister.

What a wonderful list! Thanks Jennifer!
...I think the last item is my favorite... :)

wonderful ideas Jennifer...thanks for all the inspiration(for HUBBY,that is) I really enjoy your blog. Always come away with great ideas! Merry Christmas to you!!!

Great necklace!
Another long list and yep, they are already on my wish list.

Jen I have adored reading the last 3 days of what our guys could buy us and you are the true enabler, I love that too. Your necklace is gorgeous and I had a chuckle when you said you had to take it off, super sweet. Hugs!

LOVE it all!!!

The Paperie is my LSS! Thanks for recognizing their awesome creativity! And thanks too for the list of "must-haves"!

Jennifer you are the best!!! I hope you have a Christmas filled with celebration and joy!!

There are some great ideas here! Thanks, Jennifer!

More great ideas! I love #30! Hope you're having a nice weekend, my friend!

love all of your ideas ... have never seen the white and black enamel .. will have to look for that sounds great!

Thanks for more great ideas

#30 would be perfect! And I love your necklace!

Thanks, again for your list. Because of your blog, I have several of these items as well. I just bought the Ranger Enamel accents this week so I haven't used them yet! You list is awesome, especially for newbies!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your blog and all your ideas and tutorials!
You have a Merry Christmas with your family!

Love the list and the cool necklace and it brought me om idea's :-)

Forget about husbands. Did you make this list for me? Thanks!

Love the necklace!! My 10year old wants to make one - any idea on how many buttons you ended up using? I'm thinking we'll both make ourselves one. Love your other ideas too - especially the glitter pen and the crafting time!

Another great list. I'm lucky enough to have a handy husband & he made me a mini mister holder from a beautiful piece of wood that holds 20 mini misters.

Thanks for sharing all these amazing products. I just discovered the enamel accents and am loving them.

Great picks, Jennifer! Still trying to hunt down the clear cards locally. Think I'll have to bite the bullet and buy them online.

Loving these lists so much! Would you be willing to share instructions for that awesome necklace? Love it!!!!

great ideas. off to check out the dies!

i will share instructions in a future post :)

On your recent Thinking Inking videos you mentioned a product called Fantastiks (a type of pen/blender/tool). Could you link me the info for that product?

Wonderful suggestions! Things any papercrafter could use! TFS!

You're a doll! and, LOVE the button necklace!

I love the button necklace! Would you share how you made it?
Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas with everyone. I am ever so thankful. I've gotten so many ideas from you! Especially about your office. My craft space looks so much better after seeing how you organized your's!!
Have a wonderful holiday season!!

You always have such great ideas. I, too, love my Chomper. Such a practical and easy to use tool. And so portable; some heavy-duty corner rounders aren't.

btw, your sense of color is just fantastic. I love the sweet soft rainbow look of your necklace!

i LOVE the button necklace. Can u pls share directions?

Fabulous, Jennifer.
My shopping list os growing :o)
Especially #30

What a Doll you are, Jennifer, for taking the time to help out your fellow crafters!!! Thank you:)

Wow! You know about so many terrific craft items! Thanks so much for sharing.

Great ideas and tell the girls at Paperie that the song is darling. Edna

LOVED the LIST part 3!! I liked the song and the necklace you made is just AWESOME!! I am so excited about the holidays and all of the great products out there to choose from!! Thanks for everything Jennifer!! Have a GREAT WEEK!! =)

If all these hints fail, buy what you want, and give him the tag to sign, or just forge his name!

that creative time idea is so sweet! i think everything that i have gotten from your suggestions has been super projects. thanks for continuing to be a great enabler, Jennifer! =) have to put that corner chomper on my list! i know! it's hard to believe that i still don't have it.... =) have a fabulous week!

More great gift ideas! I have most of them, thanks to your enabling! (I'm missing 23 & 24.) I love the Hero Hues paper. DH doesn't mind my crafting time. In fact, he enjoys telling me who to make cards for.

2 questions. How many buttons are in a pack and how did you make that neclace? I love it.

Thanks for more enabling!! I have been wanting some of those dienamics to run through my CB!!

I love, love, LOVE the necklace that you made! You are so talented and creative! Very happy to see in the comments that you will post instructions on how to make it on another post!

Love your necklace. Add me to the list of those asking how you made it. My quilting friends would be so jealous!! Your lists have been wonderful.

Excellent! Time to send the link to DH. :D

Please post the necklace instructions soon! Perfect project for me while I'm recovering from surgery! Love your post! Have a fabulous blessed Christmas!

I finally picked up glossy accents today. After having you talk about it so much I just had to get some. I can't wait to play.

Hi Jennifer,

As always you are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Such cute cards!!!!


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