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November 30, 2010

Dear Husbands (Gift Guide Part 1)... and a giveaway!

(Hi. If you are a regular reader of my blog, please send a link of this post to your loved ones. It is a gift guide for them that I think you will love!)

Dear 1
I know it can be hard to pick out crafty goodies for us crafters for Christmas. You never know what we have or exactly what we want. So I am here to help.

If you really want to make us smile on Christmas morning, get us a few crafty tools - ones that can be used over and over again. Many of these goodies are inexpensive... which I know is hard to believe with the usual high cost of our hobby. :)

So, I am here to help save the day. Here are some goodies I know your favorite crafty loved one will adore. These are tools that I LOVE. I only recommend the things I think are fabulous, so you can be sure your crafters will love them too. And I am not associated with most of these companies - I am sharing these products because they are great... not because I was paid to. :) If you are interested in the price or where to easily get them, just click on the links for each. I listed a lot, so hopefully you will find something to suit your crafter.

And! I was telling Heidi at Simon Says Stamp that I was going to do this post and I was bold enough to ask her if she could hook you hubbies/loved-ones up with a deal. Kindly, she said yes! You can get 15% off everything, in addition to their normal free shipping for orders over $70. Woohoo! Just enter the code "jenmcgink" at check out.

Dear 2
Every crafter needs a great trimmer - one that will cut straight. And this Fiskars one does it, and also has a great wire guide that shows just where you are cutting. Hands down - this is the best trimmer out there. And for about $25, you can't beat it. (Click HERE for more info.)

Gift 2Here is another must-have tool that costs only about $10. These Tim Holtz scissors are great for everything from crafting with ribbon and paper to wire and metal. I even use these to prune my garden and my husband steals them often. Fabulous, I tell ya. (Click HERE for more info.)


Many crafters already have one, but this baby is the Merecedes of heat guns. This heat gun from Hero Arts gets super hot and does a fabulous job. For about $30, it is a great gift idea, too. (Click HERE for more info.)


I am sure you non-crafters have no idea what this tool is. However, this Ink Blending Tool is awesome. You use it with Distress Inks (which would also be great stocking stuffers) and for so many techniques. For under $5, who can say no? (Oh, and you might as well also get some additional foam pieces - they are reusable). I promise your crafty loved one will smile. (Click HERE for more info.)


Check your crafter's room. Do you see a kraft-colored piece that she works on? If not, get THIS. It is an amazing work surface that is perfect for inking and painting and all that good crafty stuff. I use it for everything and you can see it in action in all of my videos. For about $15, this is a GREAT gift. (Click HERE for more info.)


This gift idea is a hard one to explain if you have never stamped before so you are just gonna have to trust me. :) The Stamp Press (or as I call "Stamp Thingy") is great to use with clear stamps and cling stamps. I find it so very helpful and for about ten bucks, you can't beat it. (Click HERE for more info.)


This next idea is something your crafter likely doesn't have but sure would love. It is the new Natural Sticky Back Canvas. (Self descriptive, huh?) There are so many fun crafty things you can do with it... a fabulous gift. (Click HERE for info.)


Every crafter needs adhesive. And I have tried them all! There are four adhesives that are the best of the best: Mini Glue Dots, American Crafts Dot Runner, American Crafts Foam Dots and Glossy Accents. All of these goodes are under $5. (Click on each product name listed for more info.)

Miniglue   Acdotgluerunner61713   Acfoamdots61709   GAC27898MINIGLOSSYACCENTS


Speaking of the best of the best, Hero Arts stamps are incredible. Since they are all made in the USA, you can be sure the quality it top notch. They make a TON of great products including stamps, embellishments, papers and more. (Click HERE to see all of the newest Hero Arts products.)


For today's last gift idea, I would recommend any of the Tim Holtz Alterations Dies. These can be used with ANY die cut machine (even the Cuttlebug) and can cut through everything. There are some new ones out that are great, too. My favorites? The Ornamental, NEW Mini Ornamental, Styled Label, Baroque and NEW Mini Baroque. (Click HERE to see all of these dies.)

Thsizzixminibaroque   Thsizzixminiornamental

So, there are my first 10 gift suggestions for you to get your crafty loved ones. I will be back tomorrow with 10 more.


Now, for all you regular bloggers, I have a giveaway for you! Just leave a comment here by Friday night and I will pick a lucky winner of each of my favorite adhesives listed up there under Gift Idea 8...

Miniglue   Acdotgluerunner61713   Acfoamdots61709   GAC27898MINIGLOSSYACCENTS

Good luck... see you soon!


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Oh Wow!! thanks for the great gift ideas!! they are wonderful and super helpful!! =)
Also thanks for the GREAT giveaway!! you are truly wondeful and generous. may God bless you and your dfamily this christmas season!! ;D

so cute! LOL

HMM HECK TO THE YEAH!!! Oh I am linking this EVERYWHERE any of my beautiful awesome family could read this..Ha.. LOVE IT all! Using #4 & 5 tonight and it's actually because of you :) I am in LOVE w/#5 BEST money ever spent I use to use printer paper to cover my table Ha.. So if your ears were ringing it was me saying Jennifer YOU GENIUS thank you. So once again I thank you for saving Crafty Christmas ;)

HMM HECK TO THE YEAH!!! Oh I am linking this EVERYWHERE any of my beautiful awesome family could read this..Ha.. LOVE IT all! Using #4 & 5 tonight and it's actually because of you :) I am in LOVE w/#5 BEST money ever spent I use to use printer paper to cover my table Ha.. So if your ears were ringing it was me saying Jennifer YOU GENIUS thank you. So once again I thank you for saving Crafty Christmas ;)

yay! One can always use some adhesive!

great gift ideas. I would love anyone of them.

You rock! I look forward to reading your blog so much. The ideas are wonderful, projects are beautiful, so much inspiration, easy links to great products, and chances to win stuff!!! I am such a happy girl right now. :)

Love all the gift ideas! Thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway. Never can have enough glue.

Great suggestions and I'm out of glue dots so count me in! I'm just sayin' ... Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

What a cool idea for all those other halves

I love this idea. It will come in handy for my boyfriend, wo is always looking for stocking stuffer ideas.
Looking forward to the next post.

Now its official. I am soooo influenced by this blog and your suggestions, I already have 7 out of the 10 gift ideas and they ALL came from you. You are so right about the trimmer, LOVE it! and I have had quite a few over the yrs.
Planning on a second one to keep packed in my tote ready to travel with.
Thanks for a great post. No one can have enough adhesives !

Awesome! Glad you are coming back tomorrow with more, cause i already have your list in my scrap room! LOL I guess I shouldn't admit that one on the web... OH WELL!

Perfect! I'll use it to write a letter to Santa! Some of the items I already have - your enabling influence is to blame there - but one can always use adhesives!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Great post to share with our hubbies--thanks!

Great gift ideas! I shared it with my husband :) I have found that you can never have too many adhesives!

Oh, great ideas...I'm sending this link to my sisters and brother and of hubby! Thanks Jennifer!

wonderful idea to have a gift list! I'll be sending the link to others:)

These are all wonderful ideas. I will be passing along. Thank you for the Thinking Inking at Two Peas it was wonderful.

I have been looking for a good heat gun. Now I know which one is the best. Thank you.

I might have to print this out and leave it somewhere my hubby can see it! LOL! So many fabulous craft things!

This is a fabulous idea! Definitely a post to share ;-) Thanks!!

Fun list! I am blushing at how many of those I already own.... I am waiting for my old Fiskars trimmer to give up the ghost, but it just keeps on cutting...and cutting...and cutting! Great ideas though.

Thank you for all those recommendations. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your posts. I hope to win those adhesives!

what a fun list!

what a fabulous post!!!

I have to agree with you. I have about 2/3 of your recommended list.

Brilliant idea! Will forward this to my hubby!

So is there anything you want us to link your hubby up with?!!!! Just offering to return the favor :)
Great post from you, as always!
Happy Christmas season to you.

Thank you for the information and the opportunity to win your favorite adhesives.

wonderful list!! I'll leave this page open for him ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Great gift ideas! As always, you rock, Jennifer! Thanks!

Jennifer, this is one great, fabulous list. And I wholeheartedly agree because I too have alot of these products. Thanks for the recommendation on adhesives. I thought I had tried them all, but your list has a couple I have not tried, so I will do. Thanks for the chance to win!Keep your recommendations coming. I really believe you when you put a recommendation out there. So everyone listen up....Jennifer is the best!

What a great post Jennifer.. be sure I will be sending this on!

You are such an enabler. Thanks for the great gift list I will sure pass this along.

great ideas. I may have to suggest the paper trimmer to my hubby! Thanks for the chance to win!

You should add the powder tool to your ift giving list.

Great shopping list! :-)

What a great list of goodies!!

I love all of your crafty gift suggestions- and a giveaway makes this post even better. Thanks!

I am going to try this paper cutter. I have 3 and hate all of them. Gonna leave this out and highlight #1 so hubby can see I need it! lol TFS

Wonderful gift ideas. I have that trimmer and I love it!

Thanks for the gift ideas and for the chance to win.

thanks for sharing the gift ideas I can just email my family and friends with this link!

Thanks for the ideas Jennifer. I always buy the stuff for my stocking for my husband because I know I'll get what I really want! He hasn't a clue and hasn't the time to get clued in. So I put a couple of online orders in early and get things I would not normally buy for myself.

what a fabulous idea! I was making a list of course already...but you are helping!!! He will love your ideas!using the links NOW!!!!!!! u rock! ty ty

:) Great ideas there. I can't wait to see the next ten.

Great gift ideas! I'm panning on showing the hubby when he gets home from class! :)

Thanks for a chance to win these great adhesives. I have some of the products you mentioned and love them. I'm sure I would love all of them. We just purchased a new car and decided that would be our Christmas gift this season, but some of these items would fit in my Christmas stocking. I'll let Santa in on the list!!!!

I'm already the proud owner of about half of these items. My favorite is the paper trimmer which I got off a previous post you did recommending it. Thanks for sharing!

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