Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giveaway | Handmade Holiday Crafting Kit

Over the last few weeks I’ve been busy crafting away in my craft studio.  I made a VERY limited number of handmade holiday papercrafting kit.  I thought I would give one of these holiday papercrafting kits away for my 1,000 blog posts celebration!  Well, the 1,000th blog post actually happened a few weeks ago, but that’s okay, we can still celebrate now!  :D

This handmade holiday papercrafting kit can certainly be used to make a December/Holiday/Christmas mini album, or you can use it to make other holiday cards and crafts.  The kit contains 6x6 papers, but they are not hole-punched, so you could use them for whatever you want, not just for making a mini-album.

- 6x6 sheets of double-sided pattern papers from My Mind’s Eye’s 12 Days of Christmas collection.
- Clear heavy acrylic cover (peel off protective covering before use)
- Hambly woodgrain overlay
- Paper doily
- various envelopes
- hand-sewn and hand-stamped decorated kraft and white cardstock
- My Mind’s Eye 12 Days of Christmas die cut sheets
- My Mind's Eye 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS rhinestones
- My Mind's Eye 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Trims
- 5 yards of Divine Twine Holiday twine (red, green, and white twisted together)
- 6 handmade holiday embellishments (doodads)
- 1 4x4 Jenni Bowlin Studio Die-Cuts Classic Label
- 2 blank manila shipping tags
- 1 red chevron bitty bag
- 1 polka dot kraft bitty bag
- 1 glassine bag hand-stamped with santas
- 2 red avery tags
- 5 white mini avery tags (3 hand-stamped with holiday sentiments)
- 5 colorful striped paper clips
- 7 vintage buttons tied with twine
- 2 Basic Grey journaling tags
- 1 strip hand-stamped holiday tickets
- 2 binder rings (in case you want to make a mini-album)

Close up of the papers.

Close-up of the handmade embellishments.

Close up of the hand-stamped little tags.

Close up of the red chevron bitty bag, the 5 yards of holiday Divine Twine, and the trims.

Close ups of the sewn, hand-stamped, and hand-painted pages.

So what do you think?  Pretty cool eh? 

This holiday paper-crafting kit is valued at $32.  For a chance to win it, please leave a comment telling what your favorite holiday tradition is.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Only one comment per person please!  Contest will close on Sunday night 9pm Pacific time, and winner will be announced Monday 12/5.  As soon as I hear back from the winner with his/her mailing address, it will be mailed out to you the next day.  Good luck and happy holidays! :D

*Giveaway now closed and winner has been announced here!*


  1. oh Christine! You are so amazing! I love that! It's so purdy!! <3 I have been browsing your blog for a few days going through your PL posts! You are very very inspiring!!!

    My fave holiday tradition is the cocoa and christmas movies! I love that!!!

  2. Wow, Christine!!This is amazing!! Congrats on your 1,000 blog posts! My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve midnight mass.

  3. Oh my gosh Christine, what a fabulous kit! My favorite tradition is putting the tinsel on the tree...

  4. One of our favorite holiday traditions is to bundle the kids up in the car with cups of hot chocolate and drive around looking at Christmas lights.

    Rachael S.
    Peoria, AZ

  5. You are so very talented!! That kit is gorgeous!! I love your style!! One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to see the lights on temple square in SLC! And of course food: our traditional Christmas day breakfast, sticky buns, orange slices and milk :)

  6. My favorite holiday tradition is our annual Christmas Eve "Danish Christmas" Party! It's beautiful and I would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance :o

  7. Very cute. Congratulations on reaching the posting milestone! I would share this with my two daughters to craft together.

  8. Love, love this! Favorite tradition : Kids in pajamas with blankets and hot cocoa..driving around looking at Christmas lights.

  9. Super cute! I love picking out the Christmas tree. One of my favorite parts of Christmas growing up and I still love it.

  10. Amazing amazing. Congrats on the 1,000 post! Hmmm...favorite tradition would be making cookies with my children to give away.

  11. Congrats on the milestone!
    And about my favorite tradition. . .that would be the "getting together" with the family. . .this year my mom and dad are visiting and I'm super thrilled!

  12. Our favorite tradition would be making cut out cookies & decorating them with the kids! Messy but fun! Love your kit!

  13. What a beautiful kit! Thank you for the chance to win! A favorite Christmas tradition for me is the baking!

  14. This is gorgeous!

    Mine is probably Christmas day itself & spending the day at my Grandma's visiting with my family. We visit, have dinner, do presents, & hang out until the kids are changed into their pjs.

  15. Oh Christine this is just phenomenal!!! I adore the coordination and the details you've created here!

    My favorite tradition, until we moved into the moon desert, was going to a Christmas tree farm and finding and cutting our Christmas tree! There's something magical about it.

    Now that we have an artificial tree I really pour my heart in to crafty projects with my daughter and baking & decorating cookies. So fun!

    (Also, Yay for 1,000 posts!! ♥)

  16. This is gorgeous! Such a great assortment of beautifully coordinated goodies! My favorite tradition has to be my husband's reading of The Night Before Christmas to my children. It never ceases to fill my heart with wonder and my eyes with happy tears.

  17. Oh wow this is fabulous Christine! Every last detail is perfection! Congrats on a 1,000 posts!

    My favorite tradition is when we get our tree. We get a live tree every year and we make an all day event out of it from picking out the tree to bringing it home and decorating it. We throw on some Christmas music and have some yummy cocoa while we decorate! We all look forward to it every year!

    Thanks for the chance!

  18. Love your handy work! My friend shared your blog with me and I am grateful. Our favorite tradition is lighting the German Christmas Pyramid and singing silent night with our daughter. When the lights are illuminated and all is dark and peaceful, it feels like the most serene time to thank God for all that is good in our lives and remember those less fortunate. We can't sing, but for some reason when we sing that song during that time it really sounds good and fills our house with Christmas magic!

  19. So super cute! My favorite tradition is giving out Christmas cookies. :)

  20. My favorite has to do with eating! We always have lots of cookies around at Christmas, and they have to be stored in Christmas tins. No Tupperware, only festive tins. Don't know if the tins or the cookies are my favorite part.

    Side note: if the whole accounting thing doesn't work out you need to start making kits. This looks awesome. Can we buy one if we don't win?

  21. This kit looks super cute! And congrats to 1000 blog posts! Its hard to narrow down what my fave holiday tradition is...I love everything about the holidays! daughter loves to pick out a nutcracker every year to add to our collection, she's now 6 and we love baking cookies for Santa and wearing new pjs to bed on Christmas Eve!

  22. My favorite tradition is opening new pajamas on Christmas Eve and then taking a family photo in the morning when we all wake up in our PJs.

  23. You are so crafty! I'm going to consider the fact that you posted this on my birthday a sign that I must enter and try my hand at hybrid scrapping.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is hanging our personalized ornaments. I have personalized ornaments going back 39 years. LOL

  24. I love reading your blog...Hard to pick just one.
    I think my favorite has been playing santa's elf for the last 16 years. We always had Christmas eve at my in laws house and exchanged family gifts. Then as soon as the kids were in bed, off to my sister in laws to wrap gifts from Santa and put them quietly below the tree. Santa sure has yummy cookies and milk too! LOL Leda

  25. umm hello gorgeous giveaway you are so talented....I wish I could make my own stuff like that!!! one of my favorite traditions as a young girl was going to the 10:30pm church service on christmas was cold and snowy....there was something magical in the air....the service would end at midnight by candlelight and and everyone would wish each other merry christmas...then they would wish me a happy birthday (since my bday fell on christmas i didn't have friend parties)....and as a little girl....this made me feel extra special.....heck even as a big girl it still makes me feel extra special! Hugs, MaryAnn

  26. Mmmmm... this kit looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    We just started it this year, so it's not really a tradition yet, but I am *loving* our new Elf on the shelf, and I see it becoming one of our favorite traditions! :)

  27. WOW - what an awesome kit! I'm literally drooling! hahaha

    My favorite tradition is sitting down and writing notes to Santa!

  28. wow! what an amazing giveaway-congrats on your accomplishment! i just love your blog and wish everyone luck on this one-definitely a goodie that i hope i get :)

    one of my favy traditions we do every year with the fam is watching the NYC Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting while decorating at my parents house-this year it was just me with my parents but we still keep it going strong and it was definitely a great time!!!!! hubby even is planning a trip for next year so we can all actually be there-how amazing would that be!

    thanks for sharing and i can't wait to see some more posts!


  29. What an amazing kit! Oh the Christmas-y things that can be done with it :)
    Our Christmas traditions - the parades! We must watch the parades! and every Christmas Day, we open our gifts with our kids, and then after lunch, we go to my parents house for some wonderful family time and food! Same thing every year - never gets old! and we always create new memories :)

    Thanks for letting me share and for the wonderful opportunity to win! I am so happy to have found your blog today :)

    hugs, margie

  30. Making cookies as a family is our favorite holiday tradition.

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