HSS Challenge #60 – Blooming Blossoms

Hello!   This is a great week for me!!!  It’s “Dancing with the Stars” time as well as “American Idol”.  So it also means that I will be in my craft room with my TV on watching my favorite shows and stamping.   “Pride and Prejudice”,
“Emma”, “Sense & Sensibility” and “Persuasion” (all movies based on Jane Austen’s books) have been put away for this season.  

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Blooming Blossoms.  My task was to create a gift set.  So here are two ideas — both quick and easy. 

The first is a Soap & Toothbrush Dispenser set.  I had purchased the “stampable” dispensers many years ago at a rubber stamp convention — 10 years ago to be exact.  I guess I was just waiting for the right project to come along as well as the right Designer Series Paper (Greenhouse Gala) to inspire me to finally use this set and create.     

The second item is also a quick and easy project — a desk set with matching pen.   I actually had this on my desk, so I decided to upgrade it by changing the pattern.    What makes this a real quick and easy project, is that I used the Stampin’Up! Greenhouse Gala DSP and cardstock.  No stamping involved at all!!!   I love using the punches so I took the opportunity to use the Scallop Trim Punch to embellish.   If you’re wondering what do to for a Hostess set, this is a great idea!!!   

I hope these ideas will help you.  Thank you for dropping in and visiting my site.   Have a wonderful week!!!

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Stamps — none

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

DSP – Greenhouse Gala

Punch:  Scallop Trim Border

Ribbon – Early Espresso taffeta


10 Responses

  1. Love your gift sets. I also love that they’re quick and easy. Very clever.

  2. Minnie – your gift set is beautiful! What a great present that would make 🙂

  3. Minnie, you always WOW me with your awesome ideas! This is fabulous and both projects are great gift ideas. They came out beautifully with that DSP, too. Just finished “Dancing with the Stars” on dvr from last night. I think I’m hooked again this year! Lol! 🙂

  4. Minnie, These projects are just wonderful. Love them!

  5. These two projects are fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Thank you!!! I’m so glad you came and visited my site. Please hop on over the Hand Stamped Sentiments; the ladies on the Design Team are so creative and provide wonderful ideas. We’d love to have you participate in the challenges.

  6. Minnie, these are so cute! The bath set would make a great housewarming gift. So simple and pretty.

  7. This is a great gift set. Who wouldn’t love to get it as a present.


  8. These are fabulous gifts!!! I love how your designed them, awesome and so pretty. I am such a post-its gal!!! You reminded me to make some post-it gifts for Easter. Hugs,

  9. i love the post-it note gift. what did you use to hold the post-it. They are cute gift ideas. The fact that they look quick and easy is nice.

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