Monday, December 27, 2010

Little Gift Ideas

Hi there… thanks for visiting me today.

Finally i can show you two little calendars i have made a few weeks back. The idea is completely taken from my very talented German friend Monika. She sent me in 2009 and 2010 each year one of these. The only thing she did was, to adhere the calendar sheets to the front (like were you can see my teddy) so it could sit like this through out the year on my desk.

Claudia_Rosa_Calendar_1

I thought that those tiny CD jewel cases would also make a great storage space or case to give some dies to friends.

Here i just placed a few of my Magnolia Doo Hickey dies – so you get an idea of the size. They do fit nicely, don’t they? Sweet little gift idea for a crafting friend.

Claudia_Rosa_Calendar_3


It was fairly difficult to take good photos of the holder – maybe this photo shows better how the idea works. I covered the backside of the magnetic sheet with matching Designer paper. The calendar is just with Scott double sided tape adhered, so the focal point image can be easily exchanged for Spring or Summer if my friend likes to keep this holder.

Claudia_Rosa_Calendar_2

 For the supplies:
Teddy on sled – Lili of the Valley
Snowman – Lili of the Valley

Sentiments: Whimsy Postmark stamps
Papers: Basic Grey
Dies: Marianne Design and Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Magnolia DooHickey dies on Magnet sheets – iam using the full sheets to store all my Nestabilities on them. They are easy to cut to any size you need them.
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Aging/sponging: Vintage Photo
Magnet Sheets, little calendars, CD holders – source unknown Moni can not remember where she purchased them.

PS. Make sure to check out Sir Stampalot first year of a Mega Sale on stamps.

62 comments:

craftymum said...

Hi Claudia
how gorgeous is this.
Definitely a great present for someone. I like the look of those dies too!
hugs sarah x

Andrea said...

Great idea - I store all of my nesties and other metal dies in clear CD boxes with magnetic foam, keeps them all organised and at hand :)

Louise said...

Such a great idea! Love it Claudia. The stamps are so beautiful after you´ve inked them up :)
Hugs ♥

theCook said...

Very lovely idea! Plus, I love the images!!!

Vicky said...

These are fabulous what a great idea. I keep all of my nesties in cd cases & I have larger style cases for my Magnolia stamps but I've never thought of doing this. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

alina said...

gorgeous as usually, Claudia!
hugs, Alina

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is a great idea and such a lovely gift!! x

Suzi said...

A wonderful gift idea Claudia, thank you for sharing. Love the image and those doohickey dies.
Hugs
Suzi xx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Claudia, these are just fantastic! What a great gift idea, and so beautifully coloured!

Lau W said...

Such a nice creation, great idea !
Your blog have really nice creations !
xxx

Gina L said...

What a fabulous idea! And it's really cute, too.

Pops x said...

Gorgeous sweetie, love the papers and your colours are fab, fantastic ideas too big hugs love Pops x x x

Claudia7 said...

What a great gift idea, Claudia! I love the LOTV images. I love your colouring.

greetings, Claudia7

Regina said...

Claudia, was für eine wunderschöne Idee mit dem Kalender!

Zur Aufbewahrung von Spellbinders nehme ich auch CD-Hüllen.

Danke auch für deine lieben Kommentare!

Liebe Grüße
Regina

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra

Riet said...

So wonderful Claudia,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

xxxtglxxx said...

Claudia, these look fantastic! Wow, what a great idea :)
I love the idea of a flat gift too, and the dies would be an extra special gift for sure!

Beautiful, cute and adorable images and I love the muted colours.

Have a Happy New Year

hugs

xxalisonxx

Bribrie said...

Trés bonne idée que je mets de côté ! Tes interprétations sont superbes ! Bravooo

Sinikka said...

Such a great idea. I really have to try it soon...it is a great birthday gift.
Hugs Sinikka

Bernadet said...

What a great idea Claudia!!

AsilisA MaM said...

Claudia,
thanks for so lovely gift idea!

Astrid said...

Ohhh Claudia, how gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous! And a great gift idea.
Hugs
Cordine

Sol said...

Lovely idea! Great Gift wrapping!
Love the Colouring and Embellishing!

The SnowCrystals are lovely!!! :o)

Sol said...

Lovely idea! Great Gift wrapping!
Love the Colouring and Embellishing!

The SnowCrystals are lovely!!! :o)

Marijke said...

Ohh these are so cute!
Perfect idea!
Hugs,
Marijke

Barbara said...

OMG, it´s stunning.
Hugs Babsi

Carol said...

WOWZER Claudia, these are absolutely brilliant!! What a fabulous gift idea, luv them! Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and becoming a follower, I really do feel honoured that somebody with your talent would follow little old me rofl! Lotsa luv xxxx

nicky said...

Oh claudia, die sind so süß und einfach wieder wunderbar gemacht! lg nicky

Happy Days said...

What a fab idea, love the images you've used - I think I've just decided how to spend my Christmas money!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Claire x

Marimer said...

Great idea!, I love to see if I can put it into practice, of course I will quote from where I copied, thanks Claudia.
Besitos. Congratulations

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Claudia what a fantastic idea, love them, I so love the way you colour your images.
Hugs Linda

Kylie said...

What a great idea Claudia! And oh sooo adorable to. A perfect gift.
Hugs
Kylie xx

Juls said...

wow!!! such stunning creations! Hugs Juls

Niki Estes said...

What a beautiful gift and a great way to highlight the cute images throughout the year!

LINDA W. said...

A sweet gift fot someone special
gorgeous coloring and LOTV just
too cute.
Texas hugs Linda

Joy said...

wonderful calendar

Abbylicious said...

Beautiful Claudia and what a fantastic idea! I won't be throwing those away anymore!
Judy K.

Jacilynn said...

fabulous idea! love these images...you have an eye for Cuteness! Hope you and your sweet boys had a wonderful Christmas!

MarieL said...

It looks lovely, Claudia. I saw this a few years ago and wanted to try it but never did. Thanks for reminding me.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Hi! I found my way here, blog-hopping!! Beautiful creations - and such a great gift idea!!! :D

Thank you for the chance to win in this blog hop!! I will now be hop-hop-hopping on to the next blog!! See you!! :))

Hugs, Hege

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

.. well, I was amazed by your creations and posted my comment to the wrong post - will have to go and add one to the friday sketcher's blog hop post, too!! :) ;) LOL Fun!

Amanda said...

Such a lovely idea, love the way you coloured your images!

Greetz Amanda

Diane said...

Such a great gift idea, Claudia!
Diane x

BA said...

so wunderschön claudia
xoxo BA

Cami said...

Great calendar, Claudia! Everyone can use a calendar so it's a very nice little gift! Hugs, Cami

doris said...

Frohe Weihnachten gebabt zu haben liebe Claudia.
Dein Kalender ist vom Allerfeinsten und ich bin hin ung weg!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Uschi said...

Liebe Claudia,

das sieht ja ganz phantastisch aus. Ich bin restlos begeistert!!!

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

Maris said...

Hi Claudia, ohhh how great this is xx

HeidiD said...

Claudia, this is such a cute idea - love it. I wish Moni could remember where she got the calendars and magnet sheets, would love to pick some up.

doris said...

Du bist meine Heldin und auf dem September bin ich schon gespannt....!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris!

Cina99 said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog :D

Your calenders are just too adorable! The idea of the CD jewel case is great (I just might borrow it from you ;)

Heidi said...

These ideas are wonderful. I just love that Mag die tag- Oh my, just may have to get that one if I can't modify and make my own. It is beautiful. I love the jewel case idea too- so sweet and what a lovely gift.

scrappinpeg said...

oh my gosh how nice for gift sets.... I love the little CD cases for the calendars. Great job. You always blow me away on your cute ideas! :)
Peggy

Mary Lou said...

Gosh Claudia~~Superb idea!!
Thanks Hun!!
Smiles

Joy said...

Claudia, hello!
Here is the tutorial of the pyramid box you've asked me.
http://stampartic.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-2-sassas-day-of-fun.html
Hugs, Joy

Monika Reeck said...

Liebe Claudia...ich bin in Muenchen seit 2001 ich lebe mit meinem Mann hier...es ist lustig meine Schwieger Mama Auch wohnt in ULM haha...

Ich meine wenn du einverstanden ist...koentest du mit mir STAMPING IMAGES austauschen...ich schicke dir meine gestempelte papier und du auch fuer mich.

Ich habe mehrere Hero arts stamp, deswegen habe ich meine Email adresse gegeben, hier nochmal monik1973@yaho.com , koenntest du bitte eine email zu mir schreiben...und wir reden ueber austauschen per email was denkst du oder nach dem Silvester besser right..

Ich wuenshce dir auch eine GUTEN RUTSCH und sehen wir uns wieder naxt Year....

Liebe Gruesse

Monika

raindropecho said...

Oooh!! How sweet are these!! I can't wait for the LOTV store to open. You keep making my wish list grow, lol. And you've used the Circle Postmarks beautifully ;)

- Ann

Trina said...

Claudia, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your cards are beautiful!! Hope your new year has started off right; I can't wait to see what you come up with this year...

Nancy said...

That snowman! He is so darn cute!

Taranqdi said...

Very lovely idea! Plus, I love the images!!!

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