Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share a gift guide full of awesome products for the crafty women in your life. I included five items that are popular amongst the crafty community right now that I'm sure anyone would love to receive. Of course, you could use this guide as gift ideas for a crafty friends birthday, etc. so it is definitely not limited to Mother's Day. Plus, you may want to even pick up a few items for yourself...nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while, right?
I personally own every item on this list and love them! I wanted to include items that I have tried and tested and believe in!
Let's get started:
If you haven't seen this awesome video by Jennifer McGuire where she explains how she stores her stamps and dies, you are missing out on some major organization tips. In the video, she shows how she uses her Brother P-Touch Label Maker to print out labels with the manufacturers name (she abbreviates it to three letters or so) and the specific stamp name. She removes the stamp from its clear packaging and adds them into the Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets, sticking the label in the top corner. By doing so, you can easily see which stamp you are looking at when flipping through them in a drawer or basket. She also adds the matching dies inside the back of the pocket with the coordinating stamp set so she won't lose one and not the other.
Overall...this is the perfect gift for someone who has a ton of supplies, but needs a little help organizing them. It might also be fun to include the link or name of the video with the gift so the recipient knows how it is intended to be used.
Keeping with that same organization theme, another great gift is the IKEA Raskog Utility Cart. It comes in three colors which are sure to match anyone's craft room. Having assembled watched someone assemble one myself, I would say that it takes about 25 - 30 minutes to put together which is nothing compared to other IKEA furniture pieces. Plus, the price is really cheap considering how much fun someone would have filling it with all their tools and supplies. We just gave one away at one of our crops and let's just say the winner was very excited.
Overall...this cart is adorable and anyone who has a dedicated craft space will love adding it to their work station. It's also a great gift if you are looking for something substantial that is also reasonably priced.
Again, if you are an avid follower of Jennifer McGuire you most likely know exactly what amazing things this machine can do when combined with foil sheets. If not, let me explain. When you print something in black and white on a laser printer (your printer must have toner for it to work) and run it through this laminator with foil over top, the foil will stick to the ink and create a foiled piece of cardstock. Let's say you print out some downloadable patterned paper and added some gold foil over top and ran it through the machine. What you end up with is gold-foiled patterned paper like all of the manufactures produce today. Can you say awesome? If you don't know exactly what I mean, I will link the video where she explains it here. And here's another video where you can turn your stamped images into gold foil ones.
Overall...awesome gift for someone who loved card making and all of the cool little gadgets that come onto the market. This would even be cool for someone who likes to create their own DIY art prints or anyone who loves gold foil really.
Over the years around this time you can always find husbands or children coming into our store looking for the Big Shot. I know that it is something that a lot of people want, but wait until a special occasion to purchase it (or have someone purchase it for them!). I knew right away when I was creating this guide that I had to include the Big Shot and the new Big Shot Plus because it is always a popular gift amongst the crafters that shop our store. If you are interested in knowing more details about the difference between the Big Shot and Big Shot Plus, I have a whole post where I explain all of the details. Read that post by clicking here.
Also, you may notice that the prices above are not as expensive as others you have seen around the Internet. That is because we are offering a 15% discount to anyone who orders one of these machines through us. The Big Shot is normally priced at $119.99 and the Big Shot Plus at $199.99. We think this is an awesome savings if you are thinking of getting one.
Overall...a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year as companies continue to produce different dies and embossing folders that we have to have. If your special someone already has the Big Shot, you should consider the Big Shot Plus. It is a much larger machine, with an additional 3 inches of platform space. Again, more details here.
These little cameras are all the rage with documenters and memory-keepers these days. I have one myself and I must admit that they are really addictive and fun to play with. Mine is white and I have had it for a few years and never had a problem with it. The film is a little bit expensive...around $1 per photo, but it really is worth it. Unlike normal cell phone cameras, every picture that you take on this camera comes out looking amazing. Of course, sometimes they are a little under or over exposed, but I think that is the magic of these cameras. You never know what you are going to get, but you always cherish the results.
Overall...a fun gift to give to someone who is always taking pictures whenever they go out. Just be warned though...you may end up wanting one yourself!
And that's it for my Mother's Day Gift Guide! I hope you enjoyed this post and were able to get a few ideas for that special someone in your life.
I would also like to take this time to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends.
What do you hope you get for Mother's Day? Or what are you purchasing yourself for Mother's Day? Comment below.
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