Handmade Gift Exchange 2013

exchangemainI was part of the Craftaholics Homemade Gift Exchange this year and what fun this has been.  If you have never joined up, you should give it a try.  Not only do you get to exchange a gift with a new pen pal friend, but you also have fun with crafts.  And who doesn’t this time of the year. 

Your gift had to be hand made, so since I love to digi scrapbook, I thought I would make Pat (my new digi friend from afar) some Christmas note cards and a desk calendar for her to use all year.

exchange1I used some digi elements from different Christmas kits to make different types of note cards and printed on card stock.  These make great gifts for a friend or to use for Christmas cards using your own pictures.  I love making these for all occasions during the year.  I always need note cards.  I found the note card size envelopes at my local office supply store.  I have also used kraft card stock and envelopes you can find at Hobby Lobby. 

exchange2I made one of these for myself this year and I know how much I love it.  Just the right size too!  Again I used digi elements from kits, make one for each month and cut to fit the stand up frame. Actually any type frame would work here.  You could make it as fancy and as much room as you have. 

I hope everyone who participated in the exchange had as much fun as I did and I can’t wait to participate again.   There will also be a linky party to view all of the other gifts.  Click on the button below for more information.



 Digi source:  Natalia Design and Weeds and Wildflowers

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  1. Your project is so cute! The design is just beautiful. :) I will be pinning this post for sure!

  2. What cute cards,, I love them. I participated in this gift exchange also. Ill be linking up in a few days.

  3. I have never heard of the handmade gift exchange idea but I sure do love it. I’m going to Pin this and share with some special friends who I believe will love it! Thanks for sharing.

    • Its a wonderful idea. She has this 2 times a year. Christmas and about the middle of the year. I love seeing all the different creativity there is.

  4. Those are so adorable! You are so good at stuff like this! It looks like you bought it!


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