Stampin’ my way to Alaska Blog Hop for October#ALASKA2018


I am so excited to let my blog followers know that I am working on earning my very first Stampin’ Up incentive trip, this year to ALASKA!  I’ve joined this blog hop with lots of other creative souls who are also working their way to this Alaska Trip.  I hope you’ll take the time to hop on through and see what everyone else is up to, too!

October’s theme is “Just Decorate it.”   So, I chose to decorate a gift holder made using containers that some Stampin’ Up embellishments come in.  PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one hoarding hundreds (OK, not hundreds, but plenty!) of these cute little containers for the craft project I know I’ll get to one day?!?!?


Well, that day is today ladies!  When I heard Janet Wakeland’s theme of “Just Decorate it” I thought, YES!  Just decorate those cute containers you always say you’re going to do something with but really you’re just collecting containers.


Back view:


Front views:

I used the Layering Circle Framelits Dies to make this project super easy.  The littlest circle on the Halloween one is made using the 1″ circle punch.  But, other than that…Layering Circle Framelits it is!  The circle on the front of each is made using the 1 7/8″ circle die and then layered behind using the 2″ scallop circle die.  The circle on the back is made using the 1 5/8″ circle die.  Easy peasy! Then, just decorate according to your needs and you’re set to go!

Here’s a little more description from L to R:

For the Halloween one, I discovered that a single Reese’s PB cup fits perfectly inside the thicker containers.  I’m sure many other treats perfect for Halloween would fit, too.  Use your creativity!

For the Have a Holly Jolly Christmas one, I left the Fancy Frost sequins (item #142519) in the original container and will use as a hostess gift for one of my November workshop hostesses!

And, for the Christmas Joy one, I stuffed in some hard cash!  I have a hard time just putting money in a card, because I like to give and receive gifts.  This makes even the simplest gift of cash a little more special.  I embossed the white layer with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Folder for a little detail.

I hope you’ve enjoyed and that you are totally going to make one for everyone on your gift list this year! 🙂

Joyfully Yours,


PLEASE CLICK HERE on the INLINKZ graphic to view links to all the hoppers.

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