ChristmasOrnament_invitation I was a little taken aback by the Christmas displays that appeared in our local stores before Halloween. Like most of us, I feel perpetually behind during the holiday season….this year the guilt just started earlier. LOL!

So, where to start?

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful guide on the home site at www.stampinup.com with ideas on cards, home decor, gift giving and decorative packaging.HolidayChocolates

If you've been crafting for a while, I'm sure you have a stock of scrap paper, ribbons and embellishments begging to be used. Wrapping holiday packages is a delight for me, and I'm looking forward to using some of my scrap pieces to create yummy-looking gift packages.

I'll be showcasing samples every day right here at Stamp Journey.

And how about some help in choosing stamping and scrapbooking-related goodies for your family and friends? Got it! It's the Holiday Extravaganza Gift Guide, and you can download the guide here:

Download gift_giving_guide_US.pdf

MerryChristmasTreat_WRAP So, take a deep breath…put a little Christmas music on…and throw the guilt away! Leave a comment about how you're preparing for the holidays.

I'll have a special giveaway goodie bag of holiday crafting supplies for one lucky random respondent, so be sure to leave your email address.

Now, go forth guiltless and create!


  1. I am just beginning to get into the swing of things. I started by making ribbon cards which I plan on giving in sets to teachers, bus driver, our letter carrier, etc. I also made advent calendars for my children and the kids in our family.

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