Saving Time: Ready To Go Gift Solutions

Hope Gibson works as a Technical Demonstrator Support Agent at Stampin' Up! and recently wrote this article for the My Digital Studio blog.

With holiday merchandise beginning to fill our local department store shelves, I've started thinking about Christmas. It's almost that time of year (not that I'm counting). I keep thinking of how I can use My Digital Studio for my Christmas gifts. I love making things for my loved ones instead of buying something from a store. And, in my experience, handmade gifts are welcomed with open arms in my family.

I was looking through downloads and came across the Melt in Your Mouth Photobook Template (released July 24) and was instantly intrigued. The colors are vibrant, the patterns are fun and the best part—it already has recipes with mouthwatering pictures in it!

MeltInYourMouth

So, with the work already done (thanks, Stampin' Up!) I have more time to spend with my family and less time contemplating how to get started. I decided to print myself a copy. I wanted this recipe book to stand out from my others in my small collection and wanted something that could ship easily at a low cost. I decided a 5" x 5" soft cover photobook was a perfect fit for my needs. 

SimpleJoy

When I unboxed my book, I fell in love. The little book was so CUTE! With inspiration at my fingertips, I wanted to keep going, so I converted my project into a 5-1/2" x 6-1/2" easel calendar as well.

SimpleJoy2

I'm so excited to start sharing these adorable cookbooks and newly adopted recipes with my loved ones. Are you going to use MDS 2 to make gifts for loved ones this year?
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The Melt in Your Mouth Recipe Photobook Template is item #131007. The download includes a 24-page photobook 8" by 8" designer template, 18-piece stamp brush set, 13 Designer Series Papers, 21 embellishments. The coordinating colors are Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla.

My thanks to Hope Gibson for this very cool — and easy — idea for holiday gift-giving!

Cheers,
Kathleen
678-467-1330
maccreative@me.com
www.stampjourney.com
www.kathleeninnes.stampinup.net

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