Regifting Card Idea

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On the cusp of the 2012, I thought it would be a good time to resolve to become a little “greener” as part of my paper crafting passion.  I will be making just as many cards–most of my cards have a destination in mind.  However, what about our handmade beauties making a trip to more than one recipient?

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Yes, yes . . . I have seen the episode of Seinfeld about the consequences of “regifting.”  However, passing along the suggestion to resend our creations (“regifting”) may be a smart way to add longevity to the “heart and soul” you transformed into paper (and one less purchase the recipient has to make the next time they need a card)!

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Today’s video (evolved from a “1 Minute to WOW” into about 4 minutes 🙂 shows you a Stampin’ Up! personalized stamp (Family Tree) that I customized for exactly the purpose of making the regifting suggestion.  It goes on the back of a removable insert.  The front of the removable insert is for your personal message or an interior stamp.  NOTE:  Stampin’ Up! personalized stamps cannot be ordered on-line.  If you are interested, please email me your order information here.  The personalized stamp details are on page 172 of the Idea Book & Catalog.

Watch my demonstrator video and let me know what you think about the concept of “regifting and recycling” cards with a comment below!  Today’s card (for my daughter’s 18th birthday) showcases Stampin’ Up! Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, available Jan. 4 with the start of the Occasions Mini Catalog!  Clean, simple, pretty!

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Stamp Sets:  Sweetheart (bird: W120415, C120780), Family Tree Personalized Stamp (card insert, 116633), Bordering on Romance* (envelope: W125480, C125482), Outlined Occasions** (Sale-A-Bration: W126014, C126016 )
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper* (125406), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad (109120), Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (120966)
Cool Tools:  Stocking Builder Punch (bird wing:  124095, only available while supplies last)
The Perfect Touch:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels* (125577), Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (122331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Medium Square Envelope (107289)

*Available Jan. 4, 2012 in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog
**Available Jan. 24, 2012 as part of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion


  1. this is a brilliant idea….so much more professional than my scribbles and scrawls on a post it note! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog and your clean style of stamping.

  2. I just love this thought Mary – I would hate to think my cards are sent to the trash!! Some of my friends do tell me that they keep them forever!! 🙂 You are so clever! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this great idea.

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