Handmade Gift Exchange

This year I decided to participate in the handmade gift exchange over at Craftaholics Anonymous. Have you ever participated in an online gift exchange before? I have not! So, this was my first exchange. I must say, Linda has it quite organized!  Basically you get paired up with a partner through Elfster. You have your own profile and everything! You can ask questions to your partner and you can check your partner’s wish list. So, that is exactly what I did.  I checked my partner’s wish list out. She also answered some questions for me. I found out that she is a red fanatic and a horse fanatic. On her wish list she had a pin cushion. So, that is what I went for. I found a mason jar tutorial here and went for it.  Of course, I had to make a card because you all know I’m a card making fan;)! So here is what I sent off to my super nice partner…..



For the card I used Stampin Up Cardstock (sorry don’t know the name, I won a Stampin Up basket at an auction and it was inside, LOVE IT THOUGH) I took my paper punch and cut out this shape and stamped on it with my new rotary stamp I got from JCrew randomly enough! Yes, you read that correctly…JCrew…hahaha! My husband bought jeans and I bought a stamper!  Then I used washi tape…red from Target and polka dot from Archivers.  That’s pretty much it. I enjoy simple looking cards! I hope my partner does too!;)

For the mason jar, I wanted to use horse looking fabric so I chose this bandanna looking fabric because whenever I see it, it reminds me of a horse, plus it was red, which my partner loves!


On the inside I added ribbon, needles, buttons, all sorts of things!

So there you have it! My first online gift exchange! Thanks Linda for the great experience!

Have a Super fun day!


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is the owner and operator of Every Day is an Occasion LLC. She designs for paper manufacturers and teaches craft classes. Her projects can be seen on the Disney Blog, HSN, WSBT tv, and published in craft magazines. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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  1. I did this one too. I won’t get to post it quite yet since it is going to FLORIDA and I want to have her get it first! Such a fun thing to do this time of year! I love this idea you did. Just darling!

  2. What a FUN idea! Realy cute Jill, it looks great I’m sure she will LOVE it!
    Hope you had a FANTASTIC weekend!

  3. That came out super cute Jill!!!


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