Winter Wishes “Must Have Christmas Wish List” – Pals December Blog Hop


Welcome to the start of the final Pals Blog Hop of 2013. This month we are showcasing projects featuring tools and supplies that should be on every crafters wish list. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Marlene Heringer’s Blog, So Many Toys So Little Time  number 16 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, you can find the full blog lineup below. You won’t want to miss any of this month’s amazing creations.

Recently, a good friend of mine asked, ‘What are your must have Stampin’ Up! items?’.

Undoubtedly, like all of you, I have my favorite colors, favorite stamp sets, and favorite punches, but I never put much thought into what my absolute must haves are.

So as Christmas fast approaches, and since our blog hop this month is focusing on what you should have on your Christmas Wish List, I thought I would share my top 3 can’t do without items.



Stampin’ Trimmer – If you are anything like me, you have purchased several paper trimmers over your crafting career, looking for that perfect one… I officially have 6. Hands down, by far, the Stampin’ Trimmer is my favorite go-to.




Envelope Punch Board – Can you say versatile? From envelopes to small boxes and little bags, this is a must have. On the Backorder list more than once since its’ debut with Stampin’ Up!, I don’t think I am alone in saying this is a wonderful tool.


Big Shot


Big Shot – From Die Cutting to Embossing this machine allows you the ability to make beautiful cards, home décor pieces, you name it, this tool will help you to personalize and create it.


Now I know you are looking at this list and saying… ‘Elaine, where are all the stamps???’, don’t get me wrong, obviously, I LOVE my stamps, but if you are looking at making an investment in your craft stash, just like that perfect little black dress, these tools will be your go-to time and time again, and they won’t disappoint!

I used my 3 favorite go-to tools to create the mini Christmas thank you cards, envelopes and decorative box below.

These tools made it a snap, and I think they turned out super cute! I’d love to know what your must have tools are, and the interesting ways you’ve found to use them. I know you crafty pals are always thinking outside of the box, and you provide me with endless inspiration!



Your next stop on our hop is number 18, Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons.

Thanks for visiting – and until next time…

Happy Crafting!









1.       Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy

2.       Peggy Noe at

3.       Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

4.       Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting

5.       Sue Becker at R n R Stamping

6.       Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat

7.       Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds

8.       Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

9.       Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo

10.   Kelly DeTommaso at Kellys Creative Corner

11.   Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life

12.   Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings

13.   Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

14.   Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

15.   martie pollard at The Crafty Bandit

16.   Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys Sol Little Time

17.   Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine

18.   Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons

19.   Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness

20.   Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff

22.   Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

23.   Beth Beard at My little craft blog

24.   Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

19 thoughts on “Winter Wishes “Must Have Christmas Wish List” – Pals December Blog Hop

  1. Debbie says:

    Your cards are so elegant! I love them!! Plus I just have to tell you how much I love your blog – it is very well done and coordinates with your cards! Great!!

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