“My Favorite Crafty Things: More Creativity Boosters” + Giveaway

(This is Part 10 – the last part – of “My Favorite Crafty Things” feature. You can see Part 1 on Stamping Tools HERE, Part 2 on Cutting Tools HERE, Part 3 on Adhesives HERE, Part 4 on Paper HERE, Part 5 on Creativity Boosters HERE, Part 6 on Stamps HERE, Part 7 on Embellishments HERE, Part 8 on Ink and Coloring HERE and Part 9 on Die Cutting HERE.)

Today is the last day of this series. I hope you have enjoyed it!

Here are some more goodies that I consider “Creativity Boosters” – including kits, classes, storage, etc. These things are from some of my favorite non-stamping stores.

Here we go… My Favorite Crafty Things: Creativity Boosters…

Card Kits

There is something inspiring about getting a box filled with cardmaking goodies that all go together beautifully. And with a unique stamp set, too? Love it! Simon Says Stamps makes it easy with their monthly card kits. You can sign up for a monthly subscription at an amazingly low price or by them month by month. Check out January’s kit HERE… it is a good one!

Scrapbooking Kits

Are you a scrapbooker? Then be sure you check out Studio Calico. Their monthly kit program is super popular – their scrapbook kits are divine! I love the add-ons offered, too. They also now have card kits and Project Life kits, too!

Online Card Classes

Looking to get inspired and learn more ways to get more from the products you have? Try Online Card Classes. You can go take them anytime, and you will have access for a lifetime. Lots of videos. Tons of cards. Many great guests.

Even better – you can now give a class to someone as a gift. Or you can ask someone to give one to you! 🙂 It is easy – just go HERE. These are my favorites of the classes…

  • Inspiration Showcase – Get inspired by ink, dies, paper, and more with 16 technique-heavy videos, 33 card ideas, and an inspiration canvas.
  • Clean & Simple Card Making – Create extraordinary clean and simple designs! With 14 videos and 36 cards, you’ll have new design skills at your fingertips.
  • Creative Chemistry – Master techniques with the ever-creative Tim Holtz. This class contains 5+ hours of video content!
  • A Cut Above – Learn everything you need to know about die cutting from this two-part class. Sign up for traditional or electronic die cutting… or take both for the ultimate die-cutting class.
  • Stretch Your Stamps – Get the most out of various styles and types of stamps with 22 videos and 58 cards!
  • Kick Start – Give your creativity a kick start with 32 inspiring videos and 25 card ideas.

And guess what? We just announced our newest class and you can now sign up…

Yay! Hope you can join us. Want a peek in what a class looks like? Here you go…

Gift Certificates

Here is another easy last-minute gift to ask Santa for: gift certificates for some fabulous shopping! I would recommend e-cards from Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Two Peas In a Bucket, or Online Card Classes…


If you took my Kick Start class, you are familiar with my new clear stamp and wafer thin die storage systems. (I show videos explaining it all in the class.) But I thought I would link to what I love here, too, since I love it so much!

I store my clear stamps in sleeves from Office Depot (just cut it carefully down the center seam to create two separate pockets – see more HERE) and then in clear containers from Amazon. I love this system! For wafer thin dies, I use cd pockets from Office Depot and store them in the same clear containers meant for soda cans. I adore this system and it is keeping me organized! Here are the storage goodies I love…

And there you have it – all of My Favorite Crafty Things. I hope you have enjoyed it!

One last giveaway! Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/22/12 for your chance to win a spot in an Online Card Class of your choice! Good luck.


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273 thoughts on ““My Favorite Crafty Things: More Creativity Boosters” + Giveaway”

  1. I’ve taken several of the classes and have LOVED them all. I would highly recommend them and would love to take another one! So much inspiration.

  2. Thanks for all the great information you have given in this ‘Favorite Crafty Things’ series – so good to hear takes on how things work best for other !

  3. I have so enjoyed your Crafty Things. Your recommendation is all I need to have when it’s time to supply up! I am going to venture into the world of bows. Thank you for sharing your die expertise?

  4. I love it when you share you favorite things! 😉 I esp. Love it when it is something that I already have! 😉

  5. This has been a great series of videos – so informative. Thank you so much for putting them together. What fun to win a prize. Thanks for giving us the chance.

  6. Jennifer, your stamp & die storage system is THE BEST!! I took that class and started that system and my craft room is miles better for it. Thank you so much. I shared it on Scrapbook.com and (hopefully) linked to one of the pictures in that series in my gallery. I have already signed up for the January class. I can hardly wait. So excited. Have a wonderful Holiday. 🙂

  7. Love the sound of the new class.Embracing C & S is in my top ten for 2013.I always find those kind of cards peaceful to look at it.

  8. Jennifer, I know all good things must come to an end, but I will really miss your videos and fav things series. I have learned so much and plan on using much of the information to become a better, more organized, thrifty papercrafter. Looking forward to more of the same in 2013. Haven’t ventured into your online classes, but would love to try one. Thanks for all you do. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!

  9. Love your storage ideas! I am always looking for a better way to keep organized. Thanks again for sharing your favorites!!!

  10. I took your holiday card class last year and the first clean and simle class. They are awesome. I would love to win another class to do over the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Thanks for such a wonderful little crafty series. I don’t think you can ever get enough new ideas as a crafter. I definitely added to my already long wish list. Thanks again for sharing!!

  12. Jennifer,
    I took several of your online classes and I’ve learned so much (you really are a great teacher)! However, the one class I haven’t taken yet, is the Kick Start class! If I were to win, I definitely would choose the Kick Start class!
    Many thanks for all you do!

  13. Awesome list of must haves! Now I need the “must have money” to buy it all with! Thanks again, Jennifer!

  14. What a truly amazing giveaway!! And what a difficult choice that would be! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win a spot in one of the classes!!!!

  15. Thanks for more great info. I am off to see if I can find binder pockets here in Australia. Kaisercraft do make zip lock sleeves for binders but sometimes they are a bit narrow.

  16. Great post series! TFS!! I especially like that OCC can now be gifted – I already emailed the link to my hubby for future reference. One question…can you add a spot for an OCC gift of a specific dollar amount to be used on any class, in case the gifter buys a class we’ve already had? In overpayment could be a credit for a future class. Thx for another great giveaway.

  17. WHAT??? Of all the wonderful giveaways that you are offering, this one made me run for the comment box the fastest…I alomst dropped my iPad, LOL!
    Sign me up, OCC is spectacular!!!
    (oh, and I had no idea that Simon Says has a card kit. I am headed there now…)

  18. I would love to try an online card class. I’ve never taken one before but they do interest me a lot. Thanks for the giveaway!

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