When we travel to a Stampin’ Up! event and share a room with friends it is a fun treat to make roommate gifts for one another.
I’ve made a variety of things over the years and always want something unique. I try to find something that is my main inspiration for the gift which is usually an assortment of related items. This year I started with a set of vintage style Instagram pens that I was able to buy at the Facebook store when we visited Kyle earlier in the summer. I should have taken a photo of just the set of pens – each one in the package was different colors – so I based each roommate gift one of of the color combinations. And I made one set for myself – that’s the one I photographed.
For my set the colors were Sahara Sand and So Saffron. I’m trying to remember the other colors – one was Marina Mist and So Saffron, one was Marina Mist and Whisper White and the fourth one was Sahara Sand and Lost Lagoon. I think that’s what they were – so each note pad and the bag tag matched the pen. Everyone had the same little photo book.
I used some little black canvas bags to hold everything and clipped a little bag tag on each one. When we go to a Stampin’ Up! Event everyone receives a bag – so all 2000+ of us end up with the same bag and it’s a good idea to bring a unique tag to attach to yours. So I made these as part of my gift and then we were able to clip them to our SU bags for the week.
I also included a little Everyday Notes set. I used index cards that I cut into 2″ pieces and punched them with the Ornate Tag Topper punch. I made several of these for myself and I’m actually using them for little notes in my craft room as I’m working and need to remember things or replenish supplies. But my thought was writing notes about photos you take or things you want to remember to add to your scrapbook.
And then I made this fun little mini scrapbook that resembles the Instagram logo. It’s a 4×4 size so it’s perfect for your real Instagram photos – add in photos as pages or trim and attach to a card stock page. I thought it would be a fun little album. I found the idea on Pinterest I believe it was another Stampin’ Up! demo in Europe that made some like these.
That was what I gave to each of my roommates. I haven’t photographed what they gave me – and in some cases have already used (or eaten) what was inside!
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