Simon Says: Gift-spiration

Today I’m inspired to share an idea with you for photo gifting, and I’ll review the Heidi Swapp memory display stand as well.

First off- here are the supplies I used:

Now on to talk about this product from Heidi Swapp. Bottom line – I think it’s GREAT!

It is a standing display that you can alter, add and change pages, and basically turn into anything from a calendar to a scrapbook!

The size is fantastic as well. The photos you see me using are either 4×6 or very slightly cropped 4×6 photos. The fun part? the total freedom! You can re-do this or take it apart when you’re done or tired of it and want something different.

Or, you could build a gift for someone else!

Just grab a few photos, just a few supplies that coordinate such as a few tapes, trims, and dimensional embellishments, and let the project come together! What I love about this book is that it could so easily be a project that someone who doesn’t normally scrapbook could whip together in no time – as well as being a fun project for someone who enjoys scrapbooking.

Love the no-rules of this project! You could build it so pieces peek out and it goes from smallest page on top to biggest on the bottom, you could make them all the same sizes, use tags, not use any photos and do a calendar or inspirational quote decor item – the possibilities are truly endless!


 I encourage you to head over to visit Simon Says Stamp & Show to see all of the other creations and to enter. I loved reading about the various tips, traditions, and of course seeing all of the ideas that the design team has to share. You should join us too – this week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules.


  1. stampersuzz says:

    Beautiful memory book! Lovely designs and the photos are displayed with wonderful embellishments.

  2. Very cool photo memory book, May. Love the bright colors and the dimensional embellishments! <3 Candy

  3. Stunning album May! It has such a fun feeling to it, perfect for the photos. Beautiful details and a great idea, also as a gift.

  4. A lovely idea May, the perfect keepsake and I love how,you can add to it if you wish. Love the beautiful cabochon embellishments, very striking. Great gift idea. Tracy x

  5. Oh wow. Love this product & love what you did with it.

  6. Julie Bonomo says:

    Love the colors, design and great gift idea! Thank you!

  7. I looove this!!!!!!

  8. This is lovely. I really like this and hadn’t seen it before. Great job!

  9. Love what you did with this

  10. Gorgeous album and sweet picture of the girls! I love the way you embellish! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Really pretty album! Love the idea that it’s so interactive and it makes a gorgeous display! Hugs, Sandra

  12. DancinPammie says:

    I meant to leave a comment but my computer decided to freeze up. I wanted to say how adorable this is. I want to make one too! Hopefully when all the holiday stuff is over, I can get back to scrapping again!

  13. Lisa m Zepponi says:

    Love this! Very cute!

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