Getting set for the holiday crafting season


It is coming – scary, I know!


So this week the challenge theme is “Anything goes” I figure since it does in fact say ANYTHING, that I would take on the craft project that is vital this time of year. The project being preparing my annual craft supply box! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here. What will you feature? We can’t wait to see!

Here’s my video:

What I gather:

  • stamps
  • tapes
  • stickers
  • scraps/papers
  • pre-cut dies/punches/embossing
  • embellishments
  • ephemera


What I don’t do is go overboard with amounts – I would rather use/empty it out a bit and then add more vs have so much that I can’t find things. I also don’t put solid color/neutral stuff in unless it is scraps left over from other projects.

Now that I’ve got my supplies, I should be ready to craft up a storm… right? RIGHT??? 😉

Special this week only for you my fabulous blog readers… if you want to join me (and some fabulous contributors!) you can register for the new Holiday Crafting class here – and get $5 taken off automatically using this link.

14 thoughts on “Getting set for the holiday crafting season”

  1. Great video. Thanks for sharing how you organize your items for projects. I do something similar for each layout I’m planning. If I have it in front of me I won’t forget. Good luck with the new class, I’d bet it’s awesome. Michelle t

  2. I must be ready for the holidays, I jumped all over your holiday class, can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!! I’m trying to enjoy the fall season, but I find I am ready to pull out my Christmas type supplies and see what I have to work with.

  3. I like your idea not to put too much in your basket at a time. not being overwhelmed works for me too!

  4. I keep three plastic shoe boxes stocked with trimmings: Birthday, Christmas and Love (Valentine’s Day, weddings, etc.) that I turn to when I’m working on a particular card. Makes life so much easier! I also keep stamps separate. Of course, there’s lots of other stuff that could make its way into a project, too….

  5. Christmas already??? Thank you, May, for giving me this much-needed reality check. It doesn’t seem so daunting when you focus on the first step of assembling supplies. Thanks for making the holiday crafting season seem not only do-able, but enjoyable if taken in small steps!

  6. Love this idea … and I should send you all my snowflakes! having an Aussie Christmas means it’s summer – so I pull all the snowflakey items out of my Xmas stash and put them in my white drawer to use for winter related projects!

  7. Great video, I so enjoy your how happy you sound about the Holiday. Hope you will be on Paperclipping to talk Christmas.

  8. FUN video. I need to put together supplies to finish more Christmas cards at a crafty get-together with friends. This inspires me to pull out a cute basket & gather my card supplies so I’ll be all ready!

  9. Such a fun video, May and thanks for sharing it with us! Now, all that’s left is for me to clear some days in my diary so that I can start on my Christmas crafting!! 🙂

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