Yes, it’s that time of year already! Time to get started on making crafts and gifts for the holidays. To get you started we are giving away this lovely stamp set from Banana Frog – Christmas Elegance.

To enter leave a comment below, telling me what projects you plan to make for the holidays.

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Entries will close next Thursday, September 2nd 2010. Winner announced Friday September 3rd 2010. When commenting please enter a valid e-mail address in the field provided so that we can contact you if you are the lucky winner. Good luck!

Comments are now closed on this post. Thank you for entering!

By Francine Clouden


107 Comments so far

  1. Teresa Novak on August 27, 2010 6:28 am

    I am planning on making most of our Christmas gift this year–everything from jewelry to pajama pants–because it’s tie to make a serious dent in my craft supply stash.

  2. Jayma on August 27, 2010 6:51 am

    i plan on making some vinyl tiles for the holidays, in addition to handmade cards!!

  3. Vernell on August 27, 2010 6:53 am

    This year I making my holiday cards as usual but I am also going to try and make as many handmade gifts as possible.

  4. Jayma on August 27, 2010 6:53 am

    another entry, posted on my facebook!!

  5. Pat on August 27, 2010 7:18 am

    So far I am planning to make some aprons, table linens, and cards. Those will all have a holiday theme. I like to have some extra handmade gifts on hand to use as hostess gifts and people at work.

  6. Sondra on August 27, 2010 7:23 am

    I have knitted a purse for my sister, and plan to crazy quilt a monogram for my daughter and embellish T-shirts for all the women on my list. I started back in March!!!

  7. Vernell on August 27, 2010 7:24 am
  8. Vernell on August 27, 2010 7:25 am
  9. Melissa on August 27, 2010 7:27 am

    I tweeted this contest @VintageBR

  10. Melissa on August 27, 2010 7:29 am
  11. Melissa on August 27, 2010 7:31 am

    This year I’d really like to do some baking and give away yummy treats to all my friends and neighbours. I will make up some cozy knits for family members.

  12. Jeanne Clarke on August 27, 2010 7:49 am

    This year I am going to have a ‘handmade’ Christmas. I plan to make cards, decorations, table settings, gifts, preserves and other seasonal goodies. I am going into the woods to forage for holly, mistletoe, cones and acor No shop bought

  13. Lorraine on August 27, 2010 7:51 am

    I plan to make our Christmas cards this year.

  14. Gina E on August 27, 2010 7:52 am

    I’m making my holiday cards as well as cards sets for gifts to send.

  15. ColleenB. on August 27, 2010 7:53 am

    Making my own cards as I do every year.
    Also making homemade gifts from the kitchen and will be making ornaments for all my trees.

  16. Ma;rietta on August 27, 2010 8:13 am

    This is such a beautiful stamp set!! I am just about ready to start making Christmas cards, not for me, as mine are done, but I make cards for Operation Write Home. This is a non-profit organization that sends hand made cards to the troops to send back to their families. It is such a rewarding organization and have been apart of it for about 3 years. These stamps would look gorgeous on the cards I make for them. Thank you for the opportunity to win these pretty stamps!!

  17. Kelly Massman on August 27, 2010 8:22 am

    The main projects I will make are Christmas cards!

  18. Julie on August 27, 2010 8:37 am

    I plan to make most if not all my gifts this yr.

  19. Jackie on August 27, 2010 8:59 am

    Am planning to do my two favorite crafts-making holiday cards n sewing

  20. Mandy on August 27, 2010 9:05 am

    I am about to start knitting some hats and may just whip out an apron…

  21. Niina on August 27, 2010 9:13 am

    I’m going to make advent calendars for my sister, godchildren and my best friend. If I have time, I’d like to do a tree skirt for myself and my godmother.

  22. Sunny on August 27, 2010 9:14 am

    My family started a new tradition last year where every present has to be hand made. It made the holiday even more special for everyone. This year I am making hand made checkers boards with pictures of each family member as the play pieces.

  23. Naomi on August 27, 2010 9:54 am

    I plan on making some fun advent calendar stuff with the stamps. Great giveaway. Thanks!

  24. Denise on August 27, 2010 10:09 am

    I’d like to make a Christmas tile mosaic using these lovely stamps and polymer clay, mica powders, and embellishments.

  25. Danielle Joseph on August 27, 2010 10:18 am

    I’m already working on Christmas presents since we’re planning to have most of our gifts be homemade this year, I’ll be doing neighbor gifts, a new wreath, and cards as well. These would really help out with the cards!

  26. Linda Harbin on August 27, 2010 10:49 am

    I’ll be painting/creating mixed media art and glass ornaments for everyone this year. These stamps would be perfect for these projects! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  27. jennybean on August 27, 2010 10:56 am

    I plan on decorating paint cans to fill

  28. Melissa on August 27, 2010 11:12 am

    I would REALLY love to make my own holiday cards this year. I’ve just started scrapbooking again after several years off, and I think this would be a fun project!

  29. Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) on August 27, 2010 11:12 am

    I’ll be making my Christmas cards this year, as well as a slew of gifts.

  30. Tabitha on August 27, 2010 11:13 am

    I’m not quite settled on what I’m making this year, but I have several ideas. I have many requests for crocheted snowflake garlands, but I also plan on making a bunch of stocking stuffers and little purses.

  31. pedilu on August 27, 2010 11:38 am

    I’m planning to sew this year for my family members… still don’t know what.

  32. Linda Parker on August 27, 2010 12:15 pm

    I love to make our Christmas cards and I love to stamp gift bags and tissue paper. !

  33. Nancy on August 27, 2010 12:28 pm

    I sew and craft so I would use the stamps for cards or on fabric to make all sorts of great one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

  34. Linda Parker on August 27, 2010 12:31 pm

    I put you link on my Facebook page.!/?ref=home
    Linda Parker

  35. Stacia Daniels on August 27, 2010 12:32 pm

    I will be Crocheting blankets, kids toys, cat toys, and dog toys. I will also be making my own Christmas cards to send out to family. This give away sounds great!!! I could use the stamps for Christmas cards and gift tags.

  36. Rachel S. on August 27, 2010 1:21 pm

    I am making knitted stuffed Christmas tree & heart garlands, herbal eye pillows, and dangling button bookmarks! Love the stamp set, thanks for the fun chance!

  37. Deb Neerman on August 27, 2010 1:28 pm

    Yum, love these fab stamps!

    I’m a faithful Google reader of the blog and have been for-evuh. How nice of you to offer this great giveaway!

    I’ll be making all of my holiday gifts and greeting cards this year. And a couple dozen or so handmade ornaments for special friends and family members. Last year, I made ornaments that looked just like cupcakes ‘frosted’ with shredded coconut (really just fake snow)! Everyone loved ‘em so now I have to try to top that.

    Thanks so very much for the chance to win ‘em!

  38. JessicaK on August 27, 2010 1:36 pm

    I’ll be doing my cards, as usual, and am also trying to branch out into treats/gifts as well, with handmade packaging. The circle and die cut images in this set would be perfect!

  39. nigel on August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

    Locally made crafts are such an important part of a community. This blog is a short list of 10 reason why people should support local crafts..

  40. Melody J on August 27, 2010 2:13 pm

    I want to make ornaments(painted and beaded). Also I would like to knit and crochet hats.


  41. Catherine Levy on August 27, 2010 3:07 pm

    I am going to make tons of different things this year for Christmas:

    ~my Christmas cards
    ~my teachers gifts for the kids teachers
    ~I have photo canvas projects on the go
    ~picture cd’s for friends of their children I took during play dates etc.
    ~tons of baking to do too

    Thanks for this chance to win some goodies,

  42. Catherine Levy on August 27, 2010 3:08 pm

    I became a fan on facebook


  43. stacy on August 27, 2010 3:09 pm

    handmade holidays!! I’m planning on making something for everybody on my list. we did it last year and it really amplified the spirit of gift-giving and a genuine attitude of thankfulness and thoughtfulness throughout my family…and with young kiddos in a world of mass produced stuff, we were happen to embrace the change. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Catherine Levy on August 27, 2010 3:10 pm

    I entered the giveaway statement on my update in my facebook profile: Catherine Levy is my name so you can see on Fb.


  45. Catherine Levy on August 27, 2010 3:17 pm

    I have also blogged about the giveaway on my blog:

    Thanks for this chance,

  46. Krista on August 27, 2010 3:18 pm

    I plan on defintely making my Christmas cards. I also moved into a new home recently, so will be looking forward to crafting some Christmas goodies for the house, of course while at it will make some for Christmas presents for others in my family as well!

  47. Judy Butler on August 27, 2010 3:38 pm

    I would like to sew some new stockings this Christmas.

  48. kathy s on August 27, 2010 6:20 pm

    I have already started making my Christmas cards and will be sewing some toys for my grandchildren and creating as many other gifts as I possibly can- They are more personal this way- I will be doing preserves and other things

  49. myclaybliss on August 27, 2010 7:23 pm

    I plan on making clay gifts :)

  50. Teak on August 27, 2010 7:24 pm

    I have been saving brown and white paper bags all year to decorate as my christmas wrap fr the year. This stamp set will be the perfect embelishment.

  51. terriavidreader on August 27, 2010 9:36 pm

    I’d love to win, I haven’t decided what to make other than cards, and more cards!

  52. Lucie on August 28, 2010 2:05 am

    I will help my children to make some Xmas cards in addition to my own, using stamps and tiny gem stones. I also hope to make some marmalade from the lime tree in my garden!

  53. Racheal M on August 28, 2010 4:32 am

    As my daughter is just turning 5, I will be helping her to make her own cards for xmas.

  54. Sarah on August 28, 2010 4:48 am

    I will be making all of my own Christmas Cards this year. I will also be crocheting an octopus amigurumi for my fiance!

  55. Yvonne Russell on August 28, 2010 5:22 am

    This year I’m making handmade notebooks, gift tags and tree decorations. These stamps would be perfect.

    Thanks for the chance.

  56. Heather on August 28, 2010 7:11 am
  57. Heather on August 28, 2010 7:13 am
  58. Heather on August 28, 2010 7:15 am
  59. shirley on August 28, 2010 9:28 am

    I am making PJ bottoms for 7 grandkids, and memory lane board games for my 3 adult kids. the game is about the area where they grew up and includes pictures of the area and memory cards that contain questions about their youth.

  60. Sandy N. on August 28, 2010 10:06 am

    I have 2 quilts in the works as Christmas gifts this year. These are great stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  61. Hannah on August 28, 2010 12:33 pm

    These would be fantastic for embellishments on all familys and friends christmas cards!

  62. Emily on August 28, 2010 1:54 pm

    making purses, aprons, hats, scarves, pajamas… i have a lot of left over cardstock from my wedding, so i’d like to use it to make cards.

  63. Adair on August 28, 2010 8:10 pm

    I plan to make all my Christmas cards as I have done for the past few years. I LOVE Chistmas stamps and paper!

  64. Catie on August 28, 2010 8:48 pm

    I plan on making calendar cards, christmas cards and quilts

  65. Danielle on August 28, 2010 10:22 pm

    I’m planning on doing shrinky dink ornaments as gift tags for people – these would be perfect!

  66. Desire on August 29, 2010 1:23 am

    What a gorgeous set of stamps – I co-ordinate a non-profit craft workshop and my ladies would so enjoy using these stamps for their Christmas card drive.

  67. Chris B on August 29, 2010 6:14 am

    Just getting my feet wet in stamping, a little intimidated, but just so attracted to it. Would love to try gift tags, cards and something new for me on my scrap book pages as these stamps are pretty cute.

  68. Lisa Ashby on August 29, 2010 7:37 am

    What a fun giveaway! I have a lot of projects on my to-do list for the holidays, but the biggest one is refinishing an heirloom rocking chair for my niece. I can’t wait to get started on that one. :)

  69. Suzanne on August 29, 2010 6:37 pm

    I have already started. I make homemade canned pie filling with homemade cards and give those out. I am afraid not to give them out anymore. Some people plan their holiday dessert on the pie filling I had started to give out every holiday three years ago. I just surprise them on the flavor of the year! At least it is a gift that will never go to waste.

  70. sandra on August 29, 2010 8:06 pm

    I’m excited about creating some card designs for my project. I acquired new stamps and am anxious to get started. With all of the warm weather that we’ve been having, I can’t quite get in the mood yet. I usually design my own name tags also.

  71. Britt on August 29, 2010 10:59 pm

    I am hand making a box of cards for each of my four great aunts and my grandmother on my mom’s side and my two great aunts and my grandmother on my father’s side. It will be their xmas gift and I plan on having around 20 cards of various occasions for each person. That totals around 160 cards. I started in July. :)

  72. Frances Tellis on August 29, 2010 11:12 pm

    As I always enclose a letter with my greeting card, it would be nice if I could stamp the letter paper with a relevant design

  73. Linh C on August 30, 2010 8:46 am

    I plan to make teacher gifts for Christmas.

  74. Laurel Rieger on August 30, 2010 11:33 am

    I love to make rum balls, bourbon balls and other confections that combine flavorful booze with sweet yummy goodness! Almost as much as I love making the candies, I love making my own tags and labels using stamps, glitter, those tiny glass bead-balls and colored inks. These stamps would help add a lovely and elegant touch to my usually home-spun gift items. Thanks for your consideration!

  75. Carmen on August 30, 2010 5:04 pm

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  76. Chic Mummy on August 30, 2010 11:42 pm

    I’m planning to make this Xmas a fully homemade one, so lots of food gifts, a few sewing projects and a heap of cards. This stamp set would be perfect for all of those!

  77. Chic Mummy on August 30, 2010 11:43 pm

    Following BananaFrog on twitter and tweeted!

  78. Ami on August 31, 2010 4:28 am

    i am going to make little gift hampers that include yummy cookies that i will make and decorate, a sock muffin which is a pair of socks faking it as a yummy muffin. and i will wrap my gifts in my hand printed wrapping paper.


  79. Angelica on August 31, 2010 6:23 am

    This year, I plan to buy second-hand xmas fabric (and whatever other patterns strike my holiday fancy!) to wrap all our gifts in reusable gift bags. I started making my own tags and greeting cards a while back, so the stamps would make all that repetitive work so much easier!

  80. 7524kes on August 31, 2010 10:58 am

    Great stamps! I plan to make cards and tags to go with various gifts of food items. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  81. Anneleen on September 1, 2010 2:23 pm

    This year I plan to use homemade greeting cards, gift labels and wrapping papers! Hope I can get the boys to help – at 4 and 2 years old, they already love to craft along with mommy…

  82. Traci on September 1, 2010 8:58 pm

    I am working on some coasters using ceramic tiles, gift tags, and bunting/garland.

  83. Elke from Germany on September 2, 2010 4:00 am

    I love thoose stamps, they are perfect. I plan to make cards, calender and tags.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. Nessiecraft on September 2, 2010 4:38 am

    I make all my kids christmas cards for school friends and thinking of making my own table decorations this year!

  86. Nessiecraft on September 2, 2010 4:41 am
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  88. Nancy on September 2, 2010 4:57 am

    I would make gift tags and stamp on t-shirts.

  89. Mary Ellen on September 2, 2010 5:03 am

    I’m making cards, cards, and more cards. The stamps would be a lovely addition!

  90. Nancy on September 2, 2010 5:04 am
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  92. Larri at Seams Inspired on September 2, 2010 5:07 am

    I want to make new ornaments for my tree this year. I want a Handmade Ornament Tree for our den. These stamps could really help with that! ;) I sew for my family, so it will be a Handmade Christmas all around as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour. Happy Thursday! :)
    Larri at Seams Inspired

  93. Courtney on September 2, 2010 5:44 am

    I will be making ornaments!

  94. Camila F. on September 2, 2010 6:10 am

    I’m planning to make custom envelopes for my family, so I guess that stamp set would be perfect!

  95. Papgena on September 2, 2010 6:15 am

    I allways write Christmas cards and this year I plannig doing some of the gifts too (let’s see if I make it in time!!)

  96. Jayma on September 2, 2010 6:42 am

    would love to win these pretty stamps!

  97. Kimberly R. on September 2, 2010 7:54 am

    I would love to make cards and tags :)
    Thanks for the chance!

  98. Ellen Lai on September 2, 2010 7:58 am

    I’m planning to tat some simple holiday motifs, lot of them, for all my colleagues, like what I always do.

  99. Candy on September 2, 2010 8:47 am

    I hope to make a wall hanging for Christmas..I need to spend more energy on scrapping for the home…these stamps would be perfect!

  100. Sandy N. on September 2, 2010 10:10 am

    I make our Christmas cards every year and these stamps would be great to use for that. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  101. Heather S on September 2, 2010 10:18 am

    I plan to make felt stockings and buntings!

  102. Billie on September 2, 2010 11:02 am

    I’ve made a few things so far. A pin cushion, a tidy tray, and a few Christmas cards. I’m thinking of fun pillow cases for the Grankids.

  103. Sassy on September 2, 2010 11:22 am

    This will be my first year ever to make Christmas cards… I plan to do some crocheting of various gifts, calendars and address books.

  104. Marilyn Coombs on September 2, 2010 1:52 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the great blog candy. I always make all of my cards for friends and family. However, I can see using these fabulous stamps through out the year. Thanks

  105. Paula L on September 2, 2010 2:09 pm

    I have only recently started stamping and I’m excited to get started making personal christmas cards for all my family and friends

  106. Nicole K on September 2, 2010 3:16 pm

    Every year, I have my nieces come over to make some homemade ornaments for Christmas presents. We use the clear glass ornaments, as well as ceramic, with acrylic paints, rub-ons, glitter, sequins, and other cool embellishements. I have the girls sign/inital the ornaments, as well as date them. This year I wanted to have the girls make Christmas tags, this way we could wrap the ornaments and tag them all for the perfect holiday gift. This is a very fun, easy, and inexpensive tradition. These stamps will come in handy for the tags and for when I scrapbook this holiday tradition.

  107. Erica on September 2, 2010 3:47 pm

    I want to make handmade Christmas card this year.

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