Holiday Series with May Flaum! Part One


What happens when you sit me down with a box full of fun supplies, holiday music, and a nice hot latte?

It’s May Flaum here, and I’ll tell you it is going to be a whole lot of fun! Today I’m kicking off a holiday crafting series here at the Simon Says Stamp blog – and I could think of nothing better than to really dig into my Tim Holtz inspired card kit and play!


I dug into the inks, stamps, and those wonderful color mediums and turned the cup holder on my latte into a gift card holder ready to mail to someone very special.


I used stitching and the tissue tape from the kit to not only add a decorative touch, but also make this even more sturdy and travel-ready. I can’t wait to mail this off to someone special and add some holiday cheer to their day!

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One of my favorite things about this kit is how full of holiday detail it is. From the glitters to the rock candy stickles, tinsel trim, and glossy accents there is everything I need to make traditional Christmas cards, and also to play around with mini-books, tags, and other projects too.


Want to know even more about this simple little project? I’ve got a special bonus just for you! I have created a detailed tutorial to share with you – you can check that out here on my new website.

What could be even better? I’m going to give away two spots in my newest on-line class! If you want to join me for even more holiday crafting and fun – this is the class for you.


Two winners will be announced on the blog on Monday! Good luck!!

  1. Love the inspiration. Great way to repurpose something that would otherwise have been discarded.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a fantastic idea. Thank you for the opportunity to win a online class with the talented May Flaum.

  3. I save those coffee sleeves because I like the texture. I’ll definitely be making a gift card holder out of one. So stinkin’ cute!!!

  4. Sounds exciting….going to check out that tutorial as soon as I finish surfing on this blog!

  5. May — Oh I loooooooove this!! Being a devotee of starbucks, this is such a fabulous idea for a gift card holder. The “Wonderland” stamp under the Starbucks symbol is truly inspired :) I’m sure Tim will appreciate that too. Great stitching around the borders. How cool is that. Fabulous make May!!! — Mary Elizabeth

  6. Super adorbs! Between this project and last weeks PRT with you and Nichol, I am totally in the holiday spirit : ) Thanks for the opportunity to win a seat in your class! I’d love it!!

  7. What an awesome idea! I have saved some of those corrugated cup cozies thinking I could use them for something. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Nice project. I wish I had joined the kit of the month club in time to get this one. Cool stuff!

  9. I love the card holder, May. It’s easier to get in the crafting mood when we use everyday items that are easily obtainable!

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