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. Thank you for the tutorial, more detail is awesome for projects!!! Awesome give-away too, I would love to join you in your newest online class :)

  2. Wow! I just love how you not only altered the Starbucks cup ‘cozy’ but you also turned it into a gift card holder! Wonderful inspiration, May!

  3. Love what you did with the cup holder. I can’t wait to get my TH HolidayKit!!! What an awesome opportunity to win a chance for your class. it looks fun!!

  4. Glad to see you taking risks in the way of your site launch before the New Years! This gift holder looks like it was a lot les stressful to debut :-) thanks for sharing the how-to!

  5. What an amazing idea. I love anything, that can be recyclred, so this is just sooo me, and the result is really awesome. I love how it turned out in the end.

  6. Ooooooh, pick me, pick me…taking this class sounds like it would be awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. I love the idea of using all those paper-crafting supplies for holiday and home decor! a) anything hand-made is extra special; b) use the stash vs. shell out cash. Would love to see your projects in the Happy (Holiday) Crafting 2013 class.

  8. Wonderful idea – I happen to have a Starbuck’s “addict” on my Xmas list! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. What a lovely and fun idea! So many would love that as a gift! Thanks for the chance to win! I was listening to paperclipping roundtable and heard you on there on a few episodes, so it is nice to have a face with the voice I heard!

  10. SSS Rocks! The BEST online store & projects ever! Thank you for all the inspiration & Great products! Hugs Traci ;o)

  11. I love the idea of recycling and crafting a wonderful surprise for someone that you care about! Your class sounds great.

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