RAK and Secret Sister Ideas

RAK as well as Secret Sister/Secret Stamper Ideas! 
 
Card with how to make instructions
Technique instructions
Templates: cards, projects, envelopes
Different folds for cards
Stamped images (you can just stamp them or emboss them also)
 
Anything handmade: cards, boxes, envelopes, stationary, tags, recipe cards, small books, bookmarks, stamped postcards, gift tags, candles, envelopes, ornaments.
 
Basic stamping needs: embossing powders, pop dots, rug tape, post-it notes, paper punches, polymer clay, stickers, unmounted stamps, sponges (cosmetic, sea), googly eyes (EX: to add to images like frogs or fish), double sided tape, Dove Blender, small cutting board, corkback ruler, glue sticks, glitter, hobby knife
 
Books or magazines related to stamping or paper arts.  Buy new or discount, look in used books shops for them also.
 
Box: recycle a box by collaging it and stick goodies inside. Small decorated paper mache boxes.
 
Candy, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, cookies, tea
 
Clear envelopes or glassine ones.  Handmade also.
 
Collage items: see paper and embellishments, also, scrabble pieces, dominoes, cigar bands, ticket stubs, buttons, calendar pictures, puzzle pieces,  sheet of serendiptiy or Bargello technique, lace/trim (paper or real), postage stamps, pressed flowers, sheet music, feathers,  see collage item list.
 
Coloring elements: chalks, watercolors, pencils, Radient Pearls/Twinkling H2Os, markers

Computer items: Flash Drive or a memory card/stick
 
Doilies: square ones are a treat
 
Embellishments: beads, buttons, charms ribbon spools, ribbon roses,  paper roses, mizurki cords, raffia, rhinestones/faux gems, wire, pearls.
 
Enamel EPs like Cloissoine, UTEE, liquid glass
 
Faux postage: stamped on a sheet. Holiday ones are great during the season.
 
Fibers and tags, hole reinforcers (color them with ink), coin envelopes (to affix to a tag)
 
Fixative (a good art brand kind not hairspray)
 
Flocking
 
Foil
 
Gel/Glitter pens
 
Gift Certificate: to stamper’s favorite in their area stamp store, favorite online vendor, or Michael’s, Joanne’s or any other local/chain craft shop.
 
Gifts of a small kind: potpourri, frames, disposable camera
 
Glass marbles (the flat kind to put an image behind)
 
Glues or adhesives: dryline, PPA, pop-dots, glue dots, etc.
 
Handmade mini-books or journals

Inchies or Serendipity squares
 
Inkpads: Dauber Duos, Ink-its, Cat’s Eye, Versamark, Brillance, , Ancient Pages or Vivid minis etc.
 
Items: stamped candles, boxes, altered clocks, altered minibooks, ornaments,
 
Magazines: old or new, or tech books or pamphlets: new or used.
 
Magic Mesh
 
Mat Frames (plain, stamped on, or painted with PearlEx and enamelled)
 
Mica Powders: PearlEx, FairyDust, Powdered Pearls,
 
Papers: decorative, exotic, handmade, giftwrap, napkins, cardstock, teabag folding, origami, gift wrap, wallpaper (get it free in old books), printed or handstamped tissue paper, vellum (plain, colored, patterned, embossed), suade or velvet paper. Die cuts. Sticky paper (to stamp on and create own stickers), mulberry paper, hand crimped paper.
 
Paper Mache products: frames, boxes*, ornaments
 
Paper Clay
 
Photo corners: black, gold or stamped
 
Poetry or sayings
 
Postage Stamps (those small booklets are great and inexpensive)

Punches or punched punches for embellishment use.
 
Scissors of a decorative kind
 
Shrines
 
Shrink Plastic: any type but most people have not used black.
 
Spray Webbing
 
Stampable items: die cuts, gift bags, papermache boxes or ornaments,
 
Stamps: regular mounted ones.
 
Swap! Yes! do a swap and have the results sent to your SS instead of you.
 
Templates
 
Unmounted stamps: a good idea is to find out if they use them and what themes they like.  You could also start someone off using them by sending a block and some dies the type of system you use or a variety (cling, cling/foam, or ATiO&O (Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over) glue)  for them to try.
 
Videos/cds 
 
Wire jig and dodads or package of wire.
 
Wooden items to stamp on like those little cheese/chip boxes* in different shapes.
 
* if using these tiny boxes, stuff them with tiny stuff
 
Don’t forget, most online vendors will take an order, you pay for it, and then it is shipped to your SS.
 
Instructions for mailing in a soda bottle!

One response to “RAK and Secret Sister Ideas

  1. Gwen Bunnell

    Thanks for the super ideas. My sisters (3) and brother all live on the East Coast, and I live on the West Coast. These are some terrific ideas I can incorporate in my gifts to them. They are fun, don’t require a lot of packaging,and are easy on the budget. (smile)

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