It's been weeks in the works and now Julie and I have announced our plans for the Stamping Around site over the next few months...we couldn't be more excited!! We have frequently stated how grateful we are for all of our amazing sponsors who provide us with door prizes, cardstock, embellishments, and tools. We are continually left speechless by how generous and supportive everyone has been of our events. So starting this month we'll be highlighting our sponsors on the Stamping Around site, one each month. But that's not all....Every two weeks one of our sponsors will issue a challenge. Everyone who participates in the challenge will be entered into a drawing for the stamp set that was used for the challenge!! Check out the Stamping Around site for all of the details and this week's project that sports an adorable set from Sweet 'n Sassy. Sweet 'n Sassy is also offering a special coupon for all Stamping Around readers, an additional 10% off already reduced prices (up to 70% off!!) on selected stamp sets. While Julie and I aren't eligible for prizes, we can't help but participate in the challenges!! This week's challenge was to create a last minute gift using stamps. I decided to create this adorable desk set from Papertreyink (it's one of their downloadable templates). I've seen the PTI DT use this as a gift set to hold baby items, a place to hold pens and stamping supplies, etc. I chose to create a stationary gift set that will hold 8-10 cards, envelopes, and a few fancy pens. I might even end up tossing in a book of stamps... The templates are super easy to work with and at only $5.00/template a bargain! This template used three sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock and a few pieces of patterned paper for the front and sides. (My paper is from Amy Butler...don't you just love her patterns?) It took just minutes to assemble. I went with another Tim Holtz inspired paper flower for the front. After cutting out the flowers, I stamped them with a text stamp, from PTI, in cream ink. I like the look of the 'wordy' flower! I'm still on the fence on whether or not I need some bling on the front...I think it's crying out for rhinestones! LOL! To keep things simple, since I was mass producing cards, I stayed with a very clean and simple card design. Four cards in a pink ink and four in a blue. The stamp sets used on both cards are from Papertreyink. Aren't the sentiments fabulous? I love the handwritten design. All of my cards are identical, only the sentiment is different on each. This was a really fun project and I think it would make a wonderful gift at Christmas or for any occasion! So are you ready to play along with our challenge?? You have to create a project to be entered into the contest so be sure to head over to the Stamping Around site asap!!