Product Review: Holiday Scrapbooking Supplies from Hot of the Press


Maybe the holiday season is so festive that we want to capture the memories forever? Maybe it is the moments with family and friends around the holidays that we want to cherish in some way special? Either way scrapbooking is more popular then ever around the holidays. Scrapbooking is a perfect hobby for those with chronic disability or pain because you can work at your own pace and start a small project like cards, or a bigger project like a book. It is really up to you how complicated and elaborate you want your scrapbooking projects to be.
Here are some holiday and winter themed scrapbooking items to help inspire you with those holiday memory pages.

– Winter Swirls acrylic stamps are a fun new way to stamp paper, cards and more. There are 10 stamps in this package and they all stick to an acrylic block to easily hold them when using them. I like that they are see through so you can see the paper underneath the stamp and you can perfectly place it where you want it. The stamps retail for $17.99 and the acrylic block is $7.49. You can use the block with any of the other acrylic stamps. I love these to stamp backgrounds on my holiday themed pages in my baby’s scrapbook, but I also think these will work great next year for gift tags and holiday cards.
You can find the stamps here

– I love all the “in a flash” kits from They make scrapbooking so easy with everything you need to make a few great pages. The Christmas edition was so cute and because all the high-quality papers and embellishments are designed to coordinate perfectly, you save tons of time. These kits would make the perfect gift for a new scrapbooker, or for just the seasonal scrapbooker, because it comes with everything you need. I have a ton of scrapbooking stuff- and I enjoyed knowing that everything in this pack matched and worked so well together that it was a “no brainer”. I didn’t need to get overwhelmed taking out my whole scrapbooking bucket and wade through tons of stuff to find my holiday themed items. I just opened the pack and got started! How easy! The Christmas collection contains:
12 coordinating 12″x12″ patterned papers
49 card stock punch-outs
2 themed Brad Buddies (a reindeer and a “joy”)
20 standard brads
12 shaped brads (6 stars, 6 holly leaves)
30 mini round brads
3 ribbons (36″ of each)
You can find the Christmas in a flash scrapbooking kit here:
If you are starting to work on your holiday scrapbook pages, or if you are looking to start a new hobby in the new year- I highly suggest you go to to get some holiday inspiration. They have great quality supplies that I am sure you will love.
Article written by Christine Miserandino, © 2008

  • I find the best scrapbooking supplies are found around the house or at general store, such as dollar stores. Look for everyday items that you can add to your scrapbook. Around the house, the more personal an item is, the better. Items such as event programs, menus, cards, receipts, or anything else that will lend a personal touch and dress up your scrapbook are great.

  • The first year I was married, I had plywood cut into cookie cutter shapes, which I stained with dark wood stain, and had a hole drilled near the tip center of the cutout. I cut matching shapes from Christmas cards and glued them on both sides of my wooden shapes. I varnished them with “Modpodge” to seal and make them shiny, and sprinkled glitter on some of them. Then I ran ribbon through my pretty new ornaments and hung them on my tree.
    I have a cousin who has recycled cards by cutting the fronts off and sending them as postcards.
    I have also used them to make “to” and “from” tags, as mentioned already.
    I know of a lady who, using scrapbooking methods, makes Christmas ABC books using Christmas cards. I hear they are very popular and she even sells them. But they would make GREAT gifts as well, and could become a family heirloom.
    Could also photograph digitally or scan them and make great graphics to use online.

  • Karen

    I make my favorite Christmas cards into TO and FROM labels for Christmas gifts for the next year. I can sometimes make one card into 5 separate small labels, sometimes only 1 depending on what the card looks like, using the front of the card. I use the special scissors like they have for scrapbooking that cut patterns into the edges of the cards/labels and it makes it look fancy and professional. Then I just write my own “To” and “From” on it and use tape or put glue on the back to affix it to the package. They look nicer than some of the labels you buy in the store and best of all, you didn’t have to pay anything for them!!

  • I wanted to wish you a happy and healthy 2008.
    Better days ahead!
    Your friend,