Well, I had a wonderful birthday! Aside from the Serif Alphabet that my husband gave me, would you believe that I got a "lifetime supply" of gel pens?! My sister gave me an awesome gift that any scrapbooker would drool over--100 gel pens (including every color of the rainbow in metalic, pastel, neon, glitter, pearlescent...)! I haven't done much stamping or scrapbooking in the last couple days... but I did knit (one of my other crafting passions) on my birthday.
Here are a couple projects I made a little while back that I thought you'd enjoy. They are 2 versions of a similar project--one using supplies from around the house and the other using one of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful accessories.
As with most crafters, I have a stash of all sorts of things "I might be able to use for something". Just ask the movers, that most recently packed and carried all my stash, just how much I have! I guess you could say crafters have been "green" since before "green" was cool--why would you want to throw "it" away when you can cover it in pretty paper and create a beautiful gift?! :)
Well, digging through my drawers and bins, I found a couple clips and a chipboard coaster to use with this project. I covered the coaster & binder clip base with Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Bella Rose Designer Series papers, then embellished them with stamps and ribbon. You could do something similar with a piece of sturdy cardboard. This is a great project to display a special photo or message.
With the same idea in mind but sort of upgrading the project to the next level, I used one of Stampin' Up!'s chipboard clipboards and decorated it similarly to the above project. I also used the Crop-A-Dile to add a couple Jumbo Eyelets to the bottom left corner. This project would also be a pretty way to display a photo, but it could also be a wonderful "to do" or shopping list holder! I kept the embellishments on the main part of the clip relatively flat, just in case.
Now, go dig through your own stash and see what you can make!