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  • Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

      Feel free to add your ideas !

    his would be a great project to send to a Secret Sister!

    MissLizzy's Scrappin' Playgroup
    Posted by: misslizzy Replies: 12 Posted on: 1/16/2006 2:39:30 AM
    Good Morning Everyone!

    It is 2:30 am and I am ready to do my Monday morning post already!Are you ready to make a pocket card?

    Great! Here it is in 15 easy steps:

    1. Cut a piece of red cardstock 12x4 and round the corners.
    2. Fold the card in half and lay it in front of you with the fold side against you.
    3. Fold down the front piece 1" and crease it really good.
    4. Lift up the flap and staple the sides together under the flap as close to the edge as possible. Use only one staple on each side.
    5. Stamp 3 hearts across the front of the flap.
    6. Glue the flap down to cover the staples.
    7. Stamp the word "LOVE" or "VALENTINE" or a big heart on the front of the pocket.
    8. Cut a piece of white card stock 3x5 (do not round corners)
    9. Find a piece of twill or red ribbon cut 3" long.
    10. Choose an eyelet or a brad
    11. Fold your ribbon in half.
    12. Place the ends of the ribbon with the card sandwiched between them at the 3" end of the paper (in the center).
    13. Set the ribbon in place with your eyelet or brad. This becomes the "pull".
    14. Decorate the card anyway you like. You may want it to be a coupon, or cover it in kisses with your favorite lipstick.
    15. Slip the card in the pocket and it is ready for giving!

    Small terra cotta pot, painted nad filled with candy.

    A 3 x 5 inch puzzle board. Still connected, you write a message to your secret sister then break up the pieces and wrap them up.

    Potpourri jar - a small glass jar like a votive candle holder filled potpourri. Then cover it with white netting and a bow.





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     Posted by Karen:

    My suggestion is to make sure you check out the "after holiday" sales! You can get a lot of neat things and they don't all have to pertain to that specific holiday. Like the hot chocolate sets are left after Christmas can be for the winter weather and not just Christmas. Valentine items with friendly messages can be for any time of year.

    Also, check online for used cookbooks and such. I was able to get my sister not one, but 3 Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for her birthday (since she didn't have any) on an online site for less than the price I would have paid for one new one! I was thrilled and I think she was too!
    Most of us don't mind used cookbooks as long as there isn't any used ingredients included (LOL)!

    Yard sales ----- I LOVE THEM!!!! A lot of times you can get brand spanking new items that someone got as a gift and just didn't want and didn't take the time to return, for a great price. I even get a lot of things for my daughter this way and keep them for Christmas.

    Also at the yard sales I pick up blank cards for sending messages to my SS or even stationary. At a wonderful price. I think I got a selection of about 100 blank cards last summer for less than $1.00. Recipe cards can sometimes be found this way too.

    Basically, just send anything that you would like to receive yourself. Even if it is just a simple thing like a bookmark with a cheerful message or a puzzle or just anything (even a Rada knife -- LOL -- I LOVE MINE!!!!)

    And, if you are crafty, which I am not, send a homemade item. There is nothing better than that. I was lucky enough to win a handmade dishcloth from one of the posters on the BB and it is just beautiful and means a great deal to me. I won't use it ever, just for display and explaining where I acquired it. That's just an example so you see what I mean about how special things can be.


    And try to include some personal information if you can. Sometimes it's hard since we have already shared so much on the BB and don't want to give ourselves away. I know I enjoyed any personal notes, even if it was just letting me know my SS was thinking about me!

    Oh, and if I remember, if not, someone please remind me, when I go home later, I will post the website for a place where you can create your own "word search" puzzles with hidden messages for your SS, in case anyone is interested.

    Obviously I won't be sending any since I did last time and don't want to give myself away. But I don't mind sharing!



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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

    For those that love Flylady (like I do) the 15 minute timer would be a great gift!! :0) Just an idea.....

    Umm, potpourri is nice, if the person likes to sew, what about a cute lil decorative type pin coushin?

    My secret sister was sweet and found some scrapbooking things for me-they were so cute!

    What about homemade mixes? There are so many that you can make, cookies, soups etc. For Christmas I gave some and they were well received. :0) My family knows that my favorite room in the house is the kitchen.

    Hugs to all of you sisters!!


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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~
    I've been thinking of "flat" things that are easy to put in padded envelopes or tuck into cards but since I've come up with so many I thought I'd share some.

    tea bags or hot chocolate or single serving coffee

    purse tissue

    coupon holder

    small frame

    magnets with nice words

    scrap book stickers




    small wind chime

    sun catcher

    window clings

    cookie cutters

    chocolate spoons

    pastry brush



    candy molds

    celo bags


    key chain

    pressed flower something

    buttons (special)


    decorative scisors

    stamps (rubber/foam)


    die cuts

    gift card

    ribbons, threads, sewing notions

    rub ons/wooden shapes

    craft book ideas

    "girl tools" --those ones with pretty handles

    for crafters: google eyes, pipe cleaners, felt squares, foam shapes, double sick tape, exacto knife, trims, ric rac.

    stationary, blank cards, note pads,

     from Amy!

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      small patterns, especially for the cross stitchers


    from Micki 


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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

      These have a Christian theme but you could get some ideas from this and change them a bit. Ü

    Candy Sayings For Secret Sisters

    You don't even have to wrap up these little gifts. Just tie them up with a ribbon and a tag with your Secret Sister's name and the saying.

    * Caremello Candy Bar
    Hello Secret Sister--I CARE MORE about you than you'll ever know!
    * Rice Krispies Treat
    It's such a TREAT having you for my Secret Sister!
    * Almond Joy
    Enjoy the JOY of the Lord!
    "...for the Joy of the LORD of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
    * Rice Krispies Treat
    Snap! Crackle! Pop!
    Secret Sister, You're the tops!
    * Take 5
    Take 5 to enjoy your day!
    "This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
    * Rocky Road
    Hope your road is smooth this week!
    "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:11
    * Bit O' Honey
    Secret Sister, I'm trusting you are enjoying God's Word today!
    "...sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb." Psalm 19:10
    * Gummy Bear Bag
    Secret Sister, You're BEARY special to me.
    * Mounds

    I'm sending up mounds of prayers for you!
    * Carefree Gum
    Hope your week is carefree and full of blessings!
    * Milky Way or Mars
    Secret Sister! You're out of this world!
    * Dove Candy

    May the Lord bless you with His peace!
    * "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 Laffy-Taffy
    May you have a week full of laughter and joy!
    "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.: Proverbs 17:22


    A candy bar tucks into an envelope too.

    There are lots of printables too on the internet that you can find...

    And ladies, let's NOT forget POPCORN! Remember the fun we had last time? lol Maybe we can find something this time too, that will catch on and everyone will get!



    Watch Target. they have some $1 items that are fun and useful too!





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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~
    Send your sister some SNOW!

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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

     You might get some ideas from these bizarre days in February!


    February, 2008 Bizarre and Unique Holidays



    • American Heart Month
    • An Affair to Remember Month
    • Black History Month
    • Canned Food Month
    • Creative Romance Month
    • Great American Pie Month
    • National Cherry Month
    • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    • National Grapefruit Month
    • National Weddings Month


    Weekly Celebrations:

    3rd Week International Flirting Week


    Each Day:

    1 National Freedom Day

    2 Ground Hog Day

    2 Candlemas

    3 The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

    4 Create a Vacuum Day

    4 Thank a Mailman Day

    5 National Weatherman's Day

    6 Lame Duck Day

    7 Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

    7 Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company

    8 Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting

    8 Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!

    9 Toothache Day

    10 Umbrella Day

    11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day

    11 Make a Friend Day

    11 White T-Shirt Day

    12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

    12 Clean out Your Computer Day

    12 Plum Pudding Day

    13 Get a Different Name Day

    14 Ferris Wheel Day

    14 National Organ Donor Day

    14 Valentine's Day

    15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar

    15 National Gum Drop Day

    15 Singles Awareness Day

    16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

    17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

    18 National Battery Day

    18 President's Day - third Monday of month

    19 National Chocolate Mint Day

    20 Cherry Pie Day

    20 Hoodie Hoo Day

    20 Love Your Pet Day

    21 Card Reading Day

    22 George Washington's Birthday

    22 Be Humble Day

    22 Walking the Dog Day

    22 International World Thinking Day

    23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

    23 Tennis Day

    24 National Tortilla Chip Day

    25 Pistol Patent Day

    26 Carnival Day

    26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!

    26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

    27 Polar Bear Day

    27 No Brainer Day - this day is for me!

    28 Floral Design Day

    28 Public Sleeping Day

    28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22

    29 Leap Day (once every four years)



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    March, 2008 Bizarre and Unique Holidays



    • Irish American Month
    • Music in Our Schools Month
    • National Craft Month
    • National Frozen Food Month
    • National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
    • National Nutrition Month
    • National Peanut Month
    • National Women's History Month
    • Poetry Month
    • Red Cross Month
    • Social Workers Month

    Did you Know? March was named for the Roman God "Mars"

    Week Celebrations:

    • 2nd Week National Bubble Week
    • 2nd Week Crochet Week

    Each Day:

    1 National Pig Day

    1 Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

    2 Old Stuff Day

    3 I Want You to be Happy Day

    If Pets Had Thumbs Day

    3 National Anthem Day

    3 Peach Blossom Day

    4 Holy Experiment Day

    4 Hug a GI Day

    4 National Salesperson Day - first Friday in the month

    5 Multiple Personality Day

    6 Dentist's Day

    6 National Frozen Food Day

    7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day

    8 Be Nasty Day

    8 International (Working) Women's Day

    9 Employee Appreciation Day

    9 Panic Day

    10 Middle Name Pride Day

    11 Johnny Appleseed Day

    11 Worship of Tools Day - guys, you can relate

    12 Girl Scouts Day

    12 Plant a Flower Day

    13 Ear Muff Day

    13 Jewel Day

    14 Learn about Butterflies Day

    14 National Potato Chip Day

    14 National Pi Day- Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

    15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day

    15 Ides of March

    15 Incredible Kid Day

    15 Dumbstruck Day

    15 National Quilting Day - third Saturday of month

    16 Everything You Do is Right Day

    16 Freedom of Information Day

    17 Submarine Day - the hero sandwich or the boat??

    17 Saint Patrick's Day

    18 Goddess of Fertility Day

    18 Supreme Sacrifice Day

    19 Poultry Day

    20 International Earth Day

    20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

    20 Proposal Day

    21 Fragrance Day

    22 National Goof Off Day

    23 National Chip and Dip Day

    23 Near Miss Day

    24 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter

    24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

    25 Pecan Day

    25 Waffle Day

    26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

    27 National "Joe" Day

    28 Something on a Stick Day

    29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

    29 Smoke and Mirrors Day

    30 National Doctor's Day

    30 I am in Control Day

    30 Take a Walk in the Park Day

    31 Bunsen Burner Day

    31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day


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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

    Easter is Sunday March 23rd

  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

    Thank you all for the great ideas. I can't wait to start shopping for my "Sister".


  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

    March 5 is Multiple Personality Day????  I'm sure there are times my students think I suffer from that daily!!!  especially 2 days before school got out!  I seriously had a meltdown and needed a break from the kids!  I went from everything being just fine to being super--B..... in nothing flat!  [:'(]  It was an awful day!


    I love these lists of days! are awesome!



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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~
    April is National Humor Month.  Send something that will make your SS smile with each mailing!

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  • Re: Secret Sister Ideas ~~**~~

    Oh, and if I remember, if not, someone please remind me, when I go home later, I will post the website for a place where you can create your own "word search" puzzles with hidden messages for your SS, in case anyone is interested.

    Obviously I won't be sending any since I did last time and don't want to give myself away. But I don't mind sharing!



    Is this  a hint in disguise??? I got a very neat crossword earlier in the swap.  Very fun!  maybe now I'll go make one for my SS.............or will I??? 


    : ) china 

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    Marcia....what is the website to make those word searches, etc?



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