Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!
Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!
To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://cleasnap.blogspot.com
Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!
Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Hampton Art – http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Graphic45 – http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Fiskateers – www.fiskateers.com/blog
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Tombow USA – http://blog.tombowusa.com/ <<YOU ARE HERE
Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
The Twinery – http://www.thetwineryblog.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.blogspot.com
Dana Warren – Hampton Art – http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Stacy Rodriguez – Globecraft Memories – http://stacy-scrappinqueen.blogspot.com/?m=1
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 – http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 – http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery – http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs – http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com
Nina Yang – Hampton Art – http://waffleflower.com/
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper – http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers – www.mycraftyadventures.com
Debbie Fisher – Tombow – http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper – http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery – http://iembellish.blogspot.com/
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!
For my first project I made a Christmas Ornament with a Globecraft Memories Christmas Ornament Kit. They are super easy to use!! To cover the outside of the ornament I used patterned paper with the Mono Adhesive Power Bond and I used a craft knife to cut the excess paper. Inside of the ornament placed this stamp that I colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. For the little bow I used Maraschino and Peapod Twine from the Twinery.
I got caught up in making the ornament and I forgot that I used glitter glue for the hat and the gloves. I poured the glitter inside the ornament and closed it and then I remember that I used a mix of Clearsnap Winter Frost and Sand Dollar from Art Glitter for the fake snow on the floor but it worked out way better because it looks way cuter!!
For my second project I altered a Clearsnap tin. I used Hampton Arts Christmas Stamps to make a simple stamp collage on this small tag. I just layered some papers, did some machine sewing and doodling to decorate the tin. I used the Mono Adhesive Power Bond for gluing the papers.
Here is close up of these amazing stamps!!
I hope you are enjoying this hop!!
Your next stop is Authentique Paper!!
Beautiful projects. That snowman is adorable and the Christmas tin is super cute. 🙂
Fabulous projects! that snowman is just too, too cute!
Great projects. That snowman is too cute.
This is such a cute ornament. The snowman fits so nicely inside the globe. Great idea.
Guess I tried to visit too early but I came back and I am glad I did.
Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean
…liking what I see… so adorable..
the snowman ornament and the altered tin are so pretty and cute. Thanks for sharing them and the great blog hop too.
How adorable is that snowman..I want to make one of these!
Great little projects…that snowman is so cute and adorable! TFS 🙂
wonderful projects, the snowman is so cute. love how it turned out. the tin is adorable, love how you added the stitching. thanks for sharing.
That smile is so adorable!
The snowman is super cute. Love the colors on this.
what a cute snowman!
I love the little snowman it’s too cute!
Wow! Love your designs! The ornament and tin make great ideas for the holiday season. Thank you for inspiring me 🙂
How adorable!! I love the snowman! And I just got some tins to alter for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the card…the snowman bubble is so adorable
This whole hop is fantastic , lovin all the ideas for gifts
Awww what a cute ornament!
Great projects! That snowman is adorable & i love that little candle jar.
That snowman ornament is ADORABLE !
I want to take that snowman home with me! Love him! TFS!
Great ideas – can’t wait to get started using many of them. Of course what better way then to win the products!
beautiful job! love that little ornament!
Love how you used the bubble insert for the snowman ornament to make it look like a snow globe!
Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!
What a pretty little ornament! The snowman is adorable, and the glitter and gems so perfect 🙂
I love the tins from clearsnap! And that ornament is precious! Thanks for a great weekend!
Adorable projects today Jennie! I LOVE that little snowman – he is so cute! Tins are one of my favorite things to alter and give! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for sharing.
Love the snowman card and the tin is just beautiful thanks for the inspiration.
I loved the snowman!! The tin was very cute and something I could give for a gift.
Adorable Snowmen love em 🙂
what a cute snowman.
Super cute ornament and tin. Love them both. Thanks to Tombow for the awesome product to work with!!
Carolyn King, The Twinery DT
Love the stitching on tin. Great job with the glitter on ornament
so super cute. i love the little snowman
Adorable snowman ornament and cute tag!
So fantastic. Thanks for sharing
Cute snowman. Love your project.
Adorable vintage-like ornament. LOVE it
Everything has been so beautiful!!
I love you ornament, sooo cute! The tin is so creative as well. Pretty papers!
Great projects….love the snowman!
Adorable ornament and great tag!
What a lovely giveaway 😀
So cute. Love all that sparkle. The tin is so pretty too. Love the stitches. Really adds so much more to it. Great Job.
Oh my …the snowman ornament is so adorable . TFS .
I love the salt technique on the tin. Thank you for the tutorial.
Wow, loving that snowman ornament…it is cute. Thanks for sharing!
Very cute projects!
Those amazing colors on the tin! Yum. I’ve never owned any Tombow products but they appear to be great.
I love them. What a great idea, thanks for sharing!
Two wonderful projects. Interesting salt technique and love Mrs. Snowman’s glitter.
Super cute little snowman. I have one of those ornaments, and I think I now know what to do with it!! Love!
this snowman is so cute and nice, tag is great thanks
Cute projects. I really like the snowman ornament. Lots of sparkle.
Love your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing.