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!!