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, 2012 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/
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/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories – www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
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
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! Happy Hopping!
For my project today, I decided that I wanted to create something little to have on hand as a last-minute hostess gift or to for when someone stops by to drop off a plate of cookies. It is a small little ornament in a festive holiday bag. Add in a mini-box of chocolate and it is a great gift for anyone this holiday season.
To start, I began with the bag. I am using coffee bags. I love these. You can keep the window intact and fill it with fun little handmade cookies or muffins and then it folds over to seal shut. I plan to cover the window this time, but the bags are just so nice to use.
Using the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System, I quickly cut and letter pressed a little plate for my bag.
I used some Smooch spray and some ink on the edges to add a little bit more texture to it.
I then trimmed out a 6×3 piece of paper, inked it and punched it with a border punch.
I added a bit of twine to add another little layer.
Once done, all of the pieces went onto the bag.
To create the ornament, all I needed was a blank photo ornament and a few small bits.
I put a round sticker inside and the hot glued on a little cardstock snowflake and mini tree decorated with twine. Quick, simple, and cute!
I hope you had fun stopping by – I had fun hosting you!