Welcome to the 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 the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!
I created A Christmas Mini Printers Tray.
This 7Gypsies Printers Tray measures approximately 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". I smudged the edges of it with Colorbox Classic Pigment Ink, Cat's Eye Queue - Basic Silver.
I used Clearsnap Cat's Eye Queue - Night Sky and blended the dark and light blue tones by applying the dark blue on the top and side of the stamp, then applying the lighter blue to the rest of the stamp. It blends so beautifully.
I cut/embossed the ornament using Spellbinders 2001 Heirloom Ornament #3 (#1 being the smallest).
I used Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Ink Pad and applied it directly to Spellbinders 2001 Heirloom Ornament #4, then cut/embossed out of red cardstock by WorldWin Papers. I quickly applied embossing powder by Sparkle N' Sprinkle, and shook off the excess. I used a little paintbrush to brush off any fine grains of embossing powder. Then I heat set the powder. This creates a nice beautiful metallic edge.
I layered all the embellished die cuts. The top Ornament was adhered with 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L. This gives it a nice dimension. I adhered the die cuts to the printers tray with 3D Foam Squares also.
The patterned paper is Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium. It looks so vintage, I just love it. I cut/embossed the postcard using Labels Twenty-Three. Then inked the edges with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad in Chestnut Roan.
I created die cut embellishments for each little shadow box.
I stamped the sentiment, aligned the die template around the stamp and cut/embossed, then inked the edges as well. I applied Nestabling by Want2Scrap - Petite Scalloped Circle Small in Black. I filled the shadow box with blue tulle.
Adhesive Sheets by Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L die cut beautifully. I cut the sheet using Spellbinders 2001 Heirloom Ornament #2. I peeled off the backing, which leaves the adhesive exposed. I sprinkled glitter and then pushed it into the adhesive with my fingers. I applied a bit of bling and adhered to the shadow box.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you've been inspired to create a handmade holiday gift this year.
I'd love to see what you create!
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!
Here is the prize package from Spellbinders Paper Arts! All four die templates sets!
Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. Each day is a brand new list of blogs!
Donna Salazar Designs
Sherry Cheever – Graphic45
Claire Towle – Hampton Art
Emily Leiphart – The Twinery
Andrea Budjack – Glue Arts
Lesley Langdon – Spellbinders
Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs
Lisa Day – Glue Arts
Lynne Forsythe – Zutter
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap
Tifany DeGough – Authentique Paper
Holly Simoni – Spellbinders ~ THIS IS ME!!
Fleur Smith – Zutter
Stephanie Johnson – The Twinery
Check the Spellbinders Paper Arts to see the Blog Hop List for Nov 5 and 6th!
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!