Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hopping Day 3 & free shipping at G&P!

Well, it's day 3 of our Handmade Holiday Blog Hop. Are you having fun? I've been visiting each stop and collecting loads of ideas for gifts to make!

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!

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For our project today I used our DIY Ornaments to create a 'JOY' banner. It's fairly easy to create and holiday decorations make a great gift for someone who has just moved into a new apartment or home. I started by painting the rings of the ornaments and chipboard letters JOY with Ranger's Pearl Paint Dabber and set aside to dry.

While that's drying I cut three medallions from Authentique's Festive line. I cut more of the paper to fit the backing of the ornaments (they come three in a package with two globes each; I left the back globe off so the banner would lay flat against a wall or window). Assemble the medallions and set aside.


When the acrylic paint was dry I embossed the rings in an embossing folder and coated the painted chipboard letters with a layer of our Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel.

 I squeezed some G&P Mars Black 3D Enamel Gel onto the embossed rings and rubbed it in my finger and quickly wiped the excess off, leaving an antiqued-looking surface. So, while that is all drying I moved along to the next step.

I used our Mossy Glen Enamel Powders on our new Holly Leaves. Look at that color variance in there! That's what I love about our enamels - the mix. It gives each item dimension and texture rather than a flat, dull finish. 


I cut about a dozen 6-inch strips of paper and punched one edge of eight of them with the Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch and left the other three plain. I made the paper chain just like we did as kids, grouping them in sets of three. About now everything should be dry enough to assemble. Adhere the chipboard letters to the medallions then adhere those in the center of the ornament backing. Glue the dome inside the top ring and glue the entire piece to the backing. Clamp it all together with clip clothespins or binder clips.


I pierced two holes in each ornament and punched two 1/8" holes in the solid paper rings (center ring) to thread the Maraschino Twine from The Twinery through. Thread it all together and hang! I like the way it displays on my altered window frame. Hope you're enjoying the Hop!


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Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.blogspot.com You are here
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/
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97 comments:

Pink flourish said...

Ornaments are so cute TFS

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful banner - love the JOY ornaments you have made - thank you for sharing how to make them!!!
PS - love the photo and how you have displayed your banner too :)

Bea said...

Fab banner - I always love using the rosettes - thanks for sharing

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

What a gorgeous banner! Thank you for the pictures and tut!! Love it!

butterfly said...

The most amazing hop - with wonderful inspiration all around, thank you!
Alison x

Donna said...

Such a beautiful project!

GarnNilla said...

Sooo sweet!

Lhobbscat said...

Love the "JOY"

Tracey said...

A gorgeous project!!

Barbara F said...

Very creative!! Great inspiration.....

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful banner!

Lisa Torres said...

Beautiful banner, like the fact that it can lay flat against the wall/window. Would look great over a mantle.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful project!

Jen

My Studio Voice said...

I haven't used rosettes for quite a while--thanks so much for the reminder. Very nice project.

Camille Short said...

The idea of using globeframes for a banner is darling!

Nina Yang said...

Love the rosette in the globe! Clever dimension!

Sandy said...

great ideas. Thanks

Gisy Angel said...

Thank you for the inspiration! Love the idea.

Wendy said...

Love the globes! So cute! Beautiful banner!

Mare said...

Beautiful banner!

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful banner and great idea. thanks for sharing and for a great blog hop.

JPScraps said...

The ornament banner is awesome! I love it!

Jean Bullock said...

Thanks for sharing your ornament techniques. I really like them.
Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean

Holly said...

Holy wow! This banner is just amazing! Definitely pinning this!

Jessica Strider said...

Oh very nice. The ornament letters are such a cute idea. :)

Sara P said...

Great banner!!!!!

Regina Hamilton said...

That is one beautiful ornament banner.

mitz said...

... wow wow and wow.. this is amazing..

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous banner!! I love the beautiful design!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Lisa Fish
A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrap2day said...

That banner is out of this world! Gorgeous! Thank you and your designers for all the hard work you put into this blog. It was amazing! Full of Christmas Cheer and Inspiration!
Happy Holidays to all!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So pretty. The 3D enamel is now at the top of my wish list, I knew yesterday I must get it and now I am convinced.

Sharka said...

Truly a beautiful banner... would love to have one hanging in my studio window for the holidays! Happy Sunday :)

Kim H said...

I love this banner, the enameling is beautiful. love the rosettes, and the color pallete is wonderful. thank you for the inspiration.

Diana said...

Your banner is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Love banners--you could hang yours year round! Adorable!

LMKENNEDY said...

Upon first glance, I first thought "Southwestern". This banner is amazing!

Christina Edmondson said...

So HAPPY to have found you!!! You have new follower in me!!!

Cheers!!!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

I love your JOY banner, and thought at first glance it was a concho belt. It is so beautiful, I guess you could wear it if you were so inclined. Thank you for sponsoring this blog hop, I had a wonderful time "hopping" along.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

That is an incredible idea; I love it so much Linda! Thank you for sharing :)
Hgs,
Asmah

jess457682001 said...

Beautiful banner!

Tona said...

Love that banner!

Pam said...

Gorgeous banner !

Kent Mullens said...

love the banner!

Wanda said...

love the banner... just made one for thanksgiving!

Suzi said...

So glad you are the hop! I'm seeing such fun new things! TFS!

Katie Marie said...

love that frame with the banner! so many cool textures! the hop is great, my first year doing the whole thing, but sooo many ideas!!

Dawn Cox said...

love the way you gave the paper chain look a spin :)

CathyinMN said...

Very fun banner! TFS!

contadinak said...

great projects, folks! thanks so much for the opp to work with your delightful laser cuts - they're beautiful.

Teresa said...

great project!

Katina said...

What a cute idea using the little ornament kits for a banner. I love the way the bubbles showcase each letter and adds a specialness all its own!

Katina said...

Forgot to say I have become a follower!

Carol said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

Very cute textures with that enamel! Thanks for sharing!

Becky Dunham said...

Love these ornaments! I hopped over to your store and saw so many things I want to order - now I just have to get my budget to cooperate! I love these DIY ornaments - such a great idea! and my daughter needs that Steampunk airship for her Christmas ornament :) Thanks for sharing! I am thrilled to have found a new source for such fun products!

Debc06 said...

Love the banner thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Katie R. said...

This is so cool. Love it.

HelenM said...

what a nice idea

Nat Laney said...

Clever banner

lindanell said...

Nicest banner I have ever seen.

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

such a nice banner. very cool.

Sue D said...

Very pretty banner--I like the rosettes.
I follow your blog.

Marianne said...

i love your banner. So lovely. i follow your blog and liked your facebook page

WandaH said...

Nice banner, I am on my way to check out the DIY Ornaments.

Alicia NDC said...

Ok, this project is crazy cool! I love your instructions and photos and will return for more inspiration! Thanks!

Alicia NDC said...

Ok, this project is crazy cool! I love your instructions and photos and will return for more inspiration! Thanks!

Diana said...

Great idea. NOw I need to go get some globes. I am a follwer and liked your face book page. TFS

CrizzyJ said...

So cute! I need to order some for myself.

MB Isaac said...

very cute and original.

LENNY TANIA said...

Very beautiful! thank you for the inspiration

Jenn Zeeb said...

This hop has been so inspiring!!

BethW said...

Following the blog and have liked you on FB for a while now.Loving all the inspiration-I got a few goodies from you a while back and this hop has given me some great ideas for them.

acpriess said...

Some more things I didn't know about that I need now. Beautiful work.

craftylyn said...

Lovely work again...enjoyed the hop, it's been great

Margie said...

Love the banner!

Renee said...

Wow, gorgeous banner! Love the tiny holly leaves

Amy Jones #8546 said...

this is so neat. I love this project. Wonderful job.

Karen said...

Great project! Thanks!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cool banner! I really like it!

artjunkie2 said...

Great banner!

Megan Aaron said...

great project!

Laura Bouquet said...

Love the project, and absolutely loved what you did to the chipboard letters...I am taking that idea for all of those crazy left over letters. I am follower on FB and the blog. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Hillier said...

Totally awesome project. Thanks for all your hard work for this hop. I have really enjoyed it!

Divinity said...

enjoying this hop a lot. great projects showcased :)

Judith said...

Such a great idea. thank you for sharing and being part of the hop..

{Jennie} said...

Beautiful banner!

Stephanie Earls said...

So pretty.

HelenM said...

loved the ornaments. Great directions!

Madame Doudou said...

Your projects are great! Hugs, Susie.

Ruth said...

Banners are so pretty to hang and decorate with.

Monica Edwards said...

Love all the creations - totally awesome!!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your globe banner!! Love your products! Terrific projects on all the designers blogs, too!! Great globes!

Debbie said...

beautiful banner and love how you displayed this is so my style thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

lynda said...

I've seen these ornaments at the store but never considered decorating them with my scrapbook materials. I may now need to give this a try!

spricetp said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Michele from MS said...

Oh wow! I love the effect of the gel and powder! The colorful rosettes are just perfect to accent the letters too! What a great idea

linda said...

Thank you everyone! We have really enjoyed working on this Hop for you so it's so wonderful to see you have all enjoyed it! Continue to watch our blog for more inspiring ideas!