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!
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Linda here, and for my role in the Handmade Hop I created this little mini book and altered tin box to store it in - the perfect little spot to record this year's memories!
I started out by measuring the sides, front and back of my tin and cut my Authentique Paper (it's all from the Festive line) to fit. I used a Tombow No.N57 marker from the Grunge set to color the white edges before running all pieces through a Xyron 5" Creative Station. Then all papers are adhered to the tin.
A scallop border strip punched from Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch using Lacy Doubles is attached to the front with Tombow Liquid Glue for a little added color and dimension. A Merry Christmas sticker from the Festive line is used behind the Ornate Plate. A Piccolo Flourish is coated with Glastique Gloss Finish. After drying, I added a coat of Metallic Silver 3D Enamel Gel and let it dry. When it was dry I sponged over it with Mars Black 3D Enamel Gel to achieve an aged look to match the ornate plate - I think it matches perfectly! What do you think? Then I wrapped it with a bit of Maraschino Twine from The Twinery.
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The poinsettia is also a Piccolo dimensional piece that I brushed with Glastique Gloss Finish and sprinkled the leaves with green glitter and the flower portion with red glitter then added three very small dots of Liquid Glue and sprinkled with the mini gold beads. The book cover utilizes two medallions to add dimension and I added another sticker from the Authentique Festive sticker sheet along with the three little word banners.
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The inner pages of the mini book are simply created from a couple sheets of cream cardstock cut to 3-inches by 5-inches and decorated with scrap papers and stickers from the Authentique Festive line. Again, all paper edges are finished off with the Tombow marker No. 57 to cover the white edges. I used a piece of chipboard for the front and back covers and covered them with more of the Festive line of papers. The book is bound with the Zutter Bind-it-All and 5/8-inch black wires.
If you enjoyed this little gift idea, you'll absolutely love the other projects you'll see on this Hop!
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.
Fiskateers - www.fiskateers.com/blog
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.
Tombow USA – http://blog.tombowusa.com/
Authentique Paper http://blog.authentiquepaper.com/
The Twinery - http://www.thetwineryblog.
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 - http://www.
Jennie Garcia - Tombow - earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs - http://michellejbg.blogspot.
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.
Natalie Clause – The Twinery - http://www.
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.
Vivian Keh - Hampton Art - http://contadinak.wordpress.
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!