Saturday, November 5, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!

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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.

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This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!


The Goods ---------}  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!
This is the package that Spellbinders is giving away:  Four Die Template Sets!!!


Spellbinders Prize Package


The Details-----------}  Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 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!


The Designers--------}


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The Supplies------------}
Spellbinders Supplies: S4-340  Create A Flake Three, S5-056 Holly Accents, S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two, S4-114 Standard Circles LG; S4-338 Holiday Tags

Additional Supplies:  Ink – Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink (Silver, Black); Stamps – JustRite What’s Cookin’ Set, StampingScrapping; Cardstock – Bazzill Kraft, WorldWin Black, Jillibean Soup; Bling – Want2Scrap; twine; fabric

Christmas time is a time of giving and I think most people really appreciate handmade gifts, especially when it involves sweets!  I love to decorate jars with yummy ingredients to give away.

The Tutorial---------------}
Reverse Inking:  To create the jar topper , I used Create A Flake Three die templates and placed them on scrap paper.  Then I took my Clearsnap Silver Pigment Ink and covered the surface of the ‘cut side’ of the die templates.  I carefully placed them on my A Base plate and placed white cardstock and Kraft paper on top.  Then I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut and emboss them. 
(See a Reverse Inking Tutorial Video on this post here.)


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I used Standard Circles LG to cut a circle out of craft paper that already had white dots on it. Snow!

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After cutting/embossing the circle, I used my Color Box Stylus to ink the inside of the die template.  This stenciling creates a border on the die cut once the template has been removed.

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After filling the jar with ingredients, I cut some fabric for the top, tied twine around it then used foam squares to adhere the Kraft circle.  I also used foam squares to layer my snowflake and apply to the top to give it some dimension.

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Next I cut/embossed a Holiday Tags out of Kraft paper and stenciled the inside with silver ink before removing the die template.  This die template already has a hole punched in the top so it’s ready to add to the twine bow!

To create the Label on the front of the jar, I I cut/embossed Labels Twenty-Two out of black cardstock. Then I took next two sizes down and taped them on to Kraft Paper. Cutting/embossing them together creates a frame which I adhered on to my black label.


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The Design Tip ---------------}

When inking a partial area of a stamp, place tape over the sections that you don’t want to show up.
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I love this JustRite stamp but only the sentiment would fit in the center of my die template so I simply taped off the border before applying ink.  After stamping on white cardstock, I cut/embossed it using Holly Accents.  I didn’t want to include the Holly’s on this die cut so I snipped them off and was left with a cool label to go inside my Labels Twenty-Two. 

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I created my card using all the same steps.  I layered my cardstock and before adhering my labels and snowflake, I cut/embossed Holly Accents and trimmed it so that I had just the pieces I wanted showing out the side.  Then I stamped my sentiment and added the layers of labels and snowflake.  I added a small bit of bling in the center to embellish it.

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I hope you have some new ideas and techniques and have been inspired to make some Handmade Holiday gifts.
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Enjoy the hop and Merry Christmas!

191 comments:

lorraine said...

Beautiful - well written good photos. thanks

Georgie Horn said...

I love tips, like covering parts of the stamp to use just the sentiment. Come by for a visit:
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/11/wacky-doodle-wednesday-and-giveaway.html

Miriam Prantner said...

Just a beautiful gift set. It looks so clean and classy. Thanks!

Sandra said...

wonderful! Sandra ltb

Pamela said...

Great projects, thanks for the tutorial. wonderful blog Hop!

debb said...

Love this idea for a gift! Beautiful!

Jan Hennings said...

Great gift ideas!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Such a sweet gift set. Really beautiful and great step by step. Thanks.

Auntie Em said...

Great project and awesome tutorials. I am a visual person and need to 'see' in order to learn how to do something.

Thank you for sharing! :)

zandra said...

Love the snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.
Hugz, Z

Christina Collins said...

This would make such a lovely gift. Very inspiring work. Thank you for sharing!

lainey said...

I would love to win these Spellbinders products!

JPScraps said...

Cute project!

Jennie said...

Beautiful set! Lovely gift idea.

Kelly Booth said...

Soooo Cute!! Just adore this fabulous project!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Such a beautiful project!!! LOVE the idea!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

These are so pretty!!!

Ziggyeor said...

cute jars! Thanks for reminding me about the tape trick.

Courtney V said...

gorgeous photos and great details on the instructions!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a fun and personalized gift idea...it would look great in my kitchen...lol

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!!

Laura Stewart said...

cute project !!

Paula said...

What beautiful details and love went into this project! I love the old charm that is has! Great job!

Jennifer Priest said...

SO amazing Julie!!

kara said...

Very cute! I love that snowflake set :)

bethann said...

so beautiful. i really need those dies

Bast said...

Love the gift set! Thanx for sharing and for the inspiration.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Cyndie said...

What a wonderful project! Your use of these dies is so imaginative. And thanks for the inking tip--I always struggle with that.

Lisa Angela said...

love the jar, thanks for posting!

Tini A. said...

Very beautiful works!

tallulah1 said...

Great ideas, and love your directions! I'm ready to try !Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun gift idea. Thanks for showing us how you did it.

Bobbi Nessly said...

Great tutorial, Love the outcome.

Mistylynn said...

Gorgeous, love all of your tips!!!

Marge said...

Fabulous project & tutorial -- TFS!!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Love this Julie! So beautiful. I really liked your titles, your blog post was so easy to read and look through!!

cindy said...

Thank you for this idea, lovely.

Kelly Massman said...

great idea and lovely, too! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the snowflake jar toppers so pretty!

Lagene said...

Love your "Family Favorite" jar & card!

EDM said...

Thks for the great instructions. I make jams & give them as gifts so I will definately give this a try. You do great projects!

Linda Lee said...

What beautiful toppers you made..great idea to finish off homemade gifts

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous gift. I love that snowflake, and I really need it....

CraftyJo said...

Thank you for the lovely detailed description of your beautiful project - and Merry Christmas to you too ;)

Kyria said...

Love these, thanks!

Tona said...

I LOVE your project & thanks so much for the tutorial.

meemee48 said...

Love your gift jar with matching card. What a lovely thought that would be for the hostess of a holiday party.

Trisha said...

Great lesson on how to make your pretty, pretty projects. Thanks so much. I love them. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

heidiscoll said...

awesome!! came over from the holiday hop!!

DeniseP said...

Lovely ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl S. said...

Thank you so much for your tips and sharing your terrific project with us. I would love to win these spellbinder dies as I don't happen to have these particular ones yet.

Crafting With Friends said...

Now this is something I could actually make! You did a wonderful job on this!!!!

Colleen said...

super idea...I love it!

MissScrapAlot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!! TFS!!!!
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scrappinlil said...

Gorgeous...I would love to receive this gift..yummy. I would also love to win the blog hop..thanks for the opportunity. I am now a follower of your blog. TFS

Marla said...

Julie - Love the dimension on your card and what a great way to use your Spellbinder dies!!

Noreen said...

I love the homey look of the craft paper and red check fabric! Nice gift set!

Basiljen said...

Beautiful project and really clear instructions! Thanks!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I just love this topper for the jar! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your designer tips! TFS! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

wolkentraum said...

Beautiful set and nice idea!

Anonymous said...

I love this project. I need all the tools you used. I don't have any. Put on my Christmas list. Thank You
Margaret Ann

Stephanie U said...

I love the way the labels/tags look!

Maryann said...

love this idea, it´ll be soo great for the older members of the family, who´s always soo hard to find gifts for, and I know, they´ll love something like this. really great and looks just sooo lovely.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Graphic 45 sent me. I like, and will use, the tip of masking off parts of the stamp with tape. Could it be easier? yet I hadn't thought of it. Thank you.

Tanya said...

beautiful, what a fantastic gift. now I need those snowflake dies!

Debbie said...

never heard of reverse inking before thanks for the tutorial, lovely project
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littlen said...

very nice project. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

TracyM #6773 said...

Super cute jar topper and tag - thank you for the tutorial, I have learnt new inking techniques :)

Thank you also for the chance to win such awesome prizes too!!!

Ani said...

Gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Great ideas!Thank you for all the tips!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

I don't necessarily bake, but even I could do something like this.

KarenL. said...

thank you for sharing! beautiful! I'm getting so many great ideas with this hop!

Linda said...

Great gift idea. Love the jar topper.

Peggy S said...

Cute ideas. Love the tutorial.

Naomi said...

LOVE your creations...ESPECIALLY the decorated jar...just FABULOUS and such an AWESOME gift!

melminor said...

So pretty, and helpful tips, too!

Linh C. said...

What a great tutorial! Also, I like the use of headings. :)

Caity Sue said...

I love Spellbinders dies!! Thanks for sharing the great ideas.

Emily said...

So cute and I love the tips for reverse painting. Sounds like fun.

Donna said...

So many ideas, it can be a handmade holiday!

Donna said...

So many ideas, it can be a handmade holiday!

steph said...

Love them.

Vail said...

Great project and your tutorial was also wonderful.

Clare G said...

Lovely projects and truly appreciate the wonderful techniques you explained - learned a lot!!!

Anita Braddock said...

Very Beautiful. love the colors and the papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Laraine R said...

Great card & jar topper!!

Rookie said...

Fantastic tutorial - thank you. Loving this hop - so inspirational :)

Stacy S said...

Love the tips you had--like the reverse inking and using tape to cover up parts of a stamp you don't want to use.

a.schmied said...

Awesome embellishments!

Styme123 said...

I love these dies, your projects are great. Became a follower.

cathy said...

Cool! wishin' I had me some dies!

CHICHISWEETS said...

I would love to receive a homemade gift like this one.

sleigh said...

Wonderful gift idea and Spellbinders are just the BEST!

Beth said...

Great projects - I particularly liked the snowflakes.

Cynthia B. said...

The snowflake details here are just gorgeous!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Love the project! So cute; thanks for sharing! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Beary Amazing said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this gift idea Julie! We love to give home-made gifts for Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial for these great decorations and card! Great tips too!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

glowegal said...

How cute is that jar topper??!! Love it!

Lois said...

Fantastic idea and very good details. Thank you.

Christine said...

Pretty project!

Cheryl Winget said...

Your tutorial and tips are just terrific! TFS I am loving this hop.

NanaBeth said...

Totally sweet and a super tutorial!Great job Julie-I love your creations.

Sunshine115 said...

such great idea & instructions! thanks!!!

Cherri said...

The snow flakes are really pretty! Thanks.

Kim H said...

beautiful gift set. Love that you added the tutorial, it was really helpful to see how you achieved the shadings. thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Karen Diebolt said...

I like the idea of having the card match the gift. Nice work.

glenda said...

Beautiful and your tutorial is well written and understandable, thanks. I am glad I found you site on the blog hop, will be back time and again!

Carol E said...

Wonderful projects, thank you for sharing them.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

Renee said...

Too darn cute. TFS!

Cassie_lu said...

what a really cute giftset

deb said...

Great ideas. TFS

Jeannie said...

So cute and great instructions! Thanks!

Judy said...

Wonderful gift idea! Thanks for sharing the directions!

kim said...

This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing so much with us.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Cindy Lou said...

You are quite the creative person aren't you ;) Love all your tips and tricks to make thing the way you want them and boy did they turn out wonderful. Love the idea of filling jars with nummies and then making them look wonderful and special to give. Thanks for the ideas, they were very inspiring.

susie said...

Thanks for the technique tips and the step by step photos. I am going to try the reverse inking idea. Thanks for sharing.

carriep said...

love the finishing touch to the jar top~ will have to do this, thanks

Lisa W said...

Wow, I'm glad I came across your project. I've been saving jars all year to make gifts like this but couldn't think of a way to really dress the jars up. Now thanks to you I have a great idea on how to do it.

Eileen Doane said...

I am loving all the spellbinder things. I couldn't comment on your other persons blog. Her count down calender was great and is your idea. Thanks to you both.

inksandthinks said...

Whata nice way to decorate a homemade treat.

b4ustamp said...

Awesone, I just bought a case of jars for this years christmas gifts. Was sent by G45 & ClearSnap. Thanks for the chance to win.

MyScrapMenagerie said...

Thanks for the wonderful Christmassy ideas!

Denise said...

Great projects! I love your cookie jar idea! Fun way to give a homemade treat!
DeniseB

McVic said...

wonderful gift idea! love your inking!
kacee

Leslee said...

Great project and gift ideas

Kristina said...

Cute cute!! love it :)


Thanks for the chance to win!!

xx
Kristina
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Chrissy said...

Wow! I love the card and the recipe in a jar. Such wonderfully warm colors. Your project makes me want to curl up with a warm cookie and hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the hop!

Ginny said...

Hopping is such fun. Great ideas and prizes.

Staci said...

Such cute projects!

Monica said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Roxie said...

Wonderful gift set! Thanks for sharing.

sharon g said...

That would make a great present.

Debc06 said...

Love the tutorial and all the tips that came with it. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

marilyn said...

WOW - beautiful project. LOVE it!

rush said...

nice projects. thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Thanks for all of the fabulous techniques that you took the time to explain today. Your project looks so homespun and comforting. Love this snowflake die!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Thank you for a great project - and your photos and instructions are great, too - makes it really easy to follow.

Judy P. said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing

Simply Sandy said...

how cute!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Great Tutorial and Tips! I'm having a blast on this BlogHOp!

WendyG said...

Love your project and thanks for the tip with the tape brillant thanks. I am loving the hop

c.darwin said...

I am making gifts in a jar this year. Love the snowflake on the lid - I may be borrowing your idea. Thanks for sharing!

paperiedreams said...

Thanks for the lovely inspiration. I especially like the snowflake detail on the lid, very sweet and clever for this time of year:)

Lyneen said...

Love the Jar and Card Set... makes a great gift. The snow paper with the Spellbinder Snowflake is perfect!!!! TFS!

scrappinvall said...

What a great idea..love that tip of taping over the stamp part you don't want. Thanks for sharing

Dawn B. said...

What a wonderful gift idea!! Really pretty too!

Leslie Kiley said...

Such a great gift idea for the labels! This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

Bashful said...

Great Gift Set! Totally Awesome!

jengd said...

Such a great combo! LOVE the jar!

Delo said...

What a great presentation for giving Gifts in a Jar. I have given jars for several years and this is a great idea to freshen them up. Love, love, love this idea.

Peggy said...

Great gift and card. Love your packaging.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Jennybean said...

beautiful jar!

Die Cut Lady said...

Labels 22 is my new fave die. Love your projects!

roxyf said...

Beautiful presentation for Gifts from the Kitchen!! I will be working on these pretty soon and am going to try this!

jody said...

Unique dimensional card! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Sweet snowflakes and what a delightful gift project!

Janet Lindstrom said...

That's the prettiest cookie jar gift I've ever seen, wonderful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness, what a great job!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win! :)

paperpapier said...

love how you alter the Holy Accents to suit your project...brilliant idea!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Pretty Gift Set! Thanks for the Tutorial! :0)

Sheila said...

Superb ideas...these can be adapted for any special event.

Sassy P said...

so cool - love the projects but i learned a lot of good ideas for using my nesties - things i've never tried before. I have never used it as a stencil to ink or for embossing that tag with two at a time. genius. thanks for the blog candy

StacyC said...

Love your project.... TFS your tips...

sandyh50 said...

What a beautiful gift.

Julie S. said...

These are so great TFS. This is one great Blog Hop !!

Karen L said...

Love the warm comfy look of this! Thanks so much for the stamping tips!

Neshie said...

Great snowflakes!

Amy said...

Such pretty projects and great tutorials too - thanks!

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Those jars are so pretty!

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silvia said...

Great card and jar topper!

Sue D said...

Very cute gift presentation.
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Neesey said...

This turned out so pretty. Love the spllbinder shapes used. TfS

Stephenie said...

So cute!! Love the details!! TFS!

Kim said...

I love blog hopping! I like how you continued the snowflake on the card and the jar for a complete gift. I also appreciate the tip on how to cover the part of the stamp that I don't need. Thank you!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Tania said...

Those snowflakes are just adorable. Really great gift ideas here. Thanks.

Melita said...

wonderful job Julie!

Carisa said...

such a great way to dress up those super cool cookie recipe jars!

MDCreates said...

Love the project! Thank you for your generosity!

Sharon said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

MC said...

I really like the snowflakes because of the layering involved.

Beastybunny said...

Just lovely! A great way to top off any homemade gift this year.

Jennifer said...

Very cute idea! Great for gifts!

Pamela said...

This is so cool! Until I put my glasses on, I thought it was teabag folding!!! It's even prettier with my glasses. LOL

Carmen said...

Great idea! I love snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration!

lindaplus3 said...

you did a great job.. ty for explaining :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

MKG said...

Lovely technique. Thanks for sharing.

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