Nov 4, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!

This stop is all about what you can do with SPELLBINDERS!





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 thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!



To sweeten to 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!


Here is what you could win from Spellbinders™!





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!


November 4th, 2011 
HOP LIST



Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!



Happy Hopping!


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HERE IS MY FRUGAL GIFT!

I'm glad you're here!  I was thinking long and hard about what I wanted to make for you today and with so many Spellbinders die templates at my disposal, the possibilities were endless!  I finally settled on a set of homemade gift tags, which if you omit the tools and inks, this gift can me made for under $10.00.  You can stamp To: and From: on the back, which is clean and available for a personal message, or you can write the person's name on the front, where there is white space.

This is also the type of project you can do in pieces, and in front of the TV.  Make all your die cuts, ink flowers, assembles flowers, assemble tags, etc...

Personally, I love PRACTICAL gifts, things that I can use, and these are totally gift worthy and will dress up any gift beautifully.  They can take a bit of time to make, but will get you that response you're looking for.  No one will associate this gift frugal, because they can see the heart that goes into handmade tags.

I do hope you enjoy the hop today!  Merry EARLY Christmas.


Vintage Christmas Tags



1. Die cut and emboss labels (Spellbinders S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two) from cream cardstock.  Leave paper in the die template and use as a stencil and apply Clearsnap ink (Shabby Pink) to the edges using a Clearsnap  Stylus with blending foam.



2. Die cut and emboss poinsettias pieces from patterned paper using Spellbinders S5-055 Layered Poinsettia.  Leave papers in the die templates and use as a stencil and apply Clearsnap ink (Shabby Pink to Poinsettia and Aqua to Leaf) to the embossed portions on the die cut image (apply Clearsnap ink using a Clearsnap Stylus with blending foam).


3.  Die cut and emboss Spellbinders S5-062 Lacey Doily Accents to create a lacey accent to the label.

4.  Cut out Christmas images from patterned paper and distress edges with scissors.


5.  Glue together poinsettia pieces with Glue Arts Micro Adhesive Squares, adhere gem for the center (Want2Scrap).   Bend poinsettia petals to make the flower more dimensional.



6.  Assemble tags by adhering items in this order: lacey accent strip, ribbon tied in a bow, poinsettia (with Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam), leaf, and 2 Christmas images (some with 3D Foam).  Punch hole, adhere string.


7. Add Stickles or glitter glue to the top corners of the Christmas images, let dry.






Beautiful Gift Box


1. Using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cut machine, cut and emboss 2 grand labels (Spellbinders LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three) from cream cardstock.  Leave paper in the die template and use as a stencil and apply Clearsnap ink to the edges using a Clearsnap Stylus with blending foam.



2. Die cut a hole at the top of both labels using Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four.

3. Cut 2 strips of cardstock (3.5 x 12) to make the sides and bottom.  Using a Scor-Pal, score lengthwise at 7 inches.  Turn to the width, and score at 1/4 inch in from each side.   Because you want the top of the box to fold in, you need to make one more score at the top of the sides.  At 1.5 inches (which is the middle), score each side 1/2 way down.


4. Make triangle cuts at the corners.  This will make the corners fold in easily.


5. The bottom will be 5 inches total, so glue the bottom pieces together, ensuring a total length of 5 inches (you can use your Scor-Pal for measuring).


6. Using your Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro+ or similar, adhere adhesive strips to the folds, glue box together, one side at a time.


7.  Fill with your homemade tags and use one of your tags to decorate the front.  Glue sides together once filled with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.


8. Stamp Merry Christmas (Unity Stamp Co) onto white paper, ink around edges with Clearsnap ink, and adhere to box with 3D Foam.



Supplies:

Vintage Christmas Tags
Spellbinders S5-062 Lacey Doily Accents
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Clearsnap Ink (Surf's Up ColorBox Queue, Swell ColorBox Queue)
Clearsnap Stylus
Clearsnap Blending Foam (Round Tip)
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper (Christmas Past)
Glue Arts Micro Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam
Bazzill Cardstock
Want2Scrap Pink Gems
Stickles (Rock Candy) by Ranger
Hole Punch
Ribbon
String

Beautiful Gift Box
Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Clearsnap Ink (Swell ColorBox Queue)
Clearsnap Stylus
Clearsnap Blending Foam (Round Tip)
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro+
Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Bazzill Cardstock


Thanks for stopping by.




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Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap  http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/

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Jennifer Priest said...

OMG these are so gorgeous!!! LOVE the box as well. Fabulous!

Kate said...

Wow these are beautiful. Love that box. TFS

Hugs,
Kate

Judy said...

OMG the tags are fabulous. I want to make them using the blue colors to match my tree decor. The box is the greatest idea. I could use it for the wrapping of my gift cards. Love it!

Deb Fagnant said...

These tags are so great! Noone one would suspect how little they cost!

Jan Hennings said...

Great project!

Kerri L. said...

Wow. Such inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win with the handmade holiday blog hop.

Maryann said...

Gorgeous projects here and both so useful roight now. And they look absolutely awesome too. I´m definately gping to try this soon. Love them both.

Janet said...

Just gorgeous---great tutorial. Thanks.

NancyK said...

I have this pointsettia die and love how you used it here!

EDM said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

bethann said...

so gorgeous. i was resisting getting the pointesstia die but now you are twisting my arm.

GrammaSue said...

Just beautiful! I now know I really need that poinsettia die!

Jane said...

Lovely!

kim said...

BEAUTIFUL. I have some spellbinders but clearly I have missed out on some. Headed back to the store. Your project was awesome. thank you for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! And I LOVE the bag you made! The shape is so different from the ones you buy at the store. What a wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, thanks for the chance to win on the Handmade Blog Hop

SheronN

nancy said...

beautiful flowers!

Basiljen said...

Oh, my, these are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Your tags & bag are SO gorgeous!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Wow, your projects are gorgeous!! Love the tags and those poinsettias. That box is just too fabulous!

Daniela Dobson said...

Wow, Lesley, stunning project!!!

lyndee said...

Love anything Spellbinders and all boxes. Tags are beautiful, too.

Christa said...

You are genius in your creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Vail said...

Wonderful tags and box, love the vintage look.

Chrissy said...

Love those tags and those poinsettia are beautiful. I love a beautiful ornate box and you nailed it perfectly with yours!

Larisa said...

What a great job did you do. Gorgeous project with beautiful image. Love . Larisa

Cyndie said...

So beautiful! The poinsettia flowers, especially. Thank you for such a detailed step-by-step!

stlbarb said...

This is such beautiful project. It takes my breath away. Thanks for letting me hop with you.

Jingle said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

cappuccino and colour said...

these are adorable. love the label you used.

Christina Collins said...

Beautiful work! Very detailed. :) Glad you participated in this lovely hop!

Deb said...

wow, stunning box and tags, what a great gift!

Erica B. said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the ideas!

Tini A. said...

OMG ... thes works are sooo beautiful! Very talented!

ditravels said...

These are really beautiful and the instructions seem so nice and clear. Thanks.

Wendy Jo Avey said...

Thanks for the box tags idea!

Cheryl Winget said...

I so love Spellbinders dies. Santa, please, please bring me....ALL of them. :) Your tags and box are, indeed, beautiful. TFS

Hlora said...

Ahh this is so sweet...

Bobbi Nessly said...

These are beautiful gift cards. Can see my credit card adding up for more dies.

Jeyatha said...

wonderful gift cards.. happy hopping..

mp8tz said...

your tags are stunning,and love that box.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, How Beautiful! I Love Spellbinders Dies! Thanks for showing a tutorial. :0)

sleigh said...

Oh these are beautiful! Love that the poinsettias are cream too. Thank you for sharing a tutorial :)

Kyria said...

I love poinsettias and this is absolutely lovely. Thanks!

Fleursbydesign said...

Lesley those poinsettia's are gorgeous, just amazing!

Emily said...

Love the pale pink and the pointsettias are beautiful.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful projects. love everything. love the colors and the papers look great. love th espelbinders dies. great jpb. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com
abbraddock@msn.com

a.schmied said...

Really pretty! Thanks for sharing the project. :)

Angie Blom said...

OH my ... Lesley.. honestly you blow me away everytime.. I am in awe of your talent.. this is just GORGEOUS.. FREAKIN' GORGEOUS.. I just love everything you do and it makes me want to come and raid your scraproom each visit..hehe.
Stunning gift bag, and tags.. wow. I think I need to pick my jaw up off the floor!! hugs.. thanks for a chance to win these amazing products.

melminor said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! These are amazing! Can I be your new best friend???

CraftyJo said...

Can I be your new best friend please???? I'd love to know you and receive gifts like this - absolutely gorgeous. :D

Sunshine115 said...

thank you! the instructions are great. must get crafting!

Paula said...

Those tags are just stunning! I love them, what great inspiration! And the box that you made to go along with it is just too cool!

BJ Searcy said...

Very cute tags. I love what you did with the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing.

Noreen Johnson said...

This is just awesome - hopping along!

DeniseP said...

Those flowers are to die for! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol E said...

What beautiful tags and the box is great also. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Tanya said...

I love practical gifts too, your tag gift set is gorgeous! I would love to receive this, and I see some dies that I must have too, lol!

Kelly Sas said...

A wonderfully beautiful useful gift that anyone would be thrilled to get!

Debbie said...

i love vintage thanks for this adorable tags and that box is great, these tags are so nice and you are right about being able to make them when sitting in front t of the TV
upnurse at aol dot com

disneylisa said...

Love the muted colors and the poinsettia die set is one I bought for myself (many others are on my xmas list) so I could actually make these. Thanks for the idea.

Charlotte Cornett said...

OMG those are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us, Charlotte

Carmen said...

How beautiful, thanks for sharing!

marla said...

Some wonderful projects!!

Crafting With Friends said...

Oh my gosh, you all are killing me with these beautiful tags!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Marge said...

Oh My GOODNESS -- LOVE your tags & that little goodie box is da bomb diggidy!!! Too awesome -- now I NEED all these Spellbinders' dies -- for SURE!!!

Jamie said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE your tags those are adorable! tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Noreen said...

Gorgeous tags! They'll make beautiful tree ornaments after they're removed from the gift!

Karen C said...

Those are the most beautiful gift tags! Thatnks for sharing the directions.

Anonymous said...

I love, love your project. I will try it today. So soft and pretty.
Thank You

Margaret Ann

Stephanie U said...

Love the gift box!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great tags and I love the box. TFS.

Linh C. said...

Love the beautiful flowers!

Trisha said...

WOW!! Your tags and gift box are gorgeous. Love your colors and the vintage feel. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

parsonsfamily said...

I'm a little overwhelmed...and here I thought I was crafty.

Bast said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors and the poinsettias are just perfect! TFS and for the inspiration!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Bev J. said...

Love those poinsettia die cuts-sure made beautiful tags! tfs

susie said...

Your style is so elegant...classic Christmas white...just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

karine said...

C'est très joli, bises

Beth said...

These are amazing. Wonderful detail and they really look high end.

Jennie said...

Eeeks, love the flower! Beautiful projects and just added more dies to my wishlist :)

pam said...

spellbinders rock!

Carol said...

Thought I had seen so beautiful gift tags, but yours tops them all. I thik I will soon be hooked on Nestibilities!

Diana D said...

Great ideas! Found you from the Holiday Handmade Blog Hop. Thanks for the chance to win!

Eileen Doane said...

I just love vintage

MissScrapAlot said...

I just love this!!!! TFS!!!!!!
wyme98@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

love the project. joanshanks@eastlink.ca Joan

Karen Diebolt said...

Such fun prizes, I hope I win something. I love your pointsettas.

Caity Sue said...

What gorgeous flowers! Thank you for sending. Graphic45 sent me!

Life Made Creations said...

I was thinking how stunning these tags are, and then I get to the box tute--fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your how-to!

Kim said...

Such a lovely gift set and wonderful use of all the spellbinders dies!

Monica said...

Those are fantastic, and I love the little bag you made for the set!

Lorraine G said...

Wow, these are really beautiful!!

Beary Amazing said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! And, you made quite a few tags, also! Great ideas! :)

Victoria said...

The detail on the tags is incredible! I love the poinsettia and the layout/composition - everything complements so well. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

OMG these are stunning! Love the vintage look and the price tag for sure.
Thanks for the inspiration

Karen L said...

These are fabulous and those poinsettias...WOW!!

RachelB said...

Love these dies! Beautiful projects!

Leonie Castro said...

thanks for the tutorial so inspiring love your work will follow your directions ubers of fun!!! on to the next holiday hop! thanks again I love spellbinders dies!!!

Kristina said...

That box is sooo sweet! Love it!

Mistylynn said...

These are so pretty. I love the box!!!

Cindy Lou said...

These tags with the accompaning box are beautiful! I really like the soft colors you used on them. This Handmade Holiday Blog Hop is fantastic. All of you great inspiring DT's giving us all the ideas to start and run with -- Thanks so very much!

lainey said...

Wow, those tags are beautiful! I love all things Spellbinder!

SHartl said...

Your tag box is so beautiful!! I wouldn't be able to give any of those tags away!!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Your tags are so so pretty, I just love the poinsettias!

scrapfancy said...

Great projects. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Your tags are over-the-top gorgeous!

Candace said...

I am loving this hop!! I'm feeling my mojo quickly return to me..hehe.

deb said...

The tags are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

There is so much you can do with Spellbinders! Thanks for more ideas!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wow, what clever ideas. Thanks, I'll add these to my tech. book.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, that's fabulous!! I love it. :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Wow! Those tags are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Gorgeous!!!
bermudachinagirl@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Wow, these are so beautiful!

kara said...

Practical AND pretty! Your poinsettias are divine :)

Jennybean said...

amazing! I love those poinsettas!!

Styme123 said...

This project is so cute!

inksandthinks said...

Wow, they look like a million buck not something you can make for under $10!!

JPScraps said...

These are stunning!!!

carriep said...

these are beautiful, would love to see one on a gift~

Clare G said...

Beautiful beyond words - what an awesome gift this would be.

The Country Rose said...

Tags and box are beautiful! Especially love the poinsettia flower!

Kim H said...

beautiful tags, love how you made a tag container too. wonderful poinsettias. thank you fo rsharing and a chance to win. graphic 45 said to say Hi =)

Ziggyeor said...

Nice gift tag idea!

Denise said...

Lovely tags and gift box!
DeniseB

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great gift tags and box. I love that chalk ink on the poinsettas...

Michelle said...

These are so gorgeous!

Lynnette said...

Beautiful tags. Love them.

Stacy S said...

So cute! They're really elaborate looking, but not too hard to do! And I also love the chalking on the poinsettias.

cindy said...

Wow!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous gift box and tags! Those poinsettias turned out so perfect. TFS!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous vintage tags & thanks for the box tutorial!

Chelsey said...

Very beautiful tags! I love Spellbinders, there are just so many ways to use them!

Riette said...

Oh I love this! Looks like a lot of work :D Well done!

Alice said...

Wow! The tags are so beautiful they are the gift.

Roxie said...

Your tags are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Anne in PA said...

Wow! These are georgeous! And who wouldn't love to receive these as a gift? Always looking for ways to personalize our gifts right? I can't think of a more beautiful way! TFS
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997 at aol dot com

Camerageek said...

nice project. very cute. thanks for the chance to win.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the box! Amazing hop and great prizes - what an awesome Christmas present!

Susan said...

Wow,wow,wow! This IS a beautiful gift box and those tags are amazing! Love the pointsettias, die cuts, bling -- wow!

McVic said...

oh WOW_ Beautiful project! Just stunning!
kacee

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Lesley! These are just gorgeous! I love love love that poinsettia die - I need it :) Love the box you made for the tags too - very creative. Thanks for sharing this with us :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

c.darwin said...

Those poinsettia are amazing! Wish I had someone that would give me such a beautiful gift. :)

Bashful said...

Love These Tags and Matching Gift Box! Beautiful! Thanks!

Judy P. said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Oh these are beautiful! Love that the poinsettias are cream too. Thank you for sharing a tutorial :) Hugs!

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm a new follower!
Come get you some puddin n pie..
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Auntie Em said...

Your gift bag and tags are so pretty! I have been waiting for the pointsetta dies to come in at my LSS. I can't wait to get my hands on them and projects like yours only make me want them more!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas! :)

TracyM #6773 said...

Gorgeous tag and box!!!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial on how to make them too :)

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

debb said...

These are stunning! What a great project!

littlen said...

great project. just beautiful. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Staci said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Love the project!!! Thanks a lot for sharing! So cute! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Julie S. said...

Stunning !!! Love your tag set. TFS I am so happy I stopped bye.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

These tags are so rich in detail, they could be the present in themselves!

Julie Overby said...

Very pretty Lesley! Great tutorial!

redmom said...

Wow your tags are stunning!!! I love that poinsettia die...I must find it!

Anonymous said...

How elegant! Your step by step instructions are amazing! Showed a newcomer like me so much!

Tinalala
tmjl22@aol.com

Dana D. said...

G45 sent me. terrific tags. Love the detail. This is a great blog hop. Thanks for the chance to with this fabulous prize.

heidiscoll said...

Nice work!! Hopped over on the holiday hop!!

tallulah1 said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the directions and for sharing!

tallulah1 said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the directions and for sharing!

Kelly Massman said...

it may be frugal, but it is gorgeous!!!!!

thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Lesley---WOOOOOOOOOOW! These vintage tags are AMAZING! LOVE your bag too--I wish I could craft like you! AMAZING:) Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

roxyf said...

Frugal-Schumgal! I'd love to win your gift! :) Having fun learning new things and visiting sites!

Julie said...

Beautiful tags.

MommyManderz said...

wow those really are wonderful! definitely not seen as frugal!

StacyC said...

These are beautiful....

Arlen said...

Those tags are wonderful. Great ideas!

Rookie said...

What a gorgeous gift idea :) Gorgeous tags and amazing packaging idea.

Monica said...

Those tags are stunning, and what a great idea to make a gift bag!

Sheila said...

The shade of pink is perfect on the poinsettias! Very rich looking.

Cassie_lu said...

those tags look amazing

Lisa W said...

Great tags and box. I love the poinsettias.

Michele said...

Pretty tags & Box. Great blog hop!

Jeannie said...

Oh, my! These are simply too beautiful for words! I can't wait to make them. Thanks for the blog hop, too!

Stephenie said...

Such beautiful tags and I just LOVE the gift bag you made! I have been drooling over the Spellbinders Poinsettia die since I first saw it, but it will be a while before I can afford to get it, but I will get it eventually! :) Thanks for sharing these great ideas, the blog hop, and the giveaways!

Mumsie said...

love your tags!

Diana said...

I am late commenting for Day 1, but Day 2 is completed. These are wonderful. As always, these hops are so inspirational. G45 and Clearsnap sent me. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good Luck everyone. TFS.

Amy said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous ideas! The tags are beautiful...as is the box! Thanks for sharing!

marilyn said...

Those tags are so beautiful you don't even need a gift. WOW!

rush said...

wonderful, wonderful projects. thank you for sharing.

butlerfly24 said...

LOVE thanks for the ideas. Bookmarked to scraplift later

Carla said...

I love your gift tags and the little gift bag. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Lyneen said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIFT.... LOVE the use of all the spell binders dies... your tags are absolutely beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing!!!!

Neesey said...

Beautiful tags and box. I would love to make some for hosress gifts.

Leslie Kiley said...

These tags are amazing! This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

toscania-art-life said...

Love your tags, they are so elegant. Thanks for inspiration.

KellyG said...

AWESOME project, that would be a great gift, so pretty!

Lillian Child said...

Lesley, your creativity is always so amazing. These little tags are just so delightful!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous gift idea!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous and thank you for the idea and for sharing your work. France.

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING!! I LOVE those FLOWERS and the way that you made the box!! THANKS for sharing you are VERY TALENTED!! THANKS for the chance to win and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Peggy said...

Great tags and holder. Love the poinsettias.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

MimiHP said...

Love the box and the tags inside! What a great gift for someone. thanks for sharing! Love the blog hop!!!!!

Neshie said...

Lovely work.

scrappinvall said...

The vintage tags are wonderful...how clever

xoxobye said...

Wonderful project!!

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