Handmade Holidays Hop 2012

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!

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! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 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!
Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Fiskateers – www.fiskateers.com/blog
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 –  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia – Tombow –  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle – Hampton Art – http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com —> you are here!
DeeDee Catron – Globecraft Memories – http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs –  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper –http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers – http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery –  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Vivian Keh – Hampton Art – http://contadinak.wordpress.com/tag/vivian-keh/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper – http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
I created these stamped coasters using the new Crafter’s Ink. They are a super frugal gift as they use no expendable materials (my husband cut a log from our wood pile into slivers) but you could also purchase coasters to stamp as well if you don’t have access to power tools. It would be so simple to make many sets in assembly line style.
I really love the rustic texture of the wood combined with the sweetness of the stamps and glitter. Any stamp will work with the Crafter’s Ink – the image is permanent and dries within a few moments on porous materials. It also works great on fabric!
Just because you don’t spend much to create this gift doesn’t mean it isn’t thoughtful. All it takes is some pretty packaging to take a simple gift shine.
I tucked a trio of tags inside a wrap that the recipient could reuse as well.They are altered with Design Adhesives, Foils and Mix’d Media Inx. A little Smooch Glitz on the buttons adds just enough sparkle.

And here are the coasters all packaged up and ready to gift.
Clearsnap Supplies:
Crafter’s Ink – Sweet Pea, Aruba, Limon
Mix’d Media Inx Pigment Ink – Leather
Mix’d Media Chox Chalk Ink – Sparrow
Decades for Graphic 45 Antiquing Dye Ink – Venetian Lace
Smooch Glitz – Pink Fizz
Design Adhesives – Jolly Greeting, Flurries
Designer Foils – Limeburst

Other Supplies:
Stamps – Hampton Art
Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper – Authentique
Twine – The Twinery
Buttons – Hydrangea Hippo
Punches – Fiskars
Adhesive – Tombow
Other – ribbon, wood coasters

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!


91 thoughts on “Handmade Holidays Hop 2012

  1. Sometimes the simplest projects are truly the best. And I can guarantee you that if I had these little wooden coasters they'd be used ALL the time, for years!

  2. I'm SO glad that I stumbled upon your blog through this blog hop! Definitely adding you to my blog reader. This project (and the pumpkins too) are fabulous!

  3. I love this idea Sabrina! I think anything handmade is better, even if it didn't take long to make it! In fact, in my family we draw names for Christmas because there are so many of us and we have made it a tradition that it has to be handmade 🙂 Thanks for this great gift idea!

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