November 6, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 3!



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!

{Win Fab Prizes}

To sweeten the Hop, the fabulous sponsors are 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!










Our assignment for this hop was to make something special that can be given as a gift, but that also did not break the bank either!  I chose to make a pendant using Spellbinders die templates and Clearsnap inks and added the little gift box as a special touch.  This project was easy to make and not expensive at all - here are the details:


Spellbinders Paper Arts Products:

Clearsnap Products
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Cat's Eye
  • Smooch
Other:
paperclay modeling material, velvet jewelry cord, round jewelry links, parchment paper, ultra thick craft  glaze
{Tutorial}







Place a small amount of paperclay modeling material between two s
heets of parchment paper.  Position the die template with the cut side up on the Base Plate A and lay your parchment paper over it and run it through the Grand Calibur Die Cutting machine.  Don't remove any paper from the cut image.  Allow the image t
o dry.  Decorate the image with ink products.  Use a pin tack to poke a small hole to thread a jewelry hoop through.



































Using a paint brush adhere the ultra thick glaze to both sides of the image (do one side first and allow to dry thoroughly before completing the other side).  Cut/emboss box and lid and embellish with ink and Impressabilities die template.  

{Tip}
Cut the Impressabilities using a sharp pair of scissors to fit the box. Adhere the Impressabilities section using a small adhesive dot but allow the top part of the Impressabilities to be adhesive free.  When you place the lid on the box the sides of the lid can be tucked under the Impressabilities for a unique and secure clasp :)



Visit each blog on the list below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.   Be sure to visit the blogs from Day 1 and 2 of this hop to increase your chances of winning!!






Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap
Laura Denison – Graphic 45
Karen Taylor – Donna Salazar Designs
Beverly Sizemore – Hampton Art
*Kazan Clark  – Spellbinders*
Janeen Shember – Authentique Paper
Charlotte Jenkins – Clearsnap
Grace Hester – The Twinery
Nicole Eccles – Graphic45
Audrey Pettit – Donna Salazar Designs
Nan Paturzo – Zutter
Jeannie DeGruccio – Authentique Paper
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts
Julie Ranae Murray- The Twinery



I hope you were inspired to create something fabulous for your loved ones.  Thanks for visiting me today and good luck wining something fabulous!

Hugs
Kazan

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Dawn B. said...

OM gosh! This is gorgeous! What a hop this has been!

Diana said...

This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone.

Melissa* said...

Beautiful pendant! Love it for fall!!

Lyneen said...

OMG... this is BEAUTIFUL.... the Spellbindes leaf is awesome... love that you used paperclay.... the thick glaze is a perfect finish... THANKS FOR SHARING... GREAT HOP!!!!

Larisa said...

Nice box! The leaf as a detail looks fantastic here! LOve this work)))

Rookie said...

What a gorgeous box and such a clever way to make up custom jewellery :) TFS.

Loving this hop and all the talent along the way.

Kelly Massman said...

This has been such a FABULOUS hop! Thanks for the tutorial today-your project is gorgeous!!!!! and for the chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful box. Thank you for sharing.

paperpapier said...

what an elegant way to 'dress' up the gift box...brilliant idea!

onlycarol1 said...

So so cute! Just beautiful!

Jan Hennings said...

so cute and a great gift idea~ :) Lovin' this fun Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

Anonymous said...

What a cute project! Thanks, Mary Werner

LyndaKay said...

Great directions and tips on this pendant!

Bashful said...

I believe this is the best gift box idea i have seen so far. Great Job!

Chris D. said...

Great ideas! This is such a fabulous blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration!
cdring@comcast.net

newbie said...

this is such a GREAT piece, I love it. thanks so much for the inspiration. WOW

Peggy said...

I was sent by Graphic 45 and love the pendant you made and the lovely box.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

forpahl5 said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

jengd said...

What a great gift! LOVE the idea of the matching necklace and box!

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

love the idea of the box matching the jewellery, thank you for sharing.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fabulous project and gift! LOL... off to get some paper clay now!
Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO beautiful, Kazan! Really stunning pendant!

heidiscoll said...

love this!! gotta try some!! hopped over from holiday hop!!

Cassie_lu said...

such a beautiful necklace and a great way to present it

Basiljen said...

Beautiful and frugal - what more could you want? Thanks!

Debc06 said...

Great tutorial TFS I have learned so much during this hop.
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Jennie said...

Stunning pennant and box...wow!!

Die Cut Lady said...

Love this. I will have to try!

lainey said...

This has been a great blog hop!

Robin said...

So many ideas...Thanks!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

So dern cute!

Anonymous said...

What fun! i can't wait to dig out my paperclay.

jlm10960 said...

Cool technique. I will definitely be trying this out. Thanks so much for sharing!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the fabulous gift idea. This is terrific!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful pendant and box!!

debb said...

This is stunning! I love the clay idea!

nimrodel3018 said...

How cute is that! I never thought of turning a die cut shape into a pendant! And I just love Spellbinders dies.

Anita said...

I LOVE THE PENDANT!!! Such a clever idea. Thank you for sharing!

bethann said...

really turned out elegant, love the tip on using the Paperclay.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love that leaf and how clever to use paperclay! I have a pkg of it here, I'm going to have to try this. Loving this BlogHop!

KellyG said...

Wow, awesome projects, so creative!

Kathy said...

I continue to be amazed at the creativity. Love the leaf necklace! I will have to look into this paperclay stuff.

kim said...

This is amazing. Thanks for all of the tips. I have never used paperclay and now I must find it. LOL. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Jennifer Priest said...

Very cool project!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

lovely gift, that leaf pendant is awesome, and the little gift box is so cute. great idea's love them, ty

Janet said...

This is so very pretty! You've put alot of effort into it.

Sunny Skye Creations said...

Gorgeous! The necklace is so light and delicate looking! And the gift box is just as wonderful!!!

tootwo222 said...

Great gift idea.

Rebecca said...

Very pretty!!

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

What a great gift to receive. Love this.

tallulah1 said...

Oh - now you've thrown out an idea you can really run with! Awesome! The wheels are spinning. That leaf is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the great directions

Mumsie said...

Beautiful pendant!

Chrissy said...

What a great stocking idea for my girls! They love handmade and homemade jewelry. Thank you for the idea!

Shari said...

WOW love the pendant you added...fabulous looking box! TFS

c.darwin said...

The colors on your pendant are beautiful. And great tip on the box too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Like the idea of fast pretty gift ideas. The boz and pendent are nece ideas for last minute gifts or to give to someone as thinking of you or just because. Thank you
Margaret Ann C.

MommyManderz said...

that leaf is wonderful! Tfs!

Dana D. said...

This is a terrific idea. Very cute and creative. Thanks for tip on the box. Really enjoying this blog hop.

Ani said...

Just stunning!
Hugs, Ani

bevyb said...

Wonderful idea for a quick gift. Just love spellbinder dies.

Marge said...

This rates three Cs: Clever, Cute, Creative!!! What a fun gift & I didn't think I'd need those box dies, UNTIL I saw all the fabulous things you, Becca & others have created with them -- WOW!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

MissScrapAlot said...

This project ROCKS!!! LOVE IT!!
wyme98@yahoo.com

Denice said...

Very cute tfs. Lovin the hop.

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Christina Collins said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! This hop has been filled with so many great ideas. :) Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

I have learned so much at the hop. Thanks again for sharing.

enikodelisle said...

This is fabulous! Holiday inspiration Galore! Thank you!

kara said...

So pretty! And I love the box, too :)

Noreen said...

An inspired idea - and I love the result! Thanks for the tip on embossing clay.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a fun idea as a gift- adorable box to keep it in.
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pendant .Thank you for sharing this idea. France

Mary Matthys said...

Very neat!!

Jenny said...

How pretty :) Love it and thanks for sharing :)

Tanya said...

Oh what a fun gift! so cool, thanks for the fun idea.

Denise Foor said...

What a great project to make us all want to go out and create! I need to get busy now!!!

rush said...

nice project. thank you for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Your leaf looks so elegant and delicate. I love the little box for presentation of something so special.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Bast said...

I love the pendant. The gift box is just gorgeous! TFS I have to give this a try!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Bev J. said...

What a beautiful pendant you created and the box for presentation is gorgeous as well.

Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

CraftyJo said...

I *am* indeed inspired to create for my loved ones, thanks for sharing such a lovely idea.

Lillian Child said...

Stunning detailed look!

Eileen Doane said...

love! love! it!!! nice box and jewelry!!

littlen said...

beautifully done. what a terrific gift idea. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Linh C. said...

That is beautiful!

Maggie said...

beautiful idea! Love it!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Wow so cute project and very creative! Thanks a lot for sharing! Great Blog-Hop! Hugs.. Maggy :)

DeniseP said...

Beautiful idea, thanks for the chance to win!

Crafting With Friends said...

Very cute gift box!!! You did a great job!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Just gorgeous! Lovely and elegant! TFS!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just beautiful! Love the embossing!

Ginny said...

Lovely project. This has been such a great blog hop. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty project, love the leaf, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

LaceyBean said...

this has been a wonderful hop thank you for sharing

cindy said...

Stunning piece of jewelry.

Carla said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project, I love the leaf.


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Kazan - both the pendant and the box! What a fun project too. I don't own any of these things you used (except the tack of course) :)but now I have things to add to my ever growing wish list! Thanks for sharing these!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Roxie said...

Very cute. Awesome gift idea.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful project!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous box and pendant. This is such a great gift....

Peggy S said...

Wonderful pendant and gift box. Another very creative idea!

Sandra said...

wonderful!
The box is neat too!
Sandra ltb

Julie S. said...

So much talent on this hop. Wow !!! Really great. TFS. julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

Karen L said...

This is pure awesomeness!! This hop has been full of creative talent!

Gail said...

wow what a lovely gift..anyone would be proud to own and wear..cute little gift box..tfs..loves ya


http://jackpineridge.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh very cool. Adorable with the box.

jazy1m said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing.

◦◉ Steven ◉◦ said...

such a fun way to get new ideas and discover new products

Anonymous said...

Great gift ideas, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have paper clay sitting on my shelf waiting for just the right idea....I think I just found it. Thanks for sharing

Loris said...

So creative!

Kristina said...

I love that leaf!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
xx
Kristina
www.pearlgateway.com

StacyC said...

Very nice....

Elena Pana said...

G45 sent me. It was a great marathon of creative projects!

Trisha said...

Such a pretty gift idea. Great job and very inspiring. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

meemee48 said...

Such a creative idea. Love pendant. I wouldn't mind receiving that as a gift.

Clare G said...

What a great technique with the paper clay, the pendant is really gorgeous!

Stephanie U said...

That leaf is amazing!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

So very creative! Thanks for such a wonderful hop.

Kim H said...

a beautiful handmade gift to give. love the necklace, and the box is great with the colors, thank you for the tips. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

this is a gorgeous project love the idea for a pendant

upnurse at aol dot com

Pandora said...

I just love the box you did. I love all the detail you put in it.

stlbarb said...

Fabulous idea!!!

JanetintheJaw said...

Love the necklace and the box too! TFS!

Lagene said...

WOW! I am amazed! This necklace & gift box are wonderful!

Sheila said...

Very attractive pendant and the box is a keeper!

RachelB said...

Very pretty!

Kim said...

Graphic 45 sent me on this blog hop journey, but I sure am enjoying the ride! Love the jewelry piece you made, and that you carried it over with the box.

Tess said...

Hippity hop! So much fun!

Mistylynn said...

That's gorgeous. I love paper clay!

Victoria said...

Ooo lovely gift! Wish my friends were crafty and saw this idea!

Sunshine115 said...

great idea! thanks.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful gift box and Necklace. love how you made it. love the color of the leaves. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Fleasbenz said...

Beautiful gift box

glenda said...

wonderful hop and thanks for the tutorial!!

Giddy Blue Devil said...

so pretty...love it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How gorgeous!!!

Cheryl said...

This is soo gorgeous! I am loving this hop and all the great ideas!

Theresa said...

Great project idea! So pretty and creative!

sleigh said...

Great gift box... love the textures on the snowflakes (?) and leaf. Have had a great time hoppin' :-)

Tess said...

Hippity Hop... Nice stuff! :-)

Johnna Moore said...

Wow love the project. So glad the blog hop brought me to your blog!

tluiz said...

Beautiful pendant and giftbox!

Staci said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Gerriann said...

awesome projects that are nice gifts without costing a fortune and many of the supplies I already have in my stash would love the dies!

Pamela said...

Great tutorial and projects, thanks!

Lizscraps said...

what a wonderful gift you have designed. I am sure it will put a smile on someone's face. the dies make amazing projects. thanks for sharing.

Shari B. said...

Beautiful projects!

butlerfly24 said...

Cute project, thank you.

disneylisa said...

Thanks for showing me how ton emboss clay. Would not have figured it out on my own.

Denise said...

Fabulous project! Lovely!
DeniseB

Paula said...

What a beautiful box and necklace! Wonderful inspiration, thankyou!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Beautiful necklace!

Molly said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

carriep said...

beautiful pendant, like how it was attached to the box~

deb said...

very pretty. TFS

Vail said...

Your leaf necklace is beautiful, and love the box idea also.

Monica said...

I love your box :)

Gloria L. said...

Oh, I learned a new trick! Thanks!

fairkat said...

Neat trick...I'll be back for the full story. Thanks for sharing, gotta hop!

Cindy Lou said...

This hop has been way to much fun! Your gift idea is so beautiful! and the box to put it in is gorgeous :) Thanks so much for sharing!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, How Beautiful!!! This really Amazing! Anyone would Love to receive this as a Gift! Thanks for Sharing!

Beary Amazing said...

Cute box! Thanks for sharing! Hopping along! lol http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

Penny said...

I have really enjoyed the inspiration and creatiity of this hop. I have so many gifts to make and now I have some ideas. TFS

NanaBeth said...

Oh I really love this-it's so unique and innovative. Definitely having to add some dies to my Santa list!

Cheryl Winget said...

Kazan - your pendant and box are beautiful. I'd love to try this. TFS

Fi said...

Beautiful work, someone would be pleased to receive this.

Stacy S said...

I've never used paperclay before--like how it looks! Very pretty!

marla said...

What a very nice gift box!!

Deb said...

I have never worked with clay before, but seeing this project makes me want to go out and buy some. What a great idea.

Flower Power said...

beautiful box and gift idea!
thank you for your inspiration..
god bless

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Parchment paper...awesome tip! Thanks for all the great information!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! This will be a great addition for my Thanksgiving table! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia B. said...

Sweet little necklace, and look how fancy the box is too! TFS!

Arlen said...

Your pendant is beautiful! TFS!

Paulette Still said...

The leaf is gorgeous.

susie said...

I have some paper clay...I am going to have to try this!

Styme123 said...

Love these projects! Became a follower.

Sharon said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Where do you find paperclay? This hop is going to lead to my head exploding!

Caity Sue said...

This is a lovely pendant and a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Arlen said...

Great pendant! TFS!

Terri said...

Wonderful project thank you

Susan said...

Kazan -- I just love this pendant made from clay. Your little box is lovely. I just adore Spellbinders products!

Susan said...

Kazan -- I just love this pendant made from clay. Your little box is lovely. I just adore Spellbinders products!

Cherri said...

So very pretty! Thanks.

Cherri said...

So very pretty! Thanks.

Jeannie said...

Oh my goodness -- such a pretty project! TFS

Carisa said...

beautiful pendant and box to place it in!

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!! =)

Melita said...

just amazing! wow!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Lovely idea! I have never tried jewelry but after seeing your project I will give it a try!

Neesey said...

TFS Your project is so cute.

Tania said...

A very lovely pendant.

dsouza_fly said...

Cute pendant and a great Holiday gift idea. Thanks for sharing

Misha

KOLOROWY ptak said...

WOW!!! Another great practical idea, thanks!!!

Joan said...

Wow, this is so pretty!!

Ciacchina said...

Splendida!

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