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Handmade Holiday Blog Hop 2014

Welcome to the 4th Annual

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas.

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We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

This is my project, a Shadow Box with Artist Canvas.

Handmade Holidays 2014 Blog Hop Shadow Box Beth Pingry

First, the Supply List: Bold are sponsoring companies, links are below.

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Crafty Power Tape, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, 3D Foam Squares Black Regular, Crafty Foam Tape Black, 3D Foam Leaves, Dodz™ Small, Dodz™ 3D
  • Graphic 45: French Country 6×6″ paper pack
  • Ellison – Sizzix: Lattice, Picture Wheel, Petal Drop dies
  • Buckle Boutique: Couture Embellishment Buckle
  • Clearsnap: Swirl Dot Art Screen, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Toffee, Dark Moss, Chestnut Roan, Copper, Butterscotch, Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx Patina, Black Craft Foil, Silver Glitter, Stylus and Tips
  • Faber-Castell: Design Memory Craft Gelatos – Yellow, Gold, Blue, Silver
  • Plaid: White, Satin Cream, Country Tan, Silver acrylic paint, Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Studio 490: White Embossing Paste
  • Michaels Stores: 8×10″ Frame 2-Pack, Recollections Flowers
  • Misc: cardboard, paper mache bodice, black tulle, lace remnant, screws and screwdriver, sanding tool, black and kraft cardstock

The instructions:

1. Begin with one of the canvases, flip it over to expose the frame, and with a straight edge, make an X from corner to corner. Cut the canvas on the lines with a craft knife. Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 12. Pull the flaps up and over the sides of the frame, and trim them to the straight edges of the frame. Secure the flaps onto the frame with Crafty Power Tape.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 2

3.  Align the open canvas on top of the back side of the 2nd canvas, to create a deep shadow box. I used screws I found in my husband’s workshop, they sit above the top, but I liked the texture and industrial element they added. I used his electric screwdriver to attach the 2 canvases together.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 3

4. Paint the flaps and front and inside of the shadow box white, as a primer coat of paint.

5.  Color the outside front with Gelatos, and then rub to the desired finish. I used yellow, gold, silver and blue.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 7

6. For the paper mache bodice, hereby called “the lady”, (note in the photo she is already painted, sometimes I re-purpose older items, and this is one of those times) I first painted with silver, allowed it to dry, then added black chalkboard paint to create the top of her dress.

7. For her skirt, I die cut Graphic 45 papers, 2 coordinating patterns, with the Petal Drop die. Sand the edges of the die cuts slightly. Fold them about 1.5 inches down, and arrange them to overlap and wrap around the lady’s waist. Secure with Crafty Power Tape.

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8. Thread black tulle through the Buckle Boutique buckle and wrap it around the waist, slightly overlapping the skirt. I used Black Crafty Foam Tape to secure the tulle.

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The Finished Dress

9. I  cut Crafty Foam Tape into ½” long strips and layered them on top of each other in a few spots; when I was ready to adhere her to the project, I had the tape in the shallow spots on her back (she’s got some junk in the trunk!) Note: leave the liner paper on the top layer of tape until ready to adhere.

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10. Cut cardboard (I used a regular old box) to slightly smaller than the inside opening of the shadow box. Peel some of it to reveal the corrugated texture. Paint part of it white, leaving some of the original box color in random parts. Allow the paint to dry.

11. Using the Clearsnap Art Screen, add texture paste to parts of the cardboard. Allow it to dry.

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12. Add color with Gelatos, rub and wipe to desired finish and tone.

13. Apply Crafty Power Tape to the back side of the cardboard but leave the liner paper on, don’t adhere it inside the shadow yet!

Note: the above items all need some dry time, so you might want to rotate between the die cutting (below) and the painting (above) to save some time.

14. For the Picture Wheel, die cut with white cardstock, and ink to desired color with Clearsnap inks, stylus and tips. Secure to the cardboard with Crafty Power Tape.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 12

15. For the lacey die cuts, apply a 4×6” Adhesive Sheet to black cardstock. Remove the backing paper to reveal adhesive on the cardstock, cover with lace. Die cut with the Sizzix Lattice die.

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16. For the Craft Foil die cuts, apply a 4×6” Adhesive Sheet to kraft cardstock. Die cut with the Lattice die. Remove the backing paper on a diamond shape.

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Place the Clearsnap Designer  Foil shiny side up, on top of the adhesive covered shapes.

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Peel off the Craft Foil piece to see that the foil is now on the die cut, and these are the other patterns that I used – all from the same Graphic 45 pad.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 26

17. Die cut coordinating Graphic 45 patterned papers with Lattice die. Add 3D Foam Squares to the back side of the diamond die cuts.

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18. Using one of the Lattice die cut frames as a template, lay it on the cardboard and position and adhere a variety of the diamonds. Remove the template and discard (or save for another project).

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19. From the kraft cardstock Lattice die cut with an Adhesive Sheet, remove the liner paper and adhere it so it folds to the inside of the shadow box.

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20. Add a few more diamonds to the kraft die cut.

21. Adhere the Picture Wheel die cut to the cardstock so it sits behind the lady.

22. Adhere the cardboard piece to the inside of the shadowbox.

23. Remove the liner paper from the lady and adhere her to the inside of the shadow box.

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Here is where I was stuck for a while…I decided I wanted flowers, but I didn’t have a Sizzix die to cut flowers (I know they have them!) So I used pre-made flowers I had on hand.

24. Create 5 flowers made from various patterns and sizes, layer and assemble with Dodz Small.

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25. With 5 Dodz 3D pieces, remove the Dodz from the box liner, add Silver glitter to the tops of each, shake off excess, and add to the center of each flower.

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26. Add a Dodz Small to the back side of each flower, remove the clear liner and adhere the flowers in the corners.

27. With 3D Foam Leaves, remove the liner from the desired leaf shapes while they are still in the foam sheet, (or you can remove each leaf separately) then cover the exposed adhesive with glitter. Add leaves around the flowers as desired.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 17

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28. You can add a hanger to the back side to use as a wall hanging.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 22

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

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Sakura || Fairfield Processing

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Thank you so much for visiting!

Disclosure: I have received some product for participation in this blog hop. I am a Designer and Media Director for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and receive product as part of my agreement with the company.

Blog Hopping with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Welcome, I’m so excited you are here! Today I’m blog hopping with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Graphic 45®, two of my favorite companies! I’m using the Good Ol’ Sport Collection and a variety of adhesives on this 4 x 12 canvas.

I live in a baseball obsessed house with my husband and 2 boys. I’ve actually been to all but 5 of the MLB parks.  This will go perfectly in the man cave!

Beth Pingry - Baseball Canvas

I bought a set of 3 canvases a while ago, and well, there’s something about Graphic 45 paper that makes me want to get super creative. I layered the canvas with paint and stain on the sides, then used Gelatos on the front of the canvas for base colors. I wrapped a ribbon around the outside with Crafty Power Tape.

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I used 3D Foam Pennants with craft foil, and layered the tiny borders with Crafty Power Tape. The top “spaldings” image is backed with Crafty Foam Tape to give it some dimension. Also, the 3D Foam is an awesome permanent adhesive!

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In the middle section, I used black Creative Photo Corners to mimic the image, and then added 3D Foam Stars with silver and red craft foils. I inked the edges of all the papers too.

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In this section I used mini canvases for additional dimension. I added kraft Creative Photo Corners to the score card. I wrapped the mini canvases with paper and Crafty Power Tape, sanded and inked the seams. The little bleacher tickets are layered with Crafty Foam Tape.

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From this angle you can see the layers and dimension from the 3D Foam and the mini canvases.

Thank You for stopping by today, I would love for you to follow my blog or Facebook page, Cookies for Breakfast.

Now, on to the Blog Hop details:

Enter through the Rafflecopter app on each blog each day with a comment. Additional entries are available by commenting on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Instagram Page,  be sure to tell us your profile name on the Rafflecopter app. You can also enter a third time via Facebook. Either click through the Rafflecopter app to comment on  the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Facebook page, or click on the Giveaway tab on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Facebook page. Each day there will be 2-3 new blogs to visit, and you can enter each day! Be sure to visit Graphic 45‘s Blog for their contests too!

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Today’s blogs to visit are:

Christine Emberson
Beth Pingry – hey, that’s me!
Michele Kovack
Solange Marques
Tati Scrap
Yumi Muraeda
Graphic 45 Blog
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog

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Disclosure: I am a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and have received product in trade for making projects.

Organizing Markers, There’s an APP for that!

So one day I said to my techy husband, “Do you think you could make an app for my phone, so I can shop for markers without buying duplicates?”

Do you know what he said?

YES!

{Thanks Honey, for enabling my little habit!}

 MyMarkers and Pens, My Markers

MyMarkers for Android phones!

now available at Google and Apple!

Featured in the November 2014 issue of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine!

My Markers covers several brands including, Artline®, Blick®, Chartpak®, Copic®, Marvy® Decocolor, Faber-Castell® Pitt, KRINK® Montana Permanent, Paint and Steel Tip, Letraset® ProMarkers and Tria Markers, Pantone Universe® Twin, Pebeo Porcelaine and Vitrea , Pentel®, Pilot, Prismacolor®, Sakura, Sharpie®, ShinHan Touch, Stabilo Point 88 Pens, Tombow® and Zig® Painty Markers.  He’ll add more if you need them, just shoot him an email or leave me a comment! See more details at PurveyingPlanets!

Lists are by manufacturer, brand and color, making your inventory and wish list easy to manage.  Never buy a duplicate again!

MyMarkers list

It has a wish column too, so I remember which markers and pens I want to add to my collection.  Now I don’t have to carry the paper list in my purse!

MyMarkers wish list

It’s perfect for stampers and paper crafters, artists, illustrators, architects, manga artists and everyone else that uses markers and pens for hobby or work!

While you are at PurveyingPlanets, check out Spin the Wheel!!!, available in  free and a customizable version! Never ponder a decision, let the wheel decide for you!

I’ll be back soon!

Beth