Welcome to day 2 of 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. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! 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.
Hello! It's Amy here sharing a little holiday gift!
Here are some of the supplies that I gathered:
Neat & Tangled's Little Santa Girl
I die cut a circle from a very old thesaurus that I picked up from a junk store.
I love the "Peek-a-boo" look so I generally tend to stamp at an angle.
Pinterest is a great resource for different techniques, don't you agree? I pinned THIS & THIS as inspiration. Interestingly, the first pin actually uses white out instead of acrylic paint. If I had white out, I would have used it since it is a self contained unit. Self Contained meaning I didn't have to pull out my PINK acrylic block and paint brush and then have to clean said acrylic block and paint brush later.
In order to give more definition to Santa's Girl's face, I covered the text with a mixture of white and gold paint.
I refilled in her eyes and mouth with a fine tip sharpie and added pink cheeks. I adhered the circle panel onto the hoop with Scrapbook Adhesives. To bring out the wood hoop, I added a veneer snowflake. For an added pop of color, I stamped the Happy Holidays banners on aqua cardstock.
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!
Ellison Educational Equipment
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique
Clearsnap - Vivian Keh
Ashley Rader - Giddy Upcycled
ICE Resin - Jen Cushman
Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps
Graphic 45 - Andrew Roberts
Rina Gonzales - Mothership Scrapbook Gal
Therm O Web - Amanda Niederhauser
Cori Warner - The Flying C
Yana Smakula - My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking
The Buckle Boutique - Shawn Mosch
Eileen Hull Designs - Eileen Hull
Angela Muir - Handmade in the Heartland
Krista Winters - eat, knit & d.i.y.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Erica Houghton
Katie Smith - Punk Projects
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Karen Aicken
Jeanie Hevener - Create & Babble
Ellison Educational Equipment - Hilary Kanwischer
Fancy Shanty - Stacy Molter
Liz Hicks - Blogerisms a Rafflecopter giveaway
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!
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