Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop {Nov 4th}

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favourite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This three-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!

For my project, I combined The Twinery's baker's twine with the following products from Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz, Design Adhesives and Designer Foils. I've never used any of these Clearsnap products before and it was so much fun experimenting and playing with them. They are easy to use and I can't believe I never knew they existed!

I made a set of gift tags wrapped in a custom-sized box for those early December holiday parties. This would make a great hostess gift! The recipient could then use them on his or her own holiday gifts.

First, I die cut all the tags and spritzed them with both Gold Glow and Holly Berries. I love the shine! I let them dry and cut three trees for each tag from Funky Forest design adhesives and adhered them to the tags. Then I applied Irish Eyes foil over top, stamped the sentiments and tied baker's twine in Peacock and Stone using the technique shown at the bottom of THIS post.

For the bows on these tags, I did a little variation from my video tutorial shown HERE. I pulled one side of the tails downward and kept those long while trimming off the top tails to create a bow that looks more like a wreath.

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! The Twinery is giving away three Ultimate Color Sampler Packs to one lucky winner:

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by November 7, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. 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!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please be sure to start at the Clearsnap Blog again tomorrow and Sunday for a full list of hop participants on those days. Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season! Happy Hopping!

Sources for Tags: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; Clearsnap SmoochSpritz in Gold Glow & Holly Berries; Clearsnap Funky Forest Design Adhesives; Clearsnap Irish Eyes Designer Foils; Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 die; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod & Stone; Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas; Memories Black ink

Sources for Box: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Real Red cardstock; Clearsnap SmoochSpritz in Gold Glow; Clearsnap Funky Forest Design Adhesives; Clearsnap Irish Eyes Designer Foils; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal & Stone; Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas; Memories Black ink

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Jennifer Priest said...

Eeeek!! These are sooooo cute! Love what you did with the Design Adhesives and Designer Foils. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Looove the shiny green! That looks gorgeous, perfect idea! And so pretty with the red and the kraft!
Hugs, Wendy

donna mikasa said...

Wow--those foil trees are gorgeous! Love all your Christmas projects!

Kate said...

Cute Projects. Love those twines you used.

Hugs,
Kate

Kary said...

Gorgeous projects!! I love the green foil, it makes your tags and box so special!! Wow, you have been a busy girl. Great job!!

~amy~ said...

Sooo sweet!!!!

NatQuebec said...

wonderful tags !!!!

djanef said...

Love how the twine adds BLING to your tags, they are awesome!!

Jen W. said...

These are fabulous, Emily! I've never used any of that foil stuff but I love how it looks - really great shine!

onecraftymama said...

Oooh, shiny! I'm loving the shine on the gold Smooch spritz, and the foil trees are gorgeous. These would make incredible hostess gifts....you're coming to my house, right? :)

Joan V said...

Ooh, pretty twine colors for your tags and cards. Thanks for sharing.

Karen B. said...

Now that's a way to showcase a product! Wow, these tags are beautiful and so innovative!

Maryann said...

Beautiful work and the green twine looks awesome. Great job done here.

Kerri L. said...

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

Janet said...

Just beautiful--love the metallic shine.

NancyK said...

I love all thing twine and love the projects you;ve shown here!

bethann said...

uber cute. doncha just love to use new to you products?

Jane said...

Beautiful Tags!

kim said...

Love the trees and can not wait to try this out. Thanks for the idea and for sharing such a great prize.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Miriam Prantner said...

These look great! I love the look you achieved with the design adhesive. Just beautiful!

The Twinery said...

Emily - you always amaze me!! I'm loving what you did with the twine, smooch spritz and designer foils - it's awesome!!

Basiljen said...

Love the foil! Shiny!

nancy said...

Love those tags-absolutely adorable!

The MadStamper said...

LOVE your trees!!! Shiney and beautiful without it being too much. =) Beautiful!!!

Chrissy said...

LOVE those foil trees! Thanks for sharing!

Kath said...

That designer foil is perfect for Christmas projects - so shiny!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Gorgeous tags! Love it! I've never played with foil before, and those trees are fabulous!

Stephanie said...

super cute Emily! I always love seeing your creations!

Vail said...

Great tags, and another great use for the twine.

Christa said...

This is a wonderful design. THe metallic is super!

Kelly P said...

Great idea!

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous! Love the foil! Will have to try that...

Jingle said...

These look great!

Larisa said...

Love these sparkling trees. Great holiday job!

Cyndie said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea! The combination of those stamps, your customized background, the foil trees, and the twine is just perfect!

stlbarb said...

LOVE your shiny trees. Thanks for the inspiration and letting me hop with you.

Christina Collins said...

I absolutely love the gift tags! The foil trees are such a great touch. This is such a fun hop! Thanks for sharing. :)

Deb said...

gorgeous, love how you use 2 colors together!

Cathy said...

wow, i love them, especially the foil trees.
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Dana D. said...

These are amazing. Love the foil trees and that green...wow. Really enjoying this blog hop and the card drive is such a great idea. I will be sending in my cards for sure.

ditravels said...

I love these tags. Can't wait to make some.

Erica B. said...

Your little tags are so cute!

Tini A. said...

Very sweet tags!!!

Wendy Jo Avey said...

It's amazing how just a little bit of twine can make a project go... "ooh, ahh!". Loved the use of foil in your project too.

Hlora said...

fantastic job! Love the trees a lot)

Bobbi Nessly said...

Love the tags, the wreath bows really set them off.

Cheryl Winget said...

You're right - these would be the perfect hostess gift between now and the holidays. They are adorable. I have only one color of twine - I would be over the moon if I won some more. Thanks for the chance!

Shauna K said...

SUPER adorable!!! i'm totally loving the combo of the spritz and the foil! so festive and fun- have a great weekend, Emily!!

Jeyatha said...

wonderful tag.. thanks for a winning chance..

KellyG said...

Sooo cute! I love twine!

Lisa P said...

Super cute set of tags. LOVE!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow the foil is amazing, love the misting....

mamawcindy said...

Love your Projects! Love that pretty Green Foil!
I'm already a follower. :0)

mp8tz said...

Love the foil trees and the misting of holly berries.

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Emily~
Your projects are rocking! love those foil trees and all that twine... Just so pretty....

Cornelie said...

Great, great, great, great, GREAT!!!! Labels!

sleigh said...

Love, love, love these!!! Thanks for the sharing on this hop today :)

Kyria said...

Such pretty little gift tags! thanks for a great giveaway.

Emily said...

Lovely tags and I like the simple design.

Fleursbydesign said...

So cute - love the foil trees!

CraftyJo said...

So cute! And I've just learnt how to tie a lovely twine bow too, thanks for the video tutorial.

melminor said...

Great ideas! Thank you for the bow tutorial - I need to refresh my memory way too often!

gsandoval said...

Oh i need to get started on xmas cards too

Angie Blom said...

wow.. Emily just gorgeous.. I love the details and the shimmer!! beauiful project!!

Lindsey said...

Designer foils looks like they could be a lot of fun! Your tags and the presentation box are fantastic!

Diana D said...

Love your holiday creations!

Sunshine115 said...

love these. must get busy creating! thanks for the ideas.

Paula said...

Hi Emily! I know it's been a long while! But I still peak in and look at your beautiful creations! What wonderful tags, they are just beautiful! I love the shiny foil look of the trees too! Those would be fabulous for packages wrapped in brown paper!

BJ Searcy said...

Just adore this project. The patterns in the trees are so very cute. Thanks for sharing.

snowbear said...

Great tags...love the twine!

conil said...

WOW! You've been really busy. These are all so fantastic and you're so talented.

Courtney V said...

love all of your projects here!!

DeniseP said...

LOVE the foil, especially with the Krafty background! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Carmen said...

Your tags are beautiful Emily, love the foil!

Debbie said...

Love the idea of making the tags and then putting inside a box thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Tanya said...

Ok, this is new to me. I love the look of the foil! Something new for me to look into, yay!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love the trees!!! These tags are awesome! TFS!
Charlotte

Tifany said...

Great job, Emily!

marla said...

Love the shine of the foil on your tags!! What a great job!!

Crafting With Friends said...

I love these tags!!! They are beautiful and I LOVE the shine! I've got to get me some of that!

Julie Ranae said...

EM...these are TERRIFIC projects using our twine and the product from Clearsnap!!! Absolutely wonderful : )

lynn said...

i love these, emily! the foil looks awesome!

Marge said...

LOVE that foil -- had some years ago & NEED some AGAIN now! LOVE my Twinery Twine!!!

Cristine said...

I love how the foil trees just pop right off of your projects! Gorgeous!

cnighs at yahoo dot com

disneylisa said...

Saw these designer foils just the other day. They are definitely on my list of things to try. And as I've mentioned on other blogs, I always need tag ideas.

Jamie said...

WOW.. your card & tags are beautiful i love the green trees.. thats so pretty!!! thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Swedie said...

The twine definitely adds a lot to the cards and tags! Thanks for the chance to win twine!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

Karen C said...

I love your foil accents. They and the twine really make them standout.

Linda Lee said...

Wonderful Christmas gift ideas...thank you

Stephanie U said...

Love the foil on the cards!

littlen said...

great projects. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, those trees are gorgeous. I have never seen this foil. I love it. TFS.

Trisha said...

Great tags. Love how they sparkle and shine and, of course, you can't beat the Twinery baker's twine.

Linh C. said...

Pretty cute tags!

parsonsfamily said...

ooh, those are gorgeous!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is an amazing hop---LOOOOOOVE all those shimmery trees! FAB job, Emily!!!

Bast said...

Love your projects. Those trees are just adorable! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Chunyuan said...

great CAS tag and card. Love the misting and embossed trees.

susie said...

Thanks for all the details - I have never used the foil either. Looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth said...

The tags and cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jennie said...

Love your tags, just adorable and nice box too!

Jeanne said...

I have never used these things either. You did a great job!

Joan Shanks said...

cute tags
joanshaks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Kim said...

Beautiful,What a nice gift this would make!
Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the twine...

Barbara Colbert said...

Cute projects! Twine is perfect!

Karen Diebolt said...

Your tags are beautiful.

Life Made Creations said...

Love your tags with the foil trees--super cute!

Caity Sue said...

The tags and cards are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Graphic45 sent me.

Monica said...

Very cute! I love the gift tags!

Beary Amazing said...

Beautiful Tags! I love the way that you did them; and, great use of the twine. They come in wonderful Christmas-y colors! Thank you for sharing! :)

Victoria said...

A really clever idea to give tags as gifts. Now I'm wondering about making thank you gift tags too...
Thank you for sharing your talent.

Karen L said...

Absolutely adorable Emily! I love your blog and always find so many great ideas and projects!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are adorable and so useable with gift giving. Thanks for sharing

RachelB said...

Nice projects! Love the trees!

Leonie Castro said...

I love your tags!!!! I love that you have used some of my favorites binging EP! That Twinery is one that I would love to get my hands on...I love it...I use it and compared to Martha's twine... Twinery wins hands down!!! Thanks for inspiring me and love love love your tags!!!
I hope I win by the way giggles...

Kristina said...

These are very cute, love simple tags n twine!!

Mistylynn said...

How pretty...the foil looks great.

Cindy Lou said...

This is a most amazing Homemade Holiday hop. Love your cards and box,those Trees are phenomenal. Thanks for all the inspiration :)

lainey said...

Great project ideas!

Janet Lindstrom said...

I love your tags, that foil effect is awesome!!

adetia said...

Gorgeous tags!! Thanks for the chance to win!

scrapfancy said...

The tags are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Candace said...

I'm an totally getting in the CHRISTMAS spirit!! :)

deb said...

The trees are so pretty with the foil. TFS

Carol said...

I love the cutetags with shiney trees.

Linda said...

Love your tags. I, too, tried using a spray and made Christmas tags. I used the trees as a mask on mine. So may ways to try things. Thanks for a new idea!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful tags, Emily! I love those pretty foil accents. :)

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wonderful tags!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love your tags! They are so pretty you could use them as ornaments on a tree. : ) Thanks for sharing.

Meghan said...

The foil trees are yummy! Great tags!

kara said...

Wow, the foil adds so much sparkle!! And the twine is just sweet on everything :)

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Gorgeous! Can you do my tags, please? LOL!

bermudachinagirl@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Oh these are so pretty!

Jennybean said...

beautiful tags!!

Styme123 said...

Love these tags and the embossing.

inksandthinks said...

I love the twine, haven't used any yet, but will soon!

JPScraps said...

I love the box and tags. Great idea!

carriep said...

your foil trees are stunning, just the right touch~

Denise said...

Love the foiled trees! Amazing!
DeniseB

The Country Rose said...

What a wonderful way to package those really cute tags! TFS!

Kim H said...

Love the tags, great use of the foil and mist. thank you for sharing and a chance to win some goodies. Graphic 45 says HI =)

Chelsey said...

Very cute projects. Thanks for the creative ideas.

Ziggyeor said...

cute love how you tied the twine.

7775ce58-075c-11e1-a876-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Super cute! Love the designer foils and I love the green & grey combination of the twine!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

What a great project. I just love that box of tags. Love it....

Amanda said...

Luv the projects & luv your Twine! So pretty & unique! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Lagene said...

WOW< love the shinney trees on your tags!

Cynthia B. said...

How COOL is that foil?! I've never seen that on a handcrafted item before - great effect! And of course I love your twine bows. :)

cindy said...

Stunning. :D

Riette said...

These are lovely!

Mary said...

Love the color combinations you used with the twine. Helps me break away from the predictable. Thanks.

Roxie said...

I love your tags! They are very cute.

Camerageek said...

wow i was looking at that foil on an earlier blog wondering what the heck you'd use it for. i'm a follower on your blog now!

Beatrice Lawson said...

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

NanaBeth said...

Beautiful tags-I love the way the green in the tree pops.And the twine tops it off perfectly.Great job-thank you for sharing it with us.

Susan said...

I just love your idea of giving these gifts of tag sets as hostess gifts. Love the foil, spritzed look and those wreaths of twine.

Becky Dunham said...

Love these tags Emily and that cute box to hold them! Thanks for explaining how you did everything and for the link to the bow tutorial! I am hopeless when it comes to tying bows and need all the help I can get :) I would sure love to win some of that luscious twine!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

McVic said...

oh my these tags are beautiful!!!
kacee

c.darwin said...

I am in love with your foiled trees!

Bashful said...

Great tag technique! Thanks

Far North said...

Beautiful tags! Love the use of the foils.

Auntie Em said...

Your tags are beautiful! I love the shiny foil. I have never used it before but think I need to go shopping and find some now. :D
Thanks for sharing! :)

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful set of tags and great gift idea!!!

Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win :)

Sandra said...

Wonderful!
Sandra ltb

debb said...

Stunning tags- love that tree!

littlen said...

very pretty. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Maggy_Tronche said...

SO pretty this projects!! Love them! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Staci said...

Loved your use of twine. fabulous!

Julie S. said...

I love your trees. So cute. I have never tried foils. I think I need to the results are stunning. TFS.

Julie S. said...

I am a new follower to your blog : ) Happy Happy !!

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

Foil trees are gorgeous! Love this blog hop!

redmom said...

The foil trees are fantastic!!

Tiffany said...

Wow, love those shimmering green trees, they look fabulous!

heidiscoll said...

visiting from the holiday hop!! Nice stuff!!

tallulah1 said...

Oh I love these! I am adding to my to-do list! So so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

grannyfabulous4 said...

Love your tags and who can't always use more of them. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Massman said...

these are so pretty!

thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Liane said...

Enjoying this blog hop! Thanks for sharing your art!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

a box of tags... genius idea!

roxyf said...

Having fun learning new things and visiting sites!

MommyManderz said...

gorgeous creations! I'm excited about clearstamp too! I love those foils I've been seeing on many of the projects!

Julie said...

love how shiney your christmas trees are.

StacyC said...

Great job on your projects....

Shelley said...

Love these projects!

Shelley
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Rookie said...

Loving these tags - so pretty :)

Monica said...

what fun projects!!

Sheila said...

The foil trees are so eyecatching!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful project, Emily!!! Those foil trees are totally striking!!!

Cassie_lu said...

I am loving those tags

Lisa W said...

I love the tags and giftbox.

Michele said...

Love the tags! Great blog hop!

Sue D said...

Very pretty tags--love the shine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jeannie said...

oooohhhh....love the shiny trees! I can't wait to try this! Thanks!

Stephenie said...

Great tags! I would love to make some like these! Your foil looks so clean and neat..do not know if I could do that, but would love to try. Thanks for the blog hop and the giveaway!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Love these! the foils are so pretty for the Christmas season! Hopping along...great prizes offered! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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.

rush said...

nice tags. thank you for sharing.

marilyn said...

WOW--such fabulous gift tags and cards. Love those foil trees.

butlerfly24 said...

Super cute!! Thanks

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