Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011 {Day One}

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!



The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from The Twinery's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, we'd love to have you follow the blog!

If you are one of our regular readers: Thanks for coming back! We love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Clearsnap blog.


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!

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!

The Hop List:

Clearsnap
Spellbinders
Hampton Art
Zutter
Graphic45
Donna Salazar Designs
The Twinery
Authentique Paper <-- You are here!
Glue Arts
Sherry Cheever – Graphic45
Claire Towle – Hampton Art
Emily Leiphart – The Twinery
Andrea Budjack – Glue Arts
Lesley Langdon – Spellbinders
Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs
Lisa Day – Glue Arts
Lynne Forsythe – Zutter
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap
Tifany DeGough – Authentique Paper
Holly Simoni – Spellbinders
Fleur Smith – Zutter
Stephanie Johnson – The Twinery
Robyn Weatherspoon – Clearsnap

The Details:
To sweeten to Hop, we’re offering a gift for one of you!


How does one of the 6x6 Bundles from EACH of our current 7 collections sound?
We'll even throw in a few other Authentique Paper goodies as well!
{Note: Due to low stock because of the popularity of some of our collections, we may need to substitute one or more of the 6x6 bundles shown above with a 6x6 Nest from the Free Bird Series at the time of shipment.}

Leave a comment on each blog along the hop to be be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors (including this great prize pack shown above)! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the designer blogs.
{Authentique Paper winner must have a US/Canada address.}

Blog comments close on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM {PST}.

The Project:

As you may recall, I created a magnetic bulletin board last week. Well, I thought I'd do another post to show you how I made the magnets and push pins from that project! If you need a refresher, here is the finished bulletin board:

Fun, right? For a tutorial on how I made this, you can go back to the original post here. For this tutorial, I am going to show you how I created the magnets and push pins.


Here are the supplies I used to make the magnets:

- craft glue
- magnets
- patterned paper cut into 1 inch circles
- bottle caps (I used the fancy flowery-looking ones for this project)
- clear, plastic cabochon tops

I started by placing some glue on the inside of the bottle cap, then putting the patterned paper circles on top. Push down well to make sure the paper is secure.


Next, I used the craft glue to adhere the magnet to the bottom of the bottle cap.

Flip over the magnet and place some craft glue (this step it NEEDS to be clear glue) on top of the patterned paper inside the bottle cap. Place the clear cabochon top on top of the glue and press down firmly to make sure all of the bubbles are pushed out.

This is what the magnets look like when they're done:

They turned out so pretty! Now it's time to make the push pins. Here are the supplies I used to create them:

I used my glue gun to place a small dot of glue onto one of the pins. Then I placed one of the cute little cabochon flowers on top.

And that's IT!! I can't believe how easy it was to make these! They are such a SIMPLE and CUTE way to dress up even the most plain bulletin board.


I hope this inspires you in some way to create gifts from the heart this holiday season! Cheers!

~ Cristine


The Next Stop:
Glue Arts

Supplies:

Authentique:
Patterned Paper: Blissful - Pleasant (back), Happiness (front)
Die Cuts: Blissful - Excerpts and Tabloids


Other:
Bottle Caps set
Buttons
Cabochon flowers
Cork board
Dragonfly brad
E-6000 adhesive
Felt
Flat-head bulletin board pins
Glue gun
MDF board
Metal sheets
Rubber Cement
Twine - The Twinery (in Lemondrop and Pink Sorbet)

213 comments:

  1. Great Project. Love learning new things.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  2. So elegant looking push pins, some different than the "tacks" of school days!

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  3. What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing how you did the magnets!
    Wow! you are offering a super generous prize! I would so love to win it!
    Thanks for the chance!;)
    Hugs,
    True :D
    http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

    Posted by: True :D

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  4. Cute project and love, love authentique!

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  5. Oh, these are so cute. I have a magnetic board in my kitchen and these would be fantastic to make and to give as gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This would be great to have to help keep track of all the kids functions!

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  7. Nice project. And very do-able. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. What a great project! Thanks for the chance to win, and the inspiration.

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  9. Love your paper packs. The halloween is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  10. Too cool! I think I need to make one of these.

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  11. Love your products & love the bulletin board ideas-so clever!!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love those push pins and magnets. I am going to have to make a bulletin board for my daughters to have fun with! Perfect Christmas gift for a couple of "tweens"!

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  13. Just loving this project! Those push pins and magnets are fabulous!! TFS :)

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  14. lovve these magnets and push pins!

    Christa
    http://dowhatyoulove-maxadriane.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love your products, especially the 6x6 size paper pads, love the magnets and board also.

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  16. Great idea Cristine! Love the custom push pins you made!

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  17. What a great job did you do.
    Love your products!!

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  18. I love your project! I'm always open to fast and easy Christmas gift ideas. Thanks for the chance to win your very generous prize--don't have any of those papers yet but would love to try them!

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  19. This is such a great project. I think anyone would be happy to receive it as a gift. And such a wonderful prize offered. ;) I'm enjoying this hop. Thanks for participating. You guys are my favorite!

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  20. Love, love your paper and what a great gift idea....

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  21. fabulous memo board, love the magnets and push pins, so cute!

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  22. This is just ridiculously adorable!

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  23. It's my first visit to this blog and i'm really inspired by these great projects/

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  24. The bottle cap magnets are so cute! That's what I love about your 6x6 pads. The little details in the papers show up so well in small projects like this! Thanks for participating in this fun hop.

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  25. I can't wait to try the bottle cap magnets - but first I must find the super cute ones that you are using - have not seen them. Your papers are wonderful - what a gift that someone will win!

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  26. This prize if FABULOUS! I would love to win it.

    the push pins are so fun! I love them!

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  27. Your bottle caps are sooo beautiful - thanks for sharing this nice idea!
    And many thanks for the chance to win - i love the 6x6 paper packs!

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  28. I love this idea, must steal! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome prize!!!

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  29. Love your Project! Thanks for showing how to make the Magnets. Would Love to make one of these for my Craftroom. Thanks for Sharing! Super Excited for the chance to win your Paper Packs! :0)

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  30. Good project.. thanks for a winning chance..

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  31. Awesome project, thanks for sharing! Great giveaway! Enjoying the hop!

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  32. What a fabulous cork board and magnets. I am looking for some ideas for my wall above my desk. This is on the top of the list now!

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  33. This is a great idea for a special gift for
    a special friend.Thanks for directions.

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  34. Thanks for this! Enter me in the giveaway, please.

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  35. Love this Cristine! I love the push pins and bottle cap magnets!!

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  36. This is just so darn cute. I need to add the supplies to my shopping list, I think this could make a cute gift.

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  37. What a great idea love the magnets and pins!

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  38. This would be a great project to make with the kids, even the big kids, lol! Luv the magnets :-)

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  39. Awesome magnets. this is very cool and i love it. love the papers. and how you made this the push pins are supper cute. thanks for sharng and for the chance to win. great job
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  40. So creative. I love that you made the magnets to go along with the board, too. Cool!

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  41. Great project idea, and it doesn't look too hard or too expensive to create. Thanks!

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  42. Those magnets are just so cool! What a neat project!

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  43. Really great project, thank you for sharing it and the chance to win.

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  44. The ideas I'm getting from this blog hop, I can hardly wait to try. Really fun gift project. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Great project... I would love to win those fabulous papers.

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  46. Such a neat idea. I keep looking at cork boards thinking that I need one but they are so boring, this is a great way to make it unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. oh i love this idea and shut the front door on that giveaway!! love my authentique it is my favorite paper line!! can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

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  48. This would make a darling gift for coworkers, friends, etc. The bottle caps make it so darling.

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  49. Thanks for this great tutorial on making magnets and tops for push pins love it
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  50. so cute and so fun, I love the bottle caps! thanks for a chance at your awesome prize, I'm drooling!

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  51. I do love your magnets. Great job. Thanks for the chance to win. I want this package so much. Love your papers. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  52. LOVE your project!! i am not going to have to make my own push pins!! Thanks! Charlotte

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  53. What a fun project and a great gift to give someone to help them be organized!!

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  54. Oh my gosh!!!! Paper is my addiction!!! I would love to win these 6x6 pads!!!

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  55. How FUN & ADORABLE are these???!!! LOVE them -- TFS!!! And a FABULOUS prize package too I'd be THRILLED to win!!!

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  56. OOOH, I have all the stuff to make these ... time to get creating!!! TYFS

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  57. such a super cute project.. i'll have to try this sometime. tfs
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  58. I like the way you backed the metal part with corkboard. The flower shaped caps look really fancy, and it's neat the way the cork board around the edges can be used with your fun tacks.

    Noreen
    www.make-homemade-gifts.com

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  59. Your paper collections are so versatile, so colorful. I really like the tip about magnets and push pins...the possibilities are endless. Thank you for the chance at your generous gift.

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  60. What a cute idea. Love how you made the magnets and pushpins. Thanks!

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  61. Great ideas! Love to do these wonderful Homemade Holiday Blog Hops, so much inspiration :) Love the push pin and bulletin board idea. TFS!

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  62. I have a few of your paper packs~just a few~ shhhhh lol so nice that I dont even want to use them

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  63. Wow, what a fun idea. I just love the paper packs. Thanks for a chance.

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  64. Awesome prizes!

    Love the magnets and push pins.

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  65. LOVE your paper and great, SIMPLE ideas for the magnets. I can do that!

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  66. The push pins are just too cute! Thanx for sharing them and for the chance to win!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  67. Love the mini paper pads - they are great for cards and small projects - like your magnets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. Great idea for the teens on my list. I'd love to win the paper pads -

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  69. Fantastic project! I love the flower bottle caps & fancy flower pins....

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  70. What a cute Idea you have come up with. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Such pretty prints on the paper!

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  72. How very creative and love your line of papers!

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  73. ill share this with the girlscouts

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  74. cute project.
    joanshaks@eastlink.ca
    Joan

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  75. Thanks for sharing! Pam, I used to be a GS Leader; for 7 years! Good idea; something quick and easy! ;)

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  76. I just love this!!!! TFS!!!!!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  77. What a great prize package. Good luck to all

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  78. Very cute project and prize package. Graphic45 sent me! Thanks for sharing!!

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  79. Magnetic and a bulletin board. Brilliant!

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  80. So cute & sweet! Loving this blog hop :)

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  81. What an awesome hop! All the projects are fabulous, which makes sense since the manufacturers are my favorites! Cute magnet idea that would be great for Christmas gifts!

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  82. I'm blog hopping down the list, and think this project is lovely! We are in the middle of moving house and so when I get to sorting my new crafty area, I think I'd like to give this a go and jazz up my old pin board. I'm not in the US and so I can't win anything, but I just wanted to say your products look amazingly beautiful! I will look for a UK supplier!

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  83. What a fun idea to share! Love the design.
    Thanks for a chance in the hop

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  84. this is cute! off to the next holiday blog hop

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  85. Your prize is amazing! I would be happy with just one pack let alone all of those!
    Thank you so much on sharing how to make the bottle cap looking mag. I always wondered how people made those!

    Nichol Tran

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  86. Great project, beautiful papers!

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  87. Thanks for the idea, super cute and easy! I'd love to win some of those papers, I've never used them before!

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  88. Oh, I would be so happy to win the paper packs!

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  89. I love the magnets AND the push pins, so cute!

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  90. I am such a paper crazy horder and what a nice prize. Love the project-awesome.

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  91. Love these! And would love to win some yummy papers. :P

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  92. Love the push pins and magnets. I would love to win some paper!

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  93. Great magnets and pushpins. There's no end to the great projects to be created!

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

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  95. Wow so much inspiration on this hop. I LOVE those push pins. What a fantastic idea. TFS & thanks for a chance to win.

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  96. Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  97. What a gorgeous bulletin board, I really love it!!

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  98. Just love it! Thanks!
    bermudachinagirl@gmail.com

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  99. Very nice! Love the cabochon flower pins!

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  100. Love these magnets and board! This would be so cute in my craft room!

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  101. I love blog hops! Thanks for the tut!

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  102. I love those magnets and push pins - so cute!!

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  103. What a cute project! on to the next hop!

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  104. the bottle caps turned out so cute!

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  105. I adore those bottle caps and the pins. Such a fun way to make a unique project.

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  106. Fun project! Thanks for sharing.

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  107. Love this project! The push pins and the little magnets are fabulous!

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  108. Loved the project before, even better that I know how to finish it up with the magnets and pins. Thank you for the tutorial and info.
    Graphic 45 said to say Hi =)
    what a great prize, coudl share some of it with scrappy friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. I just want to say a quick THANK YOU for including Canadians in your qualified area to win! There are a lot of people limiting it to the US and so I just wanted to say thanks...oh and I'm in love with your papers so the chance to win them just sweetens the deal :-)
    The little pins and magnets are super cute and a great way to dress up any boring board. Love it!

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  110. Great project. I just love that paper...

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  111. Great project! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway and participating in this blog hop!!

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  112. I love the project! I've never seen those flowery bottle caps before--they're really pretty. And I have tons of those flower cabochons--this would be a different way to use them. Thanks!

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  113. cute I love the magnets because I've all ready got bottle caps somewhere! Love the paper too, drooling over the orange and black!

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  114. Shows that beautiful paper can be used for more than just a scrapbook layout. Love Love Love your paper, the design and use of color work so well with much of the type of work I do. Thanks for sharing!

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  115. This is so cute, thanks for sharing the idea.

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  116. Fabulous project, and so easy too. Wow - a wonderful giveaway! Good luck to everyone - and thanks for the inspiration!

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  117. Oh I'm drooling over those papers!

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  118. Great gift idea! Love the magnets!
    DeniseB

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  119. Finally a project that is easy and inexpensive to make. What a great idea. I have that paper.

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  120. I love this. It is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  121. What a great idea! Love your color and paper choices too. TFS
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997 at aol dot com

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  122. I had dinner with my niece earlier this week and she said she would like a bulletin board in her room. These magnets and push pins are the perfect addition to your project. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. The pins and magnets are fantastic.And simple enough I can make some.Thank you for such great inspiration and tutorial.

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  124. Love these magnets Christine! I saw you bulletin board before and I just love it! I need to make some of these - they would be great gifts! Thanks for sharing. And for the chance to win some of your fabulous paper! I am already a follower of your amazing blog :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  125. Love, love, love these. So easy to do. TFS

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  126. oh my gosh! Im so amazed at your giveaway! SOme one is going to be really happy to get this!
    kacee

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  127. Great Projects! I love these paper packs!
    Thanks!

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  128. Awesome project!!! This is a super prize package! Hope I am lucky!.

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  129. Love this project!! Awesome paper packs...Thanks!!

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  130. What a pretty way to customize a bulletin board.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  131. Fab project and tutorial!!!

    Great blog hop and awesome prizes - thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win :)

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  132. Love the board and adorable push pins!

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  133. very cute idea. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  134. Love it! You guys are so fantastic!

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  135. What a cool project! LOVE it!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  136. I'm going backwards. Thanks for a chance to win. I love your blog !!! Great Hop !!!

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  137. What a fun project! This is my first visit here...but won't be my last!

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  138. Great pin board. Love the flower magnets!

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  139. This is a great project! What fun to make with kids or to give as gifts!

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  140. what a fabulous idea and so well done! thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  141. OHHH! I would love to win these papers--I LOVE the idea of making little magnets! FAB FAB FAB:) Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  142. Love your papers. Have recently used your Halloween papers and really was happy with the results. See you tomorrow for what's new for day 3

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  143. This project is one of my faves on Pintrest... Love it..

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  144. Great project! Those pushpins are so easy and cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  145. Lots of inspiration on the blog hop.
    Leslee in MT

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  146. Got to make those magnets! Love this blog hop!

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  147. What a great idea - love the magnets and the push pins - great stocking stiffers :)

    Following you now - thanks to the blog hop - whoop!

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  148. It's so cool the way you made magnetic bottle caps. Caps are my new fav.

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  149. fantastic project! Would make a great gift!

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  150. very nice. a nice change to the commercial (pizza parlor, etc) type of stamps. i'm inspired

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  151. Great bulletin board and accessories. This would be a perfect gift for my girls.

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  152. Very cute magnets and push pins.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  153. TFS for sharing how to make the magnets and pins -- I love these!

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  154. 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

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  155. The pushpins are cute, but I especially love the magnets! Thanks for a great explanation too! And for the chance to win of course!

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  156. Great idea--love the bottlecap magnets!

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  157. I am most definately making this for someone for Christmas!!

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  158. nice project. thank you for sharing.

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  159. Wow love this project I will be sharing this with my crafting buddies. TFS.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  160. So much fun. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Anastasia95762 at gmail dot com

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  161. Those are so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


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

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  162. Too cute! Such gorgeous projects on here, I need more time in my day to try them all! Loving this BlogHop!

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  163. Love the magnets and thumb tacks great ideas... TFS... and thanks for the AWSOME gift package!!!!

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  164. This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

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  165. awesome project!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  166. Very nice project. Thanks for sharing.

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  167. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  168. WOW i adore those flowery bottle caps, never seen those anywhere, and those pretty flowers glued to regular tacks, ingenious idea, tfs and for a chance to win, I love the cork board memo board project, it rocks

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  169. Super duper cute idea!!! I'd love to be a winner -- I ADORE Authentique paper : )

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  170. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  171. Amazing work!! So original!! Thanks!

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  172. I love love love Authentique!! Its one of my favorites. The magnets are so cute. Guess I need to add more to my board!!

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  173. Love the magnets and the tics. This is such a cute and easy project.

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  174. Super cute magnets and push pins. Great idea for some Christmas gifts this year.

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  175. everyone could always use a place to put things up...love this!

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  176. Very cute Cristine! I like that you decorated magnets and pins to match instead of just using them stire-bought!!

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  177. Those flower pins and magnets have me chomping at the bit to get crafty. Thanks for so much fun on this hop.

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  178. I love those flower pins! Super cute and simple.

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  179. Blog hopping is so fun, and the design of the bulletin is great. I love the prize you are giving away of all the pads of paper which are wonderful. Thank you so much!

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