Friday, November 16, 2012

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2012 {Day One}

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!


If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from The Tombow USA 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!

Authentique Paper <---- YOU ARE HERE

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for one of you!



Prize Pack will contain the 4- 6x6 Bundles shown above {Festive, Peaceful, Original, & Lovely}

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.

Before we let you go to move on to the next blog... we have an amazing project to share from design team member Angie Blom


I wanted to show how you can take a piece of 2x4 wood, shape it into a house... and then change it into home decor for the season.


  • The black house is the 2x4 piece of wood cut to 1 inch thickness and then cut into a shape of a house. 
  • I painted it, then using the Peaceful collection, I pieced the paper to fit the wood piece. Applied with mod podge.
  • Then addi a stencil with some paint and textured paste for that doily effect background. let dry.
  • Make a flower using 6 piece of punched scalloped circles. Cut about 1/2 in towards the middle. Do this for every 3 scallops. Ink it up then pearce a brad in the middle of all 6 and lift up the flower petals. 
  • With a 2.5 inch circle, make a spiral flower. Add to the middle of the original flower, add some mod podge to the flower and sprinkle with chunky glitter. 
  • Using some christmas wreath decorations, add your red berries, tree branches, and small pinecones.
  •  Last, add some punched leaves, flowers, and flower pearls. Then add the letters on a banner from the Authentique Peaceful 12x8 elements sticker sheet. 


Now hop right along, your next stop is The Twinery

99 comments:

  1. Very pretty - Authentique paper is so pretty and I love it's texture.

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  2. That is just gorgeous! I love the transformation, such a pretty flower!

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  3. Wow! What a gorgeous project!!

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  4. Clever and gorgeous. Love that flower!

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  5. So pretty!! I love the flower!

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  6. How cute. Love the flower. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. That is a really great project!! Love it.

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  8. This house for a home decor item is beautiful...it would look great on the mantel. I especially love that it looks like it is covered in snow.

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  9. I love holiday decor and it makes a great gift for someone in a new apartment or home!

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  10. Gorgeous project! Thanks for a chance at some awesome Authentique goodies!

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  11. Lovely project. I think I'm going to add wood cutting to my hubby's Honey DO List this weekend. LOL Thanks for the chance to win the 6X6 pads, they are my new fave thing !

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  12. Wow!!!! This is beautiful!!! I love it so much. Great job.

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  13. Very nice! You could make a whole village of those! I love the flower. Nice job. : )

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  14. This home decor project is so creative, and gorgeous ! Thanks for the inspiration !

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  15. this is great... <3 it!!!

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  16. Oh, that's a beautiful decoration. I love how you incorporated fake berries, leaves and pinecones.

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  17. great off the page project, showcasing only the best
    ava g

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  18. Wow!! This is a gorgeous project!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  19. Adorable! Just to let you know, some of the blogs on the hop have an incorrect link for your blog addy.

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  20. This is gorgeous and you gave us the tutorial too! Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Very unique for house decor. Love the flower with the pine cone.

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  22. such a clever idea from basic supplies! awesome!

    tami sanders * clearsnap blog hostess/DT

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  23. I LOVE this idea, and I have some 2X4 that I can now put to use. Thanks for sharing the great idea!

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  24. Lovely, and literally... Peaceful. Very clever!

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  25. This is a lovely project! Love Authentique.

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  26. Great project to add some festiveness to your home.

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  27. Awesome project Angie! I love everything you make.

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  28. First of all what a wonderful idea of the blog hop and it's variety of products and crafty folks. Secondly the house is very cute. Thanks for description of how to make it.

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  29. i absolutley LOVE this little house! the perfect little decoration for a window sill or mantle!!! thanks for the inspiration and chance to win all those goodies!!! WOW!

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  30. What a fantastic project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Holy Moly that's super cute! Love this hop!

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  32. Seriously gorgeous. I love the house and you can adapt it to various holidays!

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  33. wonderful textures, lovely project. thank you for sharing.

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  34. love the texture on the house. :)

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  35. seriously a gorgeous piece of work, Angie Blom!!!

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  36. That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. very pretty, could definitely see this on someone's mantle at Christmas.

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  38. So elegant. What great holiday gifts.

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  39. Unique holiday decor -- very nice.

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  40. What cute little house - LOVE your layered flower!!!

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  41. Wow ~ who knew a piece of 2x4 could become such a beautiful piece of art?! Such an awesome idea!

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  42. I love your little Christmas House, it is sooo cute!

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  43. Absolutely amazing project! The flower turned out so pretty.

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  44. Very, very creative! Great job!!

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  45. Wow that is really neat. Such a great idea. Thanks,

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  46. Your flower looks so big & awesome!

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  47. What an awesome hop. So many inspirations.

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  48. Very clever idea and the house is so cute too. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. This is so clever and fabulous!! I love the beautiful design!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  50. This makes such a great Christmas decoration! Very creative!

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  51. Thanks for the cool idea and the hop!
    Giveawayjean AKA Fiskateer Jean 8889

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  52. So pretty-love the depth of the design!

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  53. Stunning project - what a beautiful alteration. Great hop, and thanks for the chance to win!
    Alison x

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  54. BEAUTIFUL! wow you are such a great artist! and thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Another pin-worthy project! One of my favorite ones so far on this blog hop!

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  56. Amazing Angie! I wouldn't have thought that is actually a piece of wood! Thank you so much, I'm so inspired to give it a try!
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  57. Can't wait to start following this lovely blog!!!

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  58. That flower just sets it off perfectly!

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  59. That flower is soooo pretty! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Very much enjoying this hop, thank you

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  62. Such a stunning little project :)

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  63. How beautiful and different! I love it!

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  64. What a darling idea Angie! I can see making these little house-shaped gifts for any season or as a housewarming gift! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. How gorgeous did this plain piece of wood become.

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  66. Love the beautiful layers of the flower and the doily background. The pine cones and greenery are the perfect touch! TFS

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  67. this is so lovely reminds of something that i use to do with a piece of tree branch thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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