#TBT – Christmas Goodies

Last year for the Handmade Holidays 2013 Blog Hop, I made one of my favorite projects using Graphic 45 beautiful papers. It is such a great idea and so easy to create that I wanted to share it again this year. Make something special to put in your jars and be ready to give them away when friends stop by for a Christmas visit.

Enjoy again………..

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By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

I love giving friends who visit our home something to take with them when they leave – especially during the Holidays. So, it was easy to decide what I would make to share with you for our Handmade Holidays Hop. Walnut Hollow® has a new shelf/ledge called Rustic Wood Ledge that I really like.

supplies

It’s reversible. Turn it so you can put something in it and it becomes a perfect holder for mason jars filled with goodies. The new line of Christmas paper and accessories from Graphic 45 – 12 Days of Christmas was perfect for a rustic handmade look with a touch of elegance!

Christmas Shelf

I began by basecoating the outside of the Ledge with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Organic Garden.

green outside

It is best to use a fan brush to apply the paint so you can scoop up the glitter than falls to the bottom of the jar. The inside of the Ledge is base coated with Smooches Glimmer Glam with the same brush.

Paint inside

While the paint is drying, cut the paper the beautiful Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper – Joyeux Noel – to fit the front of the Ledge.

add paper

I cut the paper in strips to get the design I wanted. To adhere the paper to the Ledge, I used Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue. This glue will give you the extra adhesion needed due to the glitter in the paint used.

I used red tulle to add ties to the jars and the Ledge.

tulle bows

Whether on the jar or on the Ledge, just tie a square knot with the tulle and clip the edges with scissors. I used Tombow® Power Tabs to adhere each Prima paper flower to the Ledge – Power Tabs are great for any embellishment. Tabs also were used to tuck red tulle ties in and around the flowers.

more flowers

adding flowers

To add the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets to each jar, use thin green ribbon tied to the red tulle.

Hope you enjoyed a second look……..come back tomorrow, we have a new blog you’ll really enjoy!

Christmas Card Box

Card Box and Cards

I was having so much fun using the Graphic 45 fantastic 12 Days of Christmas papers when I was creating the Christmas Ledge for the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop last week, that I got carried away and made Christmas Cards – then I needed a Christmas Card Box to keep them in! The 12 Days of Christmas papers are so beautiful, just like all of the papers that come from Graphic 45. Each paper is so unique it was hard to choose what to use. Just pick a few papers and all your Christmas Cards will be wonderful.

Card Box low

Since the Christmas Ledge was painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam paints (Organic Green and Smooch) I used the same paints for the Card Keeper Box. Just remember to use a fan brush to keep pulling up the glitter from the bottom of the jar when you apply the paints.

paint

Once I made the final decision on the papers to use, I cut them to fit each side of the Box. You’ll definitely want to use Tombow’s MONO Multi Liquid Glue – it works the best for gluing the papers down on paint that has lots of glitter pieces in it.

glue

So, I guess you’ve figured out that I love tulle for making bows! I digress here, but I’ve found that it’s so easy to use and looks so good, it’s hard not to use it on everything I design………… I’m getting such a collection of it that I almost have all the colors now! Something I learned about tulle that I really like is that you can mail packages with gifts tied with tulle and they look great when the receiver opens the box. Good to know these little things, right?

OK – back to the Card Box. Wrap red tulle around the entire box towards the lower part and tie a square knot.  Clip the end with scissors.

tulle bows

Cut a few more shorter pieces (about 6-7”) and tie a square knot as close to the center as possible. Clip each end with scissors.

flowers

I added some Prima flowers to the top of the box and tucked in a few tulle bows. Use Tombow® Power Tabs to hold the flowers and bows in place – they certainly work the best for great adhesion.

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For the cards, I used matching Graphic 45 stamps papers, and tags. Used Color Box Archival Dye Ink Pads with the stamps. I also cut a few items with Sizzix dies, then put everything together with my trusty Stamp Runner – again from Tombow.

Shelf and Box-LOW

Everything – the Christmas Ledge with the little gifts for friends and the Christmas Box – look so pretty together. Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for the fantastic 12 Days of Christmas papers and accessories!

Christmas Goodies

If you are coming from Donna Salazar Designs you are in the right place!

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Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share  a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?

PRIZE BLOG HOP

Enter to win the Walnut Hollow Blog Prize by commenting on our projects this week and liking us on facebook! (Pictured above.) Package includes Rustic Wood Ledge, Medallion Plaque, Clock Movement, and Clock Hands! We will be drawing the winner from the comments on Walnut Hollow Craft blog only. Winner will be announced Monday- 11/4/13.

I love giving friends who visit our home something to take with them when they leave – especially during the Holidays. So, it was easy to decide what I would make to share with you for our Handmade Holidays Hop. Walnut Hollow® has a new shelf/ledge called Rustic Wood Ledge that I really like.

supplies

It’s reversible. Turn it so you can put something in it and it becomes a perfect holder for mason jars filled with goodies. The new line of Christmas paper and accessories from Graphic 45 – 12 Days of Christmas was perfect for a rustic handmade look with a touch of elegance!

Christmas Shelf

I began by basecoating the outside of the Ledge with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Organic Garden.

green outside

It is best to use a fan brush to apply the paint so you can scoop up the glitter than falls to the bottom of the jar. The inside of the Ledge is base coated with Smooches Glimmer Glam with the same brush.

Paint inside

While the paint is drying, cut the paper the beautiful Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper – Joyeux Noel – to fit the front of the Ledge.

add paper

I cut the paper in strips to get the design I wanted. To adhere the paper to the Ledge, I used Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue. This glue will give you the extra adhesion needed due to the glitter in the paint used.

I used red tulle to add ties to the jars and the Ledge.

tulle bows

Whether on the jar or on the Ledge, just tie a square knot with the tulle and clip the edges with scissors. I used Tombow® Power Tabs to adhere each Prima paper flower to the Ledge – Power Tabs are great for any embellishment. Tabs also were used to tuck red tulle ties in and around the flowers.

more flowers

adding flowers

To add the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets to each jar, use thin green ribbon tied to the red tulle.

I became an over-achiever when I made matching Christmas Cards and a Card Keeper Box to go with the Christmas Ledge. Stay tuned! I’ll show you what I did next Friday…

Next go take a look at what 100 Proof Press has going on!

Clearsnap http://blog.clearsnap.com

Craft Attitude  http://www.jonathanfongstyle.com/blog/

Smoothfoam http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Walnut Hollow https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/

100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog

Graphic45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/

ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Stampendous http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Donna Salazar Designs – Mistra Hoolahan http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com/

100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/

ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag http://starrgazercreates.blogspot.com/

Clearsnap – Debbie Cole http://www.debbiecole.com

Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com

100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo  http://thetamarisk.blogspot.com/

Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman http://pluckingdaisies.com/

ICE Resin – Jo DeSerio Jones http://shopjomama.blogspot.com/

Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer http://lisalizalou.blogspot.com/
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