Friday, 1 November 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! Some of the best crafters, designers, and makers from around the world 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 favourite 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?

This is my project for today - an advent calendar with Winter Snowglobe Girl from 100 Proof Press taking centre stage:

Here's how I put it together:

Step 1
I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard and I stripped the top layer off to expose the corrugations.

Then I gave it a thin coat of white gesso: 

Step 2
I stamped Winter Snowglobe Girl onto watercolour paper, cut her our with an oval die and coloured her in with watercolour pencils

Step 3
I then cut a decorative oval from glitter card with a Spellbinders die, and adhered the coloured image to it:

Step 4
I then cut some numbers from the glitter card using Tim Holtz's WordPlay die, and adhered them to squares I cut from white card:


Step 5
Once the gesso dried, I adhered a piece of patterned paper (Authentique Peaceful range), and adhered the image in place.

Step 6
I then used my sewing machine to attach some black ric rac trim.

I attached some Tim Holtz clips to the ric rac to hold the numbers in place:

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Amy Bowerman for Sizzix. 
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  1. What a great Idea thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Oh Teresa this is so gorgeous! I love it and of course I love Danita Art's Stamps on here ;)

  3. LOVELOVELOVE this! Winter Snowglobe Girl is adorable and I love how easy this is to make! I am going to whip up one of these for each of my grandchildren so they can have a visual to count down the days till Christmas!! TFS!

  4. Just precious. I too am going to make some of these for the grandkids and maybe let them help me!

  5. Winter Snowglobe Girl certainly is popular and no wonder it is really cute. This calendar is a terrific idea. Would make a great gift for the office.

  6. What a fabulous advent calendar! Great details and texture!

  7. That's a cute advent calendar!

  8. Love this countdown calendar!

  9. Great project!! Love this snowglobe girl stamp, this is definitely one that goes on my wishlist. And I love your calender design, love the use of glitter paper. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. What a great project! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great idea!! And who can resist all that texture and shimmery wonderful-ness?!?
    <3 J

  12. Very sweet, Teresa--such a pretty advent calendar!


  13. Such a great project. I just love it. Thank you for sharing how you made it. I'd love to make one also.
    I love the design and of course the glitter :)

  14. How lovely and relatively uncomplicated, perfect craft for the busy season.

  15. Such ingenious creativity with this project! I love the hanger and the silver sparkle and the stitching...also, the stamping is fabulous!!!

  16. what a great idea! love advent calendars! t.igo

  17. Love the way you used the corrugated cardboard-smart!


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