Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!



Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011 Logo Date Added

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!



To sweeten to 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!



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This is the "Donna Salazar Designs" prize. It is a Distrezz-it-All from Zutter, a Crafty Chronicle from GCD Studios and a couple of the new Mix'd Media Inx pads from Clearsnap... it is over $50 worth of product!
**Winner MUST be in the US. I'm sorry but international entries can not be accepted for this prize**


And here is the project I created for this hop...

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A winter-wonderland altered frame created using Donna Salazar's winter collection called Weathered Winter :)


Close-up shots:


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I am going to show you two simple tutorials on how I created this altered frame :)


Firstly, on how I covered the frame with the glitters.
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Once you are done with the painting and stamping on the frame. Fyi, I used the awesome Cat's Eye Chalk by Clearsnap for the stamping. 


Next, get a double-sided tape and tape all around the edges of the frame.

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Peel off all the tapes and sprinkle Donna Salazar's Fairy Dust Glitter to create "sparkly snow" effect.

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Here's what you will get. A frame filled with fine glitters. Pretty eh?

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I did the same for the Christmas tree, the only thing was I used Glue Gloss by Clearsnap instead of double-sided tape. Remember to sprinkle the fairy dust *wink*


Now I will show you how I created the Christmas tree...
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Firstly, cut your papers into 5 squares. Mine started with 5", followed by 4", 3.5", 3" and finally 2.5".
You can always make it bigger or even smaller, depending on how big you want your tree to be.

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I punched one of the edges using the border punch.

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Fold the opposite point to the other opposite point. Into a shape of a triangle. Repeat with the other corners. 

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You should have an "x" in your square.

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Next fold the opposite in this manner, into a shape of rectangle.

Repeat with the other corners.

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With your square, "pinch" the sides of one quarter of the
"x" to create a triangle.

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Side view.

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This is how it will look like from the top view.

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Stack up all the folded squares in descending orders, beginning with the largest square.


Hope you enjoyed these simple tutorials :)

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM 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!



Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Hampton Art - http://blog.hamptonart.com/

Graphic45 – http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/

Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Jan Hennings – Glue Arts http://papercraftpleasures.blogspot.com/
Kim Sonksen – Donna Salazar Designs - http://kimsonksen.blogspot.com/
Jamie Harper – Hampton Art www.jamieharper.typepad.com
Jenny Suchin – The Twinery http://www.suchins.blogspot.com/

Heather Conklin– Authentique Paper  http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel- Graphic 45 http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

Christine Emberson - Spellbinders http://hope-chances.blogspot.com/
Julie Overby – Spellbinders http://joverby.blogspot.com/

Mary Dawn Quirindongo – Clearsnap http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/

Lea Sanders – Zutter http://leasanders.wordpress.com/
Tara Orr – Graphic45 http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Patti Milazzo – Glue Arts -  http://pattimilazzo.blogspot.com/

Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/

Jessy  Christopher – Donna Salazar Designs - www.teacherjessy.blogspot.com

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!




Happy Hopping!
Xoxo Jessy





183 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

That tree is great! Thanks for the tutorial and all the pics!

Daniela Dobson said...

Love that tree!!! I will have to give that a try!!! Awesome !

zandra said...

Absolutely, love the tree! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. Hugz, Z

Christina Collins said...

Beautiful work! Love the tree. :) Thank you for sharing.

Jennie said...

Love you tree and the snow effect is perfect.

lainey said...

Wonderful frame - love how you made the tree!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful project. I'm going to try making that tree. Thanks :-)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this...So Creative and Fun!!!

littlen said...

beautiful frame. love the tree. thanks for the directions.
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Ziggyeor said...

I love how you did the tree. Great tip for the glitter!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a great idea for details-love the fun way of using Donna's products.

Laura Stewart said...

cute project !!

kara said...

Excellent frame - the tree is the best!

Paula said...

That tree is fabulous and the glitter border! What a nice little project! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Priest said...

Awesome project Jessy!!

bethann said...

so pretty. love that tree.

Bast said...

Absolutely beautiful. That would be perfect on a card. I really love it. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Cyndie said...

Wow, it's a gorgeous frame! The are some great ideas here, and thanks for showing us how you did the tree!

Lisa Angela said...

you take fantastic pics...thanks for sharing!

tallulah1 said...

Oh my gosh! That is awesome! Thank you SO much for the tutorial - I have got to try this! I just love that tree. So many ideas that it could be used for! Awesome!

debb said...

Stunning! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

Julie S. said...

WOW...I love you tree. Very cool. TFS.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous frame and thanks for showing the steps on the tree.

Kelly Massman said...

how cute! thanks for the tutorial and thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Mistylynn said...

This is so pretty. Love the tree!

cindy said...

A beautiful tutorial, thanks for sharing.

EDM said...

Loved the way you used the punch for the tree. Thks for sharing and the chance to win.

Lagene said...

Fantastic frame, thanks for the tutorial!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love how you did the frame and the tree thanks for the tutorials :)

Linda Lee said...

Love the blog hop with all the great ideas

heidiscoll said...

Very cute!! Holiday hopping!!

Lois said...

this is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the details.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is a stunning altered frame. I love all the wonderful details you added. Thank for the tutorial...

Kyria said...

Cute frame! Thanks for the tutorial.

meemee48 said...

This is a beautiful, nostalgic card and I absolutely love your salt shaker idea for glitter. Stealing (I mean borrowing) that one!

DeniseP said...

That is so pretty! Thank you for sharing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeyatha said...

great tutorial.. happy hopping..

lynn said...

okay - you may be tired of hearing this by now but I love the tree! and the snowman and this goes on my Christmas to do list!

Trisha said...

Very pretty frame (and glittery, too). Love how you made the tree. Thanks for the ideas. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Crafting With Friends said...

What a beautiful frame!!! I love the tree!!! Great job!!!

MissScrapAlot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!! TFS!!!!
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Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love that weathered look. Your project is awesome. Thanks for the step by step.

Marla said...

What a great frame and thanks for a wonderful tutorial on how to make an adorable holiday tree!!

Noreen said...

I love your snowman! And that wonderful tree looks so easy! Thanks for the how-to!

scrappinlil said...

OMG...I love the tree and that snowman is so cute. Really great gift. Thanks for sharing.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! I just love that tree--love the border punch and the 3D effect---AMAZING:) Great frame! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Colleen said...

That is a very cute tree...I love the edging with the edgers die...so perfect and thanks for the hints about glittering things up!!

Basiljen said...

Aw, I can't win since I'm in Canada, but I just had to say what a beautiful project!

Anonymous said...

This project is right up my alley. Love folding, punching, math, love this. I will be making one. Thank you Margaret Ann

Stephanie U said...

Love the tree!

wolkentraum said...

Wonderful work and the christmas tree is great!
Thanks for inspiration!

Sherri said...

What an adorable project Jessy! This is quite the hop, don't think I've ever seen one so big before. Off to check out some more of your entries. Oh and wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by SEM to leave me some love on the GDT spot, that meant a lot!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Graphic 45 sent me. Wonderful dimension to your project. Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing.

Liane said...

What a wonderful imagination you have and such a creative talent. Thank you for sharing your art!

Maryann said...

I just love this christmastree here, and it´s soo easy to make and will be great for both decotrations and cards, so definately one, I´m going to use more times. Thanks so much for the lessons here and the great hop.

Tanya said...

this is darling! and so fun. thanks for the great tutorial!

Linda said...

Love this paper line! What a great project!

Debbie said...

what a marvelous idea to do with an older frame, love the tree technique thanks for the tutorial on how to make it
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Carol said...

Loved this tree! How awesome.

Ani said...

Great tutorial!

Maggie said...

What a great idea for a X'mas tree! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Cute frame and love the tree.

TracyM #6773 said...

Fab frame Jessy!!!

Love your tree and how you made the frame sparkle too - thank you for teaching us how to make them :)

PS - I am international and would love the chance to win this fabulous prize for my crafty sister-in-law that lives in Illinois, USA...

Donna said...

What a cute idea! I love the tree, thanks for sharing your secrets to cute embellies.

Peggy S said...

Beautiful tree and frame.

Linh C. said...

Love the Christmas tree! I was just thinking that I hope you'd share how you made them. :)

Caity Sue said...

I love that tree. The tutorial is perfectly easy to follow, too. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Very cute. Love the tree.

KarenL. said...

I love that tree! I decided to make my christmas card tree-themed this year and that one will be fun to make. Thanks!

steph said...

Love that tree.

Naomi said...

LOVE your altered frame...its STUNNING and the way you made the tree is GENIUS!

Vail said...

Love your project, especially the tree and thank you for the tutorial.

Mazlina said...

Hey jessy... Always a big fan of your work, and u r getting better n better! Love the Christmas tree...mvery creative!

Rookie said...

Thank you for the tree tut - will be very used this holiday season :)

Loving this hop - so much inspiration and new talent to discover :)

Shelley said...

Gorgeous!

Shelley
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Shelley said...

Gorgeous!

Shelley
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The tree is gorgeous!

Stacy S said...

The tree is beautiful, and I love the glitter using the Glue Gloss!

a.schmied said...

Love how you made that tree. So clever!

cathy said...

Just followed along with your tree tutorial - super cute and easy to follow with your photos. Thanks for the fun idea!

Cheryl Winget said...

Your altered frame is beautiful. I love the dimension of the tree.

CHICHISWEETS said...

Very clever way ro make a tree. I love the tutorial.

Styme123 said...

What a cute project!

Beth said...

Beautiful Project! I loved the trees and want to use them on several things.

sleigh said...

Very cute frame... love the tree! TFS with us today :)

Maggy_Tronche said...

Great project!!! Love the tree! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Clare G said...

Brilliant tree and gorgeous over all!

Beary Amazing said...

Love your tree! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

glowegal said...

Gorgeous! I love the tip with the glitter and double sided tape! TFS!

Christine said...

Great project! One of my favorite parts is that pretty tree.

NanaBeth said...

This is so sweet-I love the tree.I have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Becky Dunham said...

Jessy - I love these projects! That frame is just gorgeous and I LOVE that card! Thanks for the tutorial on the Christmas tree - what a beautiful embellishment! I am a new follower :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Loris said...

Great tree. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunshine115 said...

this is great! love the tree.

Karen Diebolt said...

Very nice 3 dimensional card.

glenda said...

Wonderful tree! Thanks for the tutorial and I am luvin the blog hop!!

Carol E said...

Your tree is wonderful thank you for sharing your tutorial and your project.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

Cassie_lu said...

great frame

Jeannie said...

0000h! My tree came out so well! I loved this project - thanks!

Renee said...

Love how you made the tree! Great work. TFS

Jeannie said...

I LOVE the tree I made - you made it so easy! This is a great card! thanks!

Kim H said...

wonderful altered frame. I love the tree, thank you for the pic tutorial and sharing a great project.

b4ustamp said...

Wonderful 3D project. Was sent by G45 & ClearSnap. Thanks for the chance to win.

kim said...

Absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

susie said...

thanks for the pictures...that tree is great.

Eileen Doane said...

I fell in love with your tree idea!! thanks for your time in the hop!!

Judy said...

Beautiful winter scene! Thanks for sharing directions for making that lovely tree!

carriep said...

thanks for the tut on the tree, it's lovely. loved the finished frame

MyScrapMenagerie said...

I just LOVE your Christmas tree!

Cindy Lou said...

Love the work you did on the altered frame! The tree is simply wonderful like the snowman, it felt like wonderland! Thanks for the Tut, so clear and concise ;) Great blog hop, thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Fabulous! I love that tree. Thanks so much for the tutorial! It is a lovely project.
DeniseB

McVic said...

great project love all the glitter!
kacee

Maria said...

What a neat technique for the tree - using a border punch is a great idea! How creative!!

Kristina said...

Sweet tree, wondering why I don't have that punch!?

Thanks for the chance to win!!

xx
Kristina
please visit me - www.pearlgateway.com :-D

Lynda said...

I like this Christmas tree the best...thanks for the detailed look...folding more than once can be challenging...pure genius girl!

Chrissy said...

So cute! I never thought to make Christmas trees like that! Brilliant!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Fabulous layering and details Jessy! Love the tutorial! TFS!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the hop!

Monica said...

Love the snowman & your tree!

Marge said...

What a darling project; TFS all the details for how to create everything!

Roxie said...

I love your tree! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cherri said...

So Festive! I love it.

Cherri said...

So Festive. Thanks for sharing this fun project.

Cherri said...

So Festive. Thanks for sharing this fun project.

Debc06 said...

Wow love this tutorial the tree can be used on anything. TFs
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

rush said...

love the tree. thank you for sharing.

marilyn said...

Thanks for showing how you made the amazing tree--LOVE it!

Susan said...

Your altered frame is fabulous Jessy. Thanks for a great tutorial on how to make the lovely lacey trees!
As a Canadian, I am sad that I won't be able to be part of the prize draw. :(

Simply Sandy said...

what a beautiful tree! thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Judy P. said...

Can't wait to try making the tree,
thanks so much for sharing.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a clever idea! I love that Tree!

Carla said...

I love your altered frame it's so beautiful. The folded tree is so fun. Thanks for sharing you're beautiful project


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WendyG said...

I love your project the frame is stunning I love the tree and the idea for the snow is something I will have to try, I loved the effect. TFS

paperiedreams said...

Thanks for sharing. I like how you used an edge punch in the tree design. The color combination is classy!

Lyneen said...

Love your frame is beautiful... I LOVE YOUR 3D TREE!!!!! what great idea for so many things!!!! Thanks for sharing... What a great hop!

Dawn B. said...

What a beautiful project!!! The tree design is ingeniuos!

scrappinvall said...

First picture frame I saw - great idea. I really like the tips on the tree making..I'm going to scraplift that one for sure.

Leslie Kiley said...

I love this card! The Christmas tree is amazing! This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

Kim Sonksen said...

This is wicked Jessie! Love it!

Bashful said...

Love the Tree! Great Frame! Thanks!

Amelia Khalik said...

Wow thanks for sharing an awesome tutorial! I simple love ur altered frame! esp the glitter dust! :)))

Delo said...

What a great frame! I love the snowman and the Christmas tree (a great new use for punches). Thank you for sharing.

Scrapping Mom said...

How cute, love the salt shaker technique!

roxyf said...

Love your tree, lots of work and it paid off, super cute card!

Die Cut Lady said...

Great tutorial and project!

jody said...

What a beautiful holiday card! So amazing. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial.

Jennybean said...

Awesome frame, I love the tree!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win! :)

Janet Lindstrom said...

That tree is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sheila said...

I truly love the project and am thinking about using a scaled down version for a Christmas card.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, How Beautiful! Love the Step by Step Tutorial. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous project and delightful tutorial!

sandyh50 said...

Oh my word, thanks so much for the tutorial on the tree! Great project!

kim said...

The tree is so adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. As soon as I saw the tree pictured I hoped that you would share how to make it ;) Thanks!

StacyC said...

Love the trees, too cute.... Your project came out beautiful

Peggy said...

Great project. Love the tree.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Karen L said...

Wow, I love this gorgeous frame. Your layered tree is spectacular!

Neshie said...

I never thought of using tape for glitter!

Amy said...

Such a pretty idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Giddy Blue Devil said...

beautiful...oh how I love Christmas :)

silvia said...

Fabulous Frame!! I LOVE the tree~thanks for the tutorial!!

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Very cute!
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Sue D said...

Love how you made the tree!
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KellyG said...

Awesome, love that!

Kim said...

Blog hopping is such fun, and so full of inspiration. I really like the frame you designed, and the use of papers you chose with the trees. Thank you for the idea!

Arlen said...

Great frame, love the tree.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Neesey said...

Beautimus. That tree ia so cool. Tfs your tutorial is most helpful.

Tania said...

The Winter Wonderland frame is gorgeous. Love it!

Melita said...

awesome tutorial. love the tree! definitely will give it a try.

Carisa said...

ok, now this is super cute. i was immediately drawn to the tree you created!

MDCreates said...

I don't know how you come up with these ideas, but I'm glad you do! Thank you so much for the ideas and inspiration!

Sharon said...

What a great frame ... love the tree. Thanks for sharing.

sharon Ong said...

That's sooooo clever making the tree like that!!! :)

Beastybunny said...

What a sweet frame! Love the bling and the vintage feel. Great work!

Pamela said...

Cool frame/shadowbox. Thanks for the inspiration, I love it.

Pamela said...

Cool frame/shadowbox. Thanks for the inspiration, I love it.

Carmen said...

I love the tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

lindaplus3 said...

ty so much for sharing and the tutorial... would love to try the tree :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

MKG said...

I love this frame, especially the tree.

selena said...

j'adore ce sapin: une tres bonne idée.