November 16, 2012

Handmade Holidays Hop 2012

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!


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 of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!
To sweeten the 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! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 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
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Globecraft Memories – http://globecraftmemories.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com ---> you are here!
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
I created these stamped coasters using the new Crafter's Ink. They are a super frugal gift as they use no expendable materials (my husband cut a log from our wood pile into slivers) but you could also purchase coasters to stamp as well if you don't have access to power tools. It would be so simple to make many sets in assembly line style.
I really love the rustic texture of the wood combined with the sweetness of the stamps and glitter. Any stamp will work with the Crafter's Ink - the image is permanent and dries within a few moments on porous materials. It also works great on fabric!
Just because you don't spend much to create this gift doesn't mean it isn't thoughtful. All it takes is some pretty packaging to take a simple gift shine.
I tucked a trio of tags inside a wrap that the recipient could reuse as well.They are altered with Design Adhesives, Foils and Mix'd Media Inx. A little Smooch Glitz on the buttons adds just enough sparkle.


And here are the coasters all packaged up and ready to gift.
Clearsnap Supplies: Crafter's Ink - Sweet Pea, Aruba, Limon Mix'd Media Inx Pigment Ink - Leather Mix'd Media Chox Chalk Ink - Sparrow Decades for Graphic 45 Antiquing Dye Ink - Venetian Lace Smooch Glitz - Pink Fizz Design Adhesives - Jolly Greeting, Flurries Designer Foils - Limeburst Other Supplies: Stamps - Hampton Art Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Patterned Paper - Authentique Twine - The Twinery Buttons - Hydrangea Hippo Punches - Fiskars Adhesive - Tombow Other - ribbon, wood coasters


Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season! Happy Hopping!

91 comments:

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

oooooh I want one!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these Sabrina!! You are awesome :)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a great, simple project! Thanks so much for sharing!

Bea said...

well it may be a frugal gif but it certainly packs a punch for being so useful and decorative

Tracey said...

These coasters are absolutely fabulous! Great idea!!

Wendy said...

So cute! And frugal! I love it! Now if I can only get my hubby to let me use power tools....lol.
Thanks for sharing!

Gisy Angel said...

Very cute! I love it!

Donna said...

So cute and the tags are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

These are stunning. I'm going to try this. I love how simple this craft is, but it packs a whole lot of punch! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

Oh, lovve all this goodness!!

linda said...

Ingeneous! Love projects created from nature! Thanks!

PamSpradlin said...

This is such a unique idea. It is making me look around the room to alter something different. And I like the idea of giving out some extra tags with the gift. Thanks for such great inspiration.

Pam said...

Great way to give gifts and be green !! Great idea ! Very pretty coasters.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

What a great idea....I love this. Your tags are so pretty too. Love the layered one. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim said...

very cute! Everyone can use a set of coasters!! Thank you!!

Queen B said...

Oh my GOSH! I love those coasters! Great project.

Mare said...

Love the coasters!

Beth Hillier said...

Great gift idea! I Love it!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a wonderful idea! Your tags are so cute!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Cute ide

Lois said...

thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

what a great project. cute idea. must pin. hee hee

Jessica Strider said...

What a great idea. You can always use coasters. I wonder how they'd do scented... pine or cinnamon or apple would be nice...

shan v said...

<3 the design!!!!

love it!!!!!!!!!

Jennie Garcia said...

The present is super adorable!! The card is way cute!! I LOVE it!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

Love it

Cait said...

I love the coasters. So frugal yet so pretty! Thanks!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great gift idea. They look terrific.

JPScraps said...

Great idea! Simple & fun.

silvia said...

Great coasters!!

tami sanders said...

great idea! so clever! so simple! but what a unique gift idea!

Sue in AK said...

Cute idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

Leslie said...

Great idea and very rustic...nice for a rec room or camp!
Love the HOP!!

Barbara Pitts said...

Perfect for our cottage and the idea of including extra lables is wonderful too (if they make it out of my house...). :)

Sue Lui said...

Cute project!

Kim H said...

wonderful project, I like this idea. thank you fo rthe inspiration.

Katie R. said...

thanks for sharing.

Mulberry Mindy said...

What a great GREEN craft. And those tags to go with it are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Camerageek said...

What a great idea for coasters.

Sue D said...

Great gift idea and I like how you packaged them.

{Jennie} said...

Very clever project, thanks for some great ideas!

Nat Laney said...

Such a clever idea.

CathyinMN said...

Love the way you packaged your cute coasters! TFS!

Susan Bullock said...

such a cute and original idea ~ agree that it is an awesome gift!

Drifty Wright said...

Great project!! One can never have enough coasters--and I love the naturalness of these!! They do make a wonderful Heartfelt gift!!

Pam said...

Great idea. Love these!

Beatrice Lawson said...

This is the best kind of gift - handmade, natural and definitely made with love. Gorgeous!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Nothing is better than a great handmade gift and the coasters and tags are a wonderful idea. They are fabulous. TFS

Teresa said...

great job on your projects!

mbchetti said...

Great project -- especially love the tags. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great giveaway...

LMKENNEDY said...

Small but powerful! Love this!

jordanbev5 said...

So adorable and love the glitter and stamps!!

Judith said...

WOW!!!! I love this whole project. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy W said...

Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

mitz said...

...coasters are so useful.. this is such a clever idea.. wtg..

Divinity said...

oh! they are soooo cute!!! what a great idea! thanks for sharing :)

Jen Chadwick said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara F said...

These ideas are beautiful! Great job!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Awww....the coaster are a creative and fantastic idea. So are the tags.

Phyllis M. said...

Really cute coasters and tags love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

What an awesome idea!! I love the look of the wood coasters!! And the tags are fabulous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Icekat said...

Great idea! I love the tags and the coasters.

Jean Bullock said...

The coasters were clever and cute but if someone gave me one of those pretty gift tags - that would be enough for me. Great job!

Fiskateer Jean#8889 AKA giveawayjean

Katina said...

Sometimes the simplest projects are truly the best. And I can guarantee you that if I had these little wooden coasters they'd be used ALL the time, for years!

JLJ Designs said...

Great gift idea!

Jen

BethW said...

Lovely-and the extra tags are the perfect touch.

artjunkie2 said...

Great idea! I love the tags!

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a great REAL gift, this is something I would make.

TracyM #6773 said...

Cute coasters and tags - great stamping and gift!!!

Lanna said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing, Lanna

Dawn Cox said...

that's an awesome idea! thanks for the chance to win... will have to try this for some of the people on my list! <3

Holly said...

I'm SO glad that I stumbled upon your blog through this blog hop! Definitely adding you to my blog reader. This project (and the pumpkins too) are fabulous!

Cindy Lou said...

Simple but absolutely a great gift! Truly a gift from the he*art*. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Rebecca said...

So earthy and beautiful!

Christina Edmondson said...

Too wonderful for words!!!

Deborah Johnson said...

So cute and simple. Thanks.

Suzi said...

You and your DH make a good team!

Vivian said...

such an adorable gift and great idea! tfs!

Nikki said...

So Pretty love em :) thanks for sharing

WandaH said...

Nice gift set. That is a unique idea.

CrizzyJ said...

Love them! Great gift idea, thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful little gift! I sooooo want to try this.. and the craft ink too :) You should sell these on Etsy.

Becky Dunham said...

I love this idea Sabrina! I think anything handmade is better, even if it didn't take long to make it! In fact, in my family we draw names for Christmas because there are so many of us and we have made it a tradition that it has to be handmade :) Thanks for this great gift idea!

jackie tuttle said...

I've stamped on birch bark before, but never thought to use wood rounds to make coasters. Wonderful idea-thank you.

Diana said...

Wow, I wonder is my hubby would notice I got into his stash to make these. lol TFS

Madame Doudou said...

Nice idea for the table! Have a nice day, Susie.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

That is such a great gift idea!! Coasters, and something to pass on... LOVE!

Ruth said...

Great coasters, I like the idea of making these.

Michele from MS said...

What a unique and inexpensive idea!! Love the look of these and the tags are the perfect element to make this gift complete! TFS

HelenM said...

adorable

Debbie said...

everyone can use coasters so nice thanks
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Villa Erikson said...

so sweet...