Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the 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 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!

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!

I love making handmade gifts for the holidays for family, friends and even teachers and coaches.

This year I wanted to create handmade frames for our close family members with photos of our boys inside. For my project I used the Zutter Bind-It-All Cover-Alls in the 4" x 6" size with the curved spine and covered it with the new Crate Paper Peppermint Collection. 



To make these handmade frames cover the entire Cover-All with patterned paper but before adhering the back page completely down add a piece of twine under the paper for the closure. Embellish the cover and add a button for the twine to wrap around to keep the frame closed.


For the inside of the frame I added a photo on each side of the Cover-All and used the words from a sheet of paper and twine to make the banner at the top.  To attach the banner to each side of the frame I used a small snowflake from the Peppermint chipboard. I also wanted to add the cute chipboard Santa from the collection and made him pop out when you open the frame.



These handmade frames would be great to make for anyone on your Christmas list and what better keepsake than a photo of their favorite people.

Thanks for stopping by on the hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment on the blog to be eligible for the amazing prizes.  Here's a link of all the blog participants for today's hop:

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Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/
Spellbinders http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx
Hampton Art - http://blog.hamptonart.com/
Zutter – http://binditall.blogspot.com/
Graphic45 – http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
The Twinery - http://www.thetwineryblog.com/
Authentique Paper http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Sherry Cheever – Graphic45 http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Claire Towle– Hampton Art http://studio1975.co.uk/
Emily Leiphart- The Twinery http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Andrea Budjack – Glue Arts http://andreascreativepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Lesley Langdon – Spellbinders http://www.lesleylangdoncreative.blogspot.com/
Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs- http://mymomentsoftranquility.blogspot.com/
Lisa Day – Glue Arts - http://www.lisaday.typepad.com/
Lynne Forsythe – Zutter http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest- Clearsnap http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/
Tifany DeGough – Authentique Paper http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Holly Simoni – Spellbinders http://www.hollysimoni.typepad.com/
Fleur Smith - Zutter http://fleursbydesign.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Johnson- The Twinery http://www.parkersprints.blogspot.com/
Robyn Weatherspoon – Clearsnap http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com/

To thank you for stopping by my blog I am also giving away a mini Scor-It-All.  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and let me know you are following me in the comments by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST and I will draw a winner to win this fabulous scoring tool.


Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!

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Jennifer Priest said...

OMG this album is super cute!!! TFS!!!!

Kate said...

So pretty.

Hugs,
Kate

Linda said...

This frame is great! I can think of so many photos I can "frame up!"

Stamp Addict said...

Love it!

Deb Fagnant said...

I love the "banner" such a great idea. The album is great

Jan Hennings said...

super sweet and love the banner on the inside!

bethann said...

what a cute frame, your family will be thrilled

Debbie said...

OMG this is awesome! What a great and fun way to display photos! Thanks for sharing!

jackie 4124 said...

Okay...love the Cover Alls. Great idea to pack a frame with it

EDM said...

What a great gift...the frame is great!

Janet said...

Great attention to detail!

Kerri L. said...

Nice ideas. Thanks. Thanks for the chance to win with the handmade holiday blog hop.

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome album

Maryann said...

This is such a great idea and as you said useful for anyone on our list for christmas, and it looks really awesome. I loved it so much.
Tryed to follow here, but nothing happens, when I click on the followbutton here???
Will try again a bit later thoug, just wanted to mention it herein case it kept on.

Vail said...

Love the frame, great idea.

BuzzyBee said...

What a great idea. The banner was a cool touch.

Scrappy Nan said...

Brilliant!

Scrappy Nan said...

Brilliant!

nancy said...

Very cute gift idea! love this blog hop!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! Something I could make for the hubby to take to work.

Anonymous said...

Fab project and thanks for the chance to win on the Handmade Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win love the project
SheronN

Jane said...

Very nice album!

Stephanie said...

how pretty!

Basiljen said...

Oh, this is adorable! I love the banner inside!

Cyndie said...

Awwww, isn't that cute! You did a wonderful job on this project--love the little banner on the inside!

Larisa said...

All projects look great! I love the card a lot) Very nice Christmas papers are used here)

Christa said...

Great book! I love the idea you made it yourself!

Chrissy said...

So cute! Such a great idea.

Katt aka LaLa said...

Super adorable! I love the pop out santa!! TFS :)

Katt aka LaLa said...

Yay, I'm now a follower too :)

ditravels said...

This is really a great idea.

stlbarb said...

Too too cute. Thanks for letting me hop with you.

Maryann said...

I finally managed to get the followbutton to work here now, and has become your follower by now. Looking sooo much forward to get a trip throug your awesome blog here and see, what is comming in the future too.
Have a great week-end.

cappuccino and colour said...

omg! that little banner is sooo cute. love this.

Deb said...

your album is so adorable!

Christina Collins said...

This is so cute! I love the hanging banner in the middle. So creative. Thank you for sharing!

Erica B. said...

So cute! Love that you added a pop up!

Tini A. said...

Very beautiful work!!!

Emily said...

Great gift idea, thanks for sharing! I am now a follower.

Cheryl Winget said...

This was a new (to me) product and I would love to try using it. I have so many grandchildren photos that would look wonderful in these frames. TFS

Hlora said...

This has to be the cutest! Your sweet image just pops off the page!

Jeyatha said...

wonderful frame.. itz fun learning and hopping

Wendy Jo Avey said...

Such a wonderful holiday gift idea. This hop has been very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Jeyatha said...

I'm following you on fb..

Carol E said...

Love your frame, it's a wonderful idea. I am now a follower of your blog. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

a.schmied said...

Great family themed gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

gsandoval said...

great ideas!

Angie Blom said...

just stunning.. love this.. would make an amazing gift.. got my thinking cap on.. need to make some of these.. tfs!!

Courtney V said...

I am now following you!! that frame is absolutely amazing!!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow this Album is so very cute and I love the colors and the little banner is supper cute. I love the papers.thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
abbraddock@msn.com
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Sunshine115 said...

so cute! can't wait to make one! thanks for the info.

Paula said...

What a fast and fun project! I love the 3D banner that you included, it just adds the perfect touch!

Debbie said...

this a great album, love the idea about using a button for the closure thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Tanya said...

this frame idea is way too cute! I love the little hanging banner too!

CraftyJo said...

Just fabulous

melminor said...

Great project!

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! Great album! The Frame is awesome and the overall inspirational ideas just ROCK! TFS :)

DeniseP said...

I love the banner! Thanks for the chance to win!

Charlotte Cornett said...

That is a GREAT gift idea!! I LOVE IT!! I am now a follower, thanks! Charlotte

disneylisa said...

I signed up to follow. Love all these gift ideas.

marla said...

What a gorgoues album and I love how you used the twine for your banner inside!!

Crafting With Friends said...

So cute!!! Too bad we can't win what you design!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love it! That banner and santa are sooo cute! Great idea!

Jamie said...

this is so cute i love the lil banner on the inside its adorable!! :D thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Noreen said...

What a cute way to display Christmas photos!

Linda Lee said...

I am a follower and would love a chance at the mini scor pal as I have had the large one for years and could really put the small one to use

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love your Handmade Frames! Love the Little banner on the Inside. You did an Amazing Job on this! I am now a follower of yours. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :0)

KarenL. said...

I love this idea - perfect for mailing to all our out-of-town friends and family. I have added you to my google reader just this minute. Keep those ideas coming!
Happy Holidays
Karen

Stephanie U said...

Love the button and twine!

Anonymous said...

cute project.
joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Bast said...

That is adorable! TFS and for the inspiration.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute gift idea. I love the banner and pop up Santa. TFS.

Kim said...

The perfect gift! TFS!

Noreen Johnson said...

This is an awesome project

Caity Sue said...

I am now a follower. Thanks for the great ideas. I love the Scor-It mini!

Trisha said...

Your family members will be so lucky to be receiving this gorgeous photo frame. Very creative. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Eileen Doane said...

What a great ideas for the hop!! WOW all the give aways!! Thanks for the insiration.

susie said...

Love the closure with the button and twine. Sweet project.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Diana D said...

Love seeing how twine can be used with buttons and banners!

Beth said...

I love the frames and think they would make great gifts.

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

Jennie said...

Sweet and great memory to treasure!

pam said...

love the hop and all the prizes!

parsonsfamily said...

so so cute...and outta my league!

Life Made Creations said...

I adore that little banner inside the frame--so clever!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great project!

Linh C. said...

Lovely gift!

kim said...

Love this. The banner tags were toooo cute. Thank You for sharing with us.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Linh C. said...

I'm a new follower.

Carol said...

Thanks for the cute album.

Karen Diebolt said...

Great project, I liked that it even has popouts.

Monica said...

Lovely project - I can't wait for Christmas!

Leonie Castro said...

cute album and very easy it looks like. Now to try this for my x-mas gift...hmmmm

Beary Amazing said...

Nice frames (album)! Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen L said...

OMG...I love this frame! That banner is the cutest...what a unique idea! I am following your blog and can't wait to browse!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a cute and personal gift idea- who wouldn't love to display.
I am also a new follower. Fun blog sweetie.
Thanks for the inspiration

Victoria said...

What a wonderful gift idea! There have been a few frame-type ideas on this blog hop and each one has inspired me to give it a go (I'm not very good - just keen!). I am following your blog now so I look forward to lots more inspiration to come!

MissScrapAlot said...

I just love this!!!! TFS!!!!!!
wyme98@yahoo.com

Lorraine G said...

What a cute idea!!

Mistylynn said...

Sweet book!!!

Kristina said...

how fun! TFS

DeJuan said...

Now all I need is a good pix to send the family!

SHartl said...

This frame is so cute. I love that little banner and the 3-D design with the Santa die cut!

SHartl said...

I am a new follower!

lainey said...

What a fabulous project!

Candace said...

Love your blog!!

Linda said...

I love banners, but never thought of using them this way. Thanks for sharing.

D said...

Great gift idea!
-D

sleigh said...

Super cute frame... the banner is a great idea!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love your album! It's so fabulous. I'm a new follower. Excited to be inspired by your creations.

Lindsey said...

Love it! What a sweet idea.

scrapfancy said...

Your book is nice and I like the twine inside of it. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Mala6 said...

Great album. What fun paper choice!
I'm a follower now too.

teacher jessy said...

What a cute album!! Love the hanging banner :)

deb said...

very pretty frame.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, that's fabulous!! I love it. :)

Also happy to let you know that I just became a Follower!

Melissa said...

This is so pretty!

kara said...

Darling frames!!

kara said...

Darling frames!!

Sara Westhead (home) said...

LOVIN this album!

Sara Westhead (home) said...

I'm following your blog!

bermudachinagirl@gmail.com

Jennybean said...

beautiful frame!

inksandthinks said...

such a cute album! Oh, yes, and I'm following you - teehee, not like a stalker though!

JPScraps said...

Too too cute. I'm following

carriep said...

so very cute~ great idea

Kyria said...

I'm now following you via GFC. Thanks!

Kim H said...

Wonderful frame, love how it opens and has the banner.
Im a new follower of yours.
Graphic 45 says to say HI =)
Thank you for sharing and a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great project

Mary Janson said...

What a great idea for not only Christmas, but any special occasion. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ziggyeor said...

Nice frame I like the banner.

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - this is fabulous!

Beth Anne in PA said...

What a great gift idea! Such a great way to present your pictures. I love your button closure idea too! TFS
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997 at aol dot com

Beth Anne in PA said...

I signed up to be a follower too! Love your inspirations :)
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997 at aol dot com

The Country Rose said...

This is the best frame project yet! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Ziggyeor said...

cute album!

Denise said...

Great frame project!
DeniseB

Denise said...

I'm a new follower. Glad to have found your blog!
DeniseB

cindy said...

Cute.

Camerageek said...

Love the pop outs!
I'm now following you as well.

Emily Leiphart said...

What a gorgeous binder cover, Fleur! I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

Chelsey said...

What a neat idea!! I love this and I'll have to try it out myself! Thanks :-)

Lagene said...

Love your little family album! all framed up!

Riette said...

OH this is cute!!!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Oh my goodness, that banner! What a fun surprise!

Sheila said...

What a 3 in 1 project! Wow!

Susan said...

Wow -- I loved the unexpected surprise of the banner when you opened up the frame. Those papers are gorgeous! Well done!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love this project - particularly the banner quoting the Night before Xmas...

Clare G said...

What a delightful project...it would such a great gift. All of your embellishments are so cute -I love the banner!

Clare G said...

I'm now following your blog!

McVic said...

Love the frame! The banner is adorable!
kacee

Judy P. said...

Great idea for a gift!

NanaBeth said...

Definitely following you!This is my idea of Christmas-merry and bright. I love it and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Becky Dunham said...

This is adorable Fleur! My parents and in-laws would love this with pics of their grandkids! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower of your cute blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Far North said...

Fabulous album...thanks so much for sharing!

Tanya Tahir said...

this is such a wonderful idea! Gorgeous!

Bashful said...

Nice album! Thanks!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Such a cute and fun project!! Love these! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

of course I will follow you - we're very close neighbours! Awesome book!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Soo beautiful project!! Love it!!! TFS!! Hugs.. Maggy

TracyM #6773 said...

Great project and lovely gift idea!!!

Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win cool prizes that will help me make some too :)

Sandra said...

how sweet!
photos are always a great gift, and this just makes them so fun
Sandra ltb

Auntie Em said...

I love the pop up and banner you added to the pages! How sweet. The cover is so bright and festive.
Great project.
Thanks for sharing! :)

debb said...

This is a fab project and I need to do one for my children's Santa pictures that we put out every year (they are grown up now!. I have added you to my google reader!

littlen said...

very nice album. great momento. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

ZULNOE said...

Muy bonito album!!! Besos!!

Susan said...

I would love the mini-scor-it-all for travel:)

redmom said...

What a fabulous gift!

heidiscoll said...

neat idea!! hopped over for the holiday hop!!

Staci said...

Fantastic!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Scor-it-all is marvelous! Love your frame!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely album! The colors are great and the button and twine are lovely. Santa is so cute!!

tinalala
tmjl22@aol.com

Bobbi Nessly said...

What a great Christmas gift idea.

Julie S. said...

Great projects. TFS.

Dana D. said...

G45 sent me on this terrific Homemade Holidays blog hop. Your project is so cute. Love the button and twine. Great way to show off your photos.

tallulah1 said...

Now this is a great idea! I love the cover you made and especially with the twine closure! I am seeing how that Scor-Pal would be helpful in so many projects. This project has so many possibilities and themes that you could make. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Massman said...

oh, this is darling-i love the bright colors! you have a great smile, too!

thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Pamela said...

What a nice way to show off your family for the Holidays! Cute photos too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful album/frame/card! LOOOOOVE when you open it up there is a banner! FUN! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Ani said...

Beautiful!

Maggie said...

Beautiful album!

StacyC said...

I love the use of the twine in your project...... I am a follower....

Stacy S said...

Very cute! I had no idea it was a frame--it looks like a journal from the outside.

roxyf said...

Having fun learning new things and visiting sites!Having fun learning new things and visiting sites!

Arlen said...

Great idea! I'd love to give or receive it!

Shirley said...

Fleur I love your frame! You have given me some great inspiration!!

MommyManderz said...

this is so wonderful! i read "frame" and saw the photo and thought, doesn't she mean album?? then i realized! beautiful!

Rookie said...

This album is fantastic - loving the bunting flag :)

Julie said...

Super cute idea.

Monica said...

terrific idea!!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful gift indeed

Roxie said...

What a cute project! TFS!

Colleen said...

this is great!

Michele said...

Cute! Great blog hop!

Jeannie said...

This is such a great idea! Love it! TFS

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the awesome hop!

Judy said...

Lovely frames for those special family photos!

Debc06 said...

Love these frames. TFS and I am now following you.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Diana said...

I am late commenting for Day 1, but Day 2 is completed. These are wonderful. As always, these hops are so inspirational. G45 and Clearsnap sent me. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good Luck everyone. TFS.

Amy said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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