Sunday, November 3, 2013

3rd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 3

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?

Today I'm sharing this girlie grunge Christmas Card Holder that I made using Smooch Spritz, Mix'd Media Inx and embossing powders:

And here are the instructions:
Begin by painting a piece of thin wood with acrylic paint. Add some texture paste using stencils. Want2Scrap bricks and a store bought stencil used on example.
Spray with a generous amount of water then add Smooch Spritz in Sea Breeze.
Use a paper towel to dab off the color.
Use a fan brush and Wood Stain Smooch Spritz to add a vintage look around the stencil texture.
Dab off the excess with a baby wipe.
lightly dab some Mix'd Media Inx in Honey across the top of the stencil texture.
Sprinkle Opalescent Clear embossing powder over the top tap off excess.
Use a heat gun to set the powder.
Use a fan brush and Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz to strategically add splatter.
Dry with a heat gun.

Add hooks to the top and tie a tulle bow. Cut lace and ribbon in various lengths and attach to the back of the wood. Add mini clothespins to the ribbon and lace to attach Christmas cards.

Here are the rest of the blogs on today's hop:

I welcome you to visit this blog throughout the month of November for my
"Christmas Cards of 2013"
I'll be sharing a handmade Christmas card tutorial every week on my "Wednesday Webisodes" show and each week I'll be sharing a different technique using Clearsnap products.

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  1. Love it!!!!! And next will be to hang all of the wonderful cards from it that you inspire me to make!!! Thanks Donna!!!

  2. Card holder, never thought about it, thanks for the idea, loved it a lot!

  3. Fun take on displaying Christmas cards!
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  4. Clever card holder.
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  5. Oh my... that is why I follow the blog and the videos - not only original ideas but original techniques! Donna is brilliant at mixing it up!

  6. Great idea. You could always use this for birthday cards, etc - whenever you get several cards and want to display them.

  7. What an awesomely beautiful way to display Christmas cards - ingenious!

  8. Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  9. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  10. That is a great Idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. I never thought to do a card hanger like that.

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  11. I am in love with your aging wood technique! I am going to be giving this a try because I love the effect that it creates!! Love this Christmas Card holder and am going to make a couple of them for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. What a lovely idea. You make this look so easy. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

  13. Splendid idea! Great idea for all cards!

  14. Love the grunge look. I'm of the shabby chic school, lol and it goes well.

  15. Cute idea for displaying Christmas cards.

  16. I LOVE the brick distress and have been trying to figure out how to make it look like that. Thanks!

  17. That's really cute! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

  18. love this idea. very cute and I see it as more of a shabby chic than grunge :)

  19. Donna you have created another winner, what a neat idea!

  20. I love the texture that you created!

  21. What a beautiful project! I love this idea!

  22. Very Cute card holder. Fun techniques. Thank you for sharing!!

  23. Love this adorable card holder!

  24. amazing, thanks for this fantastic tutorial!!!

  25. Such a gorgeous project, Donna with your amazing textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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