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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!
Day 2
Calling all crafters! We've gathered designers from some of our favourite 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!
The prize package from Spellbinders is these four die templates.

S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three
S4-338 Holiday Tags
E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities


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! The blogs listed are for today only.

Christine Emberson - Spellbinders (you are here!)

For my handmade holiday gift I decided a flip over countdown to Christmas stand would be just the ticket!
Below I've photographed step by step instructions and listed all supplies with links.
I personally think the build up (or countdown!) to Christmas is the best! 

Cut two chipboard rectangles 7 x 4.5 inches.
   Cover all four sides with patterned paper.

 Sand and ink edges with creamy brown chalk ink.
 Cut and emboss Classic Petal edge and decorative insert from red cardstock.
 
 Punch and emboss numbers for tabs.
 Cut and emboss Labels Twenty-Two (No.2) from patterned paper.  
Slice off the top notched edges creating a straight top – this will bind better. 
  Ink edges with creamy brown chalk ink.
 On a computer print the message onto cream cardstock (Edwardian Script – font size 55).
 
 Cut and emboss Layered Poinsettia from cream cardstock.  Stencil with Chianti chalk ink.
 
Remove from die templates and lightly brush edges with more chalk ink. 
 Cut and emboss with Classic Bracket edge, ink edges.
Layer a strip of patterned paper behind and adhere.

 Using a binding machine, punch and bind the two chipboard rectangles and day tabs.

Assemble poinsettia flower and add a gem to middle.  Adhere to right hand panel.
Add decorative border including lace. 


Products used:

Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™ die cutting machine
Spellbinders™ Presto Punch™ machine
Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown and Chianti
Double Sided Tape – ScorPal

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!

186 comments:

Ally S said...

Love this project...great idea :)) Thanks

Bridget Larsen said...

awesome, must colour my pointsettias before I cut them or after

lorraine said...

The poinsettia is absolutely beautiful - and such a brilliant combo of colors

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! Tat poinsettia is just gorgeous!

Ruki said...

fantastic! love the idea!

Pamela said...

I'm in love with the project, great idea. Love the poinsettia, just beautiful! Thanks for the Blog Hop, love Spellbinders!

debb said...

Beautiful countdown calendar!

Jan Hennings said...

super cute and love the poinsettia die!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

So creative and totally fabulous. Love this idea. Your details are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

TracyM #6773 said...

Great gift idea and great tutorial too - thank you for the inspiration Christine!!!

zandra said...

Wow, love the new flower! Now that looks like a real pointsetta.
Hugz, Z

Auntie Em said...

This is so clever! I love how just the numbers flip. Thank you for sharing! :)

Christina Collins said...

This is so adorable. Love the poinsettia flower!

JPScraps said...

Fantastic countdown Calender.

lainey said...

What a wonderful project. That flower is something else!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful! Love the poinsettia!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL project - and CUTE idea!!!

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Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS...Love this!!!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Ziggyeor said...

Beautiful I love that flower.

Courtney V said...

absolutely gorgeous!! great idea for an advent calendar!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Christine this is just gorgeous! Love the poinsetta

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!!

Laura Stewart said...

cute project !!

Julie S. said...

Your poinsetta is lovely. TFS.

kara said...

Fantastic calendar idea!! And I adore your poinsettia :)

Paula said...

This is such a cool project! I love it a lot! Great idea!

Jennifer Priest said...

WOw -- this is so totally gorgeous!! Love the poinsettia!!

Bast said...

What a great idea! The poinsettia is gorgeous and love the papers. TFS


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Cyndie said...

Oh my gosh! Your Advent calendar is a true work of art! I absolutely love every gorgeous detail!

tallulah1 said...

Wow - this is terrific! I absolutely love it. This is one on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea. TFS.

Mistylynn said...

What a fun little calendar. I just love that pointsetia

Marge said...

SUPER fun!!! NEED that poinsettia & Labels 22 die!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is such a great project, Christine! Love your tutorial as well!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful Christine!!! Love all the details and the color palette you used!

cindy said...

Amazingly beautiful.

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Lagene said...

Gorgeous poinsettia & lovely project!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great countdown calendar this would be perfect for my desk at work :)

Jessica said...

The poinsettias are gorgeous!! Love the way you colored them too

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous countdown calender. I love that poinsetta, and need it.

Kyria said...

Love this project, and especially love the flower!

CraftyJo said...

What a fabulous idea - I can imagine kids enjoying the countdown using this - thanks for the details.

Trisha said...

Wow, what a fabulous project. Love this countdown to Christmas. Your are quite the artist. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

meemee48 said...

Everyone needs a calendar,but a gorgeous one. Well, they will be fighting to be first in line.

Jeyatha said...

great project.. happy hopping..

DeniseP said...

I love the idea and I too LOVE the poinsettias!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeyatha said...

wonderful project.. happy hopping..

heidiscoll said...

so very pretty!! holiday hoppin....

Crafting With Friends said...

I LOVE this!!!! I love how you made the poinsettia!!!!

Colleen said...

This is better than an advent calendar...can sit right on the counter or table and the kiddos can turn the page each day...I love this idea of yours!

MissScrapAlot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!! TFS!!!!
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scrappinlil said...

OMG..this is gorgeous..I love the layered ponsettia..(hope I spelled that right)LOL. Very beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize. TFS

Marla said...

What a great book. Love the flower!!

Swedie said...

I love how you did the poinsettia - it's beautiful!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

Basiljen said...

So beautiful - I love the poinsettia! There's another Spellbinders die to add to my wish list!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! I love this countdown--AMAZING! Super clever! I LOVE the inking you did for that poinsettia....and I LOVE your papers....I LOVE everything about this! Great joB! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

1c843e6c-c445-11e0-b403-000bcdcb471e said...

I love the idea of a flip-over countdown to Christmas - no wall space needed and the kids can help by flipping the pages. Neat idea!

wolkentraum said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for inspiration!

Stephanie U said...

Love the flower! And what a neat countdown idea!

Maryann said...

Gorgeous project here hun. I love how you´ve made it, and is definately going to try this one too. I just love it.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Graphic 45 sent me. There is something that adds excitement to the holidays with an Advent calendar or way of counting off the days. A unique interpretation of that, pretty and reusable. Thank you.

Susan.... said...

What a wonderful, festive project !
Hugs
susan x

Christine said...

That's a very pretty project!

Tanya said...

gorgeous! love the dies, and thanks for the great instructions.

Debbie said...

fabulous way to count down the days before Christmas
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littlen said...

what a terrific idea. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Ani said...

Stunning!

Maggie said...

Brilliant idea! Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Thanks for all the marvelous inspiration.

KarenL. said...

I love this idea! Thanks! Happy Hopping!

Peggy S said...

What a cool idea!

Linda said...

Love the poinsettia!

Carol said...

Love this pointsetta. Thanks for the tutorial.

Mimi said...

Great project! Love the pointsetta and the touch of lace! TFS!! ;)

Naomi said...

GORGEOUS project and I really LOVE the idea of a "Countdown to Christmas Calendar"!

Emily said...

Oooo, I want one of these! I agree the excitement is all in the countdown. Thanks for the details.

Donna said...

I love the poinsetta, another die to add to the wish list. Thanks for the chance to win.

Caity Sue said...

That poinsettia flower is GORGEOUS! I love it!
Thanks for sharing.

Caity Sue said...

That poinsettia is GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing!

Linh C. said...

Beautiful flower!

steph said...

what an awesome project.

Vail said...

Love this project and your poinsettia is gorgeous.

sandyh50 said...

Wow, the poinsettia is beautiful.

Clare G said...

I absolutely love your project -what a super design for a countdown calendar - and so gorgeous, too!

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Beautiful I Love everything and the colors are great Love Love the poinsettia.
great job. thanks for sharing and for the cnance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Laraine R said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Rookie said...

Oh wow - loving this idea. Such a clever one if advent calendars are not your thing :)

7775ce58-075c-11e1-a876-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I love how you can ink the veins on that poinsettia--so pretty!

a.schmied said...

So pretty. I love the flower!

CHICHISWEETS said...

This is such an ez project...I would love to make one.

cathy said...

Amazing project - so much detail, but explained so well. Wish I had some dies!!

sleigh said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Calendars of any kind!!! Love the Poinsettia and your wonderful instructions, thank you!

Cynthia B. said...

This is such a fabulous holiday project! My kids would be all over this; we have a couple of Christmas countdowns in the house, and this would just add to the fun. Thanks for the detailed directions - love all your finishing touches, esp. that Spellbinders poinsettia!

Maggy_Tronche said...

So cute project! Love the colors combination and the papers!! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Beary Amazing said...

Great idea! And, love the flower! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Christine! I love this idea - my kids are 14, 17 and 19 now so they don't go so much for the advent calendars but this would be a fun way to count down. Thanks for the tutorial on this - definitely want to do this!

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Cherri said...

Very pretty Christine. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

glowegal said...

Oh my goodness!! What a gorgeous poinsettia! Love it!

NanaBeth said...

I have to get the flower and edge dies-this is stunning and I really want to give it a try.

Cheryl Winget said...

Love, love,love this! Your poinsettia is the prettiest I have ever seen - including live ones! :)

Sunshine115 said...

Love the idea and thanks for the clear complete instructions! I love Spellbinders!

Kim H said...

wonderful Christmas project. I love how you used the spellbinder dies. beautiful inking, and choice of papers. thank you for sharing.

Karen Diebolt said...

I really like your project. The poinsettia is beautiful.

Carol E said...

Love your Poinsettia it's beautiful, thank you for creating and sharing it.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Beautiful! I've bookmarked your page to return and make a countdown calendar!

Cassie_lu said...

what a beautiful countdown

deb said...

What a great countdown calender. TFS

b4ustamp said...

Wonderful work, love the poinsetta! Was sent by G45 & ClearSnap. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy said...

What an amazing project! Love the beautiful poinsettia you created! Thanks for all the directions!

Jeannie said...

Oh, I just LOVE this! I love countdowns! Thanks for a terrific project!

kim said...

OMG I can not believe all of the talent I am getting to see tonight. This project is awesome. Thank you for the instructions on how to make it. You Rock

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome project! This would be so fun to make and give to the nephews and nieces! This Handmade Holiday blog hop has sooooo many great ideas. You DT gals are just full of inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing!

susie said...

Thanks for the step by step pictures - they make it so easy to follow.

Julie Overby said...

Fantastic project!

Lisa W said...

I love this countdown calender. It's so simple yet looks amazing!

carriep said...

the poinsettia was/is beautiful.
what a fun way to count down

inksandthinks said...

Beautiful and again your photos rock!

MyScrapMenagerie said...

I just love your Xmas countdown project! LOVE the poinsettia!

Denise said...

Beautiful project! I LOVE that poinsettia!
DeniseB

McVic said...

so beautiful~ love the poinsettia! Its on my christmas list now!
kacee

Lynda said...

This is a new idea to me....great countdown with major punch! I will have to look for Spellbinder products at my local craft store.

Kristina said...

I love the layered poinsettia! Layered flowers are so fab.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

xx
Kristina
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Chrissy said...

I love this calendar. Your choice of colors and patterns were perfect and the poinsettia is gorgeous.

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the hop!

Staci said...

Fantastic!

Roxie said...

What a beautiful project. I love all of the layers.

sharon g said...

GREAT FLOWER!!!

Debc06 said...

Great Project wonderful gift for the grandkids. TFs
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

marilyn said...

Wonderful project and that poinsettia is AMAZING!

rush said...

nice count-down calendar! thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Your countdown calendar is truly stunning. Loved the close-up photos showing the details. The pointsettia is so eye-catching! Thanks for the wonderfully detailed directions about your calendar.

Beatrice Lawson said...

How cool is that poinsettia! Love your countdown card!

Simply Sandy said...

What a cute project! This could translate into so many ideas like when school starts...time til vacation, etc. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Adorable! That Poinsettia is just beautiful!

WendyG said...

Love your christmas calendar project, I am making some calendars for gifts for friends and this has given me some inspiration

f1ad7bc4-083f-11e1-8915-000bcdca4d7a said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas

f1ad7bc4-083f-11e1-8915-000bcdca4d7a said...

Love your ideas

c.darwin said...

Love your project, and that poinsettia on the countdown calendar is striking!

paperiedreams said...

What a fun way to do a calendar! I love all the details. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Lyneen said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA for an ADVENT CALENDAR!!!! I am loving the Spellbinders Poinsettia!!!! Great project... what inspiration!!!!

scrappinvall said...

Oh dear I just saw a new die that I have to get what a great idea thanks for sharing

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous album, and that flower is to die for! Winning such great products would be a wonderful early Christmas present!

Leslie Kiley said...

Just love this countdown calendar! This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

Bashful said...

What a Clever Way to Count Down The Holidays!
Love this Idea!

toscania-art-life said...

Great idea! Love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing.

Delo said...

Love this! I didn't think I wanted the poinsettia dies but after seeing this, I think I NEED them. Thank you for sharing your wonderful count down calendar.

Peggy said...

Great count down calendar. Love the beautiful poinsettia.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Jennybean said...

I love this, so pretty!

roxyf said...

Gorgeous!! I love the poinsettas, they are amazing!

Die Cut Lady said...

Love the way you did the flowers.

jody said...

So pretty! Love the poinsettia, just beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

Sweet project, and that flower is SO VERY lovely! Great tutorial!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Beautiful project, love the colors you used!

dragoncroft said...

What a great project. The poinsettia is wonderful!

Lisa said...

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

paperpapier said...

beautiful paper, pretty embellishment...what an awesome festive craft!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, How Gorgeous!Beautiful Flower! Love It! Thanks for Sharing your Talent with us. :0)

Sheila said...

I love countdown calendars. Thank you for offering another version.

Sassy P said...

love your pretty calendar. thanks for sharing your ideas with your project and directions. ALso thanks for a chance to win the blog goodies.

StacyC said...

What a beautiful countdown calendar...

Karen L said...

What a wonderful project...those flowers are awesome!!

Amy said...

What a pretty countdown calendar project! Thanks for the instructions! Love the pointsettia especially!

Neshie said...

Lovely flower.

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Just love those paper poinsettas!

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silvia-haynes said...

LOVE the countdown calendar!! Gorgeous pointsettia

Sue D said...

Great idea--love the flower!
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Neesey said...

That pointsetta is amazing. Love the inking

Stephenie said...

Beautiful project! Love this idea as I gift. TFS!!

Kim said...

Calendars are great, and yours is beautiful, I am really partial to this poinsettia that you created, and will have to get the items so that I can make my own. Thank you!

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!! =)

Tania said...

Love the flip over countdown to Christmas stand. Would love to make one.

Melita said...

this is beautiful! love it!

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is WAY cool!!!

MDCreates said...

This is a really cute idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.

MC said...

Wow, such a beautiful Christmas countdown calendar. The poinsettia is gorgeous!

Beastybunny said...

What a clever idea! I love the poinsettia! Could also be a great idea for a countdown for a birthday or other big event in someones life!

Jennifer said...

I love the project! And the detail on the poinsettia...amazing!!

Pamela said...

This is Beautiful! Love it! In fact, I want to start making one right now.

Carmen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

lindaplus3 said...

what a beautiful project... the flower is gorgeous
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

MKG said...

Pretty countdown calendar and it seems easy to make too. Thanks for the tutorial.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful project! TFS =)

melanie said...

just found your blog ,fantastic idea
Melanie

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