Saturday, November 2, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2013

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?

I had so much fun creating two projects with the products from Walnut Hollow and I hope these two projects will give you some holiday gift ideas.

The first project I'd like to share is this wall decor using Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas collection and Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment ink.

All these images were carefully cut out from the papers in this G45 collection and the edges of these images were all distressed using ColorBox Pigment ink pad.

These images were also layered using square foams to make the dimension. 
Some red gems and a small pine cone were added as a final touch.

The second project I created is a mini hinged sign from Walnut Hollow with two cute stamped snowmen and many fantastic products from Clearsnap. I've made a video to show you how I created this project.

 Christmas is the best time to use all your glitters and make something fun!
Natalie wrote Happy New Year 2014 on the back of the hinged sign that was painted with two layers of chalkboard paint.
I really appreciate that you stop by and hope my projects inspired you to create something fun for this holiday.

A Rafflecopter giveaway

In case you missed any blog in the hop, here is the list for your reference:

November 2:
Craft Attitude
Donna Salazar Designs
Walnut Hollow
100 Proof Press
ICE Resin
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs
Graphic 45 – Romy Veul -
Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman
Sizzix – Tami Mayberry
100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell
ICE Resin - Cindy Cima Edwards
Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzo
Graphic 45 – Susan Lui
Sizzix - Lorine Mason
Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer
Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella
Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu


  1. You can't go wrong with G45 products! Love both your projects.
    <3 J

  2. Loving both projects!!!! These are so inspiring Meihsia!!! You rock!....


  3. Be still, my heart! Love, love, love these projects!!!

  4. The snow-couple are absolutely adorable!

  5. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I had to smile at the hugging snowmen. So cute. Love the hanger. G45 makes such pretty papers - that make any project look great.

  7. This is a great idea - just makes me want to make 3 or 4 and gift them to friends who could use a big hug!

  8. This is a great idea - just makes me want to make 3 or 4 and gift them to friends who could use a big hug!

  9. Your G45 wall décor is sure to make spirits bright! I love this collection! It is so rich looking!
    Your snowman sign is adorable!!! Can't go wrong with snowmen and glitter in my opinion! TFS!

  10. Love this tutorial, so happy I just picked up 12 days of Christmas yesterday!

  11. Your Christmas wall decor looks fantastic, Meihsia! So beautifully put together and I love the style of the decorative elments.

  12. Marvelous ideas! Can wait to try them!

  13. Love the wall decor and the hinged sign is very cool!

  14. I just love both of you're projects. The sign is really beautiful. The snowcouple card is way too sweet. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  15. The sign is to die for! I love those cute snowmen too!

  16. Love this sign just the decoration for the wall. x

  17. Your video was fabulous Meihsia, you amazed me that you kept your hands clean so clean hands when making such a piece. The snowmen are great.
    Smiles :-)

  18. Love these! Especially the G45 wall decor! Great inspiration!

  19. Cute projects, love that Graphic 45!

  20. Both are stunning, but the cute penguin stamp is just adorable... And love the glitter!

  21. Oh, how I love that wall sign! Its so very pretty. The hinged hugging snowmen sign is darling. I want to make both of them! TFS!

  22. Both of these projects are beautiful! I love all the pretty images and pinecones on the first one, and the second one is adorable! Thanks for the video. It's nice to be able to see how different products actually look as you use them!

  23. The Joy sign is just GORGEOUS and the little hinged snowman sign is adorable!!!

  24. Love what you did with both of your projects. Glitter, Snowmen and G45 all is well in my world. Thanks for sharing

  25. Two fabulous projects. I especially love the 1st one. I can picture that hanging up for all to see x

    hugs sally x

  26. 两件作品太吸引人都让人想要打劫~雪人的分享学到很多, 背景的融合最难最有学问了!

  27. Awesome inspirational holiday projects. Love the festive wall hanging.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  28. Both of those projects are GORGEOUSSSSS, watching you make it was like watching magic, just fabulous work, thanks for sharing,I love the both..