Friday, November 30, 2012

A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop. Thank you so much for hopping with us, we hope this hop provides lots of inspiration on gifts to make for the holiday season. We have 2 sponsors for this blog hop.

The first sponsor is Scraptastical Kreations.

She is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store: To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to her Facebook fanpage and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.

The second sponsor is Hot Berry Designs (me).

I am also offering a $20 Gift Certificate to my store: To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to my Facebook fanpage and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.

I made a 2 gifts.
The first gift I made is called a honeycomb ornament and I followed the directions found here. The gal in video uses a Spellbinder die, I own a Gazelle and refuse to buy dies which limit me to a few sizes. Instead I used a paper piecing pattern from Scrappy Dew called Christmas bulbs. I used the ornament on the far right for my ornament. This video recommends using the largest ornament in the spellbinder set (which is 4 3/4") The first 2 ornaments I made were waaaay too small so I finally took the time to look it up, lol. The directions also recommend using lightweight double sided paper. All my lightweight scrapbook paper is single sided so I printed digital paper from Hot Berry Design's Winter Flurries II on letter size printer paper as double sized paper.


For my second gift my son and I decorated a Krafty Blok. I used the paper piecing file KISS ornaments from Scraptastical Kreations for this gift. The word Peace was written on vellum using a glitter pen in my Gazelle. Typically small strands of lights are placed inside the block. I wanted my 4 year to help with the gift because it is for his speech teacher. So inside the block are strips of double sided paper I wrapped around a pencil to look like curled ribbon and my son dropped them inside. I thought the double sided paper gives the inside a little different look than just using curling ribbon. My son picked out the ribbon to place on the block and I made my very first bow.    

In addition to the chance to win the gift certificate I am also giving away a free digital paper pack called Winter Flurries. To download it you will need to go to my facebook page, you will find the download link in the tab labeled " Free Digital Kit "

You next stop on the hop is Kristy

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  1. OMG I LOVE that honeycomb ornament!! I soooo have to try that!!
    xoxo Charity

  2. I love your projects!! the ornament is fabulous and I love the block and that your son helped make it!! Thanks for the freebie, it's awesome! ;)

  3. I love both of your projects!! I've been wanting to do a block myself!! Thanks for an awesome hop! : )


  4. I'm not buying paper until I use up what I have...but if I were to fall off the wagon, Winter Flurries would be at the top of the list! LOL! Love the ornament, Christine!

  5. love your projects...they are so cute


  6. Can't wait to get my hands-on on the block, so many great ideas, Awesome projects!!

  7. These are so cute! Great ideas!

  8. your ornament turned out wonderful,I may have to give that one a try(maybe) I LOVE it!!!

  9. i love the honeycomb ornament, and also your take on the glass cube. Great inspiration, and i love the paper. Thanks for sharing


  10. Great ornament. Love the paper in the glass block. I'm sure your son's teacher will be so happy!


  11. love your project. Just signed up as a new follower.


  12. Very cute ornament and glass block. :)