Dec 18, 2010

***giveaway closed***Homemade Christmas Blog Hop

Hey there friends,

Welcome to the homemade Christmas Blog Hop!! Today's Blog hop is all about homemade christmas ideas for gifts, cards, and decor.

Today I will be showing you a little bit of each! It is soo easy to create awesome handmade gifts for christmas using your cricut.

Since I Just got my imagine yesterday, I sat down and easily and quickly whipped up card sets for gift giving. My family and friends love getting homemade cards.

here are the set of 4 that I made

 For this card I used imagine more border feature as well as Country Life.
 The pattern paper, solid green and kite image are all from imagine more.
This card I created using pattern paper from Imagine More and the clothes hanging on a line is from Country life.
The pattern paper and cardstock are all from Papertrey ink, I used my imagine and Simply charmed to match the Papertrey ink RGB codes .



Next I made a really cute ornament
 This is a plastic ornament that I purchased from Michaels on Black Friday. Inside of it is an idea that I got from my fellow Scrappy Moms design team Member Liz From Liz's Paper Loft. I sprayed the inside with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist the photo looks a little foggy but the actual orgnament has a sheen of glitter, its so pretty. Inside is a cut from Winter Frolic of 2 birds in a cage, and that is cut at I believe 2.75 inches. and is mounted on acetate. If you want a full tutorial for this please check out liz's site, she has a great video. I tied a bow with Some stampin up Real Red swiss dot saddle stich ribbon, added a black button and tied some timeless twine. I added the ribbon onto the ornamanet with my hot glue gun

I created a box using some light blue cardstock, 11 inch square  scored on all 4 sides at 3.5 inches.

I also created a top and added some fun 2.5 inch wire ribbon.

Next I created a snowman candy bar wrapper. This is a free printable design by Laurie Furnell. She has all the instructions for it on her site.  It is a very easy sewing machine project. If you know how to make a straight-ish stitch you can make this

Finally to wrap everything up I used a Kraft Gift bag to decorate it. the cut is from Christmas Cartridge cut at 2.5 inches (i think)




I hope you really enjoy this project I created and it gives you some ideas for some homemade gifts for christmas



I have some blog candy to offer. Make sure you leave a comment on this post in order to qualify to win an IROCK!!!!! I will be choosing the winner via random.org on dec 22, so you have until dec 21 to enter for a chance to win



Next you are on your way to ELSA


Trish, http://www.techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com




82 comments:

Erin said...

Adorable little projects Cristina.
Loved everything on the hop along the way.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Rebecca Minor said...

love the snowman candy bar wrapper thanks for sharing link to it
I would love a I ROCK it on my christmas gift list
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

happymom2010 said...

Congratulations for your imagine!!! You are so lucky.
Great projects Cristina. Love them all!

Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

bunnyfreak said...

These are some awesome ideas.

Ivette_aviles said...

I knew what you were doing my friend.. congrats on your gift!!

Everything is super cute... thanks for inviting me to participate in your hop.. super fun!!

Latin Scrap Diva...

NikkiT said...

Such cute ideas.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Great blog. Your work is beautiful. Following your blog now so I can continue to see your great work.

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Tanya Phenis said...

Oh I love all these projects!! Wow!! Thanks for inspiring me:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Jean-Marie said...

Wow! you have been super busy with all these projects, I love the snowman wrapper. Good stuff!!!

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

anita cannon said...

These are all wonderful-----and you have done alot of work.Thanks for giving me inspiration.

Lesley from WI said...

Wow you were busy. Love all the projects. The snowman candy bar covers are too cute! Thanks for sharing.

dreenie said...

All very cute ! I made the snowmen for the folks at work, they were a hit! Thanks for sharing all your great projects! Have fun with your imagine!

Vickie said...

Super Cute projects. TFS

Simple Creations said...

I love your ornament & candy bar wrapper. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

lizpaperloft said...

yea, you're up and running! everything looks so cute! congrats on your new toy! thanks for the shout out for the ornament...you did a great job!
liz :o)

Indira said...

Your projects are beautiful, you make a wonderful work. Thanks for make this blog hop.

Sherri said...

Great projects! You did such a super job on them. Thanks for the chance at the Iroc. I've been wanting one so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Meagan said...

These are so cute! Awesome job. Thanks for the ideas and for the giveaway!!

beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

Scrappy Mel said...

Wow! You really went all out! Everything is adorable - great job! :)

GiGi said...

WOW! All of your projects are AWESOME! Congrats on getting an Imagine! Have fun and thanks for the great blog candy!

Stacy A said...

OMG!! Are you kidding me - these are absolutely adorable! That snowman candywrapper is sooo cute. Love the ornament. I'll have to check out Liz's site. TFS

Stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

SamanthaJDesigns said...

These are Wonderful!!! I love your ornament so pretty, and love the box to put it in :-) TFS!!! -Sam :-)

Kgprevost said...

All of these are super cute...thanks so much for sharing them.

kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Hailemnat said...

Super cute, my fave is the ornament. So adorable I really have to try that out.
Thanks,
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Cjdempsey9 said...

How did you tie such a perfect bow?! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Amy said...

very cute, I love the ornament :D

perfectlyunperfectcards@gmail.com

Jennyplace26 said...

OMG! You have been one busy lady TFS all your lovly projects

Abusybee/DoubleClick said...

Great projects! Love the ornament!

Denise said...

What gorgeous Christmas projects. I love your candy bar!! I could never make it though, I'd eat them before I gave them away ;)

Djweeaks said...

Very cute ideas! tfs!!!

Merry Christmas!
Doris

Lpage821 said...

Wow! what a variety of items. Cards, ornaments, candy wrap and gift bags. You are one prolific crafter. Great ideas.

teachdanz said...

wow!! you have been busy!! I esp. love the candy bar wrapper!! thanks for the heads up on that!!
ikennic at q dot com

Michel said...

Great cards. Love the ornament. Great snowman wrapper.

Tracy (Josie0602) said...

Cute projects! I am in the process of making those ornaments too. Fun and easy I love the candy bar covers....so cute!

Reneeleeak said...

You have ben one busy gal. All your projects are so cute. Thanks for sharing them with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

Oh my, you have been very busy!! Love them all and congrats on getting an Imagine, hopefully my day will come. Thanks for the hop
Cindy
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Amandawoodau said...

Love your cards! The candy bar wrapper is cute as well! Everything is great! :) Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jenny J said...

Beautiful work! The ornament is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!
scrappinjennyj@hotmail.com

Anna Dowdy said...

Wow great projects!!! So cute and creative!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Dhilly said...

Love the candy bar wrapper, it is so unique, will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

HeatherG said...

Wow you were busy! SO many cute projects! I love that clothes line!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Wendy Roos2boys said...

Wow Christina your made some really wonderful things!! I need to watch that tutorial with acetate & download those instructions! Thanks for sharing with us all.
wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

Luvscrappingtogether said...

Love all your projects, Christina! The cards are wonderful and your candy bar is adorable!
~saundra

Carrie K said...

Great gift ideas!! I have been making nearly all my Christmas gifts for the last 3 years. It is so much fun and everyone really seems to like them

cricutlvr said...

Great job on the hop Cristina! You totally went all out!! I love all of your projects! I'm sure you are lovin' your brand new Imagine!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful projects!! You are very talented. Have fun with your Imagine machine. I have not gotten one yet.

Lynlee4 said...

Wow! So many great projects! Thank you :)
lynlee4@gmail.com

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow Cristina! You have been a busy bee! I love all of your projects! I've been dying to try out that ornament idea form Liz! Great job girly!!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Christina
Girl, you are so talented! Congrats on getting your Imagine! I love all your projects.
I am already a follower of your fun blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
divascraps(at)aol(dot)com

Caincan2000 said...

Ah, you did a fab job on all these projects. I always look forward to seeing you on a blog cuz your so much fun. Hugs, Debi

Scrapperbecka said...

Great projects, you have been very busy!

Stamptammy said...

AMAZING Cristina!!! I love every single thing and soo wished I would have had the energy to make all that!!! Such adorable projects!~♥Tammy

Rexann said...

Very sweet Projects!! TFS!!!

Stefeni said...

Wow, you have been a busy bee. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Melissa Allore said...

Wonderful creations!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Kathi said...

Love your projects especially the little clear ornament. I would love to win your giveaway. I did enjoy your blog and your talent. Have a great holiday season and be safe.

Brenda said...

They are all super cute. I especially love the glass ornament

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Cbcoutts said...

Your blog is awesome and I'm so glad I found it! I could desperately use one of those IROCK thingies for embellies. I'm trying to get back into scrapping and this would be the perfect tool. Thank you for your generosity!

Kim T said...

Beautiful cards and I love the ornament idea, these could so easily be made personal which I love. Thanks for the chance to win.
Merry Christms
kimthompson68(at)sky(dot)com
Kim xXx

Kim said...

Absolutely LOVE the ornament! I have to try that! Just started following some of the crafting blogs, and yours is great!
ksolis281(at)comcast(dot)net
Thanks again for sharing!
Kim

Dawnica said...

Very cute projects! I love the clear ornament idea.
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Mdebarrera said...

Love your cards

JerseyJenn said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

blueidgrl said...

Wow! It didn't take you long to get the hang of the Imagine! These are some really neat projects. I want to try my hand at the snowman candy bar wrapper. Thanks so much for sharing!

blueidgrl said...

Wow! It didn't take you long to figure out the Imagine! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects. I think I will try my hand at the snowman candy bar wrapper.

Joni said...

These are so wonderful! Such cute stuff that I want to make too! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni

Shawnee said...

I can't wait to make some fun Christmas stuff with my Cricut this week. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas! Merry Christmas

Lolis said...

Love your projects! Thanks for the the inspirations and the opportunity to win.

Mary said...

I love your cute projects! I came across this blog hop through the limelight blog hop and I am really happy. I love homemade gifts and am always looking for new ideas! I became a follower because I will definitely be back!

Paula said...

what amazing little projects! i can't beleive you just "whipped" them up! awesome! thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy too! started following otday!

Juicycreations808 said...

wow.. you made some nice things.. i love the ornament.. very nice..
thanks for sharing..
Theresa
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/

Laurenrgstr said...

Wow lots of cute projects!! I just love the snowman candy bar:) Its adorable. Laurenrgstr@gmail.com

LiveloveandSCRAP said...

SUPER cute Cristina....i am loving your ornament...WOW!!! Great job on ALL those projects and using your Imagine already....woo hoo!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Jill K said...

Beautiful projects as usual. Thanks for sharing. Jill

JD said...

Wow! What fun homemade Christmas projects. I have done lots of homemade gifts this year... glass etching on jars, ornaments, etc.

Thanks for the candy dish idea!
~ JD ~

Christel said...

Love all your creations. I especially like the ornament. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Monica Flores said...

Great job! I love what you did with the Imagine Cards!

Claudiamatzke said...

Beautiful projects. Do do such a great job on everything! Even sewing.

Jennifer P. said...

Christina,

Your projects are amazing!!! :) I've seen that cute snowman candy bar wrapper before, but never had the link. Thank you so much for providing that!

And thank you for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy! Believe it or not, I don't have an i-rock (yet!)! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Shari Smith said...

I'd love an Irock! (I'd love an ATG more...how do you like yours???)

Fiberdiva said...

Love your blog and that looks like a handy dandy pretty cool tool !!