Make this Sassy Women Journal Gift

The 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop is over, but we at ICE Resin have an extra project to share and below the project are links to all the the 100 or so gift ideas from the talented designers who participated in the hop.

If you are like many creative souls you keep a journal as a place to tuck in your thoughts, an art page, or maybe a special piece of memorabilia.

This one was made with the sassy women Graphic 45’s Typeography paper pack,resined paper and Iced Enamels. We couldn’t decide whether to wear the necklace or tie it along side as an element of the journal. Maybe put the necklace on as the catalyst into what you are feeling?

Handmade Holidays Art Journal and ICE Resin necklace
Supplies and Tools:

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Relique Powders: Turquoise and Ivory
Iced Enamels Medium
Art Mechanique Paper Sealer
Shattered Inclusions: Opal
Art Mechanique Heart Bezel
Graphic 45 Paper
ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink
Rowluxe Illusion Film – cut desired shape
Vintage Buttons, tea-dyed ribbon and other elements from your stash
Page torn out of an old book (or scrapbook paper!)
1 Blank Journal
Glue
Westcott Scissors or Hobby Knife wescott-cutting-tool
Non-stick Craft Mat
Cups and Stir Stick
Disposable Gloves
Disposable Paint Brush
Sponge

Instructions:

1.  Choose your words and image. Cut them out of your scrapbook paper.
2.  Distress edges with ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink.
3.  Seal Graphic 45 paper on both sides and edges with Art Mechanique Paper Sealant and set aside to dry.

Cold Enameled Bezel:
4.  Brush Iced Enamels Medium to the bottom of your hobnail heart bezel.
5.  One at a time, sprinkle contrasting Relique Powders on either side, shake off excess.
6.  Use your craft heat gun to melt the Reliques and then let cool a few minutes. This video will show you how. (The technique is the same, bezel or silhouette.)

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7.  Mix ICE Resin per package instructions. Learn how in the video below if you have not done this before. It is easy peasy!

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8.  Sprinkle in a bit of your Shattered Opal.
9.  Drip in ICE Resin with your craft stick. Place your words. Drip in more ICE Resin until a dome forms.

10.  Use the rest of your resin to make resin paper. This is the technique:

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ICE Resin11.  After your paper and bezel are dry (about 10 hours), you are ready to glue your Roluxe, paper, and button elements together as well as attach a ribbon to your bezel.

Good job! Now all that’s left is to wrap up your thoughtful gift and watch your friend open it with delight!

Wishing you the happiest possible holiday season!

 

 

 

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Day 1

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow 

Graphic 45

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Westcott 

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth 

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke 

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

Day 2

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Westcott 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Rowland Technologies 

Neat and Tangled 

ICE Resin   ‎

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main 

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman   ‎

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer 

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms

Andrew Roberts Graphic 45 

Cori Warner The Flying C

Day 3

Clearsnap

Westcott

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

Charity Wings

 

 

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo SPONSORS 300dpi

Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

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You won’t want to squirrel this acorn away – Clare Horner share how to cast this ornament for your Holiday Tree

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EeeeEEEEEeeeeeee Christmas is coming!!! I love Christmas, especially when it snows which is not very often these days. I always have my fingers crossed for a white Christmas! I love Christmas so much that every year my close family receive not only a card but a decoration for their tree. This year I have decided to combine the wonders of ICE Resin and IndigoBlu, one of our preferred partners, together to create this stunning little acorn bauble. We don’t really have acorns around here, so when I saw a garish looking tree ornament in an ”Everything a Pound” shop I knew I just had to have it and turn it into something worth Christmas.

Thanks for visiting,

Clare Horner, Got Paint in My Hair

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Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Rue Romantique™ Red Velvet Ribbon
Art Mechanique™ Jump Rings
Art Mechanique™ Molding Putty
IndigoBlu Mega Flake Manchester Tart
IndigoBlu Metallic Paint Goldfinger
indigoBlu Acrylic Paint Hot Chocolate
Ball Chain from stash
Acorn Ornament
Wooden lollypop sticks
Self grip tweezers
Paint Brush

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Technique:

1: Clean and dry the piece you wish to make your mold from, in this case the acorn. Following the instructions, mix a suitable amount of molding putty and press the item into it, making sure to build a wall to contain your resin. Let this cure thoroughly.

2: Mix ICE Resin to the manufacturers instructions. Take a few of the IndigoBlu Mega Flakes at a time tearing them into smaller pieces. Carefully add the Mega Flake to the resin and mix in. Pour this mixture into the mold so it comes up to the bottom of the top cup part of the acorn. Let set for three to four hours.

4: Mix up another batch of ICE Resin, this time adding in a small amount of IndigoBlu Metallic paint in Goldfinger. Pour this into the mold topping it up to the top. Grip an Art Mechanique jump ring in a pair of self gripping tweezers and balance the jump ring just inside of the top of the resin in the mold. Use wooden sticks to keep the tweezers from getting resin on them. You might need to weigh down the tweezers as I did and shown in the photo. Let cure over night or for seven to eight hours.

5: Take the cast acorn out of the mold carefully. Taking a paint brush and some Hot Chocolate IndigoBlu paint, dry brush the top of the acorn to add a little depth. Let dry for 10 to 15 minutes.

6: Create a small bow with the gorgeous Rue Romantique ribbon around the jump ring that is inside the acorn, attach a piece of ball chain and hang on your tree.

Pendant, Ornament, or Special Gift Wrap? This ICE Resin pendant is sparkling and easy to make this Christmas

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With the Holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you this easy to create bezel that can be used as either jewelry or even a decoration for the Holidays this year. For this project, think “small” for a big impact when working with your bezels!

John Creighton Petersen, Art New Wave

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Supplies:

ICE Resin®, Art Mechanique German Glass Glitter, Chartreuse, Art Mechanique Paper Sealer, Large Circle Hobnail Bezel, Small Square Hobnail Bezel

Graphic 45: Holiday themed papers, brads

Rowlux Illusion Film: red

Spectrum Noir: Spectrum Noir Marker Green

Wescott: Titanium Craft Knife

Miscellaneous: Stamp decorative scissors, brass wire, wire tools, teardrop red crystal bead, ball chain necklace

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Instructions:
1. Cut red Illusion Film to fit both bezels (large rectangle, small square) with Wescott Craft Knife.
2. Fussy cut clock print and postage stamp images from Graphic 45 printed paper.
3. Using the postage stamp decorative scissors, cut around the edges of the postage stamp image.
4. Use Paper Sealer to apply at least 2 coats to all sides of the printed cardstock pieces.
5. Color metal brads with green Spectrum Noir Marker.
6. Mix ICE Resin following manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Using the ICE Resin as an adhesive, paint a thin coat of resin onto the back of both pieces of Illusion Film and place into their respective bezels.
8. In the large rectangle bezel, add the clock cut out (centered) over the red film and layer with the postage stamp cut out. Embellish with colored metal brads. Continue filling the bezel with resin, adding gold German Glass and gold glitter as desired.
9. For the small square bezel, place a colored brad in the middle of the bezel and then fill with resin.
10. Allow resin to fully cure in bezels.
11. Use wire to create jump rings for attaching the small bezel to the large bezel, along with connecting the large bezel to the necklace.
12. With brass wire, add crystal bead to the bottom of the small bezel.

Place a Christmas Postage Stamp under ICE Resin in Kim Williams’ “Santa Baby” Bracelet

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Eartha Kit singing “Santa Baby” suddenly popped into my head when I was forging thru a stack of ephemera in my mother’s desk. I stumbled upon these 32 cent Christmas postage stamps. My mother loved postage stamps and one Christmas she selected stamps for each member of our family: mounted them on card stock and framed them for our Christmas gifts. For me she selected fashion stamps with women in lovely gowns of the Empire Period of Fashion. These tiny works of art are perfect to use in a bezel. You can also use a stamp that has been removed from an envelope. The markings done by the postal service are very nice and don’t take away from the beauty of the stamp.

Kim Williams, Historically Haute

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Materials:
1. Postage Stamp
2. Hobnail Bezel that best fits your stamp
3. Ice Enamels™ Relique Powder – I used Garnet
4. ICE Resin® and German Glass Glitter – I used Sky Blue
5. Assorted Beads
6.  Jewelry Wire
7. Pom Pom Trim
8. A Button
9. Sewing Needle
10. Sewing Thread
11. Round Elastic for Jewelry Work
12. Fray Check or Craft Glue for Fabric

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Directions:
1.Apply Ice Enamel to the edge of the bezel. Follow directions on the packaging.
2.Mix a small amount of ICE Resin.
3.Seal the Ice Enamel on the edge of the bezel by painting with ICE Resin.
4. Save a small amount of resin. Stir in a generous amount of German Glass Glitter. Pour into bezel and allow curing for 6 to 8 hours. Do not fill bezel to capacity.
5. Trim your postage stamp to fit the bezel. I like leaving the raglan edge on the stamp when possible. When the resin has cured and you can handle the bezel place the stamp in the center of the bezel.
6.Mix a second batch of ICE Resin, allowing the resin to cure until it is very thick, drizzle the resin into the bezel to capacity. Allow curing. Best results overnight.
7.Create 2 sections of wired beads about 3 to 4 inches in length. I used about 3 inches of wire wrapping about 5 to 6 times around the bead. Reserve a bead to wire your bead chain to the bezel.
8.Measure your wrist adding 1 inch to the length. Cut pom pom trim to that length.
9.Hand Stitch the bezel to the center of the pom pom trim on each side of the bezel. Tie off on either side. I also added a little craft glue under the bezel to secure the trim even more.
10.Hand stitch the chain to the trim at each wire wrapped connector. Tie off thread each time.
11.If you have any beads left over that do not fit on the trim they will be left on as a dangle.
12.Turn the bracelet over and use Fray Check or craft glue for fabric at each place you stitched. This will ensure that the threads will not pull through the trim.
13.Sew a button on one end of the bracelet
14.Using a large needle for upholstery thread the elastic cord and fashion a loop on the opposite end of your bracelet. Tie the cord in a square knot. Put Frey Check on the ends of the cord or use craft glue.

Celebrate with friends after you make these “Charmed” Wine Glasses

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I don’t know about you, but I love to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the holidays. We usually drink out of fancy glasses when we get together and I have seen wine glass charms making a come back. Actually, one of my very first shows I sold my work at was a Wine Festival and one of my very first sales was a set of wine glass charms. I thought these would be fun to make give as a hostess gift.

Jennifer Cabic, Silver Peanut Blog

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Tools and Materials:
ICE Resin®
Iced Enamels™ Relique in Chartreuse, Glitz Gold and Glitz Silver
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Mica in Bronze and Chartreuse
Iced Enamels™ Shattered Shattered Opal
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Disposable paint brushes
20 gauge bronze wire
Packing Tape
Transparency material
StazOn Ink Pads in different colors
Various holiday stamps
Rhinestone chain
Jump Rings
Wire cutters
Bench block
Fire Brick
Hammer
Needle files
Tweezers
Round-nose pliers
Chain-nose pliers
Drill with bit
Heat gun
Torch
Bowl of water for quenching

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Technique:
1. Cut (3) pieces of 9” 20 gauge bronze wire and wrap in appx. 1” circle bezels.
2. Cut (3) pieces of 3” 20 gauge bronze wire and hammer them flat. Draw a ball on each end using a torch and quench in water.
3. Wire wrap the flat wire around the circle bezels where the ends meet to hold the circle shape.
4. Using a disposable paintbrush, paint a light coat of Iced Enamels™ Medium onto each bezel. Dip each into different colors of Iced Enamels™, tap off excess and melt using a craft heat gun.
5. Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions. Using a disposable paintbrush, paint a thin layer over the enameled bezels and let dry for 24 hours.
6. Affix each bezel onto pieces of packing tape and push firmly to get as good of a seal as you can. Cut a couple thin pieces of tape and press them onto the outer edge of the bezel to form a perpendicular wall to help prevent resin from oozing out.
7. Mix another batch of resin. Using stir stick, drip a small amount into the bottoms of the bezels and sprinkle shattered mica in each and let dry for 12 hours.
8. Using different holiday stamps and different color inkpads, stamp your designs onto transparency material then cut out to size of bezels.
9. Mix another batch of ICE Resin®. Using tweezers, dip stamped transparency into resin and place in bezels. Cut a piece of rhinestone chain and add as desired to each bezel to add some “bling”. Let dry for 24 hours.
10. When dry, peel bezels from packing tape and snip/file any resin that may have oozed out. (TIP: I found using lemon essential oil on a paper towel to remove the stickiness from the back of the bezels left by the packing tape works very well).
11. Drill a hole into the dried resin on each bezel and insert jump ring.
12. Cut (3) pieces of 20 gauge bronze wire and form into earring hoops and attach charm.

Use Relique Powders, Shattered Mica and ICE Resin to create Polly Hendrickson’s ‘The First Noel’ Lantern

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I love Christmas, and decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do! I saw this lantern that holds a candle and wanted to add ICE Resin® to it, using ICE Resin® Paper. I think it will look great as a small centerpiece or on a Mantel. I really enjoy using candles and the light that they project is amazing! I chose to use the paper with words on the top or lid of the lantern, and wanted some sparkle so I added some Silver tones for sparkle. It holds a small votive candle and some small berries for the inside, adding to the look of Christmas. I decided to use red for the bezel, and then added the words “The First Noel”, from the Christmas Carol.

Polly Hendrickson

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Materials
ICE Resin® and Disposable Paint Brushes
Pages from an old German book, plus words for inside the bezel
Iced Enamels™ Medium and a Heat Gun
Iced Enamels™ in Garnet Relique, Shattered Mica in Silver, and ICED Enamels™ Relique Glitz Powders- Silver
German Glass Glitter in Silver
Art Mechanique™ Mixed Metal Oval Hobnail Bezel, Antique Silver
Lantern Candle Holder with White Votive Candle
Red berries with leaves to surround the Candle
Rue Romantique™ Ribbon- RED

Directions
1) Mix the ICE Resin according to package directions. Tear the German book pages into small pieces.
2) Paint a light coating of ICE Resin on the top of the lantern, working on only one side at a time. Begin laying the torn book pages over the top, in no particular order, so that they overlap each other. As you do this, lightly paint more ICE Resin over the top of the paper. Continue this process until all 4 sides of the top of the lantern are covered.
3) Sprinkle all four sides with the Shattered Mica in Silver, and Iced Enamels Relique Glitz Powders- Silver and German Glass Glitter in Silver. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
4) Lightly paint the Iced Enamels Medium all over the Mixed Metal Oval Hobnail Bezel.
5) Sprinkle the Iced Enamels in Garnet Relique in the areas you want it. Using the Heat gun, carefully heat the bezel so that the Iced Enamels will adhere to the metal. Allow to cool.
6) Cover the Iced Enamels with a light coating of ICE Resin. Allow to dry 24 hours.
7) Add the words to the bezel, and follow with the ICE Resin. Fill until you have a nice dome, and allow to dry for 24 hours.
8) Feed the Rue Romantique Ribbon through both sides of the bezel jump rings, tie them together and place over the top handle of the lantern, so that it hangs down over the side.

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Handmade Holidays Day 3

 

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Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Christmas Tree Ornament
by Jennifer Cabic

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Tools and Materials:Garnet Relique Powder
ICE Resin®, mixing cups and stir sticks
Iced Enamels™ Relique in Ivory, Garnet, Glitz Silver & Glitz Gold
Iced Enamels™ Medium
Disposable paintbrushes
Iced Enamels™ Paper Sealer
Paper Maché Ornament
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection – Ho Ho Ho Paper
Craft Heat Gun
Scissors
Craft Glue
Westcott Hobby Knife

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Technique:
1. Trace around paper maché ornament on the paper with pencil and cut out for each side and along edges.

2. Using disposable paintbrush, apply paper sealer to all paper and let dry. Glue onto paper maché ornament

3. Using a disposable paintbrush, apply Iced Enamels Medium™ to the front of the brads and along edges of front and back of ornament. Sprinkle with Iced Enamels™ and tap off excess. Using a craft heat gun, melt the enamels. Let cool.

4. Using the tip of your X-acto knife, cut small slits in the front and back of the ornament to push the brads into. Insert brads.

5. Mix ICE Resin® according to manufacturer instructions and using a disposable paintbrush, apply a light coat of resin to your ornament and the brads. Let dry for 24 hours.

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Westcott

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

 

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs & websites below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Handmade Holidays Day 2

 

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Light Up the Season Lantern

by Baerbel Born, ICE Resin International Creative Team

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baerbel-born-ice-resin-hhh1Supplies and Tools:

ICE Resin custom made molds
Art Mechanique Heart Bezel
Graphic 45 Paper and Brads and Cardboard Christmas Stickers
ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink
Rowluxe Illusion Film – cut desired shape
Sizzix die 658058, Box Square
LED Light with Batteries

 

baerbel-1-hhh-ICE-ResinInstructions:

1.  Gather you custom made ICE Resin molds. Here is the link for how to make these foam molds; http://wp.me/p1MCno-38w

2.  Cut your Graphic 45 paper and Rowluxe Illusion film per kit instructions.

3.  Assemble light box and watch it shine!

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Baerbel-hhh-ICE-Resin-2Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Westcott 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Rowland Technologies 

Neat and Tangled 

ICE Resin   ‎

Therm O Web

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main 

The Buckle Boutique

Clearsnap – Vivian Keh

Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled

ICE Resin – Jen Cushman   ‎

Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps

Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser

Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking

The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch

Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull

Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland

Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton

Katie Smith – Punk Projects

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken

Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble

Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer 

Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter

Liz Hicks – Blogerisms

Andrew Roberts Graphic 45 

Cori Warner The Flying C

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo SPONSORS 300dpi

Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

Handmade Holidays Day 1

 

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Handmade Holidays Hop 2014 – Christmas Ornament

By The ICE Prince (John Creighton Petersen)

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I absolutely LOVE to create ornaments for the Holidays – especially since I only have 13 Christmas Trees in my house! The ornaments that I cherish the most are those which are handmade, by myself or friends. Every year my art group has a Holiday get together where we all swap handmade ornaments. And thinking that I might actually be a little bit proactive this year, I thought that I’d experiment with some of the great supplies from our partner companies participating in this year’s Handmade Holidays Hop. Traditionally my colors for the Holidays are blues and silver, but I thought that I’d switch it up with this project and go a little more traditional with red, green and gold.

Susan Leanrt Kazmer Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezel

Supplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin, Paper Sealer, Large Hobnail Circle Bezel, ICED Enamels Relique Garnet, ICED Enamels® Medium, Art Mechanique German Glass Glitter Chartreuse and Gold Glitz, brush, stir stick and measuring cup

Westcott: Titanium Bonded Craft Knife and Detail Scissors

Graphic 45: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection Happy Holly Day, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Roland Technologies Rowlux Films: Sea Glass Red, Moire Gold

Dies: Snowflake Pendant, Snowflake Bliss, Standard Circles Large 

Ribbon

Miscellaneous: dimensional adhesive

 

15542313317_8ca6f55efd_mDirections:

Die Cutting Prep Work:
• cut one large circle from Happy Holly Day paper
• cut one large snowflake with 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Moire Gold film
• cut one large snowflake with Snowflake Bliss from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one each of the two small snowflakes from 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one small circle from the Standard Circles large from Rowlux Moire Gold film

Creating the Bezel refer to image for steps
1. Mix ICE Resin® following instructions.
2. While the resin is setting up, fussy cut holly leaves (2) from the Happy Holly Day paper.
3. Paint ICED Enamels Medium onto one of the brads, then heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet – allow brad to cool completely.
4. Add a thin layer of ICE Resin into the bottom of the bezel, then place the die cut Moire Gold circle into the bottom.
5. Begin layering die cut pieces – larger red snowflake, larger holly, smaller holly, smaller snowflake, Garnet brad.
6. Fill the bezel with resin, adding german glass and glitter to add bling.
7. Allow to cure completely.

Creating Resin Paper
1. Edge the circle die cut Happy Holly Day piece with ICED Enamels Medium.
2. Heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet.
3. Using the side of the stir stick, spread an even coat of resin across the backside of the paper.
4. Turn paper over and repeat for the front side, adding glitter as desired.
5. Allow resin to set completely.

Assembling the Ornament:
1. Layer large Rowlux gold snowflake onto the resin paper, securing with dimensional adhesive in the middle.
2. Adhere Rowlux red snowflake onto the gold snowflake.
3. Embellish bezel bottom hoop with a small bow.
4. Secure ribbon to the top bezel for hanging your ornament.
5. Adhere completed bezel, centered, onto the base layer of the ornament.

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Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

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Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

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Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke 

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

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Our Ice Prince made Resin Leaves inspired by Susan Lenart Kazmer and you can too!

ICE-Resin-Leaves-John-Creighton-PetersenBack in the Summer, Susan Lenart Kazmer shared on Facebook a picture of some resin cast leaves that she had been working on and the idea absolutely intrigued me and this great project came to mind – the only problem was that it was the wrong season of the year! Fast forward to the first “real” week of Fall here in the Northwest with the wind and rain, and alas I remembered Susan’s project from this summer and headed outside to find the perfect leaves for a resin project! I searched high and low, but for some reason the delicate look and feel of the leaves from my Japanese Maple tree spoke to me.

After some experimenting I figured out what worked for me when wanting to set leaves with resin. If the leaf is freshly fallen, it will continue to change shape and color. I found that I needed to set my leaves immediately when they were “the perfect colors” or they would continue to change. Also make sure that the leaves are completely flat (or close) before beginning. I simply placed my leaves between a couple of paper towels and then rested a heavy book on top for a few hours to flatten them. Your leaves must be dry – hence the reason why I used paper towels when I flattened mine, this helped with the drying process.

As I mentioned, the completely dry leaves will continue to change shape and color even once resin is applied. I found that the leaves had a tendency to curl up with the first coat of resin, but once resin was applied to the back of the leaves they would flatten out a bit. Experiment with your leaves while the resin is setting – I love having the leaves slightly curl to give them a more natural, organic appearance.

John Creighton Petersen, Art New Wave blog

Supplies:

ICE Resin®: ICE Resin®, Shattered Fire Opal, Copper Glitz, brush

IMAGINE Crafts®: Craft Mat

Miscellaneous: copper wire, wire tools, leaves
Directions:

1. Flatten/dry leaves under a book or other heavy object.

2. Following instructions, mix ICE Resin® and apply a thin layer onto the front side of the leaf.

3. Add Shattered Fire Opal and Copper Glitz to the resin and allow to set.

4. Once cured, turn over the leaf and repeat on the backside.

5. Repeat this process until desired thickness of resin is achieved – I prefer at least 2 coats on each side of the leaf.

6. Create a loop with copper wire at the top of leaf’s stem and wrap wire around the stem, finishing with curls.

7. Add more fun wire accents to the stem of the leaf if desired.

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