Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DCWV & Hampton Art Bloghop Day 1

Hello and welcome to day one of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop! 



    DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

     Day #1 of our hop is all about vintage! Whether you are talking lace and pearls and soft weathered colors or distressed, grungy, and aged, if you love all things vintage we have some beautiful projects to show you today!


Here's the list of blogs you'll be visiting today, in case you get lost:

Karla  Der ( http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/ )  <-----------You are here


    If you have come here from Beverly Sizemore then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog and start the hop from there! 


     For my project I used the Heirloom Christmas stack by DCWV as well as Christmas stamps and inks by Hampton Art. I've included the pictures of the products at the bottom for your convenience. 


     The pictures in this LO are *almost* 10 years old...which makes me feel pretty old. But I thought they would be fitting for a vintage type LO. The journaling is about how that little tree, penguin and snowflake have become Christmas traditions since our first Christmas as a married couple. 

      To make the LO, I distressed pretty much everything! I bent the edges of the papers with my fingers, then I sanded them and added gold from the basics ink pads. The ribbon is crochet trim that is also distressed with gold ink. The heart is a wood veneer piece distressed with Triumphant Red ink. 

     I incorporated the stamps in my LO as accent pieces here and there (can you spot them?). 

     I also made a border out of the Peppermint candy stamps, then cut it apart and used it in a few places on my LO as a repeating element. 



  

    This is a quick way to make a gift bag pretty and harder to peek into! It's a 12x12 paper with a slit in the middle as wide as the gift bag handles. I slid it over the top and there, a pretty cover. Just secure the bottom of the paper to the bag with a couple glue dots. 
    Then I made this tag to go with it. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. If you're impatient like me, and you don't wait for the ink to dry completely, it will smudge and give you an even more vintage look. Like your tag has been around a while ;) Use some pretty trim and seam binding and you're done! 
     I think that ballerina image is just beautiful! It can be versatile too. I see myself using it for LOs and cards throughout the year.

     DCWV and Hampton Art are giving away awesome prizes during the blog hop. Leave me a comment, the more blog posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win ;) Plus I would LOVE to know you were here and be able to visit you back. 

3 winners will receive a holiday paper goodie box from DCWV! 



Now go on to Gloria Stengel ( http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/ ) to continue the hop :)


Products used: 
Triumphant Red


Basics
Nutcracker sweets 2 

57 comments:

  1. I love your layout and your gift bags! The tags are so pretty!

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  2. I really like the paper you chose for your layout. I am just learning how to layer, so the cluster layering at the top left of the page is very inspiring and beautiful. Love how using your own handwriting adds such a vintage touch. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. :)

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  3. Beautiful lay out! And I just adore your tags!

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  4. Love your layout and gift tag. And the idea for the bag is great!

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  5. I love the tag! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  6. Two really beautiful projects! The lace and seam binding you used on the tag just puts it over the top. Great touches!

    Lu

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  7. Great layout! (And adorable penguin) I love how you used the stamps on your background. Great idea for making a no-peek gift bag!

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  8. Oh, I love your projects! The layout is so pretty and I love that you have a big section where you told your story! The gift bag is awesome! You rock! Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

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  9. Love that LO - I'm dying to use that gorgeous red background paper. Nice hopping with you, Karla! - Vivian

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  10. Great layout and love the tags you made for the gift bag

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  11. Great projects. I really like that layout and those tags.

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  12. Pretty layout ! Great idea with the gift bag !

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  13. Jolie page et belle déco de sac! Bises. Nadine

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  14. Wow, your layout looks amazing. I love the tags too, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Your layout is making me sentimental about my now grown children and their first Christmas. What lovely paper to make a layout. Your bags look easy to make and economical.

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  16. Wonderful layout and your techniques used are great inthis layout. Love it. Thanks for the tips to make the cut bags too. Great job

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  17. Beautiful layout - I really like how you used an older picture and gave the layout a vintage feel.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Very nice layout and bag tags. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  19. Great projects, I really like those tags - so sweet!

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  20. What a pretty tag on the bag. And, I love how you've embellished the bag, too!

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  21. I really like the tags you made for the bags..I am pinning this! so so cute..and why why why..do I never think to use my christmas stamps on my Christmas layout..thank you for inspiring me to do so this year!

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  22. Wonderful layout and gift bag!

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  23. I agree with you that the Ballerina stamp is very versatile. Especially if there are any little girls who dance in your family. Very cute layout and gift bag. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  24. What a beautiful memory, and the page to go with it!!! Great bags to, but I really love the page!

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  25. I love the layout! It is so cute, it looks really great with your pictures. The gift bag is super cute too!!! Also thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Neat idea for the gift bag...I might have to try that!

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  27. Wonderful projects! love the layout with cute photos and adorable gift bags.

    Luanne

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  28. Love the idea for the gift bag. Very pretty

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  29. great tags and gift bags,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Sweet layout Karla! I love the distressing :) And what a great idea for a simple gift bag - I am definitely going to try that trick! I love what you said about smudging your ink making things look more vintage!!

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  31. I'm a scrapbooker at heart so I love that you did a layout. It's lovely and the little penguin is so sweet!

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  32. Great projects! I really love the layout and the tag for the bag is so pretty!

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  33. Never would have thought to decorate paper gift bags...very nice!

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  34. Fun layout and super cute gift bags - thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  35. I love the gift bag, nice idea. the layout is lovely to.

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  36. Great idea to dress up a plain gift bag !

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  37. What a clever idea. I love how you did this. Wonderful job. It's so pretty.

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  38. Love the layout and your gift bag/tags! Great ideas! ~ Doris

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  39. Great papers, love what you have created here!

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  40. Very pretty layout! and gift bags are beautiful!
    nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

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  41. Your projects are beautiful! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  42. Great projects and good on you for making a layout! Love it!

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  43. TFS the use of the paper on the LO and the bag is different. I Maybe able to do something with that.

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  44. Love the gift bag idea. A great way to dress it up and keep out little "elves". And, even more chance to coordinate it with the tag. Will be pinning that idea for later.

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  45. Oh Karla, this is such a clever idea...I love the lo and the bags will be made as soon as I get a chance. Thank you for the inspiration ")

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  46. I would sure love to get one of your bags-great use of the stamped images.

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  47. Gorgeous projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. What sweet pics and the LO is great.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  49. fun layout, great gift bag and tag. always like a little handmade tag for a gift bag. thanks for sharing.

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  50. Fabulous layout and very unique gift bag idea! The distressing you added to the layout turned out perfect.

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  51. Love your projects! So very pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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