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Join our Combined Blog Hop!

Make a Valentines Day Gift Bag label with The Totem Swans and the Lace-Up Broken Heart.

Blog Hop with EyeConnect crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps.

Hello Crafters! We’re excited to welcome you to the very first joint blog hop with EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps!
Erin Sparler of EyeConnect Crafts (USA) and Bibi Lindahl of Rubber Dance Stamps (Norway) met online in the fall of 2015. They quickly hit it off and discovered that they have a LOT in common, or as Erin so eloquently put it: “There is no word for old friends who have just met!”
The Design Teams have been generously supplied with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and rubber stamps from Rubber Dance Stamps. We are thrilled to show you the results of their creativity with this joint Blog Hop!
What’s in it for you?
Glad you asked!
  • One lucky winner will receive a US$25 Gift Certificate from EyeConnect Crafts AND a US$25 Gift Certificate from Rubber Dance Stamps to spend on their websites!
  • Another lucky winner will receive a surprise gift from both Erin and Bibi, with $25 worth of products from each of their two companies (a total US$50 value)!
What do you have to do?
Not much!
1) Visit all the blog posts in the hop and leave a comment.
2) Become a follower of the EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps blogs.
That’s it! And who knows… maybe YOU will tie new bonds of friendships across the globe too! 🙂
You have until midnight EST (Eastern Standard Time) on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14. That’s 6am on Monday, Feb. 15 for those of you in  Amsterdam, Berlin, or Oslo, and 5am on Monday, Feb. 15 if you live in the UK. You can find a time converter here.
Winners will be announced 18th February.
Enjoy the hop and good luck!

Here is what I made with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and stamps from Rubber Dance:

Valentines Day Gift Bag Craft Project with The Totem Swans and the Lace-Up Broken Heart.
Valentines Day Gift Bag Craft Project with The Totem Swans and the Lace-Up Broken Heart.

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I used Rubber Dance’s “Pine, Fir, Yew” stamps to create the feather texture on the swans, the “Weeds Love” in white and green as a background on the craft gift bag, and Bibi’s Mailed with Love stamps on the Lace-Up Broken Heart in Large.

Two White Swans used on a Valentines Day Gift bag craft project made from EyeConnect Crafts Totem Poppets Swans.
Detail of the Two White Swans used on a Valentines Day Gift bag craft project made from EyeConnect Crafts Totem Poppets Swans.

Craft Project Idea: Gift bags are a quick and easy craft for Valentines Day. AND you can reuse them by just changing the tissue paper or tag!

For Example: Switch out the green tissue paper for white and you have an easy wedding gift bag. Or replace the red Lace-Up Heart Tag out with one of our Lace-Up Tags and you have a gift bag perfect for a summer bbq.

Craft Supplies List:

Visit the Rest of the Blog Hop Participants Here:

1. Erin, owner of EyeConnect Crafts

2. Susan

3. Lilian

4. Anita

5. Irit

5. Steph

6. Majo

7. Kim

8. Kristiina

9. Gail

10. Susanne

11. Bibi, owner of Rubber Dance Stamps

You may have noticed that the blog hop projects all use the colours from this months Rubber Dance Challenge, Kraft, White and Red. Play along for another chance to win Rubber Dance Stamps, this is the post you need to read (link opens in a new tab).
Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you will leave a comment and follow us!
Keep it crafty!

21 thoughts on “Join our Combined Blog Hop!

  1. YAY! So exciting to partner up and blog hop together!
    I love your gift bag, Erin! The way you have used my fir twig stamp to add “feathers” to your swans is so clever! I would never have thought of that myself. So fun sharing ideas with one another!

    Have fun hopping, everyone! So many beautiful, cool and fun projects by our teamies.

    1. Me too! Your stamps works great, and they didn’t need cling stamp or anything. Just ink and stamp! They worked great!

  2. Your gift bag is fantastic! I love how youve attached the heart and the swans are adorable!

    1. Thanks! Double sided foam tape is my go to!

  3. Love the natural feel and rustic look of both creations. I can see the geese as embellishments for kids’ bedroom décor. Very creative!

    1. Great idea! Never thought of using them in a kids room as geese. We have gray and black geese in our area.

  4. So excited to be invited to this Blog Hop. Love the bag. I make these for gifts ( and try to sell them, too) and I like the simple look of this bag. Many occasions to use it.

    1. Cool! You sell the bags of like whole kits with stuff in the bag? Our movable Totem Poppets make the bags fun to play with too. Kids like them and you can always take the design off to ah with it! 🙂

  5. Really love your bag and amazing texture on the swans, so clever! Thanks so much for sharing an awesome meeting that led to this fab Hop!

    1. My pleasure! Glad u liked!

  6. Fabulous bag, loving the beautiful birdies and a big bright red heart, perfect for Valentines… Can’t find the follower button though – the Google+ gives me a error message 🙁

    1. Did you find it? You could also just register for the newsletter. That would work too!

  7. Erin , how cool is this giftbag?! I absolutely love the mended heart- Fab!!
    Thanks so much for the hop and the chance to win your giveaway! I am all signed up for the newsletter!

    1. Rock on! Yeah, our Lace-Up Broken Hearts are some of our most popular designs and come 2 to a pack for the large and 3 for the small!

  8. Hi Erin
    It´s a lovely Valentine gift bag you have made. Great idea to use the Fir stamp on the swans to give them the feather texture. Your chipboards are awesome.
    Hugs, Susan

    1. Thanks Susan! So glad you liked. Bibis stamps are great for so many things!

  9. Love the bag! The heart is wonderful!

  10. Awesome and the bag is so cute!

  11. This is so nice, what a design . Keep it going .

  12. Love this gift bag!

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