Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I spent this Saturday working on Christmas tags.   I had hoped to get to share this experience with lots of friends and family, but it didn't work out that way.  Instead, my son and I got to spend the day crafting together.  It must have had a positive impact on him because this afternoon he was asking specific questions about where to find which products so he could make another tag.  He even remember the importance of cleaning the stamps before putting them away and found the stamp cleaner and stampin' scrub all on his own.

Here are photos of the tags I made as well of a list of products needed to create them for yourself:
Tags using Christmas Tree punch

For these tags, I punched Christmas trees out of This Christmas DSP (#141628) with a retired Christmas tree punch.  I then attached them to tags made of Whisper White (#100730) or Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (#119685).  Then Sentiments were added from either Stitched with Cheer stamp set (#142182) or Tin of Tags stamp set (#142180) either directly on the tag or on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650) and cut it out with a 1" Circle Punch (#119868).  The then finished up with accents from Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678) and Presents and Pinecones Designer Washi Tape (#141988) and then finished them off with a ribbons at the top.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamps Tags

For these tags, images from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set (#142403) on Whisper White cardstock (#100730) and then punched them out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (#140396).  The Gingerbread Girl and Bear were stamped with Soft Suede Ink (#126978) and the Reindeer and Santa were colored in with markers or Aqua Painters (#103954).  The bows were stamped with Real Red Ink (#126949). The reindeer tag was made with retired DSP attached to a Whisper White Cardstock tag with a strip of Garden Green Cardstock (#102584)  and the other tags were made with wither Whisper White cardstock, Real Red Cardstock (#102482) or Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686) with strips of Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired).  I then adhered the Cookie Cutter Christmas characters with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), sentiments were stamped from Cookie Cutter Christmas or Tin of Tags stamp set and the tags were finished off with ribbons.

Fa La La La Llama Tag

This tag was created from Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and then stamped with Fa-La-La-La Friends Stamp Set (#1421267)  in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink (#132708) .  I then colored in the lights with Stampin' Up markers and added a Wisteria Wonder ribbon (#134572) to finish it off.

Christmas Gift Tags

These tags were made using Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and stamped with retired Christmas Gift Tags set in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink (#132708).  One card with first watercolored with Garden Green ink (#126973) with Aqua Painters (#103954).  The Snowmen were then colored in with Stampin' Up markers and the tags were finished off with Wild Wasabi ribbons (#134570)
Tags with added Bling
It's always fun to add some bling to paper projects.  Here are some tags made with added bling.  I used a Crumb cake cardstock (#120953)  to make the first tag and stamped snowflakes from Star of Light (#142110) and Tin of Tags (#142180) stamp sets in Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731).  The second tag was made with Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and use the Star of Light and  Banner Blessings stamp sets in Elegant Eggplant (#126969) and Perfect Plum (#126963) stamp pads.  I then finished them off with Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678), Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), and ribbons.

Tin of Tags Christmas Tags

To make these tags I use Aqua Painters (#103954) and Perfect Plum (#126963) and Tempting Turquoise (#126592) inks to make backgrounds on Whisper White cardstock (#100730)  and then stamped the Tin of Tags stamp set (#142180) in Elegant Eggplant (#126969) and Pacific Point (#126951) inks.  I then added embellishments from Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678) and Rhinestone Basic Jewel (#119247) and finished them off with ribbon or baker's twine.

On all the tags if you can't see To: From: on the front, it is stamped on the back so you can personalize the tag.  I hope you all have a great time making your own gift tags.

Tin of Tags kit and stamp sets are on the Year End Close Out sale.  Check them out if you want all your gift tag needs in one place or use my ideas or come up with your own.  And, I would love if you would send me pics of what you create.
Tin of Tags Stamp Set
Tin of Tags Kit

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