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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 5

Hello! Today I’m so excited to share my very first shaker tags! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for quite a while and everything just came together in my head perfectly. I’m so happy with how they turned out!

The supplies I used today were all Avery Elle. I started by die cutting the Shaker Tags and then blended distress inks on the panels. Then I die cut the frames 4 times for each tag and glued them together. I die cut an additional frame from white cardstock and the base again from acetate for my window and glued those together.

I set the stacked tags aside to dry while I colored my images from Polar Playtime. I love these little guys so much! I planned out the placement and stamped my sentiments before adding all the shaker bits to the inside and sealing it all up.

I just love how these turned out! The coordinating colors are so much fun and I also love the non-traditional color palette that just kind of happened by accident. Sometimes things just work out.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 4

Welcome back everyone! today I’ve got a set of 4 fun double tags to share with you. They are easy to make with just about anything in your stash.

To make each of these I cut a white circle tag – mine happen to be from Close to My Heart but tons of companies make them. This is where the sentiment is stamped and your to/from goes on the back.

Then I cut more of the same size tag in blues and a couple more from white to add clouds, ice and water. I stamped, colored and die cut my images and began building them all.

The images were from a bunch of Lawn Fawn winter sets: winter sparrows, winter otter, winter penguin, and winter unicorn. I always have fun playing around with the mini sets they come out with!

After the scenes were adhered together, I took the scene and coordinating sentiment tag and looped twine through them. These were super easy to come together and absolutely adorable! Also, perfect to personalize that gift for someone special in your life.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 3

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 sets of the same tags. One take a little longer and the other is fabulous for mass production if you have lots to make. Let’s jump right in!

These tags are from the awesome Lawn Fawn sets – Slow Down and Enjoy and For You Deer. I was so excited when they came out that I’ve just made them over and over again. Sometimes they are tags, others are bookmarks. I also just hang the critters on things because they are so stinking fun to make!

Today, I did the same tags twice. The ones above are colored with copics which took a little bit of time. Not a ton but definitely more than the ones below.

These were cut from colored cardstock and then the accent colors were added with colored pencil. Both versions are super cute and really, the recipient could use them for bookmarks after they take them off of the gift too!

I never tire of the adorable Lawn Fawn critters. They’re just so much fun!

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 2

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m going a little retro and simpler for mass production. I pulled out my original Sizzix dies for this one and paper pieced everything together.

To start off I took a 2×3 inch piece of tagboard and punched it with my tag topper punch. Then I took a corner rounder to the bottom 2 corners. Next, I inked the edges with black soot distress ink and splattered gold and silver watercolor on them.

For the lights I added gold ends to the bulbs and then inlaid white for the highlight. I used glue dots to add a little twine as string to make them look connected.

The mittens were cut from some adorable Doodlebug paper and the cuffs from white glitter cardstock. Then I also used twine to make them look like those kids mittens that have a string connecting them so you don’t lose one.

Last I have a stocking that was cut from the same pad of Doodlebug paper and I added silver to the cuff, heel and toe. I thought they looked out of place hanging there so I added a loop to the top with twine for them to hang from.

I looped twine through the tops of all the tags and stamped to and from on the backs. These came together really quickly and are super easy to coordinate with your packaging if you wanted to.

Don’t forget there are prizes to be won. Comment each day on here, on my Instagram post for the day and then head to Caffeinated Craftiness and do the same for her. Four comments per day gives you a shot at any one of four prizes!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Rabbit Hole Designs – Bow Love

Hello again! I’m taking over The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with this fun, clean and simple Valentine card.

I was inspired by another crafter who did two versions of the same card a while ago – one was in full color and the other was simple and just the outline. This is something that I never do and was excited to try.

I heat embossed my bows in black and painted one that stood out to me with gold watercolor. I took the same watercolor and flicked it on a red panel. Then heat embossed love in black on the bottom right corner. I popped the red panel on a black card base and popped the bows up with foam squares.

The shine of the embossing and the shimmer of the metallic watercolor make this clean and simple card just a little bit more. It catches your eye and is just striking. I love this color combo!

The products I used today are:

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12 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1

Over the next 12 days, my friend Shanna over at Caffeinated Craftiness, and I are going to share different Christmas tag ideas with you. We’re hoping to inspire you to spice up your gift wrapping this year. Be sure to check out both blogs and leave comments for a chance to win at the end of our 12 days.

Shanna and I are giving away 2 prizes each. A gift certificate for $15 to Newton’s Nook, $15 to Trinity Stamps and we’ve both created loaded envelopes with handmade goodies from us! We will each choose an Instagram commenter and a blog commenter. That’s a chance at 1 of 4 prizes! Comment each day because you never know which day will be the lucky one.

First up today I’m using stamps and dies from Avery Elle. I love this company and can’t get enough of everything they release! Today we’re using Snow Tags, Polar Peek-a-boo Pals and Christmas Magic. But keep in mind that these ideas are meant to inspire you to dig in your stash and see what you have to use.

I made two sets of tags to show you different ideas with the same set of stamps.

This first set is to die for! I love them so much! I distress inked a giant panel, stamped and heat embossed the snow tag image and die cut them. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my polar peek-a-boo pals and glued them down. I also die cut a second set of the snow tags and heat embossed to and from on them, then glued the two together. To add a little pizzazz I used a rivet setter and riveted the holes before adding some striped baker’s twine from my stash. Here’s a look at the backs too.

Next I’m going to show you the exact same tags but with a simpler twist. This might help if you have tons to make and don’t have time for the ink blending and so much coloring.

With this set of tags I have two that are stamped in colored ink on white cardstock and three that are heat embossed on solid cardstock. They all have the same cute snowman from Christmas Magic on them and different sentiments from the Snow Tags set. Same idea, much easier to mass produce. And here’s a look at the back of these as well.

I hope you’ve enjoyed day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Tags adventure! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Poppystamps Dies meets Trinity Stamps Sentiments

Hello again! Today I’m sharing a set of three clean and simple (CAS) cards featuring a recent prize I won during the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop – a gift certificate for Poppystamps. I chose a handful of dies from their “whittle” collection. These really caught my eye and I was excited to play with them. I decided to pair them with a Trinity Stamps new sentiment set called Merry Christmas Senti-mini.

For each of these cards I die cut the elements from white cardstock and custom colored them with my copic markers. Then adhered some with liquid glue and others with foam squares.

I chose a sentiment and stamped it either directly to the card front or, like the one above, die cut and glued on.

And then for finishing touches on each I glued embellishments to the background to go with the scene I had created.

The embellishments I used were also from Trinity Stampssnowflake soup mix, cinnamon red hots jelly drop hearts and frosty snowflakes sprinkles.

These cards came together quickly and would be wonderful if you’re making a mass amount for the holidays. I love the earthy feel that they give, completely different from anything I typically gravitate toward.

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Newton’s Nook – Purr-fect Present

Thanks for stopping by today. I have had this idea in my head for a while and I was really happy to have a chance to make it a reality AND it came out just as I hoped!

Using the Gingham stencil, I inked black over red cardstock, added gold ribbon to make it look like a package and then glued it to a card front. Next, I die cut a circle from the card front and glued the circle to the inside card panel.

I stamped my Newton in a present from Purr-fect Present and die cut him out. Then popped him up on the circle with foam squares. Next I stamped the sentiment off to the left and couldn’t resist coloring in the holly at the bottom of it.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents, glossy accents to Newton’s ears and nose and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the package’s ribbon and bow.

This image is just adorable and I love how this sweet card turned out. It gives the recipient a little surprise when they open it up. So much fun!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer

Thanks for joining me today. I’m so honored to be guest designing for Trinity Stamps with this fun, interactive Have an Ice Day card.

Interactive cards are my favorite to create. I love giving them to people even more than making them! It’s so cool to see their response when a thing I made from paper moves and interacts. When I saw this polar bear, I just knew I had to make him skate on ice, at least once. 😉

So I set to work and stamped, colored and die cut him in order to plan out the rest of my card. I’m really partial to the cup of cocoa but I used that last time and decided to change it up with the package this time.

This is the card front when the pull tab is closed. (You can see it on the left side.) I wanted to make a darker starry and snowy sky so the polar bear wouldn’t get lost. I did this by blending salty ocean, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. Then spritzed it with water and then flicks of gold and pearl watercolor.

And here is it will the pull tab open. He’s just so cute! I played with it for a ridiculous amount of time after it all came together. He skates back and forth so perfectly!

I stamped my sentiment and cut it in a flag, then popped it up with foam squares. I added white gel pen accents throughout the images and then Wink of Stella glitter brush to all the red accents on the bear and package.

I also added glossy accents to the bear’s nose and skates and the star on the package. And the last thing I decided to do was add a few cream vanilla heart sprinkles to the background. I love adding lots of texture and dimension to cards.

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Newton’s Nook – Gift Wrapping

Welcome back everyone! Today is my final entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge with Newton’s Nook. It’s a sketch challenge this time and I’m having a blast with it! These are my absolute favorite type of challenge.

This is the format we are challenged to mimic. I kept things pretty much exact to the sketch this time but used some fun products while doing it.

To make this card I stamped one of the girls from Christmas Trimmings and die cut it, then set it aside. Next, I took a white panel and used champagne mist metallix gel over the Snowfall stencil. Once it was dry I die cut it from the largest of the Framework dies. I glued that panel to a green card base and moved on to the other pieces of the sketch. The green square is popped up with foam squares, the banner glued directly to that and then the pool colored square is popped up as well. Finally the stamped image is popped up with foam squares.

Finishing touches for this card were very simple – just white gel pen accents and then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the girl’s hair bow and shoes and the dots on the wrapping paper.

I love the non-traditional colors for this Christmas card. It made me realize that this image really could be used year round for fun birthday cards too!

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