Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Tags--#tgifc188

The TGIF Challenge this week is "anything but a card".  Since I am getting ready to wrap gifts, I decided to make some tags for this challenge.  There are several "made specifically for tags" type stamp sets in both the Annual and Holiday Catalogs.  I do not own a single one of them.  I do have several Christmas stamp sets, so I pulled out all of those, my card stock and holiday paper scraps, holiday washi tape, twine and a couple of punches to just have fun creating.  

Here are the six I created this morning:


An aside:  My photos are not the best today--I the tags this morning and then watched the state funeral for President George H. W. Bush.  I keep forgetting that this close to Christmas my light changes and it is hard to get good photos later in the day. 

As you can see from the photos, none of the tags are too complicated or over the top.  They were fun, easy and quick to make--always good this time of year.


I love the Joy to the World image in the Hearts Come Home stamp set, so I used it for my first tags.  I found a "just the right size" piece of Whisper White thick card stock, and simply used a piece of the Suite Season Washi tape across the bottom of the piece.  The pattern was Silver and Cherry Cobbler, so I stamped and embossed the greeting in silver, added a tab created with the Circle Tab punch and Cherry Cobbler card stock and used two pieces of twine for the tag ties:  Cherry Cobbler and Silver.  for the second one I placed the washi tape and a 1/4" wide piece of Silver glimmer paper across the top of the Blueberry Bushel tag, added the silver embossed greeting and snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set stamped using Frost White shimmer paint. 

For these, I pulled out scraps from the Festive Farmhouse designer series paper pack and die cut the scraps and a Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler scalloped circles using the Layering Circles Framelits.  The one with Roxie (this image from Bella & Friends looks so much like my pup) is for Roxie's groomer and boarder who treats her like the princess she is. I added the gold embossed greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set and a little gold metallic thread behind Roxie.  Roxie was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with the Basic Black Light Stampin' Blends marker.  Since Ms. Patsy has also been taking care of my grandpup Jake for the last few months, I am going to make a similar tag using the new Happy Tails stamp set (it has a dog image that looks a lot like Jake, a lab/blue tick hound mix--I am not very patiently waiting for my Occasions Catalog preorder to arrive).  Ms Patsy will have two tags that can be used as ornaments tied to her gift from Roxie and Jake.

For the second circle tag, I used images from the Wishing You Well stamp set.    I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the wreath leaves and also to the ornament tab top.  To tie in the glimmer, I added some silver baker's twine.


These last two tags are the same design, just different colors.  I wanted to use both the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Suite Season Washi tape patterns.  I used the Cherry Cobbler tape on a Mossy Meadow tag and the Garden Green on  a Crumb Cake tag.  The tags were created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I stamped each of the tags with the little flower image from the Dashing Deer stamp set in VersaMark.  Both deer images were stamped, one in Crumb Cake and one in Soft Suede and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added Cherry Cobbler twine to the one tag and Garden Green to the other.

There is a great variety of projects over on the TGIF Challenges Blog this week.  Check them out here.


Hope I have inspired you to get out your Christmas stamp sets and make some fun tags.  I'll be making more this weekend!   




Awesome tags! I particularly love the Joy to the World one. Great use of washi tape and great color combos. So glad you could join us again for TGIFC.

Posted by Tami Hewlett on December 06, 2018 at 02:31 AM #

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