Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Good morning friends.  Today I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop challenge, and I have to tell you I got a little carried away, so you might want to grab a cup of coffee (or a mug of hot chocolate!) before you get started here! :0)  The challenge was to make a set of 5 gift tags for Christmas, and I'm afraid I had a little trouble stopping at just one set!  I mean it's Christmas and who doesn't need LOTS of tags, right?!   So anyways, I photographed 3 of my favorite sets for you to see today, and I'll show some of the other ones at a later date.  Let's start with a photo of all 3 sets first:


I'm going to start with my favorite set, and that's the deer tags.  Here's a close up view:



You can click on this photo to make it even larger to see more of the details.  For all 3 of my tag sets, I started with PTI's new "Tag #8" die...LOVE this die! :0)  The deer are cut from PTI's "In the Meadow" die set, and I used Early Espresso and dotted swiss Caramel cardstock for them.  I stamped the pine tree's in Old Olive with an older small pine tree stamp (PSX Co.) first, and then sponged a bit of blue sky (Bashful Blue) behind the tree's and added a bit of glitter to the bottom for the snow.  After adhering the deer, I sprinkled just a touch more glitter on top of the scene, and then cut a piece of clear acetate with the tag die and glued all 3 layers together to make it like a shaker card.  I finished these tags with just a simple red plaid ribbon and absolutely love how they turned out.  A bit time consuming, but well worth the time and effort. :0)

My next 2 sets are much more simple and very easy to mass produce.  Here's a close up of the "Joy" tag:


I started with just the main tag die and a speckled cream cardstock for these tags and then used the new "Wonderful Words: Joy" die and stamp set.  After cutting out the word Joy, I stamped it using Real Red ink and adhered to the tag.  Next I stamped "to the world" below the "Joy" in black (also from PTI's "Wonderful Words: Joy" stamp set).  I finished by adding the smallest holly leaf from PTI's "Holly Jolly" die and then adding 3 small pearls (that I colored with 3 different colored Copics).  A simple red grosgrain ribbon and jute finished the tag.  Very simple, but boy do I love the way it "pops"! :0)

My last tag set uses PTI's "Fancy Flakes" die and "Wonderful Words: Snow" stamp set:


Another very simple tag if you need to mass produce, but also very pretty and eye catching!  I started with the same Tag #8 die and the speckled cream cardstock, and then cut out the smallest of the 3 "Fancy Flakes" dies with a speckled navy cardstock.  I had some leftover center stars from the holographic paper I used on a previous card that I added to the center of these snowflakes for a little sparkle, and then added the sentiment from PTI's "Wonderful Words: Snow" stamp set in Night of Navy ink.  At the very bottom of my ribbon stash, I found some white ribbon with "Let it Snow" printed in red that worked perfect to add to the top of my tag! :0)  (amazing what you can find when you really start digging!!)

Well I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my Christmas tags (and my lengthy post!), and don't forget to check out all the other entries here .  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

  1. Great tags! Especially the first one - simply gorgeous. The background is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love these. The scene you put in the first one is so sweet! So much lovely detail in the trees.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I sure did enjoy myself! The deer tags are a work of art, Marcia! My very fave, however, is that bright CAS "Joy" tag! I'm so pinning that!! TFS! Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are all great! Love the CAS Joy tag also.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love all your tags but wow - the deer scene tags are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I thought I could get by without the new tag die, but I so love the scene you created on the deer tags! I am smitten with the "joy" die cut right now & love the placement of your holly!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm a bit partial to the deer tags too! Such a sweet scene. But your cas tags are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely tags!! A great assortment, but my favourite are the deer tags!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Aww...all of them are so lovely!! My fave is the deer tags :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful tags! Like pretty everyone else the deer tag is my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my these are gorgeous! I am so in love with the deer tags, wow those are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful work, but I agree--the deer tags are my favorite--love them!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the frame work on your deer tags! Excellent job~

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE your Tags! Each of these are like little works of art - the scene with the deer is just perfect. I purchased that tag sale die too but have not put it to work yet. May have to use your idea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very cute tags! I especially love the patterned paper "Joy" tag!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lovely tags. Love the deer ones- Irma

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love, love, love the deer tags!!! They are absolutely beautiful!! Your joy and snowflake tags are way cute!! You totally rocked the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh Marcia, your gift tags are all so pretty. The deer scene is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  19. These are all so wonderful. I think that deer is my favorite, too. By the way, my mom's name is Marcia, and she spells it the same as you. I hardly ever see that name--do you?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Joyce, I still hear the name Marcia once in awhile, but never in anyone young! It's always someone 50 or older, and then most of them spell it "Marsha", which I always tell them is the wrong way! :0) Thanks for your kind comment about my tags...I've got so many great ideas floating around in my head now after the blog hop! It was a super fun hop to go looking through! :0)

      Delete

Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments really do make my day!