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!