Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink October 2014 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  Couldn't resist the blog hop this month as it's all about getting ready for the holidays with absolutely beautiful color combinations!  I knew right away that I wanted to use the first set of colors (Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, & Winter Wisteria) and my new "Songbird" stamp set.  After that the process became a bit trickier and I'll admit I really struggled!  It was the Blueberry Sky color that I struggled with, and even though I was trying to make Christmas tags, they kept coming out like birthday tags...grrrrrr!  It finally hit me after many attempts to just simplify it, and now I really like what I came up with!  Take a look:




I ended up using the little snowflake from the "Phrase Play #9" and that made all the difference (to me at least!) in making it look more like Christmas.  And of course not putting all 5 colors on each tag.  By keeping the colors separate (I did combine Hawaiian Shores & Aqua Mist) they don't look SO busy, and yet they are definitely part of a set by making them with all the same elements. I think these are going to look perfect on just plain white gift bags!  Not traditional, but definitely merry! :0)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun hopping around to see all the great ideas...love, LOVE holiday blog hops!! :0)

12 comments:

  1. Love this, your tags are beautiful!!

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  2. Oh, these are lovely! I just got this set on Thursday, but I haven't inked it up yet.... I must do so ASAP!

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  3. Oh Marcia, these are lovely! Going right into my craft room to ink this set up!

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  4. Definitely one gorgeous set of tags- I must make some of these!

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  5. Such a wonderful set of tags. I've got that set on my wish list--pinning one more thing to CASE when I finally get it.

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  6. Absolutely super tags! I am on the fence about the Songbirds set, but you are definitely tipping me towards buying it!!

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  7. Oh my! Your tags are beautiful!

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  8. I was thinking as soon as I saw the Songbirds set, they would make beautiful tags ~ you sure proved me right, Marcia! These are awesome!

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