Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's my favorite time of the month...the 25th!  So sit back and get comfy because I got a little carried away with the red and green Christmas inspiration photo that Papertrey Ink provided for this challenge.  I went with tags instead of a card this month, as I sell and use a lot of them at Christmastime.

The Christmas ornaments in the photo made me think of the Bokeh technique, so that's where I started.  Take a look:




I covered a piece of white cs with Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Ink, and then stamped with Polka Dot Basics and Fresh Snow ink.  Then I embossed with black different sentiments from Season's Greetings.  Some seam binding ribbon and twine finished off these quick and fun tags. (Tag Sale #5)

Next up I played with my Brusho's and the Enclosed: Bell die and stamp set:



I used Crimson Brusho's on watercolor cardstock and then cut out the solid bell shapes, and then used Scarlet Jewel cardstock to cut out the top die cut.  I also ran the edges of this piece against my Versamark pad and lightly embossed in gold.  I used the Enclosed: Bell stamp and dies for the holly leaves and sentiments. 

And of course I HAD to try out the new Spruce & Sprigs stamp and die set...absolutely LOVE how these tags came out!!




I cut my tags from the Tag Sale #3 die and Pure Poppy cardstock, and then stamped different sentiments from the new O Holy Night stamp set in black ink towards the bottom of the tags.  Then the fun began with stamping and die cutting all the different Spruce & Sprigs images in the different shades of green and red and arranging them on the top of each tag.  I think these turned out so elegant and can't wait to place them on some of my gifts this year! :0)

And last but not least, I had a great time making some tags from the new Warmest Wishes stamp set.  I kept them very simple and just love how they came out.



Isn't that bear with his sweater just the cutest?!!  I used the Tag Sale #3 die again for my tags, and then embossed the tree image in white, and then painted with my Aqua Painter and New Leaf ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Pure Poppy.  Next I stamped the bear and his sweater and then fussy cut him out (I was too cheap to buy the dies!) and pop dotted him to the tag.  A tiny button and bakers twine finished off this set of cute, cute tags! :0)

Blog hop inspiration

Thanks for sticking with me through this loooong post!  You can check out all the rest of the inspiration right HERE.  Have fun blog hoppin!! :0)

47 comments:

  1. What a great assortment of tags. The bells are my favourite.

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  2. Gorgeous tags Marcia! Love ALL of them!

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  3. Wow! You've been busy...Lovin' all of your wonderful tags!

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  4. Marcia, you've been busy!! Oh my goodness, what a wonderful array of tags! They're all fabulous!! I'm so jealous that you've gotten your PTI order already. I'm still waiting......

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  5. Absolutely wonderful tags all, Marcia! Love them all.

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  6. So case-ing everyone! They are fabulous!!! Favorite? Nope! all are wonderful!!!

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  7. Marcia these are beautiful tags. Love the colors and designs on each and everyone. Perfect stamping...

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  8. Oh my gosh you are the tag Queen( what ever that is) :) All of these are gorgeous Marcia! Ditto to what Nancy said! Well done Marcia!

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  9. Oh wow, Marcia! These are great tags. :) I especially like the ones in Pure Poppy cs.

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  10. Really beautiful tags, Marcia. You've inspired me to try the bokah effect. Thanks!


    Lisa

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  11. OMGoodness! You have been having lots of fun! I love all your tags. They are all gorgeous! Superb job! I love the sentiments from O Holy Night. Love, love, love!!!

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  12. Perfect combination of tags! Love how they all coordinate too! :)

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  13. WOW, Marcia, you've been one busy tag-maker! Glad I don't have to pick a favorite because they are all beautiful.

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  14. Marcia, you have outdone yourself. These tags are so beautiful. I really love the bokeh ones but all are great.

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  15. Loving alll four of your tag sets so much, Marcia! Please send some over to my house as I'm behind on everything this year. Bokeh, gorgeous! But my most favourite of all has to be the bells with the Brusho - too too fabulous!

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  16. Wow, Marcia. Looks like you are all set for Christmas gift giving with this beautiful assortment of tags. Good for you! I have 2 cards completed so far :-o

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  17. You win the prize! each group is fantastic but I especially like your Warmest Wishes set. That goes on my wish list.

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  18. Oh my, oh my! Look at all these gorgeous tags!! You have been busy! Love them all! You must be all set for Christmas tags, now.

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  19. Wow! You were busy, Marcia, and everything is so fabulous! I especially love the bells! So very pretty!

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  20. You did get a bit carried away, Marcia. But the result is a fabulous bunch of tags ready for Christmas gift giving. Love the sprigs ones and those bears are adorable.

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  21. You are definitely set for Christmas!!! These are all so wonderful. And you've made me realize I *need* Tag Sale #3! (your Spruce & Sprigs tags are so, so pretty!)

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  22. oh my goodness!! your tags are absolutely AWESOME!!

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  23. Wow look at all those lovely tags! I just started seeing the Bokeh look pop up here and there - looks neat!

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  24. Good Grief Christmas, Marcia, you are the Queen of the Hop today! If I were Nicole, I'd be begging you to be on the DT for PTI. What a brilliant sales pitch you've created with these impeccable and divine creations! I want to buy ALL the products you used and CASE these!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. What beautiful creations! I love it all!

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  26. What beautiful creations! I love it all!

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  27. OH MY, Marcia, you rocked this challenge!
    WOW, all your tags are simply beautiful.
    The red ones sure caught my eye...love "O Holy Night" sentiments.
    Beautifully done!

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  28. Wow!! These are all amazing!

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  29. So many awesome tags! Looks like your all set for this Christmas!

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  30. You were a busy bee! All of your tags are fantastic!

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  31. Wow Marcia! What a fantastic collection of tags! Lovin' all the inky backgrounds and die cut details! Each and every one is so fun and festive!

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  32. OMG you have been busy. Each tag is better than the next! I think you maybe all set for the holidays!

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  33. Wow love this collection of tags! The Bokeh technique on the first one is really amazing!

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  34. I am curious how you stamped the bear in black with the red sweater. Did you mask it? All of the tags are creatively done.

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  35. WOW, I just kept scrolling and scrolling and being more and more amazed at each tag set you made, The Bokeh is my most favorite tag set, though.

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  36. Wow, were you ever inspired. I love all your tags, and I am sure that you will cause a stampede when you try to sell them. Your bokeh is amazing. I may just have to try that technique again and see if I can get it to work.

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  37. Wowzer, Marcia! You were really on a roll & I love them all! Wonderfully designed tags!

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  38. Marcia what an INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL line up of tags! These are all FABULOUS!!!! I will be casing these for sure!!!! Love them all!!!! Awesome post!!!

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  39. Incredible sets of tags! The bokeh are fabulous.

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  40. You had some amazing tags here Marcia, I especially love those with bokeh!

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  41. Be still my heart! I. LOVE. YOUR. TAGS.

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  42. Holy! You were busy! I think the bell is my favourite. So good to visit you Marcia, it's been too long!

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  43. these are all incredibly beautiful! Wow!

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  44. These are fabulous...every single one of them!

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  45. You completely knocked it out of the park!! Your tags are beautiful and I would love to be the recipient of one of your works of art!! Great job!

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