Monday, November 16, 2015

Tags, Tags, More Tags!

Hello friends.  Still on a big Christmas tag making kick here, and have another multi media tag to share with you today.  Take a look:

I started with a Casual Fridays die and kraft cs for the tag, and then stamped using Penny Blacks Christmas Story background stamp with Early Espresso ink.  My tree was stamped and die cut with PTI's Holiday Folk set, but before I die cut the trees, I used Stampendous's Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel to give the snowy gold look to the trees.  I was so proud of myself for being able to use this stuff this year without making a mess (you heat this from beneath your cs, not above it like traditional embossing powder) and without burning my fingers.  I think the secret is letting your heat tool really heat up first, and also using a big sheet of cs where you've already stamped your image, but haven't cut it out yet.  I guess this is one of those live and learn moments! :0)  Next I used the die tag again to cut out only about the lower third of the tag in Cherry Cobbler cs, and then embossed it with a striped embossing folder.  I distressed the tag with Tea Dye ink before attaching the tree and Cherry Cobbler layer, and then added my Wet Paint Holiday Die Merry that I embossed a little with gold.  A few sequins and some ribbon and twine finished off these vintage tags.

And with the scraps from the tags, I was able to make a bunch of mini tags...take a look:

Just pop dotted a little mini pine sprig (from PTI's Holiday Folk set) and some red Stickles for these tiny little tags.  Another proud moment for not wasting my scraps!! :0)

I'm entering these tags into Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas, and also HLS November Christmas Challenge and HLS Mixed Media Challenge.

There's still time to play along with ALL of these challenges.  Loll has some absolutely STUNNING tags this year that she has made and then some gorgeous ones from her talented guest designers too.  Take the time to go and won't be sorry!  And Happy Little Stampers has some beauties in their galleries right now too!  If you like to make tags, you don't need to look much further than these 3 sites for inspiration!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


  1. Gorgeous tags, Marcia!! I love the background stamp you used and that fun, chunky glitter! I've not been able to find any here yet. May have to get some online. The tiny tags are so adorable too! Good for you for using your scraps!!

  2. Wow, Marcia you are certainly doing a great job on all the tags you have been creating. For some reason, I am stumped when it comes to making tags this year. Beautiful, my friend.

  3. AMAZING Marcia!! Your tags are gorgeous!! Love the kraft and red colours together. And love your tree with the frantage ... so beautiful and snowy looking. And your mini tags are adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing at my tag event.

  4. Wow - there is such a lot of interest on these gorgeous tags Marcia. I love that embossing effect!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  5. Love the big tag and the mini tag - great snow on the tree on the big tag! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. I love this tag.. that bottom half really looks like wood has been painted red.. gorgeous.. and I am proud of you too for using all your scraps.. don't you just love that.. it's kinda like you have nothing to eat but if you clean the refrigerator you can make a whole meal!. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge LesLee xx

  7. Gorgeous tags .... love the red with the kraft card it looks so festive. Those tiny tags are just adorable too! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

  8. Cute tags! Love the neutral backgrounds. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! :)


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