I really love shaped tags and the cute owl on the wreath from the Howlidays stamp/die set was fantastic for this. I stamped it on heavy weight white cardstock, coloured with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.
I cut another piece and made a fold line a quarter inch from the top. I adhered it to the back of the coloured piece and used my Crop-a-dile to punch a whole and added a golden eyelet.
The sentiment I heat embossed on black cardstock and cut around it with my scissors. After adhering it to the wreath, I used Gold Glitter drops from Nuvo and glossy accents to embellish it. I finished it with chunky red twine from Tonic.
I hope you enjoyed these little ones and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. For details on the 25 days of Christmas tags event please visit Tracey’s blog!
I stamped and coloured the critter with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die.
For the tag itself I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I cut the base from white cardstock and from patterned paper (Doodlebug). I cut the topper from green cardstock and a snowbank plus the reinforcer from white glitter cardstock. For the snowbank I used the Sea border die set.
After assembling the tags, I white heat embossed the sentiment above the deer.
A couple of white gel pen dots and a bit of glossy accents on the nose and bow made it even cuter. For the berries I used Nuvo drops. The eyes are shining because of the black glaze pen. I finished them with thick green twine from Tonic.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. If you want to play along, please read the guidelines on Tracey’s blog. There are amazing sponsors!
We reached the last day of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but don’t be sad, the sweetest we saved for last. I was dreaming of a stamp set with a kitty family for long and now my wishes came true! The Newton’s Christmas Kittens is the perfect family stamp for the holidays. And the 2 minis are just create easy and fantastic tags!
For my card I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating die. I created santa hats to all the cats and dressed them up for the holiday.
I die cut a stitched rounded rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set from white cardstock and used the same die to cut a piece of green patterned paper for the bottom of it.
I adhered the cats and stamped the sentiment in red on the top left corner. It is one long sentiment but with partial inking I managed to stamp it in 2 rows.
For the background I chose a golden foiled patterned paper from my stash and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares at an angle. It is more playful this way.
I felt I needed something in the right upper corner too,so I white heat embossed another sentiment on a small rounded tag die from the Tag times two die set, which I die cut from gold cardstock. I added a red bow on the top so it looks like a Christmas ornament.
The finishing touches I couldn’t leave behind, a lot of clear shimmer was applied on the presents and glossy accents on the ribbon.
To make it super fun, I used a Marvy Snow Marker on the caps and puffed them up with my heat tool. I love the texture!
I cut the base from patterned paper (Doodlebug) and from vellum.
On the vellum I adhered a small snowbank cut with the Land border die from white glitter cardstock. I silver heat embossed the sentiments on the vellum directly.
To embellish the tags, I cut a scalloped topper from red cardstock and a white reinforcer. I attached the two tags together and used chunky red twine to finish them.
Of course glossy accents I had to add to the presents and I also used some glitter on the santa hat.
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I am back today with a project I made using some gorgeous Lawn Fawn goodies. I just simply adore their style, so no holiday is complete without some Lawn Fawn crafting! I made a card with 2 coordinating tags as I love to match the tags I use on a present with the card I give.
I started with stamping the little critters from the Say what? Christmas critters, coloured them with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added some trees from the Winter skies stamp set as they match perfectly.
Then I die cut a Peekaboo backdrop frame 2 times from white cardstock and layered them together. I cut some stitched hillside borders (using the negative part of the die cut I got slopes without stitching) from white glitter cardstock and also a few pine leaves with a great die set from Newton’s Nook Designs (Pines and holly).
When I assembled the card, I placed a blue gingham patterned paper in the background and stamped the sentiments on it with black ink. As a finishing touch I used some clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added a few jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the trees as ornaments.
For the tags I used the new Say what? Gift tags dies and finished them with white chunky twine from Doodlebug.
I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.
For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.
I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from theFrameworks die set and another piece withFancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂
I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.
I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.
For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off.
I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!
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I also die cut 2 pine branches from white glitter cardstock using the Pines and holly die set. I added a white reinforcer to the hole and after I assembled the tag I realised that something is missing. I found the perfect little bow in the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set, which I coloured in red and added to the top of the tag. I finished it off with a chunky white twine.
I wanted to create something classy too as inspiration for those of you who are not into the cute designs that much.
I wanted to share these cuties with you I made for a sweet friend of mine as a present. She loves koalas and I wanted to turn the cute images from the Sugarpea Designs+Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set into little Santas.
I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers and I die cut them with their coordinating dies. The Santa hats are from the MFT Beast Friends stamp set.
For the tags I used the small tag from Sugarpea Designs to cut them from heavy weight white cardstock which I previously covered with silver glitter tape. I adorned the tags with some green metallic branches (also part of the tag die set). I adhered the cute koalas on each and finished them with a thin red ribbon. A bit of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and glossy accents of course I had to add.
The card I kept similarly clean and simple too. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine one more time with the swirls background die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut a stitched strip from the same green metallic cardstock and heat embossed a Hungarian sentiment (Scrapfellow) on it with silver embossing powder.
I gave it a silver mat using silver glitter tape and assembled the card. The same finishing touches I applied here too: glossy accents on the nose, black glaze pen on the eyes, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on the Santa hat.
I am so behind with my Christmas tags this year, last year I made like 20 different designs for my mum’s colleagues. This year this is the first one 🙂
I started with die cutting some white tags (MFT Blueprints Tag Builder) from very heavy weight cardstock. I stamped the cute dog from the MFT Santa Paws set on them and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I used a bit of Gamsol to blend the colours (first time to use this product and I love it!)
Then I added a Hungarian sentiment on the back stamped with Altenew Parrot ink. Such a beautiful green shade!
I added a strip of glitter wrapping paper to the bottom and a stitched strip of dark brown cardstock. I also die cut the reinforcers from metallic brown and the glitter wrapping paper and glued them on the front and back of the tags.
As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to the collar and the Santa hat and a bit of glossy accent on the nose and jingle bell. A little gold string finished it off.