Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Tags 3.1: Donut Peek

August 13, 2017

I love donut puns. So I had to make some Christmas tags using a donut pun.

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Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started with a full sheet of white card stock. I drew a line 2 inches from each long side. Then using a grey marker, a green glitter gel pen, and a pink gel pen, I created a plaid pattern. I then die cut the tag shape from the plaid paper. I made sure to line the bottom of the tag up with the open area to leave myself room for the sentiment. I trimmed a piece of grey card stock to about 1/8th of an inch and adhered it over the line at the bottom of the tag. I added the sentiment in grey ink.

Then, I started working on the donuts. I white heat embossed the donuts on dark brown card stock. I fussy cut them out, leaving a small border. I stamped the donuts on some white card stock with Barely Beige ink. I fussy cut out just the frosting on the line this time. I went over the sprinkles with the same gel pens I used to create the plaid paper. To give the frosting a shiny appearance, I smooshed the pieces in Versa Mark ink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I adhered the frosting to the brown donuts. I used foam tape to adhere the donuts to the tags.

I stamped, fussy cut, and colored some holly leaves to add to the donuts. I think they add just the right touch.

To finish the tags, I die cute some plain white tags. I stamped “to”, “from”, and a donut in grey ink on them. Lastly, I adhered the plaid tag to the plain tag and added some grey reinforces.   

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #10: Custom Sentiments

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Riley’s ABCs, and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamps Smoke and Barely Beige

 

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Wild Christmas Tags

April 5, 2017

The newest Simon Says Stamp products in my craft room are from the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit. I love the stamp set and ink colors, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the kraft tags. I really only use tags at Christmas time; and usually I make my own white tags. In the end, I did have fun creating this tags and I already know which holiday gifts they will be going on.

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Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started by stamping and coloring my animal and hat images. This was the first time I used the penguin from this stamp set.   I used colored pencils to color everything. After fussy cutting everything out, I painted the edges with a black marker.

For the tags, I started by ink blending some white pigment ink in the center area of each tag. Then I stamped the falling snow in the background with the same white pigment ink.

While the ink was drying, I created the snowy hills. I die cut a stitched hillside for and trimmed it down to the size of the tag. I adhered the hills to the tags and stamped the sentiments in black ink.

I adhered the hats to the critters with glue dots. I adhered the critters to the cards with double sided tape. To finish the tags, I added some red and white twines form my stash.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #68: Something New

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157678653537924/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Snow Cool, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags

Christmas Tags 2.16

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details:  I started by die cutting my tags from some water color paper. I used a snowflake embossing folder to dry emboss each tag. I added ink to the folder before I ran it through my die cut machine. I like the results for the most part.

I die cut the tiny tag shapes form blue, red, and brown card stock. I used white, silver, and gold embossing powders to add sentiments to each of the tiny tags. I used natural twine to attach a tiny tag to a big tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops

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Christmas Tags 2.15

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details:  I started with half a sheet of water color paper. I stamped the images in a copper ink. I added some clear embossing powder to help set the ink faster. Using distress ink, I added color to the trees and stars. I wasn’t careful about my water coloring; I wanted the loose and messy look.

While, the ink was drying I die cut the Tiny Tag shapes from some green cardstock. Using copper ink, I added a sentiment on each tag. Then, I die cut the big tag shapes from the water color paper. I used a natural twine to attach a small tag to a large tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Lucky Stars, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

Brilliance Pigment Ink in Cosmic Copper

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Christmas 2.14

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas. I have a lot of this Lawn Fawn twine in my stash, so I created some tags that I could use it on.

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Extra Details:  I started with half a sheet of water color paper. I stamped and silver embossed snowflakes all over it. Then, using Distress Inks, I smooshed ink all over the paper. I let the first layer dry and then added some more ink smooshing. I also added some flicks of each of the colors as well.

While, the ink was drying I die cut the Tiny Tag shapes from some blue and green cardstock. Using silver embossing powder I added a sentiment on each tag. Then, I die cut the big tag shapes from the water color paper. I used blue and green twine to attached a small tag to the large tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.13

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details: I started by die cutting the tag shape from some white cardstock. I them stamped the tag outline on each die cut. I heat embossed that in gold. I stamped the sentiment next and embossed that in silver. Using a green ink, I stamped the trees on the bottom edge. I used second generation stamping to get some interest. I re-stamp all of the trees with Versa Mark ink and added holographic embossing powder. It’s hard to tell in the picture but the trees really sparkle.

Lastly, I added some red and white twine and a green jingle bell to each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts and Toboggan Together

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

 

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Fleece Navidad

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made a cow themed Christmas card in November and could not resist making a sheep themed one also.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring my image. I only masked off the sheep’s face, so that I could make the lights appear behind the head. I used colored pencils to add color. After fussy cutting out the image, I die cut a stitched rectangle form kraft card stock. I dry embossing a snowflake design using a Darice embossing folder. I ink blended some Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment ink on the embossed rectangle. I love the way the embossing stands out now. Next, I cut a strip of plaid patterned paper and gold embossed my sentiment. Lastly, I adhered everything to a kraft card base. I used dimensional glue dots on the sheep.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Cheery Christmas, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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Shaker Ornaments 2016

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made special shaker tags for each of my children, my husband, and my grandmother this year.

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This is the tag for my husband. I love the mistletoe paper and the cute little squirrel couple.

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This is the tag for my daughter. She loves the mermaids from Lawn Fawn.

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This is the tag for my son. I used a lot of silver embossing powder on this tag to make things look metallic. I love the gear ornaments on the tree.

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This is the tag for my grandmother. She loves music. The penguins are supposed to represent my children.

 

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Extra Details: I started each tag by die cutting all of the pieces I would need: a patterned paper frame, a piece of acetate, two fun foam frames, and one backer piece from heavy water color paper. I created my scenes on the water color pieces. I did some heat embossing and fussy cutting. I used water color pencils to add color to everything.

Then, I created my shaker box. I glued the acetate to the back of the patterned paper frame and then glued both layers of fun foam. Once those were dry, I added sequins and glued on the scenes.

As a final touch, I added some twine and green jingle bells. I still felt that the tags need something, so I added a red bow to each.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas, Snow Cool, Ready Set Shake, Beep  Boop Birthday, and Mermaid for You

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Holidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

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Teacher Gifts Christmas 2016

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

Teacher gifts are always a challenge a challenge for me. My kiddos and I have about 8 teacher gifts to give every year. I want the gifts to be useful and enjoyed, but not cost me an arm and a leg. This year, I put together mini wrapping kits. Each bag contained a pillow box with 4 or 5 handmade tags, a roll of tape, a gel pen, a roll of ribbon, and a half roll of wrapping paper. I also included a cookie as a treat to have when wrapping.

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We gave the bags out about 3 weeks before Christmas, so they could be used. I loved this idea and can’t wait to improve it next year.

 

Christmas Tractor Cookie

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

What December would be complete without some cookie baking and decorating? My kiddos and I did about 4 dozen cookies this year. This one is my favorite. We made it for my dad.

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