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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Details

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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Details

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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Details

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

 

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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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Details

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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Penguin Birthday Card

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.

This is the card my daughter made for her GG. We have discovered how wonderful watercolor pencils are. She was able to color the sky and igloos and then blended the colors together with water. The effect is a beautiful sky.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping the images and sentiment on the card base. We used a blue ink for the snow images to make them look colder. My daughter used watercolor and regular colored pencils to color her card front. We blended the watercolor pencils out for the soft sky and snow. Lastly, I heat embossing some white snow on the sky.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drop in Bahama Blue

 

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Oven Birthday Card

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.

This is the card my son made for his GG. He used water color pencils to color his images.  Then, I used a water brush to blend the pencils together. I really like the way this card turned out.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping the images on the card base. My son colored the oven with water color pencils. I used a water brush to smooth out the colors. I heat embossed the sentiment on a velum banner in gold and layered it with some patterned paper. We stapled the banners to the card front. I used a gold gel pen to color the staple to match the embossing.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Baked with Love and Sprinkled with Joy

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

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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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Details

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.

 

Details

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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Fairy and Mermaid Birthday Sets

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.

My daughter attended a birthday party at the beginning of the month for twin girls. She gave each girl a drawing pad, colored pencils, and a pencil case. To make the drawing pads unique for each girl, we stamped a color your own scene on the front cover. We also made shaker cards to match the scenes.

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Front of the mermaid card

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Inside of the mermaid card

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The mermaid color your own scene

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The front of the fairy card

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The inside of the fairy card

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The fairy scene

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Fairy Friends, Plan on It, Sunny Skies, Mom + Me, Fintastic Friends, and Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add On and Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Patterned Paper by Lawn Fawn

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops

 

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Penguin Thank You Card Set

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.

As a teacher, I need a lot of thank you cards at the end of December. I love the Snow Cool penguins and wanted to use them. I made three different versions.

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All three versions together

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The version for a brother and sister

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The version for the boys

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The version for the girls

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped all the images in a dark grey ink. I used a chalk ink for the snowflakes and the word snow. I added the color with colored pencils.

Challenges Entered: LOVE! December Challenge “A Time for Celebration and Thanks”

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drop in Versa Magic Chalk Inks in Aegean Blue

 

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