Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Tags 2.8

September 18, 2016

I WON!!! I won a Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy Prize last month. The package arrived last week and today is the first day I was able to play with it. The prize included a stamp set from Hero Arts, a die from Penny Black, a pack of sequins and a beautiful handmade card. I was so excited and amazed that I had received so many awesome products.

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love has big beautiful sentiments. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make some Christmas tags.

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Set one

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Set two

Details

Extra Details: I started my stamping the tag in Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink on some white card stock. I them stamped the sentiments in Versa Mark ink and added either gold of silver embossing powder. After heat setting the sentiments, I fussy cut the tags out following the inside line of the stamped image.

I felt the tags needs just a little something to complete the design. I raided my stash of Christmas stamps and added some small images to each tag. I colored the images in using colored pencils. I picked colors that would match the colors in the patterned paper I used. My daughter helped color one of the images also.

Then, I die cut the same tag shape from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. I adhered the inside of the tags to the patterned paper bases. I added natural twine to the tags and they were done.

Stamps Used: Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts, Toboggan Together, Happy Howlidays, and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It die

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather 6 x 6 pack

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.7

September 17, 2016

I WON!!! I won a Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy Prize last month. The package arrived last week and today is the first day I was able to play with it. The prize included a stamp set from Hero Arts, a die from Penny Black, a pack of sequins and a beautiful handmade card. I was so excited and amazed that I had received so many awesome products.

I made these tags with the die from Penny Black. I have been unable to find a name for the die, and I assume that it is a retired die and no longer available.

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All the tags together

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Mostly white tag

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Red, Green, and White tag

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Colorful tag

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Tag without the ornaments

Details

Extra Details: I started by cutting the wreath die from water color paper four times. I also cut four tag shapes from water color paper.

Using Distress Inks, I started adding color to the die cut wreath. I started with the red ink on all four wreaths. I like the look of just the red on a white wreath so much, that I decided to leave one wreath that way. Next I added the green leaves to three of the wreaths. Then, I added brown to two of the wreath. I added some grey to the strings of the ornaments on the three wreaths that still had ornaments. Lastly, I added some gold metallic ink to all of the ornaments.

I added some ink blending to two of the tags to help the white wreathes stand out a little. I attached the wreaths to the tags using foam dots.

I wanted to add a sentiment to the tags as well. I used a small sentiment and some silver or gold embossing powder.

I really love the ways these tags turned out. They are very delicate, so I will have to be gentle with them.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Penny Black wreath die (Sorry I could not find the name)

Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It die

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke, Pine Needles, and Walnut Stain

Dew Drop Brilliance Pigment Ink in Galaxy Gold

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.6

September 16, 2016

Lot of fun new Christmas themed stamp sets means it time to make a lot of Christmas tags. I started by stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting lots and lots of images. After spending a few minutes admiring my work and all of the cute images, I began to wonder what I should do with all of them.  I made a few into quick and easy Christmas tags. I think these tags would be great on a plate of cookies or other homemade goodies.

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Details

Extra Details:  First, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the images. I used Distress Inks as watercolors for all of the fussy cut images. I stamped the cookie sheet right in the red oven. For the blue oven, I stamped the cookie sheet separately and adhered it to the tag after fussy cutting it out.

I punched a hole in the top of each oven and added some twine to finish off each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.5

September 15, 2016

Lot of fun new Christmas themed stamp sets means it time to make a lot of Christmas tags. I started by stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting lots and lots of images. After spending a few minutes admiring my work and all of the cute images, I began to wonder what I should do with all of them.  I made a few into quick and easy Christmas tags

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Details

Extra Details:  First, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out lots and lots of images. I used Distress Inks as watercolors for all of the fussy cut images.

Then, I decided which images I wanted on each tag. I played with the layout for each tag for a little while of the tags. I added some extra stamping on some of the tags also.

Next, I adhered all of the images to the tags. Lastly, I added Red Sparkle Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn on each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Toboggan Together, Snow Cool, Cheery Christmas, and Ready, Set Snow

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It Die

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.4

September 14, 2016

I just got the Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp Happy Howlidays set and had to play with it. So I made two quick tags.

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Details

Extra Details: I started by die cutting the tag shape. Then I stamped, colored and die cut the images. I used colored pencils for all my coloring today. I also used colored pencils to add color to the backgrounds of the tags.

Next, I adhered the images to the tags. I stamped the sentiments on the tags. Lastly, I added the twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.3

July 31, 2016

 I am loving shaped tags this month. It is just a fun way to practice my coloring and scene creating without having to plan an entire card.

I made 12 snow globe shaped tags today. I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow stamp set and the add on dies. Today, I just made regular tags; I hope to try some shaker tags soon.

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All the tags together

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Details

Extra Details: I started by stamping a full sheet of card stock with the snow globes, 12 in total. Then I filled in my scenes. I used Post It note tape to do any masking that I needed to do.

After all the stamping was complete, I colored everything in with colored pencils. It was a lot of fun to try different ways to shade and color layer all these images.

When all the coloring was complete, I fussy cut each of the snow globes out. I lined the edges with a black marker to help hide any cutting imperfections.

Using the die cut, I cut twelve snow globes from glitter paper to layer behind my stamped images. I also added a small tag with a hole in between the layers. I used this tag to attach some red and white twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow, Beep Boop Birthday, Into the Woods, Milk and Cookies, Oh Snap, Stinkin’ Cute, Winter in the Park, and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add On

Ink: VersaFine

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.2

July 30, 2016

I’m on a Christmas Tag kick all of a sudden. I love this gumball machine, but I haven’t really figured out what to do with it yet. I thought it would be fun to fill it with candies that have Christmas images on them. Be forewarned, there was a lot of masking involved. I ended up with 15 tags total.

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All 15 tags together.

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A close up of a tag

Details

Extra Details: I started by stamping the gumball machine as many times as I could on a full sheet of card stock. (15 times to be exact) Then using Post It tap, I stamped the little images on the gumballs. All 15 tags have the same images. I used colored ink when I had too.

Next was coloring, lots and lots of coloring.  I used colored pencils to color everything in. I mostly stuck to the traditional red and green colors. I added a little light blue just for interest. Then, I fussy cut each gumball machine out. Luckily, the shape was fairly simple so it didn’t take too long. I lined the edges with a black marker to help hide any cutting errors.

To make the gumball machines into tags, I added a glitter tag to the back of each. Some just got the top park of a tag and a few got a whole tag. I didn’t have enough glitter paper to give each gumball machine a whole tag. I was trying to use up some scraps.

I added some red and white twine to the top of the tags as a finishing touch.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Smiles, Booyah, Critters in Costume, Love You A Latte, and Ready Set Snow

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It die

Ink: VersaFine

Memento Dew Drop inks in Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, and Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.1

July 27, 2016

I made more Christmas tags today. I love my Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die and wanted to use it to make some tags. I also had fun using as many stamp sets as possible on these tags.

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All nine tags together

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Details

Extra Details:  I started by cutting the Say Cheese die as many times as I could from a sheet of water color paper. I stamped the images on the same squares and colored them with my kids Crayola markers. I layered both pieces on a slightly smaller piece of kraft card stock. I also sandwiched a small loop of kraft paper between the layers to hold the ribbon.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in Costume, Deck the Halls, Happy Trails, Lovable Legends, Love You A Latte, Mermaid for You, Oh Snap, Ready Set Snow, Winter Gifts, and Year Two.

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese

Ink: VersaFine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.0

August 18, 2016 Update!!

These tags were featured on Lawnscaping Challenges blog. I was  Spotted and Hearted!!

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/spotted-and-hearted-august.html

 

July 19, 2016

I am trying to get a head start on my Christmas tags this year. I started with this set of 12. Six were done with an ombre effect. The other six were an excuse for me to practice my ink blending.

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The ombre set. I used these ink colors

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The color blending set. I also added water droplets to this set. I used three colors on each tag. Here are the colors I used.

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Details

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I stamped and white heat embossed snowflakes all over it. Once the embossing was cooled, I die cut the large piece of paper into twelve tags. I had a few small strips left over also; you may see them in some other tags later on. Then, I started ink blending. Lots and lots of ink blending. I added water drops to the multi colored tags. To finish the tags, I cut small strips and heat embossed a sentiment on them. I used gold or silver embossing powder. I tied the tags together with some silver raffia I had in my stash.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #134: Rainbow Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-134-rainbow-inspired.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties and Deck the Halls

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Abandoned Coral

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Merry Christmouse Card

December 13, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this card may be a bit scarce.

This was one of the few Christmas cards I made this year. We typically send out a picture card of the kiddos. But with so many cute stamp sets, I did make a few cards also.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by laying out where I wanted the garland to go. Then, I stamped the stockings, masked those off and added the cheese. I stamped the garland next. I added the sentiment. I drew the rest of the scene after that. I colored everything in with colored pencils. Lastly, I added a few red gemstones for fun.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Merry Christmouse, and Deck the Halls

Hope you enjoyed the card