Thursday, November 16, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 16

I'm still caught up!! although Friday will be one busy day.  Day 16 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags has some really really great tags to choose from. For today's tag I chose Tracey McNeelys tri-fold tag, I don't have that fantastic tri-fold tag die so I just winged it.


For my "joy" I used some thin chipboard letters I got from Just Enough Stuff as a prize for a challenge on the Jingle Belles. I coloured them with a copic marker.

Now the tag opened.

Here is Tracey's tag.
closed

open.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 15

Over the half-way mark and I'm still caught up, not sure about tomorrow as it is a very, very busy day and so is Friday.  Today on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 the sponsor is Muse Christmas Visions Christmas Card club, and there is an awesome prize. The tags from both design teams are awesome and it was hard to choose one for my inspiration.  One really stood out because it had a Penguin on it and it was so cute, the tag belonged to Chriss.


The penguin I sued is from a Stampin'up set, I don't have a snowflake background stamp (gasp) but I have a large square snowflake die (5 1/2 square) I used double sided tape on the white cardstock wide enough for the tag, so I could just stick it to the blue base then I cut the tag,  Chriss heat embossed black around the tag but I just backed the tag on black mostly to save the mess.  

Here is Chriss's tag.


isn't he a super cute penguin! 


Close up and personal with the pnguin

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 14

Guess what!!! I'm caught up ~~ today is Day 14 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 and I have finished day 14 before midnight.  I struggled with finding a tag that I could use for inspiration, it certainly was not the fact that they were uninspiring but I didn't have anything remotely useful to do a tag with.....until all of a sudden a light bulb moment and it came to me.  My inspiring tag is Jessica's tag!!!


Ready made black tag from the dollar stop in Simcoe Ontario, they have a lovely selection of both scrapbooking and jewelry making items. I chose the smallest snowflake from Elizabeth Craft Designs package and the bottom edge is a Stampin'up border die I think the Noel is also a EC die, or it could be IO....too tired to go look, finished the tag with black/white baker's twine and gold cord.

Here is Jessica's Tag.

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Thanks for visiting again today Day 15 and the half way mark in the challenge.

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 13

I must admit I am having so much fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017!! For today's inspiration it's Lindsey's tag, loved the idea and the image and today I received a set of tag dies that have a X stitch edge and I just had to play with them.  Here is what I came up with.


I found I had a bugaboo angel image so I printed it off, coloured and fussy cut. I used wink of stella on her wings and star (should have tried a close up picture) I made the halo with an oval die and trimmed the inside as best I could.

Here is Lindsey's tag.

|Super cute angel tag, I love all the fancy embossed scroll work and the topper for the tag.

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned I just had a lightbulb moment and I'm designing my Day 14  tag in my mind now. 


Challenge #329 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~ Transportation!!!

At Shopping Our Stash we want to see what you would travel in....lots of ideas...trucks, cars, boats, planes, balloon well you get the idea. I decided to go with something older than me ....a bi-plane. I needed a masculine get well card, if you think a birthday card is hard try making a get well card.


I used Scrap and Stamp with Frenchie's tutorial for the fold, very interesting and very easy to do. the background paper is old and it's the first time I've used the bi-plane image and I've had it for eons. i used a circle of velum for the propeller and  a brad from my stash. 


The card when it's open. (the recipient loved it)

Stash items are:
Patterned paper ~~ Stampin'up (3 or 4 years old)
Stamp set ~~ Stampin'up  1/12 to 2 years old
scrap of velum who knows how old lol.

Thanks for joining me today and please stop by the SOS Blog and check out the different types of Transportation the rest of the Design Team have made.




Monday, November 13, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 12

Finally caught up with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags (for now) It was so hard to pick a tag for inspiration today because they are all fantastic!!! I chose Lindsey's tag again mostly because I had an super cute House Mouse skiing mouse already coloured and fussy cut, score!!! half my work is done!


Again I use some already smooshed cardstock, I'm using up scraps and that's a good thing. Now I don't have a circle tag die so I first cut the hanger part then cut the circle, the sentiment is a peel and stick from that package from the $$ store. 

Here is Lindsey's tag day 11

As you see I didn't have red baker's twine or bells but the rest is pretty close, I just love that super cute bunny with the looooooong scarf. Thanks Lindsey for all the inspiration.

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25 Days of Christmas Tags ~~ Day 11

Day 11 at the 25 Days of Christmas tags I picked Lindsey's tag, we seem to have a lot of similar stamps and I love her designs. (all but the colourburst backgrounds)  so for this one I used a piece of already smooshed blue cardstock. Using a spellbinder die I cut the tag. The Merry Christmas is made with the Avery label maker I bought at a yardsale this past summer.  Again the super cute polar bear is one of those mini clear stamps I bought for around a $1, I fussy cut him and the presents are part of another stamp that I fussy cut (what a chore)

Here is Lindsey's tag
Isn't her polar bear just the cutest?

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