Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Tags

Did you hit the stores for the big after-Thanksgiving sales?  Not me...I don't do Black Friday.  I tried it one year and decided that would be my last year lol!  But to those of you brave enough to face those crowds and wait in long lines, I hope you found everything you were looking for! 

Anyway, Stampendous has been sharing some holiday ideas over at Paper Craft Planet.  One of their projects was a gift bag with notecards that can be found here.  I decided to make the gift bag and fill it with Christmas tags instead.

This is the gift bag with the tags inside.  I used the Starry Holly image from MelJen's Designs.  This image is a freebie that Melissa designed and you can find it here

I used a small holly leaf stamp and my VersaMark ink pad to decorate the bag and tied it closed with a little white bow.  I added some dp and red ribbon to a pen for a matching set.

I used a Sizzix die to cut out the tags.  I haven't used that die in ages...I love it when I am able to use things that I purchased long ago.  I think maybe it makes me feel less guilty about having so much junk crafting stuff.   

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I cut it out and matted it with my Nestabilities.  I added a little Glamour Dust for some sparkle and tied on some embroidery floss.  Because the image is so simple, these tags were done in no time.   

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I'm entering my gift tags in these challenges:
Artful Inkables Think Ink #34  -  Punches and Diecuts
Crafty Creations Challenge 95  -  Christmas is Coming
Creative Craft Challenge  -  Tag It
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge 45  -  Use a Diecut
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 35  -  Colour Combo Red and Green
My Time to Craft Challenge 116  -  Tag Along
Our Creative Corner  -  Tag, You're It
Paper Romance Challenge 26  -  Tag
Papertake Weekly  -  Cut it Out

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Starry Holly (freebie)
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, Nestabilities, ribbon, embroidery floss, holly stamp, VersaMark pad, pen


  1. What a gorgeous set of tags! Love the holly image, your colouring is fab, and love the cute little box too.

  2. ha, this would make a perfect little gift for those pre-christmas visits! Wonderful!!

  3. Oh wow Anita that little bgag is gorgeous .. and the tags are wonderful.. so well organised
    Lisa ;)

  4. Gorgeous tags and bag anita, simple little image but make gorgeous tags.

  5. Super cute; really love the image! Simple yet packs a punch!!

  6. Pretty tags and bag to put them in, wonderful idea!

  7. Love love LOVE this Anita!!! Stunnalicious :-D xx

  8. This are fabulous Anita! Pami x

  9. What a fabulous creation Anita and we are glad you shared your work with us this week at MTTCC. I do hope we see you again soon x

  10. Beautiful Mary, love the little bag and the tags are fab! x

  11. so clever, just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club

  12. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  13. wow these are fantastic, look like they took a while to do, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges xxx

  14. Wow! What a lot of work! Awesome project! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance!

  15. wow! what a beautiful project, anita! i love the red and green and especially the holly.

  16. That's a great idea! So lovely bag and the tags are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  17. What a fabulous idea, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  18. Thanks for playing along in our Christmas challenge at Crafty Creations with your fab project! Good Luck! Cheers Claire x

  19. This is such a sweet idea! The tags look gorgeous.

  20. OMGosh!!! What a super cute project!! I LOVE this!!! Might be borrowing this little idea!!! :)

  21. A lovely project! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
    Diane x

  22. Beautifull done :)thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge.
    hugs Ria

  23. Great tags and the envelope !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

    Just to mention, if I haven't done so before, that I have started a group at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

    All the best to you,
    Jóna, DT member at DDSB