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

23 comments:

Pauline said...

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

Annika said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

pinky said...

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

Whimsey said...

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

Tammi said...

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

Kerry said...

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

Pami said...

This are fabulous Anita! Pami x

patriziawithaz said...

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

Rusty said...

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

Becca Fabozzi said...

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

Karen said...

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

sandra's crafty corner said...

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

Judy Rozema said...

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

snailzpace said...

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

skylife said...

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

WeirdCat said...

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

Claire Phillips said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

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

Diane said...

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

Ria said...

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

Jóna said...

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
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

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