Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Christmas Tags!

Hey friends!

So it seems like I am on a tag kick lately, but I am having so much fun! I wanted to change up the look from the last set and go brighter. (Speaking of last set-I am going to remake those beauties on Live with Prima for December...so stay tuned for the class info in a few days.) Sorry these photos look slightly crooked, I have no idea why except to say my photog skills need improvement...

I used Avery Manila tags as my base for all of them-covering them with a mix of book paper, patterned papers and solids. I also spent some time fussy cutting the deer out of the patterned papers...I love the images so I cut several...and then only used three. So I have more to use if I want to expand this set.

I used papers from Basic Grey and We R Memory Keepers. I used the Accu Cut machine from my LSS to cut some snowflakes and a darling little tree. They were cut from scrap chipboard. The flowers are all Prima as well as the leaves, along with the tiny type alphabet and red/clear crystals. All of the paper and tag edges were inked with Vintage photo Distress ink to tone down the bright colors...just a bit.

This first one is covered with old book paper and then I added patterned paper strips along the left side. I glued the deer at the bottom right of the tag, then added the circles and finished it off with flowers. I combined ribbon and bakers twine at the top and finished off the flower with crystals...

I covered this tag entirely with book paper, then added a punched edge to the bottom backed by a strip of red paper. The snowflakes were covered with glitter glass-a mix of silver and gold together-then topped with Wheatfields Glimmer mist to make the glitter look aged. The sentiment is from A Muse and it was pop dotted onto the front.

This next tage was also covered in old book paper, then I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom. I punched out some circles using my Marvy punches, adhered and lopped off the side that was hanging over. I placed my deer over the circle, added little letters to the top of the and then my flowers with leaves. Add scraps of ribbon to the tag tops.....

I covered this guy with patterned paper, added a bit of book paper to the center and added my chipboard tree. Then I added the bling as ornaments and tied twine with ribbon at the top. Finished off with a cute little button. So easy!

I covered the tag with solid paper and added a banner down the center. I punched more circles and layered different sizes together. Then I placed my deer off to the right and finished with flowers.
This one is patterned paper with book paper added to the bottom 1/3 of the tag. I wrapped a ribbon around where the two papers meet and also wrapped bakers twine a few times below the ribbon. I covered the chipboard snowflake in glitter and added a super cute Jenni Bowlin button to the center. Then I added my sentiment from Tiny alpas over the twine...

Thank you for stopping by...I appreciate it and I hope you enjoyed tag segment -part two.
I shall return with more projects and the Live with Prima Tag class info.
xoxo Cari
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Tags!

Hello friends!
I just got back from my trip to Australia and New Zealand! It was an amazing experience and I plan to share lots of photos with you as soon as I get them downloaded. My computer crashed while I was away and now everything is being transferred to our other computer. So once I get everything settled-I will download and share.

But in the meantime, I did manage to get my documents transferred yesterday, including some new Christmas tags I made before I left for my trip. The colors are non-traditional and very soft. I stamped, embossed, layered and glittered to my heart's content. I made eight all together and I am really happy with the way they turned out. So I am sharing them with you today...

The base of the tags are plain ole manila shipping tags. I used Prima's Printery and Romantique papers, which happened to be the inspiration for the color combo you see throughout the tags. I also used Kraft and Cream cardstock, as well as old book paper. I included a complete list of supplies at the end of this post. Each tag is unique and it was so fun to mix and match as I created them....

Tag 1: I covered the tag with old book paper and then added a strip of printery at the bottom with twine. I stamped with Prima's new North Country stamp set-using the tree here, embossed with Platinum emboss powder by Ranger and cut it out. I layered with circle punches and snowflakes covered in silver glass glitter. The tree is popped up with foam tape, a small sentiment was added over the twine using Prima tiny type alphabet and finished off with seam binding for the bow. All edges of the papers and tags were inkedwith Ranger Distress ink-Vintage photo (my very fave)...

Tag 2: I covered the tag with patterned paper, added another strip to look like ribbon, then stamped and embossed little snowflakes randomly over the papers. I wrapped twine around it length wise, dotted around the snowflakes with Prima bling and added a small sentiment at the bottom. I added a punched circle over the twine, decorated it with a poinsettia, leaves and a glitttered snowflake....finish off with black seam binding at the top.

Tag 3: Cover the tag with patterned paper and another paper strip down the side, with Prima lace. Stamp and emboss joy from the stamp set and add to punched circle layers-use foam tape to pop them up. Sprinkle with glittered snowflakes and add a Cute As A Button at the top with twine and ribbon. Add bling to the snowflake centers to finish them off.

Tag 4: Cover the tag with old book paper, add lace at the bottom and tie twine with ribbon at the top. I stamped the sentiment in the smallest circle, embossed and layered with multiple circles I punched from various cardstock and papers. Add small roses around the circles with a snowflake and leaves. Then finish off with the button at the top.

Tag 5: Cover the tag with Printery paper and tie a fat ribbon around it lengthwise. Tie some twine around the ribbon knot and adhere the circles over the ribbon. Add a Prima puffball flower to the circle with a snowflake in the center and some leaves.....easy!

Tag 6: Cover the tag with paper and add a strip of another pattern along the bottom. Stamp the deer onto paper, emboss and punch out. I placed the circle off the side of the tag and trimmed off the overhang. Tie a piece of black seam binding around the tag and add flower with snowflake over the bow. I stamped a small senitment onto the cardstock strip and tucked it in around the bow.

Tag 7: Cover the tag with patterned paper and add strips of paper going down the center of the tag, knothced at the bottom to look like ribbon. Create a rosette from patterned paper strips and punched circles. Add more punched circles to the rosette center with a snowflake. Tie a double bow from black seam binding at the top-I love the multi ribbon look.....

Tag 8: Cover the tag with patterned paper and add layers of punched circles to the center of the tag. Stamp, emboss and cut out a tree to place in the center of the circles. I sprinkled some bling on the tree for extra sparkle. Tie a bow below the tree with seam binding and add a snowflake to the bow center. Then stamp a sentiment on a paper strip, create a banner and place just below the ribbon.

These tags were so fun to create! I hope they inspire you to create some of your own for the upcoming holidays. I plan to wrap some gifts in plain kraft postal paper and add these to embellish the gifts with silver and gold ribbon....maybe-hehe....if i can part with them.

Here is a list of supplies:


North Country Cling Stamp Set

Printery Paper Collection-Love Ledger, Page 4, Signature

Romantique Paper Collection-The Courts

Tiny Alphabet-Alla Prima

Powder Puff Flowers-Cassie

Poinsettas and Leaves

Avon Flowers-Printery

Say It In Crystals-Faceted Crystals-551391

Cute As A Button- Crocheted Buttons

Prima Lace-Cream

Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ranger Platinum Emboss Powder

Ranger Distress Emboss Ink

Black and Camel Seam Binding

May Arts Gold Ribbon-Crushed Gold


Manila Tags

Kraft and Cream Cardstock

Marvy Circle Punches-Scalloped and Plain

Silver Glass Glitter-Wendy Andersen

Chipboard Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by and check back for more updates soon! I have another set of tags to share that are brighter with lots of color....coming soon!


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