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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Janine K said...

These tags are totally stunning!! LOVE them

Heidi said...

So glad you had a good time, and can't wait to see some photos!

These tags a beautiful !

Kathy said...

Cari, thanks for taking all that time to post your beautiful tags and how you made them! I think they would make beautiful Christmas ornaments!

Vicky Alberto said...

ohhh, love your tags!!!

Donna said...

So pretty!

Blossom inch said...

those are gorgeous tags Cari...lovely lovely so lovely!

Trina said...

Oh my goodness Cari, they are gorgeous!!! LOVE them. Glad to see you arrived safe and sound. Missing you down under! T

misty said...

gorgeous tags!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

these are amazing!!!!!!

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

Love those tags, they are beautiful!!

Grammie said...

These are beautiful, Cari. What color ink did you stamp with?

Barbara said...

Cari so glad your back and what beautiful tags

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful tags cari!

Kristina said...

AMAZING Cari! I LOVE them and think the colors are just fabulous, soft and kinda frosty! I love your idea to gift wrap in kraft paper and embellish with the tags and ribbon (I may just steal that idea!)


Bellaidea said...

Hi! I like all of them!

Staci Shuck said...

Cari...the tags are awesomely gorgeous! They're beautiful! Thanks for sharing and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Blossom inch said...

these tags are totally gorgeous and beautiful, I love them all!

Unknown said...

Wow love your tags Cari!! Very pretty!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I just bought some cutouts to make tags and have been brainstorming on how to go about it. Happened to just now see this on Pinterest. These are perfect for the style I had in mind. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Borei Design

Unknown said...

These are so lovely and craftily clever. Really appreciate your "How-To's."