Dec 19 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas Tag

Woohoo!  It’s Saturday again!  How are you coming with all your Christmas projects?  I’m in the midst of still wrapping gifts…hope to get it all done this weekend.  I still need to make my tags, I put those on last, so haven’t been in a rush!  lol!  The theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Christmas tags!  This is a fun one…can’t wait to see what the Design Team has come up with!


I pulled out Christmas Cuties and the Lots of Labels Framelits for my tag…it is extra large for a big gift!


Christmas Cuties
Here are the details:

  • The base (center) portion of the tag is Soft Sky, stamped with the snow cluster from Happy Scenes with White Craft Ink and cut with the large Lots of Labels Framelit.
  • A 2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock was torn across the top and cut with one edge of the same framelit, then adhere along the bottom for the snowbank.
  • The Christmas Cuties image was stamped with Black Stazon and watercolored with an AquaPainter and Stampin’ Write Markers in Lost Lagoon, Pale Plum and Basic Gray.  It was cut out and placed on the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Snowballs were punched with the 3/8″ Circle (Owl Punch) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and stacked into a mound with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The greeting from Christmas Cuties was stamped with Black Stazon in the upper right corner.
  • The Label was punched with the 1/4″ Circle Punch, then tied with White Glitter Ribbon.
  • Another Lots of Label was cut from Pale Plum and placed behind the Soft Sky one in the opposite direction.  Two Perfect White Accents were put on the tabs.

Isn’t that fun?  I love how it turned out!

December 2015 collageOur Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session is NOW AVAILABLE and it’s not too late to join for only $8.95 US!  See a sneak peek of the FIVE projects we did including a couple of the NEW Occasions Catalog sets!  Don’t miss out!

Here is a list of the sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary!  OK…follow along to Mary Brown’s blog to see her Christmas Tag, then check out the rest of the Design Team blogs to see what they did!  Or go back to Deb Currier’s blog in the opposite direction!


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Dec 02 2014

SUOC111 Tag You’re It

The theme this week over on SUO Challenges is Tag You’re It!  This can be a stand-alone tag idea, or a tag on a card like I used for mine!  I had several ideas, but here is the one I ended up doing.  I’ve had the idea of just making a snowman head on a tag for a long time…this is how it turned out!


SUOC111 Snowman Tag

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White with the Confetti Stars Punch used across the top.
  • I cut a 3 1/2 x 4 layer of Santa & Co. Designer Paper, added it to the Whisper White, then hid the seam with Hello Honey Ribbon wrapped around to the back to secure.
  • The tag is 2 x 5 Island Indigo, punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I used the snowflurries from White Christmas across the top with White Craft Ink and stamped the greeting from Wondrous Wreath with Tuxedo Black Ink over top.
  • The snowman head is a 2 1/2″ Circle of Whisper White, cut to the tag size.  The nose is the Tree Punch from Pumpkin Pie cardstock, the eyes are the Owl Punch and the mouth from the Cupcake Punch using Basic Black cardstock.  I used a White Gel Pen to highlight the eyes.
  • The tag is topped with more Hello Honey Ribbon, tied with White Bakers Twine.
  • Finally, I added a star punched from Gold Glimmer Paper and popped up with a Stampin’ Dimenional.

Very fun and Whimsical, I think!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges…some great ideas for using tags!  Then grab your stamps and play along!