Sunday, November 11, 2018

25 Tags of Christmas - Day 8

For Day 8 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge, I was inspired by this tag from Wiebke Kommerell

I used a stamps from Our Daily Bread stamps, colored with Tombow markers and with Glossy Accents added to the bulbs for some shine and dimension.

Now that I have some tags made, I'm ready to start wrapping some presents!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day #9

Another tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge at Tracey McNeeley's blog.  This time I was inspired by this tag from Lindsey M.
I stamped the snowflake background, then stamped, embossed and fussy cut the gingerbread couple and the sentiment.

This will be the perfect tag to go with a gift plate of Christmas cookies or candies!

Friday, November 9, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day #4

One more tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge!  This one was inspired by the snowflake tags from Carol Mane for Reverse Confetti

My tag uses Cricut diecuts for the snowflake and the center sentiment:

Even though it's technically a tag, I'm pretty sure this one will end up on the Christmas tree!  

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day #5

I'm working backwards on Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenges.  This one is for Day 5 and it was inspired by these tags from Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook:

Here's my tag for Day 5:

I used my Cricut to make the ornament front and back for the shaker tag, stamping on green cardstock for the front of the tag.  Shaker tags are so cute, and also make great tree ornaments.

25 Days of Christmas - Day #6

I've just discovered a new Christmas challenge going on at Tracey McNeeley's "In My Creative Opinion" blog:  the 25 Days of Christmas tags.  Lots of prizes and inspiration going on there, so check it out if you get a chance!

Starting out with Day 6 of the challenge, and hopefully will have time to get to all 25 days.  For Day 6, I was inspired by this tag from Debbie Marcinkiewicz of Paper Sweeties:

I loved the black background with the white lettering and the holly and the black checked ribbon.  For my tag, I used Cricut diecuts for the words and the holly.  The words were cut from white vinyl, just for the shine.

I think this tag might go on a shelf with other items as part of a Christmas display. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Fall Porch

Here is the current challenge piece at Fusion:

You have  choice of going with the sketch or the inspiration photo.  For this challenge, I went with the sketch.

The stamps are from Simon Says Stamp, colored with Copics.  The circle frame diecut is from Craftin Desert Divas.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Challenge #4 - November 2018

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It's time for our November challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.  Like always, anything goes as long as it's Christmas themed.

Now that Halloween is past and it's November, the time will fly by until Christmas, so it's a good time to get serious about those Christmas cards!   This month I made two cards using a faux cross-stitch technique.

  I used the cross stitch die from Paper Smooches to get the background.  (You could also use paper made for cross stitching, or similar dies from other companies.)  I used actual cross stitch patterns, but instead of thread, I used markers and drew in the cross stitches.  I used Tombow markers, but you could use Copics or other brands.  One hint: I've found that the brush tips don't work as well for this technique as the fine tip markers.

The "stitched" images were framed with cardstock or patterned paper.  I added a sentiment to the stocking card and some tiny crystal stickers to the snowflake card.

I hope you like this technique.  It's a nice way to get the look of cross stitching but with less time involved.  Please join us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month - we'd love to see your creations!