Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6 - Christmas Tags!

Good Afternoon! I hope you enjoyed this morning's post on tags over at Passionately Artistic! This is day 6 and I am the afternoon Tags post! :) This is my last post for the 12 days of Christmas series, but continue to head on over there for inspiration!  

My goal with this tutorial was to show a variety. A lot of times, I see something that I wanted to create, but I don't have the cartridge or the resources. 

Different Cartridges
Tie the Knot, Winter Woodland, Storybook, Gypsy Wanderings 
Using your Gypsy
I will show you how to make something truly unique with your Gypsy. 
No Cricut, No Cuttlebug, No Gypsy - just Scissors! 
Lastly, I will show you some tags that I did without any Gypsy, Cuttlebug, OR Cricut so that there should be inspiration here for anyone! :) 

Cartridge: Tie the Knot™
Base tag- 3.25"
rest - 2.5"
Stamper's Select White from Paper Trey Ink™ - heat embossed with a la Mode™ white
Martha Stewart Scandinavian Paper Pad ™ and Martha Stewart Winter Wonderland Paper Pad™
i-rock and bling by Imaginisce™
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink Saddle Stitch in Pure Poppy™


Cartridge: Winter Woodland™ - all images cut at 3.25"
Martha Stewart Scandinavian Paper Pad ™, American Crafts Glitter Card Stock™
Paper Trey Ink Button Twine™
Ribbon from my stash


Gypsy Fun making Tags!

Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings™
Tag was cut at 3.75"
Snowflake and shadow cut at 2"
Accordion underneath the snowflake was cut at 1.5x12".
Martha Stewart Scandinavian Paper Pad ™Martha Stewart Winter Wonderland Paper Pad™
Button from Paper Trey Ink Vintage Holiday Mix™
Button Twine from Paper Trey Ink™
Jingle bell from Michaels


Another tag made with the aid of the Gypsy using Winter Woodland™
Cartridge: Winter Woodland™
Martha Stewart Winter Wonderland Paper Pad™Martha Stewart Scandinavian Paper Pad ™
Liquid Applique in White
White Gel Pen™
Saddle Stitch Ribbon in Pure Poppy from Paper Trey Ink™


This last Cricut tag was two images welded together. I liked the holes it created in the middle. I cut the flourish again to place it on top. I used my i-rock to add bling and I heat embossed the "To" and "From" with gold embossing powder. 

Tag from Tie the Knot™
Flourish from Storybook
i-rock and bling by Imaginisce™
Martha Stewart Scandinavian Paper Pad ™
Gold embossing powder by Filigree from Paper Trey Ink™
My Mind's Eye: Holly Jolly Perfect Stamps™

No Cricut, No Gypsy, No Cuttlebug - just manufacturer love. :) 

Sometimes we get so caught up in what a tag could look like on our layouts or cards that we just forget to use them as... well... tags.

I LOVE Echo Park Paper™ and the Merry Christmas line is fabulous. I just took these stickers, stuck them to card stock, cut it out, punched a hole on the the top, i-rocked some bling and tied a ribbon. Done. I am going to stamp a "To, From" onto the back. Easy Peasy. 
Echo Park Paper Merry Christmas line Stickers™
i-rock and bling by Imaginisce™
Gold bows were recycled off the top of a smoked almond package! (yay for up-cylcing!)

For this next one, I just took the My Mind's Eye: I Believe Chipboard and popped it out of it's little home. I added some green ribbon and - my favorite part - since it already has an adhesive back, it will stick right onto your gift! Done! AND it already is glittered - love that.
 Recipe: My Mind's Eye: I Believe Chipboard™

Next up we have the EAD Design Stickers. I had a bunch of fun with these. I stuck them to white card stock, cut them out, punched a hole in the top, added Stickles, and tied some twine at the top. 

The best part about EAD Designs is that this sticker set comes with cute little "To: From:" stickers as well. I put these on the back, but forgot to take a picture! So you'll have to go check out their website to see how cute the font is because I love it! 

Recipe: EAD Design Christmas Tags™
Stickles in Waterfall™ - the manufacturer pic looks like it is purple, but trust me, it's blue.
Stickles in Christmas Red

I hope this inspires you to make your own Christmas tags this year! 

Don't forget to leave me a comment and become a follower if you're inspired! :) 



Minta's Creations said...

I Love your tags they are gorgeous...Court I wish I could be as creative as you..

Emily said...

WOW! Great job on all of your tags :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous.. Love them all

Unknown said...

Fantastic job, very cute!!

Denine said...

Wow Courtney you have been busy! Love them all.. so cute.. really like what you did with the welding on the 'gypsy' tag... gorgeous. Would have to put that on my own gift.. hehehe
Happy Monday!

Dorcas said...

WOW! Court! You have outdone yourself! These are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

D said...

Wonderful tags Court! I bet your tree looks awesome.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tags, Love the bunny one!

Carol L said...

They are all beautiful Court! I guess I do have to give it a try. lol. Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Carol l.

Norma said...

Wow!!! girl you have been busy:) Love all the tags. My fav is the florish and the bunny. Love them!!!

Maggie Lamarre said...

gorgeous work as always,
thank you