Daily Archives: November 27, 2016
Posted by DebSelby
I can’t believe that I actually made 25 different tags, actually more because some days had two. I just went day by day on Tracey’s blog first checking to see who the sponsor for that day was, and then glancing through the design team samples to see which tag caught my eye. In some cases, i did not have any product from that sponsor, and so I had to look for an inspiring tag and then try to create something similar with what I did have. In other cases, I had some stamps sets or dies of the sponsor but they did not lend themselves easily to a Christmas theme. In those cases, I used something and turned it into something Christmasy as best I could. Those ones were the most challenging and the most fun to do.
Day 14: Neat and Tangled
The inspiration was Daria’s tag. Specifically, the inspiration was snowballs. I started to think about, “what if someone got snowballs as a gift”. Well, truthfully, the cardboard box die from Neat and Tangled is one of my favorites of all time dies and I wanted to use it, and then I thought about the snowballs.
Daria’s Tag (bottom right):
This probably my favorite tag of the whole set!
Neat and Tangled box die. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. Snowball are Merry Mini’s from Michaels.
Day 15: Lawn Fawn
The inspiration was Yainea’s tag:
In this case, I zoomed in on the twine which looks like some I have and the vellum, and the snow storm and last but not least the Lawn Fawn plaid in the background,
Winter Alpaca stamp set from Lawn Fawn. Vellum from Michaels. Snowflake stamps from Stampology. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. Pico embellisher and Liquid applique in white.
Day 16: Muse Christmas Visions
Muse is a card club and not a store so I was able to just get inspiration from the samples and do whatever.
I chose to use Natasha’s tag as inspiration because she used woodgrain cardstock which I love and her tag reminded me of a Taylored Expressions stamp I had that was not yet used.
Taylored Expressions A Winter View stamp set. Simon Says Stamp woodgrain cardstock. Pretty Pink Posh seed beads and Papertrey Ink rainstones. Tim Holtz Christmas words.
Day 17: Birch Press Design
I had no problem being inspired by the lovely tags from Birch Press, but sadly I do not own anything from Birch Press. I certainly wish I did. Their dimensional cover plate dies are totally unique and totally amazing.
The inspiration I chose on this day was Tracey’s tag:
Stamp is from Heartfelt Creations. Texture paste from Ranger. Liquid applique in white. Homemade snowflake stencil.
Day 18: Paper Sweeties
Paper Sweeties is an online store. I have not yet shopped there, but intend to check them out.
In the meantime, I was inspired by Debbie’s tag:
This tag is from Tim Holtz and literally is the size of a bread bag tag. It will have to go on a very small gift. the holly is from Heartfelt Creations.
Day 19: Concord and 9th
The inspiration today came from Jessica:
Once again I liked the kraft paper along with the stylized Christmas Tree.
Here is my take:
Loving the Perfectly Penned stamp set from Concord and 9th. Paired it with bottle brush tree from Papertrey Ink and a Merry Chritmas sentiment from Stampendous.
Day 20: Sunny Studios and Altenew
The Inspiration tag was from Emily:
I wanted to make something using Sunny Studios Fishtail Banner Designs.
Day 21: Waffle Flower
The Inspiration was Tracey’s shirt tags.
I decided to have my Santa go casual:
Sentiment from Waffle Flower. Zipper die by Marianne’s Designs.
Day 22: Mint Owl Studio
I do not have any Mint Owl stamps sets in my stash but I took inspiration from Tracey;s tag:
Stamp Set is Happy Howlidays from Lawn Fawn. Patterned Paper from Lawn Fawn.
Day 23: Reverse Confetti
The inspiration tag was this one by Leigh:
The frame is All Framed Up by Reverse Confetti. The car is by Stampin Up. Mountains are from Lawn Fawn. Tree is from Heartfelt Creations and the road is from Mama Elephant.
Day 24: Pretty Pink Posh
My inspiration came from Joni because I love all things with little windows.
When I made my tag I had to add my little bow die from Pretty Pink Posh and of course sequins:
Day 25: Jillibean Soup
I took inpiration from Juliana’s shaker tag:
Because Jillibean Soup shaker forms are deeper than most, I could put some very dimensional little items in it.
Whew that is it! I have enough tags for all my gift giving this year. Now it is on to Christmas cards.