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Cuttlebug Christmas Tags and Tin

Hello!!  Wow, only 10 days to go ’till Christmas! The Christmas preparations are well under way, most of my cards have been sent out (although I do have a few more to make and send), and I have yet to start my baking!  I am getting into the spirit of the Holidays now, waiting for family to arrive and looking forward to some special time with them. It will be an emotional Christmas for our family this year.  We found out two months ago that my MIL has terminal cancer.  It did come as a complete shock to us all, as nothing was found until she was at stage 4  and nothing can be done medically.  She is 78 years old and has always been a very strong woman both physically and spiritually.  She is a real go getter with more energy than I have by times!!   We had the very difficult task of telling our two boys last night about their Nanny.  Children do surprise us at how they take things.  I find with …

Big Bow Tags

Hello!  If you are like me and about a zillion other crafters, I’ll bet if you look around your craft area right now, you will find lots of  Holiday paper scraps everywhere!  If you are super organized and have already thrown them in the recycle bin, shame on you! *wink*  Get them out!  Making Holiday TAGS is a wonderful way to use up those scraps and clean up your desk at the same time. The tags above were made with scraps I had leftover on my desk, even the decorative edge. I just had to cut the strip in half to fit it.  The great thing is that tags can be any shape or size, so using scraps just makes sense. Work with what you have! I did bring out the striped Stampin’ Up!  ribbon to make these big bows; I certainly would never call that much ribbon “scraps”!  But aside from the ribbon you can see how quickly tags like this can come together just using your scraps. The mini tags are punched from …

TAGS

Tags are  so fun and quick to make, and this week Crafty Creations is challenging us to make some! I stamped the birds from Butterflies and Birds clear stamp set by Inkadinkado in Broken china ink. The tags are punched from vanilla card stock and the edges are inked with Weathered Wood ink (Tim Holtz distress inks).   They are tied with Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, and I’ve added a tiny crystal on each. This is a large style tag measuring 3.5″ x 2.5″.   The dp is Razzleberry Lemonade (Stampin’ UP! ), and the base is Bermuda bay card stock.  I used the Martha Stewart daisy punch to cut the corners and punched the dragonfly. Have a look at the other DT members beautiful tag creations over at Crafty Creations Challenges!! You won’t be disappointed, they absolutely amaze me with they’re talent!! I hope you’ll be inspired to create a few tags of your own…they are great to have on hand for gifts or to add to a project. Thanks for stopping by and have a …

A Metal Challenge

Hi my friends! It’s time for another Crafty Creations Challenge!   The theme is METAL.  I know…sounds tough, but maybe you haven’t yet thought about  metal brads, or eyelets, or charms, or maybe you have a tin that you’ve been waiting to decorate!!  Any crafty creation is  welcome! How about jewelry, or key chains? I know you can come up with your own unique twist on this challenge, so go ahead and have fun with it!  There is a fabulous prize again this week.  Have a peek at the BEAUTIFUL earrings that The Earring Boutique makes, and play in the challenge for your chance to win a pair! Here’s the tag album I made with a METAL book ring to bind it and some added charms too. This tag album was so fun to make! I used my nestabilities Labels Four to cut out the papers and thin card board for the tags, then embellished with stamps, charms and punched papers for a collage effect.   All that’s left to do is add some small photographs from …

Snowglobe Tags!

I love snowglobes!!   There is simply something magical about them!  I like to stare into them and watch the snow swirling, it always makes me think dreamy thoughts of past Christmas wishes, and childhood moments.   Can you resist shaking one when you see it?? I can’t! My love of snowglobes inspired me to make these  gift tags. I made the little snowglobes using self laminating sheets fro business cards.  I had bought them a while back at the dollar store, thinking I would find a purpose for them, and I finally did! I used my clear snail adhesive (SU!)  on the bottom side of the sheet (the top sheet is already sticky).  Then, I sprinkled the glitter on top, laid down my punched tree and snowman, and placed the top adhesive sheet over it all.  I cut the circles with my circle cutter.  I was actually able to use my circle punch, but decided not to since it was a bit stiff to punch through. For the base I used my SU! tab punch, and …