Thursday, November 25, 2010
Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge
The Challenge: Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!
I have never made homemade tags for the holiday's before. I use the store bought, already stickey backed, tags that I get for half off the day after Christmas. I have tons of these tags on hand!! I mean tons! I probably don't need to get tags for at least 10 years!! LOL!! They're so cheap after Christmas that I can't resist getting lots!! But this year, mainly because of the push this challenge gave me, I decided to make some of my own tags. Now, the question remains whether or not I will be able to separate myself from them and actually use them instead of the store bought tags.
I started with the Fillable Frames #9 and Tiny Treats: Christmas. I made 8 tags and I thought I was done, but they were so cute, with the Baker's Twine and DMC floss, that I knew I would be making more. Here are those first tags that I made, using some stickle's and liquid pearls...
I made two of each: Red, Green, Blue, and Brown. I like variety, what can I say. Here's a close up of one of each of the colors. You can kind of see the glitter from the stickle's. Love it up close. I can't wait to use these this holiday!!
After I got done making these little cuties, I decided I would make a few tags and try out "The Lazy Stamper Accordion Medallion" technique with the Limitless Layers Die Collection that Nichole featured on her blog during the October release countdown. You can find it here if you want specific directions from her (just scroll down a bit, you'll find it I promise). I used my new favorite color combo for my second set of tags...Blueberry Sky and Fine Linen. These colors are so wonderful together!! I can not get enough of this color combo!! And the medallions were super easy to put together if you were wondering.
Yes, I did throw in some red. I wanted to use that patterned paper from the Sugar Plum pack, so I figured the red would work!! Here is a closer shot of two of my favorites from this tag set:
And then, because two sets weren't enough...and because I loved the Sweet Blush - Scarlet Jewel color combo that Nichole used during the November release...I couldn't help but make one more tag set. So here we are with other favorite color combo...and one that I will be using more in the future.
On this set I did a bit of embossing. All of the tags with the Scarlet Jewel base are embossed. I think it brings an extra touch. On those four, I also die cut some pink pattern paper from the Pretty Pastels collection with the Fillable Frames #10 die. Here are a few of my favorites from this set:
I hope the rest of your Thanksgiving is wonderful and filled with memories and laughter!! Thanks for taking the time today to stop by!!
Tag Set #1:
Cardstock: Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink); Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up!)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #9, Tiny Treats: Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Die: Fillable Frames #9 (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Red, Green, Brown Baker's Twine (Martha Stewart); Blue (DMC)
Other: Diamond Stickle's, Fired Brick Distress Stickle's, Red Pepper Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Tag Set #2:
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Distressed Dots, Sugar Plum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tags (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Tag Sale #1 and #1, Limitless Layers Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Fine Linen Swiss Dot Ribbon, Pure Poppy Swiss Dot Ribbon, Vintage Cream Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons: Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Pearls, Gemstones
Tag Set #3:
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Pretty Pastels (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger)
Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tag Set; Fillable Frames #9 (Papertrey Ink)
Embossing Powder: White, Pink Glitter (American Crafts); Silver Filagree (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Tag Sale #1 and #2, Limitless Layers Collection, Fillable Frames #10 (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Sweet Blush Grosgrain, Scarlet Jewel Grosgrain, Vintage Cream Twine, Scarlet Jewel Felt (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons: Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Pearls, Gemstones