Category: Tags

Christmas Tags

So I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to while visiting my mother!  Since I can’t haul all my crafting supplies with me, I chose to take some cute images and my Copic markers so I could color while on my visits.  Then when I’m home, I make them into Christmas tags using Karen Burniston’s Tag Book die – just the tag part.  This tag uses a digi image from 2CuteInk and the wreath from Stampin Up’s Wondrous Wreath.  I put the little elf face up on a Mini Action Wobbler.  The berries are made with Red Berry Nuvo drops.

His glasses are coated with Glossy Accents – so cute!  Most of these tags were stamped on Xpress Blending Card and backed with Stampin Up’s Heavy white card stock.

These images are from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad and the snow bank is made with Karen Burniston’s Nature Edges.  The ornaments are covered with the Berry red Nuvo drops and the star is coated with Glossy Accents.

Here’s a Riley the Moose tag – Carrying Tree – paired up with some Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP.

And here’s a Simon Says Stamp tag using Christmas Cats with Copics and more Quilted Christmas paper.

And here I used Prisma color pencils and Gamsol on Crumb Cake card stock.  The ribbons I used are all out of my stash.

The Tag Book die is an absolute favorite of mine!  So many uses!  I’ll share some more when I return to my computer 🙂  Hugs, Fran


Using pieces from Pocketful of Sunshine, I created a tag that’s a pocketful of sparkle!  Starting with a rounded tag, I used a stencil to sponge the rays and then misted it with some shimmer spray.  The sunshine is punched with a 1 3/4″ circle punch that I covered with Wink of Stella.  The sun glasses were stamped in black and heat embossed in clear, ice cut with the matching die and covered with Wink of Stella.  I heat embossed the sentiment in black and added some rhinestones and enamel stars.  The scallop at the bottom is done with the scallop die in the Seasonal Layer Thinlits and sandwiched between the tag and a blank tag that was adhered on the back.  It sparkles 🙂

Santa Stache

Santa Stache 01

Holiday Mini fun!  When I first saw this set – Santa Stache – I wasn’t sure what I thought! After a bit of playing around with the set and matching mustache die, I think it’s fun!  So here is a case of the catalog sample with a few changes using the set, die and blendabilities.


Stamp Set – Santa Stache, Christmas Bliss

Card stock – Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP

Ink – Memento Tux Black, Cherry Cobbler

Etc – Mustache die, Cherry Cobbler and skin tone Blendabilities

This is the reverse of what usually happens to me.  Usually I love a set and then can’t figure out how to use it – so I’m happy!  Hugs, Fran

Bootiful Tag

Here’s a tag for a little boy’s birthday gift.  It’s a 3 x 3 and uses the Bootiful Occasions stamp set.  I embossed the front with the Square Lattice embossing folder, added a star using the Star #2 die and colored the cowboy boot from the set with Stampin Write Markers.  A Candy Dot finishes it off.  Short and sweet!  On the inside I added the sentiment from the stamp.

Stamp Set – Bootiful Occasions
Cardstock – Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink – Jet Black Stazon
Etc – Star #2 die, Neutral Candy Dot

Yee-haw!  Hugs, Fran

Weekly Deals for this week!

Tiny Stars Tag

These tags were made with office tags as a base.  Inspired by several seen on Pinterest, I wheeled the tags with my Music Note wheel in Soft Suede and then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  Some of the stars are die cut – some are punched.  You can use any stars you have – or maybe you’ll think of something else (like ornaments?) to decorate the front!  The sentiments are from the new Photopolymer set Endless Wishes.  This set is packed full with little words and snowflakes. You could even decorate the fronts with the snowflakes! 

Stamp Sets – Music Note wheel, Endless Wishes
Card stock – Shimmery White, Office tags
Ink – Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Etc – Soft Sued taffeta ribbon, oval punches, stars, gold floss

Tags are so much fun to make because they go so quickly.  But, then again, they go quickly when wrapping too!  Hugs, Fran

Throwing Snowballs

This little 4 x 4 tag has Rudolph throwing snowballs.  I stamped the image twice and punch a Window punch between his hands on one image.  Then I layered an embossed circle on a penny and made a spinner.  It slides between his two hands

Stamp Set – Color Me Christmas
Card stock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stampin Write Markers – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Ink – Pool Party
Etc – Northern Flurry embossing folder, 7/8″ circle punch, Window punch

These spinners are very addicting!  You can find me rolling it back and forth in my office – Hugs, Fran

Little Clay Flowers

A little tag – so cute – sprouting a clay flower!  This is one of the make and takes we did at my open house last week.  The tag is 2 1/2 x 3 (2 1/12 x 6 scored at 3) run through the Big Shot with the Dotted embossing folder.  The vase is in Pool Party and Wild Wasabi and the clay flower is Crisp Cantaloupe.  I took a piece of clay and formed it into a cup – added a few drops of reinkers – and stuck the whole thing into a baggie.  This kept my hands clean and also helped stored the left over clay.  Fun!

Stamp Set – Bright Blossoms
card stock – Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Stampin Write Markers – Pool Party, Wild Wasabi
Etc – Oval punch, Dotted embossing folder, clay and clay mold (Crisp Cantaloupe reinker)

Hope you had a nice long weekend- we did!  The weather even cooperated   Hugs, Fran

Papillon Washi

This little 3 x 3 shows off the new washi tape – and is in one of my favorite colors combos.  I took a scrap piece of Whisper White and added some Epic Day washi tape then die cut it with a Label Framelit.  The butterfly was stamped in the new Smokey Slate.

The dots were punch with the Owl punch in Strawberry Slush. 

Stamp Sets – Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
card stock – Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink – Basic Gray, Smokey Slate
Etc – Butterfly punch, Owl punch, Label Framelits, Epic Day Washi Tape

3 x 3’s are nice to have around to tuck into gifts, lunch bags, under pillows – anywhere you need a little note.  Hugs, Fran

Little Hellos

These little 3 x 3s are cased from some shown on stage at Leadership.  I think the Oh Hello set will be a favorite of mine – the images are so fun to use.  Having little note cards around is a must for me. 

Stamp Set – Oh Hello (Spring Mini)
card stock – Whisper White
Stampin Write Markers – So Saffron, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Etc – Linen thread, Bakers Twine, Needlepoint Border embossing folder

Can you see the embossed border on the bottom of the cards?  It adds just a little sweetness to the cards.  Hugs, Fran

Madison Avenue Shake

This shaker tag was shown by Carrie Cudney at Leadership.  It uses the Madison Avenue Sale a bration set.  I made a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 tag base and used the 1 3/4 circle punch to punch a 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 piece of Sycamore Street Designer Series paper (DSP) 

Stamp Sets – Madison Avenue, Bring on the Cake
card stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink – Island, Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit
Etc – Shaker frames, Island Indigo ribbon (SA, 1 3/4 circle punch,Tangerine tango button and ribbon, Word Window punch

I purchased some more gift bags yesterday so maybe I will have a gift set soon.  Hugs, Fran

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