Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Need a Little Christmas

I happen to love December. From December 1st to the 31st, I love the hub-bub and celebration of the birth of Christ.  All the trappings and ceremony make me look forward with anticipation.  So last Saturday, I whipped up these tags just to tease my anticipation of Christmas. 

I know there are paper crafters out there who have created much more elaborate tags, but these are simple and easy to make.  I’ve got some more elaborate ones in mind and will share them over the next few weeks, but I’ll share these today.

I make all my tags for our Christmas gifts, and with our large family, it takes many tags, so the creation of tags makes it expedient that I be able to do so quickly.  So here are the tags I’m sharing today.  P1070097

See, simple.  I used cuts from Joys of the Season, the ornament and gifts, and from Winter Woodland for the poinsettia.  The tags came from Tags, Bags and Boxes, and the rectangle from George.  I embossed the rectangles with the Christmas Ornaments A2 embossing folder and gave them and the tags gold faux stitching.  I used my fanciest hand lettering to write the “to” and “From,” and popped the Circuit cuts off the tags.  P1070098

On this poinsettia I detailed the flower and leaves with metallic gel pen, used Stickles on the yellow center and then because I wanted more dimension, I used a yellow tri cornered bead in the center.  You can’t really see it in this photo. 


I used Stickles on the the swirly bits and tip of the ornament and cut the hanging thing on the ornament out some gold holographic paper I had in my stash.  Nice! 


For this tag, I welded the shadow of the gifts in the three different sizes together with my gypsy and then added the gifts with their Stickled ribbons.  The paper is from last year’s Christmas stack.  Fun! 

Now go! Create some thing today!


njgramma said...

Hi Derbra,
I found your blog through the Cricut message boards. Your tags are just wonderful. I know whaqt you mean about other crafts making 'fancier' things... I feel that way about my projects too. But really appreciate the simpler things!. I think all the extra details you add to your tags make them very special indeed!

I am now a follower of your blog and would love to have you stop by and check out mine :)



Bonnie said...

I love your tags. I have made my own tags for years. I think the handmade ones are so much nicer than any you could purchase.

Amanda C said...

Wow! I admire you for making all your tags!!!