Thursday, November 23, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 22

Getting close to the end of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags for 2017, I have really had fun trying to keep up daily, it seems once you get behind it really snowballs (pun intended) For day 22 the inspiration was fabulous, I had a few that I really wanted to try and since I made a "sketch" of them I might just do them.  I loved Lindsey's tags, I really loved the plaid but my die that I wanted to  use didn't really go along with plaid so here is how my tags turned out.

I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs Die and I used the positive and the negative.

Here is Lindsey's tags 

Love the plaid and that die is so nice.

Here is a close up of the die cuts.

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Thanks for visiting today and do you have your Christmas tags made?

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 21

Day 21 although I've fallen behind a couple of times I'm sure happy with the tags I've made. The inspiration from all the sponsors design teams as well as Tracey's team's tags have been awesome and fun to use them as inspiration. For Day 21 I wanted to try Rahmat Gouse's acetate tag as it was something I had never tried.

Hero Arts snowflake stamp on the inside a Stampin'up set used for the acetate. two different seniment stamps were used for the Merry Christmas. 

I used Brilliance Ice Blue ink for the snowflakes, it takes a while to dry but works well on shiny/acetate surfaces. 

Here is Rahmat's tag.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 20

It's getting close to the end of the challenge and I have had so much fun making these tags.  For today I chose Tracey's stocking tag, I could have done Lindsey's tag as well but it had sponging on it and I'm too much of a novice.  I received a Freebie from Limited Runs Facebook group, it's a progressive challenge and the image is free until December 1st.

Super cute kitty in a stocking which I fussy cut and popped it up. 

Here is Tracey's tag.

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Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #10

Another tag finished and a few more to go, thanks for following along.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 19

For Day 19 I chose a CAS (clean and simple) tag to use as my inspiration. It was a bit time consuming as the narrow strips of cardstock are glued on before you cut the tag.  I had a sentiment in mind but in my jumble of things from the lake I couldn't locate it, I will probably find it tomorrow when I'm searching for something else.  Jill made 4 of these super cute tags in various colours.

I went with the traditional red and green for the tag and a simple sentiment.

Here is Jill's Tag
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Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned more to come.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 18

For Day 18 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags I chose Katie Gehring's super cute shaker tags, I only created one tag but it was fun.

the super cute snowman is from Hero Arts and it's one of my very first snowmen stamps, the snowflakes are also from Hero Arts and about as old as the snowman, it is a set of 6 small stamps in a box. 

Here is Katie's tags
These are just the most adorable snowpeople and super cute tags

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ Day 17

It's been a marathon the last two days getting caught up with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, it all started Friday when I didn't have any time to spare, Saturday and Sunday were no better but I was determined to get them finished, of course now it will be many blog posts so I can stay caught up this week.  Only 4 more tags to make but there are a couple of days grace for those of us that have fallen behind.

For Day 17 my inspiration was Lindsey's super cute penguin tag,  My image is from Bugaboo Stamps

Here is Lindsey's tag.

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned there are 4 more to be blogged.

It's Tuesday and time for a new Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.....

Are you ready for a really, really good challenge at Shopping Our Stash? Well do we have a dandy this week!!! Challenge #330 is a Thank you card in less than 30 minutes!!! We want you to set your timer for 30 minutes and create a thank-you card, very important to set the timer and let us know how long it took.  I guess I kind of cheated a bit, since I am still in chaos from bringing my things home from the lake I did a bit of prep work. I picked my sketch (pinterest) picked my cardstock and my dies and stamp I wanted to use then I set my timer.  My card was made in 22 minutes and 50 seconds

The poinsettia was already cut and glued together (it was something I made just in case I needed it for a tag for the 25 days of Christmas Tags) I did add glue and some chunky gold glitter.  I then cut the banners from scraps fish tailing both ends. (you will see later) cut two Thanks one black one red and glued them together. The lace is from the dollar store and is adhesive, just peel and stick. My colours are Crumb Cake Red and Very Vanilla all were from my scrap or file box. 

Close up of the poinsettia which is an unbranded die. 

Now you see why I cut both ends of the strip of patterned paper, so I could use the end bits on the inside. I also finished it with a really nice stamp.  When I bought the stamp the top of the wood said From all of us, when I stamped it it had For All You Do well so much time had passed they no long sold those stamps but it sure works for some occasions (I'm still looking for From all of Us)

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Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Giving Holiday Thanks

Thanks for visiting today and now is a good time to get a jump-start on those thank you cards you will need after Christmas or just an every day one for your stash.  Head over to the Main Blog and check out how long it took the design team members to make their cards.