Christmas Tags

Good morning, and seriously, almost MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

First of all….how amaazing was Lisa’s blog post last Sunday?! Wow, wow, wow…she rocks at mixed media and definitely inspired me! I’ve been wanting to do a mixed media project for a while, and hopefully that will be the project for next Sunday! And also, Norine’s adorable paper bags…trust me folks, this little, not so little blog, brings top notch crafting to us every week. Wow, I could go on and on…

For today though, the rookie is back, with some Christmas tags.

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I think yours truly may need a new phone or simply a good camera. Not super excited about the quality of the photos, but hopefully they give you an idea of what I’ve been working on.

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Something that I’m really excited about on the “Cold” tag above, is the background. I’m not usually one for too much shine or glitter..but these gold sequins definitely have my heart. I think the initial thought was sequin snowflakes, which look more like flowers, but I’ll take it!

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I also used wooden embellishments (both the “snow” above, and the “BRR” below) from crate paper’s “Snow and Cocoa” line. Love, love, love wooden accents. Wood can be used for any style, for vintage, rustic, contemporary..and on the list goes.

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On each of the tags, I used a thin plastic, white dotted “paper” that you can find at Love is in the Details. I love how it adds a subtle layer.

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Oh! I nearly forgot about the beautiful die cuts! they’re from Echo Parks “Cabin Fever” ephemera pack. It gives me all the cozy Christmas feels. Also, for the tag with the bear, I used an embossing pen and powder to create a bit of texture, framing the tag with the bear and the wooden background piece.

The sparkly glitter piece on the tag below is also from Crate Paper’s “Snow and Cocoa.” It’s a nice statement piece without overwhelming the rest of the tag.

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On the bottom layer, I used smaller die cuts from the “Cabin Fever” ephemera pack to create a bigger pattern onto the finely checkered paper.

da31b3f9-6529-458e-88bb-2fd7440f3cf5When I give decorated tags to my parents, my mom hangs them onto door knobs as decoration…anyone else know someone who does that? I guess it gives the tag a bit more life and is a neat way to display them.

I hope you have a wonderful week as you get in your last minute Christmas prep!

Natalja

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Natalja on December 17, 2017


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