Thursday, December 12, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Ten

I broke out the Cricut again for today's tags. I used the traditional color combination of red and green but mixed it up a little by using a bright green versus the standard "Christmas" green. You can literally use any color scheme on these - use your scraps!

These bulbs are just short of 4" long so these are nice and big sized tags. The cut did not include a base for the bulbs so I created my own by ungrouping the image and then pulling one of the bulbs to duplicate.

On the duplicated piece, I used the contour tool to remove the word and to make it a solid piece. That's it! Easy! There are so many cool things you can do in Design Space to customize your cuts. I felt the bulbs needed the white back ground so you can see the words clearly and also for extra stability especially between the letters.

I also use the ungroup tool to get rid of the "print" on the bulb hangers. I didn't feel like switching between pen and blade for this project.

I used my Xyron adhesive sticker maker to add adhesive to the back of each piece before layering them on top of the white bases.

I put a glue dot to stick them together just like this...add ribbon and viola!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY at the end of this 12 day series. One person will win a set of all twelve of these tags. To be eligible, you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the more entries you'll have in the drawing.

Leave a comment each day to increase your chances.

If you're interested in seeing the tags from previous years, click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the right.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Nine & WOYWW

Day Nine of the Twelve Days of Christmas Tags series includes super cute tags using my Cricut.

For all the WOYWW deskers, this is also a shot of what's been on my desk lately - a huge mess!
Lots of paper scraps for these tags! Sorry I didn't get around to commenting last week. This time of year is so busy and with my decision to have a booth at a local Holiday Craft Fair this weekend has left me with very little extra time!
When I chose this image, I originally wanted to make them shaker tags, but once they were cut, I felt like the outline was too thin to try to get the 3D adhesive there - or at least too difficult for this project. They are about 3.5" tall and I love them!

I stamped the "For You" on the toe to add a little something. I'm going to write the name on the cuff once I'm ready to use the tag.

I want to note that if you don't have the Design Space subscription, you are really missing out. There are so many images that are available and all sorts of styles. I recently became a member because I was holding out for some reason and I LOVE all the options!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY at the end of this 12 day series. One person will win a set of all twelve of these tags. To be eligible, you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the more entries you'll have in the drawing.

Leave a comment each day to increase your chances.

If you're interested in seeing the tags from previous years, click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the right.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Eight

I'm noticing a stamping trend on my tags this year and here's another one. This stamp set is another oldie but goodie from Stampin Up! It's been a long while since I've used any of these cuties.

I stamped the right side of each of these small "cards" and used alcohol markers to color in all the parts. Once that was done, I cut a mask to cover the image and stamp a star background over everything.

I felt like it needed something else so I added some Nuvo drops here and there.



Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY at the end of this 12 day series. One person will win a set of all twelve of these tags. To be eligible, you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the more entries you'll have in the drawing.

Leave a comment each day to increase your chances.

Monday, December 9, 2019

BBTB2; Pink/Gold Holiday & 12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Seven

The current challenge at the Bitten By The Bug challenge blog is; Pink/Gold Holiday.

So to stick to my 12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 series, I chose to use my Cricut to create some gold/pink trees on some gift tags!

I created my own trees using the shapes that are available for free in Design Space. Check out this video to see how I use the slice, weld, and group tools to create these cool trees.

The video doesn't get into too many details on the tags so here's the scoop:
I used pink cardstock for the 2x4 tag bases. I added a strip of gold pattern paper on the bottom of each tag before spritzing each one with Heidi Swapp gold glimmer spray. Once those dried, I punched 1/2" circles from the gold glitter paper I used for the tree outlines (from the design I created) cut with the Cricut, folded them in half and adhered to each tag top.

The Cricut was used to cut the trees. Gold glitter paper was used for the outlines and some pink patterned paper was used for the tree bases. I don't know if these photos do these tags any justice...they are gorgeous in person!





Be sure to click on over to Bitten By The Bug site to see the DT inspiration projects and to link up your own Pink/Gold holiday project.

If you're new to my blog, you're in the middle of my 12 Days of Christmas Tags series. This is a series that I've done for the past few years. At the end of the series, I will draw a winner to receive a set of one of each of the tags created for the 2019 series.

In order to be eligible to win, you must be a follower of my blog, and you must leave a comment on these posts. Gain more entries by leaving a comment on each day of the series. You can go back as long as it's before the end of the series.

If you're interested in seeing tags from previous years', click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the bottom right.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Six

On the Sixth Day of Christmas Tags, my tags were made using Washi Tape. Not in the traditional sense, but as a tool versus a product.

They are part of a Merry Mixed Media course given by jlbCREATIVE. James Luke Burke - he's one of my favorite YouTubers, IGer and cool guy. I love his laugh!

This is a free course that he offers but you do have to enroll. Google it...check it out if you're interested. He did one last year that I loved so here I am again this year!


I won't get into too many details on how these were done, but check out the step by step photos to get an idea.




Aren't these fabulous!?!

He encourages using all sorts of media and that anyone can do it!

I hope you're following my series and leaving comments on each of the 12 days posts. At the end of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags series, I will be giving away a set of one each of these 12 tags. In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must be a follower and leave a comment. Each comment is an entry so if you haven't already, go back and comment on the previous five posts and continue to check out the tags.

Good luck!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Five

Day Five tags are made with a SU! stamp set that I haven't used before. I purchased this set from a local thrift store for $3.00! I own the punch for many, many years but didn't buy the coordinating stamp set and when I found the set at the thrift store, I was so excited!


And here they are all done!

Both patterned papers used are from the Holly Jolly collection from Quick Quotes. I love that butter yellow patterned paper - so pretty!

At the end of the series, I will be giving away a set of one each of the 12 tags. Be sure to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post as well as each of the 12 posts for more entries in the giveaway.

To see tags from previous years', click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the right


Friday, December 6, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2019; Day Four AND TGIF; Thankful Friday

Can you believe there are only 19 more days until Christmas?! Are you ready? Me...no. I never used to be a last minute person, but I just can't seem to get into the shopping spirit.

But...at least I'll have the tags ready for all those gifts.

Day Four tags were made by slicing 1x5.5" strips from cardstock. I used this tag corner cutter to cut these strips into a tag shape.
I bought this at Tuesday Morning for next to nothing.

I used this stamp set, Wild Washi ink pad and paper scraps to create these cute tags.
I added a punched circle & some twine to finish them:

At the end of the series, I will be giving away a set of one each of the 12 tags. Be sure to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post as well as each of the 12 posts for more entries in the giveaway.

To see tags from previous years', click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the right.

Since today is also FRIDAY. I want to give a Thankful Friday shout out to my granddaughter. She is hilarious! She makes me laugh every day especially when she attempts (and mostly successful) at scaring me every single day. It makes her happy...scares the "you know what" out of me, but that's ok. It is such a joy to have her around!