Sunday, December 10, 2023

Day 10; 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series

 It’s Day 10 of the 2023 tag series and I’m loving all of them. They are all so different and that’s why I love this series. I try to create tags using different supplies and techniques so you can make them yourself.

For tag #10, I used the Cricut again but played with the Print Then Cut feature. Have you used this function? I think most people use it for stickers but I’ve printed with cardstock for scrapbooking layouts and now for these cute tags!

Watch the YouTube video to see how I created them. I got the PNG file from The Hungry JPeg but you could use any image you own or on Design Space (like the hippy Santa)!

I also punched some stars out of yellow cardstock to use as a hole reinforcer then tied a silver bead to the top. 

Be sure to leave a comment here, my YT channel or IG for a chance to win a prize. I’m giving away a set of one of each of these 12 tags at the end of the series.

Good luck!

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Day 9; 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series

Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series was a little bit of a struggle. I was determined to make these honeycomb balls because they look so simple...ok, maybe???  Actually, once I worked out the kinks, it really was simple to make.

I ended using thinner paper (color copier paper) and 16 circles for each ball. This made a huge difference when opening it up to form the ball.

I added a wooden bead to the top and tied on a small tag with red string. The tag serves two, it's super cute and most importantly; two, this is where you put who's it To/From.

Be sure to leave a comment on this post and any of the previous eight posts for this series for a chance to win a set of one of each 12 tags made this year.

You can watch the YouTube process video to see me fumble my way through it.  

Friday, December 8, 2023

Day 8; 12 Days of Christmas Tags

I'm back to using my Cricut for these cute Mickey Mouse ornament tags. Who doesn't love a little Disney for Christmas? I know I do! I made the majority in classic black but decided to make a couple in green & red. This cut file is from Vect Place and a very simple three piece image.

I did create a quick YT process video so you can see how I dressed up the tags and how I created the hand drawn holly leaves. Sure, I could have used a stamp (I know I have one somewhere), but these leaves are so easy to draw so I just went for it!

Be sure to leave a comment for an entry in the end of the series giveaway. Each comment is an entry and I'm giving away one set of one each of the 12 tags made during this year's series.

If you're interested in seeing what I've done in the past years, click on the 12 Days of Christmas Tags label to the bottom right of this post.

AND since this is Friday, I'm posting my TGIF; Thankful Friday post. This week I'm thankful for all the joy this holiday brings even though I am crying through most of it. It's a rough one with two less stockings hung over the fireplace, but we'll get through it together. 

The other day while decorating the tree, my middle granddaughter was helping my daughter and when she found the ornament from Tony's first Christmas photo, she said he needed to be up high by the star. It broke my heart when I heard this but also, she gets it. 

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Day 7; 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Today is Day Seven of my 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series. I created something a little different for today and I love how they look! Be sure to check out the YouTube process video to see how easy these were to put together!

I used toilet tissue rolls for these ones! White marker, jingle bells and some fun twine make these super cute.

Be sure to leave a comment here, YT or on IG for an entry into the 12 tag giveaway at the end of the series. 

I purchased the white marker at The Dollar Tree
The red twine was purchased years ago at a thrift store. I have had this roll forever and it seems to be never ending! Thrift stores are great places to look for craft supplies. People are always clearing out their craft rooms, start projects that never get finished or just no longer need. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Day 6; 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series

Day six of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags series. I love this series because I use scrap papers and as many Christmas items as I can. This is when all those great Christmas clearance buys come out!

I also like to try different techniques and styles. I have a lot of fun coming up with tag ideas. Be sure to leave comments on each post, YouTube and IG because each comment is an entry into a drawing that I have at the end of the series and that person will win a set of each of the tags made this year.

I used buttons that I had in my stash for years! How cute are these???  Very simple and very doable!

Check the process video to see how easy they are:

The series is half over. Stick around and see the rest!  Tag sets will also be available for purchase at the end of the series.

CutCardStock; Here Comes the Bride

As you know, I've working on a wedding album for my nephew and his bride.  I have gathered all the colored cardstock from CutCardStock and patterned papers that coordinate with their wedding color scheme and placed them in a container as well as all the washi, bling, stickers, ribbon, etc., that I feel will be used for this album.

This is a great timesaver when working on these layouts and a great tip if you are working on a one subject/occasion scrapbook album!

Some of the titles and embellishments that were made for this two page spread:

I used my Cricut to cut these out and also a couple of handheld punches.  The floral swag is from Miss  Kate Cuttables and I made a couple for this one and future layouts. Gosh, I just love this color scheme! 

I used Navy, Wedding Cake White, Peach, Burgundy, Tangy Orange, Olive Green, Granny Smith Apple Green and Gold Glitter. I absolutely love the glitter cardstock from CutCardStock. It doesn't leave a trail of glitter behind and is so easy to cut using the Cricut & the handheld punches.

And both of them together:

Check out the CutCardStock Blog HERE to see more regarding these layouts and the embellishments and click HERE to read about Base Pages and how I started these layouts - another time saver!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Day 5; 12 Days of Christmas Tags Series

 It’s day five of my 12 Days of Christmas Tags series and I’m loving every one. For the past few years I’ve done this series and it’s a great way to use up scraps and items from your Christmas stash (hello all those clearance items)!

Be sure to comment here, YouTube and Instagram for a chance to win one set of each of this year’s tags.

This tag base was cut with my Cricut and then I embellished. There is watercoloring, generational and regular stamping, line edging and ribbon additions.

I bought these fun puffy stickers on after Christmas clearance!

Check out the video and be sure to leave comments!