If you have followed my blog for a while you know that every summer as time permits I start making Christmas tags to give as gifts to my family on Thanksgiving Day. This summer I didn't get as many made as usual because of some health issues but I did get my tag designs started and I thought I would share with you what I have created so far...,.WARNING this is a LONG POST with tons of PHOTOS!
A tag design using the Tim Holtz Stocking Stuffer Bigz Die by Sissix:
The sweet Gingerbread Girl is from Paper Sweeties "Ho Ho Ho" stamp and sweet cuts sets. I colored her with Copics. The pine fronds are from a die I have had for years not sure of the maker? The snowflake is from Taylored Expressions I believe. And the "warm winter wishes" tag sentiment is from Lili of the Valley stamps in the UK. The "To and From" is from Papertrey Ink.
Next some lovely mitten tags from Waltzingmouse Stamps (now with Gina K Designs). These are reverse stamps so I used my MISTI and two colors of ink (Pure Poppy and Cherry Cobbler) and stamped them 4x to get a great impression and add the second tone of ink around the edges of the mittens:
How about some snowmen tags? Here is one I made for my son who LOVES everything Harry Potter:
"Shape-Up" Series Snowman stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from the "Candy Cane Christmas stamp set".
"Snow Friends Sweet Cuts" set.
This next tag was inspired by a tag that Debby Hughes created which I saw on Pinterest: HERE
I was surfing Pinterest for tag ideas and also saw these ornaments where the deer's head was made with a heart-shaped button: HERE. The heart shaped button along with Debby's tag inspired me to create these tags:
How about some more "punch" tags:
And some lovely stocking tags using a new Penny Black Die set called "Christmas Stockings" :
Speaking of Gingham...I call these next tags my "Cup of Christmas Cheer" tags! I posted a tutorial on YouTube for these and I have never gotten to 1000 views on a video that fast! I am a very amateur video maker so if you go look please be aware that tutorials are not my strong suit! LOL!
Hot Chocolate is a very big part of Christmas and winter in general at our house. I set up a hot chocolate bar every year complete with marshmallows and mini candy canes plus special Christmas mugs to drink it out of. Tim has a cup almost every day after school with LOTS of marshmallows on top! Just like these tags:
"Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers" stamp set.
The teacups are die cut from the Tim Holtz "Tea Time" Bigz die by Sissix. The small candy cane is a little bits die from Taylored Expressions. I think these are my favorite so far this year and I will be making more of them!
Here is a smaller hot chocolate tag using the mug from "Candy Cane Christmas" from Papertrey Ink and the marshmallow stamp once again but trimmed down to fit in this smaller mug:
I also made a set of snowman tags like this one below that were inspired by a Pinterest image which I can't find right now.....will try to add it later...
And here are some "Believe" tags using a Heidi Swapp die:
The sentiment "A Gift for you" is from Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers once again! (Linked above) The tiny tag dies are from Taylored Expressions. The large tag was made by cutting a strip of kraft paper. I left room at the top to wrap a strip of gingham paper from front to back to add interest.
I started this long post with a stocking tag so I thought I would end with some stocking tags:
Thanks for taking a look!
Happy Christmas Crafting!