Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Tag Swap

I participated in a Christmas tag swap for Creative Stamping Friends which is a Yahoo group that I belong to. As you can see I was the letter "T" this year. I used a regular shipping tag. I don't know if the scan shows it, but I stamped the large snowflake in vanilla craft ink to try to give the tag a little more personality. I then embossed the smaller snowflakes in gold embossing powder.

The tree was done with a really fun technique with vellum. I used three colors of dye ink pads: Certainly Celery, Glorious Green and Handsome Hunter. I swiped each ink pad on the vellum starting with the lightest color (Certainly Celery). I used this color to cover most of the vellum but I did leave some white. Next, was the Glorious Green which I applied less of. Finally, I used the Handsome Hunter in just a few spots. I let the vellum air dry. I stamped the tree in the Handsome Hunter, attached it to a piece of Whisper White card stock and then cut out. The colors showed up a lot more on the white background than it did on the tag alone.

I punched out the "T" on my Big Shot with the Lollipop Uppercase Die and covered it with gold glitter from Wal-Mart....sorry Stampin' Up! doesn't have gold! I believe I used the Script Sizzlet Dies for the rest of the letters in tree( I really should write this stuff down as I go!). I covered up the ugly reinforcement ring at the top of the tag with a tab punch in Brushed Gold.

I found the funky trim online at After a lot of price research they were one of the most affordable.


  1. Way to cool!! I wish I could find the time to make all of my own Christmas tags. That is going to be my goal for next year! Have a great day! Angela

  2. I love your blog! I found you from Scrap Simply and your ornaments and tags are SO cute! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks so much! It is so nice to know that there are people other than my family visiting!!


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