Friday, December 17, 2010

Good morning!  I promised you all a sweet, little trio of holiday tags, for my nieces' Christmas packages, today, and I'm here to deliver.
Let's take a look at each one individually.
I started, this tag, by stamping the snowflakes, in Moonlight White ink, on a Cricut-cut, from Crumb Cake cardstock, tag and distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks.  A brown, polka dot, patterned, paper strip; a die-cut trim; a stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, "TO" and "FROM" sentiment; and a length of brown, Baker's Twine prep the tag for my flower embellishment.
The flower was made from punched pieces of phone book pages, which were glittered along their edges; crumpled; and adhered to the back of a coral button, laced with more, Baker's Twine, before being adhered, over the paper strips, just right of center.
I just adore the little, stamped, owl image on this second tag.
I started, this tag, by stamping the holly images, in Moonlight White ink, on the Cricut-cut, from Chocolate Chip cardstock, tag; distressing its edges with Moonlight White ink, as well as Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks; and coloring in the berries with my Gelly Roll pen.  I, then, stamped the owl, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock; punched it out; framed it with a punched, from Cameo Coral cardstock, scallop circle; embellished it with a couple of google eyes; and adhered it, with dimensionals, in the top center of the tag base.
A length of brown, Baker's Twine, wrapped through the tag's hole, as well as a punched strip of tan, gingham, patterned paper, which was adhered near the base of the tag and embellished, across its top edge, with a sheer, coral ribbon, wrapped around the card face and tied, in a bow, just right of center, make this tag package ready.
The third and final tag coordinates well with the other two.
It was started by stamping the stars, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a Cricut-cut, from Cameo Coral cardstock, tag.  I, then, distressed its edges with Moonlight White ink, as well as Tea Dye & Antique Linen Distress Inks; adhered a piece of punched, down its right side, text, patterned paper, at an angle, near the top of the tag base; and wrapped a length of hemp twine, three times, around the top of the tag and tied it, in a bow, just right of center.
I, then, stamped the "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" image, in Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral inks, on a punched piece of Whisper White cardstock; distressed it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks; embellished its edges with a length of ivory lace; adhered it, with dimensionals, in the bottom center of the tag base; and attached a length of brown, Baker's Twine through the tags hole, to complete the look.
My color inspiration, for these tags, came from Cupcake's Creations' Create For Fun: Color Challenge #7.
And, just for fun, a few pictures of my kiddos enjoying life.  Here they are dancing again.  It's a fantastic energy release ;)!
Here they are just doodling away.  I just love that they enjoy some of the same things!
Here they are wearing a pair of goggles.  This was my son's genius way of keeping the onion fumes, while I was making soup, from reaching their eyes.  LOL!
And, finally, here are a few of Adina just being the silly girl she is...
and playing peek-a-boo with her spoon.
Oh!  And I couldn't resist putting in this one of our dog, Summer.  This is her way of keeping an eye on what is going on inside and out, when the curtain is drawn.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  Get out there and enjoy life!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Northern Hearts, Holiday Tag Team, Fox & Friends, & Background Basics (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, & Whisper White (SU); brown, polka dot patterned (My Mind's Eye); tan, gingham patterned (unknown); text patterned (October Afternoon) Ink: Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown, Baker's Twine (AR Designs); coral button & ivory lace (Paper Studio); George & Basic Shapes, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); Gelly Roll pen; google eyes; Dazzling Diamonds & 1-3/8" Circle, Scallop, Spiral, & Scallop Circle punches (SU); dimensionals; sheer, coral ribbon (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine; die-cut trim (Basic Grey)


Michele Gross said...

Super cute tags! Whoooo could resist those big owl googlie eyes?? (sorry, couldn't resist that pun!) Cute kiddos too and I'm thinking those goggles are GENIUS!! :D

Tracey said...

Awesome tags!!! LOVE how you used the colour challenge!! Thanks for sharing your family precious!!

Laurie said...

Adorable Jinny! I love the phone book paper flower! So cute! The trim around the Happy Holidays circle is so pretty too! I love it!

Laurie said...

OH, I forgot to say the pics of you kiddos are super adorable! I love the pic of you dog too! So cute!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh dear Jinny! ALL three tags are darling! Love the googly eyed owl, the pretty flower embellishment and the lacy trim around the gift sentiment! Thank you very much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge!

Your family photos are precious :)

farmhouse-story said...

adorable tags, precious little ones, jinny:)