Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop

When I saw that this month's challenge was to make holiday tags, I knew I had to play along. I decided to have fun and put a little extra something into these tags. Normally, I make a lot of very boring, generic tags for putting on wrapped gifts, so I had fun putting these together!

The challenge:
Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

I made 3 tags. The first one took a while, since I wanted to get the design just so. Once I had that all worked out, the next 2 came together quickly. I decided to use each of the tin type backgrounds throughout the tags. I used felt to mat the circles.

And here's one of the tags jazzing up this tin:

  • Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Types, Peace Be Still, Inside and Out: Holidays
  • Ink: Real Red, Landscape, Early Espresso
  • Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
  • Accessories, etc.: Limitless Layers 1-3/4 Circle Collection, Mat Stack 1, Felt, Buttons

Monday, November 08, 2010

A Row of Cupcakes

I finally sat down and made a few cards yesterday. This one was made to match a specific gift bag. In order to fit the 3 cupcakes on there, I made the card a somewhat strange size- I think it ended up being 7-3/8x4. Basically the two requirements I had for the size were that the 3 cupcakes would fit on the panel while leaving room for a background, and that the card would fit into that aqua envelope.

Because it ended up being such a wide card, I selected a few sentiments from Cupcake Collection that would work nicely together across the bottom of the panel.

  • Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot Basics
  • Ink: Only Orange, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Cocoa, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Lemon Tart, White, Cool Caribbean
  • Accessories, etc.: buttons, pop dots.
And here's the card with the gift bag. I love having homemade cards that coordinate with gift bags!