Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas Gift Tag

Hello everyone!  I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your loved ones, and that the spirit of Christmas is still in your heart and home! I wandered back into the Closet on Christmas Eve to play a little...I needed a quick handmade tag to adorn a package of banana bread I made for a friend.


The background is stamped with an unknown maker's stamp from my stash in Distress paint-Picket Fence and dried.  I sprayed my card with water and spritzed with Distress sprays in Evergreen Bough and Fossilized Amber.  I edged in Ground Expresso and flicked on some water and dried.  This is Tim's November tag technique--a real favorite of mine! I colored the back using Tim's technique of inking my craft mat and spritzing with water, then dragging my tag though it. I dried it and blended on additional Distress inks and did the old Spritz and Flick for that vintage look. Colors are probably Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone. I failed to make a note, because I was tight for time.


The Woodlands tree (Sizzix die) was cut once in white card, and I had an extra on my work top left from a previous project colored with Distress inks and paints and Perfect Pearls spray. "Merry" was cut twice from two shades of green card using Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits and layered up. "Christmas" is part of a Flonzcraft sentiment heat embossed in white.



I used a miniature clothes pin (not a tiny one) to fasten the tag to the bag of goodies, but I forgot to take a photo. I had to get back in the Closet to make two more gifts! Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute, right?  Stay tuned; I will be posting these projects in the next two weeks.


I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge # 32 Holidays I used just two different Sizzix dies.
Crafty Cardmakers and More #154 Snow I hope you can see the snow on my tag; the white tree and white plaid background stamp is supposed to depict snow.
As You Like It Favorite Christmas Colors and Why I love traditional colors for Christmas, because they are unique to the holiday, but I like to change them into a vintage grungy palette.

Thank you for stopping today and for all your lovely comments.  I'm still trying to get around to see you all, and all the wonderful projects you have been working on over the holidays! I do love the inspiration!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

29 comments:

  1. What a pretty way to adorne such a great gift. Lovely background. :)

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  2. Beautiful card! love the background and and these trees are adorable! thank you for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbarayaya

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  3. What a lovely gift tag! I especially love how you thought to layer the letters in the word "Merry". So clever! I must try to remember that!
    Thanks for sharing your project with us at Emerald Creek Dares!
    {julia}

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  4. The background is beautiful Sara and I just love how you did the trees, they look so realistic! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Gorgeous tag, love your colour tones and the tree die is perfect. Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy blog....Jo. X

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  6. The card is beautiful... super backround.
    Thanks for sharing at FSC.
    Greets Carola

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  7. Last minute hair raising fun times in the closet is what it sounds like! Awesome sauce design. Love the green on green on green background with the vintage golds/Browns showing through. I bet you are plum worn out dearie. I can't wait to use my tree dies and get an early start on next years cards. Hugz to you muffin!

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  8. Wonderful card. Love the stamped background and gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

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  9. What a wonderful tag in green Sara Emily! love the shadowed sentiment and layered trees! Thanks for joining us (again!!) in the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

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  10. Ahhh - so earthy and natural - love your background and the entire look of this Sara. Seems like the perfect tag for you bread which I'm sure was the HIT of the gift!!! YUM!!! j.

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  11. Beautiful tag! Love the background you created and the tree in green and white! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!

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  12. That tree is gorgeous. This tag is awesome. I'm sure the bread was too. :)
    Thank you for sharing your tag with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  13. Great card, colours and design Sara and super definition on the tree.

    Many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping and Penny Black and More Challenges, Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

    B x

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  14. The only thing that I can think of that would be more wonderful than receiving one of your tags or cards for Christmas would be receiving (and eating) some of your home made banana bread!!
    Have a wonderful 2016 and I just can not say that enough!!
    sandy xx

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  15. Beautiful! Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  16. Love card Sara! Hope you're having a beautiful holiday season and chilling as much as possible. Thank you for my lovely comment over on my blog, and I'm sad to say the PT isn't going as well as I hoped - so holding out for Easter break now. Thanks for sticking with even though I've been MIA, I'm back on top of most things so just playing catch up now. Love and hugs, Gee xx

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  17. love your tag. very earthy feel to it. i totally get last minute. thank you for sharing it with us over at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

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  18. Another lovely, Sara! Fantastic tree, and love the color.... best of 2016 and beyond to you and yours - so glad to have met you in blogland! You continue to inspire! xxx Lynn

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  19. Wow, stunning tag, Sara! I love your background and colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  20. Simply beautiful!
    Happy 2016,my friend! xoxo

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  21. This tag is very pretty. I like the way you made Christmas tree. Looks really beautiful. Wish you a wonderful muse to create more beautiful things in a New Year!

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  22. Just love the "linen" background and gorgeous natural colour tones - another wonderful card with that tree, Sara.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016!
    Alison xx

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  23. A gorgeous Christmas gift tag. Your background and tree are beautiful and the shadow you have added to the die cut word by layering the letters is a brilliant idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

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  24. Gorgeous tag! Just popped by to wish you a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Chrisx

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  25. Beautiful tag !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND challenge blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT member

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  26. Gorgeous gift tag! I love making tags to go with baking! I cannot believe you had time to make this stunning tag on Christmas Eve!

    I know I say it all the time but I do love popping into your blog with all it's creative beauty! Although, I could never comment as eloquently as you do on my blog. I do try to rise when I pop in here. But only for you. I think we should be best friends;p I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares. Cheers, Nicole

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  27. Gorgeous gift tag! I love making tags to go with baking! I cannot believe you had time to make this stunning tag on Christmas Eve!

    I know I say it all the time but I do love popping into your blog with all it's creative beauty! Although, I could never comment as eloquently as you do on my blog. I do try to rise when I pop in here. But only for you. I think we should be best friends;p I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares. Cheers, Nicole

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  28. Beautiful natural colours such a gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

    Bec

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