Friday, December 30, 2016

Terminating 2016 with Two Tags!

Hello crafty cohorts and callers! How do you like my alliterations? Having a little sending-off-2016 fun! Here are two tags I made to house the big bucks and gift card I gave to my hubby and my son respectively for Christmas. Well, my son's is still on the Christmas tree. I always leave a little something on the tree from the Christmas mouse tied on with a yellow ribbon. My son perhaps thinks he is too old for such foolishness?? I'd keep it for myself, except it's a card for Chick Fila, and I really shouldn't be eating that yummy stuff! Thanks go to Linda of The Funkie Junkie  for the design on these tags. Be sure to pop over to her blog to see her gorgeous original!

My backgrounds were colored with Distress sprays in Evergreen Bough and Tarnished Brass and inked with more Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Distress inks. I think there might be a splash of Perfect Pearl spray on there, too. I splattered with Picket Fence paint and heat embossed in white with my new Winter Wishes stamps from Woodware, a prize I won from Crafty Cardmakers. Thank you, Dorothy; I love them! The die cut sentiments are Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays Thinlits.

The pockets were cut from water color paper I colored with Distress inks in Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo, also given a splatter of "snow". I used a Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die for the  decorative cut out at the top of the pocket. "Winter Wishes" is another stamp from the set by that name and heat embossed. Two Paper Snowflakes, Mini die cuts are given an extra bit of sparkle with Stickles. The two larger snowflakes tucked into the pocket are from that same die cut set. They were given their sparkle with Distress Clear Rock Candy glitter. There is a bit of that glitter on the Holiday Greens, Mini tucked in there, too.

Check out that cool vintage gift tag I tucked in there! I took a few shots of it to show you the holographic nature of it--they don't make them like that anymore! They're the kind you had to lick to stick! Yuck!

The tiny silver bells are from my stash. Really not much to these tags, and I was able to make them Christmas Eve between serving up meals at our church and an afternoon nap. 

I'm sharing these tags with these challenges:
-Scrapy Land Challenge #56-Let It Snow! I used 4 Sizzix die sets.

Thank you for being here with me this year! I've learned so much from all of you in blogland, and you have inspired me in ways you might never know. I'll say Happy New Year, but I'm not done yet with this year's posts!
 Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Divine duo (and great alliteration, couldn't resist to join in on that one! Love that gorgeous colour combo and a wonderful interpretation of Linda's original!
    Hope you will have a wonderful and inspiring 2017 filled with happiness and creativity!

  2. These are pretty, love the colours!

  3. I've so enjoyed catching up with your beautiful holiday makes this evening, Sara Emily! These last stages are phenomenal - wonderful colors and details throughout! Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous new year! xxx Lynn

  4. Wooooow, these are spectacular, Sara! I adore your grunge background and those pockets are such a marvelous idea! Your sparkling snowflakes are stunning and I love your embossing! Oh, what a beautiful vintage holographic gift tags, I've never seen those before! Awesome! Your hubby and your son are so lucky to have you, my sweet friend! I am sure they were over the moon happy when received these brilliant gifts!
    I wish you and yours a very happy New Year! Sending hugs to you! Branka xx

  5. Simply stunning Sara (had to join in!), the pockets are such a great idea (my men had to be satisfied with plain white envelopes - lol) and one I will try to remember for next year (which, my goodness is only tomorrow!!). Love the colours and the beautiful white embossing - gorgeous! Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Lovely variations on Linda's final tag - those pockets are so useful as well as beautiful aren't they?!
    Alison x

  7. Gorgeous tags/gift card holders. I love the paint spatters to look like snow and the tiny silver bells. Thank you so much for adding your pretty creation to our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  8. Lovely tags! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges.

  9. I recognized that design right away! Love these as well - I would love to find one of these on my tree! Beautiful as always, Sara Emily. Hugs!

  10. Spectacular, Sara Emily!! I love these!! The designs are amazing!! I love the colors and the details!! They are so festive and gorgeous my friend!! Love, love them!! Have a great evening sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Beautiful tags Sara Emily! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

  12. Hi Sara, I love your tags!! Outstanding color combo!Happy New Year! Thank you for joining our anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Ginny M, DT

  13. Gorgeous tags Sara! Your ink work is fabulous and I love the sparkly snowflakes.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge & Happy New Year!
    Mandy xx

  14. so fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

  15. Amazing creation wow lovely thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge !!!

  16. I love this frosty "mood" you have created. Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place!


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