December 3, 2011

Christmas Tags & Weekly Challenge

So are you getting ready for Christmas. I know I sure am.... Still working on presents and I need to address my Christmas cards. This weekend I hope to finish my Christmas shopping too. So we are moving right along. This week I mass produced Christmas gift tags.  And I want to tell you I had so much fun with these little stockings. I know I scrap lifted them and I think it was from Emma at My Creative Time basically because of the boa!!! She loves to use them and so do I but it wasn't until I did this project did I realize why I stopped using the feathers..... What a mess and so hard to clean as the little feathers fly all over! But it was well worth it!
Today I have 2 videos. I designed the little stocking to flip open on my Gypsy which is what you will see on the first video. The Gypsy makes everything so easy to design so grab your coffee and let's get to work.

Then for the second video I changed the design as I was out of red 12x12 paper and I wanted something super simple. Now if you are in a hurry and you want to save money this second video is for you! Such a simple design and so fast to put together. If you need to mass produce this is your method. I did 32 tags in 2 hours! That is from design, cut, assembly all the way through clean up. You gotta love that.

This is just so simple! You will love it.

The first thing I did was adhere all the backs on the stockings. Easy-peasy with my ATG.

Then I put a little hot glue on from my glue gun. And I want you to know this is the first time I did not burn myself with it... I am so proud.

 Then I pressed my little pre-cut pieces of boa to each stocking.

 I then added a little twine to each stocking after I punched a little hole in it.

That simple! Now I challenge you to make ANYTHING you need for Christmas and link it up! Anything; Christmas cards, tags, trees, gifts, banners but it must contain red or white... just link it up. This week's winner will receive either a stamp set or a set of monogrammed note cards (winners choice). The winner will be chosen via All entries will be in by Friday 4PM on December 9th and the winner will be announced Saturday morning the 10th.
Thank you for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed today's post and thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to keep sharing with you.


Unknown said...

Your tags are so sassy and cute!!!! Congrats on not burning yourself!! I, too, have a love/hate relationship with hot glue :)

Unknown said...

I love them! I can not wait to try some of the tags I have seen here:)

papillon digital design said...

very cute! Now when did chester run back to you? I thought he was with Mya growing his feather for his ladylove. Feather's always reminds me of you. TFS

Jennasa said...

I LOVE MARABOU! These are so SASSY! I will definitely need to make these.

Great work!
~Jennasa from

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Gorgeous little stockings! Love the fun boa around the top! So simple yet so chic! LOVE it!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Soooo cute and simple!! I LOVE it!!! I should have something to link by tomorrow night!

Unknown said...

So brave to use pieces of boa ... but I LOVE your results! So so cuuuuute!

Jean said...

I love the feathers on top of your stockings, so neat. Thanks for the great challenge.

Just this... Alice said...

Thank you for sharing your great tags. I don't have the machine to do them with but I can use scissors to make some. However I learned to use the low temp glue gun after a trip to the doctor for a badly burned hand while working with pine cones. Low temp glue is great for paper crafting.