Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 tags of Christmas...Day 1

I said I wasn't going to even attempt it...Lord knows I don't have the time...but when I saw Tim's tag today, I was inspired! So I just had to do one more thing in addition to the other swaps I am in, my December Daily, and of course, three kids in basketball (so we are at the gym every.single.night.).

Here is my version of the Day 1 tag:
I didn't have the Kraft Core cardstock, so I used a piece of teal Co'ordinations Color Core cardstock, dry and heat embossed with American Crafts Zing Embossing powder with a technique  similar to Tim's, then lightly inked the raised snowflakes with Tea Dye Distress Ink to distress instead of sanding. I designed the Noel title in SCAL and cut 3 times from cardstock, which I layered together, and covered with silver Stickles.I don't have the tattered banner die cut, so I hand cut a banner from a piece of music note paper and inked with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. The holly leaves and greenery were all cut with svgs and SCAL. I brushed the holly leaves with Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and brushed the edges of the holly and greenery with Moonlight Smooch. I made the pinecones using Tim's technique and a 3D Circle Flower svg- of course his were better, but I think I am pretty happy with mine, too! I used some Co'ordinations Graphic 45 cardstock for mine, then brushed the edges with Moonlight Smooch and sprinkled a little bit of Martha Stewart mica flake glitter while the ink was wet for "snow". I wanted to make the pearl dangles, too, but it was getting late, the kids were home from school, and I had to get dinner on the table so that we could go to basketball! (Which, I might add, went really well! My kids' teams all won, and all three of them scored 4 points each for their teams!!Woohoo!! Proud mama!)
Thanks for looking-it was fun to get out my crafty supplies and just play!


  1. your Noel is really pretty! I like it as much, or more than Tim's! good job with the substitutions too. I didn't have the Kraft Core paper either ;) (posted about my substitution on my blog if you want to see it since I expect him to use it again). I think the substitutions sometimes make the tags BETTER! :) love yours anyway!

  2. Oh my goodness, what would you create if you had time. That's simply gorgeous.

  3. You did an awesome job! I didn't have the Kraft core paper either.

  4. gorgeous! the "Noel" is divine!

  5. Love how you did it with your own stuff - it looks great!

  6. That is amazing - I like it better than the original (if I'm allowed to say that!) Awesome holly and pine conse.


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