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December 2014

Undert the Tree Specialty Designer Paper Tag and Mini Card

DSCN4838Hi Everyone! This is the last in the tag and mini card series for the week. I had a lot of fun making these different tags for my packages to different people. My hubby is a big fishing buff and my mom gave him a 'fishing Santa' one Christmas. He pretty much sits on our mantel all year round!

Tag: 2" x 4" Under the Tree Designer Series Paper. Use Angled Tag Topper Punch. Stamp sentiment on 1-3/8"x 3" piece of Crumb Cake using Cherry Cobbler ink. Die cut Star (Under the Tree DP) Add Linen Thread view larger imagem Dscn4842 .

Mini Card: 3" x6" Crumb Cake cardstock - fold for card base. 2-7/8"x 2-7/8" Under the Tree DP layer. Die cut star.

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Festival of Trees Tag & Mini Card

DSCN4835Hi Everyone! Here's #4 of 5 in our series of tags and mini cards. Festival of Trees and All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper.



Steps are very similar for both tag and mini card.


Tag: With a 2" x 4" Smoky Slate cardstock, use Tag Topper Scallop Punch to create tag. Use Corner Rounder to round bottom corners.
Mini Card - 3"x 6" Whisper White card base. Designer Paper cut at 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"

Great time to use up some All is Calm designer paper scraps! Add layers and banners.

Punch 2-1/2" Smoky Slate Circle Punch 2" Whisper White Circle. adhere and cut off part of circle - adhere to tag or card case.

With Silver Encore, stamp tree and punch with Tree Punch.


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Mrs. Claus Dress Tag & Mini Card

  DSCN4833Hi Everyone! The tag and mini card uses a few retired items. Many of you have the Dress-Up Framelits and here's another way to use it.


I was using up some retired Gumball Green Cardstock - but you can sub with either Garden Green or Wild Wasabi!

Tag: With green cardstock, die cut tag from Apothecary Accents Framelit. Use Endless Wishes stamp set and VersaMark ink to stamp background. With Real Red Cardstock, die cut dress from Dress-up Framelits.

Punch a 1-1/4 Scallop Circle from Whisper White scrap. Cut in half and adhere to dress collar. With 1' Circle punch - punch notch from top of collar to form scoop neckline.

Emboss dress with an embossing folder. (retired snowflake used)

With a 1/8" -1/4" strip of Basic Black - add belt. Scrap Daffodil Delight for buckle.

Mini Card: 3" x 6" Whisper White - fold in half for card base.

2-7/8 " x 2-7/8" green card stock.

With Endless Wishes and VersaMark - stamp background and adhere to card base.

Make dress - same as tag. Option! - only emboss the bottom half for a different look!


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Ornamental Pine Tag & Mini Card

DSCN4824Hi Everyone! I'm sooooo gaga about Ornamental Pine stamp set. This tag and mini card shows how you don't need a lot of extras to get an AWESOME look. I did add a little Dazzling Details on the white snow on the pine cones to catch the light.


For Tag:

Take 2"x4" Whisper White and use the Tag Topper Scallop Punch to make tag.

Round corners with Corner Rounder Punch. With Wild Wasabi, stamp pine branch image.

Stamp pinecone image with Early Espresso ink.

Stamp sentiment with Real Red Ink.

Add Ribbon (retired product shown)


For Mini Card:

Take 3" x 6" Whisper White - score and fold for card base.


Same stamping as tag. Stamp inside of card and outside of mini envelope.

Optional for both. Add Dazzling Diamond glitter on pinecones using 2-way glue pen.



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Wonderous Wreath Tag & Mini Card Set

 Hi Everyone! I'm on a tag and mini-card streak! Great for gift packaging or tucking in a note with a gift bag. I have a Christmas sugar-coated collection that sits on my mantel. This tag set looks great with it thanks to the Glimmer Paper!

Here it is as a tag:


Here it is as a mini card:

DSCN4817General instructions:

With Wild Wasabi classic ink, stamp wreath. With Real Red classic ink, stamp berry overtop. Die cut wreath. Die cut bow out of Real Red Glimmer Paper.

Stamp sentiment from Ornamental Pine and die cut out with Project Life framelit.

For tag:

With Circle Framelits cut circle out of Real Red and emboss. Punch 1/8" circle and thread ribbon. Adhere wreath.

For mini card: 6"x 3" whisper white fold in half. 2-7/8' x 2-7/8" Real Red. Use an embossing folder for added texture. Adhere to card base. Adhere wreath.


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Family Antique Button Christmas Trees


Button tree mainHi Everyone! On Saturday I invited my daughter Erin and my 2 nieces over to make framed Christmas trees out of their great-grandmother's buttons (Nan Slater). I've been 'holding' this box of buttons for 15 years. It doesn't show, but we cut down cardstock to fit the frame and stamped a tone on tone background with Gorgeous Grunge and Snowflake Soiree (retired) stamp sets.

Buttontree3The fun part for me was watching them sort and dig through the button box. There were all sorts of little treasures like sardine keys, random pins and such too. Their grandma Mariyln Slater (who still works for the family's business at 81 and is my co-worker!) contributed costume jewelry of Nans that we deconstructed for tree embellishments.

They desinged the trees first on the stamped cardstock, then hot glued into place. TIP - have tweezers on hand to avoid getting hot glue on skin with small buttons.

Here are their final button trees!


Button treeLaura's

Buttontree4And Melissa's

Buttontree2It warmed my heart, well first, that they all came over, and two that they were all so excited with their Christmas Trees. In fact, they want to come this weekend to make more for the rest of the family. How sweet! And I'm thrilled we all have a wonderful memory getting together to make the trees out of their great-grandma's button box.


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Owl Punch Tag with Mug - Gift Idea!

DSCN4772Hi Everyone! How cute is this mug I found at Walmart?! I made a matching tag using the Owl Builder Punch and Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack. They were part of my craft fair booth items. I save back a few to use for my personal gifting this year. Makes for a great teacher gift, co-worker or general thank you gift!


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Team Swap - Holiday Tags!

DSCN4805Hi Everyone! We mixed up our swap themes a little in November and made tags. What an awesome variety of tags we now have! So many tags to inspire. Click on the thumbnail images below to scroll through. Thanks Linda, Lisa, Vickie, Davette, Summer, Janelle, Jackie, & Wendy for swapping!

Here are their creations:


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