Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI blog hop: christmas cozy.

Out with the turkey, in with the Christmas!  (We had our Canadian thanksgiving in October, and have been itching to have our American friends catch up - hee hee!)

Here's the PTI blog hop inspiration photo:


I'm a traditional kind of gal when it comes to holiday decorating, so this fits in perfectly with my color scheme!  I pulled the garden greenery and the bright red and white gingham from this photo and came up with a set of holiday tags:


I used this week's MIM technique to layer sentiment stamps onto my kraft tag-base.  I then stamped a whole sheet of paper with the larger gingham strip in SU's real red ink.  Once the entire sheet was gingham-ed, I was able to make fast work of running my "in the meadow" dies through and ending up with this trio of gingham cuties.

I die-cut just as many white tags as I did kraft tags, so that I could tear the bottom half to look like snow drifts.  I gave each tag the finishing touch of holly leaves - the green leaves were embossed with an SU embossing folder, and the berries were given a hit of glossy accents.  Love how they shine!


I've created 10 of them so far, but I'll definitely be needing more of these before long!  I'm also entering these into the current simon says stamp challenge: tags!

If you're interested, here's a little peek into our holiday decorating - it's still a work in progress, but I hope you like it!

our tree, complete with ribbon accents from SU's clearance rack :)

I picked up these plain white letters on the cheap, and covered them with scrap papers

embroidery hoops, leftover fabric, felt, and PTI dies.  Love!

our sweater stockings

my favorite ornament: the scary woodland owl (my hubs hates it)

If you've scrolled all the way to the bottom, thanks for looking!

52 comments:

  1. Great tags! Love how you stamped your creatures in gingham! I would've never thought of that. Fabulous holiday decorating, too! I've got to find some ways to incorporate my PTI stuff onto my tree and everywhere else. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. love your tags and you holiday decorating is so beautiful!! love those sweater stockings!

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  3. Beautiful tags. Love stamping on the diesuts. Wondering if it is the new trend? Looks beautiful:)
    You Christmas decorations are gorgeous, Elena!

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  4. Love all your tags. Your holiday decorations are beautiful too.

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  5. LOVE those gingham diecuts- GREAT idea!
    Your decor is beautiful, too!!!

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  6. Amazing, Elena. You are so artistic, always were. =)

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  7. Wow ~ Your home could be our inspiration!! Beautiful! Love your tags too, the dicuts look darling in gingham!

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  8. your house is so stinkin' cute!!!

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  9. Your tags are just FABULOUS -- I LOVE them!!!

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  10. Super sweet tags! Love all the gingham die cut shapes! Happy Holidays!

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  11. WONDERFUL tags Elena! LOVE them - also want to say how much I LOVE your milk and cookie card featured on LF today - the whole picture would make a fabulous kitchen poster!
    Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

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  12. So cute! Those little gingham images are adorable. And I love your holiday decorations! Gets me inspired to pull mine out!

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  13. Wow, what a gorgeous tree and I think those gingham In the meadow diecuts are absolutely genius! I have my gingham set out right now to case them. LOL. Great idea and one I will be using.

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  14. I love your tags. They are so sweet and christmassy, and really do reflect the inspiration photo. Boy, after looking at the pictures of your house, I believe that the inspiration photo really could have been taken at your home. It looks like Christmas from a book or a movie.

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  15. wow! what a great set of tags! and such a fun idea to have those die cut gingham beauties!!
    we start holiday decorations today! yay!! Yours are BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. Great take on the challenge! Lovely tags . Your tree is lovely as well!

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  17. What cute tags - I love gingham and it looks so good here. Love all your decorations too!

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  18. Beautiful tags! I love those gingham deer and the textured holly leaves. Your home is lovely! Those sweater stockings are gorgeous.

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  19. Love those tags! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. One more thing: Congrats on your shout out from the Lawn Fawn blog. I remember that card--it was a good one.

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  21. These are the sweetest little tags...great job!!!

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  22. Great tags, Love how your house is decorated for the holidays too.

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  23. Love the tags. Beautiful gingham die cuts and textured holly leaves.

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  24. I just love your tags and your holiday decorations as well, thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love your tags and I love your Christmas decorations. Very, very nice. I love how you did your holly leaves in embossed green. That is a great effect.

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  26. What a lovely set of tags! Love all the details!

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  27. LOVE these tags! So smart to use the dies ono gingham paper!

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  28. WOW!! love your tags, they are gorgeous, and thanks for sharing all the Christmas decorating...thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  29. Your tags are beautiful! I also enjoyed seeing your holiday tree and creative JOY decoration!

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  30. Beautiful. I love how yu used the gingham for the characters on the tags.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  31. Great card! I love the gingham animals.

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  32. Wonderful Christmas tags and home decor! Thanks for all of the great inspiration!

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  33. wonderful tags! i love your decorating too!

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  34. Knockout tags! Love the gingham deer!

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  35. The tags are just too sweet, great take on the photo...

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  36. These are wonderful, Elena! And all of your decorations are fabulous, too! I love that owl and your stockings especially!

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  37. Oh my, I love your tag with the bit of gingham ! You decorating is just beautiful you have done a wonderful job so far.

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  38. Those tags are so cute. Love the gingham guys. Beautiful decorating.

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  39. Gorgeous group of tags. The gingham die cuts and the embossed holly leaves are wonderful accents.

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  40. Such great tags! Love the gingham print! Your home is beautifully decorated too. Those sweater stockings are gorgeous!

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  41. These tags are adorable, and the red gingham is just perfect!

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  42. oh what cute tags! and i love all your holiday decorations!

    thanks so much for visiting my blog siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com and taking the time to write such a kind comment. I would be honored if you stopped by again sometime or even signed up to follow me and I would do the same. thanks again! -mp

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  43. Wow - love your tags and the peaks into your decorated home! I love traditional colors for christmas and love the way you used the gingham on your tags! Plus your wall art is adorable!

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  44. Great tags!!! I love the idea of embossing the holly, that's perfect... and your decor is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  45. Your tags are wonderful! I love that you die cut the figures out of gingham...adds a nice country feel to them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Oh my goodness!! Can I hire you to come decorate my house? :)

    Those tags are amazing too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ginham silhouettes!

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  47. Wow, simply stunning

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week

    Hugs

    Jo

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  48. Very sweet! Love the rustic feel with the kraft, gingham, and yarn tie!

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  49. Wow, great stockings. Did you make or buy those? I'd love info on them, we are in need of lovely stockings. Thanks!

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    1. I made the tags, but bought the stockings :). I can't even tell you from where, only that it was after christmas, and on liquidation, lol.

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