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!