Sunday 22 December 2013

22nd Dec - Tags

For our last challenge of 2013, we challenge you to create a Christmas layout with a tag on it. It could be one of the tags you made for your presents or a tag you received on a gift, up to you!

Here's what the design team created;

This is the first time I'm doing a December Daily and I really have enjoyed the process! It's so fast to fill the pages so you can do one week in a day. This is the day number six, I bought some presents and in my way home I found the nutcracker's chocolate and I needed to photograph.

I use a tag behind the Christmas tree's picture and I wrote some memories about that day almost in backgroud of the page.

For this year's Christmas presents I made a bunch of small kraft tags, embossed and layered with snowflakes. Luckily I had just three left to go with my layout with pictures from last year's Christmas Eve.
My nieces were so exhausted from unpacking their presents, they fell asleep around 11pm already!

This page is a bit different from my normal ones. I started with a 6 x 12 divided page protector in which I placed the photos. Then I used some tape to attach a piece of 6 x 12 patterned paper to it. It is OK for me that the left part of the layout will be "unprotected" in my album - the harder part will be to find some coordinating for the back of this layout!
What is it with cats and boxes/baskets? Mercedes can spot an empty one as soon as it's in the house!
This particular day I was wrapping gifts in some baskets:

My tag

I created my Christmas tag special with this page in mind.  Although, I have to admit that I had a completely different idea in mind until my Jenni Bowlin Papercrafting Kit arrived.  The Echo Park papers and Studio Calico bits inspired me so much, that I scrapped my original plan and went with this.
The base of my tag is a fun BINGO card, and I just couldn't love that little, vintage, Santa stamp, that tops it, any more.  Lots of vellum bits and textural trims add interest and round out the whole design.
All my elements were grounded on a yummy, green, chevron, patterned paper, which I smudged with Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist and stamped with my favorite grid stamp.  And a few, gold bits, along with Santa's glittered hat, add just the right amount of shimmer and shine.  Merry Christmas!


I started off this page thinking I would use loads of tags…then after I had made my tag and shifted pieces of paper about I decided that I needed some mess too.  So inking, stamping and layering, with a tag in a pocked and this is what I came up with!

Wishing you all a super Christmas.

I desided to put the photo on a tag to meet this challenge. Also on this page I am using paper from this month's sponsor FabScraps . The collection is called Angelic Christmas. 

The Chipboard three is from A2Z Scraplets and the rest is FabScraps.


Our family name is "Ho" so during the holidays I am always on the lookout for tags and cards that say Ho Ho Ho on them. When we were given the challenge of incorporating a tag onto a holiday layout, I knew exactly which one to reach for.

Here is the layout I made, documenting the first Christmas my husband and I celebrated together while we were dating -

Here's a close-up shot of the little gift tag ...

Don't forget our sponsor this month is fabscraps, if you get any creative time during the holidays to join in with us you could win a great prize from them.

I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thank you to everyone for joining in with our challenges over the past year, we love seeing what you create! We will be back in the new year with more new challenges to inspire you!

1 comment:

  1. Finally playing along ;) Looking forward to seeing you in 2014.


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