Friday, November 4, 2016

holiday TAGplorations fun


I'm joining in the fun over at STAMPlorations. We're all about making Christmas tags today. Take a look at the plethora of great ideas the DT and guest designers have come up with. Maybe you'll find a design you'd like to use on your Christmas tags this year!

For my tag I've gone the chalkboard route and also used a die cutting technique I've used here and here. It's quite fun when you have a symmetric shape like this Trendy Christmas Trees tree.


It's simple. You just fold up some tissue or crepe paper to get lots of layers. Then you die cut it once or twice. I think I have 20-30 layers. Then you stitch down the middle to keep them all together. The most tedious part is separating all the layers that have been pressed together so nicely by the die cutting machine ;)

I cut my tag shape using ATC Tag Builder from CUTplorations fun. Just love that playful feel to it. Keeping with the feel, I heat embossed a sentiment and star from Trendy Christmas Trees and added some faux stitching with a white gel pen.

A gingham PP hole reinforcer, some baker's twine and some chalkboard "smear" completed my design. Do have a look at the tags being shared on the STAMPlorations blog. And check out the prizes that are up for grabs too, both for commenting and linking up a tag! You have through Nov. 25th. Thanks for visiting.

I'm going over to the Holiday challenge at A Blog Named Hero with this tag. And at the Black + One other Color challenge at Inkspirational.

37 comments:

Shery @ STAMPlorations said...

Your card is just fun, Maria! Love the chalkboard effect. Have to try that die-cutting technique when I get a chance.

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I love the chalkboard feel to your tag and your stitched dimensional tree is such a clever and fun idea!!

Melissa L. said...

Oooo, ooooo, ooo, ooo, oooooo....... LOVE it. Chalkboard = Melissa loving. Maria, CASEing is commencing!

vinita jain said...

Ooh! Simply unique style with such Chalkboard look and addition of stitching is so clever!

cm said...

Your multi-layered tree, paired with the chalkboard background, is absolutely marvelous! Love the red/black pairing! Oh, that bit gingham: sweet special touch! LOVE!
Hugs~c

Marianne said...

Now I know why I have been saving all the tissue paper that was used for packaging the stamps and dies I ordered from different companies. Cannot wait to CASE this.

Amy A said...

What a cute and clever idea with the tissue paper Maria! Love it with the Chalkboard background! xx
Amy
{Lil Cutie Creations}

laury55 said...

love the way you layered the tissue to create the Xmas tree

Preety said...

Loveee the combo of black and red on the tag and the stitched look is soo cute :)

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun and clever tag. So eye catching, thank you for the inspiration x

Pink Unicorn said...

I love how the fun and slightly whacky font of the sentiment goes so well with the chalkboard look and the red layered tree just pops against that black background!

ionabunny said...

Love this. Love the red on black, the chalkboard look, the fun tag shape and stitching. Hugz

Kim Heggins said...

So cute....what a wonderful and sweet tag.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome dimension and textures! Delightful tag!

Craftyfield said...

Clever and fun idea! I love the chalkboard look too...

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, very clever tag. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Craftychris said...

Love the layered Christmas tree, such fun! Fab tag! xxx

Mary Holshouser said...

fun idea.
Love the 3-d tree.
thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful tag design and I love that tree the way you did it.

Leanne said...

Like the way you stitched the die cuts together to make this lovely tag

Pia Larsen said...

Super Christmas tag!
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. Sure hope you'll join us again soon :)
Pia xx

Anita in France said...

I just want to ruffle that fabulous layered tree, Maria ... looks brillliant against the chalkboard ... and I love the detailing with the silver star and gingham reinforcer! Hugs, Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Reminds me of paper Christmas decorations we used to have when I was a child.

2amscrapper said...

fun technique!

Gail said...

Awe look at this beautiful layered tree! Love it!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! Awesome tag!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ha - you just gave me an idea! THANK you!!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS tag :)
LOVE the POP of red from your dimensional tree against the chalkboard & faux stitched base!!!

SHartl said...

Oh!!! That little tissue paper tree is so fun and creative! I never thought to use this technique on a tag, but it's just great!

Jane said...

Wow love that stitched tree, reminds me of hanging decorations we used to have when I was a child. Really pops against the chalkboard too.

The Altered Paper said...

I love the technique you used with the tissue paper! Beautiful tag!

Helen Gullett said...

Maria, this is amazing! Love your chalk tag with the 3d tree!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Awww, this is super cute!

Tanvi Shah said...

Fabulous tag Maria!

Helen F. said...

What a fun Christmas tree idea on your tag, Maria! :-)

Sue LD said...

Love the chalkboard and the layered tree.

Tina Z. said...

This is stunning, great idea!

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