Saturday, August 31, 2013

christmas tags (Moxie Fab, WMS, SSS)

Two tags to share with you (species: reject) which can  now make an appearance for the Holiday Gift Tag Challenge over at Moxie Fab World.  Also joining the Anything Goes fun at Simon Says Stamp.

First up... inspired by these wrapped trees Teri A. made for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas last year. My take on that tag didn't involve twine wrapping, but this one does.

I'm playing Challenge #4 at the Pajama Party over at Waltzingmouse cuz that "for You" sentiment is from one of the first stamps I purchased from WMS (my first order contained, um a couple sets ;) - Around Christmastime.  I love Claire's sentiments and font choices.

TIP:   for those of you trying to get published, I asked for critique on the above tag and was told that the fibers were a bit dated.  OK.  Me still likey.  But keep that in mind on your projects for submission.

Next up, remember the multi-layering of tissue paper, stitched down the middle?  Well I made this tag based on this tag- my tribute to Dr. Seuss and the Grinch - inspired by this tag by Ellen H.

Teensy, tiny little things but full of so much goodness.  They make me smile when I look at them. Hope you likey.

Supplies for for you:
Paper: kraft and black scrap, white crepe paper, striped October Afternoon
Stamps: sentiment Hero Arts
Ink : Walnut stein Distress, Versamark, Adirondack
Tools: tag die PTI, embossing plate Sizzix, tree die Sizzix
Other: embossing powder, twine, washi, fibers, bling

Supplies for ho ho ho:
Paper: kraft,  white cardboard
Stamps: sentiment WMS
Ink : Versamark
Tools: tag die PTI, embossing plate Sizzix
Other: embossing powder, twine, washi, fibers, sequins


  1. those tags are gorgeous and the xmas tree!! OMG

  2. They're far too nice to put on presents, dated fibres or not! I love how you've looped the twine round second tree.

  3. I'm sorry...the fibers are a bit dated??!!! Not in my world. They add interest and texture and caught my eye right away. Your tags are just cool. Love that tissue paper tree with its own little garland, and the peppermint striped hole saver. And the little wrapped tree...fabulous! Bev

  4. Such cute tags! Love the twine wrapped tree!

  5. Oooo! I love both, Maria! Especially the second one, with the way the tree is 3 dimensional. Saw it at Simon Says Stamp in the gallery when I linked up.

    Hope you are well, my talented friend!

  6. Very cute tags Maria! love the fibers, colors and all the accents!

  7. In love! Makes me long for a present with one of these AS the present!

  8. The trees are gorgeous! And the embossing in the background is the perfect touch.

  9. Hi Maria! Love both your tags - they are both so interesting to look at! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  10. Of course, I likey! Super job on those tags.

  11. These are fabulous Maria, and I'm not sure I see how fibres can be 'dated' think they missed a trick...but delighted you got to play along with us!! best of luck in the challenges!

  12. Howdy, Maria! Tags & "Kraft" always get my attention.
    I love your DARLING tags! So many FUN details!
    Beautifully done!

    Wish you the best with your new puppy!

  13. I adore these tags! The embossing and the twine wrapped tree on the first are wonderful, but I just LOVE the tree on the second!

  14. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  15. Die Karte mit dem Tannenbäumchen ist ja ganz hinreißend...
    Ich glaub ich hab mich gerade verliebt.
    Ganz lieben Gruß

  16. These tags are incredible! I love how you used the twine and the layered tissue paper...that brought back a lot of memories of decorations that my grandmother had in her home around it.

  17. Love these tags! Awesome trees too!

  18. yup. yer a genius. i LOVE the twine wrapped tree!!! will be caseing you on that one :)

  19. LOVE these! That simple twine wrapped around that tree is perfect!!!

  20. Gorgeous tags, Maria. I love all the details on it. I love those trees, so pretty. :-)


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