Friday, November 6, 2015

Joyful Christmas Tag

Happy Friday my stamping friends!  I have been off work this past week to be 'nurse' to Kent who had his right hip replaced a week ago Wednesday.    He's in some pain but on the road to recovery!  And I have had time this week to clean up my craft room a bit and to get ahead on some DT stamping projects - WIN/WIN!!  accept that I have to go back to work on Monday......

So, today - I have a sweet Christmas tag to share.  I used my brandy-new Folded Tags Die from PTI.  I stenciled it using Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I also used my brandy-new (I've been bad - don't tell Santa!!)  Joyful Christmas stamp and die sets from PTI.  Don't you just LOVE this bottle brush tree??  The set has 3 tree sizes - this is the middle size.  I stamped it in Iced Spruce and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.  I embossed the star in gold and adhered it to the top of the tree.  I added 5 little half pearls as ornaments - I wanted to keep the soft earthy color theme going!
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I stenciled the inside of the tag as well - adding 3 stamped stars.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Iced Spruce.
I looped a piece of Cappuccino twine through the hole.
 I'm linking my tag to the following challenges:
Have you heard about Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas over on her blog?  It started on Nov 4th and goes to Nov 15th -  Last year was her first year doing it and she asked me to be a tag contributor - which I happily did - and she graciously invited me to join in again this year.  My tag will be posting on November 11th -  but today I'm linking this one up to the challenge - because there are PRIZES TO BE WON!!!  whoo hoo!   Check it all out here
It has to be a mixed media tag - I used stamps, stenciling, and embossing..

I'm also linking to the Happy Little Stamper Christmas Challenge - Tag

I'd also like to remind everyone that the November A Vintage Journey challenge just started today - the theme is Baby You're a Firework!  We'd love for you to join in!  We're also welcoming 3 new Creative Guides to our team.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Stamps:  Joyful Christmas - PTI
Paper  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, Ground Espresso, Versamark
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, sticky half pearls, blending tool - Ranger, Folded Tags Die and Joyful Christmas Die set - PTI, Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Cappuccino Twine - The Twinery.


Loll said...

Beautiful tag Julia. Love the soft, vintage colours of your tag ... and LOVE your new bottle brush tree --- it's very cool!! And what a great design for the folded tag so that you can write on the inside and people don't have to try to flip to the back ... genius design!. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tag at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the Vintage vibe! That PTI tree is darling! I hope your hubby has a speedy recovery!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a unique tag Julia, love the way it folds down but not all the way! The stripes work well on this design and the little tree is just lovely.

Hugs :)
My Little Craft Things

Karen D. said...

so pretty! love how you layered them...

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very intriguing tag and such warm colors. I love the bottle tree and your use of the half pearls as ornaments. Wonderful stripes and sentiment! TFS! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet the vintage look.

Mary Marsh said...

I am such a big fan of the tags you make Julia-love this one as well and the new goodies from PTI - hope Kent is doing well

Leigh Penner said...


butterfly said...

Love those stripes - they give a really modern look to the design - and of course the colours are right up my street!
Alison xx

Lee-Anne said...

Love the neutrals colors on this, Julia! That folded tag die is so awesome! Absolutely gorgeous tag!

maria f. said...

The flap on the tag is a fabulous idea. Love your neutral color scheme too, Julia.

Inkyfingers said...

Love the non traditional, soft colours on your gorgeous tag Julia, and the folded design is great!
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.
Carol x

Susan said...

Love the neutral colours and the way you tag opens up! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!