Showing posts with label Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas. Show all posts

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #12!!

Whoo hoo!!  I've finished all 12 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist!

Tag #12 was designed by Ellen Hutson herself.  It has 3 cute curvy Christmas trees made out of layered tissue paper and she thought it looked like something from Whooville from the Grinch.by Dr. Seuss.

Here's my rendition of her tag: I didn't have the supplies for the technique Ellen used on her tag base, so instead, I clear embossed the tag with Yonder Star Backgrounder by Waltzingmouse.  Then I sponged the whole tag with Victorian Velvet Ranger Distress Ink.
I didn't have the curvy tree die Ellen used so I used my Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree die.  I used 3 colors of tissue paper on each tree - alternating the colors with each die cut layer.  I adhered the layers over each other using foam tape.  I think my trees look like something out of Whooville too!  Very whimsicle with the mixed colors.
I made the tassles out of tissue paper using my Fringe Border Die from Memory Box.  I added this sentiment from Around Christmastime by WMS punching it with a 2" circle punch.
I also added this fun sentiment at the bottom along with a die cut arrow.
The arrow points to the back of the tag -  where the recipient will find....... a gift card tucked inside a little pocket!
Wouldn't this be a fun thing to find hanging on the tree Christmas morning!?!

Well -  this finishes the 12 Days of Christmas Tags -  It was so much fun seeing a new tag each day and then figuring out how to recreate it with the supplies I had in my craft room.   I'm so glad I did them this year -  and at the same time I'm glad I'm done!  Now to move on to other preparations for Christmas - like decorating, baking and wrapping presents!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Yonder Star Backgrounder, Around Christmastime
Paper:  White, Royal Violet DP Textstyle Polka Dot Parade - PTI, Stripe DP - Miss Caroline My Mind's Eye Paper Pack, Green, Purple & Pink Tissue paper.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves.
Accessories:  Circle punch - Fiskars, large oval punch - SU, foam tape, ScorTape, Fringe border die - Memory Box, Arrow die - Lead the Way MFT Dienamics, Pink sorbet twine - The Twinery, small snow covered stacker tree die - Dee's Distinctively.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas - Tags #10 and #11

I've got all of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas done accept for yesterday's which will be posted soon!  Today I'm posting my versions of Tag #10 and Tag #11.

Tag #10 was designed by Maile Belles.  I was happy to see a clean and simple design after the intenseness of  Tag #9 yesterday!  Here is my version of Maile's tag:
First I cut a tag out of Kraft card stock using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die.  I stamped two sentiments from Compliments of the Season by Waltzingmouse repeatedly in rows to cover my tag using Versamark and embossing it in white.  I used both satin ribbon and wrinkled seam tape at the top.
The trees and star are from Teeny Trees and the sentiment is from A Cottage Christmas - both sets from Waltzingmouse.  I used Worn Lipstick and Evergreen Ranger Distress inks for the trees.
Tag #11 was designed by Carolyn Parker and here is my interpretation of it:
My angel is from Earth Angel and the peace sentiment is from Festive Foliage.  I used a piece of sticky back canvas behind her instead of the cloth that Carolyn used.  I drew faux stitching around the edges with a fine tip brown pen and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.  I paper pieced my angel's dress and wings with the same patterned paper I used to cover the tag.
I didn't have the Tarnished Silver Glass Glitter Carolyn used so I used Ranger Distress Tea Dye Stickles around the edges of my tag.
I tied a triple bow through the hole at the top of the tag using wrinkled seam tape and attached a silver brad from Stampin'Up to the center.
On the bottom I attached an oval metal frame from Stampin'Up.  I stamped 'peace' on a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock, cut it with the small oval punch by Stampin'Up then sponged the edges with Tea Dye ink. It fit nicely inside the frame.

So - there's just one more tag to go and I'll be done!  I hope I haven't bored you to tears with all these tags...?!?!

Tag #10:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees, A Cottage Christmas, Compliments of the Season
Paper:  Kraft, white -PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Evergreen Bough
Accessories:  hot gun, white satin ribbon and black dotted ribbon - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, vanilla embossing powder - SU, Scor Tape

Tag #11:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Earth Angel, Festive Foliage
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Webster's Pages Petite Papers, sticky back canvas - Claudine Helmuth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Tag & Bookplate die - Tim Holtz Alterations, small oval punch - SU, Tea Dye Distress Stickles, Copics - R20, E00, Metal Frame and Big silver brad - SU, small brads - Imaginisce, wrinkled seam tape.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 8 and Day 9

Well, we're coming to the home stretch with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas -  today I have Day 8 and Day 9 to share with you!

Day #8 Tag was designed by Kelly Alvarez and here is my interpretation of it:
The background is stamped with a stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns by Waltzingmouse and the snowflake covering the hole at the top is from Sewing Box Christmas.
I clear embossed the cottage from A Cottage Home on watercolor paper and colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
I clear embossed this sentiment from A Cottage Christmas on white and then sponged it with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink.

Day #9 Tag was designed by Paula Cheney (and gave me fits! she used a lot of glitter and I just could not get the right look with the glitter I had - so I used brushed silver paper and added Crystal Ice Stickles!  I also sponged my background too much so there is not enough contrast between the wreath and the background...... Ugh!!
The tag is embossed with the Snowflake Embossing folder by Provo Craft, then inked with Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose Ranger Distress Stains. Paula used a Tim Holtz holly wreath die for her tag - which I do not have - so I die cut a circle out of Grunge Paper - layered it to a circle of text paper (from an old book).   I die cut a circle out of a sheet of Ranger Foil Tape for the center of the wreath. Then I punched holly out of the text paper with my Martha Stewart punch (that I just got at Michaels for half price!).  I attached each piece of holly around the outside edge of the circle with foam dots (ask me how long this took me!!!!)  The sparkly silver holly and sprig pieces sticking out at the bottom left and top write are die cut from Festive Foliage Greenery Sizzlit.

Some of the embossings on the tag were 'painted' with a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water.  My JOY letters are cut with Block Alphabet Dies from PTI.  The sentiment is by Wordsworth and cut with the Modern Label punch by Stampin'Up.  And I just realized I forgot to put on the pearl 'holly berries' !  My bow was made with wrinkled seam tape. 
 Three more tags to go and then I can go wrap presents!

Kelly's Tag #8:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns, A Cottage Home, A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  white - PTI, watercolor paper
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers - Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, hot gun, white embossing powder, yellow/pink twine - Pink Paislee, distresser - Ranger, Zutter Corner Rounder, Circle punch.

Paula's Tag #9:
Stamps:  Wordsworth
Paper:  Foil Tape Sheets - Ranger, Vintage Cream - PTI, Brushed Silver - Stampin' Up, text page from book
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.
Accessories:  Fanger Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose, Crystal Ice Stickles, Modern Label Punch - SU, Circle Nestabilities, Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold, holly punch - Martha Stewart, Block Alphabet Dies - PTI, mini mister - Ranger, Festive Foliage Greenery Sizzlit - Ranger, Snow flakes embossing folder - Provo Craft, Tag and bookplate die - Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tags #5, #6 and #7

As promised -  here are 3 more of my tags for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas.  I'm finally caught up - well, not in my posting of them but in my making of them!  They end on December 12th so I'll post my final tags in a day or so!

 The Day #5 Tag was designed by my very talented stamping friend, Kittie Caracciolo!  Here is my interpretation of it:
 I didn't add as much sparkle as Kittie - I had a little 'glitter crisis' when I tried to glitter the slopes (!) and had to tear them off and try again! -  so I just used my crimper to give them dimension (great idea Kittie!) and put a little glitter on the tree!
I used a different deer (Tim Holtz Alteration Mini Reindeer and 25 die) and tree (Dee's Distinctively - small snow covered tree die) and I added a little snow rabbit! (Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow)I love the stark white against the blue starry sky!

Day #6 tag was designed by Teri Anderson - and this is my take on it:
 I just didn't have it in me to make the pretty twine trees Teri created on her tag (winding all that twine around the tree shape!) - so instead I used my favorite new tree die from Dee's Distinctively.  I stamped some white cardstock with a woodgrain background stamp from the Woodgrain Backgrounder stamp set by Waltzingmouse.   I did add lots of twine to the top to make up for the design change!!
The pink stamped snow flake is from Compliments of the Season set and the Time to make Merry is from Ornate Ornaments - both by Waltzingmouse.  I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the centers of the snowflakes.
Day #7 tag was designed by Julia Stainton - and here is my tag:
I used some sparkly black Thicker letters that I had in my stash and I used the Tim Holtz rosette die as I didn't have the snowflake rosette.  (There's always something MORE to buy isn't there!!)  I dry embossed the tag with Snow Flakes embossing folder by Provo Craft and then I ran Tumbled Glass distress stain over the top.   I embossed the whole tag with Moon Glow Embossing powder that gave it an iridescent glow IRL!
I cut the rosette out of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap/Terminology, added a metal snowflake to the middle and wrapped Glitter Eyelet Yarn around the snowflake.

Sunday I worked on my Days 8 and 9 - and I'll be posting them soon!  Just 3 more to go after that!  These tags are fun - but what pressure to get them done in a timely fashion!!  (of course it's pressure I put on myself because I want to make them as soon as I see them!!)  I really like learning new techniques - or seeing how I can recreate the effect with what I have.

Kittie's Tag #5:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  white - PTI, DP - DCWV Winter collection
Ink:  None
Accessories:  wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, small snow covered tree die - Dee's Distinctively, foam tape, glitter, crimper, Mini Reindeer and 25 die - Tim Holtz Alterations, rabbit die - PTI Into the Meadow.

Teri's Tag #6
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain Backgrounder, Compliments of the Season, Ornate Ornaments
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag, white - PTI
Ink:  Memento Teal Zeal, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar
Accessories:  small snow covered tree die - Dee's Distinctively, Liquid Pearls White Opal, Crystal ice Stickles, foam tape,Pink Sorbet and Ocean Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Julia's Tag #7:
Stamps:  none
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap/Terminology
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  hot gun, moon glow embossing powder, tumbled Glass Distress Stain - Tim Holtz, glitter eyelet yarn - Martha Stewart, Black Thickers, Snow Flakes embossing folder - Provo Craft, Rosette Die - Tim Holtz Sizzlet, metal snowflake charm - from stash, rhinestone - Michaels, black ribbon - Amuse.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - #2,#3 and #4

I'm playing a little catch up here with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas -  today I have Claudine Helmuth's Tag #2, Julie Ebersole's Tag #3, and Jennifer McGuire's Tag #4!

Here is my interpretation of Claudine Helmuth's tag #2:
First I painted my manila shipping tag with Hydrangea Pink Acrylic Paint by Delta.  
The cute little VW car with the presents stacked up on top is from Amuse - called Car Load.  First I stamped it on white, then paper pieced it with dotted papers by PTI.  My dots are made with White Enamel accents by Ranager -  but I don't think I shook it enough because they dried clear rather than white!!??!!
The music and Naughty or Nice pieces are paper ribbon that I purchased many years ago at a ribbon shop in Wolfeboro, NH.  The red woodgrain is Washi tape from Freckled Fawn and the cute pom pom ribbon is by American Crafts.

Next is my interpretation of Julie Ebersole's Tag #3:
I had a bigger mitten than Julie's so I only used one -  and I didn't have a glassine envelope that would fit the space left so I didn't use one!
The mitten and sentiment are from the Sewing Box Christmas set by Waltzingmouse.  I embossed it in white on red card stock.  The snow flake is from the Winter Wonderland die by Tim Holtz.  I tied a piece of wrinkled seam tape around the mitten and let it hang down.

And my last tag for today - is my interpretation of Jennifer McGuire's Tag #4:
For this tag I used my Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die (that I forgot I had!!)  It's bigger than the Avery Shipping tags I've used on the rest of my tags so far -  but of course that means more space to fill as well!! The Peace sentiment is from Ornate Ornaments by Waltzingmouse.

I used a text background with a wonderful old world font from the Text It set by Waltzingmouse - embossing it in white and then sponging the tag with Ranger Distress Broken China.
I didn't think I could color my bird nicely the way Jennifer did hers - so I just sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and added a rhinestone eye.  I layered a die cut pine bough from the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Sizzlit die over the branch the bird is on.

So......be sure to check out Ellen's fun tags for Christmas -  there are prizes to be won if you link up your tags!  I'll be posting tags #5, #6, and #7 shortly I hope you stop back!

Tag#2:
Stamps:  Amuse - Car Load
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag 2 3/8" x 4 3/4", Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx black
Accessories:  White Enamel Accents - Ranger, Hydrangeo Pink Acrylic Paint - Delta, paper ribbon - ribbon shop in Wolfeboro, NH, washi tape - Freckled Fawn, black felt ribbon -Michaels, pink ribbon - Amuse, white pom-pom ribbon - American Crafts.

Tag #3:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Christmas
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag 2 3/8" x 4 3/4", white, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  White embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape, silver pearls - Michaels, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, blue ribbon -Amuse, snowflake die - Winter Wonderland/Tim Holtz Alterations.

Tag #4:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - text background from Text It, Peace from Ornate Ornaments
Paper:  White, dark chocolate, fine linen - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Broken China and Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  foam tape, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, tag from Tag and Bookmark die/Tim Holtz Alterations, red rhinestones - Kaiser craft, clear rhinestones - Michaels, bird - Caged Bird Die and Snow flake from Winter wonderland die - and pine branch from Festive Greenery Sizzlett die  -Tim Holtz Alterations.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

You Warm My Heart - Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #1

I just found Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2012 and thought I'd jump right in and participate even though I got a late start (they started on Dec 1)!

Tag #1 is by Sharon Harnist -  you can see her tag  here.  And here is the tag she inspired me to make:
I used different stamps and different materials that I had on hand - but I tried to create the same feeling of her tag!  I used the Layered Poinsettia by Spellbinders for my flower.

I used wrinkled seam binding and Glitter Eyelash Yarn for my ribbons tied at the top with a bell.

I used the Snow Day Pure Innocence set for my image - the wings and crown are from a Tim Holtz die - Heart Wings.  I didn't have the chunky glitter Sharon used but I did have Coarse Glitter and Sterling Glitter that I mixed together. (one is white and one is silver)


If you'd like some more Christmas Inspiration -  Creations by AR is having Christmas Days starting today!  For 10 days one of the DT will be creating a Christmas project using one of Adela's templates -  you can check out Day 1 here on PaperCraft Planet.     I'll be posting a project for Day 3 (Saturday) here so I hope you can stop by!  There will be prizes!!

Stamps: MFT - Snow Day
Paper: shpping tag - Avery, Kraft Core Coredinations Nostalgic Collection, white - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet
Accessories: bell - Michaels, Xyron Create a Sticker, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter and Sterling Glitter, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, wrinkled Seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, layered poinsettia - Spellbinders, wings and crown - Heart Wing Die Tim Holtz Alterations