Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Tags & WCMD

Hello, friends!  This is my second post of the has been a very BUSY one in honor of World Card Making Day

This afternoon I participated in Arlene's 90-Minute Challenge over at the Hero Arts blog; she challenged us to make either tags or tag cards using at least one Hero Arts stamp in a 90-minute time frame.  This was a challenge for me...I'm not a "tag" type, and I don't honestly think I've ever made any tag cards! 

Lucky for me, I had this set of tags that were given to me by my husband's aunt -- she saw them in a paper crafting kit and bought it, but wound up giving me a bunch of things she didn't ever use.  Lucky me!  Here is the sheet of punch-out tags:

So, here is what I was able to pop out, stamp, embellish and photograph within a 90-minute time frame:

Boy, these pre-made tags made this easy and fun!  So, here they are one by one...using all Hero Arts stamps. 

First up: a white embossed Branch and Flourish Tree and an old Hero Arts woodblock "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamped in black.  (You can tell I was rushing as the tree is not evenly centered!)

Next up, a small tag which I dry embossed with a snowflake embossing folder after stamping the large and small snowflake in navy blue, then jazzed it up with Stickles and a clear gem.  The sentiment is from the clear set "Laughter & Merriment."  (Again, rushing...not centered very well!)

Next...another sentiment from the clear design "Laughter & Merriment" set with a simple Prima flower and red gem added for a final touch. (Finally...placed this one correctly!)

I made a blue-toned tag for possible Hanukkah use ... the sentiment is also from the Hero Arts "Laughter & Merriment" clear set.

And finally, the tag that was the most time-consuming because of the fussy cutting of the kraft reindeer...

And that does it!  Phew!  I was also able to make a Christmas card today that I think I am actually going to send in for the World Card Making Day contest...I'm sure others have sent in boxes of cards, but I'm the silly girl who sends in one!  Oh, well, a girl can dream, can't she?

Happy World Card Making Day to all, and to all a good night!
(OK, now I'm just getting punchy...)


  1. These are all so fun, Judy! And what a neat idea to use the pre-made tags! My faves are the one with the tree (need to play with that stamp again) and the sweet reindeer - he looks so cute against the polka dots! Happy WCMD to you too! Hugs! :)

  2. These are fabulous tags, Judy. I adore that branch and flourish tree - just got it myself and I'm loving it. However, I think my favorite is that super sweet reindeer against the polka dot tag. Too cute! :) Ann

  3. My fav is the reindeer for sure, he really is a cutie against those polka dots! How lucky that you had those tags at your fingertips. Hey, at least you sent in a card, I have not sent in any!!! Not sure why!

  4. OH MY GOOOOODNESS--I love the different sizes and the different styles of these tags! LOOOOOOVE the reindeer...and the tree...and I LOVE that sentiment one--all are amazing:) LOVE!


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