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Christmas Gift Tags Day 4

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to Day 4 of my Christmas Gift Tag Week. If you missed the previous three days, make sure you pop over to the posts for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 to check them out! Now on to the next tag; my personal favorite! Plus there’s some bonus content, a Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration unboxing! Check out my YouTube video at the end of this post to see all of the amazing products I received.

There are several different style tags in my series this week which all feature their own little, unique flair. I hope you enjoy all of the tags, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on my video tutorials.

I’m a huge fan of the red buffalo check that I’ve been seeing all over social media and in the stores this Christmas season. It just speaks to me! So I of course had to make a Christmas Gift Tag that coordinated with my decor so it would look extra beautiful under my tree. Thank goodness for Stampin’ Up!’s Buffalo Check background stamp! Now I can make it in any color I want!

I paired this background stamp with the very popular Winter Woods stamp set and coordinating dies, In The Woods. I stamped the large tree and sentiment onto Crumb Cake card stock using the Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad. I really love the look of gray on this card stock, it just gives it a more rustic feel.

After stamping my images, I cut out the tree using the In The Woods Dies and I cut out the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. There are so many different sizes in that die set, it’s perfect for a variety of projects! It just so happened to cut out this sentiment perfectly. Again, as with a lot of my other tags from this week, I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to act as my anchor for attaching my ribbon and twine. I really love how it pokes out from the top of the tag.

I really wanted to make this tag super sturdy, so I made sure it had plenty of layers on it. The best part about using lots of layers and dimension on a tag is that you don’t have to mail it! You can build it up as much as you want and it will look stunning on your packages! All of my packages are wrapped in this beautiful lined craft paper, so these tags coordinate beautifully.

These tags were designed to last a long time, so whether you snag that tag back after the recipient has opened their gift, or let them re-use it in their wrapping next year, these tags should hold up really well! And here’s a peek at my inspiration for this tag. I found this adorable basket and wool blanket at Marshalls. The sign came from Wal-Mart, and the flowers were left over from a craft shopping trip to Hobby Lobby where I picked up the materials to make the wreath for my door.

Measurements:

Real Red Cardstock: 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
Basic Gray Cardstock: 3″ x 4″ & 2″ x 3″
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Cardstock: Scraps for tree and sentiment

Materials:

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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
Click the picture above to check it out!

Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration! Every $50 (US) spent earns you one FREE level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! New this year, level 2 rewards with every $100 (US) spent! Head to my shop to check out all the awesome FREE items you can earn!

Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 19 – Panda Party

Today we are “hanging out” with the adorable panda from Party Pandas. He’s casually hanging from his balloon with a sentiment from the Occasions Catalog stamp set In The Trees that reads “We need to hang out more.” I love this sentiment paired with the adorable Party Pandas set. The only way you can get this adorable panda is for FREE during Sale-A-Bration happening right now!

I’ve used the Stampin’ Write Markers set of In Colors for 2016 – 2018. The colors I used are Dapper Denim for the shadow below the panda, and Flirty Flamingo for the shading on the balloon. I used a Blender Pen to fade the colors out slightly and used a technique where you color with the markers on an acrylic block to pick up the ink with the Blender Pen.

This technique would also work well with the Aqua Painters, although I would recommend using our Watercolor Paper if you use the Aqua Painters. The Watercolor Paper is specifically made to help soak up that water and leave a beautiful color without the paper “pilling” or warping too much.

By purchasing the basics below to make this card, you can earn the Party Pandas stamp set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:
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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 18 – Mixed Drinks

I’m bringing back a card I made WAY back when… I adore this clean & quick card and know quite a few people that would LOVE to get one of these sweet cards in the mail. It’s such a fun set, and features a lot of great drinks both of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic nature.

For such a FAST and EASY card, it sure does have a lot of character! I think it’s because the shadow below the glass adds some texture to an otherwise very clean card. The Cherry Cobbler ink makes a great red wine, such as a Merlot but could easily be substituted for So Saffron for a white wine like Riesling. Mmmm, my favorite!

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:
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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 17 – Lots of Lavender

Today is a purple-y day with this beautiful Lots of Lavender stamp set that is only available for FREE! That’s right, you read that correctly. Lots of Lavender is a FREE stamp set from our Sale-A-Bration catalog with a purchase of $50. There’s no limit to the amount of free products you can earn! Yay!

I really love the Glitter Enamel Dots on this card to compliment the Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, and Sweet Sugarplum. This is one of my favorite cards from my Clean & Quick Series. It’s so easy to stamp, and can be made for literally any occasion just by switching out the sentiment. So beautiful, so clean, so quick!

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:

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