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Vintage Christmas Tag + Tutorial

There are always a few gifts to which you dedicate a little more time and effort… Perhaps not all tags will be personalized but some you might want to make with extra special thought. Here is a nice tutorial to help you create a layered and detailed vintage Christmas tag for that special someone.

I have a complete tutorial for you! Click HERE to view it. Leave me a comment below letting me know if you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I will be back with more tutorials and ideas soon.

Sharing with: Docerela – Color Challenge / Let’s Craft & Create – Christmas / Poppystamps – Tempting Tags

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Rustic Christmas Ornament Tag

First and foremost, merry Christmas! May you and your loved ones rejoice and enjoy each other’s company as you celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus. Since these dates are also about sharing and giving to others, I decided to make a very simple but elegant project that’s perfect for Christmas gift bags or wrapped presents. I made an ornament shaped tag, embellished with a big burlap bow stamped with polka dots.

Ann Butler’s 2″ Stripes. Dots. Hearts Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity
Clearsnap Crafter’s Ink in Snow
Colorbox embossing powder in white
Beacon’s Premium Tacky Glue
Spellbinders Victoria Accents
Spellbinders Circles Small
Fancy Pants Artist Edition Burlap Bows
Stampin’ Up Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Gina K. Designs Gold string
Leather textured cardstock in white and light brown

This an easy tag to make, and the result is great. Personalizing your embellishments definitely makes a difference! To learn how I made it, click here to be directed to the Ann Butler Designs blog where a brief step by step tutorial can be found.

I hope you like this idea! Though all your Christmas presents must be wrapped and ready by now, this tag would work nicely for other occasions too. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

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Steampunked Christmas Tag

Days are going by so fast and Christmas is right around the corner, so there’s only a few more days left to make beautiful Christmas projects. Today I want to share a tag that I created for Sin City Stamps. To make it I used a very nice stamp set from Sin City Stamps called Steampunk’d Christmas. I honestly love how this tag turned out. I wish the photo made it justice!

To make my tag I followed these steps:

1. Stamp and heat emboss in gold the largest gear stamp on a beige cardstock tag. I stamped it twice.
2. Stamp and heat emboss in gold a post stamp on the tag too.
3. Apply Crafter’s Ink in Aquamarine and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the tag using a sponge applicator.
4. Die cut three poinsettias in white and sponge with ink to match the tag’s background.
5. Embellish the poinsettias with aquamarine pearl stickers.

6. Stamp the Christmas word sentiment to a piece of beige cardstock and cut a banner.
7. Apply inks to the banner to match the rest of the design.
8. Double mount the sentiment banner to the bottom of the tag using foam adhesive.
9. As a final touch, add jute twine around the poinsettia bouquet and a piece of gold ribbon to the tag eyelet. I roughly sponged aquamarine ink the the gold ribbon to give it a vintage look.

I want to dedicate this tag to my sister who is celebrating her birthday today! We wish you a wonderful year sister. Enjoy your day!

I hope you like my tag and tutorial! Remember that Sin City Stamps also has an inspiration blog where all the designers share their ideas and creativity. Make sure you stop by to check out their Christmas projects too!

Thank you for stopping by!

I’d like to submit my card to:
Christmas with Non-traditional colors – MilkCoffee Challenge

Christmas / Holiday Season – The Crafter’s Cafe
Anything Christmas but a Card – Crafting for all Seasons
Mono Christmas – Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Frilly Christmas – Mod Squad Challenge

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Rustic Poinsettia Tag

Today I want to share a tag I made for this week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such: Christmas Tags.

I used a lovely pre-printed tag from Fancy Pants Designs’ Burlaps and Bouquets collection. I picked the burned red and beige from the tag and added green as a third color, to create a nice, earthy combination. I used beige cardstock for the die cuts entirely and colored them with ink afterwards, that way I could have a hint of beige everywhere.

Main Supplies
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Spellbinders New Fancy Label Tags One
Mini Ink Blending Tool
1/2″ Scor-Tape 
Baby Pearls – LeCreme 

I die cut two small poinsettias, and cut some petals from a smaller flower for the leaves too, since the original leaf die was too large to fit the small tag. I colored the poinsettias with Barn Door distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink.

I die cut two coordinating labels with the new Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One. I stenciled the labels with Peeled Paint distress ink, but I applied much less ink to the smaller one. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the new Our Daily Bread Designs’ Silk Stars stamp set using Crafter’s Ink in Bark. Half a dozen Baby Pearls finished the design, giving the flowers a delicate touch to contrast their rustic look!

I love how the tag turned out. It will certainly be added to a Christmas gift this year!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little tag! Check out the supplies used on Classy Cards ‘n Such store. I also invite you to browse the new products added recently and the clearance section for some great deals! If you missed our recent Black Friday sale, no worries… Use my code Gracie-10 so you can get 10% off your entire order, clearance products included! How about that?

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time!

I’d like to submit my tag to:
Hiding in my Craft Room – Freestyle

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Christmas Tag

I have a Christmas tag to share with you today, made with Ewe-N-Me Printables’ Cocoa/Treat Envelope – Holiday Kris 101. I love this vintage Santa image.

I printed the Holiday Kris 101 image and die cut the Santa using a label die with a delicate border. I die cut a second label from metallic embossed cardstock in cream. I mounted the Santa image to the metallic die cut and then adhered a white cardstock label on the back too, to add a message. Finally I added glitter glue to the Christmas tree on the image, trying not to wet the paper too much.

This framed Santa would certainly look great on a card too! I invite you to experiment with this lovely vintage file and find out what you can come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Metal Flowers and a Tag

Hello again! I rarely do two posts the same day but I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made using Avery Elle stamps and dies, combined with some craft metal and other different materials, that ended up looking so well together. It is a simple and layered/freestyle collage card.

// added lots of little details around the circular window. The polka dot background is from a digital paper pack that I printed on linen cardstock. I added a 7/8″ wide gross grain pink ribbon across the front of the card, vertically and started attaching all my embellishments on top of it.

I die cut the flowers from craft metal instead of paper. I used Add a Little Dazzle metal sheets in Pucker Me Pink and Princess Pink. I wanted the flowers to look as organic as possible so I creased and sanded them a bit. The tag was die cut from kraft corrugate paper. To finish the design I added a vellum banner that I heat embossed with a Happy Birthday sentiment.

I really enjoyed making this card. It’s something unusual for the blog but if you follow me you know how much I enjoy cleaner designs too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
This card is participating in:
In the Pink for October – Mod Squad Challenge
Challenge #45 – Add a Little Dazzle
Spring Forward, Fall Back – Power Poppy
Celebrate – Just Us Girls
October Challenge – Craftyhazelnut’s PPC

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Vintage Tag

Today I want to share with you a tag I made for  Ewe-n-Me Printables! I worked with the same collage sheet I used for last friday’s vintage card: Collage Sheet – Roses. I, without planning, used the same image from the sheet, only the smaller one (the collage includes two of each image, a small and a large one). 

This is a 5 1/2″ x 3″ tag I stamped, heat embossed, colored and distressed with ink, all on a vintage handwriting patterned paper. The small collage image was also distressed and mounted on the tag. This is a very nice and simple vintage project anyone can try out and it would certainly look very pretty on a gift bag.

// Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked my tag and that you feel inspired to create some projects of your own with this lovely digitals too!

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Shabby Chic Gift Tag – Dies R Us

It is incredible how fast this year is going by, don’t you think? A new month begins, and as every first of the month it’s time for another Dies R Us Challenge: Gift Tags. Of course our main rule is that you use die cuts on your project. In fact, I tried to add as many as possible to my shabby chic tag! I have been doing so much lately, I was happy to finally get a bit of time for myself to sit on my desk and make my tag. I was instantly inspired… I needed the break badly!

Dies used:
Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Labels Twenty-Five 
Spellbinders – Borderabilities – A2 Scalloped Borders Two 
**NEW**Spellbinders – D-Lites – Fancy Label Tags One 
Spellbinders – D-Lites – Fantastic Flourish 3 
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Collection – Rose Creations 
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Collection – Carnation Creations 
Impression Obsession – Birds 
Cas-ual Fridays Casual Vine Fri-dies

To make my tag I die cut two labels, one from pink cardstock and another one from floral patterned paper (see here). The patterned label was also cut with a Borderabilities die, and was then mounted on top of the pink label. I love how the the patterned layer looks against the pink.

I added a piece of pink ribbon approximately across the middle of the tag, vertically, hiding the ends behind the patterned piece. I adhered a flourish corner, some vines die cut from green cardstock, old handwriting patterned paper (see here) and craft metal I painted with silver acrylic paint. I also attached some birds, I die cut twice and mounted to create a decoupage effect. I continued embellishing my tag with some small flowers and a little tag on which I stamped “with love” from Avery Elle Simply Tags stamp set.

To finish the design I added some crystals, applied a bit of silver acrylic paint here and there to add detail, and tied a piece of pink ribbon on the top. I love how this tag looks! It would look lovely on a gift bag but it would also look very nice adorning the front of a card.


I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge! Remember that as always Dies R Us will give away a $10 voucher to one lucky winner! I invite you to stop by Dies R Us Challenge Blog and check out what my teammates have created… They made some gorgeous tags for you to see!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

This project is participating in:
Shabby Chic – The Craft Place Challenge

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Vintage Tag – Sin City Stamps

Good day everyone! This weekend my blog has been jam packed with posts and projects, which is great. This time I’m here to show you a project and a step by step tutorial I made for Sin City Stamps. 

Sin City Stamps designs, presses and packages deep etched art rubber stamps. Their stamps are beautifully designed in vintage style. They also carry stencils, chipboard elements, die cuts and much more.

For today I created a vintage tag from scratch, using basically stamps and inks:

Stamps – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps: Vintage Postcard. Flourishes: Spring Bouquet. Docrafts: Happy Days (Ticket Stubs). Bo Bunny: It Is Written.

Inks – Ranger: Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Old Paper, Vintage photo; Embossing ink. Brilliance: Pearlescent Beige. Memento: Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink.
Markers – Spectrum Noir: PP3, PP5, PL1, PL2, BP2, LV1, EB1
Embossing powders – Inkadinkado: Glam Gold, Pearlescent.
Zap! heat tool
Merletto Crystals
Bazic foam tape
Other generic materials
Feuille textured cardstock in sand beige
1/4″ gold edged satin ribbon in old gold
Fused string pearl beads in golden ivory

Everything on this tag was stamped, from the background to the tickets. To see how I made it, all you need to do is click on the “Start the Guide” button below.

I’d like to point out that I like to cut my tags this size so I can also use them to embellish A2 cards, just as I did here:

I hope you enjoyed my project, and that you found the tutorial useful. Stay tuned for today’s next post. Thanks so much for stopping by!

This tag is participating in:
Tag and Scrapling – Virginia’s View
Back in Time – Rhedd and Rosie’s
Anything Goes w/ a Handmade Bow – Craftee-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday
Anything Goes – Docerela
Anything Goes – Simon Says Monday Challenge

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HIMCR05NSD – Thank You

Hello again! This is the last challenge of the day on Hiding in my Craft Room, the Design Team has made a great effort and has had a lot of fun creating all these projects and celebrating National Scrapbooking Day. I’m so glad you could stop by every hour to check out our work and our challenges.

And to close this celebration, we want to say thank you to all of you for your support and kind comments. Also, our last challenge is to create a thank you card or gift.

The sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies

A lucky winner will receive
a $12 Gift Certificate to their store!
I had the chance to use one of their gorgeous images, Vintage Poppy Cluster. So nice to work with! Please take a look at what I created with it:

A Day for Daisies – Vintage Poppy Cluster
Stampendous – Spanish Grettings
– Large Labels
– Grand Large Labels
– Gold Labels Four
– Ornamental Iron embossing folder
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Spectrum Noir markers – Reds
Staedtler markers – light brown
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Merletto crystals

Bazic two sided tape and foam tape

Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light brown and red
Eggshell cardstock in white
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
3/8″ gross grain ribbon in light brown
1/4″ gold edge satin ribbon in old gold
Vintage button
This is an A2 gate card with a thank you tag included in a hidden pocket. I started by dry embossing the card base front (both sides of the gate). I layered it with three Classic Labels and two Gold Labels Four on the right. I used the ‘out of the box’ techique with the top layer, so some petals and stems were left outside the label. When adhering this last layer, I left one side unattached so that I could use that space as a pocket for my tag. All these layers were adhered to the top side of the gate, so to speak. I added some crystals, ribbon, and a double bow with a vintage button to finish my design.

I hope you  like my card and that you can join at least one of our NSD challenges. They will be open for a week, so you have time to link up your project! 

For more inspiration please visit my teammates’ blogs:
Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations
I can’t say thank you enough for stopping by and supporting my DT participations today. I also want to congratulate my teammates for all the projects they created! 
Remember this celebration is for you too, so stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and enter your project to our challenges for a chance to win one of our five giveaways! There’s even a $100 prize! I’m looking forward to seeing your project!

Have a sweet weekend and stay creative. Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all!

This card is participating in:
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Anything Goes
Docerela Stamps