Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gettin' My Kraft On!

Hello everybody...welcome to my blog!  Today I am going to share the gift tags I made for my monthly card club.

Here they all are packaged in cellophane and ready to go.  I love kraft paper.  If I could only choose one color of paper it would have to be kraft.

When I started thinking about this project I knew I wanted to start with kraft tags and keep the theme simple.  I cut all of the tags using my Cricut machine.  This first tag has a Wilton doily folded in half and attached with glue dots.  It is finished with a sheer white ribbon.

This second tag  is sponged on the edges with Stampin' Up Whisper White craft ink.  It took forever for the ink to dry, and I finally had to heat set it.  There is a vintage button attached with a glue dot.  It is finished off with Stampin' Up hemp twine.

I think this next tag is my favorite.  I stamped the bird image from Inkadinkadoo with Versamark ink and embossed  with clear embossing powder.  You can see the shine in the second photo.  It is finished off with a Martha Stewart piped nylon ribbon that I have been hoarding.

This simple tag has a snowflake which I cut using my Cricut.  It is attached with a sparkly brad and finished off with Stampin' Up silver cord.  I didn't have any sparkly brads, so I held a silver brad with my tweezers, heated it with a heat gun, and dipped it in some sparkly embossing powder.  Voilá...sparkly brad!

This tag started out to be my least favorite, but after tweaking it I like it better.  I punched a scallop circle and backed it with some old Stampin' up paper with vintage crocheted doilies on it.  It looked very plain until  I added some Stampin' Up pearl accents and a velvet ribbon.  It also has gold ink on the edges. Now it is trés chic, don't you agree?

For this tag, I cut the word joy with my Cricut and used the negative image as a stencil and sponged with Versamark ink.  Then I stamped the snowflake stamp (a dollar bin find at Michaels years ago).  I embossed the whole tag with  sparkly embossing powder.  It is finished with a sheer white ribbon.

The final tag is stamped with this cute little snowman image from Hero Arts a few years back.  The to/from stamp is from an old Stampin' Up set.  I stamped the images with Whisper White craft ink and heat set once again.  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and gives it some holiday cheer.

And look at this cute little birdie!  I opened the blinds in my office last week to see this woodpecker in my backyard.  He is a Red-Shafted Northern Flicker.  Isn't he sporting a classy color combo?

And now for the GIVEAWAY!  Leave a comment below by midnight PST on Christmas Eve and tell me which tag is your favorite.  On Christmas Day I will draw a random winner to receive a set of the tags featured in this post.  Good luck!


  1. So cute I love the one with the doily so cute!!

  2. So happy you've started a craft blog! I know how awesome your stuff is! I can't wait to see all your fun stuff! XOXO. My favorite tag is the one with the bird on it. I love it!

  3. I really like the bird one too. Looking foreward to seeing more crafty stuff.

  4. So hard to choose my favorite but I would have to say the tree....buttons are my one weakness :)

  5. yay I can comment now too! you did such a great job setting it up. this will be a fun place. xoxoxo

  6. They look great! Well done to Karen for winning :)