Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Good Morning dear friends!!  Happy Friday!  I am so excited to share my little project with you today!! It sure does feel good to get a jump on the Holiday Season by already having a set of tags made for the packages under the tree!! I don't know if you're like me, but I'm usually making quick tags at 11:59 on Christmas Eve. I tell myself each and every year that I'll do better and this year I am a little more on top of my game!!  These tags were made for the PTI October Blog Hop.  Here's the challenge:
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October-Blog-Hop
photo credits:  greenery ::: joy ::: black&kraft ::: red berry wreath ::: jingle bells ::: clay heart
Before you know it, all of the gift giving that goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming holidays will be here.  This month we thought we would challenge you to get a head start and create a quick set of five gift tags.  They can be as simple or as complex as you wish, but be sure to make at least five!  For something unique, try using unique materials for the base of your tag such as paper clay, metal, jar lids, wood veneer, fabric, canvas, felt or anything else you can dream up!  Just think how good it will feel to have these tags finished up BEFORE you even start wrapping!  We look forward to seeing your creations and we hope to see you back here on the 25th!
 and here's my take on the challenge:
I used a hodgepodge of supplies for these tags!  You know me, I love to mix and match stamps!  The patterned papers are Snow Village from Pink Paislee and they absolutely perfect for any and every Christmas project!!  I don't think I purchased enough for this year and I will be looking to buy a little more!
 I used the house from PTI's Spring Hills set...who says you need to use Christmas themed stamps for Christmas tags?  I love getting out of the box!!  The stars were die cut using the PTI Star Border Die.
 I stamped all the houses twice for each project - once on patterned paper and once on cream cardstock.  I fussy cut each roof out and glued it on the cream colored house.  I kind of mixed my love for simple and layered on these tags and chose to leave the houses in their primitive state.
 The Merry Christmas Stamp is from Bells and Boughs and the Santa Image is from City Scene Christmas Sentiments...I just love that sleigh embossed in gold....so festive and totally makes me want to Believe!!
All of the embellishments are from the Pink Paislee Snow Village Ephemera package and the ribbons are all from PTI.
 The Merry Christmas Stamp is from Love Lives Here Holiday and the trees are die cut from the City Scene Dies.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to more ideas from all of you!!
Kristii

53 comments:

Carolanne said...

These are all so cherry and pretty. I love how you stamped twice and used patterned paper for the roofs of the house.

Diana K said...

Are you kidding me! Totally yummy. In my opinion you don't have to buy any actual gifts this year - just give one of your GORGEOUS tags!

Naz said...

Love your tags! The houses are incredibly cute!

Elena said...

They are so beautiful, kristii!

nancy jane said...

Each is a charming Christmas vignette. I hope that you'd be whipping up something simpler at 11:59 Christmas Eve, otherwise you'd put us all to shame!

Nancy Guse said...

WOW! Kristii these are gorgeous!

Martha said...

Kristii, what a BEAUTIFUL set of tags! Well done!

Connie MacFarlane said...

These are all gorgeous Kristii! Love that they are all a little different. Great colours and texture.

merryf said...

These are gorgeous. Just beautiful. You have outdone yourself!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful set of tags! Love the little scenes you created, the dimension, layers, the gorgeous bows, these are wonderful!

Rhonda said...

These are delightful Kristi. Pinning.

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow, Christii, these are just gorgeous. Way to think outside of the bow!!

~amy~ said...

lovely, as always:)
Hope you have a magnificent birthday!!

Jacquie Southas said...

These tags are fun & festive! Love the papers and mix of stamps!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous detailed tags!!

artful-notions said...

Fabulous combining of different sets! Love them all, each pattern a winner! A warm wintery scene on all!

Jody Green said...

These tags are gorgeous! Love how you mixed them up a bit. Great work.

Dori Yannatone said...

Very cute tags! Love all of your little houses with the patterned paper details!

Stella said...

The design, the layers and the final result; your tags made my jaw drop. Breathtaking!

Rema said...

Kristii these are so adorable! Awesome job.....

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG~OMG~OMG!! I'm LOVING your AWESOME Tags!! I LOVE all the little details on each one!! SO AMAZING!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Michelle said...

Beautiful tags, Kristii!

Jeanne J said...

Kristii these are amazing! You've captured so much detail in a bitty tag!! Amazing!

Marcia said...

These are SO cute! Love how each one is a little different but still in the same theme family! :0)

A Crafty Person said...

I love these tags! You prompted me to check to see if my Hill stamp sets would fit on an oval die.

Greta said...

Wow--so many details! These would be a gift in themselves!

Terri said...

They are all great. Love all the different elements especially the little houses.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful tags! They're like little works of art!

Steph Hilt said...

Kristii, I always look forward to seeing what you've created for the blog hop - your creative edge and attention to detail never disappoints. Each of your tags is truly a little work of art! Way to rock to challenge this month!

Maria said...

Gorgeous tags! Love all the little houses and gorgeous bows!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kristi I always love to see what you have done. These tags are absolutely fantastic!!

Jill Norwood said...

These are spectacular! I love how you combined different sets to make these gorgeous tags! I will be pinning these! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Those houses are so FUN on your Christmas tags ... so warm and cozy-feeling! And, your upside down tags are genius - the tails are completely out of the way of the design!

Holly Saveur said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them so very cute and gorgeous!

craftmates said...

Beautiful tags. So very pretty- Irma

Marybeth said...

Kristi! Theses are just amazing ...each one with all it's detail! Love your bows too! Going back to look longer.

Amy McCue said...

Your tags are beautiful!!

Annheidel said...

Adorable tags! Santa and his sleigh adds the perfect touch.

SheriE. said...

These are just adorable. I love happy little houses. If I received one of these on a gift I would keep it forever.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Kristii, these are magical!! I love your little village tags and the adorable way you've tied those yummy ribbons!! Darnell

Kathryn A said...

Your tags are absolutely wonderful!! Love them all, and you've given me some inspiration ;)

Helene said...

Your work is so perfect. I love it !

Sadie said...

Kristii, your tags are so cute!! Love all the houses and that you made them all different with a same theme. Your work is always so lovely!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all so gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

These tiny houses are just too cute on these tags! Well done~

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So much detail.

Trell Doxie said...

Your projects are always fabulous!

Helen F. said...

Kristii, your Winter scene tags are amazing! They are more beautiful than any Hallmark gift tags I have bought in the past.
Love the ribbons on each also :)

Rachel W K said...

WOW this is a gorgeous set of tags! and all so detailed and beautiful
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful set of tags!

Jeannie said...

Your tags are beautiful!

Joyce said...

These are all so fabulous. What a great idea to use those sweet houses, and I love the paper pieced roofs. Need to file that one away for next time.

Martha said...

OH MY...OH MY...Kristii! Since I really, really enjoy working with tags to make Tag-Cards, these FABULOUS BEAUTIES caught my eye on Kara's Pinterest board! SO many AMAZING details to admire! SO BEAUTIFULLY done! (I don't know HOW I could have missed them during the PTI Blog Hop.)