Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps November 2011 SOAP–Day 1

Hi all.  After several days away from my blog, I can now begin to share what has kept me away from the keyboard and held up in my craft space.

Over the next four days, the Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team will share projects we have created using any of the many Christmas stamp sets that Waltzingmouse Stamps has in its catalog.  There are so many to choose from, as Claire is especially fond of this holiday, as most of us are. 

Today I want to share a tag I made for today’s project.  I don’t make tags like this to go onto all the gifts I’ll have under the tree, but I reserve these for the most special people in my life.

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I began with a tag and covered it with two patterned papers from the Jovial 6X6 Paper Pack by Basic Grey.  I then added some self-adhesive ivory lace.  I die cut the snowflake once using chipboard and again using some of the patterned paper and layered them together. I then stamped the sweet little tag from the Nutcracker Sweet set and then trimmed it out and affixed it to the snowflake and added it to my tag.

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I created a multi-looped bow of black crepe ribbon and added a mulberry flower that I colored to better coordinate with my color scheme.

Using a tag punch, I punched two tags, one of white and another of patterned paper and layered them together to sit on top of my sentiment.  I added some faux stitching beneath and around my text to give it just a little something extra.

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This tag will make a nice addition to a gift that I’ll give during the holidays.  Now, I hope that you will join me in visiting the blogs of these WMS Design Team members who will also provide you will plenty of holiday inspiration.  Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

Lynn-Signature

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22 comments :

Silli said...

awww Lynn, this is sooo darn cute!

Ria Reijn said...

Wow, beaautiful this tag. Thanks for sharing

Sandie said...

Fantastic tag Lynn. Wonderful colours and detailing. xx

Kelly S. said...

WOW, Lynn! Your somebody special will barely get past this tag to open the gift, it's so gorgeous! I love the patterned papers you chose, and the black accents. Perfectly sophisticated and regal paired with Mr. Nutcracker! LOVE that coloring!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oooo, very pretty!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful layered tag Lynn! I love the red snowflake and the banner sentiment on this! super festive colors too!

Helen said...

Oooo, love this tag Lynn! So vibrant and Christmassy colours - loving the big red snowflake and the colouring on the nutcracker sweet stamp x

Michelle said...

I'm in love with your tag! I'm not very good at them...I get to frustrated with colors and placements....buts your is just beautiful...

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous! SO much beautiful work going on here!!

Patti J said...

I keep going back up to look again! Wow, Lynn, how would I go about getting on your 'someone special' list? What a fabulous tag! So many beautiful little details on one little tag! Beautiful, my friend - thanks for sharing!

Debgem said...

A really super Christmas tag - I do like the Nutcracker prince on the snowflake and the sweet to/from tag! Just gorgeous!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Lynn, lol, the tag is a gift in and of itself! What an awesome embellishment to a package - I'm sure it's going to make a gift this season very special!!

Cathy Weber said...

This is a great tag Lynn, and one element that really caught my eye was the little ric rack strips along the top. Very interesting idea and one I plan to case!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Lynn! What a gorgeous tag full of so much WM goodness! Love the Nutcracker tag! You did a wonderful job coloring him!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Lynn! This tag is really amazing! AND, I keep seeing everyone doing the product list at the end with little tiny pictures, how is this done? Is there a tutorial to do this? Just wondering!! Hugs,

Helen L said...

Lovely tag: are you sure that IT isn't the gift?!!!! :-)

Jeanne J said...

Lynn what a pretty tag! I love the colors and can't believe how many yummy details you squeezed on here! The nutcracker has been my fave for a long time - you did him proud!

Kary said...

What a fantastic tag, Lynn!! So many gorgeous details, and I really love the image from the Nutcracker Sweet set. I think this tag will be so appreciated by the recipient. It is indeed special!!

snowbear said...

Fabulous tag!

Carola said...

What a gorgeous tag, Lynn. The stamps used, the colours, the embellishments, the design paper - everything looks just great together.

Kind regards
Carola

anya said...

Now I already told you how much I love this tag, and I am so glad I came back to see it again. I think the darker color scheme with the burgundy and black is so rich and all the texture and little details you included on this are just outstanding. Seriously yummy!

I'm Renee said...

LOVE the colors with this one...
so striking!
And this tag is gorgeous!!
Love the snowflake...
and the nutcracker image...
perfect image for these rich colors!