Hello everyone. It has been a very busy couple of months around here. We have traveled a lot visiting our family but I think we are now home for a few weeks. I guess now, there is no more putting off some chores that need to be done and maybe even finding some time to do some more crafting. I did have a chance in between trips to organize my stamp room a bit. I discovered I had three huge boxes of retired Designer Series Paper and card stock that I had stored away to use “sometime”. Well, some of that paper is 8 -10 years old so I decided it was time to do something with it. I called my granddaughter, Madelyn’s school and they were happy to take it. I am glad it will go to good use. Now I have some more room to get things organized!
I decided it was definitely time to start thinking about Christmas and making Christmas cards so I have been playing around a bit trying different stamp sets and designs. I love the bundle in the June – July Mini Catalog called Celebrate With Tags so I decided to take it out and play a bit. This bundle includes the stamp set called Celebrate With Tags and the Celebration Tags die set (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle). You can make these great tags for all your Christmas gifts easily, which is why I bought the bundle in the first place. I love making my own tags but it is also great for making Christmas cards too.
To make this card I first cut out the tag and the snowflakes using the Celebration Tags die set in Shimmery White card stock. I love how this card stock has a bit of sparkle to it (perfect for snowy Christmas cards). Then I embossed the tag using the Wintry 3D embossing folder. I added a piece of Metallic Woven Ribbon in Starry Sky to the tag. I adhered the tag and snowflakes to a piece of Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper. I layered that on a piece of Basic White card stock and a Starry Sky card base. Next, I stamped the mittens with Starry Sky ink and cut them out using the coordinating die. I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and cut that out using the banner die.