Because every Christmas stamp collection includes a set to make your own gift tags, I own Penny Black's transparent set Christmas Tags. I never set aside enough time during the holidays to make my own gift tags, so this set had never been inked! I sat down lately and challenged myself to get a start on the gift giving season by making tags well in advance of when I might need them.
I stared at the stamps and tried to generate enthusiasm for the task at hand and then something strange happened! Instead of seeing gift tags, I saw elements that could be used for making Christmas cards!
And here's the rest of the story:
|30-199 Christmas Tags; 40-084 Circles and Lines|
These tags reminded me of ornaments and I decorated them a bit with gold embossing powder, a sentiment and a few sequins. I love that Circles and Lines background stamp ... reminds me of the decorations hung at our local mall!
|30-199 Christmas Tags; 51-021 Love and Joy; 51-130 Geometrics|
|30-199 Christmas Tags; 51-130 Geometrics; 51-021 Love and Joy|
Christmas cards are a great place to showcase the deep colors of the season as well as a great place to add sparkle. I have never been able to make all my Christmas cards the same. There are so many amazing stamps and dies available, how could I settle on just one design for all my cards?
I had a great time finding ways to use this Christmas Tag set for making cards. And I know it will be a great set to use when I finally make the tags for gift giving.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been up to. The summer has flown by as usual, but I must admit I am looking forward to cooler temperatures.