Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tags, Tags, and More Tags

Hi Everyone!!
  Tonight I have not one, but TWO original creations for you. AND....a sneak peek from the new Holiday Mini!!! I am participating in a Tag Swap, and these are my contributions.  I have an adorable snowman from the set in the holiday mini called Tags 'Til Christmas.  This is a GREAT set.  All of the images included in this set are able to be punched out and decorated however you like.    What a fun get together with you and some girlfriends making some tags for the upcoming holidays!  For my snowman tag I used the color combo of Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Real Red.  I used the 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon (love!!), the Two Tags die cut for the Big Shot, and the 2 & 3/8" scallop Circle, and the 1 & 3/4" circle punches.  I used Marina Mist classic ink, and colored his scarf with my Real Red marker and his hat with my Basic Black marker.  I finished it off with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make it look like snow.  Here's the finished product:

Now...tags aren't just for the upcoming holidays.  We need them for all sorts of things.  Birthdays, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Weddings,  a Welcome gift to a new neighbor or co-worker, perhaps a little Thank You...there are tags for all kinds of things.   So, my second tag I am contributing is a Congratulations tag for a baby girl.  I just have boys, so it was fun to ink up some pink.  :)

For this tag I used the FABULOUS set in the Big Idea Book and Catalog called Perfect Punches.  Again, a punch for every tag in the set, and a nice variety of sayings to use.  My sentiment is Congratulations, and it features the Modern Label Punch.  (LOVE this one...I use it all the time)  This is a classy punch that looks great by itself or layered up with the Word Window Punch.  It also looks fun with the Curly Label Punch behind it.  Lots of ways to dress it up if you wish, but as I said, great by itself.  I used the Two Tag die cut again, and the scallop and circle punches.  My color palette was Early Espresso (my new neutral love), and the In-Color Blushing Bride along with Whisper White.  I used the Jumbo Wheel called Baby Tees.  This is such a cute wheel with great coloring options for boy or girl, or to go with a neutral scheme.  I wheeled the wheel a few times in Early Espresso, cut out the onesies with my paper snips and colored them in with my Early Espresso and Blushing Bride markers.  Piece of cake.   Here's the finished product on this one:
I'd love to know what you think of my creations.  They are going out in the mail on Monday.  Tomorrow I'll be back with more swaps I'm creating for a Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas swap.  Thanks for stopping!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Stampin!
Amy's a picture of the two of them together