Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tags with a Feminine Twist

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So many fun events in Blogland for the holidays.  One of them is 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson's Blog.  Still trying to get Christmas cards signed & mailed, but I have made a couple tags.  The Day 1 challenge is 3D Die Cuts.  Jennifer McGuire's tags totally inspired me as I had several CAS-ual Fridays die cut bells on my table & had been debating whether or not to try the technique. 
I brushed 4 of them with a white metallic watercolor & attached the beautiful pinkish purple glitter Washi tape which definitely makes this a feminine tag!  I followed Jennifer's tutorial--fun & easy technique.  I used crochet thread through the holes at the top of the bells to give a finished look.  The Poppystamps Tunnel Tag was die cut from gray textured cardstock.  I stamped the AJVD sentiment on a white cardstock scrap, ran it through with the die & glued it on below the bells.  I'm also entering DRU (Sentiment: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas), HLS Christmas ChallengeSSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.
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My next tag was inspired by Julie's felt tree tag for the Day 3 Challenge: Naturally Neutral.  I love her color combo of kraft, white & black, so that's what I used.  However, I switched it around to a white tag & a kraft tree. 
The tag is made with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangle & the tree is Impression Obsession.  The embellishments are a wooden star covered with Pale Gold Nuvo drops & little pearls also done with the drops.  It was a bit tricky using the drops on felt. 
I attached the kraft felt tree to one cut from white cardstock, slightly offset to hint at snow.  The sentiment is AJVD & I added little dots of Frosted Lace Stickles.  For an extra feminine touch I used some beautiful lace across the bottom before adding the black & white twine.  I'll probably turn this one into a card--really love how it turned out.  I'm also entering DRU (Silent Night),  HLS Christmas Challenge, SSS Wednesday, Die Cut Divas & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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26 comments:

  1. Lovely Tags! I really like that 3D image of the bell on your first one! And how neat to use Felt for your tree... great ideas!

    Theresa

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  2. Such pretty projects Greta! Love the fancy 3D bell and the felt tree! I always forget to pull out the felt and use it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. WOW these are just beautiful Greta! Love that 3d bell ... gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas Carols’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  4. fantastic tags, Greta - the bell is perfect for that technique and love your kraft tree with the black and white!

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  5. amazing set of tags, greta!! love that cute 3D bell!!

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  6. Just love both tags, Greta! The 3D bell looks amazing, as does the felt tree!!

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  7. Wonderful Tags my Friend!
    Great dimension and texture!!
    HUgs~

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  8. Your dimensional bell with the pop of purple sparkle is so pretty! Great job on that Greta. I like the warmth the felt tree gives your second tag. Just lovely!

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  9. What a fun and beautiful tag, I have been trying to find time to play along but no such luck yet, thanks for sharing your beautiful work Greta!

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  10. Two gorgeous tags Greta. Love your 3D bell and your felt tree is so elegant.

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  11. Hi Greta,wow your tags are amazing your 3 D bell is amazing,well done,I am also your newest follower 💋

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  12. Fabulous tags!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

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  13. Wonderful tags, Greta! Love the 3D bell...so fun! And, your tag with the lovely craft tree is amazing! I've been seeing that tree die and love it! I should just purchase it, right?!:-) Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful tags - the 3d bell is particularly impressive.

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  15. Oh gosh! The 3D bell is just a delight - I must have a try at some of those to tie on the Grandchildren's parcels. The little felt tree is just gorgeous too. Hmmm.....I think I have some felt stashed away somewhere. Always so many ideas on your blog Greta. TFS

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  16. Utterly gorgeous tags, the 3d one of reminds me of when you take circles and create a paper bauble I love it

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  17. Beautiful tags, Greta, to try out the new techniques. Your dimensional bell: fantastic!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Beautiful tags, Greta! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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  19. Fun first tag and so unique. Love the texture of the felt on the second tag x

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  20. Gorgeous tags Greta. So very different and so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our Christmas Challenge.

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  21. Beautiful tags!! Such lovely designs!! I love that kraft tree!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  22. Wonderful tags. I'm sure your family cherishes them. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  23. I love that bell tag - especially the color scheme! Wonderful 3D project. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge.

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  24. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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