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2011 Holiday Tags...


It's Group Post Day 2 for the Papertrey Ink October countdown!  Tonight the team is featuring two new sets and some coordinating dies.  

The first set is always a favorite of's the 2011 version of the Holiday Tags series.  I always love these sets and this one is definitely no exception.  The images are so beautiful!  

The other products in tonight's line up is a new set of products in the Wonderful Words collection -- this time a holiday version.  The dies consist of three chunky words -- "merry", "holiday", and "peace".  Just like the original set, the coordinating stamp set is filled with sentiments which are finished with the diecut words.  I really love the font that Nichole chose for these diecuts.  Very fun!

So let's get on to the projects, shall we?  Nichole challenged each of us to create a tag as well as a card using these products.  So let's talk about the tags first.  I combined the Tag Sale #3 die with the new Tag Sale #5 die for my project tonight.  All done up in bright, classic red and green.  I can't resist this cheery combo for holiday projects!


I diecut a circle window from the Tag Sale #5 and layered it over the Tag Sale #4 die on which I stamped the "holiday wishes" tag image which is from the new 2011 Holiday Tags set.  The word "merry" from the Wonderful Words: Holiday set was adhered to the front tag, partially covering the window, but still letting the tag show through for a fun layered look.  Inside each tag I also stamped "to" and "from" -- also from the 2011 Holiday Tag set.  I'll show you some step-by-steps after I show you my card.  :-)


So up next is a card using the same stamp and die sets.  This time I diecut the word "holiday" from several layers of chipboard, then painted it with cream paint.  I accented it with the rose image from Table Service, which is the same rose image that appears in the tag I used here from 2011 Holiday Tags.  


I loved that rose image in Table Service and I was so excited to see it pop up here as well.  That tag is also generic enough that I think it could be used for tons of different occasions other than Christmas.  


That's all for projects tonight, but I do have some step-by-steps for the tags in case you're intereseted.  

First, I diecut the tags shapes.  You can speed up the process by running both through at the same time.


Then I diecut the circle window from the Tag Sale #5 and also cut the "merry" words.


Next I stamped the Tag Sale #5 tags with Background Basics: Sheet Music.


Then I layered my Tag Sale #5's over my Tag Sale #3's (don't adhere), lining up the holes.  I then stamped my tag image.


I set my Tag Sale #5 aside and stamped the "to" and "from".  Then just tie the two together with a bit of ribbon through the holes of both.


To glitter my words, I ran them through my Xyron and just dunked them in a pile of glitter.  Just adhere them to the Tag Sale #5 dies over the cut-out circle windows.  



Okie dokie?  :-)

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to hop around to the other girls to see what they've created with today's featured products!



Merry-Tags-dtl Fnished size = 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Supplies not linked but available on October 15 from Papertrey Ink: 2011 Holiday Tags stamp set, Wonderful Words: Holiday die collection, Tag Sale #5 die

1-dividerHoliday-Greetings-dtl Finished size = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Supplies not linked but available on October 15 from Papertrey Ink: 2011 Holiday Tags stamp set, Wonderful Words: Holiday die collection, Wonderful Words: Holiday Additions stamp set, In the Meadow stamp set (used as snowflakes in background paper)