Saturday, December 17, 2011

WMSC #78 Santa Dangling Star Tag


 Hi!  I hope everybody is having a good weekend!  I'm on my own today so I thought I'd try to get in some crafty time.  I know this week is going to fly by!  The kids are home from school and lots of last minute running around to do.   I am playing along with the WMSC this week.  I saw the star image and thought it would make a great tag for some gifts.  My daughter teaches religious education to a group of kindergartners and packed some goodies in purple and red patterned Chinese take out boxes as a small gift for them.  She asked me to come up with a nice tag to put on the packages that would appeal to the kids so of course I went with good ol' St. Nick.  And boy I hope they've been good for her or I'm never going to be a grandma! 

WMS-78This one was another trixie to photograph!  The paper is dark and it's got nothing to stand on!!  I just gathered up some beaded garland and stood it up in one of the loops.  To make this tag  I enlarged the image and hand cut it out of purple swirl paper.  I adhered that to some gold foil and cut it out again to give me a little bigger surface to work on.  I added a glittery St. Nick and I linked some die cut stars together with twine and let them hang freely to the side of the image.  I hope you like it and that you are finding time to play along this week.  All the details are just a click away!  http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/challenge-78december-17-2011.html

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Gingham & Co. Santa's Coming to Town, Candy Jar Christmas, Faux Fun Circles
Paper:  Purple Swirl Recollections - Gold Foil AC Specialty
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles, Stars Five
Ink:  Momento Ladybug Red, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender
Twinery Twine Lilac
Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my, but this is such an amazing creation, Jeanne. Love the dream-like look you achieved with the glitter. Fabulous job.

I'm Renee said...

Oh my gosh Jeanne...
this is so gorgeous I can't stand it!
the purple and gold...
so rich and elegant!
I love that glittery purple Santa...
and those little dangling hearts!
Just a stunning tag!
And how genius are you?!!
The garland to hold up the tag?
I love it...
I always have a hard time with tags too...
but I would have never thought of this!
Now I will...;)

Deborah Frings said...

A M A Z I N G!!!! I think you must be the Queen Mouse about town - this is fabulous! So much sparkle and purple too! Go Girl!!

Kelly S. said...

Well isn't that daughter of yours a chip off the old block (am I allowed to say that about a mom? Heee) Why, she picked red and purple takeout boxes for her gifts! Must be she's been watching your blog and KNOWS that YOU'VE been good! At making awesome tags in those colors, of course :)! I love that your printed the actual star on that glittery paper! Santa looks spectacular all glittered up and the Been Good? sentiment is so sweet for the kids! Awesome!

Vickie Z said...

Wow....stunning!!!!! Love the gold and purple!!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning...I luv the glitter, a favorite of mine!

enjoy *~*

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Jeanne! Love the glittery goodness! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Olga said...

This really must be a winner this time. Love the glitter santa. Gorgeous tag. Nicely done Jeanne. Happy Holidays from Holland!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, that purple and gold is so beautiful. I just think this is so gorgeous, it would make a lump of coal seem like a great present! Very pretty and great take on the challenge.

Pauline said...

Beautiful star tag, and the glittered label is just perfect! Gorgeous!

Maria said...

Just stunning...absolutely stunning!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Another beauty!!! Santa is awesome in purple too and your tag is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Love the gingham star and the mini one - great extra touches!

Julia Aston said...

SO pretty with the red and purple - love the glittery Santa silhouette!

Jean Martin said...

Oooooh I love how shiny and sparkly everything is! Wonderful combination of colors too! :) So glad you could share this with us at WMSC! :)

KRISTINA said...

I love your card`s style!
Happy new year!

Lenet said...

Just gorgeous!!
Yhanks for joining us at wmsc

Claire Brennan said...

Stunning Jeanne, superb!! LOVE the jewel colours!!! Thank you so much for playing along and a very Happy New year to you and yours!!!