Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Tags!

Is everyone getting ready for the big feast on Thursday?  I got all my grocery shopping done today and the cooking begins tomorrow!  When sweet potatoes are on sale I make lots of casseroles topped with brown sugar and pecans to stock up in the freezer.  It makes it so easy later to just pop one in the oven as a side dish to just about any meal.  I make some for my parents too so lets just say there are quite a few sweet potatoes on my kitchen table tonight!  

I had some fun making tags today!  I was inspired by this double tag by Maureen Merritt at Tag You're It Challenge!  I love the double tag with the pretty patterned paper peeking out the bottom. On my first tag I picked up on the green in Maureen's design, and instead of chevrons I stamped on striped paper    

 I also thought these might be perfect for the  Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  They have a sketch this week, and when I saw it my first thought was tags!  I mimicked the flagged top square and sentiment banner by making tags with a zig zag edge.  I double cut the Paper Smooches zig zag tag.  The bottom layer is the full size tag, and the top layer I ran through twice.  I repositioned it just below where the die cuts the hole and ran it through again so it would make the tag slightly shorter.  

 I wanted to match the Peace on Earth Theme with the map paper on the second layer.  I background stamped a few layers of beads to add some color. 
They're both so cute!!  I hope you have some time in your busy week to craft.  For me it's a nice break and so relaxing!

Stamps:  Paper Smooches Snowman Tag: Swanky Snowdudes  Dove:  A Blessed Christmas, Holly Jolly 
Dies:  Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes, Zig Zag Tag, Toppers
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park  Reflections Christmas
Card Stock:  PTI Kraft, New Leaf
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Impress Fresh Ink
Fibers:  May Arts 3/8" Metallic Band Parrot Green Gold, Sea foam Silver Twisted Burlap


Marybeth said...

So sweet potatoes freeze well? I'm making mine tomorrow .your tags are adorable! I made a doubble tag yesterday too. So much fun making tags. Love your pretty bows

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne these are fantastic!! I love the patterned papers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You're it!

Kay Miller said...

Your tags are just adorable Jeanne!! Love them all! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful tags Jeanne! love the double layers!

~Tammy~ said...

I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Your tags are beautiful as well as sweet! Love them!!!

Sharron said...

Both are fantastic, Jeanne! Love the patterned papers and the gorgeous ribbons. Sounds like you've got Thanksgiving plans well underway--hope you have a wonderful day!

~amy~ said...

Your tags are stinkin' adorable!!!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

I just wanna SQUEEZE them, they're so cute and little and pretty!!
Happy almost Thanksgiving my friend and big hugs to you! :)
Lisa x

sableturquoise said...

so nice, j'adore , bravo !!!

Lindsey said...

More darling tags! Loving these, too!

Unknown said...

Love these, such a great take on the inspiration photo!! Good luck!

Katie Gehring said...

Jeanne, what a creative take on the sketch- that top square does look like a tag! These are beautiful too! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a CUTE Tags!! I LOVE your Designs and the Colors that you used!! Those Bows are AWESOME too!! Great take on the Sketch!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Nora Noll said...

Such lovely tags!! I really like the colors you used for each of them and the way you did the top with the bows is beautiful!!