Friday, November 6, 2015

All things Holiday! ~ Seasonal Blog Hop

Hello again! It's time for another •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Blog Hop. If you've arrived from Pam's blog, you are on the right path! Remember, the blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Get lost, not to worry as you'll find the complete list here.

Despite the weather being atypical, although I am highly enjoying this burst of warmness, have you noticed the festive season is upon us? It hit me when I heard the sounds of holiday music in a retail shop. To be honest, it's a bit too early for me ... our festiveness commences December 1st. However, I must admit I {love me} some of those fun limited-time flavoured drinks ... you know the ones in the red cups! What's your favorite? Speaking of red cups, there's apparently a new red cup, minimal this year, with an ombre effect. Have you seen it?  PRETTY, right!

And, just like that we are moving onto {all things holidays}! As the holidays approach, with all good intentions, I hope to be better organized.  With that said, it's been on my 'to-do' list to make gift tags. Loving {all things handmade}, I dislike the thought that gift tags are one of those things that usually get thrown away. And so, I kept these very minimal and of course effortless! Bonus, they are quick to mass produce. 

Without further adieu ...

The color inspiration came from the White Pines paper collection ~ champagne, chocolate, colonial white, cranberry, fern and glacier.  I {heart} the pop of blue! The tags were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, specifically <Tag4> at 2 1/2" on White Daisy cardstock. Simply select Auto Fill and away you go! 

To stamp, I used Festive Trees (B1493) & Joyful Garland (B1489) and are Hostess Rewards exclusives! Did you know, our hostess-only stamp sets are one of the many ways we say 'thanks' to you for hosting a Gathering? These are just two of the three, available through December 2015, in the Holiday Expressions. Plus, there are others featured in the Annual Inspirations. Each stamp set can only be purchased with credits earned from your Gathering. And, each set comes at a great discount, which stretches your select product credit even further! 

Got scraps? Here's another great way to use them ... and don't forget that zip strip along the top of those 12x12 papers! And, finish them off with inexpensive twine.  Now all they need is the personal touch of TO: & FROM: and these gift tags are perfect to add to any gift giving!

Well, thanks again for hopping on over.  It's that time to move on and visit Diana's blog. Hope you come on back in the New Year where we will be sharing artwork for National Papercrafting month and/or Valentine's. 

Papers: White Pines (X7200B), White
Ink: Cranberry, Fern, Glacier & Chocolate
Stamp: Festive Trees (B1493) & Joyful Garland (B1489)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy


  1. Great Tag collection ~ What an inspiration ~ Gotta get my tags done!

  2. Love how clean and simple they are.

  3. Every year I mean to make some personal tags - these are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Can`t have more than enough tags!!!! Love them all Lisa.

  5. Love how you used the zip strips, great idea, lovely tags.