Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cutest Tags Ever!

I've been playing around with different ways to use up some old scraps of Christmas paper that I have had for a long time.  The scraps are mostly too small to really create cards with, but too big to throw away.  Know what I'm talkin' about here?  You know you do!  So, I thought I would create some tags with extra fun patterned paper backgrounds.  Here is a photo of the whole set:
 Here's what the backgrounds look like without the added cuteness.  I started with the tags that have the pattern on the left:  Sort of a herringbone look.  I cut the strips into 1/2 inch strips and pieced them together; trying to work with coordinating color families.  Once I had used up most of the longer strips, I still couldn't bear to throw away the "almost" too short strips.  So I started creating the tags with the pattern on the right.  And these are actually pretty fun.  It was like putting a puzzle together, trying to match up the diagonal ends and matching up colors.  I prefer the "v" shaped pattern, but the other has it's charms too.  Which do you like; I'd love to know.
 I'm going to start with the snowmen tags, 'cause they're my favorite.  Aren't those little snowman, so cute!!??  I stamped them a second time onto more patterned scraps and used it to piece their little scarves and hats.  LOVE it!
 Here's some more paper piecing on these cute little presents, using some more of those scraps.
 These reindeer tags are my second favorite.  I mean, really, those little guys are super cute.
 Then there are these sweet little angles.  I added some glitter pen to the halos and wands, but it doesn't show in the photo.
 And last, but not least, these cute little Christmas trees.
I popped up all the images with two layers of cardboard to help them stand out from the backgrounds and stamped the sentiment on a little banner die cut.  My plan is to use them on kraft paper wrapped packages.  I think they will look sooooo adorable!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #70--anything goes
Crafty Gals #56--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #46--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #218--anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #254--bingo (I chose the Lots of Blue, Make Your Own Background and Metal {the eyelet)--lots of blue on the snowman tags
Sweet Stampin--vintage or shabby chic (the present tags are very vintage to me)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #60--vintage Christmas tags (the present tags are very vintage to me)
Hiding In My Craft Room #235--any holiday
Creative Fingers #101--anything goes
Hana & Friends #240--die cuts
Aud Sentiments #147--anything goes
ART Impressions #176--paper piecing
ABC Christmas--B is for baubles (the tree tags have baubles on them)
Crafty Creations #307--paper piecing
Card Mania--#76--winter fun
Cuttlebug Mania--Baby it's Cold Outside (use a snowman)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #36--inspiration photo (inspired by the blue and the snowmen for my snowman tags)

Pixie's Snippets Playground #213--anything goes with at least one "snippet" (my entire post is about snippets, even the images were stamped on little off cuts of white card stock.  AND when I was about halfway through cutting the tag shapes, I realized I could cut them out of old, ugly (or at least unloved by me) pieces of patterned paper; I just adhered the strips to the patterned side and it left the white side for the writing on.  Perfect!!)

Stamps: YNS "Holiday Snow Globe"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" tag and banner
Papers:  ALL scraps!!  Yeay!!


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fabulous use of scraps! I LOVE your sweet tags and think you're very clever to have used up so many strips of scrap. The images are too cute and look so sweet on those fabby tags. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our Shabby Chic/Vintage challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant tags Heather a super idea that will get other using up scraps, very creative.
lorraine x

2craftykaties said...

Great use of scraps! I hate throwing away paper. I will do this the next time I need to purge (which is always). Thank you for joining us for this week Hiding in my craft room challenge - any holiday!

Kajcyika said...

Oh this tags are so lovely. Great idea :)
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania, hope you will join us again :) Kajcyika

Paddington fan said...

Really cute tags and a great way to use up paper snippets! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Di said...

These are so lovely! And such great use of little snippets too :)

It would be such fun if came along to play in The Snippets Playground some time. All you need to do is to use up a scrap or snippets - easy peasy!


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a great way to re-purpose all those snippets and strips of paper we all collect and don't quite know what to do with them.
Thanks for sharing these lovely tags with us at ABC Christmas challenge.
Lorraine DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Wow, look at those tags, great use of paper snippets. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! So many nice tags!

Thank you for participating in last week's Vintage/Shabby Chic Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I love all your tags! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a adorable collection of tags. Love the details and colors. Thank you for your participating entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lena said...

OMGoodness, this must have taken you a while but it was well worth it. Your tags are beautiful and thank you for sharing this great idea. Love, love your tags and all the paper piecing you did.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Hugs ~ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

Stempelhexe said...

Was für ein herrliches Tags, danke fürs deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.

Liebe Grüße

Sarn said...

WOW - you sure went to town using up Snippets here. I'm waving hello to you from the Playground swings.

Your tags are simply marvellous and I admire your paper piecing patience!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Helen said...

What a great range of tags, Heather and a fantastic way to use paper scraps too!

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.

Helen N x

Margaret said...

Fabulous tags. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! i so like

Cazro said...

An amazing collection of dcute tags. Wow, lots of pressies planned? Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz DT.

ToadilyDiane said...

super cute tags!!!

Gayatri said...

Oh my goodness! What gorgeous set of tags? Love them all. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge!
Gayatri xx

diane zechman said...

Such fun tags! Thanks for playing along in the Ai Challenge!

Lisa J said...

What a lovely set of tags. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet tags!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

** Line** said...

Thanks for joining us at Hanna& Friends with this great tags
hugs Line