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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holly Jolly Ornament Gift Tags

Hi, everyone! I'm back today with more craft-show ornament gift tags, this time featuring the adorable Holly Jolly stamp set from Paper Smooches.

Stampin' Up! crumb cake and cherry cobbler
Paper Smooches holly jolly stamp set
inks: SU mossy meadow and cherry cobbler, Memento bamboo leaves; Stickles
card bases cut using Creative Memories circle cutting system
bows: SU bow and owl builder punches
loops: SU linen thread, attached using WRMK Sew Easy needle
Recollections foam adhesives; Zots glue dot
In my attempt to expand my craft-show wares, I'm making a second set of ornament gift tags. For this group of ornaments, I cut out some crumb cake card bases. The crisply stamped sentiment was stamped with my Misti. However, the less-crisply-stamped To/From on the reverse side was not. LOL I then stamped pine branches and holly leaves around the top layer. Embellishments include an SU-punched bow to add a 3-D effect. Since I've had trouble with the middle strip of the SU punch staying glued, I used an SU owl builder circle for the center of each bow. Finally, I added touches of Stickles to the center of the stamped berries.
Linking these ornament gift tags up to the following challenges:
12/5/2015 Update - I'm linking these ornament gift tags up to the January Paper Smooches Guest Designer search! Wish me luck... LOL!   :)

Parting Thoughts
A quick reminder that our Words 2 Scrap By challenge ends tomorrow and Cards in Envy's current challenge ends tomorrow. Would love for you to play along.  :)
Believe it or not, I'm just now having a chance to watch videos from the recent Watercolor Online Card Class. With any luck, I'll have enough success to be posting a watercolor card or two these next couple of days.  :)
Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. These are truly adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! You may want to head on over and check out the winner post, too! ;) http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/wrap-it-up-winner/

  2. These are really great! So happy for you to have won such a great prize! :)

    1. Thanks so much for these kind words. Can't wait to go shopping. :)

  3. WOW Sybrina! These ornament gift tags are super awesome! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Go Paperless" challenge this week!!

  4. Congratulations on winning the Simon Says Wrap it Up challenge, Sybrina! Your tags are amazing and I'm so happy for you!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. These tags are wonderful! I love the little bows. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  6. i LOVE those! WOW! brilliant!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (noooo patterned paper!) STASH with us this week!!! ♥

  7. Gorgeous gift tags Sybrina! They are so elegant and pretty.
    Congrats on being our winner & thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx