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Friday, December 16, 2016

have a cute little Christmas

Hi, everyone! Happy weekend!

Seems like forever since I've posted. Truth be told, between holiday hustle and bustle and trying to get a head start on some 2017 DT Challenges, I've not been playing along with many challenges, nor publishing many posts. (I even forgot to write a Thankful Thursday post yesterday.  😦)

Today, however, I decided to take a break and work on a gift tag project... just for fun! I don't make many tags these days but, when I do, I often make them ornaments.

Doodlebug Designs polar pals; Recollections black and silver glitter paper; Top Flight white
Distress Ink Victorian velvet core paper (for nose); stash blue cardstock (for tiny snowflake)
acetate: clearance 12" by 12" page protector
Paper Smooches holly jolly and Simon Says flurries of love stamp sets
Lawn Fawn and Simon Says snowflake (shaker fill) embellishments
Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes and snowman dies
Recollections snowflake punch, SU owl, cupcake, cookie, and bow builder punches
inks: Versamark, DI tumbled glass, Victorian velvet, chipped sapphire (applied with SU daubers)
SU white embossing powder; SU white twine
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way pen; Zots glue dots; foam backing and foam squares

I'll be sharing this over at:

Parting Thoughts

Sounds like most of us here in the states are experiencing some brutal weather. Stay safe while finishing up all those holiday chores.

If you find a little crafting time this weekend, we started a new W2CB Challenge on Wednesday and would love for you to play along. Our challenge winner and one randomly selected follower will win $10 at Simon Says. Hope you'll stop by and check out our December/January Challenge.


  1. What an adorably sweet shake ornamen Sybrina!!!

  2. What a super fun tag you've made, Sybrina! I love your idea to make them double as ornaments!! I wish you the happiest of holidays and all the best in the new year! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Oh I hear you! It's hard to make time to blog this time of year. With Christmas just days away I still have much to get done. And what a brutal cold winter we are now facing too!

    Your shaker snowman ornament is so adorable Sybrina! That's such a great idea making them as tag and have it as sweet ornament for the tree afterward. I wish you and your love ones a very happy holidays Sybrina and stay warm! I'll catch up with you soon. Hugs.

  4. Oh WOW!! a Shaker Tag!!! how awesome and fun, love it!!! A fabulous idea that I would have to CASE!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  5. Gorgeous shaker gift tag Sybrina! The snowman is super cute & the design is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. Fabulous shaker tag design.

    Hugs Diane