Good morning! Today is a happy day for me. Two of my nieces celebrate their birthdays (not twins, just born on the same day) AND I get to participate in the fabulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags hop. I'm hoping that you've already been following along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags that my amazing friend Tracey has put together, but if not, you'll definitely want to check this out! You are in for a treat! Oodles of inspiration, oodles of prizes, Christmas cheer...could it get any better? I'm so happy to be joining some of my teammates from Where Creativity Meets C9 today to share a tag featuring some of my favorite Concord and 9th products.
I've been having a lot of fun mixing holiday and non-holiday stamps on my latest projects, and I did that again here. My tag features a fabulous sentiment from O Christmas Tree. Well, naturally after seeing "deck the halls", the song started playing in my head, inspiring the entire design of the tag. I started out making a floral spray full of boughs of holly, but somehow the holly leaves got edited out of the design. Instead, I used the pine branch from the Joy stamp set. Then I added berry sprigs, individual berries, and leaves from Love you. Mean it. The O Christmas Tree stamp set has lots of fun little images in it, and I used the small snowflake and ornament stamps to finish off my tag. My tag is definitely CAS, which is pretty mandatory as far as my Christmas crafting is concerned. Speaking of Christmas crafting...I've been into mass production lately. I don't typically share the multiples on my blog, but since my crafting time is always short, I've been embracing the MISTI and making a lot of duplicates of cards. Well, it works for tags, too. :) And since I don't need a ton of tags for gifts, I turned some of them into cards because I'm always short on those.
See? Easy peasy. PS It's been ages since I inked up an embossing folder before running it through the machine, and boy do I love how the white ink brings out the detail on the woodgrain. Definitely going to do that again soon. I know...I've been on a wood kick lately with Concord and 9th's Barnwood Background Stamp and now this. I just can't get enough. :)
Tracey has an absolutely incredible line-up of guests for this event and a HUGE number of giveaways including a $25 gift certificate from Concord & 9th! Make sure you go to her blog to read all the details on how to enter to win and to join the fun. (But make sure to leave a comment below before you go...that's one way to enter the giveaways.) I'm so amazed and proud of Tracey for putting together this truly fabulous event and thrilled I was able to participate! :) Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a happy weekend!