I'm so excited to share today's tags. I have been a huge fan of The Greetery right from the start because I have been a huge fan of Betsy for a decade now. Everything she does is quite simply amazing. She wows me time and time again. I can't speak enough about her kindness, generosity, and shere creative genius.
Today I'm sharing a bunch of tags using The Greetery's Candy Pops Circle Dies. These dies are so brilliantly designed and so easy to use. I'm 100% a fan. My first tag will accompany a hot chocolate gift. It is full of yummy toppings to add a little something extra to the hot chocolate. I used a greeting from Candy Pops Sentiments and the bubble option for the Candy Pops Circle Dies.
I used two 1/4" circle bubbles placed back to back to accomodate the puffy marshmallows, but The Greetery also sells 1/2" bubbles. I like how this option is see through on both sides; however, next time I think I would use the 1/2" bubble. The deeper bubbles would allow for a solid cardstock backing that you could cut with The Greeter's Tear Away Circle Die (allowing the recipient to open the contents with just a little pull of the tab).
Next I wanted to show how you could use the dies even without the bubbles. This is also a really fun option. I wanted to add a little texture to these, so the darker green and red details are cut with stiff sparkly felt. You can't find as many color options in the stiffer felt, but it cuts SO easily that I use it when I can.
These tags are more like shaped cards in that they open up and reveal a message inside. I stamped the Merry Christmas and Merry & Bright sentiments from the Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments in an ombre style inside...BUT I accidentally deleted all the pictures I took showing you that fun detail. I know, I know....I couldn't believe I had done it either. (Where's the emoji with the girl smacking her forhead when I need it?)
Moving on to happier accidents. I started cleaning up after making my tags, but I had so many leftover pieces from fiddling with colors and such. As I looked at the pile my mind immediately saw ornaments. It's a little bit of a stretch, but I had to do it. Better to make four more tags than toss these pretty cuts (or hang on to them for who knows how long).
I wanted the ornament tags to still remind you of candies and sweets, so I added lots of chunky glitter.
I also added some super fun trim. I have no idea what to call it. It's something I randomly found in my mom's trimmings drawer 5 or 6 years ago. It is sparkly and fun, and I just love it.
The glitter, sparkle, and colors of these tags remind me of candy ornaments I might have found on my grandmothers' Christmas trees.
And here's the whole pile of candy goodness all together.
Thanks so much for visiting today! You guys leave the sweetest comments that truly brighten my day. Thank you! Speaking of ways to brighten a day, make sure you head over to Tracey's blog next. The Greetery has such a powerhouse design team. Their tags are so inspiring!