Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chock Full of Cheer Tag and Two Challenges



I had so much fun making this holiday tag! I give most of the credit to two of my favorite new holiday products: the Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set and coordinating Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper. This combination of products make assembling a beautifully coordinated project a  breeze. Who wouldn't like this tag on one of their gifts? I would be happy with just the tag!


You know I like to combine challenges when I can, as I find that process very inspiring. The first challenge that I created this project for was the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I thought that round layout really wanted to be a tag, and those hearts wanted to be mittens! Lots of yummy layers in this sketch make for a special project.

A Tic Tac Toe challenge from The Paper Players... my favorite kind! I started my Tic Tac Toe from top left to bottom right. There are certainly plenty of circles in my project. The dry embossing was done on the Cherry Cobbler background and on the tab. I used punches for the layer with my greeting, and a border punch for the middle layer. No, I did not punch the mittens. Those were cut out by hand!


I heat embossed the mittens with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder for the richest color. The flagged strip in the background was pierced, then I connected the dots with a marker to create faux stitching. A little piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to connect the mittens is reminiscent of the mittens some of us had as children.

Stamin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Chock Full of Cheer
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer
Ink Pads: Versamark, Gumball Green
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (for faux stitching)
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border & 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack , Mat, Piercing Tool, Heat Tool
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Retired Products: Round Tab Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Crop-A-Dile

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. If so, make me smile and leave a comment!

Inky Hugs!

Sandy









5 comments:

  1. Great project Sandy. Your cute tag is a gift all by itself! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. :)

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  2. What a sweet tag, Sandy! Such a clever combination of tic-tac-toe elements too. Delighted you could join us at The Paper Players!

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  3. Such a clever card, Sandy! I love the embossing! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  5. Such a fun holiday tag, Sandy! I love the scalloped circle shape and all of the pretty details you added. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

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