Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas; #3


Time to play so Tag catch up!  Vancouver was great and it was sooooo nice to see my parents.  Living so far away from family can be hard.  They spoiled my husband and I with great cooking!  And the Christmas party we went there to attend was fabulous!

But now that I am home with my amazing kids I can get back to Tim's tags.  Well...trying too.  I have my 2 oldest home today really sick!!!!  One is sleeping and the other cannot due to her super stuffy nose.  But she is watching movies in bed.  So I popped into my room to work on tag #3.

PLEASE I own hardly any TH stuff.  I have 1 seasonal Christmas pack (I want the Karft Christmas pack), 2 stamp sets and 3 die cuts.  None of them are holiday.  I have about 8 distressing inks, 3 stains and 5 alcohol inks.  That is not a lot!  But my goal is to make the tags with what I have and borrow what I can.  You don't have to own all Tim's stuff to get the same effect.


I don't have the stamp that was used on TH tag. However I do have the TH Seasonal pack and used the paper that looks similar to the stamp.  Hey it can be done;)  I also don't have the Festive die cut but I do have a good pair of scissors and a snowflake punch.  I hand cut the holly leaves and used my snowflake punch as pine foliage.  Genius!

I loved learning that the twine will curl when heated with your heat gun!  I'm seeing curled twine in my future projects!

How cute is this "JOY"!  I made this last week with some Scrabble pieces and a wood ruler I cut up.  I then distressed them with my alcohol inks and distressing stains.   Turned out so pretty.  I adhered it to the tag with my hot glue gun.  Never thought to use it before now.  It's my new FAV tool!

For the Holly Berries I had a $1 Store necklace, wee Christmas lights.  I used them and glued them down with the hot glue!

I spritzed my tag with my Perfect Pearls then set it with hairspray.  I do not own a Holiday embossing folder...SHOCKING.  But I do have this pretty SU one.  I ran it through, then applied the gold alcohol in lightly on top to add to the shimmer.


I hope you can really looks at when you have in your craft room and see what you can be inspired to create!  You don't have to own TH stuff to make it look just as festive!  Off to make tag #4!



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9 comments:

  1. I think your tag turned out fantastic!! I don't have a lot of Tim's stuff either, but it is fun making do with what I have (although I must say my future shopping list has expanded from watching the videos and tags!).

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  2. I love what you did with the scrabble words. It's so much fun to try and improvise. If we had a kit to make his tag, it wouldn't be near as much fun.

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  3. I am watching a few of you ladies doing this tag challenge and I have to say what a great job you all are doing. I really like the fact that you are also embracing the fact that it doesn't have to be exactly like Tims. I really feel that is what crafting is about, taking something and making it your own, Welcome back and very pretty tag.

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  4. Wow Nicole! This is fabulous! I have no TH stuff :) so it is great to see how you improvised. I am not very good at that so thanks for the inspiration! Maybe I will try some of these tags of Tims as soon as I get a minute.

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  5. I love what you did...helps with my own inspiration. I have more than you but not everything of course.

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  6. Honestly Nicole, your tag looks way better then Tim's does....sorry Tim, you can't always be #1, lol.
    I was really planning on playing along with making his tags this year...but I have so many other projects to finish yet :(
    Oh I have a give away on my blog if you want to check it out :)

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  7. Nicole, you tag is gorgeous!! I loved learning that twine will curl if heated!

    Hugs,
    Saundra :)

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  8. Great idea! I don't own much yet ( hopefully santa will think I was a good girl this year and I'll find some under my tree! ), so I wasn't sure how to be a part of the TH tag thing, but thank you for the inspiration!
    Lisa

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  9. turned out pretty cool- I love the embossing and the scrabble tiles! I haven't played with this tag yet, but I'm hoping to use the ink pad technique with another stamp! Isn't it inspiring!?

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