So, every year my best friend and his girlfriend, Susie, come over and we exchange some small gifts. Last year, I decided to include a homemade tag in each of their gifts.
I wonder... if I do that again this year (the 2nd year), does that constitute a "tradition"? ;) If so, I'm golden! ;)
I created the first card with the intentions of it going to Rob... only because it was blue and therefore more masculine... Sure, it had some white embossing powder, but what the heck... it was still blue, right?! ;)
Here's a close-up of the focal tag (from 2009 Holiday Tags (Papertrey Ink)) and you can see some of the white embossing. I used Whisper White Craft Ink (from Stampin' Up!) only because I wanted to make sure there was coverage.
The tag needed something more, so I decided to add those smaller snowflakes (all snowflakes are from Papertrey Ink's Peace, Be Still stamp set) in Taken with Teal (Stampin' Up!) to match the background paper (of the same name).
So then I went to work on Susie's tag. I wanted to do something a bit more feminine so I went with the lavenders and purples. I hadn't inked up my Tree Trimming Trio (Papertrey Ink), so I thought I'd emboss the tree and ornaments. I did the tree on Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Plum and the star and ornaments on Papertrey Ink's Harvest Gold.
Here's a close-up of the star and ornaments (done on PTI's Harvest Gold).
It was still a bit plain, so I took a chance and ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I like how it looks over the heat embossed tree! :)
Imagine my delight when I realized I had a 1/2" circle punch for the ornaments! No such luck with the tree. That's hand-cut, baby! ;)
After doing both tags, I then thought that perhaps Susie would like the bow/ribbon tag more and Rob would enjoy the tree tag. After all, the recipients they choose may be a different gender than them, right? ;)
Thanks for looking and/or commenting!
Snowflake Tag - Peace, Be Still, Spooky Sweets (for the To:/From: sentiment!), 2009 Holiday Tags (all from Papertrey Ink)
Tree Tag - Tree Trimming Trio, 2009 Holiday Tags (both from Papertrey Ink)
Snowflake Tag - Whisper White Craft ink, Taken with Teal, Bravo Burgundy (all from Stampin' Up!); Versamark
Tree Tag - Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum (both Stampin' Up!); Versamark
Snowflake Tag - Taken with Teal, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White (all Stampin' Up!)
Tree Tag - Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up!); Harvest Gold (Papertrey Ink)
Snowflake Tag - White embossing powder; Scarlet Jewel Topnotch Twill (Papertrey Ink); Large creative tags (Recollections); 2" Scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch (both EK Success); Corner Chomper, Bow Easy; ATG; Dimensionals; Zots
Tree Tag - Clear and Gold embossing powders; 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); Large creative tags (Recollections); Plum Pudding Topnotch Twill (Papertrey Ink); ATG; Dimensionals; Swiss Dots and Cuttlebug machine (both Provo Craft)
Happily Ever Yours,