Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa Tags!

Well, it's that time again, time for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge,,,one of my very favorites that I find myself going back to again and again. I had the honor of winning card of the week last week, and I'm THRILLED.

This week's challenge is TAGS. They can be stand alone, or attached to a project. Well, My oldest daughter is hosting the Christmas dinner this year, so I wanted to make a little something for favors to put on the dinner plates for all the adults (Children will have more cutesy images on theirs, I haven't made them yet!). And this challenge gave me just the right idea!

These are little tulle "bags" I constructed simply by cutting roughly an 8 inch square of tulle (red and antique gold), putting some small candies and snow flake confetti inside, and gathering them up at the top. I've tied them with dark red satin ribbon and bright shiny gold ribbon, attaching a santa tag to the ribbon and then tying in a simple bow.

I made the tags by stamping the two vintage Santas (Crafty Secrets) in sepia ink onto white card stock, cutting them out with classic ovals large and classic circles large, and then antiquing with sepia ink, really inking the edges well. I then embellished with a few rhinestones that I colored red with my R39 copic marker. For the backs of the tags, I cut burgundy poinsettias with my maryanne die, creating leaves out of the same die, just switching the paper to green, and glued them to the backs, just peaking out the front. I then embossed the poinsettias with a bit of sparkly gold.

Easy peasy,,,,,and when the candy is gone, the tag makes a lovely christmas ornament.

It couldn't be simpler,,,,,and I love the effect.

So if you're looking for a simply elegant christmas stocking stuffer or favor, these couldn't be easier! They whip up in no time, and the sparkling gold of the ribbon and the embossing powder is an amazing effect.

Here's the link to the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge! Come on by and try your hand at some tags! You might win a prize! And you know you need them anyway! Might as well have a chance for a prize for them!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed!


  1. What lovely little tags and a super favour container idea. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow again.

  2. By the way, if you want to be in the running for our blog candy, don't forget to post a photo of the Cricut machine on your blog with a link to Sugar Creek Hollow.

  3. Holly, I've checked out all of your tags and they are all so special. You have such a flair for vintage. I'm so glad that you found Sugar Creek Hollow and we get to see your lovely work.