The 12 Days of Christmas Day #10 with Tina

Hello Everyone, Tina here, back with another tag creation for you.
This time I was given some fun and colorful papers from Doodlebug Design, which is a favorite company because a lot of their designs are small for card makers, like me!
I was given some cardstock stickers from the same line.  Now, rarely would I use these, as I own lots of stamps, but I thought okay, let’s use them this time.
So cute …
Of course, I added sparkle with Stickles and the Wink of Stella glitter pen.
 Then, the rhinestones and a stamped sentiment made my tag really come together.On Monday, I used the same tag set from Elizabeth Crafts but this time I did not put a layer behind to show though, which gives a totally different look.Stop in at the store soon to see all the tag creations!
Happy Stamping!

The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #9 with Ginger

 Merry Christmas everyone!  This is Ginger and I know this is not your normal Christmas Tag but I just love it!
 I used some old blue paper that I have had in my stash.  I wish I knew who made it.  I also added Vintage Photo Distress ink from Tim Holtz and his clock die cut.  I also have a star from Maya Roads plus a chipboard circle which I painted both pieces a bright yellow.  On the moon (the circle) I added Diamond Stickles to make it glisten.  I also added modeling paste to Jenny Bowlin and Prima stencils.  I add left over part of flower chipboard by Dusty Attic.  I then added the flowers from Prima and added snow to the petals.  I found this cute bird on a piece of paper which I cut it out, added a silver bell, a blue ribbon and then added a locket which says…The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
This is my wish for everyone this Holiday Season!
May you all be blessed!

Hugs –

The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #8 with Gena

Merry Christmas! It’s Gena and I want to share with you the tag I made for our 12 Days of Christmas.

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We have been having a great time with our 12 Tags of Christmas- I hope you have had a chance to see them all! If you have missed any, you can see all of them starting here.




I began by using a technique I learned in class with Wendy Vecchi.  I started by putting a thin layer of Silver Embossing Paste on the tag. imageOnce that was dry I added a layer of Crackling Texture Paste.


As that drys you will see the silver paste through the crackle. How cool is that?  Next, I added some ink to the tag… I used Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass. This really shows the crackle.  For the snowflakes I used the Tim Holtz layered snowflake, I added the Ranger texture paste and while it was wet added in the dry Clear Rock Candy glitter.  I added Maya Road Vintage Raspberry beads to the centers… These beads can be broken apart.


Next, I die cut the new Sizzix Tim Holtz  Christmas Winter Angel out of Ranger Mirrored paper and added that to my tag. Then I die cut “peace on earth” from the Tim Holtz Christmas script words. After gluing it all down I added a little clear Stickles to the words to help them show a better.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday! Hope to see you soon at the Crafty Scrapper!

The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #7 with Lori

Hi everyone, today we have one of the fabulously helpful ladies from the store participating in our tag countdown. Next time you are in the store, be sure to see if Lori is in- she can answer all your scrappy questions and she is uber talented too!

TCS 12 Tags GraphicHere is a look at Lori’s tag

12 Days of Christmas Tag LoriHere is what Lori has to say about her beautiful tag:

Hi Everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Tags!

I am excited to be participating in this event and hope that you are inspired by the tag that I have created for you!

To start, I cut a 3 ¼ X 6 ¼ piece of cardboard from a box that I had ready for the recycle bin.  I wanted something that was very sturdy for this tag. You will see why a bit later.  I photocopied a vintage piece of sheet music and layered that to the tag.  I used Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Old Paper Distress Inks to distress around the tag and onto the sheet music layer.

I next used a diamond cut stencil and spread BoBunny’s gold glitter paste across the entire tag.  This paste is awesome, only takes a thin layer and leaves a beautiful glittery result!

The new Candlelight Die is the main focus to my tag.  I love the vintage candle cups that were used long ago on the Christmas tree to hold candles.  This was my inspiration for my tag.  I cut out several layers of the candles as well as the flames and the drippings.  I layered these together to give a stronger and thicker dimension to the candles.  I took the above Distress Inks and distressed the textured paper that I used for the cut-outs.  Across the body of the candles, I used Faber Castell Double Scoop Gelatos in Champagne.  This gives a shimmer and the texture in the candles just “pops” with this product! Once all the pieces are layered and glued together, I covered everything with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled Distress Glitter in Clear Rock Candy on all of those pieces.  Once dry, glue all the candle pieces together.  Use the picture on the Candlelight Die packaging as it really helps for placement of all these little pieces!

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Now, the reason that I wanted a cardboard piece for my tag is this…going back to the vintage candle cup inspiration, I wanted my candles to look like they were standing on a limb of the Christmas tree.  So, I used so clippings from a real tree.  I placed and glued the clippings to the bottom of the tag using Glossy Accents.  I love the “feel” that using real clippings give to my project.  I sprayed the limbs with Perfect Peals Mists, Biscotti. This is my favorite color in this line!  It totally makes the tree clippings have a glow from the candles.  Unfortunately, the pictures don’t pick it up, but trust me, it’s there!  A final touch of seam binding ribbon using the Distress Inks and a water bottle to flow out the color.  I wrapped and scrunched the ribbon up in a paper towel, let it dry .  Final step was to tie it to the top of the tag.

I hope that you are inspired to find something that you love and put it on a tag! I wish you the Merriest Christmas and hope to see you in the store this season and in the New Year!


The 12 Days of Christmas Day #6 with Tina

Hello everyone!  Tina here, with my tag for day #6. 
I was given some pretty papers from Authentique and a really beautiful chipboard snowflake ornament from Leaky Shed.  I just taught a tag class last week and used the tag set from Elizabeth Crafts.  I knew combining these would make one pretty tag …
And it really is pretty, more so than the photo shows!

I lightly added aqua acrylic paint to the chipboard and then added stickles and pearls!

I love how with the tag set, it shows the coordinating paper through the opening of the front tag. It really adds a pretty element to the tag.

I will be back on Friday for tag #10!

Make sure to stop in soon to the store to see all the tags we are creating for you!

Happy Stamping!


The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #5 with Casey

Hi everyone, it’s Casey here today to share another tag with you for our 12 Tags of Christmas at The Crafty Scrapper.


Most of of the items used are from the Bo Bunny Altitude Line.

I used a pre-cut sheet of cardstock from the Ephemera pack and found some spider-web-looking white ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the tag. I thought the ribbon was perfect as it reminded me of ice cracking or snowflakes. Then I added a sticker on top of the ribbon; this is my go-to idea for showing dimension. I found a Kaisercraft rhinestone that matched perfectly with the color palette I had going and adhered it to the corner. I found a paper doily and painted one side with TH silver distress stain and chalked the other side with Prima’s Teal Damask. I folded the doily over so you can see both colors and used TH tiny attacher. You can’t even tell it’s stapled! AH-Mazing!

I cut out one of the pictures from a sheet filled with fabulous pictures. There were so many to choose from that I almost couldn’t decide. ;-) I used this particular picture because the weather is supposed to be in the mid 70’s this weekend and it’s definitely not going to be cold here in Texas! ;-)

I distressed the edges with a file, then added the teal damask to add contrast. Adhered the picture on top of the doily with a few pop dots to give more dimension and finished it off with a bit of a pearl flourish. Topped it off with a gold web-looking ribbon. I love this stuff! I have it in three colors!

Anyway, I hope you liked the non-traditional tag I showed you today. Let me know your thoughts!



12 Tags of Christmas Day #4 with Casey

Hi everyone, Casey here.
It’s been a crazy week! My finals just ended Thursday –Thank goodness! I have a break until January 21! The things I am going to create!! I can’t wait!!!!

Here is a tag I made for a traditional Christmas feeling. I used an old line of My Mind’s Eye. I don’t know about you guys but I generally make my tags from scratch paper for whatever size fits my mood. This one is a little bit longer than I usually like but it worked out in the end. :)

So, I started out with the MME Lost and Found 2 Christmas Line, cut it to the size I liked (7×3), used TH Vintage Photo to distress the entire tag. I added some left over pre-glued banners from another MME line stacked to the side. I used a Maya Road alphabet and inked it with TH Fired Brick distress ink. I found a Prima resin frame and inked it with TH Vintage Photo. Found some old numbers and attached to the bottom along with a Maya Road flower. Slapped it all together and there you have it. Once I was finished, I wasn’t satisfied with the look, so I used Perfect Pearls and added a gold shimmer. The ribbon is an old tea stained ribbon Carolyn made a few years back. :-)

Hope you like the it. I kept it simple and traditional. Tomorrow will be a little different from today’s tag! I hope you’re excited because i know I am.

Thanks for reading. See you guys tomorrow!


The 12 Tags of Christmas Day #3 with Anita S

Good morning everyone! I hope you have been enjoying our tags- today is day #3 and I have another tag to share with you.

I am not normally a tag maker, I am more of a 12×12 pg kinda girl- there is way more room to work with on 12×12 after all! But I am pretty happy with how my tags came out.

This tag is pretty simple, other than the drying time on the embossing paste, it came together in under 5 minutes- so if you are in a hurry, you can still come up with a great tag for a gift!

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I started by applying some texture to the top and sides using a stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, then inked around the sides and added a few accents with my White Signo Pen.

I stamped my background image using VersaMark, then applied chalk in multiple colors for a subdued effect.  I added my sentiment using Black StazOn ink, and lots of ribbons and a button at the top to finish it off.

Be sure to check back everyday as we will have a new tag to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today- have a wonderful week!


12 Tags of Christmas Day 2

Good morning everyone, it’s Carolyn here, I am so excited to present Tag #2 this morning….

We are going to have some amazing tags over the next 12 days, so be sure to check the blog each morning to see what is new!

Here is a look at Tag #2


Everyone knows I LOVE my Tim Holtz stamps and dies! I added a Elizabeth craft tag die and turned a manila tag into a gift card holder.


Using iced spruce and tumble glass distress ink, blend colors over the top of the tag. Ink edges with chipped sapphire distress ink. Spritz water into your hand and splatter on tag to create water marks.

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Ink a music stamp with black ink, be sure and wipe it across instead of tapping on top. This creates a light stamped image that looks faded. Stamp randomly across the tag and stamp star burst across the top. Using distress white paint stamp speckled stamp on tag to create snow.

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Cut poinsettias out of glassine paper and ink 3 with red pepper and currant alcohol inks. Ink one with meadow and lettuce alcohol ink, crumple poinsettias and layer with the green on the bottom. Glue right below the bottom notch that is used to keep gift card in place. Glue crystal rhinestone in the middle, stamp Christmas greeting on a tag and glue beside poinsettia.

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Hope you enjoyed, Merry Christmas!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fabulous tag from our Design Team.




The 12 Tags of Christmas- Day #1

Good morning everyone, it’s Anita S. here this morning and I am so excited to be part of this great event at The Crafty Scrapper!

We are going to have some amazing tags over the next 12 days, so be sure to check the blog each morning to see what is new!

Here is a look at my first tag

I started  with a Wendy Vecchi stencil and inked around the edges. Next up I used another stencil from Wendy along with her embossing paste and put the leaves on the background.

Once that paste was dry, I used the same stencil to apply some ink to the top of the paste, and heat dried. I used an older stamp from my stash for the sentiment, added some ribbons, flower and leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Smoothfoam Challenge With Carolyn

Hi everyone its Carolyn, believe it or not I am doing a blog post. I was challenged to alter a star and snow flake from Smoothfoam. Before I started I prepped my snowflake and star with gesso and it worked great. I used white gesso on the snowflake and black gesso on the stars.


Once the snowflake was dry I inked it with weathered wood and iced spruce distress ink, then I used faded jeans distress ink and highlighted the ends. I randomly stamped over the entire surface using my two favorite Christmas stamps, Snowflake Cluster and Christmas Carol music, from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays CMS066 & Holiday Wishes CMS095. I loved the look just with that, but decided to add a vintage ornament I had in the middle and a card from Tim’s ideaology holiday flash cards.

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For the star I traced the large star onto American Crafts printed cork, when glue to the star I inked the edges with black soot distress ink. Using Dina Wakely gel medium I applied a page from an old book to the little star and sanded off the excess on the edges. I used a baby wipe to smear some of the black gesso across the top to give a grunge look, when dry I inked with fired brick distress ink. I glued the little star on the larger one and embellished with Tim Holtz ideaology Christmas Epherma, greenery and a stamped tag.

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Hope you enjoyed!




Smoothfoam Challenge with Tina

Hello, it’s Tina here to share with you today.
 We were given a challenge to decorate snowflakes and stars made out of Smoothfoam for the store.
I have to admit I did fret over this project, as I am better with paper.  And then I thought, why can’t I make mine with paper too, and that is when they started coming together.
Here are my two favorites …


Both of these were painted all over with metallic acrylic paint.  The silver star was then decorated by adding an adorable angel stamped image in the middle.  I added the letters to spell PEACE with Thickers letters and added the sticker borders around the edges.  I colored both the letters and the borders with a red Copic marker.

On the second star, I added  a poinsettia die cut from glitter paper and a Happy Holidays sticker.

Both stars have fancy tied ribbons which I cannot take credit for.
  A friend helped me out, as I am not a bow-maker.  Thanks Dianna!
For the third one, I decided to do something different. Not really a good idea, as I thought the finished piece looked like something a 10 year old made.  So, brace yourself …
I went glitter CRAZY!  I used 19 different colors!  On a good note, I did get to use a lot of glitters that were in my stash.  After finishing the front, and getting glitter EVERYWHERE, I decided to just do clear glitters on the backside.
When I finished the glittering I didn’t like it but I thought I could make it better by adding color on the sides.  No, for sure, I made it worse!
can find Smoothfoam on the web here:
Be sure to check out all the snowflakes and stars creations at The Crafty Scrapper!
(And remember, you have my okay to give a little giggle when you see my snowflake!)
Happy Stamping!