Day #4 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge


Regina here bringing you day ___  of the 12 Days of Christmas for The Crafty Scrapper.  As I’m the seamstress of the group ya’ll all know there is going to be fabric involved. I have several Christmas themed trees, so I thought I would do a gingerbread inspired tag to proudly display with my other gingerbread ornaments.


As I designed my tag and I started pulling out from my stash.  I used fabric, Tim Holtz Thread (Love), alcohol inks, twine, stamps, cookie cutters and lots of embellishments.

I took the chip board tag and traced around some canvas fabric. I used a snowflake stamp from Christmas Nostalgia CMS 207 and stamped with leaf green archival ink onto the fabric and used the green fern archival ink to distress the tags edges. I used a red felt between the layers of fabric to give it weight and quilted the canvas to the felt.  I pressed with a hot iron using a pressing cloth to set the ink.   I used Tim Holtz black thread and did a blanket stitch around tag edges. I took some crystal stickles and doted the center of the snowflakes to add sparkle.

While this dried, I traced the cookie cutter onto fabric and felt and zig zagged the edges. I used white Tim Holtz thread and did a decorative stitch to the edge. I did french knots for the eyes and buttons. The star is a fabric gift tag.  I cut off the ribbon and used around the gingerbread neck.  I also stickled the star. I added a candy cane ornament from my stash and I whipped stitched all pieces to the front of the tag. I stamped happy holiday using red archival ink and finished off with a fluffy bow made of green twine.

I always think the back should look as good as the front and I always date special ornaments to remember that year.

On the back, I tied metal snowflakes onto green twine and strung them across the top. I stamped Merry Christmas from the Anita Houston’s December Stamp Set and the year at the bottom.  I made a green pocket for the baby tag.  I found a ribbon that already had gingerbread men on it and cut it out. I glued it to canvas to give it weight and it helped it to pop off the tag. I quilted the small tag and did the blanket stitched it as well.

I enjoyed making this tag and it’s a great way to use what you have; to make something special. So, whether you are sewing or just using your scrapbook supplies, see what you can create by combining different materials.  Have fun!!!

Day #3 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

Hello everyone, Ana here…….

I love driving by houses at Christmas and seeing all the trees through the window.  I even caught Santa in one.



To get complete directions on making the tag you can go to my blog at

Merry Christmas


Day #2 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

Good Morning everyone, Carolyn here………..

It’s chilly outside and a great day to turn on the Hallmark Christmas movies and get some crafting done! Hope your enjoying our tags and getting inspired, they are displayed here at the shop if you would like to come in and get things to make one.

II have had this tag designed in my mind for a while and knew exactly what I wanted but did not expect it to turn out better than I envisioned. Probably because I kept adding and adding stuff, and I probably could have added more lol!

I started with a mini Ecetera Tag from Tim Holtz and my favorite old book. When I collaged the paper to the tag I realized there was a house on it, so I ended up making that my focal point which started everything. I used several of Tim Holtz dies; home for the holidays, mini holiday greens & tiny tattered florals. I used Wendy Vecchi’s silver embossing paste, Finnabair’s snowflake paste, Dina Wakley’s paint and Tim Holtz new falling stars stencil. I found the fence in the garden fairies section at Hobby Lobby.

I could paint Tim Holtz new snowman all day long, I prefer to use alcohol ink and then dust it with rock candy glitter.

The car has so much detail, it’s hard to show. I embossed a piece of Tim Holtz substance with his woodgrain embossing folder and appling ground expresso to the inside of the folder, this was for the door panels and trees. I added acetate for the windows and applied a little mushroom alcohol ink to them. I tied ribbon on the tree and presents to give it more of a 3-d look. I applied snowflake paste on the mountains and platform…LOVE THIS STUFF!


Merry Christmas, have a great weekend 🙂



#1 Of The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

We are so excited to be doing our 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TAGS again! This year we have a couple new ladies join our design team and the challenge.

New this year we are asking our customers to join us! All you have to do is decorate a Tim Holtz mini Etcetera Tag, send us a picture and tell us why you LOVE The Crafty Scrapper. On Christmas Day we will annouce 3 winners for a $50 gift certificate and feature all tags on our BLOG! Send enteries to

TAG #1

First up and our new Design Coordinator Lori Souter……..

Hello Everyone!

I am so happy  to be participating in this year’s 12 Tags of Christmas!

In addition to the Mini ETCETERA tags we were all given for this years tag base, I added from the Authentique “Jingle” paper collection. This collection is super vintage and shows all of the traditional elements of Christmas!

On one side of this paper  “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is printed on the entire page, SO CUTE!  I cut out the Santa and the candy cane trim from the paper from the opposite side of the paper. Distressed all pieces with Walnut Stain ink.  I used Distress Collage Matte Medium to adhere everything to the tag base. Foam dimensionals were used on the back of Santa.  I had to use every element of this paper from the front and the back on my tag!

I also wanted to somehow make my tag into a gift card tag.  I did that by putting Santa on foam dimensionals around the outside edge from the back side.  This left enough room for me to create a holder and be able to slide a gift card from the top of Santa’s head.  I used this really cute red/white May Arts ribbon for the hanger.  Wink of Stella in clear was used on all the white space of the candy cane and Santa’s beard to make the everything sparkle!

All products that I have used for my tag are found at The Crafty Scrapper.  My tag, along with all 12 tags, will be on display at the store for you to see in person.  We are happy to help you create your own tags so please come shop with us!

Merry Christmas to All,



Sorry ladies I missed last week, we have been so busy with classes and getting ready for this weekend.

Remember you do not have to be signed up for the MNT’s to participate! You can purchase a kit or just come and enjoy the food, sales, giveaways, friends, creativity and of course SANTA!


We will be having several sales going on, you will have to be here to know what they are Santa hasn’t even told me yet. Ladies remember at our retreats when you received a ticket for every $5 you spent to enter into the drawing for all the fun giveaways? Well we are bring it back this Saturday and you do not have to be present to win. There will be LOTS of prizes, Big Shot, Sidekick and Gift Cards.



Starry Night $65

Anita’s Sunday Class December 9th is almost sold out so sign up soon if you want this amazing canvas!

Our Annual Cookie Exchange Class is now OPEN!

December 15th @2pm $30

Remember space is limited. This year we will be doing this album from Simple Stories Merry & Bright. The album comes with stickers, papers, page protectors and pockets. We will do the front of the album in class.


Be sure and follow us here, we are going to be posting more about updates, sales, classes & events. December 13th we start our Annual 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge with the designers. New this year we are asking our customers to join us! All you have to do is decorate a Tim Holtz mini Etcetera Tag, send us a picture and tell us why you LOVE The Crafty Scrapper. On Christmas Day we will annouce 3 winners for a $50 gift certificate and feature all tags on our BLOG! Send enteries to

The day after Christmas we will be annoucing our line up of guest designers that will be coming to The Crafty Scrapper to teach in 2019. We have one that has NEVER taught in Texas, you will be sooo excited when you see who it is.

Have a great creative week,




We are all thankful here at The Crafty Scrapper to have such wonderful customers, and to show you how much we appreciate your continual support , we are having our Black Friday sale starting today Friday November 23rd at 10 am ~ midnight & Saturday November 24th 10am ~ 5pm





25% OFF
(excluding Tim Holtz NEW Christmas release)

(excluding Christmas Carousel & Holiday Journey kits)

We have added lots of items to our 25-75% area, so be sure to check for these bargains!

Have a great weekend,



Good morning ladies,

Our holiday hours this week are: CLOSED today & Thursday, OPEN Friday 10am-midnight & Saturday 10am-5pm.

We still have space for out Annual Potluck Crop, its FREE just bring a dish! Saturday we are opening up the classroom for FREE cropping too, please call to reserve a spot. Yes we are having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE, look for your newsletter tomorrow or check back here. We have a ton of different class kits for sell that you could come and make on these days. We will supply any inks, stamps, paints ect. for you and help with any questions. Kits availble are….

I AM BLESSED CANVAS $30                                            THANKFUL CANVAS $25



BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE TAG $15                      LET IT SNOW COLLAGE $15



                   LIMITED KITS                                               LIMITED KITS


               PRIARIE STAR ORNMENT $15



What’s Up Wednesday!

Good morning ladies,

We have been busy little elves lately, reorganizing, creating samples & classes and brain storming new things for the New Year! I do want to clarify one thing from our newsletter yesterday…. New management doesn’t mean I sold the business, or I am going anywhere. It means I will be here more and able to do more with our new manager Melody Winston. If you do not know Mel, she worked and taught at Stamp Asylum and came on as a teacher with us a couple of years ago. She has a ton of experience and great new ideas.

What’s going on this week…. we have had a ton of stuff come in to restock the whole store. Plus 5 NEW Christmas collections, Simple Stories Vintage Christmas & Merry & Bright, Kaiser Craft Peace & Joy, Prima Santa Baby, Authentique Jingle and Graphic 45 Christmas Magic & Twelve Days of Christmas Collector’s Edition.
Christmas Carousel is this Saturday and believe it or not we do still have a few spots left so it’s not too late. Below are the projects we will be creating and the info on the event.

Have a GREAT Wednesday,










1. Tell Us About This Christmas Carousel With The Crafty Scrapper: 
Space is limited to 50 attendees for November 17th 2018. Join us on Saturday and get your Christmas crafting off to a good start with 5 one hour classes and a catered lunch, in a Christmas Carousel style!
2. What Is The Cost For The Event And What Is Included In The Price?
The cost is $85 – you will get the following:
  • Five – 1 hour Holiday Classes
  • Catered lunch and drinks and snacks throughout the day
  • Special Deals only Available to Christmas Carousel Attendees
  • 10% discount on your purchases that day
  • Door Prizes every 30 minutes
3. How Many Will Be Attending? 
This is a small engagement we are limiting to 50 only. First come first serve!
4. When Do Sign-Ups Start?
NOW! Call the store at (972) 923-3151, pay online or come to the store to reserve your space. Please have your credit card ready to pay for your reservation.
5. Tell Me About The Classes? 
Class projects will be at the store soon, and a sneak peek will be revealed of each class soon. But for now here are description from each designer.
  • Carolyn Ross – Merry & Bright Vintage Wooden Tag – Love all the new ideaology from Tim Holtz and couldn’t wait to make this vintage wooden tag. Vintage tissue paper, charms, die cuts and a sweet snowman. This is a great gift or to decorate your home displaying your favorite holiday photo.
  • Regina Salik –  Prairie Star Ornament –Come sit and hand sew this fun ornament for your tree.  It is all hand sewn and all your supplies come in this cute decorative bag. You will have two fabric combinations to choose from.
  • Annette Love- Santa’s Holiday Cookbook – Create an amazing cookbook from scratch with lots of room for all your favorite holiday recipes.  What a great keepsake for you or fabulous gift!  The album uses paper lunch bags as the base – yep there back!  We will decorate your album with the Carta Bella “Santa’s Workshop” paper line along with embellishments, pearl accents, ribbon, decorated recipe cards and more.
  • Melody Winston – Vintage Winter Collage- In this fun class we will be using a photo of a vintage girl in her winter cloths. We will be collaging on a wood board and embellishing with all kinds of tinsel, ribbon, berries, snow, music paper and more.  Once you do this project you will want to take  your own photo and make your own winter collage for your children or grandchildren.  Can’t wait to see everyone.
  • Erica Hofstetter – Santa Baby Décor – This project we will be using Prima’s Santa Baby collection, vintage lace, flowers & embroidery hoop to create this sweet wall hanging/ornament.
7. What Does The Schedule Look Like?
Here is a tentative look at the schedule for the day. All Events Will Happen At The Crafty Scrapper.
9:45-10:00am – check in
10:00-11:00am – 1st ride on the Carousel
11:15-12:15pm – 2nd ride on the Carousel
12:15-1:30pm – Catered Lunch
1:30-2:30pm – 3rd ride on the Carousel
2:45-3:45pm – 4th ride on the Carousel
4:00pm-5:00pm – 5th ride on the Carousel
5:00-6:00pm – shop and visit
8. What If There Is Some Reason I Need To Cancel?
There is a no cancellation policy for this event once you have paid; however if we have a waiting list, we will work with you to get your spot transferred to the next person in line. Kits will have colored instructions.
9. Will I need to bring supplies?
Space is limited so no rolling totes will be allowed. Carry totes that will fit on the table or under your chair are fine and your supplies needed are small. As I get our supply list from each teacher we will update the list on the website.
  • non stick craft sheet
  • your favorite wet and dry adhesive, 1/8 scor tape, pop up dots
  • detail scissors
  • bone folder
  • collage brush
  • crop-a-dile/hole punch (we will have some to share)
  • wire cutters
  • sander
  • blending tool with extra foam
  • glossy Accents/liquid adhesive
call the store 972-923-3151

What’s Up this week at The Crafty Scrapper?

we still have a couple spots left, its not to late to sign up!
Not pictured – Angela is teaching a 6×12 interactive album using Santa’s Workshop from Carta Bella.
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