Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Simon Says Fun and Festive Release Today!!

Simon Says Stamp just came out with a brand new release today, Fun and Festive!!  The words fun and festive are perfect to describe this release...it is a release FULL of fun and festive products to make the coming holidays Fun and Festive!!!   The picture below is the start of my fun and festive...Christmas Tag Central Crazy😄...
I edited my crazy pic of tags...looks a little less crazy...
 I used the fun and pretty new Snowflake Tags dies to make a whole bunch of tags for Christmas presents!!  OK...I LOVE these dies...and I'll tell you why.  Christmas tags are a real necessity when it comes to Christmas gifts(and I make a BUNCH for one of my daughters, too).   But,  Christmas tags are something that I, myself, don't like to spend a lot of time on, as they are lost in the wrappings on Christmas after the gifts are opened.  BUT...as much as I don't want to spend a lot of time on them, I also want them to look nice.  I know...I'm a challenge, and so are tags!!  THESE dies, though, fit both of my requirements...they make pretty tags, and I made all the above tags in a couple hours...yes...really!!!  
 I used a whole bunch of patterned papers to make my tags.  You could stamp background stamps, too, if you don't have lots of patterned paper(I have A LOT!!!).   How I made every one of these tags was with two die cuts.  The patterned or embossed pattern on the top, and the snowflake on the bottom layer.  This DID mean cutting out the snowflakes from the circular ones, and removing the snowflake from the other style, showing the snowflake on the bottom layer.   I added a stamped "to and from" from the pretty new Christmas Wishes stamp set, and added string or twine to each tag.  The kraft colored tags are fun...a kraft gift bag or wrapping paper with a white or colored bow, and DONE!!  
Below are some of the tags, starting with the embossed paper ones (the first one I used distess oxide on the snowflake...
Notice that it doesn't matter how messy it looks, as the top die cut tag covers the ink...(I used a white embossed piece of cardstock instead of the kraft striped one as the picture shows)...

These three are metallic.  The first one, I used versamark on the snowflake, then silver embossed.  The other two are shiny silver and gold metallic cardstock...FUN!!...
Here's a pic of the embossed one in the making ( I dabbed the versamark onto the snowflake with dauber)...again, the messy doesn't show...

These were done with striped cardstock...the white looks cool...

 I TRIED to take photos of my tags with presents...this is what my craft room/spare bedroom looked like...YIKES...
...let's just say, it didn't go well...but I did get a small shot of one of my presents with one of the tags...
OK...SOOOOOO pretty!!!!! ... soooooooo easy....and so fast.....and who doesn't love all THAT at Christmas??!!  AND...the possibilities are endless...I'm thinking of a bunch more ideas as I'm writing!!  Now the creativity is up to you:)!!  Hope you will check out the release over at Simon!!  See you tomorrow with more fun!!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

4 comments:

  1. Lisa these tags are ALL adorable, you have inspired me greatly! (There is only one problem... I am away from home today and can't make ANYTHING!) However, I have pinned these to try ASAP! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  2. Love your tags and love this release!

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  3. Such beautiful cards and tags. Love the idea of making a card with an ornament to hang on the tree. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the snowflakes, especially the one you made to be used as an ornament. Really like the gift tags as well.

    Karen Romero

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa