Hello friends! This year I’ve been really inspired with all of the cool tags I’ve been seeing lately during this festive season and I wanted to join in on the fun too! So you’re going to be seeing lots of tags from me scattered within my postings for the next several days!
The inspiration that I’ve been seeing comes from Tracey’s 25 Tags of Christmas Event and this is her 9th year of doing it! Every day there has been some really cool and inspiring tags, so I had to join before the time runs out! I did make a tag earlier in THIS POST (Tag inspiration from Day 2) for the first one I’ve shared…but a few more are to follow starting now:
I’ve been wanting to pull out a few of my Brutus Monroe products and haven’t had a chance to take the time to play with all the fun things! So I decided making tags would be a quick and fun way to play around a bit! These were really fun to make!
The “Joy Coffee” tag was something that I had actually started during the “Coffee Lovers Blog Hop” this last time and never got around to posting it! I was trying to combine the two events together as the inspiration for that tag came on Day 1 from Jen Schow’s tag for Altenew inspirational tags post. I like how she cut out the wording on her globe and I thought I’d do the same idea with the word “joy” over my coffee cup.
I’ve used the Brutus Monroe Cozy Coffee stamp set and colored in the coffee and fussy cut it out. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, but only cut out the word “joy” from it and popped it up over the cup. I also took the hearts from the stamp set and stamped them over the kraft background with kraft colored ink.
I’ve taken the Brutus Monroe Holiday Essentials stamp set and heatset the snowflakes in the background of the tag with BM Alabaster EP. Also for the background, I took some metallic gold watercolor and splattered some over it as Jen did on her tag and I liked that subtle look to it.
I’ve taken some gold thread and made a nest under the cut out coffee cup that was popped up with some foam tape over the tag. (The tag itself was an old die cut from my stash BTW!) Added seam binding and twine at the top.
For this tag, I was really inspired with Kim’s tag on Day 4 of the Uniko post. LOVED the monochromatic red with all the sparkle!
I really love theBrutus Monroe Glitterstock and I didn’t have a large enough tag die that I wanted to use, so I took a tag from my stash and traced around the backside of the BM Red Glitterstock and cut out my shape. I had some rouned rectangle dies (Hero Arts) which I made a frame with for the BM Fallen Snow Glitterstock.
Within that frame I took the BM Holiday Essentials stamp set again and used several of the images to stamp over a piece of white cardstock with red ink. (It was fun to create a stamped background panel for this!) I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set over a red piece of cardstock with the BM Alabaster Sparkle EP…it sparkles really pretty IRL! I die cut the sentiment out with a banner die and tucked it behind the white frame I made with the stamped images.
Hope you’ve been inspired in some way as I’ve been inspired to create these! Thanks for stopping in and I will have a new post to share again with you tomorrow for the new challenge up at Cute Card Thursday so stay tuned! 🙂
- 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1 and Day 4
- Always Fun – #138 Anything Goes
- The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
- Try it On Tuesday – Inspired by a Song or Chstimast Carol (I was inspired by “Joy to the World” on the first tag and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” on the second with music notes!)
- Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes