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Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Tag Gifts...

You know how good it feels when you can recycle things from your
hoarded stash?  SCORE!! After a flurry of card making, I always have a pile of leftovers I refer to as my OMD [Off My Desk] stash.  Love to challenge myself to make things only from OMD!


  • Image on the front red band is a rubber stamp that I used in a Christmas card design several years ago.  First stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear EP - I then used a bleach technique to strategically remove the red where I would want another color inside the embossed lines.  Using colored pens I then added back in the colors of green, brown & pink.  I had maybe 6 or 7 of these red bands tucked away for "someday".  Amazingly, they perfectly covered the See's Candy logo - see source of the envelopes below under paper.
  • Inside I tucked in 6 tags that were made with four different punches. [A circle, snowflake, star and a fern leaf that I made into a tree.]  Each punch is backed up with glitter paper to make them all shiny.
  • Sentiment is a rubber stamp from ???

  • The shiny gold envelopes are from a stack of about 50 gift certificate envelopes from See's Candy that were being discarded - {WHAT?? Throw those out?  Surely I can find a use for those!}
  • Colored CS pieces are OMD left over from previous Christmas cards.
  • Glitter paper was one lonely piece of paper found in stash.
  • Base CS for tag and for the sentiment are Ivory Recollections.
  • SU Tag Top punch used to shape the base by cutting the end of a 2 inch wide strip of CS to create the tags.
  • Gold cording used for the hangers.
  • Ribbon or bling used on each punch to help them look like ornaments.
  • Black Onyx Versamark used for the sentiment.

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    That Craft Place Christmas
    Aurora Wings #20 – AT but a Card
    Crafting from the Heart #90 – ATG Always
    Clear It Out – ATG / Stash: ATG
    Crafty Ribbons #140 – Countdown to Christmas w/ ribbon
    As You Like It / Your Favorite... “Favorite Christmas Colors & Why?” [I like the warmth of Ivory combined with any other color... it warms up the look - makes it more vintage.}  TOP THREE
    TTuesday Throwdown #274 – ATG
    Paper Shelter – #231 – ATG
    Pile it On #98 – Christmas/ Winter
    OSAAT #252 – ATG w/ Red
    Fussy & Fancy  #154 –Happy Holidays

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Lovely project, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

    2. Well, look at you, you smartie you!!! Wonderful (and ecological) job here!

    3. This is a wonderful selection Ginny x My Blog As I do Rodos

    4. Hi Ginny, what a lovely set of tags and a lovely way to present them as gifts. Just Gorgeous. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
      hugs Amanda

    5. Great set of tags. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
      Margaret, DT

    6. Brilliant, Ginny! Love that you recycled and your bleach technique on the gorgeous border is fabulous. May be borrowing your tag idea, too. Thanks so much for joining our Anything But Cards Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

    7. Great project thanks for joining us at good luck x

    8. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


      CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

    9. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



      TTCRD DT

      makememories4life {My Blog}

      Through The Craft Room Door


    10. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
      so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

    11. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It with these gorgeous tags. Luv, Wilma

    12. that is some recycling. fab. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.


    Thank you so much for your comments!