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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa's Little Helper Tag...

"Santa's Little Helper with a Candy Cane" was provided by Stamp Fairy
This tag was created for Aud Sentiments' #95 Challenge: A Christmas Tag [with a sentiment].  

Stamp Fairy Shop

Stamp Fairy is the Sponsor this go around 
and I chose this really fun to color image for my tag!

You can see the Design Team's take on this theme HERE along with the rules and deadline for the challenge.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources 
will be found below under “Supplies”.]

The image was printed three times, colored with Copics, two were fussy cut, sculpted and layered with foam tape to create the 3-D image.  A snowflake punch was used in the corners and the positives were then layered together with a small button and red waxed linen thread and then fixed to the lower corner for composition balance. The image panel was layered on the green Basic Grey DP [for contrast and to hide the Copic ink that shows thru the back] with a punched layer of icicles along the side [?? have you ever seen them grow straight out?].   Slots were punched in the top to add the Christmas ribbon, the red heart button was attached using the same waxed linen to tie it together.  [The ribbon is has been a hoarded treasure for many Christmases - I won't waste it on a bow - only small links like I have used here.] The Sentiment was stamped & cut out - corners were rounded and it was tucked under the heart button & attached with foam tape.  Gold foil was glued to the belt buckle and the bell on his cap and shoes for a touch of bling. 

This card should be eligible for the following
Pile it On #48 – P is for... [paper, petite, pretty bauble]
Divas by Design – A/G
Paper Crafting Journey – It's Christmas Time
Sweet Stampin' – Ribbons
Basic Grey #109 – Happy Christmas
OSAAT #193 – Seeing Red
Robyn's Fetish #189 – Must have a bow[bow on heart button with red waxed linen]
ABC Challenge –A for Almost Christmas
LEJ Designs #83 – Festive Fun
Crafty Sentiments –Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door – A/G
Sweet Stamps #147 – Simple Christmas
Clear it Out – A/G + stash A/G [ribbon & buttons]
Crafty Ribbons #73 – Anything Goes with Ribbons
Quirky Crafts #25 – Christmas + a “treasure” [green & red plaid ribbon hoarded!]
Crafting from the Heart – A/G
Sisterhood of Crafters – Christmas Sparkle [gold foil embellishments]
Parade Your Crafts #10 Christmas Crafts

IMAGES:  The focal image is from the Stamp Fairy ShopChristmas sentiment is a 1994 release by Annette Allen Watkins
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey's "Nordic Holiday" collection.
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Sentiment tab is made with a corner rounder punch as were the corners of the image panel and mat; a Martha punch was used for the icicles, snowflake punch is an unknown; ribbon and buttons from stash.
INKS: the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Very cute tag, great job coloring the image and I like the use of the goo punch.
    Thanks for playing along in the challenge!

  2. Cute tag! Good job! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  3. such a cutie, Thank you for joining us at OSAAT & Good Luck Pam DT xx

  4. Thanks for joining us in the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P xx

  5. What a great gift tag Ginny ....I'm very amused by the 'Ginnymites' on the side edge ....crafting with abandon indeed and great fun. Oooh, your red ribbon is sumptuous, no wonder you carefully choose projects to use it on but it really is perfect for this adorable tag. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  6. So cute!! Looks like he is trying to hide that candy cane. 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

  7. What a sweet tag. I love the layered fussy cut images. Your elf is darling! Thanks for sharing at

  8. Thanks for joining us in the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P xx

  9. What a cute little image, very festive card and the sentiment is perfect. :D
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  10. Thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin with your lovely card. Debbiex

  11. Wonderful tag and such a cute elf, he really made me smile, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and Divas by Design this week. Jac x

  12. I am a little late doing my rounds this week! But I Love your tag! That image is fab! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT for our seeing red theme and i hope to see you this week with our 'Anything goes' theme. hugs

    Nikki DT

  13. This is so super cute
    Thanks for joining us this week over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

  14. Fabulous Christmas make, thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge,
    Cathy xx

  15. its real cute, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs x

  16. Fabulous tag, love the cute image. Thanks for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  17. Fabulous tag, super cute image , Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the ATG challenge

  18. Fab festive tag, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week, Rebecca x

  19. What a cute tag! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  20. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

  21. Great tag! I love this image! Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts. Merry Christmas!

  22. This tag is such a cutie! Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx


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