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Fancy Friday - Holiday Inspirations

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Jeanna's blog, and I'm sure she hit a home-run with her project.


This month our theme is Anything Holiday! We'll be showcasing projects for many of the upcoming holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. I chose to use the Christmas Pines Bundle of stamps and dies. This bundle is beautiful, and there are so many ways you can use the stamps and dies. I really love making Christmas tags, so I started with a set of three tags. But, I thought it would be more useful to show you the tags on completed gift packaging. These would be great to give some candy, a gift card or another small gift to a friend or family member.


For all three, I cut the tags using the Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies from Shimmery White Cardstock. First I spritzed the upper right corner with Mint Melody ink, and then dripped some Emerald Envy ink on using an Aqua Painter. After that tried, I stamped the greetings in Early Espresso Ink. Next, I cut the pine branches from Emerald Envy Cardstock, another branch from Early Espresso Cardstock and the pine cones from Shimmery White Cardstock and Gold Foil Sheets.


Look at all of that shine! I added some gold Metallic Enamel Shapes and some Gold 1/8" Ribbon to tie the tag to the gift bag. The Glassine Gift Bags were embossed with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which gives them some added interest.


Next, I embossed a Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the same tag design, but a different pine cone die.


To attach the tag to the bag, I used two lengths of the gold twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack. Also, I inked the greeting in two different parts so that it would better fit the tag.


Lastly, I have a gift box to share. These are White Gift Boxes from the Holiday Catalog. I cut a 2" x 11" strip of Vellum Cardstock, and ran it through the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the clear wrap for the box. It doesn't meet in the middle, but it's on the bottom of the box where it is hidden.


For the box, I tied the tag on with the Gold 1/4" Natural Trim. I love these boxes, because the decorative cover slips completely off and you can open the box to get your gift without destroying the beauty!


Well, that's it for me today. But, please be sure to move on Connie's blog and her beautiful project as the next stop on the hop. Thanks for stopping by today!



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