I got out the Christmas tags that I made last year at Dar and Luci's 2015 Christmas Tags class, which I fully intended to turn into card, but didn't get that far last year. As I made these tags, I kept in mind that they would become part of a card, so that I modified lengths if needed, etc. Take a peek below at more of my finished card made from these tags.
My first two tags were designed by Dar Peterson. The only change I made to the first tag was to make my layers with narrower edges with the goal in mind to shorten the tag, making it more usable on a card front. I began with a white card base and added a Real Red mat layer on top. I found some pretty green holly berry paper to use for my center panel directly under the tag, adding a punched border in gold foil to its edges. I really love the richness of all the red, greens, and gold together. . .it makes for a lovely card.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up - Cardstocks: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Gold Foil. Stamps: Your Presents (package stripe/ sentiment - 2015 Holiday). Dies: Banners framelits; Mini Treat Bag (bow); Top Note BigZ (inside-retired). Gold Embossing Powders: Gold; Real Red. Other - Punch: EK Arrow Border;/ Victorian Corners. Computer verse. Size: 4-3/4" x 6".
With the second of Dar's tags, I made the tag exactly as she designed it because it was the perfect size just the way it was. I decided on a red cardbase with a gray mat layer, but decided to dress it up the gray with my own stamped silver metallic snowflakes. I found a mini red Christmas print that would coordinate nicely with the tags delicate diagonal stripe. It would be the card's center panel, and I added a petite decorative punched edge to its edges. With the tag sentiment being "do not open before Christmas," I had to be a little innovative with my inside verse. Take a peek below at the finished card with the inside designed and verse to compliment its front.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up - Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil. Kit: Oh, What Fun Tag Kit (silver snowflake/ tag background-2015 Holiday). Stamps: Oh, What Fun!; Endless Wishes (snowflakes). Ink: Real Red. Encore Metallic Silver (retired). Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (2015 Holiday). Real Red Thick Baker's Twine. Other - Echo Park paper: 'Tis the Season. Recollections punch: Mini Snowflake. Pink Posh silver sequins.
My second two tag cards were designed by Luci Kirschbaum. I made several changes to the tag. I shortened the tags length, scalloped the bottom edge, added a Real Red mat under layer, and changed to a Christmas star ribbon rather than Baker's Twine. Once all these changes were completed, I was ready to start on my card design. I chose a Cucumber Crush green cardbase and added a real read mat layer and then topped these layers with a diagonal striped paper with rounded corners. I banded the card face toward the bottom third tying it in a ribbon knot with the same ribbon used in the tag. I was really happy with my perky ribbon tagged card.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up - Cardstocks: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Whisper White (inside). This Christmas Specialty dsp/ stripe. Stamps: Peaceful Pines (+ Peaceful Pines framelits); To You & Yours Too (stars-2015 Holiday). Ink: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black. Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper; Itty Bitty Accents-Star (inside-retired). Stash: 5/8" Christmas Grograin ribbon. Sequins. Size: 4-3/4" x 6".
My last tag card was also designed by Luci Kirschbaum, and my alterations to it was, once again, to shorten it a bit to better fit the card front and to add a silver glitter paper mat backing to the entire tag, not just behind the star punch-outs. I decided my card design would have a Shimmery White cardbase with a Night of Navy mat layer under the silver-striped vellum. I banded the card horizontally with a one-inch navy bank trimmed with a silver glitter punched border at the top and the bottom. I finished it with navy blue rhinestones (colored with Copic markers) on all corners. I finished off the card with an inside design to compliment the card front and added a Christmas verse using my computer.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up - Carstocks: Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer. Fancy Foil Vellum/ Silver Stripe (retired). Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper; Confetti Stars Border. Dies: Wonderful Wreath framelits; Top Note BigZ (retired). Other: Punches: EK-Arrow Border. Recollections-Mini Snowflake. Rhinestones colored with Copics. Computer-made Verse. Size: 4-3/4" x 6".