Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12 days of Christmas Bloghop- day 9

Hello Crafty people!

I am LOVING this blog hop! How talented is everyone?!  Makes me fee a little inadequate. LOL. Today is something simple.  Back to my country style, I've made a tag for y'all! Christmas is going to be lean around my house this year- some by necessity, but mostly because I'm tired of junk.  **warning, semi-rant here**  Seriously, I'm tired of people focusing on things instead of why we celebrate Christmas, so my kids are getting this year:  1 thing they need, 1 thing they want and 1 thing to wear.  That's it.  Oh, and stockings of necessity stuff, and fun stuff.  like new toothbrush, hair bands (for the girls) and matchbox cars for the boys. maybe some candy.

Keep in mind, I also have 5 children, so that's going to be PLENTY under our tree!

So, here's today's tag:

You will need:
cardstock and christmas paper in your choice of colors- I used paper from a few years ago- not buying new this year.
Cricut cartridges: Elegant edges, tags bags boxes and more, and winter lace
your cricut
ribbon or twine
adhesive of your choice.

Cut your snowflake out of Winter Lace at 2 1/4".  Cut your tag from tags, bags boxes and more at 4" and the shadow.  Cut your upraised tag out of Elegant edges at 1 1/4" and the shadow.

Ink around the edges of everything- I used crumb cake from Stampin Up.

assemble and enjoy!  You can use stamps for the "to:  from:"  but mine are still packed from our move.  Yeah, moving sucks, but this house is OURS! so it'll get done sometime before Christmas.  (my christmas present to me!)

So today's question:  What was the best thing you've ever given yourself?

So here's the lineup:
6. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge- http://www.toxictreasures.com/
20. Heather~ http://paper-junkie.blogspot.com     <-------- YOU ARE HERE 


  1. Very pretty tag! Love the snowflake and twine!

  2. Great tag! I love the whole tag! the snowflake and the twine perfect!! loves-Scrappin Madge

  3. Your tag is very pretty! TFS! :-)

    The best thing (& only thing) I have ever given myself is an early retirement. Well, I had to because of health reasons, but it was still my decision so, yeh, that was the best thing ever!! :-)

  4. Snowflakes are perfect for any creation this time of year and your beautiful tag is no exception! loving it! TFS and thanks for the hop too! have a crafty day! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

  5. Cute - love the snowflake and the twine.
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  6. Adorable Tag. I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. that crumb cake looks so good on the edges! I just bought Elegant Edges on Black Friday @ Joann's...my one cricut I allowed myself since I have seen so many beautiful projects with it!

  8. I like the snowflake on your tag. Good luck on your unpacking & "Congrats" on your new house!


  9. Love that great big red snowflake on your fun tag! And I totally get what you are saying about Christmas! I shop on the basis of what is really needed and be the best surprise for that child! They always seem to love what they get too! Love that!

  10. What a darling tag!!! Love the red snowflake!

  11. Such an adorable tag! The best thing I have ever given myself was my Cricut and my Cameo! Couldn't leave that to Santa to decide on all by himself! LOL!