Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags

Hi Everyone!!

Thing have been good around here, it was very wet and snowy here last week, which is out of the norm for our region (north of Seattle) this time of year and in our house I seemed to be the only one without bronchitis (ahhh heeemm, Zoe and Papa) or pnuemonia (ahh heeem, Adam) and now it's catching up to me! I've got some sort of cold and cough, but I'm praying it will go away on it's own.

Anywhoo; I was up this evening, and thought I'd make some cute tags to hang on holiday gifts.
I've always wanted to make tags, instead of buying the stick on kind. I've also always wanted to decorate the tree with one theme, use wrapping paper that coordinates with the theme and only white lights to make the tree classy, and really sparkle... but, back to reality and these cute tags though (since I have a three year old, and a slightly 'eclectic' husband, we'll stick with the children made and/or half broken ornaments (that are her 'ffaaaaavvvooowit'; so I can't throw them away... )

The supplies I used for these tags are:

Cricut Expressions, Winter Frolic Cartridge, Brown, White & Pink Cardstocks, Green Textured Cardstock, Red Textured Cardstock, Blue Gemstones Core'dinations, and a Patterned cardstock from the My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter Stack.

My tag is cut at 2" from the tag feature, raindeer button. The mouse and all associated cuts were made at 1.75". The small square on the back of the tag was cut with my Fiskars Rotary Trimmer and cut to 2.5"X1.75" and corners were rounded with a corner rounding punch.

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving; I know I did. I still have a hard time with holidays, they are sort of bittersweet for me. Anyone who recently lost a person they loved knows that the holidays are great; but holidays without (fill in your blank here, mine is Knox) is hard. Building the memories sans that person you love so much can hurt. I am so thankful for my beautiful family, all of our caring relatives and being blessed enough to have a filling and fun holiday.

I am headed to bed, as I've got to be up bright and early to work at Horse Head Quarters in the morning, turning out horses and cleaning stalls. :) I am one lucky girl to have such an amazing job! :-)

Thanks for checking in today, and have a great night!



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are really cute tags!

Giselle said...

sooooo cute!!

Deb with Dogs said...

Those really turned out nice! Happy to see your work. :-)