10 Tags 1 Kit – SSS Holiday Tag Kit 2017

I’ll be honest, I don’t tend to make a lot of tags. But I wanted to have a go, and the Holiday Tag Kit seemed like a perfect starting point! Maybe it would have been more perfect if I’d made these before Christmas so that I could have used them on the presents I sent out… But hey, I can use them for next Christmas, right?!

Tag 1 – Father Christmas

My first tag uses a red tag from the kit as a base. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp the belt and buttons, then gold heat embossed the buckle from the Handmade Christmas stamp set. I used a snow pen to add the trim to the top and bottom of the tag. Unfortunately my snowpen glooped and made a mess on the back of the tag. I fixed it by adhering another tag offset behind it. I then added a wide white ribbon tied with a bow of narrow red ribbon to finish off the tag.

Challenge:

Uniko Challenge – Christmas

Tag 2 – Kraft Mistletoe

I chose a kraft tag next. This time I heat embossed on it in gold. I used the mistletoe image from the stamp set and added two of the little sentiments. I finished the tag with some red velvet ribbon from my stash.

Challenge:

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Tag 3 – To The Dog

As soon as I realised I could make a “to the dog” sentiment I knew I wanted to make a tag with that theme. I first stamped the paw print repeatedly across a cream tag, then gold heat embossed my sentiment on to it. I could have left off the “Merry Christmas” to make this a more generic tag. I finished by adding a black satin ribbon from my stash.

Challenge:

Moving Along With The Times – Anything But A Card

Tag 4 – Candy Cane

Tag 4 features the candy cane stamp. I repeatedly stamped it across a white tag using Altenew Ruby Red ink. I then black heat embossed a sentiment over the pattern towards the bottom of the tag. I cut several lengths of red and white twine and threaded them through the hole in the tag to finish it off.

Challenge:

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas Goes

Tag 5 – Snow

Not having used Texture Paste before I knew I had to try it on one of my tags. I laid the Mini Snowflake Stencil over the top of a red tag and masked off all but one snowflake, then applied the paste through the stencil. I left it to dry, then added stamped snowflakes around it, using embossing ink to stamp them then brushing with Perfect Pearls for some shimmer. I finished the tag with some white ribbon.

Challenge:

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Stencil

Tag 6 – Christmas Snowflake

Tag six is something of a twist on its predecessor. Rather than using the stencil and embossing paste I instead repeatedly stamped and white heat embossed snowflakes across the red tag. I then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment onto a snippet of white card and die cut it with the smallest of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables. I used double sided tape to adhere it to the tag, then trimmed off the overhanging edges. I finished the tag off with a white ribbon.

Challenge:

{PIN}spirational Challenge – Inspiration Image (I was inspired by the snow! As well as the pops of red, and the Merry Christmas sentiment.)

Tag 7 – Christmas Kraft

I focused on the sentiment stamps for tag number 7. I repeatedly stamped the large “Merry Christmas” across a kraft tag then heat embossed it in white. Some of the areas didn’t stamp quite properly, but we’ll just pretend it’s an intentionally distressed look! I then stamped the smaller Merry Christmas sentiment onto a snippet of black and white heat embossed that too. I trimmed it down and adhered it towards the bottom of the tag, then finished it off with some wide black ribbon tied with a bow of narrow white ribbon.

Challenge:

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use The Word Christmas

Tag 8 – Christmas Lights

I decided to turn things around a bit and create a “sideways” tag. I stamped the string for the lights and the sentiment in black, then used silver pigment ink for the metal parts of the lights (I’m having a complete blank on what that would be called…) I used red and two shades of green to stamp the light bulbs. I then added the Christmas Striped Grosgrain ribbon that came in the kit.

Challenge:

Sweet Stampin’ – Last Minute/CAS Christmas

Tag 9 – Dashing Reindeer

Tag nine is also tipped on it’s side. For this one I decided to create a simple winter scene. I masked off the lower portion of the tag to give the impression of snow banks, then ink blended over the top portion with several different blue inks. I kept the paler blues closer to the snow line and worked up to the darker blue at the top. The colour variation is not huge, but it does add a little extra interest. I then stamped and gold heat embossed the reindeer and sentiment, before finishing off the tag with some wide white, gold and blue ribbon from my stash.

Challenge:

Double D Challenges – Winter

Tag 10 – No Peeking

I wanted to use some of the stamps I hadn’t got to yet on my final tag. I stamped the sentiments in black, then added a present in red. I then added green presents either side. The red didn’t clean off the stamp properly so one of the presents looks a bit mucky… Plus I lost some of the detail of the stamps! But never mind. I finished the tag off with the Grosgrain ribbon from the kit.

Challenge:

Inkspirational – Gift

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I had fun playing with this kit, and honestly I could have made a lot more tags. I didn’t use the tag die to make any of my own tag bases. I used less than half of the ready made bases. I didn’t use any of the card, patterned paper, stickers, the braddies, bells, twist ties, paperclips… There’s a lot of the kit still left to play with! I’m looking forward to playing with it more in the future.

I think my favourite of these tags is tag 6, but I also really like 1 and 9. Which is your favourite?

Love,

Lady Joyful

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30 thoughts on “10 Tags 1 Kit – SSS Holiday Tag Kit 2017

  1. Gorgeous tags!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  2. You’ve been busy with this beautiful array of tags ! Love them all with their unique designs ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko ! Have a very Happy New Year !

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  3. An absolutely wonderful array of Christmas tags! Beautiful job on all of these fantastic and very useful creations! Happy New Year and thanks for linking up another great card at Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge.

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