Saturday, October 20, 2012

Christmas Tags Swap

Welcome to the Scraps To Treasures teams Christmas Tag Swap Hop!   If you arrived here from Liz of Tryin' to Craft, you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog, please start at Ellen's blog over at Cardmonkey's Paper Jungle!  Don't you just love that name?!?!

This month our group of frugally fantastic crafters have made Christmas tags for each other. We are excited to share this fun idea will all of our readers.  If you want to try this and do not have a large group of friends to do a swap like this, you can do it with just 2 or 3 people.

We have a special present for you: Two lucky hoppers will win a set of tags that were featured in this hop!  To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on EACH blog stop in the hop.
Also be sure to follow any instructions on each blog for any fun goodies they may be giving away!

Here are the Christmas tags I made to share with my friends:

I had some leftover paper from an old CTMH paper pack called "Mistletoe" -- I so loved that paper and wish I had more in my stash.  That's the designer paper that I cut the Christmas presents from.  I used Olive, Cranberry, and White Daisy cardstock for the rest of the tag including the ribbon for the present.

I cut the tag and the present/ribbon using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Here are the cuts:

Tag:  page 60, D10, Card, < Tag4 > cut at 3 1/4"
Present:  page 60 D10, Shift, Layer, < Gift > cut at 1 1/2"
Ribbon:  page 60, D10, Shift, < Gift > cut at 1 1/2"

The front image and the "to" and "from" images came from our October Stamp of the Month - Very Merry Christmas and were stamped with either Olive or Cranberry ink.

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Very Merry Christmas stamp set (S1210)
Mistletoe paper pack
Olive Cardstock (1245)
Cranberry Cardstock (1272)
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2137)
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2116)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tags and maybe even inspired you to make your own this year!

Your next stop is Robin of Scrap and Chat. 
Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

 1. Ellen - Cardmonkey's Paper Jungle
 2. Lissa Marie - So Many Crafts
 3. Pam - MzLavr2's Creations
 4. Robin Lane - Create-A-Latte
 5. Tahi - Tahi's Scrap Corner
 6. Paula - Precious Pages by Paula
 7. Robin C. - Cut One Designs
 8. Liz - Tryin 2 Craft  YOU CAME FROM HERE
 9. Lucy - Love 2 Create YOU ARE HERE
10. Robin Scott - Scrap and Chat YOUR NEXT STOP
11. Camille Short - Short on Ideas
12. Jearise - Lorby's World

Thanks for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Hi Lucy... love your tags. Can't wait to see what you make next. Enjoyed being part of a hop with you!!


  2. Great tags - Love that stamp

  3. Love these tags. What a great idea.
    Love how they open. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  4. What pretty tags, Lucy! I didn't even think to explore my Art Philosophy cartridge for that cut ... I love it! Thank you for the inspiration!! Oh, and for the compliment on my Paper Jungle name .... It is, believe me, a jungle up there!

  5. Lucy,
    Love the vintage look of your tags, they are so pretty!

  6. Lucy, cute, cute cute tags! I like them very much! You did a wonderful job creating them - Thanks for the hop today - I will be a blessing to be a winner of the tags that are shown - all of you have done a great job on making tags - thanks for the hop and have a great week! Gail

  7. great stamp and I love how they open up like little cards!

  8. Lucy - just ordered my Artiste cartridge (left the Art Phylosophy for another time) and my Christmas stamp of the month stamps today. Looking forward to getting them. Great tags. Thanks for sharing.


  9. Very nice! Different from most tags. I like the vintage "feel" of the lettering. TFS!

  10. awesome tags!! always fun to stop by your blog! TFS
    Janet Royer

  11. I Love, Love, Love your tags, I will have to make some, which means I better get started now, lol. Thanks for including the size that you cut everything, I love that idea, I believe I need to start doing that myself. Thanks for sharing.

    Robin L.

  12. Love your tags! Beautiful choice in colors~
    <3 Pam

  13. Love your tags Lucy:) They are beautiful!

  14. I love those opening up type, makes the kids more cureous to who the present is for! Looking forward to hoppping with you in both teams for a long time! Great Job!

  15. These are awesome. I'm going to have to make some of these!


  16. Great tags!! Love that they open like a card!!

  17. These are wonderful!! I want to scraplift for sure! :D

  18. Absolutely lovely, Lucy--as always!

  19. your tag! :D Now onto finishing up the hop...finally! LOL!


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