October 13, 2011

2011 Holiday Tags

Edited for questions: Yes, the Front and Center die does fit through the Cuttlebug. It's sized just large enough to fit through. The vintage jingle bells I use on my projects are hand made by me. I will be offering them up in my Etsy shop under my Noel Notions creations very soon.

Today I'm mixing it up with a whimsical project created for Papertrey's second Group Post for this month. The team is featuring 2011 Holiday Tags and Wonderful Words: Holidays + the coordinating word dies. I also used the new Front & Center #1 die. Our assignment was to create a tag & card using a combination of both the new sets.

I used all the products to create a tag and card with coordinating pocket.....all within one project. The patterned papers are from Crate Paper's 2010 holiday collection.
Let me show you a break down of all the pieces and parts. First up I created a pocket to hold an A2 size card using the Front & Center #1 die. I'm telling you, I love this die and I know you will too. I die cut two pieces of the yellow polka dot patterned paper, trimmed off the bottom and then stitched around three sides to create a pocket. I embellished the card pocket with a bundle of loopy ribbon, jingle bells, a green ornament and red and white baker's twine.
Here's the tag portion of my project made from the Tag Sale #5 five, another new favorite die of mine. I topped it with a *merry* die cut word from the Wonderful Words: Holiday die collection. I saved the die cut oval that comes from the main Front & Center #1 die. It's the perfect little accent to add a stamped word to. A glittered clothespin was added for some bling along with some machine stitching.
Another fun accent on my card pocket is a second pocket made from an Aqua Chevron Bag from my shop. I adhered it to the pocket front before stitching, trimmed about 1" off and then did my stitching. I love the pocket on top of a pocket...so many fun places to tuck in little tags. I used another oval on the bag front with a stamped holiday image.
And here is my simple card that slips into the card pocket. It's made up of 3 stamped tags from the 2011 Holiday Tags stamp set, with stitching on two of the tags.
All of my little pieces make a perfect little gift because you have a card + a tag + a gift pocket all in one. Add in a gift card, a candy bar or some other fairly flat goody and you're good to go. Hope you enjoy!! I think we'll make up a bunch of these for the girls' friends at school....or maybe teacher gifts. They're just so fun to make!
Please visit the rest of the Papertrey team to see their creative takes on today's featured products.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a super cute idea for how to use the new big die. Seemed somewhat limited just seeing it used one way - but I love your pocket you created. Obviously I underestimated the possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

Gabby said...

Fab pocket pkg and card! Nice second card and tag, as well. :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so wonderfully colorful!!! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Wendy

Diane Jaquay said...

Well you've sold me on the new die, LOVE the pocket you made with it, so cute and FUN!!

Connie B said...

Michelle- you are super talented and I am thankful that you share your creativity with the rest of us! Great ideas~ can't wait to get started!

Jennifer K said...

Adorable projects! I really like how you've used the Front & Center die - your projects have pushed that from a "someday" purchase to a "right now" purchase for me. :)

Diana F. said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love everything about this project. The colors just make me happy too. I am definately getting the die and also thinking about getting the tag die now. Your projects can sell me on just about everything.

Eveline said...

Love how you used the new die. This looks so cheery.
Eveline.

Anonymous said...

I love the big words! They are going to be so handy!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Awesome stuff, Mish! You are the pocket pouch Queen!
I cannot wait for my box to come!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Jennifer said...

love, love, love this project! you are truly amazing and inspiring. thanks as always for sharing your projects with all of us!

Patty B said...

You absolutely amaze me! Your projects are so beautiful! I'm afraid to use the kits I've purchased from you. I don't know if they will come out as great as your ideas.
I may just hoard them!!!

Betty Sue said...

I love all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sally said...

Lovely as always. Your posts are always so lively and inspirational. Please could you tell me if the Front and Centre die fits through a Cuttlebug. Thanks.

Mariana said...

You are a genius! Love your creativity!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word...that is a busy card. Still cute though.

Anonymous said...

Look this new pouch! One question, please - do you purchase your frosty jingle bells somewhere or make them yourself? Please share your source or technique.

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