Thursday, 21 December 2017

Just Add Ink #391 - Tree's, Twine or Tags

Hello Crafty Friends

Its almost Christmas!!! Only a few more sleeps now. I am so excited. I am one of those that stay up until midnight on Christmas Eve to open my presents. I have done it since I was a child, the suspense kills me, so I get it out of the way and get to sleep in on Christmas Day. Now, that's the best present anyone could ask for in my book.

Its challenge time over at Just Add Ink, and this week we have the final challenge for 2017!!! This week Kim has asked that we Just choose two from either Twine, Trees or Tags.

I chose to use all three elements for this challenge. Tags, with trees and twine. These were all very easy and fast to create. I love personalised tags with my Christmas wrapped gifts and this years theme is predominately pink - some of the gift wrapping has pink flamingos with santa hats! These tags will go nicely with the last minute gifts that will be purchased over the next few days.  Here is a picture of my Christmas Tree.

 Onto my challenge creations - I made four pink gift tags - two long or regular size and two small.

I love the tree image on the Merry Little Christmas DSP, and seeing its about to retire, I decided it was time to use the remainder of my stash. Combined with a few die cuts, some stamping and twine, these tags took less than an hour to make.

To a Powder Pink card base, a slightly smaller piece of DSP in Black and White Buffalo Check was adhered with tombow. The Powder Pink front has a stitched frame cut to reveal a piece of the tree DSP tucked behind. The sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous was stamped in Momento Black ink, die cut and adhered over the dsp on the inside of the stitched frame. To finish it off, the To and From were stamped and Black and White Bakers twine added.

This tag has a Whisper White card base and a Powder Pink front. Again a stitched die frame was removed from the Powder Pink card stock and some DSP placed behind the reveal. The Merry Christmas sentiment from At Home with You stamp set was inked in Momento Black and die cut using Stitched Framed dies. Black card die cut trees were attached behind the sentiment and loops of silver twine added. To and From were stamped at the top and Black & White Bakers twine for hanging.

The two smaller tags use some of the off cuts. The heart tag was created by folding a piece of Powder Pink card in half, die cutting a shape from the front, adhering DSP in the reveal then stamping the sentiments and adhering the off cut heart with dimensionals. A small black card stock tree die cut was placed over a Black & White bakers twine which has been adhered in a heart shape. The fourth tag literally uses scraps left over from making the other three tags, adding a neutral twine bow to finish it off.

I hope you find time to play along with us this week, you can add your creation to the gallery here. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my crafty friends a very Merry Christmas. Make loads of memories and cherish those that you love. Stay safe out there and see you in the New Year.

And finally, a very special Merry Christmas to "Sally" & Jan - part of the Just Add Ink Design Team. (For those who do not know - Sally is Jan's special pooch) So from my boys to Sally, The JAI Design Team and all my crafty friends and their fur babies.............

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Lol - they don't look overly impressed, may have something to do with the treat in Mums hand that is not being given to them or the fact they have these foreign things around there necks...don't worry I only put them on for the photo and they get to destroy them on Christmas Day xx
Stay Crafty


  1. That is the MOST fun & festive tree I've ever seen! I love how excited you are about Christmas - & I do love your idea of waiting up to open your pressies. Unfortunately we can't do that (yet) as there are still two small children in the house....

    I adore your tags, Jackie. So soft & sweet.

    Gorgeous fur babies. I didn't even think to add a pic of my Lilli & Humphrey but from them to your boys 'woof & thump', Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas, Jackie. And thank you for the gorgeous card that arrived yesterday - loved the envelope too! xxx

  2. Your Christmas tree is amazing Jackie! I was expecting to see flamingo tags to coordinate but love the sweet Powder Pink & black tree ones! Merry Christmas to you & your tribe - looks like we can expect some glorious sunshine on Monday! Kelly x

  3. WOW, what a tree! I love it! Your tags are gorgeous - the soft pink looks so pretty with the black and white. Have a wonderful Christmas - enjoy your sleep in!

  4. That tree is just amazing Jackie - I love all the colour (and flamingos!). Your tags are softly gorgeous, I love the stitching details! Merry Christmas x

  5. Oh my goodness your tree is amazing Jackie! So full of colour and life! Your tags are gorgeous- love the soft colours and stitching details. And I love your idea of staying up - we have a similar tradition of opening after we come home from Midnight Mass with a ham sandwich and a glass of punch in the free how attentive your fur babies are waiting for their treat too! I hope you and your family have a a wonderfully Merry Christmas and that the New Year is a fabulous one for you and all your family xxx

  6. Wow, you had me gasping at how awesome your tree is! Those tags are so beautiful, they would have suited your presents perfectly x


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