Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI October Blog Hop


This month's PTI 's Blog Hop theme is non-traditional holiday colour schemes which we could chose from and make a card or tag with.  Since I love making tags, it was a great opportunity to get a few done for the holiday season.  I managed to use three of the colour combinations and had great fun doing so :)



Loved this colour combination.  Most likely because it is more towards the traditional side and I just love red and green together, no matter the hues.  It provided the perfect combination to create a folded Christmas tree.  I have seen these around blog land but never made one so jumped at the chance to do so.  As luck would have it, I have absolutely no patterned paper with this colour combo on it so I had to go with straight card stock, but I like it :)    Here is an instruction link if you want it.  In case you are wondering, I used half of a 3 inch circle for my trees.  



This next colour combination was more on the cool side and made me think of snow right away - thus the snowflake theme.  Love how the turquoise pops against the grey :)  Hard to see, but I used the musical background stamp on the grey and this little "joy" stamp from Dawn's Signature Christmas set is just the right size for small tags :)  There is always great joy in my kids (and this overgrown kid too LOL) when we get snow here as it isn't a regular occurrence, and usually only lasts a day or two so we take full advantage of making snowmen and sledding down the local hill when we get some.


The rich tones in this colour combination were a delight to work with - though the pink did cause me a few issues lol :)   I love snowflakes and thus my snowflake and "joy" theme carried over from my previous tag.  Joy is such an integral part of Christmas that I love using the word on cards and tags.  Added a few polka dots in the background and a big old snowflake up front to steal the show.

Ran out of time or I would have used a few more of the combinations to create a few more tags.  Have them stored away so may have to used them when time permits.  I truly do enjoy working on a smaller canvas (though sometimes it can be very frustrating too!) and tags are one of my favorite things to create.  The fun part is you can use them as tags or add them to a card.  Will have to wait and see where these end up!

Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by!




Christmas Tree Tag
What's In It?
Stamps: Signature Christmas (PTI) 
Paper: Cream Linen, Forrest Foliage, Real Red, Early Espresso, Sage Shadow 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Star Punch (Marvy), Tag Die (MFT), Raffia

Small Snowflake Tag
What's In It? 
Stamps: Signature Christmas, Background Basics Sheet Music (PTI) 
Paper: Basic Grey, Going Grey, Sage Shadow, Turquoise 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories: Scalloped Border Punch (SU), Oval Nesties, 5/8" Grey Satin Ribbon, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Marvy), Ribbon, Crimper, Silver and White Half Pearls, Dimensionals

Large Snowflake Tag
What's In It? 
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II and Signature Christmas (PTI) 
Paper:  Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Baroque Burgundy 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Snowflake Cutup (The Cat's Pajama's), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Crimper, Button, Twine, White Half Pearls, Glue Dot

37 comments:

Maureen said...

what sweet little tags :) Weren't these combos fun? Time to break out the Christmas music in the studio now :)

Marianne said...

Love them all. Thanks for reminding me of the folded trees. They are still on my to do list. Love how sth. as simple as that can look so fabulous, even in plain cardstock. I wanted to use double-sided PP myself.

Ruth G said...

These are just wonderful!!! Love all the details and how you used the different color schemes!!! TFS!

Benzi said...

Marisa, I love your tags. OMG, I loved the first one even before I noticed the folded trees. I've never tried that technique..maybe now I will. Outstanding work on your tags.

Jen Adcock said...

What a trio of delights! The first tag is my favourite! Love those trees! This colour scheme has got to be a modern classic! All so well done.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up girl! These tags are awesome. I am especially partial to the second one. That Christmas music background is perfection!

Nancy Guse said...

Your tags turned out beautifully!!!

Laura B. said...

Love your sweet tags, especially that first one with the folded trees! That is so pretty!

angelabranon said...

Stunning tags! Fabulous job.

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful set of tags!! Think I'm going to have to try that folded tree...thanks for the link!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maria all of your tags are gorgeous, lovely collection to CASE!

Nina Yang said...

Love the tree tag with the first color combo!

Katina said...

Gorgeous tags Marisa! I love those colour combos, especially the second one.
xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, what gorgeous tags, Marisa. I love the folded Christmas trees and the beautiful combo on the 2nd one.
Good to see you are working on your stash already - I haven't started mine yet.

heartforhandmade said...

I love all your tags, each is special with all those details added.

Kelly Griglione said...

Those folded trees are incredible! Love all your tags, Marisa, very well designed!

Marybeth said...

Marisa, your Christmas tags are perfect just perfect! I love the way you made the trees and I will be checking that out. I love making tags too, but yours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. What is the tag you used ? Its looks larger than most.

Laurie said...

Beautiful my dear! I love all of them but my favorite is the last one! I love that pink brown and green combo! And that red snowflakey die! CUTE!!

maria f. said...

Beautiful. Elegant. Clean. I just love that linen paper on the first one - what is that? And you've made me want to try those folded trees.

laughadaisy said...

I love all your beautiful tags. ;-) Such great use of each of the combos. And I especially love those adorable little folded trees on the first! What a clever idea. ;-) Nice work!

Kara said...

beautiful tags!! love those trees!

Tracy said...

love all your tags! i'm especially fond of the first one with the cute little trees - but its just the overall look of it i love - but the folded trees give it that added little extra. all just wonderful (now i want to go make some tags!)

artful-notions said...

Thank you for sharing the how to site for the trees! So nice when someone shares! Loved all the tags. But the trio of trees hit a sweet spot with me.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Marisa, these are all so cute! I love the folded trees, and love the palette on the snowflake tag too.

Lynn said...

Oh I love these...fabulous trees! And the last one I think is my favorite!

Catherine Couch Doucette said...

I love the tree tag!! :)

LEG Studios said...

Marisa, these tags are so sweet! Those trees are fabulous (I'm going to have to try to make some), as are the many details you've added. The rafia, decorative edges, pearls .. all great special touches!

Jacquie Southas said...

beautiful tags - LOVE the second one, but all three are great!

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful set of tags Marisa! Love making them too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

ROCKED IT OUT! These tags are awesome -- well done gf!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

You sure have been busy, these tags are awesome. If you load them to SCS, be sure to use the keyword SCSCCOCT12 they fit the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge: All about tags. :0)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I love them ALL! I loooove the way you made your trees on the first one, and I am snowflake OBSESSED, so I loved everything about the last two!!

Lee said...

These tags are great. Really going to try those folded trees. TFS!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is an impressive collection. I love the trees especially. Seriously, these are the best!!!

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE the look of those trees, Marisa! I've got to go check out the instrux!!!

victoria h said...

Great tags -love the folded christmas trees

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful tags, Marisa...each one hand crafted beautifully! Gorgeous, clean lines and fabulous color combos!