And here is the next project from the Royal Blog Tour – this one is the set of tags in the clear box.  Not the most favorite but many people liked this one.  A nice little hostess gift for this time of year.

I decided to make 3×3 folding tags for this one.  So for each tag I cut a piece of Always Artichoke card stock at 6″ x 3″, then scored it at 3″ and folded in half.  I stamped on the front with the snowflake image using Always Artichoke ink.  I made 8 tags total to go inside the box.  On the front of each tag I layered a piece of Early Espresso card stock and then a piece of Deck the Halls Designer Series paper.

For most of the tags I used the Ornament Punch.  I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  The skater couple fits nicely in the ornament – I colored them in with Stampin’ Write markers and then used the Smooch Accent Ink to color in the girls hat, collar, and cuffs so they looked white – the pictures doesn’t show that very well but in person you can see it.  I sponged the edges of the ornament in Crumb Cake ink and added the Linen Thread bow at the top.


The snowflake stamp fits perfectly in the ornament punch.  I stamped it once on Very Vanilla and once on Always Artichoke, punched them out, sponged the edges, tied the Linen Thread on the tops and then added the Basic Pearls to the center.

The Reindeer also fits.  I stamped him with Early Espresso ink.  I’m not sure you can see it but I added just a touch of the Smooch Accent ink.

The last of the tags I used the “Do not open ’til Dec 25” stamp and punched it out with the matching Designer Label Punch.  For this one I used my Stampin’ Write Markers so the words are in Early Espresso and the outside decoration is in Always Artichoke.  On one of them I used my last tiny little pearl where the period is on Dec.  I have since ordered more of the pearls – I really like adding them here and there to different projects.  Just pick them up with the tip of your Paper Piercer and place where you want it on your project.

Last I wanted to show you a better picture of the clear box that holds all the tags.  I used the Thick Window Sheets in the the catalog – ran it through my Big Shot with the Fancy Favor Box die.  Then I put that inside the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and embossed the front and part of the sides with the snowflake.  Can you see it in this picture?

I added Satin Early Espresso ribbon around along the the little tag tied on with the Linen Thread.

This would be an easy project to adapt to other seasons or occasions.  Just change the colors and stamp set to what you need.  If you didn’t want a clear box you could use a card stock box to hold them.  If you wanted notes instead of tags then include the little small envelopes that the 3×3 cards fit inside.

I announced the winners of my Royal Blog Tour Blog candy yesterday afternoon – so if you missed that then check out this post HERE.

Are you ready to play Bingo?  I played last night a version called Pokeeno – I have a group of ladies and we meet about once a month and play – it is basically like Bingo but the cards that we use have images from a deck of 52 playing cards – so you call out using a deck of cards that gets shuffled.  We have a prize for each round.  I’ll show you my prize from last night later – our theme was Christmas Ornaments and I made mine using Stampin’ Up!s new fabric and then I made a box to match.  I didn’t win anything last night at all – I never got a Bingo at all and most of the night I wasn’t even close.  But now it’s time for you guys – let’s see if we get a winner today…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #9 –the leaves from the Season of Friendship stamp set (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).

If you have Bingo – 5 in a row – make sure to email me.