Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Little Holiday Fun

As I've mentioned before, I follow several blogs. On the Simon Says Stamp Blog from yesterday morning, there is a Christmas Tag in a very collage-y, Tim Holtz 25 Tags of Christmas kind of style created by Shari Carroll.  Today was my first time trying something like this but I am really happy with my results.

Tags and collages are a really great way to utilize paper scraps or the small 6 x 6 paper pads of Printed Paper.  I used one of those that I purchased from SEI at our Scrapbook Convention this year. gives the definition of Collage as this: A technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another such as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets and fragments of an envelope, etc.

I didn't have any tags, so I decided to make my own.  I used a soft ivory 100# card stock to do this.  I looked online to see what sizes were available and cut mine to that approximate size which was 3.5 x 6.25.  I have an older die that came from QuicKutz many years ago that makes the tag reinforcement, so I collected the papers and assorted bits and pieces of embellishments and started working on my design.

You may think the color is wonky in these photos, but they are vintage papers so not the normal bright color you might expect.  I also think vintage papers lend themselves well to this type of a technique.

It a little hard to see but I have multiple levels of embellishments attached here.  In some cases I used glue dots or Ranger Multi Medium Matte and for other levels I used foam squares or double stacked foam squares.   There are 6 different papers used on this tag so you can see why collage is great for paper scraps.

I didn't have a jar of Multi Medium to put over the top of my collage, but I have one in my cart for my next order from Simon Says Stamp.

I'm planning to attach this tag to a Poinsettia that I am planning to hand deliver to a friend in a couple of weeks after she undergoes surgery.  She is herself a crafty gal but we don't really get to do it together because her kids are young and mine are grown and gone.  But we talk about the things we're doing a lot!  It is great fun to talk about new things we've seen or heard.

I am going to enter my tag into this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and also to Tracy McNeely's Blog, on her 25 tags of Christmas Challenge.

Have a great day and if you stop by, be sure to leave me a comment!


  1. What a GORGEOUS tag! I can't believe how many patterned papers it has - yet it somehow just works beautifully! Amazing - and I'm sure your friend will appreciate all your hard work too. It's just lovely! Really! :D

  2. Wow your tag turned out just gorgeous!! I have never tried collaging but the results are stunning! Thank you for sharing with me at the 25 a days of Christmas Tags!

  3. I agree with you Vicki. I love vintage paper especially on Christmas cards & tags! It is gorgeous!

  4. Gorgeous tag!! Such a great design and I love the design of it! Great colors and papers!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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