Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas February 2020 Edition

Hello and welcome to this month's edition of Keeping Christmas!  Each month my teammates and I bring you a day of Christmas to inspire you and give you ideas to jump-start your holiday making for this year so that by doing a few projects each month, you'll have a nice collection when it's time to send cards and gifts come December of this year.  Here's the line up for today's Blog Hop!

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)

Vicki Finger

Claire Broadwater

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Nancy Guse

Marybeth Lopez

Nancy Penir

Carol Hintermeier

Today, my project combines a few favorites for some fun and sparkly Holiday Gift Tags.  For the base of the tags, I used Papertrey Ink's Basic Bookmark #3, by cutting two from Gold Leaf Cardstock and gluing them back to back so that both the front and the back both have a nice finish to it.  You could use these on Wine, Sparkling Juice, Baked Goods or even on gifts.  The Gold Leaf Cardstock is a shimmer cardstock although it is hard to tell in these photos and it looks as if I might have used Kraft Cardstock. 

Next, I die-cut and assembled the Simon Says Stamp Holly and Berries Tag that I die cut and assembled from Glitter Cardstock.  I love glitter at any time of year, but especially at Christmas.

For the Sentiments, I wanted to use a color of embossing powder that really popped and so I chose to use WOW! Bright White Opaque Embossing Powder.  Gold would have not really been visible and black just felt wrong so I opted for the white and I'm really happy with that choice. The sentiments came from The Greetery's Speed Tagging Details Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiments and heat embossed them before assembling the tags to the bookmarks.  I used a little bit of glue around just the hole in the Holly Tags for placement so that it didn't move and cover up my sentiments.

Once that part was done, I assembled the pieces together and added the red ribbon and gold string. This allows you to use the gold string to tie around a bottle or just use some adhesive if you want to put it on a regular package or maybe some baked goods.

Don't forget to stop by the other ladies' blogs for some more inspiration.  I know they will each have beautiful inspiration for you!


  1. These are so cute! That's one of my favorite tag dies!

  2. Hi Vicky! Oh my goodness, so nice to “see” you, from the old Papertrey (forum) days. This is one of my very favorite tags & your’s turned out so pretty! I made a promise to start Christmas early, and you’ve definitely given me some ideas. Thx so much! 😊

  3. I love your tags, very festive! That glitter paper is awesome, what kind is it?

    1. Nancy - it's the Simon Says Stamp Brand. Its really nice and the glitter doesn't fall off.

  4. I just LOVE your tags! That glittery paper is so pretty! You are so clever to make these early. I never have time when it is time to wrap. Just beautiful! XX

  5. Beautiful, VIcki! I love how simple yet so elegant these tags are and the white really pops against the gold. Great choice! XX

  6. Gorgeous tags and photos! The the glitter paper you used to make the holly with! Don’t you just love the simplicity of that large holly die!

  7. These are wonderful Vicki. I love the festive glitter paper.


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