Hello and Happy Holidays!
I’m so happy you stopped by! If you’re anything like me, these last few weeks have flown by way to quickly. Between decorating the house for Christmas, shopping for gifts, and all of the everyday things happening in my life, I haven’t had much time to sit and play with my stamps…until today! These tags were inspired by some super cute black and white candy canes I found shopping last week…Oreo flavored!!! Yum!!…(By the way, Spangler Candy Co. is just a couple little towns over from my town in Ohio, these are the best candy canes.. hands down, in any flavor…they also make dumdum suckers!)
Candy canes make the perfect package decoration. They can be tied on and tucked into ribbons, tied on to bags…the possibilities are endless! These tags were really easy to make and will blend with all kinds of wrapping.
So here’s a slightly condensed tutorial, because these days…we all need to save a little time.
Lets get started!!
First, I started by cutting several tags with the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sidekick. I cut them from some white cardstock and then stamped them with a couple different Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Christmas Background Stamps. They were stamped using Jet Black and Watering Can Archival Ink. After they were stamped I blended some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink around the edges with a blending tool and set them aside.
I then cut a few of the round large size circle tags from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gift Tags Die Set. These were the perfect size to stamp the small Swirly Snowflakes on. The snowflakes were stamped in Black Archival Ink and then Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder (…this step is a good step to skip if you are wanting to save some time)
I then cut a couple of greens out of some cardstock. The greens were cut from the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Greens Set. Then, out of red cardstock, I cut several bows. The bow is also included in that same set. I layered the tags and adhered the round tags with pop dots and glued the greens with Glossy Accents.
You’ll notice in the photos that I blended ink, and glittered some of the edges of the round tags. I also blended some ink onto a few of the greens and onto all of the bows using Black Soot Oxide Ink. Each tag is unique and will blend beautifully with any type of package.
The background patterned paper for the tags was from the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Mini Christmas Stash Paper Pad. I trimmed backgrounds for each of the tags and looped them together with some black and white bakers twine. Also, the tags are only connected to the patterned paper with the loop of twine at the top, I did this so that I could write a message inside.
Lickity Split…they’re done! Now moving on to the next Christmas project…
Thank you so much for stopping by today Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
Creatively Yours, Stacy
Gather Your Supplies –
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Mini Swirly Snowflakes, Stripes and Holiday Background Stamps, Sparkles and Christmas Background Stamps
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Jet Black Archival ink, Watering Can Archival Ink
Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot
Distress Ink- Distress Clear Embossing Ink
Distress Tools/Mediums- Craft Mat, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Festive Greens, Gift Tags, Tim Holtz Sidekick Tag
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Christmas Paper Stash
Surfaces- White, Green and Red Card stocks
Other- 1/4″ Hole Punch, Pop Dots, Black and White Bakers Twine
Barbara Brockell says
These tags are awesome! I love them!
Thank you, Barbara!! Merry Christmas! 🎄
~ Stacy ❤️
sharon wheet says
beautiful. thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Sharon!!! You are so welcome! Stop back again!!
~ Stacy ❤️
Sara Emily Barker says
I’m still in the Christmas spirit, so it’s delightful to come back and see some of your other posts I’ve missed. I’m a new subscriber to your blog, and your work is just amazing and so inspiring! PS I’ve never seen licorice candy canes before! Yum! Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for stopping by and subscribing ❤️ I’m so happy that you have been inspired! Happy New Year to you!
~ Stacy ❤️
Good Morning! I just found your blog and I think I hit the jackpot. I can see how talented you are and I can’t wait to see your postings. Thank you!
Hi Betsy! How kind of you to say…I’m so happy you found it!!! Be sure to stop back and subscribe. I’ll be posting some new makes really soon…Thank you!
cindy coven says
I love your work. Do you have a youtube channel?
Thank you so much, Cindy! I actually don’t, but maybe in the future…I’m so glad you stopped by!
Audrey Pettit says
Your tags are absolutely stunning, Stacy! I just stumbled across them on Pinterest, pinned them immediately, and wanted to come over right away to tell you just how amazing you are!! <3
Oh my goodness!! Thank you, Audrey!! That’s so sweet of you… it means so much coming from you, your creations are WONDERFUL!! ♥️