Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A sweet little reindeer

A quick little post to share another Christmas tag with you.  Might have been a mix up, but I posted a different tag than the one Gecko Galz did for me that day.  Here is the one they had...

I have a "thing" for Bingo cards and just LOVE the Santa bingo card from Gecko Galz.  I have used it many times.  The tag is really very simple....Start with a manilla tag and paint it with Iced Spruce distress paint.  Give it a spritz of water to distress it a bit.  When it is dry lightly distress ink your edges with Frayed Burlap (all of the images too).  I have a punch for the greenery - you will need some of the small branch and some of the holly too.  The bingo card can be found here.  I then added the cute little reindeer (found here) that was fussy cut by pop dotting it on top of all of the greenery.  Add a big red bow and you are good to go!

So quick and easy you could make them for all of your packages!

Hope you are having a blessed Christmas season.

Friday, December 4, 2015

A quick little tag

Welcome to Gecko Galz tags of December!  I am especially fond of making tags.  I think of them as mini pieces of art!  I have a tag wall in my craft room that is just for my enjoyment!

So, here is one of many tags I will share with you this month:

I made this tag using the czarina papers and the baroquen dreams stamps.  First I die cut a manilla tag then covered it with one of the gorgeous paper from the czarina paper collection.  I can see I will be using those papers often!  Once I had the butterfly stamp printed I covered it heavily with glossy accents and left it to dry overnight.  The next morning I "cracked" the butterfly by carefully bending it.  I then inked it.  This creates a really cool antiqued look.  I matted it on a yellow ochre card stock and fussy cut.  Some velveteen leaves from Petaloo and some fall flowers along with the "so thankful" tag complete the tag.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tag.  Visit Gecko Galz to see these images and so many more!