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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Vintage Christmas Tag

Made this Christmas Tag using a Christmas card I had received & kept from 2008. Scanned the front image &
sentiment from inside of card and printed on white cardstock.
Used Kraft cardstock for Base of Tag. Used The Paper Studio scrapbook paper for layer. Added a piece of Christmas tree from our former Christmas tree that would pieces would come off of and I put in a Ziploc bag to use some day like now. Used Tim Holtz Paper Distresser on edges for a more Vintage look. Added piece of tree with some holly and ribbon.

Photographed with Christmas card from 2008 that I scanned image & sentiment from:

Closeup of sentiment:

Cricut cartridge:
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Tag 3.25" x 6.25" Tag Layer 3" x 6"
holly: Make It Christmas crafts from Hobby Lobby
Kraft cardstock
the Paper Studio Vintage Christmas Collage
punch: Crop-A-Dile
ribbon: the Paper Studio Christmas Traditional
tape: ATG adhesive   
Tim Holtz: Paper Distresser
tree branch: piece that came off of our former Christmas tree that I kept in Ziploc bag to use
sometime like now

Entering this into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Ch81 Tags lim5 4th 11/27-12/9
Crafts and Me Ch112 Ribbon it Trim unlim 11/28-12/4
Crafty Boots Anything Goes unlim 11/26-12/9
Crafty Sentiments Ch Red, White & Green lim3 3rd 11/27-12/3
DLART Thankful Thurs Anything Goes Linky Party unlim 11/1-30 
DLART Thankful Thurs Anything Goes Linky Party unlim 11/29-12/31
Hooked on Craft Ch27 Christmas unlim 11/26-12/29
Kraft Journal Holiday Gifts unlim 11/26-12/2

Lexis Creations Ch79 Christmas unlim 11/26-12/8
Little Miss Muffet Ch49 Tags or Gifts 11/29-12/11
My Sheri Crafts Ch99 'Tis the Season unlim 11/24-12/7
One Stitch At A Time Ch141 Fabric, ribbon or lace lim3nonSBDS nonSBDSVintageChristmas 11/25-12/1
One Stop Craft Ch206 Vintage Christmas 11/24-30
Papercraft Star Ch122 Holiday Greenery unlim 11/28-12/3 
Paper Pretties Mon PPMC67 Anything Goes unlim 11/26-12/2
Party Time Tues PTT96 Anything Goes unlim 11/27-12/4
Pin & Tack Ch3 "Spark Your Creativity" Anything Goes unlim 11/1-30  
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes unlim 11/28-12/4
Tues Alchemy Ch42 Anything Goes unlim 11/27-12/3


  1. Cute tag and great idea at that! Joan's Gardens is having a tag challenge this week - unlimited E - I won once and my name is in for a $100 drawing for her store at the end of the year. You might be interested in entering - I am working on tags this evening.
    Enjoy your day!

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  3. Thanks Gail. I checked out Joan's Gardens site & Tag challenge. It is indicated that you have to use at least one item sold in her store to enter and what I used on this tag is not sold in her store. I do have the Tim Holtz Poinsettia that I think she indicates is in her store so perhaps I'll make one with that. I'm waiting to enter most of my Christmas Tags till Dec 1 when Tim Holtz Dec Tag challenge begins. I've entered a couple in his Nov Tag challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Sorry about that - I forgot - I did enter a tag at the cutie pie challenge but it requires a doily on the tag or card, project etc. I need to provide better info - sorry sorry! Have a nice evening - I am going to spend time with hubby and I might take my deer with me! LOL!

  5. Your tag is FABULOUS and I love that it uses re-purposed items -- sooo green and perfect for this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  6. I love this tag beautifully decorated. Caroline xxx

  7. Hi Melissa: Your cards and projects are always so fun. Thanks for sharing with us again this week at The Kraft Journal. We appreciate your participation!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen, Design Team Member
    The Kraft Journal

  8. A great piece of recycling, very well done.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. What a lovely card and tag, Melissa, great idea to add the holly! thanks for joining in the fun at the Papercraft Star for the "Greenery" challenge.

  10. Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge
    “Red White and Green ”
    Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

  11. his is beautiful I love how you scanned it and added the image to your tag. great job!.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES December Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  12. That's really a wonderful recycling job you did on this. Very impressed and it looks awesome!

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Very nice card and tag set. So traditional.

    Thanks for joining our vintage christmas challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  14. What a pretty tag...thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy~Wendy, DT

  15. Lovely tag using lots of gorgeous images.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes this time.. hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  16. Your tag is fab and love the fact that it is made by recycling and old christmas card !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  17. Lovely creation, very clever use of recycling to create a great tag! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs and Little Miss Muffet.

  18. fabulous Christmas set
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Red and Green challenge
    Lisa x

  19. What a sweet tag, I love the vintage look and feel to this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  20. Very pretty tag! Great job re-purposing! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Tag or Gift challenge!

  21. Great recycling!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  22. What a pretty project; don't you just love reusing something?! Thanks so much for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again soon. Hugs,Frea, DT member LMM Challenges