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Monday, March 2, 2015

Mini Cardinal Xmas Tag

Created this Christmas Tag using Tim Holtz tag, Cuttlebug embossing border, TH sander, TH Mini Cardinal die, TH Distress Ink, Th gold stickles for glitter look on Cardinal's beak, Hero Arts stamp & ribbon.

Embossed the TH tag with a Cuttlebug embossing border.

Distressed the TH cardstock w/ TH sander before die cutting since the piece is small.

Have been using the TH die for quite some time but this time noticed that the Cardinals claw has 3 parts to it. I use clear packing tape on my dies to make them cut easier & make removing of the cardstock/material used. I did not have tape covering the 3rd piece of the claw and so it was not cutting. Corrected that & now the Cardinal's claw is correct.

Continued to distress the Cardinal by using TH Distress Ink on Cardinal's edge, claw & near the beak. Added TH gold stickles to Cardinal's beak. Added ribbon.

 Supplies List 

embossing: Cuttlebug Ben Day Dots emb border
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper:  cardstock - green
ribbon: last piece of gold/green/red
stamp: Hero Arts - CL721 - sentiment
Tim Holtz: die - Mini Cardinal  Distress Ink -  black soot   sander  
   stickles - gold - glitter on Cardinal's beak  paper - red core'dinations cardstock

Entering this into the following challenges:  

3/2 Addicted to Stamps Ch#133 Holiday UE combtot10ch 2/25
3/2 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#140 Use Ribbon and/or Lace UE 2/24

3/6 CHNC Christmas Ch 218 Cut It Up UE 2/28
3/6 Come & Get It Ch Emboss It  3E(#1) 3/1
3/6 Suzy Bee's Ch#69 Anything Goes w/ Twist ... Embossing  UE 2/28

3/8 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Just a hint of Clover  5E(#1) 3/2
3/8 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch - Glitter   2E(#1) 3/1

3/13 Addicted to CAS Ch#58 Distress 2E(#1) combtot10ch 2/28

3/20 Hero Arts Nature Ch UE 2/2    

3/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Extra Mar 2015 UE 3/1


  1. A super elegant and striking gift tag Melissa
    thanks for playing along at ATSM

  2. lovely tag thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

  3. Beautifu tag - I love Cardinals! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  4. Lovely Christmas tag - the cardinal is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  5. Such a pretty tag. Love the cardinal. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  6. Love the embossed bottom of the tag-it is a great way to ground the cardinal. Thanks for joining ATSM

  7. So sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at CHNC Extra. Hope to see you again.
    Fiona DT xx

  8. Pretty tag. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  9. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday "Hint of Clover" Challenge. It was great seeing your work!


  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for both of my CHNC challenges and Suzy Bee's - hope to see you again soon x

  11. What a great idea for a Christmas tag the cardinal really stands out with the distressing and embossing.
    Thanks for joining in at CHNC Christmas extra.
    Hugs Margaret M