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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Xmas Mini Bell Tag

Created this Christmas Tag using TH Mini Bell. Used Die-Namics Tag dies for first time that have wonderful stitching around the border of the Tag. Added a brad that is a jingle bell. Stamped Hero Arts sentiment. Added ribbon.

Thought I'd share some tips that you may or not know already. To make the TH dies cut easier I put clear packing tape on the die surface. The tape does not harm the die or harm the cutting; it makes it easier to cut. When you cut the excess tape can be removed from the edges. I use TH sander on the cardstock before cutting with die. This is helpful to prevent tears; especially if the image is small and/or detailed.

Supplies List 

brad: the Paper Studio mini gold bell
Die-namics: die - Tag
ink: Delicata Golden Glitz
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper:  cardstock -  Echo Park swirl pattern - scrap 
ribbon: Celebrate It Ribbon Bow-tiqiue
stamp:  Hero Arts CL722 - sentiment - Jingle all the way
Tim Holtz: die - Mini Bell  paper - scrap red core'dinations cardstock  sander
tool:  MISTI - for stamping

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/11 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#150 Anything Goes UE 5/5

5/14 Allsorts Wk310 - Die Cuts, more than 2 3E(#1) 5/9  3 dies - 2 Die-Namics Tags, 1 TH MIni Bell

5/15 CHNC Christmas Ch 228 Vintage or Shabby Chic UE 5/9
5/15 HIMCR#198 Super Scraps Sat 3E(#2) 5/9

5/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra May 2015 UE 5/1 
5/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2015 Ch UE 5/1


  1. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. love your festive tag with the Christmas bell! and thank you for commenting on my creations and advice for my camera. I have a little Fujifilm camera, it replaced my old Cannon, and have been having issues with it all along. I am a point and click photographer and have the camera set to 'flowers' which I hoped would give me clear close ups and true to life colours - oops, No! I will have to do some experimenting I think.
    enjoy your day, hugs,
    annie x

  3. Love the pierced tag dies you've used and the lovely gold accents. Gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps this week. Come back and see us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  4. A lovely tag for our theme this week Melissa, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Hey there Melissa, Hope you had a Wonderful Mother's Day! Your tag is simply adorable! So excited to have you sharing with Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Hiding In my Craft Room, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Thank you for sharing another fabulous project with us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.