I heard a few of you were curious to see the creations from this year's tag exchange. For those of you who participated, you would have seen only HALF of the entries as we had TWO full groups! How cool. For those of you who did not participate...shame on you! Ha. Just kidding. But truly, I would love to see even MORE people take part in our exchange. All of the tags were wonderful in their own unique and creative way. I know YOU would be an amazing contributor to this FUN and calorie-free Christmas exchange. Just think about it....you've got a little time.
Without further ado, here are the masterpieces. Please note they are in no particular order (only the way blogger wanted to upload them). Also, I will apologize in advance as my photos of the tags may not do them justice. Please stop by the store to see them in person in all their glory.
|I love Tania's little details from |
the rhinestone on top of the patterned tree
to the washi tape border.
The embossed background was also a wonderful touch.
|I think Tim himself would give Jasmine two thumbs up|
for her design and use of embellishments.
There are wooden snowflakes, burlap, raffia, twine and more.
Sewing on the burlap was a subtle yet perfect touch.
|Again it is the little details that make Lou's tag outstanding.|
That little vintage lace at the top is perfection.
And check out the large eyelet and metallic charm.
Great job. You have a great eye for colour.
|Kathy's tag is one that MUST be seen in person. |
Honestly every little detail was carefully thought out
from the wooden button to the jingle bells on top
to the tinsel snowflakes around the tree.
Truly a classic.
|Jenny's tag is simple yet the perfect addition on any gift.|
You can't see it here, but she used a glitter pen
to outline the stamped image. What a great touch.
|Carol's design is clean, elegant and classic. |
The foil tapes in gold and silver are the perfect way to add to the design.
I will have to ask which embossing folder she used.
|Ok. How cute is this guy? |
No matter how hard I tried it just kept fooling around while I took his picture!
Anyone would love how playful Carolyn's tag is!
|Donna's creations are always so detail oriented and|
I have such an appreciation for her work.
This wreath was hand stitched!
The little holly stickers are perfectly in place.
|Debbie's tag is incredibly elegant. It is full of regal sparkle and shine.|
I love the use of gold mirror paper used on the candles and holly.
Is that pearlex powder that adds that beautiful shine to the snowflake background?
Very nice work.
|Debbie just loves her little birds and so do I! |
I love the layers of greenery, embossed background
and use of rhinestones and sequins.
It's like that little guy is looking up at the
25 and thinking "Yay. It's here!"
|This photo does not show it very well, |
but the dimension on Helen's tag is really what makes it!
Check out the subtle stamped background, the waxed twine and gold flourish.
Very, very nice.
|After seeing Heather's tag, I almost changed my entire design. |
I wanted to be FUN too!!
Look at this...it is simple yet so playful and cool.
Nice work, Heather.
|Barbara has mentioned a couple of times about her love |
of LaLa Land stamps and I was so pleased to see her tag entry.
Isn't she adorable?
The snowflake border, poinsettia and rhinestones are great!
|What a wonderful choice of colour, Jody. It is so pretty and elegant. |
The shape also adds to it's classic design.
The shimmering snowflake and ribbon at the top are a great addition.
|I loved how Jen put her own spin on the tag swap idea! |
She did was she does best (baking)
while adding a little stamping fun! The green background is a stamp!
Lovely AND delicious!
All of these tags are now in store as they deserve to be on display for a little while. So much work had gone into them from the design choices to the minute details. I am so impressed with the amount of effort and love you have shared with your fellow crafters. Now isn't THIS too what it is all about at Christmas? Taking the time to enjoy your love of the hobby while creating something beautiful for someone else? You get doubly rewarded when you craft....you are rewarded while doing the crafting and also rewarded once you see the recipient's reaction. Ahhh....Keep on sharing that love!
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