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Thanksgiving and Christmas Wishes

I have been making some holiday tags and a few Christmas cards (I need to make a lot more Christmas cards!!!). 

I made this card for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge. This week's challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and I used their Sweet as Holiday Pie image.  That pie was an adventure!!!  I messed up the coloring and then sponged it and messed that up so I covered it all in Stickles and it seemed to work!  You still have all week long to play in the Christmas Themed Paper A La Mode Challenge if you want to join us and have the chance to win one of the awesome Sassy Studio Designs images (I love them).

Have you checked out Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Event?  I have totally loved all the great mixed media tags everyone has been making!  I decided to play a bit too.  I made these two simple tags:

I took some corrugated cardboard and peeled off a layer.  I then painted it with some white acrylic paint (which I also dabbed on the SU! Wooden snowflakes too).  Then I stamped the DRS Designs Small Merry Christmas Greeting and made it into a small banner.  I added a little Stickles to the buttons on the left tage and some to the actual tag on the right.  Fun!

The tags were so fun, that I made a Thanksgiving Tag as well and then put it on a card:

I used the new DRS Designs Cattail Milk Pail image and fussy cut it after coloring it up.  I took some different corrugated cardboard (I collect all kinds of boxes- lol) and I painted it lightly with the brush leftover from my Christmas tags.  After the paint dried, I sponged on some TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges.  I then added some Bronze Gilding Wax to a bit of the edges and to the cattails along with some brown glitter pen.  Then I added a bit of white gel pen to highlight the leaves and the pail and added a piece of the DRS Designs Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Greeting as the sentiment.  Nestled the whole thing in some glitter straw and matted it.  I love tags!!!

Hope your weekend was wonderful and your week is going well.  I have had that horrible cold/sinus infection going around and it has really slowed me down.  I am on the back side of it and I am certainly glad of that! 



  1. These are all really gorgeous Nancy, I like all three
    Kevin xx

  2. A fabulous Christmas card Nancy, that pie looks good enough to eat! Your tags are gorgeous, I love the country feel and the sentiment banners are perfect.

  3. I always love everything that goes on your kitchen counter and these three are right up there with the best of everything. IF you did mess up the Stickles did a wonderful job of hiding it. It's just hard for me to believe you would mess anything up. Those tags are a gift in themselves and that last card is just amazingly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us today.

  4. OK, so I popped over from your post on SCS, and I'm SO glad I did as these are all so stunning! Just had to PIN them ;-)

  5. WOW!! So many gorgeous projects you're sharing today!! I just love your coloring and how realistic that pie with the glittery topping looks!! Delicious!! ;) Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
    Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  6. I'm always so amazed when I come here! WOW! That pie looks like it came right out of the oven! SO pretty. Love the cute and pretty tags - and that Thanksgiving card is just perfect.

  7. Both your tag designs are Stunning Nancy. How did you cut your scallop edges? I love the look. Your sassy pie baker is so fun and beautifully colored my friend. For not feeling well, you sure have been creative :-) Keep feeling better! Hugs, Nancy L

  8. You are so talented!! I LOVE your "pie card" ... beautiful design and colours ... and the pie looks DELICIOUS! And your thanksgiving card with the tag ... so dramatic with your dark colours ... you have such an eye for colour! Your two Christmas tags are adorable. LOVE the corrugated card backing ... and the scalloped edging. Perfect with the sweet snowflake embellishments and buttons / brads. This fits perfectly with today's tags which are rustic ... and also I CASEd one of your beautiful cards for my design. Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration ... and thanks for sharing your tags at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event. xx

  9. Each card is very pretty and unique! My favorite is the second card, love everything about it!

  10. What wonderful tags, Nancy! I'm so glad Loll linked over here. What a treasure of inspiration!

  11. These are all so beautiful, Nancy. I love the messed up pie, it looks so real. The corrugated card looks very antique. And the third card is awesome too. Love the natural frame.

    Lots of love,


  12. ADORE those tags!! Lovely job on the others too.

  13. Love all your gorgeous creations,especially the

  14. Hi Nancy, Your tags are gorgeous and so are the cards. If I may ask were do you get the corrugated cardboard?

  15. Wow! I love your corrugated snowflake tags and my jaw dropped when I saw the milk can card! The stained corrugated piece, fussy cut can and texture with the straw is amazing! I think it's one of the prettiest Thanksgiving cards I've seen! Sue (suen)

  16. What an amazing array of cards today! WOW! I LOVE that yummy looking pie on the first, and the corrugated tags look so unique and special, but that thanksgiving card just completely blew me away! I LOVE it!

  17. I saw your tags on Loll's blog - I love them! Especially your use of the corrugated cardboard! I'm inspired to start using that in my cards!

  18. Oh, Nancy, I just had to visit and see more! I love these Christmas tags and am an awe of the corrugated cardboard and how you've transformed it into these beautiful tags! And I love the Thanksgiving card too! Stunning! Hugs!


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