Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tags with Tracy McNeely!


I am thrilled to be participating with the 12 Kits of Occasions Team for Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  She has such an incredible line up of participants this year!

If you haven't seen the tags so far, you can visit Tracey's blog HERE to see all of the previous entries, and those still to come.  You will want to, because there are PRIZES to be had from these wonderful companies: Reverse Confetti, Clearly Besotted, CAS-ual Fridays, Neat & Tangled, and Paper Smooches! Enter the main prize draw HERE.

But...if you leave a comment here today, one randomly selected name will be sent to Tracey to be entered into her big prize draw on November 28th!  You have until November 26th at 11:59 PM EST to leave a comment here on my blog.

Now on to my tags!  I have been trying to show some love to my older stamps and die cuts by combining them with newer, trendy products.   I came across this adorable snowman die from Sizzix.  I got it on sale Black Friday two years ago for 75% off! (I distinctly remember that I practically skipped to the register because I was so excited about it)!  It's a Sizzix Bigz die by Basic Grey called "Snowman & Stocking." So I set to work decorating him (or her, depending on the fashion) for Tracey's special tag event!

Up first is a snowgirl decorated with patterned paper, a paper flower made with My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Rose die, a ribbon scarf (courtesy of Jeanne Jachna!) and some PTI buttons!


She was sprayed from top to bottom with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in the color "Glacier" both before I started to decorate...then I got brave and added more to the hat and mittens afterward, too!
So glittery in the sunlight :)!


Next is a manly snowman.  He's my favorite one...by a rustic, country mile!  He was stamped with the Hardwood Background from Stampin' Up.  His hat is cut from woodgrain patterned paper by My Mind's Eye.  I also added some wooden dots from MME, a Studio Calico wood veneer star that I colored red, a burlap ribbon scarf from Papertrey Ink's "County Fair" Make it Market kit, and some Pure Poppy felt mittens.


Last is another snowlady stamped with Cornish Heritage Farms Houndstooth Background, a hat and mittens stamped with Impression Obsession's Cover-a-Card "Screen" background, mini holly leaves cut with the Papertrey Ink holly die, a ribbon scarf from the Make it Market "Tinsel and Tags" Trimmings Kit, pink and silver sequins, and a glittered jingle bell!


These tags actually have four layers.  The decorated top, a thin cardboard piece, small pieces of white paper to cover the holes so that I could add the eyes and noses, and then a white backing piece.  On the backs of the tags I stamped the "To" and "From"  from Waltzingmouse Stamps "Nutcracker Sweet" set.


I'm telling you, these were like playing with paper dolls!  So much fun...I found myself happily sifting through scrap and ribbon bins and embellishment boxes to see what would be the perfect fit for each snowperson.  I will definitely be making and posting more for the holiday season!


Thanks SO much to Tracey for including me in her wonderful yearly tag-making tradition.  I look forward to seeing the rest of the tags for the year!  Don't forget to comment today so that you have one extra chance for her prize drawing.  Good luck :)!!

34 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Super duper cute and creative tags, Kelly! Love them!

icardeveryone01 said...

How adorable... you're so right about the comparison to paper dolls; which I loved!
=]Michele

Michelle said...

Fantastic Snowmen (and Snow-women)! Love all of the great details! I can only imagine what my desk would look like after a project like this...lol!

~amy~ said...

Snow people tags? I LOVE THEM!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I love that you've used patterned paper and stamped backgrounds instead of "just plain white" for your snowpeople. Fun tags.

Jill Norwood said...

Adorable tags Kelly!!! I made tons of snowman tags last year - they were my favorite tags to make! I love how you dressed them up so individually! :)

Kara said...

So cute!

Jeanne J said...

These look like you had so much fun making them Kelly - they are all so different and each one has it's own little personality. I love the lady with the flower on her hat, and the western woodgrain and cowboy hat. Perfect embellishments on all three. I wish I could have played with you the day you were making these. What fun we would have had!!

Marybeth said...

Gosh, I love your snowman shape ! These tag are so darn cute ! I love the woodgrain tag , first that is was . Love their wardrobes!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the snowman tags. How fun to dress them up.

Lisa said...

Oh good grief could this trio be any cuter!?! WONDERFUL Kelly!!

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly, these are just too cute! I love your sweet family of snow people, so fun and those hats, oh my!

Sue D said...

Love these cute snowman tags!

Sharron said...

What adorable little snow people! I can tell you had a lot of fun. All the embellishments look so sweet. And their hats and scarves are just fabulous!

cghundley said...

Love your snowmen!
So cute and adorable!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

darling snowmen tags! LOVE that woodgrain one... fun idea!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute set of snow men and ladies Kelly! love the buttons and blooms and fun woodgrain!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet snowmen! Love the different patterns and ribbons. :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

I absolutely love your snowmen!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Super cute snowmen tags!!! I love the manly one!! That woodgrain stamp is gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

What a fun and whimsical snow family, Kelly ... they're adorable! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly your snowpeople are so sweet! I am always so impressed with the way you apply glitter to your card in just the right quantity and thickness. Thank you so much for joining me in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! xoxo

Joyce said...

What a cute family you made. I love these snow people, and hearing how much fun you had decorating and dressing them made me smile.

cm said...

Oh, for goodness sake's - how adorable is your trio of snowmen tags! Cuteness overload happening here! Inspired and inspiring!
~c

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

How cute a village of snowmen! They would be adorable on a county theme tree.

Iris said...

Love your snow people.
isoscia at aol dot com

Karen Stein said...

Gotta love those Black Friday sales. These are sooo adorable!

Carolee McCaslin said...

I have this die too and cant wait to case these tags:) Thanks!

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE :)
LOVE your SWEET snowmen Kelly!!!
EACH one has FABULOUS STYLE, especially your handsome wood grain one ... and your sparkling flower hat one ... and your pretty pink houndstooth one ... OK, I confess, I LOVE THEM ALL!!!
I can see these becoming a FUN craft addiction :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

maria f. said...

Oh my goodness. May I just say that these snowfolks just scream FUN! What a brilliant idea, Kelly.

karenelr said...

EEEEKKKK! I love the adorable snowmen tags! Well done!

Indy said...

These are so cute!

Lindsey said...

All three of these are adorable, but your woodgrain snowman totally stole my heart! It's the cutest thing ever!

jamie vanskiver said...

These are so cute! I love them:)