Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Cheer

This past week, I received packages from Felt on the Fly and Simon Says Stamp. I love getting new craft supplies! One of the new stamp sets I bought was Holiday Cheer by Hero Arts + Sizzix. I may or may not have squeal a bunch of times over this set. In fact, after playing with it, I highly recommend that everyone own this set for your own squealing pleasure. LOL I had so much fun using these stamps and coordinating dies. Imagine if every stamp set came with its own dies! I'd be in heaven.

I desperately needed to play with my new goodies so I decided to play along with the Hero Arts November Contest. Originally, I was just going to make something for the colour challenge but then it turns out I used blingy cardstock and it happens to be a tag so I ended up covering all three of the categories without realizing it. It was purely unintentional! I'm thinking that I might be mailing some people gift tags in lieu of cards this year. ;)

The trees and hills were adhered directly to the tag and the reindeer is popped with foam tape. I coloured in the sweater with Atyou Spica glitter pens and added enamel accents to the reindeer's eyes. The papers are from Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas and the ribbon was die cut from the stash of felt I bought from Felt on the Fly. Now that I can make my own felt ribbons the possibilities are endless. If you're looking for good felt that die cuts cleanly and doesn't fuzz up, you'll love the assortment of colours Felt on the Fly has to offer. Based on a couple of recommendations from crafty friends, this was my first time ordering from Janet and her customer service was exceptional! I will definitely be ordering from her again.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! See you again soon. :)

Sources: DCWV glitter cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas paper pad; Hero Arts + Sizzix Holiday Cheer; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Worn Lipstick distress ink; Copics; Atyou Spica pens in Clear and Blossom; Ranger Inkssentials Enamel Accents; Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banner & Tag Sale #3 dies; Felt on the Fly 100% wool felt in Light Green; The Twinery Blossom & Caribbean baker's twine; foam tape

30 comments:

Shauna K said...

super adorable!!! love how you matched the twine :) and I totally agree- stamps should all come with matching dies :P

Creations by Shirl said...

This is one cute tag Emily...
Love the image, she's just too adorable....

Annette said...

How cute...love this tag...I almost bought that set today at a stamp fair but I got the other reindeer set by Hero Arts. I can't wait to play with it..

love the colors your used on this tag...

Karen said...

Love the tag, great sparkle. Thanks for the Felt on the Fly tip, I just placed an order. Hope your weekend is going well.

Brenda said...

I just think this set is so darn cute Emily and I love the pretty tag you made!

Lindsey said...

This tag is cute beyond words! I knew I'd regret not buying any of these HA/Sizzix sets. :P I love how you made these colours work so well together.

Audrey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! That shimmer cardstock is awesome, and I love these reindeer. So cute!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

LOVE your tag! I just got a HA/Sizzix set (the snowman/trees one), and you're right...everyone needs to get one of these sets! I love the little pink sweater and the colors you used for the trees. Awesome tag, Emily!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

adorable, i just love the deer sweater.

Cookie said...

Emily!! This is adorable!! And yes I LOVE how they come with die cuts..As perfect of a cutter as you are I know this must be so much easier! Your tag is CUTE!!!!

AnitaRex said...

What a fun tag! I really like how you used the colors! And the felt ribbon is genius! :>

AnitaRex said...

Oh I forgot to mention that I love the idea of sending tags instead of cars, your recipient can use them!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! The reindeer in a sweater cracks me up!
Sarah

Cornelie said...

Love it!! You're snowman from before too!!! Very nice!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty colors for this theme, Emily! love the sweater on that deer! Such a cute tag and stylish as well, with the shiny base! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

Julie E said...

Too cute! That sweater is adorable. Great idea with the felt too!

onecraftymama said...

A sweater? For a deer? *love* how cute that is! And I love the twine/felt combo, it looks fantastic & so soft :)

Sarah said...

I bought this set too because the reindeer in the sweater cracks me up!
Gorgeous tag! I love the bright green.
Sarah

Tiffany said...

Saw this over on Flickr! Super cute and festive! Love what you did with his sweater, such a fun design!

Beebeebabs said...

Soooo cute!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh how cute is his sweater!! :) Fun, fun tag!!

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

Gorgeous! The reindeer in a sweater is awesome!!!

lynn said...

emily, your tag is DARLING! love the pink sweather!

Karen B. said...

This is downright adorable Emily!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE that pink sweater for the deer! SOOOOO fun! Great details and layering! YOU ROCK:)

Lisa said...

This is too dang cute!! I smell a winner here:) It looks really fab in these colors!

Helle said...

This is so cute!!! Love it!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wahey Emily you have been busy:0)
Fabulous card, I love the tag and the reindeer's jumper what a brilliant touch:0)

I'm sorry I've not been around much, loads of stuff happening here, not much fun:{ (It WILL improve, LOL) Gay xxx

Angela said...

It was an act of great restraint on my part to NOT get this set when I got the bike one...but you may have broken me down! How holy-cats-cute is a reindeer in a sweater? With patterned trees? and shimmer cardstock?! And awesome felt? I'm so in trouble.

Virginia L. said...

Totally adorable! Love the warm sweater on the reindeer!