Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PTI November Blog Hop: Quick & Inexpensive Tags

This month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge: create a quick & inexpensive wrap or tag that can be the perfect solution for "grab & go" gifts! Since most of our family live in far-away states, my main "wrapping" is baskets of fruits/nuts/candy with cellophane & a fun tag for friends or neighbors. Sooooo fun, quick & simple to create tags using Nesties and PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. I used a package of large tags I'd picked up years ago on clearance for $.50 and placed my circle Nestie just above the "hole" in the tag, cut & embossed. I inked up "Joyeux Noel" with Ripe Avocado & Dark Chocolate Palette cubes (so easy with the cubes). Stamped that & the "to/from" dotted line stamp, added a little ribbon & done! For my next two tags I used my Labels 1 Nesties. Cut/embossed a tag from the left-over bottom portion of the purchased tag. Left the die on after embossing and stamped the Spring Rain snowflakes just inside the embossed frame on the right & added "to/from" in Dark Chocolate @ lower left! Next, cut my Labels 1 in PTI's Shimmer CS, inked & stamped my "to/from", holly & dotted border Vintage Labels stamps in Dark Avocado & added Xmas Red Stickles to the berries. I could punch a hole in these tags too. Lastly used Labels 4, PTI's Shimmer CS and the new Flurries Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Let It Snow sentiment & PSX Diamond Sparkles. That's my quick/inexpensive Christmas tags ready to add to my last-minute gift baskets and it's not even December -- now that's planning ahead!

51 comments:

Frogwoman said...

I like the embossing on your tag. Very elegant.

..::Paulina::.. said...

Love the embossing and simplicity of the tags!

Lori said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

BethieJ said...

All the tags are LOVELY!! I just got that embossing folder too! and LOVE it!

Babies- Beth said...

Ohh, so elegant and quick!! Love them!!

Ted said...

Beautiful, simple, and elegant... I love them!

lynn said...

oh, i love these tags! tfs!

Karen said...

Beautiful--and you've given me some ideas for tags of my own!

Jessica ML said...

Love the tags, so clean and simple yet very pretty.

Tricia said...

Wow! That one with the CB embossing in the corner is my favorite! How elegant!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mmmmm MMmmmmm good - beautiful tags!

Linda said...

Lovely! My favorite is the embossed one. But the shimmer CS is fabulous. They're all great!

Jamie said...

Great tags! I love the snowflake one the most, they are my fav.

resmith said...

I love these especially the embossed one!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are wonderful and elegant!

Rebecca said...

The top left hand one with the embossed snow swirls is my favorite!!!! Love it. What a great group of tags you have ready to go.

Dana said...

Sweet and simple! Very pretty - love the first one with the embossing :-)

Steph Zerbe said...

Stunning. Embossed white! Beauty!!! Love these so much!

Lisa said...

these are beautiful!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

What a classic, elegant look!

Kim said...

These are so lovely and elegant!

Redbird said...

I like how each one has a bit of pop that makes it special!

Dru said...

These are so great! I love the tag having a white background with that pop - really pretty!

Terri said...

I think they all came out great!

Avril Tanner said...

I love them... they are so elegant looking!

Rhonda said...

Clean, simple, and elegant! Great!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous! I love the embossing on that first one!!!

Nerina said...

I absolutely *LOVE* these - they are truly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Karen B said...

Simply perfect!

Leora said...

Very Nice Tags! Happy Holidays!

Jak Heath said...

I just had to pop in before heading off to bed to say Wow! love thise tags, the embossed CB one is simply stunning.

Rosanne said...

These are lovely!

Donelda said...

Oh wow, these are amazing.

Karli said...

Oh I love that little peek of embossing! What a great touch & all your tags are faaaaaaab! TFS :)

Michelle said...

Wow - FANCY - - quick and easy doesn't have to look it...and these look REALLY nice.

peggysue said...

So elegant! I especially like the embossing, quick, easy but looks like it took a long time.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautifully elegant Marge! Love the embossing!

Kelly S. said...

You made white look allllll right! So classy! Love the embossed one!

Bonnie said...

These are so pretty and double-y great because they are quick!

Cindy Holshouser said...

These are so elegant. I love the one with the embossing on one side especially.

Kathy R. said...

Simple elegance ... nice work!

Betsy V said...

These are soooo beautiful! I'm always a sucker for white embossing!

Betsy V

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very elegant tags, I like the use of vintage labels!

Charlene Austin said...

Marg....these are so classy! LOVE the clean crispness of these tags.

Lee said...

Oh wow! Those tags are absolutely beautiful. Love the embossing.

Steph said...

These are fantastic....simple and elegant.

Deanna said...

Stunning! They turned out beautiful!

Susan Mast said...

So pretty! Love the embossing!

Gwen said...

Wow Marge! these all really turned out great! soooo beautiful & elegant!!

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