Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SugarPea Designs - Happy Holidays

Good morning everyone!  Are you ready for Santa?  I have some gifts to wrap, but other than that I think I'm ready for the chubby guy's visit ;-)   I love making tags for gifts and I have a couple to share with you today. 

It seems that everyone is creating distress ink backgrounds so I thought I would give it a try.  I cut the tags using the Sugar Cuts - Gift Tag die from SugarPea Designs.  I masked off the bottom of the tags and then applied several shades of blue distress ink.  Then I flicked tiny drops of water over the ink.  The water causes the ink to move, which creates the "splotchy" look you see above.  I love this effect, but I think I need some more practice.  I chose to use the trees from the Merry Christmoose set and the snowman from the Frosty Friends set.  I colored them with copics and applied some Glamour Dust to the snowman.  The stars on the trees and the sentiment banners are also from the Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die.  The trees and snowman are popped up on foam for dimension.  I added a bit of ribbon and twine to finish off my tags.     

My favorite local papercrafting store is The Paper Cottage.  Last month they had their Christmas Open House and one of their make-n-take projects was a gift bag very similar to this.  I needed a few quick & easy gift bags and decided to use their design to create my bags.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lost Without You stamp set.  I used the Layered Treat Labels and Sweet Treats - Christmas stamp sets from SugarPea Designs.  I used the Layered Treat Label - Sugar Cuts Die to cut the label and then tied the label to the bag using some ribbon.   

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Anita
I would like to add my Christmas tags to the following challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge 82  -  Lots Of Cuteness On Anything But A Card
Stamps:  SugarPea Designs:  Merry Christmoose, Frosty Friends, Layered Treat Labels, and Sweet Treats - Christmas
Other:  SugarPea Designs Sugar Cuts:  Gift Tag and Layered Treat Labels; Copics, ribbon, twine, Glamour Dust, doily, brown bag


  1. The blue background is to die for!! I really need to do more experimenting with other media too. These tags are very eye-catching!! Darling bag too! Last night was the final night of wrapping for me, I think I am all set now!!

  2. So gorgeous hun....and Merry Christmas too....

    Vicky xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful are your tags and gorgeous images! loving your gift bag too! and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

  4. Wow they are amazing super cute love the images, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

  5. Beautiful, thanks for sharing at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  6. Gorgeous! Love the bright background of the tags and the images are so cute and beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  7. oh those tags turned our beautiful Anita. That bag is so gorgeous, I would be afraid to use it. ha ha.

  8. oh gorgeous, bravo Anita I love this distress ink background I must try this!

  9. Love the tags - your backgrounds look great. The bag is really cute too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x