Christmas Tags (and a Bag)

Monday, December 19, 2011
This week at My Craft Spot AND Fantabulous Cricut, we are challenging you to create tags.  With lots of gifts to be given, this challenge is the perfect way to create a little something extra to adorn your packages.

Some of the design team members at FCCB were provided with cardstock packages from Core'dinations.  I received two packs: Black Magic and Vintage.  I've heard lots about Core'dinations but have never owned any myself.  I was so excited to use the cardstock that I made two projects to try things out. 

My first project is a gift bag with tag.  The bag itself is prefabricated.  I cut a panel from the Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock pack and distressed it by using sandpaper and scrunching it.  The colour behind the black is yellow.  The wisemen image, cut from Inspired Heart, has a background colour of light purple.  I used sandpaper on the image and then covered it with a thin coat of Crackle Accents (which I just discovered thanks to Kimberly at My Craft Spot).  Using the yellow-backed cardstock, I cut a border, punched it with a Stampin' Up punch, and then distressed it with sandpaper.  I also used some sand seam binding from My Craft Spot and then added some light purple gems (which were a gift from my fellow Canadian blogging friend, Heather from Princess' Paper Projects).

The tag was cut from Inspired Heart.  I wanted the star to stand out a bit more so cut a larger one from Winter Frolic and popped it on the original.  There are actually four layers to the tag - a yellow-based frame, a purple-based frame and then the top star-frame in yellow with another yellow-based star on top.  Each layer was distressed and the star also received a thin coat of Crackle Accents.  I attached the tag to the bag with the same sand seam binding from My Craft Spot that I had used as a border on the bag itself.  I stamped the back of the tag with sentiments from My Craft Spot's Merry Christmas set.

My second tag was created using the Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock pack (although the white and black are regular cardstock).

This fun tag is a big one, measuring almost 7 inches high!  (It's to go on a rather large gift for my son.)  The green base is cut from Wrap It Up and I then covered the bottom portion with blue Core'dinations cardstock which I had torn.  I love the look!  Santa was cut from Christmas Cheer.  I embossed his beard with a D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and added Glossy Accents to his boots and the pompom on his hat.  The little snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart corner punch and I just used the negative pieces.  Each snowflake has a little gem on top.  I used a fun sentiment from My Craft Spot's 'Tis the Season set and then doodled all around the tag.  Santa has a bit of doodling too.  I finished everything off with a fabulous button from my sweet blogging friend, Audrey from Cute and Some, and some great Caribbean crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot.

Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the rest of the design team inspiration - and to see what else can be done with Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock!  And don't forget to go to My Craft Spot to see all the wonderful projects there as well.  Kimberly just released some new twine - with colours perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day!  It's not too late to add to your Christmas wish list!!  Plus, link up your projects at both blogs for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

I wish you all a safe, happy and joyous Christmas!


Georgiana said...

Both your projects look fabulous. That black core' paper is neat. I may need to go searching for some too.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations


Kate i love your tags and bags!! They are gorgeous/cute. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Kate!!

I swear only you can take a regular bag and make it look fantastic! That bag is just awesome. The detail and color, so rich!!

I LOVE, love the tag, so much fun!!

I LOVE Core'dinations paper, love it. I think if you ask Kel and Dawn they may say I have an addiction!!

I laughed at your comment about my son's project, so funny!! It was hard work, lol.

Have wonderful and safe holiday. All the best for an awesome New Year!!


Sarah said...

Super cute-- love the Santa-- stinkin' adorable. :)

Shelly said...

Both your projects are fabulous!!! I am in love with your Santa, he's so cute!
Your bag is beautiful that tag is gorgeous.
Hope your Holidays are wonderful.

Charlotte said...

Kate, I love both of these projects. That little Santa is as cute as can be. I love the colors you used on the card.
Now the bag is just gorgeous!! I am just blown away with the beauty of it. So so Pretty.

Amy said...

Great projects! I love the black wiseman bag- you can really see the sanding you did and it looks awesome. Cute little Santa ornament tag as well :)Amy

Amy said...

That gift bag is absolutely stunning!

Karen said...

Kate first the bag and tag are so classical and beautiful then the santa tag is filled with whimsy and cheer!

Sherrie K. said...

Both of your projects turned out just awesome Kate!!! I love this paper as well especially when you emboss and the core color pops through..very nice!
Your Christmas card is adorable...forgot about the Santa on that cart-love it!
Have a great Christmas!!
Sherrie K

Suzanne said...

The Santa is so very cute but the Three Kings gift bag is amazing. Love that cut and how it looks with the core paper. Very awesome!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are so cute and beautiful at the same time I love them both I have missed you I know you are super busy. hugs to you and have a merry christmas my friend always.

Arlene said...

Both of these are really awesome projects. I really love the black bag and all the details on it. The color combo on the card is beautiful as that it's non traditional.

Bobby said...

I use Core'dinations quite a bit but you've showed me a whole new level of excellence. Love the bag and tab.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, this is stunning on so many levels! I love how you embossed the image into the cardstock - and the second one is so fun and whimsical with the most beautiful colors :) I hope you have a blessed, fun and wonderful holiday! x0x0

Jennie Garcia said...

Amazing Projects!! I love the techniques on the first one and the second one is too darn cute!!
Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Sabrina said...

Great projects Kate! I love the tag, it's just adorable, and I love the bag too. The images show up so nicely with that paper!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great Kate! I love that Santa, he looks so jolly! Happy Holidays! So happy we are blogging friends!

April said...

I love both of these! You did a wonderful job!

Angi Barrs said...

Love your bag Kate. The distressing is gorgeous. Love the Santa tag too. He is sooo cute. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.

Linda Kaiser said...

Love your bag and your tag is amazing too! Hope you and your family have a Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.


Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! You have been a busy little bee! ALL those wonderful projects look FABULOUS! Even your 2 projects for today look adorable! Been missing everyone a lot lately... Glad I got a chance to stop by and say HI! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! :o) HUGS!


Audrey Frelx said...

Super cute bag, Kate!

Hope you and your family enjoyed a very merry and wonderful holiday!!!

Hugs to you!

Rhonda Emery said...

stopping by to say hi to my good friend, hope you had a very merry christmas and wishing you the best new years ever. I know your super busy these days but always remember you are my star and I know you are always there. hugs my friend.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my your gift bag is amazing and powerful!

Love your Santa tag! It's so cheerful and fun!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sherrie K. said...

Hey Kate,
you asked me about the type of vinyl used on my project today. Yes, just regular cricut brown vinyl. I think I had my pressure on med, speed on med and blade at 4 if that helps. I think they make great gifts. I made some for my brother's cabin and he loved them.
Have a great day Kate!
Sherrie K

Unknown said...

Gorgeous projects, love that black magic coredinations x

rockpapercricut said...

I've never used the Core'dinations paper--I'll have to try some! I love the Santa tag! Cute! Your doodling added a great touch! Tags are very popular and I have been excited to make some!


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