Monday, December 12, 2011

BBTB2 Winter Frolic Tag


Yea! We're back with a new fabulous challenge at BBTB2. Our dear DT sister Lori has chosen any of the tags from the Winter Frolic cartridge (or any tag if you haven't that one). I chose a pretty shape (the one with the heart cut out on page 70 which I promptly hid the contour of in DS) and cut the shadow and patterned topper at 6". I was going for a vintage feel using paper from y fave older K&Co. Christmas Cheer stack and thought some embossing might be in order. I chose a love scrolly folder from the Heritage Companion Embossing set. although the folder is 5x7", it still wasn't large enough to emboss the entire tag base so I had to do it half and half in my Grand Caliber. The gold layer is the top tag layer increased to 6 3/8". There are so many cute phrases on Winter Frolic that I had a hard time choosing.g.

"All Spruced Up" caught my eye thinkin' I could use the tag as sort of a clue to one of the Christmas gifts for my hubby. You know, reminding me that this box has some spiffy new clothes in it. We don't use tags very often at our house because the gifts under the tree are for each other. I'm usually wrapping those for others at the last minute and they're had delivered or sent so there's really no need. I like to wrap mine sort of according to what's in the box so I can remember what's what. DH just writes them all down in a notebook so he can dole the out appropriately. LOL Anyway, the branches are cut with a Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Die to which I added some vintage tinsel and the ornaments are K&Co stickers that went with the Christmas Cheer DP. I sorta felt like I was cheating, but hey, I'm really running behind on everything (as usual) so...


Although I had great intentions on doing a different project for the Whimsical Wednesday Layer It challenge, I'm afraid this one will have to do because I'm running out of time there. And I can't resist entering Cindy's Scraptastic Monday Challenge which calls for a card, tag or ornament that includes a Christmas ball on it and some bling! I'm hoping you haven't forgotten about us at BBTB2 and have a chance to play along with our challenge. Remember, you have 2 weeks in which to complete it and be sure to stop over to BBTB2 and check out the fab inspiration from my DT sisters.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Donna!
    Very festive indeed!

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  2. Donna, your projects are always "beyond" awesome.. have a very Merry Christmas.. hugs

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  3. This is fantastic. So many wonderful layers, such pretty holiday colors, love that bow. Hugs
    Carole

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  4. Stunning Donna. Such pretty paper. Loving all the dimension. You and Margie have the best embossing folders..I have to start adding to my collection:) Thanks for joining us over at Scraptastic Mondays:)

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  5. Oh Donna, that tag is just gorgeous. The colors are so beautiful and the details are perfect.

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  6. This is absolutely Gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cindy’s Scraptastic Designs . Hope to see you again.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful! I really like the tinsel:)

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  8. This is so beautiful! I love all the layers as always!
    Thanks for joining us over at Scraptastic Mondays:

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  9. Fab, fab, fab, Donna. So elegant. Love the touch of greenery.

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  10. This is beautiful. I am so behind on holiday tags...now I need to step it up!

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  11. Donna-this is GORGEOUS, as always! I think your work is AMAZING. The colors and theme of your tag are fabulous. I love everything about it !!!! Hugs - :-)

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  12. Gorgeous tag Donna, as always! Love that tinsel, what a great touch! Heck you could even hang this on the tree as an ornament, it's so Beautiful!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  13. Hi Donna! Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog regarding the NOEL Santa sleigh. Your comments are so kind! And...your All Spruced Up Tag is absolutely darling! You really do such wonderful work. I love the colors and the design! <3 Candy

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  14. This is such an awesome card! I love all the layers and rich colors! The ornaments looks wonderful and I just LOVE the branches! Thanks for playing at Scraptastic Mondays!

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  15. just beautiful donna. love the colors and design. you know i can just sit here all day ( and have lol ) checking out all your creations. :) thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us at SM :)

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  16. Hi Donna,Your tag is sooo BEAUTIFUL!I LOVE all the great details,colors and the awesome ribbon!FANTASTIC job as always my friend, Thank you so much for playing along at Scraptastic Mondays!:)

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  17. Wow Donna this is stunning. The detail is amazing! Thanks for playing along with Scraptastic Monday. Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  18. Donna, you've got more going on with that tag than I do on an entire card! The colors are GORGEOUS! Don't think dh is gonna miss that one. Love that tinsel garland and I guess I can kill two birds here and say thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! We love having you "tag" along. HAHAHAHAHA! I'm in a giddy mood this morning....Angelo is home!

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  19. What a gorgeous tag! I love all these elements that you added. I think you are the layer queen. You always use layers in the most beautiful way. You make me want to use more and more layers each time I see one of your creations. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maribel

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  20. Love this tag D:). You really have it going on, love the design and all the layers. The Christmas tingle just really makes it pip. Love everything about it my friend.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  21. Simply divine - LUV it :-) xxxxxxxx

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