Thursday, 12 November 2015

Christmas 'Drop' Ornament Tag, Holly & Berry, Female

I'm jumping out of order with this post as it ties in to Day 6 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.

Here's my design for today...

...  and once again, it's Tracey's tag (below) that has inspired me to play along.

I've stuck fairly closely to Tracey's design idea's this time around. 

The ornament shape is similar, but rather than add a sentiment on top I've cut into my tag to create an aperture.
 Then it was simply a case of stamping a sentiment onto a scrap of acetate and mounting that behind the front tag piece, adding a scrap of scripted pattern paper (for visual interest) and then adding a white tag behind before sandwiching it all together to neaten it up.

 I also added in the mismatched holly leaves.  
(Thanks for sharing, Tracey.  I never would have thought of that)!

As you can see, I went for a stitched button die with Glossy Accents instead of bells, but all in all...  still quite similar, I think.

Dies used:
Memory Box 'Drop Ornament'
Spellbinders (Nestabilities) 'Small Circle'
Quickutz 'Holly'
Poppystamps 'Stitched Holly Leaves and Berries'
Poppystamps 'Stitched Buttons'

Cuttlebug 'Snow' Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion 'Christmas in Mulberry Wood' Stamp
Centura Pearl Cardstock
Glossy Accents
Backing Paper
Silver Thread

I'm also adding this to Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge as once again, it's a whole tag made from snippets...

...  and as Happy Little Stampers still have their Christmas Tag challenge running I'll add it to that, too ...

...  and 

I'll post more tags for Christmas next week.

Thanks for stopping by...



  1. I love your little ornament tag Donna. The colours are lovely and the red button works a treat. Barbxx

    1. Thank you, Barb :)
      Are you playing along?

  2. Beautiful design for today love the white with the holly!

    1. Thanks, Marybeth :)
      It's all down to Tracey's inspiration!

  3. What a beautiful CAS design on this lovely tag Donna!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

    1. Thank you, Carol :)
      Glad to find a new challenge to play along with. x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Donna! How cleverly you made the tag using a MB die for the ornament shape and then cutting the aperture, facing it with acetate and popping some PP behind before adding the back layer of another ornament! And also the little extra touch of embossing the ornament with a snow EF - before topping it all off with the holly. Just perfect! I had to list all that you'd done in the hope that it will now lodge in my single brain cell as I'd love to CASE this some time!


    Di xx

    1. Hello Di :)
      You do make me smile... Still doped up on pain meds, I'm guessing? After all, I know you have more than one brain cell normally!!!
      Glad you like the tag. X

  5. This is so beautiful, Donna! I love your white front with the aperature, and such great paper for the back!

    1. Thank you, Kara :)
      This is my favourite colour combination. Do you have a favourite, too?

  6. Fantastic tag! Thank you for joining me for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

    1. It's a lot like yours... so I pass credit to you for such a fab design :)

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    1. Thank you, Teresa :)
      Do you craft, too?
      Have a good weekend...
      Donna. x

  8. It's just PERFECT Donna. Love it. xxx

    1. Hello Sarn... Thank you :)
      Re: Stampin' Up 'Off The Grid'. Mine arrived this morning. New on eBay. Had 6 hrs to go when I went hunting for it. Yay for me! Perfect timing seeing your cards and you commenting so quickly. BIG THANKS :)

  9. That is one beautiful tag you have there Donna my friend! Lovely in white and I LOVE the idea of the sandwiched acetate . . . inspired! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

    1. Thank you, Hazel. Hope you have a good weekend :)