Monday, December 28

H{ippity} Hop: Getting ready for Christmas...2010?!?!?!

Welcome to H{ippity} Hop! Can you believe this is the 3rd hop already? Time sure flies! The challenge this last week was to create a gift card holder. I already made one that you can see in this post, but decided to do another for next year.

I only just heard about the "12 Tags of Christmas" challenge over at Tim Holtz's blog, but I decided I needed to try something WAY out of my comfort zone for once. I love Tim's creations, but they are not my style so I rarely spend much time using his products. I do like his distress inks, however, for general purpose stamping. This tag was way more than stamping, though, as you'll see.

I CASEd Tim's very first tag for this year, but substituted a lot since I'm so Tim-deficient.  =D  I can't seem to get enough of the stamps from the {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe set, so I used the snowman from the set for my focal image. The stamps in the background are from a couple of Inkadinkado Christmas sets.

My tag followed Tim's tutorial with some changes to inks up until the crackle paint. I don't have any of that & don't want to buy any just to try it out, so I used UTEE and the cracked glass technique to achieve a similar look. I also don't have any grungeboard, so just used cardstock for the snowman and flourish. And, being the bargain hunter that I am, I used some plain 'ole glitter glue instead of Stickles. I had a hard time capturing the sparkle, but the snowman and the flourish both have glitter glue on them.

The back is where the gift card will go. It was pretty ugly from the distressing and UTEE soaking through, so I covered it with some patterned paper from my scrap tray and made a little pocket to hold a gift card. I'll put this in my stash for next year's gift-giving.  ;)

Have a great hop, thanks for coming by for a peek, and have a marvelous Monday!

18 paper smiles:

Eva said...

I so adore this tag...what a great job with Tim's tags...

Andrea said...

Ohhhh, love the blue!!!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful tag! When first saw this snowman stamp it made me think of T!m's tag. Love your interpretation!

Just Me said...

Nice tag...I'm not yet ready to think about next year...haha

Martha said...

love the tags! dont think i'm ready for next year ;)

Eryn Hagen said...

Cheri I LOVE it!! and the back is super cute as well!

Heather said...

Super funtastic snowman tag! Love it!

Maria Gurnsey said...

wow, this is beautiful!

Sara said...

omg! your tag rocks! great job-i'm going to try out the 12 tags of christmas too-have fun!

xoxo
sarabeth

Jessy said...

Very very cute tag/gift card holder!! Love it!!

Angie Blom said...

wow these are amazing. love them alot!!

Kelly Landers said...

I am so impressed that you have already started on next year's Christmas!! I love your tag! It looks amazing!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I LOVE this! I would not have thought that Ippity would go with Tim Holtz so well but I was very wrong! Fabulous tag!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a great gift card, Cheri! :)

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

I adore this card! You don't need "Tim" products to get similar effects - as you've clearly demonstrated! Love it!
~ky

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luvin these tags, great job!

enjoy *~*

Rona said...

great job!! absolutely beautiful!! I am going to start earlier this year too so I am not stressed next December! The tag gift card holder is such a good idea!

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