Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Blog Hop

Good morning, Blogger Peeps! Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas (in October) Blog Hop! Today the SNSS Design Divas are featuring our favorite SNSS Christmas stamp sets just in time to give you plenty of inspiration for your holiday card making.  We hope you will join the fun and leave some love behind as you visit each blog (via the Link Tool below)!

I created a tag to share. This tag can be used as a package topper, or tied to a gift bag, or used to give a gift card. Have a set of pretty tags in your stash is always smart! I am featuring the Christmas Morn stamp set today. This set comes with wonderful sentiments that you can mix and match, plus lovely silhouette images!

The tag is a Regular Tag Staple from Graphic 45. I love these kraft tags! They are approximately 5 3/4 x 4 inches - the perfect size! A package of tags contains six tags and sells for around $4US. I stock up on these whenever I see them on sale! 

I stamped the tree from the Christmas Morn set with white ink. I heat embossed with sparkly white embossing powder. This type of embossing powder contains glitter! How awesome is that?! Once the tree was cool to the touch, I used spray mist to add some shimmer. Then, using the end of a paint brush, I splattered the tag with white acrylic paint. 

I rubbed the edges of the tag with white ink. I used twine, velvet flowers, and some floral sprays to create a Christmas flower cluster for the tag. I use a lot of left-over odds and ends to create these clusters. You don't need much, and the small bits and bobs make a great embellishment.

I stamped two sentiments from the Christmas Morn stamp set with brown ink onto a scrap of paper. I trimmed the greeting into a flag shape and added it to the tag. The finishing touch is the fun, plaid ribbon.

I'm sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we're inviting you to create a Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery by clicking the Linky Tool below!  

Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store! The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps products:
Christmas Morn Stamp Set

Other products:
Tag: Graphic 45 Kraft Regular Tag Album
Designer paper: Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (scrap)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Ribbon, twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Christmas Plaid, Burlap String (Ivory, Red) 
Embossing powder: Hampton Art sparkle white
Flower: Petaloo
Floral spray: Michaels Crafts
Mists: Dylusions White Linen; Tattered Angels Chalkboard (chalk)
Paint: Folkart Acrylic Wicker White
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags
Adhesive: Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


  1. Beautiful tag, Gloria!

  2. Such a pretty tag Gloria. Love the white embossing on Kraft... the embellishments are amazing.

  3. Simple and beautiful, Gloria. You are right, those kraft tags are really pretty and perfect with white embossing.

  4. This is just a gorgeous tag! I love the pretty embossing and think the splatters of white are just a perfect addition!

  5. What a gorgeous tag, Gloria! Love the poinsettia arrangement with the kraft and the splatters…an over-all stunning effect! This will add a special touch to a beautifully wrapped package this Christmas! Hugs!

  6. Tag perfection! I love the white embossing on the kraft tag...and just the perfect embellishment! Gorgeous!

  7. Very pretty tag, love the way you've used the white ink and embossing powder. This will look beautiful on a package! Hope all is well Gloria!! God bless.

  8. Very pretty tag. I think it would compliment any Holiday decor! It is so beautiful with the sponging and embossing. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

  9. Beautiful tag, Gloria! I love the pretty sparkle and glitter against the craft! Lovely ribbon too! :o)

  10. What a pretty tag! Lovely! Pictures do not do this one justice I'm sure. The tree sounds awesome.

  11. What a beautiful tag! I love all the little touches that make it so wonderful, the glittery EP, acrylic splatters, and white distressing. TFS

  12. Gorgeous tag! I love white on kraft. Such a great embellie, too. Bravo!

  13. This is a great church bazaar idea. A beautiful set of these would be snatched up fast!

  14. Your tag is so beautiful Gloria! I have almost forgotten how gorgeous images look embossed in white--I must do that soon!! Thank you for the lovely and festive inspiration!! Hugs :)

  15. Very cute tag, would be awesome to give to someone on a present. That way they get 2 presents instead of one.