Sunday, December 19, 2010

Papercraft Star - Holiday Hop


Merry Christmas and welcome to the Papercraft Star Tags (and more) of Christmas Blog Hop sponsored by Catherine Pooler. We are so happy you could join us for this special event! You should have arrived at my blog from Tracy, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Papercraft Star to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit and leave a comment on all the blogs in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

During this hop we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win a full month subscription to Club InBox by our generous sponsor Catherine Pooler, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday December 25, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday December 26, 2010.

Now for my Tag of Christmas....


I created this tag using the Baroque Sizzix die by Tim Holtz. I used the die to cut a baroque shape out of Crumb Cake card stock and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, both by Stampin' Up!

Then I stamped the music score with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I stamped the tree using Whisper White Craft ink by Stampin' up! and then Heat embossed it with UTEE and then again with White embossing powder.


I used the negative from a chipboard letter from Stampin' Up!, ran my Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad over it, pressed it into my Versamark pad and then heat embossed it using UTEE. I backed the chipboard piece with vintage Christmas sheet music and cut a holly from the paper (I added Crystal Effects to it to make it sturdy) to add to the front corner.

I applied Olive Green and Timber Brown StazOn ink to the white tree using my finger to add some color and interest to the image. I did the same thing to the chip piece using the whisper white craft ink. I used the Scrollwork on the edge die as a mask and inked the tag using Walnut Stain distress ink.

Add a large Stampin' Up! Eyelet, some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon by Stampin' Up! and a grungy metal tag from KraftOutlet and your finished!


Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Tags of Christmas Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is the talented Liz!


and now for the small print...

Supply List:

Sponsor Supplies:
Chipboard negative letter (retired)
Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Crystal Effects
Whisper White Craft Ink
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Warm Words Stamp Set
Large Eyelets

Other Supplies:
Vintage Sheet Music
White Embossing Powder by Martha Stewart
Gold Embossing Powder by Heat it up!
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder)
Timber Brown and Olive Green StazOn Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger
Heat Gun
Baroque Tim Holtz Alterations Die
Scrollwork Tim Holtz Alterations Die
Music Score Stamp by Stampendous
Grungy Round Metal Tag by www.KraftOutlet.com

30 comments:

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Regan, this tag totally ROCKS! I'm so proud that you are a part of the Papercraft Star Design Team (and my firend as well!)... thanks for the beautiful inspiration this morning!

C Stephens said...

Awesome tag. I especially love the negative use of the "M" and what you did with it. Great job. Have a wonderful holiday Regan.

Lindy said...

Beautiful tag. So gorgeous; thanks for sharing the steps. Happy Holidays!

Lillian Child said...

Your tag creation is just stunning! Love the baroque die! Just fabulous! I just discovered your blog on this fun hop and am now a follower! So nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow....awesome details on this Beautiful tag. I love the baroque shape and the Crumb Cake card stock. Stunning!!!

And I'm wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

designbydonna said...

Wowee!! what a gorgeous tag. Love it all!

Sabrina said...

I just love the negative "M" and the sheet music! Great idea!

Kimberly Anne said...

Regan, this tag is so sweet! I love the music sheet in the negative and that cute little metal tag too! Merry Christmas!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very elegant! Love the vintage look of it. Have a Happy Holiday!

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous tag! Love all the detail, thanks for sharing the steps you used.

"Soleil@mayotte" said...

Beautiful card ! It work welle as a decoration. Hugs

Tracy said...

So many great techniques on this tag Regan! it came out wonderfully. Love all the textures you added. Awesome job!

Kate said...

Oh wow! This is so impressive!! Your tag is gorgeous. Thanks for leaving such detailed instructions too. I love to learn new things - and this time, it was that I can use embossing powder over UTEE. I'm going to have to give that a go!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I have never used UTEE before, but I am going to try it now ! This tag is just my kinda thing. How fortunate we have been to have you on board at Papercraft Star - you are always a leader, a great talent, and a true go-to-gal whenever we ask!! Merry merry to you and your family, Regan !

One4Joy said...

just beautiful on that tree, Regan! I love to work with UTEE though I often burn my fingers...

Your tag is lovely. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year Year

Debc06 said...

Very pretty tag. Have never heard of Utee but I will be looking it up. Thanks for a new product suggestion.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous details on your tag, Regan! I love the baroque shape and the holly and sheet music are the perfect finishing touches! Merry Christmas!

just me said...

Love it Regan, very pretty. "M" stands for Mari right!

Kristina said...

Regan, this is gorgeous! So much shimmer in the picture I can only imagine what it looks like in person. You did a fabulous job!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful tag! Merry Christmas to you and your family. TFS

Irit Shalom said...

Wonderful project!!Thanks for an inspiration

My Lil' Bits said...

Love the tag, it is really nice! And I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Valery said...

Beautiful tag, I love the vintage look. Great job!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower ...awesome details on this Beautiful tag...MERRY CHRISTMAS
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Deena said...

elegant!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous tag!!

Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

A beautiful tag. I love that die cut from Sizzix too. And love all the embossing you have done.

Scrappy Rat said...

Neat ornament! I love what you did to the alpha especially. Very cool use of Stampin' Up stuff. :)

Vicki said...

Stunning tag. Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas.

Catherine Schroeder said...

Great job Regan! I love the gold embossing!Merry Christmas to you and your family! :D