Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gift Tags Galore!

One of the things I enjoy making at Christmas time,
more than anything else
is gift tags...but not just plain jane tags.

I think all these tags qualify for CAS until you start
adding embellishments, which I love to do!
Die cut tags using Spellbinders Labels Four,
layered with a variety of designer papers from
Memory Box and K&Co.
The focal point sentiments for each of these are vinyl
'Stickerz' from EAD Designs.
Add pearls, gold twine and silk ribbon and there you go!

I am entering my set of tags above
featuring one of my favorite Christmas songs,
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'

I made another set of tags using a wonderful rubber stamp
image from Memory Box.  I used a paper-piecing method
with the holly and added fabby pearls for the berries.
The holly is actually placed with 3-D tape for a
dimensional affect.

I am entering this set of tags over at

Last but not least, another batch of tags
featuring EAD Designs 'Stickerz'...

Love the 'retro feel' to these ornaments.
I dressed them up a bit with Stickles in platinum
(which is my FAVORITE color)
and a lovely rhinestone for the center.
The stamped sentiment is from The Paper Company.

All of the tags in this post have been shaded on the edges
with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  It adds depth and gives a
vintage-feel to paper projects.

Hope you enjoyed these fun little projects!

One more thing....

Monique Hanson, my design team-mate at The Twinery
and author of the blog, For the Love of Paper, honored
me with a sweet blog award today.

I thank her for thinking of me and I appreciate her
being a follower here at The Open Window.
I am going to 'cop out' a bit on the sharing the
personal things that most awards require, but only
because I just shared some pretty fun and in some
cases, surprising things in my interview with Ippity.
So if you have a moment, I would love if you
would click here and check out some fun facts
about Julie Ranae.
I didn't 'cop out' completely....Thanks again Monique!


Laurel said...

Love, love, love all of your tags!

StampinCathy said...

All your tags are just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration you give me everyday.

Fiona said...

Love your tags Julie - I like to make tags with a bit of wow too :) I had a read of your interview over at Ippity - it was great to get a chance to get to know a little about you :)

Dan said...

You've been busy! What a wonderful collection of tags! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your tags are amazing; way better than anything you'd ever find in the store! Your interview was so fun to read and I think that snowman card is one of my favorites too!

Anne said...

Wow- your tags are just beautiful- love the variety and the Nestie shape you used!

Monique said...

What beautiful tags Julie... Love the text with all the holly.. You are so welcome for the award :) Have a great week !!

Anonymous said...

Julie these are BEAUTIFUL..LOVE THEM:)

Ann said...

Wow, Julie, you've been productive! LOVE these fab tags! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

I remember your tags being gorgeous last year but these are truly scrumptious!!!! I rarely feel the need for spellbinders dies, but these seem like a real must - fab, fab, fab!!! :)

Linda Elbourne said...

These tags certainly are yummy Julie ... sorry to be soooo late visiting ... Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Vintage tags Julie! So very pretty!

Joanne said...

Beautiful tags! Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Jinny Newlin said...

Gorgeous tags, Julie! LOVE the glittery details and the way you have them all lined up like that! So fun! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tags Julie, loving those colours you used - thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x