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Blog Hop - It's Nearly Christmas!


Welcome to another of our casual monthly Blog Hops, this month our theme is all things for Christmas. I can't believe that it is less than a month until the big day; where does the time go? You may have come from the blog of the lovely Di Dunk, but if not, you can start right here and follow the link at the bottom of the post to the next blog.

I thought I would make a set of tags and matching Christmas card using the special bundle that is currently available that includes the lovely Designer Series Paper 'Christmas Cocoa' and stamp set 'Welcome Christmas'.  This bundle is available until 30 November, so be quick to get yours. The matching colours for this DSP are Soft Suede and Real Red. I like the contemporary look it gives, but still really Christmassy. For the tags, I've used the 'Delightful Decorations' stamp set and matching Ornament punch with the DSP, ribbon and bling to create a set of 4 different designs.  The box is in Soft Suede with a clear acetate top and the sentiment is from the 'Welcome Christmas' stamp set. First off, here is the box of finished tags with the lid on.


 Here are the individual tag designs close up:

                Ornament_1       Ornament_2 

                Ornament_3       Ornament_4 

Each of the tags has been cut as a double layer on Whisper White with the punch just over the edge to create the opening at the top. The decorations have been added on the top layer; this makes them easy to stick to your parcel without having a string attached, but you could add them if you wish. This shows what I mean.


The box is simple to construct and I've created some dividers to keep the tags neat.  The height of the box is 1inch and this easily fits 6 tags. Here is the open box.


Now for the card, also using the same colours and the 'Welcome Christmas' stamp set. The wreath was stamped in Soft Suede and I've added some lovely red adhesive rhinestones, although they don't photograph very well. This has been popped up on the satin ribbon and Soft Suede print from the DSP. The rest is pretty straightforward.


Here are all the product details.  If you would like any further information on these projects, please contact me.

Card Details
Stamps Delightful Decorations, Welcome Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Textured White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink Versamark, Soft Suede, Real Red,
Accessories 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Adhesive Rhinestones, Small Red Adhesive Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools Ornament Punch,  Scallop Trim Border, 3/4", 1" and 11/4" Circle punches,  Starburst punch (not SU), Itty Bitty Flower punch (New in Summer Mini), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, White embossing powder, Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun

Well, if you made it this far, thanks for sticking with it!  The next stop on this blog hop is the lovely and talented Sue Madex and below is the list of other creative Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating today.

Ros Davidson

Christine Blain

Nikki Sadler

Kristine Thompson

Tina Gillespie

Di Dunk

Sue Madex

Amy Buchanan

Gardenia Pepworth

Alisha Watson

Have a great weekend.



I just came across this on Pinterest. It is beautiful. Could you send me the instructions for the box?.
Thank you,


These tags are AMAZING!! You are so creative - I love this whole concept so much!!! x

Laurie Jones

Love this set, I would love the instruction for the box please. Your tags are so elegant, great work.


This is GORGEOUS Judy! you did an AWESOME job!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!!

Maria P

Tags are great, great colours and love the bling and ribbon also

Danielle Daws

WOW! What a gorgeous collection of tags!!

Great Christmas gift ideas

They're absolutely lovely


How can I make this lovely box? I was blown away by how professional it looks.

Chris H

Just beautiful, Judy. Everything about your project is perfect. Love the idea of punching out the middle of the ornament...very clever!

Kathie Whitley

Can you give the instructions for the box? It is so cute.


Lovely set of tags - pretty and practical!

Di dunk

As usual Judy, simply goegeous. And also so eaasy to do....where do you get your ideas from?


Brilliant use of the ornament punch! And i lvoe the idea of the doubled over white card to make the tags! so much less fiddly than string!

Sue Bayliss

Fantastic so lovely Judy

Tina Gillespie

What a great idea, and a fabulous gift for someone.

Louise Ryan

These are stunning Judy. Love the way you have created a little opening tag. Me thinks these make a great teacher's gift! Thanks for the inspiration.


Very noice Judy - so classy and elegant. Gorgeous!


WOW LOVE LOVE LOVE all your creations. How awesome is that ornament punch. Love how you dressed them all up.

Alisha Watson

I love those tags Judy, and how they open to show to to and from. I will be doing these this year, thanks for sharing


These are so great- hope "quality control" gets on with the job so I can get an ornament punch too!

Christine Blain

Wow, Judy - these are STUNNING!! Love, love, love those tags (so crisp and beautiful, typical Judy-style!), and your card is lovely. Beautiful use of the papers and complementary colours.


What beautiful creations Judy, and SO clever to use the punch like that. I didn't know you could!


Beautiful examples, Judy. Makes me wish I'd got that ornament punch.

Nikki Sadler

This is just so beautiful Judy - what a brilliant idea to punch them that way - very clever indeed :)

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