Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Memory Box/Poppystamps Blog Hop: Tag/Ornament

Welcome to the Memory Box/Poppystamps Blog Hop!!!  And welcome to my blog!!!  Our theme is Holiday Gift Tags and Treat Wrappers.  Both the Memory Box blog (http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/) and the Poppystamps blog (http://poppystamps.typepad.com/) have the complete Hop list as well as today's prize shown and directions for how to win.

You probably got to me from Sherry Hester at http://lecardonbleu.blogspot.com/
And I'm the last one on today's list!
To start at the beginning, visit Mary McMillan at http://glittergrammy.blogspot.com/

Be sure to leave a comment on each of today's posts by December 10th in order to be eligible for today's prize:  the Winner's Choice of a Birch Press Design Pack of Recipe Cards.  (http://www.birchpressdesign.com/)
Winners (one each from Memory Box and Poppystamps) will be selected at random from the Design Teams posts and will be announced on both the Memory Box and Poppystamps blogs on December 15th.

For a second chance to win, "like" Birch Press Design on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BirchPressDesign)
and share the post about the hop.  One person who does both will win a prize from Birch Press Design.


I made a tag that also doubles as an ornament, shown here tied on the top of a package.

Materials Used:
  • paper mache disk with string attached (Michaels) or trace around a glass on cardboard/cereal box etc. to make sturdy circles, gluing a piece of ribbon or twine between two circles
  • Memory Box "Poinsettia Birds" from the Tinsel paper collection leftover from a few years ago
  • Memory Box Dill Cardstock
  • Red Linen Cardstock from The Paper Cut
  • Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree die no. 98668
  • Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corner die no. 98967
  • PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die no. 902
  • Memory Box To and From stamp B1826
  • black marker (Mr. Sketch), Glue Dots, Dimensional Dots, Glue Pen, tape runner, and red/white ribbon (ACMoore)
Step One:  Die cut everything.



 Step Two:  Trace the disk onto some pretty paper and cut out the circles.

Step Three:  Use the marker to edge the circle so that none of the kraft color will show.  Adhere the paper circles to the front and back of the disk.

Step Four.  Start assembling the pieces, gluing on the first layer images.

Step Five:  Assemble the poinsettias, adding two small ones over the small poinsettias on the Plush Poinsettia Corner and pop-dotting the larger third one over the larger poinsettia in the cut-out.


 Step Six:  Add the To and From stamped label on the back of the disk.

And here is the finished ornament on the tree!


And, of course, I can never just make one!


Additional Materials Used for these five:

  • PoppyStamps Nestled Bird die no. 817
  • Memory Box Toasty Mitten die no. 98664
  • Memory Box Precious Snowflakes  die no. 98729 (the smaller one)
  • Memory Box Beloved Snowflakes die no. 99044
  • white cardstock
  • papers from the "Jack Frost" collection, American Crafts
  • Memory Box Bluebird Distressed Dots Paper
  • PoppyStamps Chocolate Bunny die no. 995
  • PoppyStamps Fluffy Bunny die no. 980
  • PoppyStamps Bunny Buddies die no. 998
Don't you just LOVE the Snow Bunnies?!  Perfect for my skiing friends!  All I need to do now is get those presents wrapped so I can tie on these tags!!!

Here's today's Blog Hop list.
(My links don't seem to be working.  Copy and paste the address into your browser to visit the other pages.  Or go to the Outside the Box blog or the Poppystamps blog to link directly from their lists.)

Memory Box  http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/
Poppystamps  http://poppystamps.typepad.com/
Mary McMillan  http://glittergrammy.blogspot.com/
Bibiana Martinez-Zieglerhttp://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to leave a comment for me!

Happy Crafting!

50 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

Love this idea!! Sooo Awesome to put a beautiful tag on the tree!! TFS

Cheryl S. said...

Hi Anne, love your creations! I am always looking for inspiration such as this. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Capucine said...

Hello Ann ! You teach yours secrets and the best of you! Hugs!

Antonella said...

What a neat ornament/tag idea. Your tutorial is easy to follow as well.
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Janet L said...

how cool is this tag!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

These are darling! What a fun project to do!

Jayne Krause said...

Really cute ornament and I appreciate your detailed instructions. Thank you

sheila blumentrath said...

what a great end to todays blog. thinking this is a great project to do with the kids when school is out.

lecardonbleu.com said...

What a great tag idea, and the instructions were terrific. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Anne, a great little tag and fantastic tutorial. Very nice.

Christine Kiehl said...

Darling set of ornaments! Such a nice mix of images and colors! Will look so nice on the tree or to give away!

Vicki robertson said...

Lovely ornaments! The poinsettia corner die cut is fabulous!

cmoch said...

What a nice idea to hang on the tree. I love your snow bunnies tag, I would not have thought of using them on a tag. Thank you for sharing.

Lori Lien said...

so fun when i see a die in away I'd never think of thanks

Debbie K. said...

Cute tags, Anne. Especially love the snow bunnies tag.

Mary said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the ornaments you made!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Gail said...

Thanks for the step by step - lovely tags -your projects are amazing! I just love all of my Poppystamp and Memory box dies - thanks for the hop and Have a nice day Gail

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic idea! this ornaments looks so beautiful!

Amanglade said...

c'est très joli et merci pour le tuto

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Gorgeous ornament. Love the Poinsettia's Hugs, AntoinetteT

Deb ONeill said...

I use the pointsettia dies all the time. Love them

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful collection of ornament tags!

pam said...

Hi Anne, beautiful selection of tag design, love the dies and colours..
Pam

Lynn Gauthier said...

Love how your tag doubles as an ornament. Beautiful dies...I'm drooling. Thanks for shairng with us!

dinosaur said...

Very colorful. It would look great on my tree!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are beautiful! I love the dies you used! I am doing the blog hop today - thank you!

jnolte said...

Package tag or tree ornament? What would I want this to be? Great design.

MaryH said...

Awesome tag/ornament & thanks so much for taking time to provide the photo tutorial. I was delighted to learn I have many of the dies you've used in construction. These fab dies made a beautiful decoration or tag, whichever you decide to use it for. TFS

rosemarie calpin said...

A great two for one. . The chocolate bunny sample is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful design Anne and I love that you showed me how to make one of my own. This would look amazing decorating for the holidays!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great idea for and extra Christmas gift.

laura lok said...

Beautiful point seta But the little bird one is even cuter

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the pretty Christmas colors!

debbie said...

I enjoyed going through the steps you went through to make your tag. Will try your idea.

papierscrapetc said...

Très jolie carte...merci pour le partage.

Yvonne Dunlop said...

What a great idea! Love the tree die.

bello amanecer said...

woww very nice idea!! i love your tag!!

mimi said...

Thanks for the tutorial - Your tag is so fun.

Blanka said...

Fantastic projects!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a great idea to make these, and they aaaaaaalooks absolut gorgeous too, and I love how they can be used year after year afterwards too.

loulou said...

What a fantastic idea to create a tag which can be used as an ornament by the recipient. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration

Loster said...

Ann, your tags are very cute - I can see them being used on a tree as well. Thanks for sharing.

HelenM said...

beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Glad I found this on your blog this morning...somehow am being blocked from receiving Mem Box by my computer. Need to work on that. Great gift idea, too,
Anne.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous tags! Wow that first one is a work of art! Thanks for sharing all the how to steps.

shensen said...

Great tag. Tons of detail. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Craftybee said...

Lovely ideas, TFS!

Ruthie Lopez said...

beautiful tag!! love it!

Elizabeth Firkus said...

Beautiful tag. Such great ideas. Thanks

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful tags!