Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hero Arts Christmas Tags

Have I ever mentioned how much I just adore the Hero Arts Flickr group?? I have met such amazing women in this group and their talent always blows me away. I never expect to win any of these challenges, because I just cannot top the skills these ladies have, but it's fun to play along anyway...

The November challenge with Hero Arts includes making holiday gift tags, and also make something filled with bling (I can handle that one!). Yesterday I got my exclusive not-sold-in-stores Hero Arts stamp set (SD405) that I won from and I used it immediately for the gift tags!

what I won from simonsaystamp :)
All of these tags use that big ticket looking stamp, and various combinations of the Christmas phrases included on here.

"Merriest Wishes" winter themed tag. I distressed the steel blue paper with white ink, and stamped the phrase in blue. I added lots of blue rhinestones, and many of the dots also have silver or blue Stickles, a blue brad and lots of shiny ribbon!

I am not a 'traditional' Christmas decor kinda girl, but I looove how these tags came out! I went totally out of my comfort zone and I am pleased with the results. Striped paper is Me and My Big Ideas (found it at TJ Maxx for $3!). I distressed the white cardstock with basic red ink on the top one, and Tim Holtz tea dye on the bottom. I used my Artist Loft markers (cheapo Michaels brand) to color the phrases in alternating red and green. Add some twine, add a button, done-zo. easy peasey!

Have you started Christmas cards yet?? It's coming up sooner than you think! ;)

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Wow, you sure put the new toys in to BEAUTIFUL use! LOVE your tags, Rachel!! Keep them coming!

  2. These are great! Perfect for any gift for the season. I have some holiday stuff ready to print, but for lack of power and other reasons, haven't gotten to them yet!!

  3. I love using new goodies and these stamps you won are great!! These tags are so cute - love the distressing and colors and twine!!

  4. Love all of your festive tags, Rachel!

  5. I love these tags!! Did you use a paper punch to make they actual tag?

  6. These are lovely!! And I have Christmas cards in my're's coming quick!!