Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Friday!  I have 2 Christmas Tags and 1 Christmas card to share today!   I have been enjoying family, friends, and lots of food over the past few days!   My family and I are so Very Blessed and Very Thankful!   We have more festivities scheduled for today and tomorrow, so I wanted to pop in and get my latest creations posted.  

I am playing along with this week' s  The Card Concept.      The challenge is to make a tag based on the inspiration picture.  I thought it would be fun to create sweater tags this year!  With all the "ugly sweater" parties this time of year, I thought a sweater tag would be fun!  I must face facts, though.  I can only hope people who receive my Christmas cards keep them forever....but I am pretty sure a gift tag is going to get trashed!  Boohoo!   I personally think these sweater tags are absolutely adorable....not "ugly sweater" at all!

These were so quick and easy that I made two in no time at all!   I am using all MFT Stamps products unless otherwise stated.  The first tag uses MFT black licorice card stock.  I stamped the sweater with MFT Sweater Knit background using versa mark.  It is very subtle but shows in real life...not so much in the pictures.  The I die cut the Christmas Cuteness snowman and stamp with the coordinating Christmas Cuteness image using MFT hybrid black licorice ink.  I colored with copics and popped it up on some Jody Boosters(stash) for some dimension.  I used the cropodile to punch holes in the top left of the sweater.  I added ribbon ties with some red and white twine(stash).   

For the second sweater,  I used used Red Hot card stock.  I stamped the stitched pattern from Nordic Knits stamp set across the front using MFT Red Hot premium die ink pad.   I die cut the adorable dear from Christmas Cuteness dienamics.  I stamped the coordinating image from Christmas Cuteness stamp set.   I colored with copics and popped it up on some Jody Boosters(stash) for some dimension.    I love how these both turned out!  I definitely want to make more of these!   I am playing along with Simon's Work It Wednesday Holiday Themed Challenge.

 In keeping with the sweater theme, I am moving along to my Christmas card which also showcases two sweaters! 

Have a Cozy Christmas!

MFT_WSC_204I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown.   I just love these colors together and the sketch is always fun!

For my card I am using MFT kraft, electric red, berrylicious, and smooth white card stocks.  I die cut the red panel using MFT Blueprints 13.  I stamped the sentiment from MFT Cozy Greetings with MFT Pigment Sweet Tooth ink pad.  I heat embossed with white embossing powder(stash).  I die cut the white horizontal strip with MFT stitched scallop (medium sized one).  I did this at the top and the bottom.  I added a kraft stitched strip from MFT Blueprints 1 to the center.  

For some added detailing I die cut this panel using the stitched die from MFT Blueprints 20.  I die cut the stitch strip in electric red and berrylicious as well so I could add in the different colored stitches.  Love this look! I  softly sponged the edges for a warmer feel.  I die cut the berrylicious focal panel using MFT rounded stitched rectangles stax.  Love these!  I softly sponged the edges.  I die cut two of the smaller sweaters using MFT Comfy Sweaters.  I stamped both sweaters  using MFT Nordic Knits stamp set.  I used MFT Natural Premium ink on the kraft and MFT Premium electric red on the electric red sweater.  I die cut the center of the sweater image using MFT Blueprints 20.  I really love how this card turned out! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Your tags are adorable!!! I certainly wouldn't throw them out :-)
    Very cute card too, love that color combo!

  2. Betty those little sweater tags are adorable! I love your card too - the inlaid cross stitch detail is very effective. Your sweaters are most definitely not ugly though!

  3. I adore your two sweater tags, Betty, and the card is AMAZING! The inlaid die cut stitching is FABULOUS!!!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! These are just too darn cute and so much fun. What a fun and clever idea Betty....I love your sweater card too, so pretty and I would love to have a sweater just like it. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  5. The sweater tags are adorable and perfect for the themed parties and such. I love your card too.

  6. your tags are super cute, I didn't order the sweaters, but I did get the mittens, I just might have to make tags with them

  7. What a brilliant idea for tags Betty, love them! And your card too, swoon!!

  8. Oh my goodness your sweater tags are just too cute and I love the card too! It appears we have the same taste in stamps.. I used the same set for my tag, and I'm (not so) patiently waiting for the Blueprints 20 to come back in stock! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  9. The tags are super cute!! What a great idea!

  10. Totally adorable tags and love the card using the sweater die too.

  11. Lovin' those tags! And the card is fabulous!! FUN! Thxs for playing along at CTD!!

  12. Super Sweater shaped tags!
    Thanks for joining in on the fun at The Card Concept!

  13. Brilliant idea making sweater tags!! Love them! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  14. WOW! WOW! WOW! Your tags and cards are ABSOLUTELY AD0REABLE! Your attention to detail is incredible...the wee inlaid cross-stitching, your beautifully colored and shaded snowperson and deer, the rich deep colors, the perfectly stamped sentiment (definitely will be checking out this white ink!) and perfectly balanced designs! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Card Concept Challenge!

    PS...I'm signing up to follow your blog the second after I post my comment! Love your work :)

  15. OMG the sweater tags are the cutest. I think they should be hung on the tree like an ornament. MFT is one of my favorite companies but I did not buy any of this cute stuff - maybe next time. Great job!


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