Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chic Tags | Favorite Products

Hi everyone, Diane here, sharing one of my go-to quick products for pulling together layouts and cards...pocket cards! Not only are they great for pocket scrapbooking, but they can speed up the process of traditional layout and card making too.

Today I'm sharing two cards using pocket cards from the Christmas Cheer exclusive kit.

 For this card I used the exclusive die cuts, acrylic stars and a pocket card. I love the traditional colors and the stars are amazing. One of my favorite products of the year!

 On this card I used the snowflake pocket card, layered over vellum and a pretty off white background. I simply added some rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes to dress it up.
When you are in need of a quick and easy card, don't overlook your stash of pocket cards...they are perfect for pulling together and fabulous card in a hurry!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chic Tags Sequined Christmas Tree DIY Framed Gift

Hello everyone! Happy December! I today finds you in a happy or at least peaceful holiday spirit.
I am back to share with you a little DIY project I shared here on the blog back earlier this fall. But since many of you don't get to creating for the holidays until closer to the holidays (I totally get that!) I thought I'd share it with those of you who may have missed it the first go around.

The project centers around the awesome Chic Tags wood veneer sequins. I used spray mist to color them and glued them down to some scrap card stock and then trimmed around the perimeter of the tree.

For more details and explanations on Chic Tags products used, click here.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Chic Tags Twelve Days of Christmas Cheer | Day #12

Hello and welcome to Day #12 of Chic Tags Twelve Days of Christmas! It's Mary Ann here with a layout I created using the Christmas Cheer Exclusive Kit and a few pieces of past kits too.

My cute little snowman from a recent shopping trip has sort of an "outdoorsy" look to him. I went with a monochromatic natural wood color scheme, along with bright Christmas red accents for my layout.
The wood veneer pieces go perfectly with the wood slice 3x4 card and flair button (both from the Halloween kit), and really make the red pop! I layered on the sweet snowman and my wish list die cuts, then added the red wood veneer stars. I just love those stars!!!

Well, we're just days away from Christmas. Is your to-do list getting smaller or larger as the days go by? Are you finding time to do any paper crafting??

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tags + Cards full of Christmas CHEER!

Hello, there friends!  It's Jennie and I'm super excited to share with you a little bit more fun using our exclusive Christmas Cheer kit!  

I knew I needed something awesome, something with flair!  I wanted to create a couple of cards for friends and a tag for some baked goods.  Nothing more festive and certainly nothing cuter than the Christmas Cheer kit!

First up, a card!  Perfect for anyone, really.  Very festive, fun and super simple to put together.

Say you need something with a little more pizazz -- something for your mother-in-law or maybe your boss!

Adding tags, acrylic pieces and wood veneer dresses up a card!

Last, but certainly not least for this kit is a tag!  I knew that my homemade pumpkin bread I give out every year needed a little bit of decorating.  A simple ribbon wasn't going to cut it.  The Christmas Cheer kit saves the day!

If you must know, I think that sweet little gingerbread girl steals the show!  (I used one of the 3x4 cards from the kit for the background of the tag.  Just trim it down and you've got some brilliant patterned paper!)

I hope you can see how easy and fun it can be to dress us your holidays with something handmade!  Stop by the store and check out all of the items, including the Christmas Cheer kit

Sunday, December 14, 2014

12 Days of Crafty Cheer | Day #10

Hello everyone and a happy third advent to everyone!
It's Janine here again, sharing another layout using the

I love both collections and I thought I'd record the start to finish process of this layout for you. 
So no more words, here is the video:

Here are some of the products I used to create this layout:

Christmas Exclusive Kit

I hope you enjoy watching my process and have a wonderful Sunday! 
Don't forget to stop by tommorow for another Day of Crafty Cheer here at Chic Tags! :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chic Tags 12 Days of Crafty Cheer | Day #9

Hello and welcome to Day #9 of Chic Tags Twelve Days of Christmas! 
It's Janine here to share a layout I created using the Christmas Cheer Exclusive Kit

When this kit arrived here I couldn't stop but start 'yaying' loud!
It is so beautiful! I love that it has all the traditional colors, but with a modern twist. :)

What jumped first into my eyes has been the 'Naughty/Nice' card, I adore it. It is so cheeky, so fun, so happy and though it is modern it shouts out Christmas too. I knew I had to create a layout with it! For this layout I decided to emboss tiny triangles on the white cardstock that I wanted to use as a base.

On this photo you can see my son (again, I know) making one of his cheeky faces he used to make so so often. They're still there, but now that he is 12 it gets less each day. But when I saw that card I immediately thought of his faces.

 I love all the wood veneers, die cuts and flairs that come with that exclusive kit. I had to stop myself overdoing it, because I just wanted to use all the cute embellishments on one layout.

 I love those red acrylic stars, aren't they perfect?

I cut the title out of a glassine bag, where part of the embellishments have been sent, stitched over it with my sewing machine, but without the thread. I thought that would look quite interesting.

Thanks so much for looking and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Day #10!
Have a wonderful day! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day #8 Twelve Days of Christmas | DIY Gift and Tag

Hello everyone! Stopping in for a quick breather from Christmas Cheer making and everyday living to share a relatively quick and easy DIY gift and tag with all of you. This item would make a fun gift for a neighbor, co-worker, teacher, etc.

I purchased the jar below at Wal-Mart and filled it with the dry ingredients of a favorite gingerbread type recipe that I love to make around this time of year. (Mr. Food's Nice Spice Cookies). On the "baking with love" card I typed up the other (wet) ingredients needed to complete the recipe as well as the recipe itself. A little stitching here and there and the addition of that adorable cork gingerbread man over the printed image on the card/tag adds a little extra special touch! The chevron green circle (top of jar) was a scrap left over from the snowman card I posted here on the Chic Tags' blog (Day#1). Also, I  raised the adorable little gingerbread girl with some foam adhesive for added dimension to the top of the lid decor. The baker's twine was stitched through the openings in the doily with a large eye needle and tied off into a bow.

Materials needed:
 medium sized glass hinged jar
dry ingredients to add into jar
2 1/4 inch red cardstock (punched/use a circle cutter)
foam adhesive
roller adhesive
baker's twine ~8 inches
favorite coordinating ribbon ~8-10 inches
~ 3 inch doily (on hand) 
2 inch patterned paper (I used scrap from my Christmas Cheer kit - green chevron 3x4 card)

sewing machine
large eyed needle
Big Bite/hole punch
 2 inch circle punch 
2 1/4 inch circle punch/circle cutting system
vintage typewriter

Hope all of you take time out today to breathe in a deep breath of gratitude and breathe out a big breath of peace! 
Happy holidays and happy "Christmas Cheer" crafting!