Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simon Says.......Tag It!


It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Our theme this week is Tag It! and the design team are all using Tim Holtz products! I fell in love with these Woodlands tree dies the moment I saw them, and they did not disappoint!

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supplies: white, dark green, red, and white glitter cardstock, Die-Namics Stitched Tag die, Sizzix/Tim Holtz Woodlands tree dies, evergreen bough and iced spruce distress inks, Perfect Pearls, Simon's Falling Snow stencil, Signo white gel pen, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Occasions stickers, Impression Obsession cardinals dies, white seam binding

I die-cut each tree from both white and dark green cardstock, and then layered the white over the green, off-setting them just a bit to allow the green to show through a bit.  My tag background was sponged with distress inks and then spritzed with Perfect Pearl water to give it some shimmer.  I used a white gel pen and the snow stencil for lots of flakes, and added a glimmery snowbank at the bottom to hold my sentiment.  I must add that those red birds were not part of the original plan, but when I was finished and photographed my tag, I felt that something was missing.....sure enough, adding these tiny pops of red made all the difference!

For my second tag, I used a pretty Holiday stencil and another of the stickers from the same book:

SSS Dec9

supplies: cream cardstock for tag, 2 DieNamics Stitched Tags dies, Tim Holtz Festive stencil, festive berries, evergreen bough, pine needles, and vintage photo distress inks, applied with Fantastix blending tool, Hero Arts Music Background cling stamp, another sentiment from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Occasions sticker, wired organza red ribbon

I stencilled my big tag first, (those Fantastix worked really well getting the different colors into the small areas), then overstamped my music background.  On the smaller tag, I just edged it with more festive berries, and then added my sticker sentiment.  Here's a closer look at it:

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Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see what you make!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!


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Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!


  1. Beautiful tags Lin :-) I love the trees and the background on the first one and the 2nd one is awesome too, I love the vintage look of that one :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Stunning tags Lin - love how festive they are.
    Caryn xxx

  3. Love that tree die too, Lin. Beautiful tags!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!! Hugs.

  4. Both fabulous tags Lin, I love the colours with the falling snow and a stunning tree with cute birds. jr second is such a pretty with the stencil background!!

    Heather xx

  5. hi Lin! I adore your tags, they are so pretty, the white trees are stunning...sweet! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  6. Lin these are gorgeous, and like you I love that tree die - just wodh the wallet was bottomless!

  7. Beautiful tags, Lin! I love the first one. The background colour and the white glitter is so beautiful with the trees.
    Gayatri xx

  8. Hi Lin, your tags are wonderful. I love the first one. Great winter scene. Have a wonderful day! Hugs Jenna

  9. Beautiful tags, Lin! The first one is totally gorgeous! That layered trees with tiny red birds are absolutely lovely!

  10. I just came across your blog from the Simon Says blog. Your tags are wonderful!

  11. Just love this all is calm tag, gorgeous!!

  12. Gorgeous tags Lin! I love how you layered the trees and the bits of shine.

  13. I love both of these tags. Beautiful!


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