Thursday, December 13, 2012

and *THIS* is my favorite...

...of the "12 tags of christmas with a feminine twist" tags i've made so far, for the rather awesome challenge on the classroom blog. this one's based on claudine helmuth's fab and funky example from day 2, with which i am utterly enamoured!

(patterned paper: love elsie, ki, sei + a scrap of vintage sheet music; rub-ons: love elsie (i deployed a few of them on a bit of clear acrylic packaging, so i could pop them on foam tape for dimension, but still see through them to the goodies behind!); "merry" tag: my mind's eye (with the "so" added in k and co alphabet rubs); ribbons: michaels + vintage white trim; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

my tag is not a patch on claudine helmuth's, obviously, but again, when one considers that i didn't have ANYTHING she used (how is that even possible??!?!?!) i think i did ok improvising. i've got quite a bit of my belovedly hoarded "love elsie" xmas goodness here, and well, i mean, it's PINK... with cute little cartoon trees... and that sweet car!!!

speaking of christmas trees, this week's challenge (#124) at papercraft star is to include at least one on your card; clearly mine do not look ANYTHING like the elegant one in the inspo pic, but that's ok, you can use ANY christmas tree!!! 

i might have to have another shot at this challenge, though, because i've seen what my lovely friend ros-- a papercraft star DT member-- made for this. holy WOW! you really have to go and see it for yourself!!! ♥

even if you don't have time to make a tag (though i predict you'll be unable to resist once you see all the amazing designer examples!!!) you can still grab a chance at some pretty yummy $25 giftcards to the ellen hutson store just by leaving a comment at each day's post, so do check out the 12 tags of christmas with a feminine twist!


  1. very nice! love the dimension on this card.
    Sandra ltb

  2. I love this tag!! So much fun.

  3. LOVE THIS!!! Those colors are really a break from the traditional colors of Christmas! So pretty.

  4. What a fun and festive tag, Lauren, I love your trees in those colors! Happy Holidays and thanks for playing with us at the Papercraft Star this week.

  5. OK, Amy's comment made me giggle :) Plus I echo it. So freaking adorable...that little CAR! Oh em gee.

  6. Miss Lauren you make me blush! Gorgeous tag and so cute with those trees and a little car too! ... Loving the colours ... Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

  7. Super cute! Wow! Love everything about this and so detailed!!!!!!

  8. This tag is sooooo fun! I absolutely love it!

  9. I was going to come here and whine about the shortage of vintage holiday cards because SOMEONE in NJ is hoarding them, but then I saw this and WOWZA. Totally my favorite! LOVE IT!


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