Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My first Crafting with Dragonflies DT project -- Christmas Tags

So, like many of us, I keep quite busy in the online crafting world: I'm a sponsor/DT coordinator, on 3 design teams, and volunteer twice a week at Paper Playful. However, I just couldn't pass up the invitation to join the Crafting with Dragonflies team. Hey, why the heck not?!
This is my first challenge as part of the DT. Our theme for this fortnight (I know that not a word we Americans use, but this is an Australian-based challenge & I really like the word!) is Christmas Tags. So, no cards, tags only!

I used Santa in Chimney by QKR Stampede to make tags for some little presents for our nieces and nephews. We visited them last month, and my Mom had bought them all sweet little ornaments, so I cut the boxes with my Silhouette (using a design by Lori Whitlock) and added the paper-pieced tags.

I pieced the image in three pieces: the base, which includes the chimney; his body and coat (which I digitally paper-pieced with a textured-red digi paper); and his bag, which was cut from a shiny green paper. I heat-embossed the names (I have a tutorial here). I used white flocking and Polar White FlowerSoft for Santa's beard and trim.

Here is a sample of the lovely ornaments Mom sent:

All Crafts Challenge: Anything but a Card
Anonymous Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes (optional theme: Deck the Halls)
MarkerPOP Challenge: Happy Holidays + Copics
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge: Homemade Gifts
My Craft Creations: Always Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics: Christmas Gift

Many thanks to the Crafting with Dragonflies team for welcoming me into the fold. Hope you all will join us for this challenge! Thank you for visiting,


  1. Simply stunning little tags that are perfect for those little gift bags your nieces and nephews will love. Fabulous idea.
    PS So glad you decided to join our band of dragonflies.Ina

  2. Lovely little boxes with great tags. I like the snowy effekt on hair and beard.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stampers.
    xxx Michelle(DT)

  3. CG, your tags are absolutely beautiful! Wonderful eye fro detail! Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Rustics this fortnight. Merry Christmas!

  4. What cute little gift bags! I love that santas beard and trim on his suit are really fluffy. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  5. Such cute gift bags, thanks so much for joining us for our monthly challenge at Miriam's Crafting Supplies!

  6. Love the little tags CG and such cute gifts your Mum chose. Glad you have joined us at the Dragonflies.
    Hugs Wynn xx

  7. Beautiful creation you have made :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Crafty my life", I hope to see you again and good luck :-))
    I wish you Happy New 2014 and very creative .-)
    Hugs, Andreja


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