Every Good Gift

Hi there blog friends.  I have to admit that holiday preparations already have the best of me. By this point in the year I’ve normally made at least a handful of Christmas cards and tags, but it’s already a catch up race for me.  No worries, it’s never too late right (as I think of the people who make holiday cards year round).  Today I’m sharing a tag, it’s always a nice and unique finish to a gift and it doesn’t always follow the same constructs as making a card; anything goes.  So I pulled out some trinkets, lace, ribbon and such and got to work.

I cut a tag from a rectangular piece of paper 3-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ and lopped off the top left and right edges; it is stamped with an Our Daily Bread Designs background called Christmas Tree Carol.  Simple enough.  I skirted the tag with a border Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Accents, then layered with another skirting of  lace and velvet ribbon (yum).   After gathering a tuft of tulle I glued it along with a seam binding bow to the tag and topped it with a pearl pin laced with three ribbon flowers that came connected as a trim.  Using  Spellbinders™ Decorative Labels Eight, I stamped the small packages and sentiment from an Our Daily Bread Designs set called Perfect Gift and tucked it in behind the lace.  I really mauled the hole I created at the top of the tag so I covered it with a dainty element from Spellbinders™ Venetian Accents

One down – many, many more to go, lol!

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs –  Christmas Tree Carol Perfect Gift
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Cream, Bazzill
Ink: Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Accents , Spellbinders™ Venetian Accents Spellbinders™ Decorative Labels Eightseam binding,  Recollections Pearls, Spare Parts Glitter/Pearl Brad, tulle, velvet ribbon

Hoping you are enjoying the wonderful changes in weather and getting ready for the sweet season to come.

  • Dottie DavisOctober 12, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Whoo Hoo, I get to make the first comment! Well, that’s so easy because this little creation is so charming. Becca, whether you know it or not with your comments such as on messing up the hole, really help us to see our mistakes and get realllly creative and sometimes, often times, have an outcome that is splendid! This is a darling little tag which someone will really cherish for the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HOctober 12, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Beautiful. I love that sometimes you make a mistake too, and enjoyed reading your recovery. Never woulda known if you had not told on yourself! Have a wonderful wkend, and thanks for sharing your always lovely creation.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn B.October 12, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    This is gorgeous, almost a gift in itself. Love the tuft of tulle and the flowers. TFSReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderOctober 12, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    What a stunning tag. Love the tulle and those flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaOctober 12, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    Very beautiful, Becca! The stick pins add the perfect touch. I have been collecting beautiful pins and creating them, for a while, but have not used them in my crafts. It’s time to use them. You are an inspiration! ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • Lori mOctober 12, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Very pretty tag! Hugs, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Pattie JnsOctober 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

    WOW! this would be a keeper , not thrown away with the wrapping paper. Just gorgeous……have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    WOW!!!!!!! THIS is FABULOUS Becca!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! :) VINTAGE GOODNESS!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthOctober 12, 2012 - 5:51 pm

    That is smashing. The tag in its self is a pressie what it is attached to is a bonus. I really can’t see anyone throwing that tag away . Brill job xReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsOctober 12, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    Too much work darlin’. Very nice but I’m not that ambitous. Got 4 new dies today. So I need to get busy myself. Hugs.

  • Diann SandersonOctober 12, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    Becca, you always make my day. Beautiful!!!
    May I ask… have you stopped making videos?ReplyCancel

  • LageneOctober 12, 2012 - 6:46 pm

    WOW! This is such a gorgeous & elegant tag!ReplyCancel

  • CoraOctober 12, 2012 - 7:03 pm

    I am so glad I found your blog and have been going back and ooogling over all your beautiful work. This tag is just gorgeous! It would make such a beautiful ornament on a tree and I’d have a really hard time parting with it, for sure.

    A few posts back, you mentioned using wax paper when cutting. Can you elaborate on that: Do you put the wax paper on the die first, then the cardstock, or the cardstock first, then the wax paper. Thanks!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtOctober 12, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Beautiful tag- wow- love the lace and tulle and pins and ribbon……so fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

  • CassandraOctober 12, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    New reader here, everything you make is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtOctober 12, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    Your tag is beautiful. It is a gift in itself. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Marilyn in E-TownOctober 12, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    That is gorgeous!!! I love what you have done, what an inspiration. Keep on posting Christmas items, as I need to get a move on and get some made, keep inspiring me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • taniaOctober 12, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    gorgeous tag! and I love the little crown its sitting on. Is that made from cardstock or is it really pewter :PReplyCancel

  • BettyOctober 12, 2012 - 10:46 pm

    Such a gorgeous tag! The recipient will HAVE to save it!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaOctober 12, 2012 - 11:18 pm

    wow Becca, this tag is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaOctober 12, 2012 - 11:49 pm

    Oh, Becca, that is just lovely! What a charming tag you have made!! That will be a beautiful addition to a gift, in fact it could be considered an additional gift! It is just so pretty. So glad you also occasionally “maul” something on your art….but you have the creativity to fix it! Good goin’, Girl!!ReplyCancel

  • lilavatiOctober 13, 2012 - 2:15 am

    so beautiful…ReplyCancel

  • GerryOctober 13, 2012 - 2:56 am

    With such a gorgeous tag, who needs a gift! This is a piece of art. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LisaOctober 13, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    This is beautiful Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • FayeOctober 13, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    Beautiful tag. You do such gorgeous work. I love stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs, however the scripture reference on this sentiment stamp is incorrect. It should be James 1:17 not John 1:17ReplyCancel

  • VivaceOctober 13, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    I love the flowers on this one! So, so pretty. Great job, again, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraOctober 14, 2012 - 11:07 am

    I have a question, Becca. Regarding the stick pins and flowers: is the floral ensemble removeable from your cards and this tag, so that it could be worn as a corsage? They are so beautiful all by themselves that I’d love to be able to do that.ReplyCancel

  • SusanOctober 14, 2012 - 11:16 pm

    What a gorgeous tag Becca. I love that venetian element over the hole — sometimes fixing “mistakes” leads to even better things!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaOctober 15, 2012 - 3:54 am

    I think tags are so much fun to make. I love all the layering of elements found in this dainty beauty. I especially love the roses and tulle.ReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionOctober 15, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Your tag is so so pretty Becca. It is like sweet confectionary. Beautifully put together. Nicola xReplyCancel

  • KelleyOctober 17, 2012 - 12:19 am

    Your tag is drop dead gorgeous!! Loving all the details to it!ReplyCancel

  • KellyOctober 18, 2012 - 7:28 am

    Beautiful as always. What a lovely addition to a gift this will be. Definitely a tag I would save!!! :) good luck getting all of your Christmas tags or cards completed. I haven’t started mine yet either – kinds getting nervous about that myself.ReplyCancel

  • Sue NelsonOctober 29, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    You have been missed … hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • LindaOctober 29, 2012 - 3:10 pm


    Your cards and tags are so gorgeous. I love seeing what you have created. I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. Looking forward to many more posts from you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel