Monday, 29 August 2011

Kraft + Red + Green = Christmas!

Something about kraft card and paper that just sings out Christmas to me, Especially when teamed with traditional reds and greens.  I always want to go back to the traditional colours when it comes to Christmas crafting.  Recently I have pushed myself to try different styles and colours for Christmas, but still I always return to this.

Ok I am sure you are bored of all my tags now so I apologize as I have more to share today. I made these 3 this morning while the rest of my family where still asleep, I was quite content to sit and ink up these stamps in the peace and quiet. I love this set so much, I know Claire will bring out a fabulous new Christmas range soon and of course I shall want them all (who wouldn't?) but there are so many different uses for this particular set - especially tags!!! Have I told you I like making tags? LOL!

These were made for the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge this week, well I think I can just about get away with it as I did use a rather loose interpretation of the sketch. All of my favourite things on these - Christmas papers, kraft, buttons, seam binding, twine and of course those fabulous stamps.

Also made these with Jules Crafty Snippets challenge in mind, plenty of snippets here, all the papers and most of the kraft and seam binding are all from the scraps box. I have a separate box for Christmas snippets. I will put these away ready for gift wrapping, I have lots more to make though so I can't promise you that I am finished sharing my tags yet..

Stamps - Around Christmas Time set - Waltzing mouse
Seam binding and button twine - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x


  1. Hi Sarah,
    I absolutely agree; Kraft, red and green are definitely Christmas. Every year I say I'm going to stamp on brown parcel paper, make my own tags and wrap raffia or red gingham ribbon around my gifts for a more traditional look. Then I dash round Next and buy a triple pack of paper, lol!! Your tags are beautiful and have inspired me (again!) xx

  2. Oh my those tags are just the coziest, quaintest things! I love your krafty color schemes and the gorgeous pairing of images and patterns. Triple WOW!

  3. These are just gorgeous.
    Beryl x

  4. These are fantastic. Love the homespun feel that the kraft paper gives your tags. Great elements like the buttons and bows. Fabulous job!

  5. Fabulous use of snippets and such beautiful tags. I think you may have inspired me lol.
    Lynne xxx

  6. Fabulous tags, Sarah! I love kraft card for tags, especially Christmas ones. These three beauties look so special! x

  7. Oh Sarah

    These are fantastic .. .. I love them .. .. especially the one with the heart (of course LOL!!).

    Loving all the stitching, your gorgeous ribbons and scrummy snippets.

    Thank you for keeping me company again this week with your fabby makes.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Hello Sarah

    Oh my gosh your tags are just beautiful, and all from Snippets. I couldn't choose one as they are all beautiful.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a kind comment.


  9. Sarah these are beautiful! I love your interpretation of the sketch! These tags are just stunning and will be perfect for presents! Thanks for playing along with this week's WMSC!

  10. Oh yes Sarah, that's exactly what I am after, thanks for directing me. I am off to see if I can spend some money - what a tough call.

    Lovely creations BTW.

    B x

  11. Lovely gift tags!! Thanks for joining us at WMSC

  12. Absolutely charming!! Love the warm colors and your fabulous take on the sketch!!

  13. These are fantastic. The kraft paper gives them that homespun feel. Love the buttons and bows, the stitching and of course those wonderful stamps.
    Blessings Bernie

  14. ooh love these, great use of snippets x

  15. Great tags and they sum up Christmas perfectly! Oh, and of course you used some snippets - my mountain isn't decreasing here - despite all efforts! Di xx

  16. Are you JOKING? How could anyone get bored of these brilliant tags? They are superb.

    Hugs, Sandra

  17. Your tags are brilliant Sarah and a great way to use up all those snippets. Carol x