Sunday, November 30, 2014

Merry Christmas Tags...

...Instead of cards
 
I've had the idea to send out a select few Christmas greeting "tags" instead of "cards" this year.  These are styled traditionally for my recipients. 

 
I used 3-D stickers, punched shapes, and wooden birds.
 
This flying geese tree was made from the corners I cut from the tops of the tags.
 
 
 
 
 
This one I found on Pinterest here
 
 
The backs.  
 

The fun will be that they can be hung on the tree, a cupboard knob, chair finial, other decorative hook...  Saved as a decoration is so better than tucking cards into a drawer (never to be seen again).


And finally, of course, one for me in a style I currently enjoy. 


Merry and bright to all.


xxx
Annie

24 comments:

Carol said...

They are all beautiful and will certainly be treasured by the recipients! I love the idea of a tag for a card!

sheila 77 said...

I'm almost speechless. Best tags ever. Squeal!!!
The backgrounds are so beautifully complex and then all the images added make for such outstanding arty tags. The background is brilliant too. These must have been great fun to make.
Of course I have to choose a favourite and it is ..... drum roll ..... the second with the gorgeous tree and the cheeky little bird with his green scarf.
Great idea to make these to hang all over at Christmas, and after too.

Inky and Quirky said...

Flaming hell Annie these are by FAR the best Christmas tags EVER made!!! Oh my they are so delicious I just want to eat them up...well okay maybe not that but I would put them all in pride of place in the house.

Wonderful stuff,I know you are one super talented crafty lady but WOW,you have blown everyone away with these beauties :))))

Extra big hugs
Donna xxx

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Annie those are all so darn cute!!! I like that penguin and snowman the best, but my sister would love the nutcracker because she has collected nutcrackers for a few years. I am sure those would brighten up any tree or package or even strung as bunting would be very festive. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

sheila 77 said...

Third line should have said "The backs are brilliant too".
Typingless as well as speechless.

Judy1522 said...

Your tags are fantastic! What a great idea instead of traditional cards. You are so amazingly creative and talented.

Mary said...

Your tags are wonderful. Great idea to use them as cards.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Annie, Look at how fun and festive those are! You never cease to amaze me!

carol said...

Like I've been saying all year……YOU ARE TOO DARNED CLEVER……AND TALENTED TOO!!! What a cute and marvelous idea!! And so creative and fun! Why didn't I think of it???? Duh! I think hanging on a tree would be marvelous! (Hint-hint!!)

Marei said...

What a wonderful idea! Much better than cards, and your design work/execution is perfect as always. Wishing you a wonderful, happy Christmas, Annie.

beachiesews said...

well now, I just love those! You have the best brain!

Lesley said...

Annie, your gift tags are so precious! Each one is so unique and creative...a perfect way to send greetings!

Ruth said...

Oh Annie, What a great idea and they turned out to be really wonderful. You are amazing.

Createology said...

Terrific Tags Annie. You have managed to create just what I had in mind last December for this December and yet never got done! Love how you made each one unique and how you used even the little corners for a tree. Uber Clever Dear. Sharing Joy and Jingles...

Patti said...

Gorgeous! I love this idea! Plus it's so much more personal than a card!

Judys Fabrications said...

Love those tags.Great colours too.

Sandy said...

All of your tags are fantastic Annie! Santa will always be in style as we all secretly hope he will stop at our house this year. I mean like really!
Sandy xx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What lovely holiday tags ~ each one more charming than the next!

West Michigan Quilter said...

These are adorable. Some lucky person will treasure his/her tag for years to come. You are so talented. I love how you have placed the words on the tags and that each tag is unique. thanks for the Pinterest link. Gotta go there!

Renee said...

Wonderful tags, the backs are really impressive too!

LynneP said...

Great idea and wonderfully executed! These are awesome tags!!! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

So detailed! I love each one :)

SewCalGal said...

Lovely tags and great ideas for various ways to use them. I'm sure whomever receives these will treasure them. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. #CreativeGoodness.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

waggonswest said...

Stunning!