Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mini Marvels @ A Vintage Journey

It's that time again, yes, a new challenge at A Vintage Journey where we are sharing Mini Marvels.
We were asked to make something that is no more than 4" tall so I made some gift tags for my Holiday giving.

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These mini gift tags are not too hard to put together, both of them were started using the Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tags.

For the tag on the left - I began with a scrap of printed scrapbook paper.  After cutting out the tag a stencil was placed over the top and then a layer of translucent embossing paste was added.  When paste was completely dry, Candied Apple Oxide Ink was added over the entire tag.  Extra ink was added around the edge.  A 1/4" strip of white cardstock was cut and glittered for the candle.  The Holiday Words Script was used for the Noel and then greenery and flame were added using the Festive Glow die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Tattered Poinsettia was used for the second tag.  Cutting two red and one green, emboss all three with the Poinsettia Embossing Folder and then shape.  
Once again I used a scrap for the tag, it had been colored with Oxide Inks and edged with Candied Apple.  Add a brad through the center of all three poinsettias and attach to tag. I used a little Nuvo Drops to cover the brad.

Finish both tags off with a little ribbon and you are ready.

These tags are fun and easy and a reason to use your scraps of paper that you have been saving.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Vintage Journey Blog to see what the talented Creative Guides have made to share with you.

Have a Creative Day,


  1. Fabulous Christmas designs for your tags Sandy, they are beautifully made with wonderful traditional elements. xxx

  2. Gorgeous tags Sandy, they just look lovely! That poinsettia is so eyecatching!

  3. These are lovely! Sandy , ideal for adding a personal touch to those christmas gifts . x

  4. Oh, these will brighten up any parcel. I always wrap using brown parcel paper and then jazz it up with some decoration - these pops of warm colour would look great along with some red and gold ribbon! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alison x

  5. what lovely little tags to decorate your packages Sandy! Each one is like a little added gift! Julia xx

  6. Fabulous mini tags, love the red accents. The poinsettia is gorgeous. Tracy x

  7. These tags are an absolute delight Sandy, I just love poinsettias and yours is gorgeous - and the candy strip ribbon is such a lovely finishing touch. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Gorgeous mini tags Sandy which will be wonderful on your Christmas parcels. The poinsettias are wonderful. Jennie x

  9. Ah these are perfect Sandy! Love the dinky size and will look fab on your gifts xx

  10. Beautiful tags! I love how you used the translucent embossing paste with the stencil, it looks like the candle flame is reflecting on the surface - amazing 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊

  11. Sandy, what a fabulous idea, and these tags are beautifully finished with the poinsettia and candle! I love the special details you've added, especially the glittery candlestick and the embossing in the background on the same tag. It really shows off the 'glow' of the flame. And your poinsettia looks so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs!

  12. What a fabulous idea to use the opportunity of AVJ's Mini Marvel challenge to get started on your Christmas tags Sandy! Love the shine from the stenciled transparent paste and the poinsettia tag is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo


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