05 December 2011

Pocket Full Of Tags


Welcome to our second annual Amber Ink Holiday blog hop! This year our alumni are tapping in to their inner elves for some fun and frolic. We've made our list but you'll probably want to check it twice. Or check it thrice. We just don't know who'll be naughty or nice.

I adore the Elf on the Shelf tradition, and so do both of my kids.  My six year old looks forward to "Elfie" (great name, huh - she picked it when she was three!) coming all year and this year my 18 month old is obsessed with waving to him.  It is SO sweet.  When the fabby ladies at AMber Ink came out with these darling elves and said our blog hop this year would be elf themed, I was THRILLED!  Let's get to my project:


I decided to make a pocket full of gift tags.  I started with the Elf on the Shelf - Nocs image, and put him on the outside of my library pocket die cut from Creative Cuts and More.


The insert card has the Elf on the Shelf - My Regrets image.  I embossed both the pocket front and the insert card; the insert card I used the debossed side as the front for a little bit of fun. 


Both elves are colored with Copics and have Cottonball White Fun Flock (by Stampendous) on their collars, hats, and gloves. 


I tied twine around my insert card (and the gift tags as well) and will eventually add a plain cream card stock piece with a note to the recipient.  I'm just not sure who is going to get these sweet tags yet!  To mkae the tags below, I started with the gift tag image from the Perfect Package digi set.  I opened it in Photoshop and erased the present that comes on the tag, and then added the Elf with Nocs image to one tag (and saved it) and then added the My Regrets Elf to another one (and saved it).  Then I opened a blank file, and made a sheet with twelve tags on it.  I printed that, cut, and colored them.  Easy Peasy!  Take a look at my tags:


And now for the important details!
There are 23 commenting spots to be precise, and 23 prizes to help entice.  So see those badges down below? Roll the dice.  Let elf magic flow… 
Hop on Monday 
Hop on Tuesday 
Prizes on Wednesday 
One Grand Prize winner will receive an Elf of the Shelf gift set, 
so be sure to visit every single elfin spot. 
The final list will be sent to Santa, so remember… the only person you are really competing with is your elf.  Thanks for coming.  Now hop on!!!  (In non-elf speak....every stop along the hop is giving away one Elf on the Shelf digi image to a random commenter from their blog.  Each Torchbearer will be giving away the elf that they used on their project. Since I used two different ones, I will let my winner choose! Leave me a comment telling me which elf you'd like to win...your choices are Elf w/ Nocs or the My Regrets Elf...and then hop along to see what other elves you could score!)

Supplies: 
Stamps: Elf on the Shelf - Nocs, Elf on the Shelf - My Regrets (Amber Ink)
Card Stock: Kraft, Cream (Bazzill), White (Neenah)
Ink: printer
Coloring Medium: Copics (R27, R29, E37, E35, E33, E11, E00, E000, C00, C2, C5, C7, C9)
Accessories: Marachino and Pea Pod twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Library Pocket #02 die cut (Creative Cuts and More)

26 comments:

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

cute set of tags

wendyp said...

Wow!!! Taylor, these are amazing and adorable!

Michelle said...

Ohhhhh, these are awesome! Love the bright colors, and the embossing....beautiful!

Pam said...

TAYLOR! These are amazing. I was hoping you'd do tags! They have that magical Taylor touch. How perfect is that Nocs Elf sitting on that library die cut and the twine is perfect. You blow me away!

Karin said...

Super cute and would make an awesome gift!

Esther said...

You get an A for adorable!!!

TannyP said...

Holy moly! What a fantastic idea....and a perfect gift =) I'm sure the recipient will adore them. I can send you my address if you need a recipient ;) LOL
Gorgeous job as usual, Taylor!

Pam Hornschu said...

What a great gift idea! (Tags could even be used for bookmarks...but you knew that, didn't you?)

Debra Miller said...

This is a wonderful idea - well done!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a super cute project!! I love all the elves you used! Adorable!

Julie E said...

Taylor you have been one busy gal!!! Love these!!!! The pocket, the tags, all good!!!

Jingle said...

This is SO adorable!!! I love it!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Those tags are so stinking cute!!!! Love them!

melissac said...

And you were running behind?? This is an awesome project!! You are SO TALENTED!! Blessings and hugs!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh - what an absolutely fabulous creation! :)

Cheryl said...

This is such a cute idea! Your tags and the holder turned out adorable

Angela K said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing how you made the tags too!

Erika Owens said...

Now I saw the tags on Splitcoast and just had to join the blog hop! Great job!

Amberbop said...

wow. just. wow.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea. I love how the tags turned out. TFS.

Thanh Vo said...

Tags are ALWAYS needed, Taylor! Way to use all those new Amber elves. Go team Alumni, go!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

I bought some vintage knee hugger elves from a thrift store and let my three year old grandson pick which one would be the "magic" elf. He named him "Three" because that's how old he is! Anyway, I love your tags! They are adorable! Great job! ~ Barbara

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a great gift idea and so completely adorable, love them :)

Lindsey said...

What a sweet little gift idea! Your elves are perfectly coloured and flocked. :)

Create With Joy said...

Adorable!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Nice coloring of the elves. Love the pockets.