Dec 06

Crafty Chicks Sparkling Season Blog Hop


Another year is coming to its end and the holiday season has me full of joy! I love this time of year: festivities, family, friends, Christmas lights and sparkle all over the town! Also, every year I love to search the internet for fun holiday DIY projects! Is it me or do each year the projects get better and better? I also hope you enjoyed looking at Liz’s project on her blog Broken treasures.

Anyhow, I love checking out the 12 tags that Tim Holtz makes every year. So fun to see the techniques he comes up with! Also, it is a very entertaining idea to me that a guy paper crafts! LOL

So being inspired by the idea of making tags, I made my own version of Christmas tags. This pretty little set was made using several techniques: embossing, stamping, inking, and die-cutting. I also wanted to give my tags a rustic charm, so I embossed each tag with a wood grain, which I then distressed with some brown ink. I really like playing with layers too, so I added some burlap to the embossed tags, then some crochet ribbon and finally a greeting.



I hope you enjoy this project! I have made a color palette for all of you to use and be inspired. I would LOVE for you to share your own versions of holiday projects on our Facebook page for all to see! Also, leave me a comment letting me know if you like seeing a sketch and/or color palette each month.

PicMonkey Collage



Also, don’t forget to enter our giveaway! Liz from Close To My Heart is giving to one lucky winner a 25$ gift card to her site! Just make sure to go on her blog and answer her question in the comment section!

Hop on next to Nicole’s Blog Scraptastic Memories and enjoy her creative holiday project!

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Happy Holidays!

xox krys



  1. Nicole Robinson says:

    These tags are gorgeous! Great job Krysthle!!

  2. Beautiful tags. I love the lace used.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    Love your tags! They are just gorgeous!!

  4. Caroline says:

    Love the tags! Rustic charmed!

  5. Piali says:

    Gorgeous tags!!! love them!

  6. silvia haynes says:

    Gorgeous tags!!

  7. Heidi says:

    Krys, these tags are just gorgeous! Great job! I love them…

  8. I LOVE your creations! The colors are awesome and the texture of the material is just fantastic! SO creative!!! TFS!

  9. Valerie says:

    They’re just lovely, Krysthle!

  10. Rhoda Sorensen says:

    Really pretty and love the pin in the third one.

  11. I love your tags!! Oh my could they be any more perfect??? WOWZA Great job,Love the colors and the textures that you used on all three of these cute tags!!! loves-Scrappin Madge