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Happy Little Christmas Tag

Who doesn't love those special little personal touches on presents?  Nobody I know!  I love to add decorative gift tags when I wrap my presents for friends and family.  This Jolly Old St. Nick tag will spruce up just about any gift. 


The colorful art deco background is from the Authentique Durable paper pad.  I applied double-sided adhesive to one corner and stuck it on at an angle to form a triangle.  I added four of Altered Pages wonderful collage images, a German Scrap border, chipboard flourish and a single dew drop glued on with a single drop of Tacky Glue.  Of course this tag can be embellished with layers of yarn, ribbon and thread!  I'm going to wait and choose colors that will coordinate with the gift wrap before I add those.  Then write a little note on the back and sign it and you have the perfect accessory!


Supplies used: Authentique Durable Shipping Tag
German Scrap
Chipboard
Red Dew Drop
Double-sided Adhesive & Tacky Glue

Altered Pages collage sheets:
Jolly Old St. Ni…

Angel spoolie

Hello again. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. I ate too much, as usual. Today I have a fun little project for you. It's called a spoolie. If you have never done one before, they are fun and can be a simple or as bling-ed up as you like.  This one is a little more Victorian theme than Holiday, but you could very easily change up some of the paper and ebellishments and make a fun little stand up holiday decoration (for any holiday) or even a tree ornament. 

List of supplies: AP angel collage sheet empty old wooden thread spool (from my stash) orange juice lid, yes OJ lid.. (or you can use these cute little tart tins from AP) Aileen's tacky glue Matte medium your choice of scrapbook paper floral embellishments plastic pearls misc. buttons assorted ribbons high gloss medium acrylic paint 1/4 in dowel cut to size Glue gun

As usual I assemble a bunch of items to choose from and weed down as I go.

I started by cutting a circle of my chosen paper and use matte medium to apply i…

Last Hurrah of November

Thanks for joining us this past month for wonderful projects by the Design Team Artists.

Have you created your Christmas cards yet?  There is still time....here are some ideas for you.

Add these to your envelope for a sweet surprise!  @ Trisha Neal



Cheerful Santa with Stenciled backgrounds  @  Danie May   

Ethereal Angels @ Trisha Neal

Have a restful day and make sure to share some love this week!







New Year holiday card

Greetings! We're sharing holiday projects with you this month and I have a quick and easy New Year's collage card. The collage images at Altered Pages can be great for every project from a basic note card to a complex and intricate 3D project. Your imagination is the limit. At least that's usually the only limitation. I have another one right now. About 95% of my crafting items are in storage boxes. That's okay because these few collage sheets I had pulled out for Christmas were great choices for a quick little card.





Here are the supplies I used today:

Collage Sheets:
New Years Revelry
Ring in the New Year
Holiday Pets
Young Lovers

Also:
wine goblet charm
glue stick



Blue Santas and Wood Grain

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating!  It's Danie here today.  Altered Pages is celebrating all holidays this month and given we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia I decided to share some more Christmas makes.  This time a few simple cards. 


I just adore the nostalgic Blue Santa Images found on the Altered Pages Collage Sheet, and today teamed them with an unlikely paper choice - coloured  wood grain/panels and with a touch of gold ink and a border strip. 







A few printed die cut pieces finished these off with some suitable Christmas Greetings.


Digital Thanksgiving Greeting

AlteredPages.com offers some fabulous vintage images.
When you find yourself miles away from your crafting space, and a consuming need to create, turn to digital images.

Using AlteredPages.com for your digital images allows you to digitally craft your seasonal greetings from anywhere.

Here is my Thanksgiving greeting for you:




The Happiest Thanksgiving season to you and yours from the bestest Design team ever!
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger



Holiday Art Kits through the years

Order today to make in time!   


This adorable kit is great for Christmas or Hanukkah.    Order here....

More fun ideas for YOU....
How about a precious wooden spool ornament



OR Maybe a Chipboard Tree to assemble with the kids or the grands, allow them to add their own touches!  Use with the ring or as individual ornaments on the tree, there are a huge amount of pieces included in the set.

Get your Christmas tin filled with a mini garland to hang on your door or mantel. 


All good thoughts for good girls and boys!
Don't forget our wonderful Antique leather books that make for gorgeous vignettes on your end table or shelf.   Add greenery or candlesticks for a lush setting.


Glad you stopped by today.  







Another week closer to a New Year

Is time flying by for you?
 It sure is for us!


Speaking of time....
(click here for Stamp set)
How about some timely information and products?   Timely information includes specials on all Christmas related items.

When you order any Christmas item you get 16% off your entire purchase, yep we are still celebrating the number 6 for our anniversary!  Use code Anniversary. (valid through 11-23)





Drop by the website to view and order some great goodies!
Thanks,





Watercolor Fall Foliage Tag

Happy Friday, gang!  We made it!  Another week tackled, yay us!!

Now, for some crafting fun.   Today, I have for you a "mostly" quick fall foliage tag that would make a great addition to a hostess gift or greeting card.  And, we all know there is an endless need for those quick little gifties this time of year. 

I am keeping with my trend for this month and that is water colour. In my post a couple weeks ago I decided to get back to what I truly love and that is painting with watercolours making a pointsettia tag. And, here that is below.  
I am keeping with that trend today.  And, you will see that both of my posts involve tags.  I think most of us love tags because the size makes them manageable. Even if you want to get really intricate a tag is still a type of project that can be completed in an hour, an evening, etc. 

Let's get going.......
I began with a page from my Dylusions Journal. Did you know you can just create on that wonderful paper and rip that page right out o…