Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Creative Challenge-It's a Wrap!!

Hey everyone, and welcome to this month's My Favorite Things Creative Challenge!!

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, "It's a Wrap" Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have creative gift solutions for you today!

I know it isn't a new, innovative idea, but I decided to do tags for today!! Nothing adds to a package, or gift bag, the way a hand made tag does. The best part about them is that they can be mass produced. Not every tag has to be different, and to save you time and trouble at the holidays, it's the way to go!! Gift tags, the NICE ones, can be UBER expensive, too!! I'm not normally a fan of mass production, but tags are such a small scale, that it doesn't bother me at all!!

What I did first was decide on WHAT set I wanted to use, and I went with Santa Baby. I then decided what style, colors, and layout I wanted to use. That allowed me to cut out all the pieces with my Cuttlebug and Die-namics: Christmas Ornaments, Tag You're It, and First Place Award Ribbon. I then stamped my images, colored them with Copics, and layered them with Jellybean Green. From there, it was easy!! My ribbon is from MFT, and my Jute Twine is from the Ribbon Carousel. I had 6 tags done in about a half hour....and I spent half of that cranking on the Cuttlebug, LOL!!

Here are the Die-namics I used for my tags:

Well, that is it for me for now! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see which other designers are participating in today's teasers.

My tags also work for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge, so be sure to check that out as well!!