Monday, December 13, 2010

Today is Really Reasonable Ribbon's December blog hop featuring this month's Ribbon Club. Just look at all these yummy brown ribbons. Grosgrain, satin, organza. Stripes, dots, plaid, and solid. What a fabulous assortment!


Snowflake Gift Tags

The brown ribbons inspired me to try my hand at a vintage Christmas look using Girls' Paperie Tinsel and Twig collection. First, I cut a 4" scalloped circle tag from kraft cardstock using my Cricut Expression and Birthday Bash cartridge. Then, I cut a 3 3/4" circle from the Tinsel and Twig paper. Finally, I embellished each with stickers, bling, ribbon, and stick pins.

Can you see the ribbon strips in the background? I wanted the tag to look a little like an ornament, so I cut one strip of sheer ruffle edge and two strips of narrow satin and attached them with Scor-Tape. The bow is a combination of satin/grosgrain double band and cherry baker's twine. And, if you have trouble makin bows, you can get a little help with the Bow Easy Tool.

Thanks for hopping over! You can see more projects using this month's ribbon club at the rest of the designers's blogs. And be sure to leave comments to be eligible for a great prize! Here's the order of the hop:


Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Jacque

Aphra (You're here.)

Kerri

Connie

Cheryl

True

Tilly

Erika

54 comments:

CraftinGranny said...

They definitely look like ornaments and they are gorgeous. Love those colors together and your embellies are just perfect. "Hugs" Carol

Leslie K. said...

WOW... The ornament is so beautiful! I love those colors.. AND the embellishing if beautiful!

Maggie Hugs
Leslie

Jolita said...

What a great idea, this tags!

Hugs, Jolita

True :) said...

Cute tags Aphra! Love the retro/vintage look!
Hugs,
True :D

dmbennett said...

Beautiful tags.

Lisa said...

Love them!! I myself have been loving the vintage look this year..Mine arent as beautiful as yours tho..lol

Lisa

Mickie said...

These are precious ornaments my dear! I think the ribbon just sets them off.

Sharon said...

Oh these are awesome and perfect as I was already planning to make 3 more gift tags for my husband's Secret Santa person from work today! Very cool! Thanks for the info on how you made them! I think I may lift your design. If you want to see I will have them up on my blog tonight or tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tags and I love the ribbons in the browns!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

XXOO AMY said...

these are just adorable! thanks for the inpiration!

Brenda said...

What gorgeousness! I love the layering oyu did on these!

Pam said...

These tags are gorgeous! You're very talented!

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous! Love all the fun goodies all over!

Joce said...

I love your vintage ornamental tags!!!! They look awesome!!!

PamS said...

These tags look like ornaments. They are just adorable.

mustangkayla said...

What beautiful tags!

Lindy said...

Aphra, you're ornaments are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my sweetie
what a amazing tags
i just love them
such perfect colors
hugs angelique

Lesley from WI said...

Your snowflake gift tags are gorgeous! Love the design.

craftaholic said...

New follower here!! very nice blog! Love your Tag!!! The Kraft card stock is great with this project!!! TFS!!!

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Rexann

Kerri said...

ACK! I love these Aphra!!! When I grow up I want to be as creative as you:):):) You have such a way with embellishments and thinking outside the box. Fabulous, girl!

Chris said...

Very pretty love these ornaments

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Great projects! They are so pretty

Simply AJ said...

Aphra, what wonderful tags. I love the way you designed them and put the ribbon on them!!! Thanks so much for sharing. AJ - aj_822atyahoodotcom.

Cheryl Walker said...

Aphra I love your gifttags hun!! Beautiful :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

SuzanneK said...

Wow your ornaments are gorgeous, love all the embellies. Merry Christmas Suzanne x

Julye said...

Fab tags and very vintage/retro.Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

I am loving these!!! Gorgeous!!!

Irit Shalom said...

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Chrissy said...

Oh! these tags are gorgeous. The only trouble I have tying ribbon is the bow ends upside down.lol. I have to tie upside down to start with and all good.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Margreet said...

gorgeous tags....they really look like ornaments....way to go!
xxx Margreet

Randi WS said...

Oh Aphra, your gift tags are fantastic! Love all the details!

Lots of love, Randi WS ;)

anne said...

very cute ornaments.. they look vintage to me.. great job with the ribbons...-anne-

Tabitha said...

They do look like ornaments. Very pretty tags. Love the bling. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

Very pretty ornaments these are so great :)
hugs Nikki C

Cor* said...

oh wow, these are adorable tags. I love this ribbon collection color this month! It's my favorite ! Your vintage look is divine.

Jen said...

Truly adorable tags...I need to make these now! Love all your details and embellishments!

Vicki said...

Amazing ornament. Love the browns. Thanks for sharing.

szbacn1 said...

Your tags are precious and would certainly be a gift by themselves!

Amy said...

I love the tags and the non traditional colors! Reminds me of a cabin Christmas! I LOVE woodsy themed holiday decorations and these tags fit the bill! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are such cute tags!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

jude said...

Absolutely gorgeous tags!
hugs judex

Sammibug said...

Wow!! Gorgeous tags! I love love love them!

Cynthia B. said...

These tags are stunning, and they would look wonderful on a present...or even a tree. :) You put so much incredible detail into your designs. Thanks for sharing!

Kim. said...

These tags are stunning and they definitely look like ornaments to me.
Kim xXX

Caroline said...

Oh...those really are so cute!!

Peggy said...

Adorable vintage tags. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Peggy Allen

MrsETaylor said...

Aphra, these are SPLENDID!!!! I know it's a word I don't use often, but these are so stinkin sweet, they needed a good word hehe

Thanks for sharing.

Erika

Sarah Mullanix said...

these are gorgeous! I just love all of the brown and kraft colors along with the red, beautiful! :)

Mona E said...

really lovely tags! Hugs...Mona

LynneForsythe said...

just LOVIN' your ornaments!!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Aphra, your tags are absolutely gorgeous!! It's like a double-duty gift. It's a gift tag and then it can become a Christmas tree decoration. I love all the fun little details. Great job!!

Melinda Spinks said...

Aphra, these little tags are just adorable, such a clever and fun idea and you've really made them 'sparkle'and I love how you've incorporated brown ribbons into a Christmas theme to perfection!

DonnaSue said...

Pretty tags! What a beautiful set of tags. Nice work.