Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop- Holiday Tags

Happy Thanksgiving to all my PTI friends! This blog hop has been my favorite this year because our challenge was to create some holiday tags, a task I love to do. Tags are fairly simply to create and I wanted to challenge myself a bit, so I remembered an issue of PaperCrafts Magazine ( Card Style). This whole magazine was dedicated to finding your Card-Making Style among four very different styles. I challenged myself to create a tag in each one of the four styles, Fun & Cute, Clean & Graphic, Classy & Elegant and Shabby & Vintage. I was able to create the first three tags very quickly and easily as those styles are the ones I am most comfortable with. The last one, however (Shabby & Vintage) took for-ev-er! It is the style I struggle with the most and almost never make a card in this style (actually this is the second) I used lots of PTI stamp sets as well as a music stamp from Stampendous called Music Score to make all of these tags and I have to admit the very first one, with the little stocking, white cotton balls and mini green clothespin is my favorite. I loved making the background paper using a sentiment in Tiny Treats Christmas. The clothespin was dyed with green food coloring. Enjoy the blog hop and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

18 comments:

Kara said...

love them...you do all the styles so well:)

Ted said...

You knocked all these styles out of the park, Cathy - just beautiful!

Cathy, these are all SUPER!!! You really nailed each one of these styles, wonderful work! Happy Thanksgiving my friend :)

Viola Mahr said...

So pretty, I love them! Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

What a great idea to challenge yourself style wise. You succeeded and then some!
Happy Thanksgiving from England.
Hugs
Carol x

Karen C. said...

All of the tags are geat, but I think my favourite is the clean and graphic. I like the tradional images of the paper and the colours. Great job!

Terri E. said...

Neat way to challenge yourself. Way to rock the PTI tag challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E

Laurie said...

Cathy these are so fun! I love them all!

Linda said...

What a different slant on this challenge. You succeeded in every respect!

Gayatri said...

I so love your shabby tag, Cathy! The others are gorgeous too. Great idea!

Fabulous tags!! You did a super job on them all, including the shabby one. What a fun way to challege yourself.

Susan said...

I love all of these tags! What great color combos and great use of elements. My eyes were immediately drawn to your Vintage one. You did fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

I love all of your tags but the "Clean & Graphic" is my absolute favorite.

Jen Carter said...

These are super Cathy! Great job on each of them! I love how you challenged yourself! It looks worth the effort!

Cathy all your tags are so pretty. But my favorite is the Shabby one. Love the shape and the poinsettias with the pearls. Beautiful!

Monica K. said...

These tags are great, Cathy! I love the variety of styles. I know you said that shabby was a challenge, but that one is my favorite. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Niki Estes said...

Great tags, Cathy! It's fun to see your take on each style.

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