Christmas Tags in a Snap

As I was about to drop Holiday Catalogs in the mail to my awesome customers, I decided to make a quick-and-easy tag to adorn the front of each book. With just a couple of punches, a little bit of gluing, some stamping and a handful of autographs, I made this sweet tag:

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Pine Tree Punch, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas Tag

Rhinestone Finger: (n) the physical suffering or distress to the end of one’s pointer finger caused by affixing a bunch of rhinestones to a project. Her projects were cute and blingy, but only ice cream could help her forget about her rhinestone finger.

Here’s what it looks like when you make lots of these tags (you know I love a good infinity shot when I make multiples of something):

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Pine Tree Punch, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas Tag

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Three Punches. My project features three punches – two from the Holiday Catalog and one from the Annual Catalog. Because the two in the Holiday Catalog are part of a bundle, I’ll show you the coordinating stamp set for each. Here’s a look at the Christmas Gleaming Bundle, which includes Christmas Gleaming stamp set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack:Christmas Gleaming Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153006The Christmas Pine Punch is part of the Perfectly Plaid Bundle, which also includes the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. Here’s a look:Perfectly Plaid Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 151143I love my circle punches. The 2-1/4″ Circle Punch came in handy here – gave me the perfect base for the tree and ornament. If you don’t have circle punches, you should add them ALL to your shopping list: 2-1/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Up! 143720
  • Accenting the Holiday Catalog. My tags were added to the cover of each Holiday Catalog I mailed out last week. Here’s a look at the beautiful catalog cover:Stampin' Up!'s 2019 Holiday Catalog Cover, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIn a past post, I broke down all of the projects on the front of this book for a closer look. If you missed it, you can see that post here.  When I clipped the tag to the top of the catalog (using retired clips I love), it unintentionally gave the illusion that the bright red ribbon was popping out from behind the tag. Yay!Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Pine Tree Punch, Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas Tag
  • Color Combination. I love non-traditional colors at Christmas. Despite the fact that the top-half of the cover features Real Red and Garden Green, I brightened things up a bit with a mix of Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade on a Whisper White backdrop. Such fun! If you like this combination of Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade

Stamp Sets: Country Home  Papers: Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Gleaming Brightly Punch Pack, Pine Tree Punch, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

If you are not working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be your demonstrator – and would gladly send you one of these amazing catalogs. Please email me if you’d like to set up a time to chat.

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Between now and September 3, I’m offering a grab bag of retired products when you spend $50 with me. Items include selections of Designer Series Papers, ribbons and embellishments. You won’t be disappointed in the goodies you receive.

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Holiday Catalog Product Shares and Swatch Books

I’ve posted my products shares and swatch books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. What fun! If you are in the U.S., I hope you’ll pop over and take a look. What a great way to share in the great, new products in the new catalog! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, 2019 Holiday Catalog, Brian KIng

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I haven’t yet opened registration for this year’s event (to be held on November 15 at the Atlanta Marriott Gateway), but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to get on the list to find out more when I know more. Stampin’ Up! moved this year’s event to a different location with few options for hosting my event. As such, I am only able to accommodate a smaller crowd that before. I am still working through several ideas for how I can include more people without taking away from the experience for those there.

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  1. I got my catalog yesterday and thank you for make the extra “do-da”. You always have a way of making something fun just a little more special!?

  2. An adorable tag!

  3. Punching up holiday magic. Cute idea!

  4. Sweetness! Such a special little touch.

  5. Snap snap cute! That is a lot of tags!

  6. This tag is AWESOME…..And it will be an extra special bonus when they receive their new holiday catty.

  7. Too cute ! I must admit after reading about the Rhinestone Finger all I could hear in my head was Glenn Campbell singing” Rhinestone Cowboy “. Your little festive tag is a smile generator !!!

  8. I was so happy when I got my holiday catalog yesterday! Since I already have my September order together I will have to wait until October to order from this one – unless I win the lottery! LOL There is so much I love in the holiday catalog and I’m so happy that we have until January 2nd to order from it. I have looked through it five times and decided I WANT IT ALL! I love your little tag Brian. It makes such a difference when you add that “special something”. Thank you, thank you.

    • I’m so happy you love the new catalog, Grace, and I adore that you are always counting on the lottery to get you through. 🙂 I’m glad you like the tag! ♥

  9. I received my holiday catalog yesterday, and l loved the cute tag clipped to the cover. The diamond put it over the top which made it worth your sore finger. (Sorry ‘bout that!) It’s these little things that make my SU experience so special. Thx, Brian. ?

    • Awww…that makes me so happy, Georgia! Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy flipping through that awesome catalog – lots of goodies in there.

  10. Not only are your tags the “cutest ever”, attaching them just at the right point near that ribbon is nothing short of genius! Leave it to you to find just the right touch… Adorable!

  11. I was so happy to find the holiday catalog in yesterday’s mail — & the special Christmas tag was just icing on the cake! I really appreciate being able to see the actual sizes of the punched images — plus the extra sparkle of the little rhinestone — the perfect touch! Thanks also for the enclosed “My Wish List”– as you can imagine, it’s filling up quickly ? Thanks for continuing to inspire us & to share your creativity with us!

    • I couldn’t be happier, Paulette! I’m so happy I can share these wonderful products and that I can add a little sparkle to make it special. I love working with people like you. ♥

  12. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Thank you for my Christmas ?catalog, Brian, AND the adorable Christmas ?tag! ❣️❣️❣️

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