Hello, scrappy friends!

Sandi  here with you today sharing a new altered Large Tag from the Large Tag Set. These oversized Tags are 5.5″ by 10″ and are such a great size for creating something fun! Use them to display as home decor, trade them or use them as gift tags as I sometimes do. Honestly, I have a hard time parting with them!

For my first layer, I adhered some papers from 49 and Market’s ARToptions, Holiday Wishes collection from the December My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition Kit. After adhering my papers, I selected the chipboard elements that I wanted to use as well as the Acrylic White Snowflakes that I added. My focal photo is a stock one from Unsplash.


I built up my focal area with old miscellaneous flowers that were off white and red but many years old. Because they aren’t seen this is a great way to use up those florals that you don’t think you wish to use visibly. Next, I added several layers of corrugated cardboard to my photo and then added a torn white crochet doily as a fun, textural element. Especially because I didn’t do any mixed media to speak of this time around.

Here you can see a bit of the Holly and Berry Frame that I’ve altered with Tim Holtz Rustic Wilderness paint and Wild Honey Oxide Stain. Later I added some Christmas Red Stickles as my berry alter.


Just to try something unusual, I altered and added the Tropical Foliage pieces because I thought the tips looked an awful lot like pine needles. Don’t you agree? Also as another fun layer, I altered the Antlers from the Antlers Set and stained then Walnut and then added gold metallic wax to them. Love, love using them!


For the corner of my Tag, I’ve used one of the large Reindeer from the Reindeer Set and altered him with Walnut Stain and some cream acrylic paint for spots. Then I added a Tim Holtz Christmas Botanical die cut poinsettia at his neck. Later I finished my work with dabs of white gesso, as well as splatters and you can see some of that  here.


Just a shot of the right side of the focal area and revealing one of the White Acrylic Snowflakes as well as an antler and the rim of the Holly and Berry Frame. Additionally, I’ve tucked in some holly die cuts from that same Botanical collection. The title piece is a Tim Holtz Christmas Noel Label Sticker.


For more texture, I tucked in some lime green moss at both the top and bottom of the focal area. I also used some small pine cones from 13 Arts.


At the top of the Tag I added some green crinkle ribbon from My Scrap Cabin.


The red poinsettias are also from the December MCS Limited Edition kit.


And lastly, here is the other side. I love how this Tag turned out even though I seemed to have had a million other things going on at the same time! My scrapbook room looks like a bomb went off. I’m sure many of you can relate to that!

I hope you will find time to drop by the Creative Embellishments Store. Nicolle has SO many great Winter and Holiday pieces! All my CE pieces are linked below!

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful season and also that I have inspired you in some way!

See you next time!


Creative Embellishments products used: 


Large Tag Set

Tropical Foliage

Reindeer Set

Holly and Berry Frame



White Snowflakes