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Friday, July 30, 2010

InStyle Christmas In July Blog Hop

It's Christmas in July for the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop today.

We've just started the hop and you've come over to visit here from Genevieve's blog. She is such a talented lady! If your a Follower or just stopping by, please join us for a fun HOPping time. Just go to the InStyle Stamps Blog to start at the beginning. Remember to comment all along the way, because we can always use some comment love. Once you've gone all the way through the hop, GO VOTE for your favorite project and then leave one last comment on the blog so you can have a chance TO WIN four (4) digital downloads from InStyle Stamps.

My project today is a nifty little tag ornament. I love to be practical and sometimes I can hit on the neatest little project. I'm using one of my new favorite Chloe images, Snowman Chloe. She's colored with Prismacolor markers and pencils. The pencils I blended with my Prismacolor Colorless Blender marker.
I used my Nestabilities Label 1 dies paired with the Classic Squares to cut out three chipboard pieces. I made a sandwich of pattern paper, chipboard, clear acetate (just cut to fit over the frame hole), chipboard with the frame hole diecut one step larger than the first and third chipboard and then the top of the frame hole is cut away to make the channel for the tag/photo sleeve, chipboard and pattern paper. I used archival glue to adhere it all together with the exception of the acetate where I used red line tape. Clear as mud, right? I ran my Tuscan Red Marker around the outer edge for a more finished look and even let the color bleed to show up on the front edge.

I cut a strip of coordinating cardstock a scant 3-inches and outlined the curve from the Label 1 die for the tag/photo sleeve. I pulled out some Waltzingmouse stamps that are Nestie friendly to heat emboss some silver to the top of the sleeve and then hole punched to add some Martha Stewart silver ribbon and Stampin Up cording. On a white piece of cardstock diecut with a label 1 die I positioned a Stampin Up tag stamp with my Stamp a Majig (doesn't anyone use those anymore, LOL), then tacked it on with some adhesive tape in the center. When I'm ready to use it I'll add the names and slide it on to a package or my Christmas fabric gift bags.

The lucky recipient can take out the sleeve and put a photo on it, replacing the tag label, and then hang it on their tree for years to come.

I think I'm going to make a few of these every month so I'll have them ready for the holidays. Yeah right, I've got the time, lol.

Thanks for coming to my spot on the hop! Your next hop is to the wonderful and talented designer,

I hope everyone had a chance to see all the release week projects. If you have some teensy bit of time go to InStyle Stamps blog and search for New Releases or try this link (The posts are in reverse order, so Friday July 16 will be at the top and the next post is July 15 and so on.).

Size: Chloe image about 2 inches tall, Ornament about 7 inches tall
Stamps: InStyle Stamps Snowman Chloe, WMS Very Vintage Labels 1, Stampin Up! Tags and More 
Paper: Making Memories Tinsel 8 x 8 paper pack
Ink: LaserJet, Versamark, SU! Brocade Blue, Prismacolor Markers and Pencils
Accessories: Offray Red Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Silver Ribbon, Stampin Up! Silver Cording, Zing Silver Embossing Powder, Nestabilities Label 1 and Classic Square dies, dimensional foam dots, archival PVA glue, I {heart} papers  I {stick} paper tape


  1. Nesties cut chipboard??? How did I not know that?? I love this project, just like I love everything you do!

  2. oh my! How CUTE!!! love the way you created the tag! And your coloring is fabulous!!!

  3. Oh this is just FABULOUS!!! Great job Janelle!!!

  4. As usual, you went a step beyond. What patience you have. Does this come with refills?

  5. Oh my gosh this is too cute!

  6. This is so very cute. Love your work!

  7. This is FABULOUS! Love it, what a cute and very pratical gift. Definately will have to try this!

  8. How clever is this. Janelle, talented, me JEALOUS! :)

  9. This is so cute. I love the frame and the tag inside. TFS.

  10. WOW!! What a nice tagornament! This idea rocks!


  11. What a cute idea, I like it! Very creative!

  12. Janelle - I LOVE this tag!! You always have the cutest ideas!

  13. OMG!!! The tag is AWESOME!! LOVE it to pieces!

  14. you did a great job!......love the idea and your colouring is fab!
    xxx Margreet

  15. Fabulous tag ornament Janelle and Chloe is adorable.
    Cathy xx

  16. Such a different project - really good. Also didn't know nesties could cut chipboard!
    Right, time to hop on...

  17. Adorable! love all the detail! xx Jenny xx

  18. I like that! Your tag ornament is really great Janelle!!! Chloe is adorable!

  19. This is such a cute idea. I really love it and I think I might have to try it. Hugs, Lisa g

  20. wow what a great tag! I love it! Great work!

  21. Great Project! Looking forward to joining you on the ISS DT! Have a great week!


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