Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Guest designer Christmas tags.

Hello Lovely Crafters,
I'm very pleased to be guest designer for Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground this week. Di encourages us to use those scraps of paper and card we all have stashed away. 
My snippets are mostly plain card so I am always looking for ways to use them. I saw some tags like these and, with Christmas looming, thought they were very pretty and a good use of off-cuts. 
I saw them for sale from an online retailer so it's not an idea I've stolen from another blogger. 
I used 5cm strips of kraft card for these first tags and added embroidery thread and a couple of strands of gold for the ties. 
I think it's the gems which make them special. 

Of course you do need the right sort of die as some just leave a hole without much pattern to it but luckily I had one which worked. 
I found a good size was 5cm x 9cm. I made some a bit shorter but they didn't look as good. (Top line).

Then of course I was left with the cut out snowflakes so I just added them to a square of card with a similar tie and a gem in the middle. 

I also made some white ones but I think I prefer the kraft, or do I? I do like the pink gems...

 This photo now looks grey but they are white I promise. White with a pink gem and pink and silver thread. 

Dark gems and red and gold thread. 

Now I'm left with some 1cm strips. What can I do with those? Hmm. Or should I just throw them away! I think I know the answer...

So now I am stocked up with tags and have made a dent in the snippets mountain. I look forward to seeing what inventive  and creative ways people have found for using their snippets this week. 

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your Day. x


  1. Hi there Alison, huge congrats on your GDT postition and gabby use of the snippets too, clever idea!!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Good to see what you've done with some of your plain snippets - good idea and great that you have the guest designer spot this week. I'm off to dig out some of my snippets and find a suitable die!

  3. I really love all of these! Most of my snippets are plain cardstock, too & you've inspired me! Can't decide which I like best, but I'm leaning toward the kraft ones. The kraft snowflake on the kraft square is just fabulous!

  4. Brilliant tags! all of them...a great way to use snippets. Now I challenge you to find some matching paper?? LOL xx

  5. Great use of snippets. Cute tags. And congrats on GD.

  6. Fab tags Alison, *sigh everyone is making gorgeous tags...

    Congratulations on your GD spot x

  7. I love the clean and classic design of all your tags! So creative and pretty!!

  8. I love these - what a great but simple idea and one I'd like to try, so I hope you don't mind me pinning this for inspiration.

  9. These are simply gorgeous! Such a simple but awesome idea for tags, love them! xxx

  10. These are wonderful. Love that you have used the die cut as well as the reverse to make some wonderful tags!


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