Thursday, November 14, 2013

MCT ~ Designers Challenge

Good morning! I hope you all are enjoying your week! I am so happy today is Thursday for many reasons! One being tomorrow is Friday ~ yeah and the other is that there is a new Designer's Challenge over at My Creative Time. This time it is hosted by our very own talented and creative Miss Katie! She has asked all of us to create Winter Holiday Tags! I love this time of year but always feel so rushed to get things done. So starting some of my Holiday tags now really helps me out! Click here for all the details.
So I found this deer image one a Cricut cartridge! Yes ~ I know that poor machine has so much dust on it! But like I say all the time I am a die girl here! I found this particular cut off the "Going Places" cartridge! Yes, I typed that correctly! I found it a few years back and really fell in LOVE with it! I thought I would use the same tag, the same cut but show you how totally different they could look.
We hope you all join us in this challenge! Let's get ready for the Holiday season together!
For my first tag I wanted to go more rustic/vintage?? Not sure of the word I really want to use! But I wanted to make my deer out of pattern paper! My scallop tag is from Emma's "Tag Dies" . These tags come in handy for so many things. I decided to use the "Script Type Background" stamps to add just a subtle detail to my paper! I LOVE the script on this stamp ~ I use it as often as I can. I heat embossed my sentiment. I LOVE the feel and look of heat embossing my sentiments. Just to add a little more to my sentiment I decided to use one of the many awesome images from the new stamp set "Build A Post Card" . That stamp set has endless possibilities! I like that this tag is designed sideways ~ sometimes on packages/gifts they look better facing this direction.
Materials Used:
Going Places Cartridge
Paper ~ PTI and MME (Traveler)
Ink ~ PTI, Vera Mark and Tim Holtz
Ribbon (??) and hemp PTI
Clear Embossing powder
Brad and jingle bells from my stash
For this tag I used the same scallop tag & again same Cricut cut for the deer. I just made it face the opposite direction and made this a little traditional! I used UTEE, chalk ink, chunky glitter and glossy accents to form my snow. I love how this feels and no glitter falls off either!
Materials Used:
Going Places Cricut Cartridge
Paper ~ PTI
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink ~ Hampton Chalk Ink, Vera Mark  and Tim Holtz
chunky glitter
clear button
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and we really hope you can join us in the new Designers Challenge!
Also don't forget that Emma is having a Design Team call. Click here for all the details. This truly is a fun, talented and wonderful group/team/family to be a part of!



  1. Your tags are so cute I love that little deer. You really did a great job decorating your tags too love all your ideas and how you used Miss Emma's goodies too and your Cricut. I am a major Cricut gal so I love it when someone uses their's along with Miss Emma's goodies what a great combo.

  2. Love, love, love your dear deer dies! (Sorry, couldn't resist - we're studying homophones in 3rd grade this week). Seriously, these are so cute! That cut is awesome, and all of your little details make these spectacular!

  3. Wow, fabulous tags!! I love the way you added so much texture!!! You are so talented and amazed with all your fantastic idea's:) Emma's dies and stamps are perfect! Great job on showcasing them!!!
    Have a super day my friend!
    Sherrie K

  4. Oh deer!!!! cute are these?! Now I have to go on the hunt for some cute deer files to make these tags! Great job, love them!!!

  5. Beautiful tags my friend!! I love everything about them. The colors, the deer is gorgeous!
    Deb C

  6. I like the 3D the layers make for the dear deer cuts...another cart I don't have but I must have a similar deer cut in an SVG or another cartridge. I like how both tags look so different! Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  7. I forgot to mention what a great idea for the glittery snow ;)

  8. WOW...these are both very pretty! I love the deer,glad you found it on the cartridge! Gosh,i haven't used my cricut for quite a while now.Ok,i know i had a crafty break,but still! haha
    Love the clear button and the chunky glitter on the second one and the vintage look on the first one!! always!! :)
    Have a great weekend!! :)

  9. Your tags are so pretty! I love them both:) You have really inspired me to get crafting and make some holiday tags. Oh and also to bring my cricut out to play lol. Thanks for sharing my crafty friend:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  10. Those are some Beautiful Tags my friend. Love them All.

  11. Fantastic tags! I love the two different looks you got by changing things up on each one. Who would have thought you'd find that cute deer on Going Places. I always get so excited when I find something unexpected on a cartridge I haven't used in awhile.

  12. OMG! if your cricut had dust mine has webs LOL!! OMG! both tags are absolutely gorgeous, I LOVE LOVE them!! I LOVE working with dies too and I'm so glad Stamping' Up! is coming out with some more fun ones!! Have a great week my friend.

  13. These tags are stun bid Kim! Your packages are going to look fabulous! Have a great day lady. 😘

  14. These are wonderful. Love the reindeer. Just beautiful for the holidays.