You may or may not be familiar with Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Each year in November, this event begins and there are tons of sponsors and prizes and lots of fun and inspiration! Each day a sponsor is featured on the blog and today it's Paper Sweeties turn!
Paper Sweeties is a sponsor for this event and is offering up a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner! There are lots of ways to gain chances to win prizes... you can comment at Tracey's blog and along the way when you hop and see what each of the sponsors' design teams have created for you and you can play along-create a tag inspired by one that you see along the way while you hop and link up! You can check out all of the ways to win and the rules at Tracey's In My Creative Opinion blog post here!
Now.. let's see what I've created for you today:
If you come here often you know that I love coffee, coffee cups, cocoa, even tea sometimes.. I make sun tea on a regular basis. I mean.. I live in Arizona so there is lots of energy for said beverage! It will be no surprise to you the theme I used for my tags... although it may surprise you that it's not coffee...lol!
I started with the tag from the For You Sweet Cuts. It's a great sized stitched tag, perfect on a card or by itself. I added some Nuvo drops in red, green and white in a diagonal pattern across the tag. Then I stamped, die cut and colored the cups from the You Warm My Heart stamp set.
I added some "marshmallows" to the cocoa with some white Nuvo drops and added the cups to the edge of the tag using varying thicknesses of popup tape.
I stamped, colored and cut the holly from the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe set and then I built my sentiment... I stamped the Fa La La in Versamark and heat embossed it... that's a little sneaky peek for you... and then I stamped the "but first" from part of a sentiment from the But First, Coffee stamp set and the Cocoa is from the same set.
I decided another in some non-traditional colors was in order:
I love it in these colors! Quite cool.. makes me feel like I might need some hot cocoa!
And those cups... they're sweet in any color! I love my little marshmallows!
Oh my... I think you're gonna love what's coming in this month's release....
Here's another peek at both!
I'm playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge which is always Anything Goes with an optional twist! This week's twist is Hot Beverage!
Hope I've inspired you! And maybe you can use something here to create and link up your own tag! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what all of my teamies have created for your viewing pleasure today... there is a lot of awesome to be seen!
And take a look at this!
These are the sponsors! Pretty cool, huh?? Good luck!