November Blog Hop

By November 25, 2010Blog Hop

First of all, I want to welcome everyone to the November 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  With it being Thanksgiving Day here in the States, it is an extra special day!  I hope everyone is able to enjoy the time with family and friends!


Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand for quick wrap options.  Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us!  We will all have plenty of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

First, I have my holiday tags that I have created for this year.  It is always so nice to get several holiday tasks checked off the the list before the end of November.  One thing that's easy and fun to do is create special handmade tags for your packages.  I always pick out my wrapping paper first and this year I decided to go with a red & white theme with some paper I found on sale at Hobby Lobby this week for 50% off! 

I kept the design very simple so that they were easy to mass-produce.

Tag closeup
The tag base is created with the Tag Sale #2 die, stamped with a little Background Basics: Text Style II at the bottom along with a sentiment from 2010 Holiday Tags.  

Tray down
The focal point is created with our Mat Stack 1 Collection stamped in VersaMark and used with the coordinating die. 

Tray side
 I used the smallest Seeing Stars die for the focal point and stamped it with one of the flourishes from Embellishments using Pure Poppy ink.  A Pure Poppy button tied with Pure Poppy Baker's Twine finishes it off.

All in a row right
I broke the tags down into a few simple tasks and Hannah was able to help me complete 30 of them in a matter of two hours.

All in a row left
I placed all of them in a basket along with my scissors, ribbons, tape and gift boxes, al ready to go whenever I need to wrap!


Jen Cuthbertson created this beautiful large-scaled tag using Tree Trimming Trio along with some wonderful bits of lace and ribbon.  I have always loved jingle bells added to a holiday tag… it somehow makes everything seem more fun and festive!

Joan in Puerto Rico made an entire set of tags using Tiny Treats: Christmas.  I love how she incorporated the to & from on the front and created a visual division with a strip of patterned paper.


Debbie in Louisiana put 2010 Holiday Tags to work and created an entire collection for herself to use on her packages this year.  All of the fun layers, colors and special touches like punches boughs and rhinestones go together to make each tag really special.

Congratulations to all of the winners!  Be sure to email customer Service with your name, shipping information and selected FREE stamp set!  Everyone did such an amazing job with this challenge!

Now it's time for us to see your projects!

I have included a Mister Linky list below for you to add your link to your blog hop project.  You have until 11:00pm EST tonight (November 25th) to add your link to this list.  THREE random participants will be selected to win a FREE Papertrey Ink stamp set of their choice.  They will be announced and highlighted here, on my blog, tomorrow morning.  We look forward to seeing all of your creations!





  • STAMPS: Mat Stack 1 Collection, Background Basics: Text Style II, 2010 Holiday Tags, Embellishments
  • INK: Fresh Snow, True Black, Pure Poppy, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Pure Poppy, Kraft, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Tag Sale #2 die, Seeing Stars die, Mat Stack 1 die, Pure Poppy buttons, Pure Poppy Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 3-3/4" x 3-1/4"
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