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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Colorful Creations Jingle All The Way Holiday Hop: Day Two!!!

Welcome to Day two of the Colorful Creations Design Team Jingle All The Way Holiday Hop!!! 
(If you missed Day One, just scroll below this post!!!)

We hope that you are enjoying the fun, challenges, recipes and other holiday inspiration!!!

You should have arrived here from Libby's blog... If not, please 
start from the beginning here!!!  If you get lost along the way, you can find all the information and blog line-up here!!!

For the second day of the hop, I decided to share an altered 
Christmas tag.  I've always loved making tags and playing with different techniques with them.  

"Handmade Altered Christmas Tag"
I started by using Ranger Glossy cardstock for the base of my tag.  I've never done a tag with the glossy paper (although I've had it for forever!!!) and thought I'd give it a go!!!
One of my favorite things to do is inking.  EVERYTHING!!!!! Literally... There's not a page, card, or any other project that passes my way without some form of ink on it!  So I inked the glossy cardstock with various Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans), leaving the bottom portion white to look like snow!  I cut a piece a paper with curves and set it at the bottom so that I wouldn't ink over it and it came out quite nicely!!!  I went back and added just a tiny bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the snow for a more blended look :-)

Here's a look at the finished tag:

I stamped the sentiment and small snowflakes with Versamark, then clear embossed them so the ink would not color them (leaving them white!!!).  Then I began to embellish!!!  The lamp post is by Recollections.  I added a small silver bow from ribbon to the post with bells hanging from it.  I threaded very thin blue ribbon through the top of the bells to have them hang at different lengths.  The other embellies are made by K&Company (Snowflakes, deer, transparent silver snowflake at top of tag) and a metal snowflake by Momenta.  I finished the tag by inking the edges with the Faded Jeans distress ink, then coating it with a thin layer of glitter puffy paint.  Voila!!!! Another holiday project down.... 432 more to go!!!! Hahahaha!!!!!!

 Here is a close-up of the bells:

And the glittered edge:

Now for the "good stuff"!!!!!
I have a FAB-U-LOUS prize to give away to one lucky 
participant!!! That's right... I have a challenge for you!!!
All you have to do is submit a holiday project that is ANYTHING 
BUT a card or a layout!!!! This can be an altered tag, a gift 
you've made (or are making) for someone, altered jars or gift bags, etc....  GET CREATIVE!!!!!!!!

To be eligible for the prize, complete the above challenge by 
December 5th and upload it to the Colorful Creations Gallery using the tag JBHBRANDI!!!! ALSO
you must become a follower of my blog and leave a comment 
letting me know you're hopping along each day!!! 

Be sure to check each blog every day for more holiday
inspiration. Become a member of all of our
blogs and leave a comment daily for a chance to win a fabulous
Grand Prize of Scrappy Goodies!

Winner of the Grand Prize will be selected from members
that comment daily and complete all of
the challenges by 11:45 pm Thursday December 5, 2013.
Individual prizes will be announced on each member’s 
blog. The Grand Prize winner will be
announced on the Colorful Creations site on Friday December 6, 

To make sure you don't get lost along the way:
Our Hopping order for today is:
Brandi – Lucky Flutterby Creations (You are here!)

I hope you are enjoying our holiday inspiration and will join us in 
creating some magic for your
holidays with our projects and recipes.

Well, gang.... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY 

day :-)


  1. What a super tag Brandi...you are sooooo good at doing tags!!!!!!!!

  2. Love your tag I am just getting use to making tags, this gives me great ideas TFS :)

  3. This tag is WONDERFUL! So cool how you made the snow in the background, and I love the deer googly eyes - and the shiny jingle bells!!! This turned out beautifully and your inking is amazing!

  4. Here's the link to the Money Card that I made: http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/photo/jbhbrandi-money-card?context=latest

    Fun challenge and love your example tag! So cute!! :)

  5. I love the blue background and snowflakes and sentiment! The light post and reindeer are fabulous, too! TFS!

  6. Sweet tag brandi...I love the googly eyes on the deer :)

  7. Adorable tag! I can't imagine creating something soooo beautiful for a tag. Love it!