Thursday, December 15, 2011

From My Door To Yours...Merry Christmas!!!

Now that 12 Tags is over I am frantically trying to finish up making gifts, and preparing our home for guests. I also have not even attempted Christmas cards yet. It has been five years since I have sent out cards to everyone on our list, which is quite large. I have only sent a few to family. However, I had an idea for a Christmas card tag, so I have also been working on that the last few days when I can spare a much needed moment to create. I'll only make a few and send them out to family, because it is so time consuming. I envy and respect all of you who make every single one of your Christmas cards to send out. That is a real WOW!!! One year, I will try to do that, but I'm sure I'll have to start in April.

For this tag, I tried to replicate my front door, but in mini form. I used a jumbo manilla tag and die cut a frame into it to create the hole for the glass...or in this case, the plastic. I embossed a piece of plastic that was cut from a package, in a pattern to mimic the large version. I added 2 pieces of embossed and colored paper for the door panels. Hardware was added for the knob and key hole. The knob is actually made from a solid brass charm base with a hitch fastener glued to that. For the wreath I die cut two rosettes, colored them, and decorated. 

Here you can see the pattern in the plastic a little better.
I died the plaque with alcohol ink and added Crackle Accents, then embossed with UTEE.

Vagabond Materials Used-  TH Alterations Texture Fade in Wood Pattern; Sizzix Texture Fade in Damask Pattern; TH Alterations Die in Styled Labels, Mini Paper Rosette, Paper Rosette
Coloration Used- TH Distress Ink in Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries; Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Forever Green; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Black Magic; Ranger Stickles in Christmas Red, Golden Rod
Embellishments Used- Ganz 3D Stickers; Artchix Studio charms (key hole, charm base); TH Idea-ology Plaquettes, Hitch Fasteners; Ranger Inkssentials Memory Foil Tape in Brass


  1. Wow these are great! I love the door and the wreaths! Great job. Whoever receives these are lucky!

  2. Beautiful! You did a really nice job with the door tag. So many intricate pieces.

  3. That is really nice, Anita! You did a beautiful job!

  4. Wow, wow and did I say wow? Those are amazing, what a wonderful gift for your family. I would love to receive one of those. It's a gift and a card all in one. :) Your amazing girl!!

  5. Seriously, this is absolutely brilliant!!!!! The recipients will love this!

  6. Oh my gosh, is that ever creative! I love your door idea. It looks wondeful on your tree. I'm sur they take quite awhile to create but worth every minute!
    hugs Lynn

  7. STUNNING! Love all the details. This is really amazing!!! Perfect!

  8. Anita, this is totally fantastic! Love the wood grain and the little '25' and your wreath.... OMG it's wonderful!!!

  9. Anita, what a brilliant idea! This is so beautiful, anyone who receives one of these will surely treasure it. Your work really is exquisite - inspirational.

  10. Hello Anita,

    This is a great tag !!!

    I love the idea that you tried to mimic you own front door !

    Great use of the embossingfolder of the tree bark, love the embossed plastic to look like frosted glass,...

    My favorite is your wreath made by the two rosettes and the little embellishments you added on this !

    Great, unique , personal tag !

    greetings from belgium

  11. are you kidding me????????? You can only send those to people who are going to treasure them...under their pillow...forever!!!!

  12. I'm sorry...but I have to keep going....the DOORKNOB and KEYHOLE...really??? amazing! and the embellished number...I am sneaking into your house tonight for one of these and the "Peterman" dress form tag! just warning you...


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