Friday, December 20, 2019

Merry Misfits Personalized Christmas Tags

Happy Friday everyone! Here are my last Christmas name tags...I hope...for presents for some little ones in my life..and the usual three who wish they were still little!!! I have totally fallen in love with these Merry Misfits from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous! Each one has this crazy personality that I just adore, and they are a little snarky. Oh my gosh they are SO FUN! And the Creepy Eyes are perfect for them I think, so hypnotic too. The camera even loved the eyes so much that I couldn't get pictures that focused on the whole tag, ugh! Enjoy!
I stamped the Misfits onto the black tags with Picket Fence Distress Ink from Tim and Ranger so I could see the image, and I also stamped them on sticky notes for masking a little later. I left the images in the stamping platform so they would be in the same position for stamping again later on...yes, I have a few stamping platforms...yikes!
I knew I wanted to paint these in, and the only way I could think to make the paint really pop was having a white base to them, so I roughly painted them in with White Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I stamped the images again and this time heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder.
I masked the Misfits off, as well as the center area for the names, and them stamped and heat embossed the Circles Background with more White Powder. The tag was a little longer than the stamp, so I used an embossing pen and free handed the circles to cover the tag and embossed easy to do it that way than to line up the stamp again I think. I made a frame around the name area using a Big Pitt Pen in White.
I used Distress paint to paint in the images, which goes on and dries so perfect on this surface. I also added a border with the Pitt Pen, and added little snowflakes in the center of the circles with a white gel pen.
Then I stamped the names and again heat embossed with White. I added the eyes, nose, and twine. This one is for my Great Nephew who is three, but I had to mail it before I remembered about taking pics...oh well.
(Craft Sheet, Stamp Platform, Scissors, Sticky Notes, Heat Tool, Paint Brush)
-Ranger Surfaces: #8 Black Tag
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Merry Misfits, Dots and Circles, Tall Text
-Ranger Embossing Powder: White
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Embossing Pen
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
-Faber-Castell Pitt Pen: White
-White Gel Pen
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Creepy Eyes
-Twine, Red Pom Poms, Tiny Black Buttons 

I still have one more Christmas Card to show you, and a huge project I've been working on since last Christmas that I hope to finish, but I am running out of time, and I don't know if I'll have time to finish the big one  before Christmas, but I'll try. Anyway, I hope you all have found some inspiration in these makes this week, and I thank you for all the blog and social media love! I'll be back tomorrow...until next time...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Anita, these are just so fun! Those creepy eyes don't seem so creepy, but so soulful on the Misfits! Love your work! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you so much for all your support this year, even though I've been a terrible blogger!

  2. Oh these are such fun tags and I am sure they are well received with the presents they are attached too. It will. It fun times.
    Totally cute!

  3. OMG - freakin adorable! Off to see your other tags!

  4. These are so cute, fun and adorable :)

    All the best Jan

  5. So dang cute... love them all! Fantastic job!


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