Nov 13 2013

Vintage Christmas Tags – by Barb Schram and Linda Duke

This evening we have two projects to share.  One by Barb and one by Linda.  Each using the same Spellbinders die as the tag base and the font die set for personalization.  We’ll start with Barb’s project.

Barb made this beautifully vintage set of four Christmas tags today for each of her daughters and sons-in-law.  And there is no stamping involved!  As pretty as they are, they are super quick and easy to make using dies, washi tape and a bit of ribbon.  That’s pretty much it!  Barb used the beautiful Vintage Christmas paper pad by My Mind’s Eye and cut the tag shapes with one of the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Dies, cut the monogram letters with the Spellbinders Font One die set, and then put them together, decorating with washi tape, ribbon, glitter and rhinestones.  What a fun project and how easy to mass produce. Do all your cutting at one setting, then come back another time to put them together (the really fun part!).  I love to use brown paper gift bags at Christmas and these would look so wonderful on them!  Take a look yourself:


Barb did a fabulous job taking advantage of the design on the paper sheet as she placed her ornament die for cutting!  She then hand cut the MERRY from the paper pad and used her Font Dies to cut the “S” for her daughter’s name.  What a fun use for the ornament dies!

You can find Barb’s post on her blog here.

Barb used:

Paper and Washi Tape:  Vintage Christmas by My Mind’s Eye

Dies: Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Font One Uppercase

Ribbon:  Seam Binding – Cream, Mimi Brown, Tropic Wine, Moss, Blue; Satin String Leaves – Olive; Metallic String – Silver

Accents:  Tim Holtz Distress Glitter – Clear Rock Candy; Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; 3D Foam Squares


And here we see the ornament tag made for Sarah’s husband.


This is the tag for Barb’s daughter, Lindsey. Again, Barb hand cut the tree and JOY from the paper pad.  She was determined to make use of all the scraps left after die cutting the basic ornament shapes.  And she succeeded!

Notice the darling little leafy accent on the “O”.  Made with the String Leaves — fun little accent!


And here is Lindsey’s tag along with the one for her husband.  On his tag Barb used the Washi Tape that coordinates with this collection.

I’m sure they will all LOVE their tags!  They have a very talented MAMA!!!


Vintage Christmas 6×6 pad by My Mind’s Eye

Find coordinates to this pad here (washi tape and a small clear stamp set)

Find all pads by MME in stock  here – many are reduced.


2011 Heirloom Ornament Dies by Spellbinders

Find all the Heirloom Ornaments here (the coordinating stamp sets pop up in the same search).


Spellbinders Font One Dies – Uppercase and Lowercase

(Dies shown here today are included in our current Spellbinders Sale!)



May Arts Satin String Leaves

Just wanted to show you these as Barb made the cutest little embellishement with them!

These are available in 3 yard lengths or by the full spool.

Find all Satin Leaves here.


Seam Binding Sampler – Christmas

Includes 5 yards of each color shown.

Colors from left to right are:  Lipstick Red, White, Grass Green, Bright Red, Moss, Tropic Wine, Cream, Dusty Olive

Find all Seam Binding Samplers here.

Find all Ribbon Samplers here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



And now we’ll get to Linda’s gorgeous tag.  Again, Linda used the same dies as Barb did, with totally different results!   Take a look:


So very vintage, elegant and rich!  AMAZING!!!

You’ll note the dies Linda used are the same as Barb used above.

You can find Linda’s post on her blog here.

Linda used:

Stamps:  Moroccan Lattice Background Stamp by JustRite

Ink, etc.:  VersaMarkGold Embossing Powder; Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahogany

Paper:  St. Nicholas by Kaisercraft; Gold cardstock

Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5″ Crochet Lace – Ivory; 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon – Ivory

Dies:  Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (shown above); Font One Uppercase and Lowercase (shown above); Fancy Framed Tags One (tucked under Believe)

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz Distress Glitter – Antique Linen; Gold Pen; Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; 3D Foam Squares

St. Nicholas 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad by Kaisercraft  – see coordinates to this collection here.


Moroccan Lattice Background Stamp by JustRite

Linda cut her ornament shape from the St. Nicholas paper with the ornament die.  The she stamped this background onto her ornament with VersaMark and embossed it in gold, then sponged a bit with the Aged Mahogany ink.  WHAT A LOOK!!!

Fancy Framed Tags One die set – Linda used the die on the far right today.

All dies used today are ON SALE!!!

NOTE: ALL standard sized Spellbinders dies are currently reduced in priceENJOY THE SALE!!!

Check out the Spellbinders Die D-Lites (smaller sets)All new Die D-Lites are in stock!


Find Christmas collections for 2013 here:

JUST ARRIVED ~~~ Webster’s Pages:  A Christmas Story, It’s Christmas ~~~ JUST ARRIVED

Anna Griffin:  Emerald Forest, Yuletide Greetings, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Kitsch

Kaisercraft:  Christmas Carol, St Nicholas, Holly Bright, Santa’s List, Gingerbread

Graphic 45:  The Twelve Days of Christmas

My Mind’s Eye:  Vintage Christmas

Authentique:  Joyous

Bo Bunny:  Silver and Gold, Elf Magic

Check out our Christmas category to find more Christmas items.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Find many more gorgeous Design Team projects by scrolling down.  The girls have been so very, very busy!

Thank you for stopping in and have a wonderful evening!

We’ll be back REAL soon —  hope to see you then!


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  1. Chris Piette says:

    Both designs so beautiful, yet so different. What creative ladies!

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