10 December 2016

From the Kitchen

A holiday tradition for many people is making stuff in the kitchen to give to family and friends. It's a gift from the heart of the home. It's an offering to break bread together in peace and tranquility. It's also a great way to make or get sweets you don't normally make or get at any other time of year.


Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Christmas Gifts
Emerald Creek: Winter Wishes
Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas Baking
Crafty Card Makers: Anything But a Card
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Skrappy challenge: Anything But a Card
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafting: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Anything Christmas


Putting It Together

I decided to make a tag because a tag can easily be hung from a baggie of treats.

I decided to make this a "no lines' colouring, so I stamped the image with Desert Sand.

Using a waterbrush and Distress Inks smushed on a plastic sheet, I painted the image.

After colouring, I added white gel pen dot sprinkles to the cupcakes and Wink of Stella. I also added touches of Stickles to the hair ties.

I used a stitched rectangle to trim the image panel and then used the Misti to add a sentiment below the girl.

I added another sentiment above the image panel to give a place to write who the gift is from.

On the back of the tag, I stamp and embossed a spoon and complimentary sentiment. The back of a tag is more readily seen than the back of a card so I like to treat it like the inside of a card.

I added a pair of stacked buttons, some bells, and ribbon to finish the tag.


  1. Love your tag! Such a sweet image! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges. Hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  2. A wonderful gift tag. A lovely image that you have painted beautifully and the ribbon and bells are perfect embellishments. Great step-by-step tutorial and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

  3. This tag is really sweet! Thanks for sharing with us (again!), at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  4. Beautiful Christmas Tag Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Your tag is so beautiful! Love the cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  6. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful Christmas Tag Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. This tag is just so cute and love the no line coloring. Awesome colors and cutest image. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  8. Cute tag. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  9. Great tag Rijacki! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company


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