Monday, January 27, 2020

Christmas Coffee Tag

Hello you!!! I hope your weekend treated you with respect! I need to get BUSY on Christmas 2020 so today I have a home decor tag to share that features some hand-stitching and beading.
As is my usual habit, I have decorated both sides of the tag. I began making it back during the winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in early December, but as is also my usual habit, I did not get anywhere near finishing it in time to participate. I spied some tiny paper snowflakes on Amazon right after Christmas and bought them with my Christmas gift money. So perhaps I wasn't meant to finish until now after all!

The snowflakes look so pretty as sewn-on edging. I found some tiny blue seed beads in my stash and added one to each snowflakes. My original plan was to sew them on both sides and I may still do that later, but the sewing I did do wore out my fingers and hands for the time being. If I could only thread a needle more easily! lol

I have a ton of coffee stamps and was planning to use them on cards I give, but I've discovered that not that many drink it anymore! WUT??? So, I may just have to do a Java Jingle Bells Mini Tree (Ha! Love that!) and make hanging tags for it using my stamps.

At any rate, I have had the Impression Obsession coffee cups stamp for*seems*like*ever and to my recollection has never been inked up, so it was time! The Stamplorations sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair green and heat-embossed. The coffee cups were colored with ProMarkers and the coffee and the aromas were coated with Sakura metallic glitter gel pen. Sorry for the blurry pic. It was the only one that picked up the metallic shine.

Tiny blue rhinestones frame the sentiment up top, which was die cut out of card stock scraps using a Clear Dollar 2-piece label die. At the bottom, I created some *Bauble Fringe* by stringing a bead and a bauble (a flat sequin, actually) with embroidery thread. I used Basic Grey Skate Shoppe for my tag base, using one pre-made tag that came with the collection, and then cutting another tag out from the collection paper and glueing the two back to back. To finish off the front, I tied some blue tinsel at the tag hole.

Now on to the other (back) side of my tag: I've used the same Spellbinders Label Nesties, as I did on the front, to die cut my stamping surface for the Stamplorations coffeepot and Cornish Heritage Farms Christmas Cheer sentiment. The bottom Stamplorations sentiment is stamped on the Clear Dollar 2-piece die cut, and all stamping was heat-embossed.

I added 3 silver paper snowflakes that were part of my purchase and then I coated the coffee inside the pot with Glossy Accents and colored the aroma with grey ProMarkers. It was at that point I decided to wait to add all the white snowflakes to this side. I kind of like the rough-hewn, imperfectly-stitched border.

What can I say? It was an idea I had and not too shabby for not knowing what the heck I was doing and having absolutely no game plan as to how to achieve neat stiches. I just intuitively sewed, so I think it's definitely Sigh*Of*Relief-worthy, LOL.

1.  Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge -- I've used their product on both sides of my tag.

2.  Brown Sugar Challenge #297: AG
3.   Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies -- I've used Spellbinders Label and Clear Dollar Label dies.  

4.   ABC Christmas Jan. Challenge: A=AG B=BINGO -- I chose B (Patterned Paper/Christmas Sentiment/Embossing)  
5.   Christmas Crafts All Year Round: Anything Christmas or Holiday-Related
6.   Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge #158: Winter or Springtime -- WINTER
7.   Sparkles Monthly Challenge #124: Winter Blues
8.   Jingle Belles Challenge JB:20:02: Look What Santa Brought Me -- Amazon Santa brought me the paper snowflakes. :-) 
9.   The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge: Jan AG -- I have hand-stamped all of the images and sentiments front and back.
10. The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge: Newly Acquired Stash -- Amazon Santa brought me the paper snowflakes.
11. The Three Muses Challenge: Happiness Is... -- COFFEE!! (and still being able to thread a needle and sew)
12. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 5th Anniversary Challenge #124: Always AG
13. More Mixed Media Jan. Challenge: AG + Opt. BLUE -- I have played the Blue option.
14. Tag Tuesday: Winter Scenes
15. Outlawz Festive Friday 1/24-2/6: Christmas theme

Thanks for visiting and allowing me to share my creativity with you. Happy Week Ahead, XXO


SmilynStef said...

how fun is that glitter and fringe ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Sandra Wright. said...

Super Tags Aimeslee..Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at Tag Tuesday.
I must say a big Thank You for all your well wishes and comments on my blog.
Hugs from Sandie xx

Darlene said...

OH WOW these are amazing Aimeslee and just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Great coffee tag . Lisa from Brown Sugar Challenge #297: AG

Martina said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us in CCAYR challenge. Hope you will participate in our next challenge. Martina - DT

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag Aimeslee, and just right for me as a big coffee lover. Thanks so much for linking to Tag Tuesday. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Vickie Y said...

Fun tags! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge

pinky said...

Wow Aimeslee these are truly amazing!! You are such a talent!! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Winter Christmas tags. Love all the detail
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Taluula said...

Glad you got to participate. Great little bit of happiness.

Crafting with Darcy said...

Amy, this is so fun and creative! I love all the photos you've included! What a fun tag! Sorry I haven't been able to comment very much. I have a two month old puppy in the house and I swear it is worse than an infant!

Donna Ellis said...

What a cute Christmas tag, Aimes, and just right for a gal with a load of things on her list to do. The tiny snowflake border is DARLING and the other details are so cute - right down to the little pompom beads holding large sequins. I'm really incredulous at the tee-tiny blue centers on your tee-tiny snowflakes! LOL Fabulous creation! hugs, de

Joy Wilson said...

Oh Wow! I love these tags! The dangling gems make it even more fun! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

lauren bergold said...

such a FUN card and a great use of the new snowflakes from amazon santa! ;) thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥

Nandini said...

Amazing work of art. Love all the gorgeous details.Great to see you in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Helen said...

Lovely tag!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Wei said...

Awesome creations! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Alyson Mayo said...

Very unique tags - I love the steaming tea cups on the first one. Nice work!

Cindy said...

Your tags are so fun! Love the beading at the bottom!! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.