Thursday, October 12, 2017

SSS Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop

Hello, friends. I'm thrilled to be part of a fun blog hop celebrating the latest release from Simon Says Stamp...

I wanted to get a jump start on the Holiday Season, so I created a few Christmas tags using the new picture book dies. I like to make a bunch of tags to keep on hand so when it comes time to wrapping gifts, I'm ready to go...

I die-cut THIS Deer, THIS Snowman, and THIS Santa image from cardstock, specialty paper, and felt. I love that these dies will easily cut through a variety of material. For all the tags, I used THIS die (one of my favorite tag dies of all time) and stamped a sentiment from THIS new set underneath each image using my MISTI and THIS ink.

Let's start with the Deer tag...

I used THIS cardstock for the tag and cut the deer pieces from THIS and THIS cardstock. I cut his scarf from THIS felt and added an emamel heart to it for decoration. I also added THESE for the eyes, just to add some playfulness.

For the Snowman tag...

I used THIS cardstock for the tag and applied THIS ink around the edges to add a bit of interest. I die-cut THIS glitter paper for the body and THIS and THIS cardstock for the hat and scarf. I used THIS cardstock for the nose and used black gems for the eyes and buttons. I used THIS on top of the hat for some shine.


For the Santa tag...

I used THIS cardstock for the tag and cut THIS felt for the suit and hat. I also used THIS felt for the beard and hat topper. I used THIS foil cardstock for the belt buckle and THIS cardstock for the belt. I added more of THESE for the eyes and added some color to his cheeks.

Here are a few tips...

*Since the die cuts out pieces and not the solid shape. I stamped two tags for each tag, one for the front and one for the back. I cut the image out of the front tag and adhered it to the second tag that was completely covered with adhesive on the front. This way the opening was covered with adhesive and I could inlay the pieces inside. It made the process much easier.

*Try adding some dimension to the image by layering certain pieces. As you can see with the deer, I added a few layers to the dark body part while only using one layer for the lighter parts. It adds so much dimension and makes the image pop...

*Try using other materials besides cardstock. I used felt, specialty papers, and foil paper on these tags...

*Adding embellishments to the image can really change the look. Just by adding the enamel/gem eyes, it gives a whole new look and can stretch the use of your dies...

I also stamped the back of all the tags with THIS stamp set so they are ready to go...

I'm a big fan of these picture book dies. Simon offers a whole collection of these. I've shared a card using them HERE.

KEEP HOPPING
There's so much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit my  talented friend, Kelly Latevola. You can start at the beginning of the hop HERE.

Here's the complete Blog Hop List...
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laura Bassen 
Shari Carroll 
Nichol Spohr
Heather Ruwe (YOU ARE HERE)
Kelly Latevola
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Kathy Racoosin
Lisa Addesa

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this inspires you to create some Christmas Tags.

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp is so generous and giving away a $25 gift coupon to one person at each stop on the hop...so be sure to leave a comment on every blog. The winners will be announced on the Simon Blog on Tuesday.

P.S. Looking for more inspiration using this release? Click HERE and HERE to see more projects I've shared using the new release products.

P.S.S. I've linked to all the new release products in THIS post.

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271 comments:

  1. Your tags are delightful. Thanks for sharing some great tips!

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  2. Love what the felt adds. Clever idea. Thanks.

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  3. Great Tags! And a GREAT Idea~start my Christmas Gift Tags EARLY! Loving the word dies as well.

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  4. Wow!! These are some Super CUTE tags!!!!

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  5. Those are adorable. I love the little eyes on the reindeer and the felt Santa. Too cute!

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  6. I love these dies and your tags are so cute.

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  7. Beautiful card and tags! Inspiring!

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  8. I am loving these picture book diecuts. Wonderful tags.

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  9. Beautiful tags! I love the cute eyes you used on them, too.

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  10. These are just the CUTEST tags ... love the new release!

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  11. These tags are the best! I love this release.

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  12. What an amazing release, and I love your tags.

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  13. OMG!! Your tags are so adorable!!

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  14. Love the idea of using the doodlebug eyes on the tags. The deer is my favorite!

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  15. Love the eyelashes on the reindeer!

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  16. Your attention to details is inspiring.

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  17. Cute tags ~ Dies look like they'll be fun to play with.

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  18. Fun tags and those eyes...lol!

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  19. Love the tags!!! So bright and cute. The eyes really stand out and are so adorbs!

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  20. These tags are awesome! They could be the gift themselves!

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  21. Such cute tags. i love the eyelashes on the reindeer!

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  22. The addition of the eyes makes me laugh out loud. Think I got to make me some tags...

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  23. Oh Man!!! These are so adorable!!! I love them!!! Thanks for the great advice!!

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  24. Such cute tags, I love the ribbon. The reindeer is my favorite with those eyes. Thank you for sharing.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  25. I never have enough tags when I need them for the holidays. I am in love with that reindeer!

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  26. Tags are just adorable love them

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  27. I think you just sold me on these dies!

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  28. lovely tags, the blue googly eyes made me smile, so so cute

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  29. Totally FUN tags! That reindeer cracks me up~

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  30. Such adorable little Christmas tags. I love the felt accents!

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  31. Love the tags with these adorable dies!

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  32. Adorable tags. Thanks for sharing...

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  33. Oh these tags are adorable, just said these are great to add to cards as embellishments!

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  34. Those are wonderful tags! So cute!!!!

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  35. Your tags are as cute as can be. I love them.

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  36. So cute. The deer's large eyes just made me giggle.

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  37. Adorable, and love your added touches!

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  38. How cute. Love to make tags and these are perfect!

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  39. The deer tag is so cute. I love the use of felt on all of them. Great idea.

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  40. Fabulous tags! I totally love 'em!

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  41. I love those dies and your tags are so cute with them! Love how everyone made the deer look so different.

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  42. What adorable tags! What a treat to see one of those on top of a Christmas present.

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  43. Thanks for sharing your very cute tags.

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  44. Love your tags - they're adorable! And thanks so much for the tip about using two tag pieces - that will make inlaying complicated die pieces so much easier!

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  45. this set is at the top of my list.
    It makes great cards and tags.
    Can't wait to get busy using it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  46. love the great tips, and the tags are adorable

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  47. These tags are great... such fun gift tags for younger kids!!! Thanks for sharing

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  48. love these cute tags - would make present giving so FUN:)

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  49. So adorable, I love the eyes on the reindeer and santa so cute

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  50. So many details for these darling tiny tags! I will admire from afar, because I don't have the patience to create something like this. Such pretty creations.

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  51. Heather, All 3 tags are super cute but..those eyelashes on the reindeer tag has my vote as the cutest tag I have seen so far. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Love the tags and the card. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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  53. Your tags are so cute, Santa looks a little overwhelmed.

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  54. love them all but especially the eyes on the deer.

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  55. Seems this is the year that we are all making tags - how can we not with such cute dies and stamps?

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  56. Super cute tags, love the way you did the eyes

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  57. Picture book dies? Yes please. So so cute. These tags are adorable.

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  58. Your tags are adorable!! Love the eyelashes on the reindeer. And love the tip to cut two tags!!!

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  59. Your tags are just the cutest! Love the card, too! Thanks for including the helpful tip of cutting 2 tags!

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  60. Tags are awesome, was just making some tags for a little gift box for crafting retreat. These would be great.

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  61. Adorable tags, Nichol. Thanks for the hints too.

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  62. Love your tags! You did a fantastic job! Thanks for being on the Blog Hop!

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  63. Such darling tags. Love the eyes!

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  64. eeekkk! I love the tags! I always struggle with adding little as possible of detail on mine as no one likes to look at them but you made them so simple and festive! Love it!

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  65. Your gift tags are awesome--too cute!

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  66. Your tags are cute. I especially like the eyes on the reindeer and Santa. I need to add these to my supplies.

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  67. Good tip on the inlay. These are cute tags.

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  68. Wow again these dies look so different when you see the actual image cut out. Just love your tags

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  69. Your tags are too cute Heather! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Your tags are amazing. And I love how the checked ribbon matches the color themes perfectly.

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  71. Beautiful tags! Thanks for sharing your tips on making them!

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  72. Adorable! I love the eyes & eyelashes on the deer. Felt on Santa was a perfect choice.

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  73. Adorable tags and I love all the little accents you added.

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  74. These are so cute--especially the reindeer eyes! I also like the card in the prior post! I have a 10 year supply of gift tags, so I don't generally make many. If I did start, I would probably have to move! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and a smile.

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  75. Love the colors you used, the reindeer is really cute!

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  76. These are great tags, love those eyes on the deer. LOL

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  77. I am loving the tags! The eyes just gives them personality- so cute!

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  78. These tags are just as cute as can be! I absolutely love the expression on the reindeer.

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  79. I love the detail in your adorable tags!!

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  80. Very cute tags! I make my own every year and these are great inspiration!

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  81. Super cute tags!! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.

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  82. Adorable, sweet tags. Love the eyelashes on the reindeer one. So cute!

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  83. I love what you've done with these tags. They are so cute.

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  84. I loved how you dressed up these dies! So cute and perfect. TFS!

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  85. Such a cute set of tags! Love the details and personalization on the characters!

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  86. These tags are so fun. Those eyes are the perfect addition.

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  87. Cute, cute tags... especially love the eye lashes on the deer!

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  88. The tags are soooo cute! You made me laugh with the eye lashes on the reindeer. She looks great.

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  89. The tags are cute and the details just add so much. Thanks for sharing (and the hints too)!

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  90. Adorable tags-your decorating made them special!

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  91. These are so adorable! Those eyes slay me :)
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

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  92. All of these tags are so cute! I especially love the reindeer one! The eyes from Doodlbug are hilarious!

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  93. the eyes make the tags! so adorable and fun!

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  94. That deer SLEIGHS me!!!!!!! I love love love all of these

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  95. I love ideas for tags and these are definitely cute! These dies are my favorite from the release.

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  96. I love ideas for tags and these are definitely cute! These dies are my favorite from the release.

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  97. I love making tags and that reindeer is so adorable!

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  98. Love these colorful tags--the gingham ribbon is perfect.

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  99. Your tags are soooooo cute!!!!

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  100. Those are some adorable tags, I will definitely have to try making my own for gifts this year!

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  101. Such fun tags - love those google eyes too! :)

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  102. Darling set of tags! The characters are so adorable!

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  103. These are terrific. Thanks for the great tips!

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  104. Like the looks of these tags using felt & other materials with embellishments.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  105. Oh my goodness Heather, these tags are adorable and I absolutely love the sweet eyelashes on that darling deer. So much fun! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  106. Stinkin’ cute! And your tips are super helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. That deer just makes me smile!

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  108. Oh my gosh, these tags are so cute!

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  109. Adorable tags Heather! I love them! I'm coming from Nichol's blog and she used the same dies but in a completely different way, I love seeing the versatility of these dies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  110. Thanks for sharing these super-fun tags (and for all your great how-to tips :-)). Santa is my favourite!

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  111. Your tags are adorable. Love those dies.

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  112. Perfect Christmas tags! Love them!!!

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  113. Very cute tags! Those eyes, ha!! They're great!

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  114. The tags are perfect to have ready for a last minute gift. The reindeer is my favorite because of her eyelashes. Love them!

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  115. Very cute tags! i especially love the reindeer and it's beautiful long eyelashes!

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  116. Super adorable tags with these awesome dies, love the reindeer eyelashes!

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  117. Awesome tags - so cute! Love all the little extras that make them even cuter!

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  118. Darling tags to add to someone special's Christmas gift.

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  119. These are just the cutest tags! I love the reindeer's eyelashes and Santa looks like he's in a daze!

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  120. ABSOLUTELY Christmas Cuteness!
    Love them !!

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  121. Aweeee !!! the tags are so adorable... The lashes on the reindeer are so cute. Very nice job. The all say Christmas... loud and clear. Perfect :)

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  122. These tags are so adorable! The eyelashes on the reindeer are so cute!

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  123. I really like your tags, although, I'm a bit confused by the explanation of the 2 tags, and one completely covered in adhesive..? Please elaborate just a little..? The snowman was my favorite, and I just love the ribbon you used!!! I really like the look that the felt gave it!!! Great job, keep it up!!! And thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. She cut two identical tags. From one of the tags she cut the snowman or the Santa. She covered the front of one of the tags with adhesive and stuck the tag with the die cut over it so that the adhesive was already there to piece in the image.

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    2. Thanks Charlotte for replying. That's exactly what I did. :)

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  124. Your tags are pretty darn cute! Great release from SSS!

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  125. Beautiful tags! I really love them, thank you for sharing.

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  126. So very cute, I love the dimensional eyes you added to these sweet characters!

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  127. You made beautiful tags ! They will put a smile on the face of the receiver (and not only because of the gift ;-) )

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  128. Oh Heather, I am loving these Picture Book critters! Absolutely sweet tags!

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  129. These are great! Thanks for the tips in putting them together.

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  130. Great tags, and great tip about cutting two tags, covering one with adhesive to ease in placing the pieces of the die cut. TFS

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  131. I always have intentions of making a bunch of gift tags for Christmas but somehow I never get them done and end up using store bought stickers... you’ve inspired me to actually do it this year! As soon as my cards are done I WILL make gift tags! They’re just too darn cute not to!

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  132. WOW a fabulous set of Tags, love these new dies.

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  133. Love the Santa die cut! So cute....

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  134. those tags are so cute and love all the tips! thanks for sharing!

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  135. Oooh, that deer is my fave!!!
    Great tips and awesome tags. thanks!

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  136. Loving these tags with santa, snowman, and reindeer!

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  137. oh my goodness... these tags are so adorable!!! Love!

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  138. The tags are so cute! thanks for the dimension tip!

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  139. Cute ideas. This is a great holiday release from SSS.

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  140. Your tags are so adorable. I love all the awesome dimension you
    achieved with everything. LOVE the felt!

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  141. Love the reindeer - those eyes!! cute!

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  142. The tags are super cute and love their little eyes!

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    1. I LOVE this adorable collection of festive tags! Each one is really cute and really a treasure too!

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  144. Your tags are adorable. Makes me want to craft!

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  145. Cute cute cute tags - love the eyes!

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  146. Can’t decide which one I like most. Thanks for sharing.

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  147. These are fantastic - love the use of felt!

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  148. Such cute tags!! So adorable die cuts.

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