Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Gift Tag


I was so happy Tracey McNeely asked me to take part in her 25 Days of Christmas Tags special. I've enjoyed reading her tag series, which is now in its THIRD year! Tracey is the sweetest crafter around, always leaving encouragement for everyone. I seriously don't know how she does it all, especially since she's on a million design teams. Its been a real delight to know her better over the years.


I just got the MFT Die Namics Accent It Celebrate word dies (Thanks Helen!!) and totally fell in love. There are so many different ways I could use "celebrate" for this tag, but I ended up dividing it into thirds and loosely layering the letters.

The ribbon, which totally makes the tag, is from none other than ...


 EEEK! Paper Source! I've been waiting for it to open for many months now, and on American Black Friday I finally got my chance. It is literally 3 minutes from my house. A tad closer than Michael's. I know, crazy! Paper Source started out being a high-quality stamping/paper/stationary store downtown Chicago, and apparently has branched out to 40+ locations now, mostly around LA, New York and Chicago. 
 

I couldn't resist. While getting the Paper Source photo, this photo was right next to it. We saw the wonderful Disney movie Frozen and this is my youngest getting out of the theater with his 3D glasses and hat. He wore that take-out container (unused) on his head for most of the day.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

27 comments:

  1. FAB tag Kelly - love the layered "celebrate"!! Gorgeous photo too :)

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  2. LOVE your tag! Always original and creative! Love how you used that MFT diecut! I am super jealous that Paper Source is so close to you! I bet you feel even more inspired! I adore the little guy's cute photo!

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  3. Ahhh...that store looks absolutely amazing Kelly! I love your sweet picture of your little guy...and your tag is gorgeous!

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  4. Obviously, 3D glasses and a container are the go-to outfit for the Season... we mums are so clueless!
    And what a cool tag! I love the gradient reds you used to spell "celebrate". Uh... a Paper Source 3 minutes from your home??? That totally beats when I used to live in front of Ikea in Madrid!

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  5. Saw your tag on Tracey's blog, very FUN Kelly!! 3 minutes form your house...that could be dangerous LOL!!! Hope they come to a town near me. Your son looks like he was having a great day ;)

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  6. What a great tag! Love how you divided up the word die, so clever and the ombre is fantastic. And YAY for having a great store so close by! Jealous!

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  7. Had to pop over from Tracey's blog to comment on your amazing tag! Love how you separated Celebrate in the fun ombre colors. That store looks great and so close. The closest craft store to me is 45 minutes. :( Nearest Michael's is 2 hours. Yes, I live in the boonies. haha
    Great photo of your son. :)

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  8. LOVE your tag...isn't Paper Source awesome!
    Cute pic:)

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  9. Gorgeous Tag! Love the picture of your son, too cute! My son has a Paper Source near his home so he often buys me gifts from there. He knows me well.

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  10. The tag is awesome! Love the layered sentiment :)
    Jealous of that store being only 3 minutes away from you home!! and did you say around New York? I must check that out. Your boy looks adorable! cute take out box hat!

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  11. Your baby is the cutest Kelly! Please tell him that was a very stylish hat! LOL Your tag is so delightful, love the colours and of course your fabulous spin you put on everything. No Paper Source in Canada but maybe I will come to yours and we can meet one day!

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  12. What a wonderful tag Kelly - fabulous design with the cut up sentiment and another barn star - I was inspired to make a card with a barn star after seeing your post - gave you credit for the inspiration and linked to your blog post - We have Paper Source stores here in Massachusetts as well - one just down the street from where I work in Boston - they have such fun stuff there!

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  13. As soon as I saw this tag on Tracey's blog, I knew you were today's guest. This screams "Notable Nest"! Great rich colours, modern style and of course, the barn star! Love it!

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  14. I'm echoing Ardyth's words, Kelly ... knew this was your's ... it's so glorious, with your trademark dimensional star! OK, having a papercraft store of any kind within three minutes of home is sheer luxury ... how fantastic ... luxuriate away! Anita :)

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  15. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this tag! I just got that die and now I'm so excited to try what you've done here!! This is really fabulous with the three shades of red! The new store look soooooo fun and the kiddo is just darling!

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  16. Sweet tag!!! This idea could go lots of ways, hmmmm.....I can see it's one I absolutely must try! And that star...it's the perfect fit here. I'd be so in trouble with a Paper Source that close...but I'd make the best of it! Lol. Hope your Christmas is merry and bright, and that your elf is "safe". Bev

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  17. Your tag is great Kelly!! Love the star and how you did the celebrate, dividing the letters and the ombre affect!

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  18. wow! Paper Source?! I have one not too far from lily's school in Lakeview. I remember my 1st time at Paper Source on North Avenue back in 1992! I bought a few stamps there for my Mom for Christmas and she has been hooked ever since!
    I love your tag and that ombré effect, similar to your star composition...
    not only do I love ombré effect, I also happen to love these rich shades of red!
    Thank You for sharing you talent with us Kelly!
    It is a Joy to see it in action time and time again!

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  19. I love your tag so much! Brilliant way to use the die cut! I am SO JEALOUS of your new Paper Source store. I've never been to one and I can't believe you have one that close to you! That would be so dangerous!!

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  20. I wish I had a craft store that close. I've taken to online shopping because I don't have anything near. Your tag is really you. I love that you cut apart the word.

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  21. Oh, that tag is clever and fabulous, Kelly!

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  22. Fabulous tag and Paper Source is one amazing store right and any time of the year too!

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  23. A layered cut apart sentiment ombré tag? Gorgeous!! I would SO be in that store every day if I lived a few minutes away! So excited for you!!!

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  24. Oh man - another die that one just has to have... It's a darn good thing that store didn't open near my house. And I think your son's gonna kill ya for that photo. In like, five years.

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  25. So what else did you get at Paper Source? I could live in that store. Love it.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly