Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Green Christmas tags

I meant to share these earlier but got hung up with the kids and fighting a cold. So, finally, here are some very simple Christmas tags that I made using a somewhat unusual material.

Can you guess what the embossed silver is? It's the underside of the foil lids for Pringles potato chips! We were supposed to give out Pringles at Halloween but somehow almost all the cans were leftover and so the kids and dear hubby have been eating them. I've saved all the cannisters too although I haven't made anything with them quite yet.

For the tags, I first cut the foil into circles and then embossed using a couple of different Cuttlebug folders. This stuff embossed very easily - it didn't even have to go through the machine. I wanted to keep the tags very simple so I just glued the foil circles onto a scalloped circle of cardstock. Then a scrap of ribbon attached with a brad, and I was pretty much done. I decided that the holly embossed tags looked a bit too plain though so I used Copic markers to add a shadow of colour to the embossed images. I think the addition of the colour really makes those tags pop.
Super simple, and practically free. I just love repurposing in my crafts! I also love that the tags could be hung on the tree too - the silver foil really reflects the lights (in fact, I had a terrible time getting pictures that were clear because of the reflections).

Dutch Dare - Christmas tag or ornament
Fussy and Fancy - anything but a card
Crafty Cardmakers - tags
Critter Sketch - no patterned paper
Cooking it up with Katie - favourite technique (dry embossing), ribbon & brads
Copic Creations - sparkle
Simon Says Stamps - silver, white & blue
Pile it on - gift wrapping & tags


  1. These tags are gorgeous! I love the embossed foil lids! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Tammy x

  2. what a great idea!!!love how you recyle somethings :)

    thanks for playing along with dutch dare challenge :)

    yenni :)

  3. What gorgeous tags I love these.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with

  4. What a great idea! I love that you "recycled" the foil.....very clever!!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!

  5. These are adorable. Wonderful embellish and love how you color the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge. We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  6. WOW I love these!!!


  7. Great tags!! Brilliant idea - recycling is good!

  8. Wow, what a great idea and they're gorgeous too! Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations. hugz, Mary