A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge; CFC #118; NBUS #65; Rudolph Day

Greetings, Crafty Friends!
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Today is the 25th day of the 10th month of the 2,013th year and that means it is another blog hop challenge at Nichole's Papertrey Ink (PTI) glorious website, as well as Rudolph Day at Stamping For Pleasure.  And we can't forget we've also whooshed around to another Friday, drawing ever more perilously close to Christmas!!
 
My friend Sandra hosts Rudolph Day where the rule is that you have to make something festive ~  and for this month's PTI blog hop challenge we are to make festive tags.  Here is our photag inspiration:
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As fun would have it, there is also a "tags and bags" challenge going on at CAS-ual Fridays, so I'm linking up there, as well.

Frank Lee, I prefer making cards to making tags, so this was a challenge for me that turned out to be happily successful once I decided that I wanted to make my tags in the shape of a Ball jar.  I used a die from Paper Smooches for my jar, but you can also find fine jar dies at other companies, including PTI.
 
With one exception of pine needles (from SU!), the little jar tags are filled with PTI images, most of which are NBUS, and all of the tags are made from either PTI white or kraft paper.  The other ingredients I'll list at the end.  Almost all of the images were enhanced with either Wink of Stella pens or my white gel pen.  Unfortunately, even taking the pictures in the sunlight did not show off the winking and sparking that you can see IRL. 
 
I made seven tags.  Actually I made ten of them, but three didn't quite get finished in time.  
 
Enjoy~

  
 
  
  
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*  
 
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment.  I'm very blessed to hear from so many of you and I treasure each and every one!

 
*Life Is Too Short! 
 
Images:  PTI "Holiday Button Bits" and
"Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers"
Dies:  PTI "Holly Jolly"
Paper Smooches "Crystal Clear" jar
Ink:  PTI spring moss, new leaf, pinefeather
Doodle Twine
Rain Dots by Cloud 9
Wink of Stella and Sakura gel pen
Miscellaneous silver thread, hemp, eyeballs, jingle bells, and felt
Cropadile, SU! rivets

91 comments:

Jodi_E said...

Love the jar theme. Very cute!

Sammy said...

These are all FABULOUS Darnell! I love every. single. one.
And I may well steal your idea at some point as I've not even started on tags for this year's pressies yet! ;-) x

Kim M said...

Those are fantastic, Darnell! Love them. Especially the one with the pine branches and the one with the snowflakes. Awesome! :-)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very cute and very creative Darnell! Love them.

OH Babs said...

Congrats on your spotlight at MUSE and your anniversary. I like many others are pleased to be a member of your fan club as you bring smiles to many.

Pamela said...

Love all the fun things you put in your jar tag!!!

Karen Petitt said...

I love them! I want the jar stamp and die, the one with the huge silver heart is my favourite, gorgeous creations which will make beautiful tags - really wonderful Darnell x

Sue - said...

I love the idea of using jars as tags! And the fun fillings!

Viv said...

Oh what fabulous sparkly tags Dr Arnell, I love them all equally. Hope you are keeping well my lovely friend ? thanks for the comments too....so kind :) hugs Viv xx

Helen F. said...

Fabulous idea, Darnell! I may have to CASE this one for tags on Preserves/Jams Gifts my SIL asked me to make for her this year :)

Marcia said...

Every one of these is SO cute! What a great idea to use the jar for your tag! :0)

artful-notions said...

Love these! Each one a jar of sweet treats!

Sherrie M. said...

LOVE your tags, especially the sugar cookie and pine needles. They are all so lovely.

Lisa said...

These are all so fun, great job Darnell!!

Nancy Guse said...

Love the jars and whats inside!

jimlynn said...

Precious jar tags! Love all of them.
Lynn

Rema said...

You're so creative Darnell! These are awesome...

Martha said...

Darnell, what a DARLING set of tags! Beautifully done!

Deepti said...

Love the idea of a jar as a tag :) all tags are amazing but my favorite is the one with the snowflakes

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the jar tags!!! Hmm, trying to decide if the cookies or the snowflakes are the my favorite!

Diana K said...

Love the jar theme! So original and creative. I also like the way you stuck the ribbon on the bottle neck threads on a couple of them.

scrappymo! said...

Fantastic theme Darnell.
These are so cute!

~amy~ said...

How super cute! Love that they are all different and I'm such a huge fan of the mason jar!

Amanda said...

Cool idea, think I may have to borrow this one, I have the lawn fawn jar and will be filling it with cookies as that was my favourite one, I could last smell the ginger. Hugs, Amanda x

Jill Norwood said...

I love all of these! Those sugar cookies look good enough to eat!!!
:)

Sadie said...

So cute jars!! and all the fillings. Great tags, all of them.

Sadie said...

So cute jars!! and all the fillings. Great tags, all of them.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. LOVE the jar tags! Such a creative idea to use the jars and then fill them with fun and beautiful images / dies. Great job!! Lolly xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your jar tags - so cute!

ps I had fun CASEing your Muse card too! :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

How clever you used jar
love your work
hugs Tamara

Geri said...

Another ingenious, fun & whimsical idea! You're the master dear friend!

Filling up these jars with 'stuff' really has no limit! The sugar cookie jar looked so yummy, I wanted to reach in, pluck one out and devour it before you saw that one was missing!

Each one is just so unique! Love them all - the snowflakes stole my heart!

...hmmmm.....how would you capture a jar full of Spiced Run & Eggnog using paper?

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a great collection of tags, Darnell! I love them all!

Sue said...

A wonderful selection of tags Darnell. I love how the jars are all filled with fabulous festive goodies.
I especially love the jolly gingerbread man!
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue.

Laura B. said...

Fun, fun! Love the gingerbread man with google eyes! So cute!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Great tags, Darnell ! I like the cookie one the best because I LOVE sugar cookies! Yummy!

Nonni said...

Oh wow, these are all so fab! Impossible to choose a favorite. :)

craftmates said...

Your jar tags are fabulous!- Irma

Cheryl said...

OMG'osh Darnell, these are absolutely adorable! Every single one of them!

JD/ Jill said...

These are all so nicely done! Thanks for the inspiration.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Love each and everyone of them Darnell! They're fantastic!

Bobby said...

Your jar tags are just the cutest, Darnell.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Love the jar of snowflakes :)

Marybeth said...

Oh MY Gosh Darnell! I love these jar tags, what an adorable idea ! You did good you!

Brandi said...

Fabulous tags!!!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea for tags! I love the jars full of goodies! The gingerbread with the googly eyes made me grin and the snowflakes made me Aaaah! Thanks for the heads up at ATSM! I love being in such good company!

Kathy D said...

I think I like the last one, with the snowflakes, the best! All are beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

These are just too darn cute!!!!! Love those jars (had not seem them before), and your fillers are fabby.

Michelle said...

Holy smokes! These tags are sooo creative!!! Fabulous job!

MagsB said...

Awwww, those jars are so cute and adorable! And what clever variations on the theme, too!

Thank you *very much* for your kind comments on my blog regarding my daughter Sacha. She is up and down (depending on whether it is 'chemo week' or not) - I find it very strengthening when friends (online or off!) are so supportive, I really appreciate it. Thank you so much!!

love, Mags B xx

Greta said...

Very clever idea, Darnell! My favorites are the ornaments & the one with the holly leaves.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!! My favourite is the silver snowflakes jar. :-)

Steph Hilt said...

Great idea using the Friendship Jar for your tags! Each is unique with attention to detail. Nice work!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the filled jars - what a great idea for tags Darnell!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell love your collection of tags, the jars are a perfect tag shape for the holidays.

Sharron said...

What a fabulous idea! Love all the wonderful fillers. I think my favorites are the snowflakes and the pine & holly.

A Crafty Person said...

The Christmas jars are a wonderful idea! All your jars are awesome.

Sindhu said...

Super sweet tags Darnell! Love them all!

Linda Nicholson said...

Love how you used the jars as tags! Would be perfect for edible type gifts. Each tag is lovely, but Ieespecially like the snowflake!

Linda

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh Darnell, one is cuter than the next! I'm the same ... not a huge fan of tags. Maybe it's because people are more abt to throw them away? Anyway, great job on your tags ... the sugar cookies in the kraft jar is my fave, I think. Thanks also for linking up to CAS-ual Fridays!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Oh my gosh, Darnell !!!! I am in LOVE with these amazingly CUTE tags!!! The first and the last are my faves!!! SO STINKIN' cute to have cookies in the jar!!!

~~ I am a NEW follower in a matter of speaking!!
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OMG ~~~ take about a pain in the KEESTER!!!!

Have patience with me while I
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see you soon xo

The Crafty Laydee said...

Darnell-These are just FAB-ulous! Love them all-especially the Gingerbread man squeezed in there with his googly oogly eyes!
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Nessa xxxxx:)

Brenda in IN said...

This is such a cute idea. Love the cookies. The yellow lights look shiny, like they are lit up!

mypapercraftworld said...

What a simply splendid idea for your tags, Darnell ... these jars are sooo cute! I love how you've filled each one with different festive delights ... and am struggling to choose a fave ... so I won't, they're all too fabulous! Anita :)

Kristii said...

Love each and every one if your tags! They are all as cute as can be!

Terri said...

Very cute. I especially like the one with the little gingerbread man.

Emily Keaton said...

These jar tags are SO much fun, Darnell!! VERY clever :)

Happy Dance said...

Leave it to you, Miss darn Clever, to use Mason Jars as tags!!These are so sweet! Totally love them. Mr. Gingy looks good enough to eat, too. Awesome, girlfriend. You rock. Bev

Karin said...

Great tags Darnell, the last one is my fovourite one!
Karin x

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your cute and creative mason jar tags, Darnell! The gingy is my fave with the googly eyes. :)

Carolyn Picken said...

Wonderful tags, I love making tags, but not sure what to do with them. I don't give many gifts for Christmas now that my kids are grown, thanks for the inspiration,

Jean said...

Wow ~ you really went all out ~ all different and all fabulous tags and ten of them! The last one is my fave, as I love anything with snowflakes!

Di said...

Wow Darnell, what a lovely selection of tags, each one is gorgeous! Clever you :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wahooo . . . you've been making lots of lovely festive tags. LOVE the shape AND the contents! I especially like the googly-eyed gingerbread man and the beautiful snowflake one at the end.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sylvia Blum said...

so many pretty tags :) love your jar-tags! very unique and beautiful
Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
Sylvia xx

Rita said...

Fabulous tags Darnell. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of these Darnell, you created such wonderfully themed tags, each one unique and beautifully made with such attention to detail! Very special tags for some very lucky recipients!

Indy said...

Love them all! What holiday cuteness in each one! I need a Bsll jar stamp and die cut! (I am partial to Ball jars as my grandfather worked at the Ball jar factory, my grandmother worked at Ball Stores, I was born at Ball Memorial Hospital, and I graduated from Ball State University! The Ball brothers were instrumental in the development of Muncie, Indiana!) Sorry about the history lesson. I just get so excited when I see projects using jars!! :)

Linda said...

You may not even see this comment you have so many. Anyway your tags are so cute and clever. Love them. Sorry, I have not been making comments lately, but hope to get back in the groove this week.

Dianne said...

STANDING and applauding you my dear, those photos are fantastic, showing every tag splendidly,I can see the shine with my beady eyes, seven brilliant little jars, fabulous creating Miss Darnell, all your linking makes every day special, how kool is that, big hugs, thanks for sharing, making me smile BIG...

cm said...

Applauding, cheering, and happy dancing (husband's away, house is mine, can do as I please) at how delightful, creative, darling and sweet your jar-tags are! I do love, love and love the 'smaller' canvasses to play with, but I don't make tags all that often. Yours, however, have set the wheels in motion; my mom is volunteering at a craft sale in December, so perhaps a small fleet of tags, as well as cards (need to get off the Halloween card diet soon) are in order. Fun post!!
c

Rachel W K said...

what an awesome idea to use the bell jars! such a great tag shape replacement. love them all!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

maria f. said...

Mega dosage of originality going on here Ms. Darnell. LOVE these. Lucky recipients.

Kim S said...

I am totally in awe of your creative tags!!

Joyce said...

Your jar tags are a brilliant idea. Each one is so sweet and festive. I wish I had thought to make my tags in a jar form. But, I still can, since it is only October. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindsey said...

What a fantastic set of tags! I've got to use my jar stamp more...these are so cute.

Hettie said...

Love these jars Darnell. I have often looked at this stamp and thought what would I use it for. Now you have shown me.
thanks for your comment yesterday. Glad you like my ring - though I did have to look at the post again to see what you meant!
My Hubby has good taste! Like I keep telling him!
Hugs
xx

Tanis Scott said...

Your snowflake tag is sooo pretty! And I love how that gingerbread man is trying to bust out of the jar. Or maybe he's getting ready to roll down a hill?

Elizabeth said...

Love the jar theme, Darnell, and clever of you to turn the challenge into something that suited your style too. They are all fabulous. Elizabeth xx

Jingle said...

These are AMAZING!!! I love your tag designs! I think the silver heart one is my favorite, but they are all fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

MaryH said...

Clever you to make your tag into jars! (I'm tag challenged myself, so admired this a whole lot!) Loved each that you did, and your idea to fill with NBUS(s) was inspired. These are so doggoned cute! Just learned about the Stella Wink pens...they looked fab here. Each little jar was so different...wish I had just a bit of your crafty imagination. Great entry. TFS & Hugs

paperella said...

Love, love, love your tags! Each and every of them! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays :D