I decided to sit down a few days ago and have a play with a really cute stamp set from the 2012 Holiday Catalogue, called Color Me Christmas – and what a fun this set is, especially with Blendabilities! :)

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I thought these would make some gorgeous gift tags, so I set out to make a 12pk box – 3 of 4 designs (I didn’t use the stocking!).

I cut my Whisper White cardstock to 5.1cmx9.5cm (2″x3-3/4″) and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to round the top of the tag.

Using Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, I started working on Santa’s suit and his candy cane. I then used the Ivory pen from the Skin Tones Blendabilities pack, and coloured in Santa’s legs, face and hands.

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Now, I’m the type of blender that starts with the darkest Blendabilities pen, working my way to the lightest; but if you’re a beginner, start with the lightest, then add shadowing with your medium and darkest pens, then finish by blending all over with the lightest pen.

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Moving onto the tree tag, I used the Old Olive Blendabilites, and the darkest pen from the Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo Blendabilities packs. I punched a star from the Silver Glimmer Paper, using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

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On the back of the tags, I used one of the stamps from the Merry Everything stamp set in the current Holiday Catalogue. This particular stamp has a border, but by colouring with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to omit the border for the simple ‘To’ and ‘From’.

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And here they are! The tags are now complete, with a touch of ribbon, tied off with a cute little bow from the 1/8″ Silver ribbon, and 1/8″ Gold ribbon in our Annual Catalogue.

Hope this has inspired you! :)