Monday, December 19, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #91 - Trimming with a Tag

It's almost Christmas..!!  Are you just as excited as me...?!  Our family has been busy with our favorite holiday outings and traditions -- and also nursing my little guy through a four-day fever -- but I did have time to make a few tags for this week's Trimming with a Tag challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.

I made these Baby Jesus gift tags to decorate the wrapping for my son's Sunday School teachers' gifts.  It's hard to find gift wrap and trimmings that relate the holiday back to Christ, so I enjoyed making my own packaging to acknowledge God's Perfect Gift.  (Jesus, that is -- not Bath & Body Works.)

Here's a closeup of a tag:

Project Details:
  • Paper - cardstock by Recollections; green patterned paper by Me & My Big Ideas
  • Cricut Cuts - baby Jesus and star from Winter Folic, page 71; tag from Winter Frolic, page 70
  • Embossing - manger with The Paper Studio's Wood Grain; swaddling clothes with Cuttlebug's Distressed Stripes
  • Other - inking with yellow and light green Colorbox ink pads; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; baby Jesus and star on pop dots

I'm totally loving how they turned out -- and now wishing that I'd made tags for all the gifts under the tree.  Oh well, maybe next year. :)  Yes, along with 50+ handmade Christmas cards.  (I have very high hopes for 2012, eh?)

Have you made a fun tag this season?  Or used a tag on a scrapbook page?  Go share at Fantabulous Cricut this week for our final challenge of the year.  Happy crafting!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

BBTB2: Challenge - Winter Frolic Tag
CardzTV: Cricut Cardz Challenge #98 - Tag, You're It
Die Cuttin' Divas - Tags, Tags, & More Tags
Whimsical Designs: Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Tags


  1. What a great way to decorate your little package up:) I love the tag and the cuts are beautiful!!! Love it Jessica! Have a Merry Christmas:)

    Sherrie K a!

  2. So cute-- what a great idea. Hope your little man is feeling better!!!

  3. That is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  4. Absolutely perfect tags for Sunday school teachers. We appreciate you sharing them with us at BBTB2.

  5. Love the Baby Jesus tags. Great job and how sweet you remembered the SS teachers. I bet they love them.

  6. Your Baby Jesus tags are fabulous - and just perfect for your son's Sunday School teachers! I love that you are showcasing the true meaning of Christmas, too. That gets lost so easily!
    I'm glad your little guy is feeling better!

  7. Oh, wow!!! These are so cute!! I love them! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!!

  8. These are as sweet as can be and perfect for your son's Sunday Scool teachers. Beutiful job! thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  9. Jessica, that is super adorable!! I love all the embossing!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  10. These are the sweetest tags ! I love that you took the time to make tags that highlight the REASON behind the season .... Beautiful !! Thank you so much for sharing with us at BBTB2 !!!

  11. These are so sweet! Great job, thanks for playing along with us at CCC! Happy New Year!

  12. Happy new year cute card. Hope to see you a lot this year.

    DIANA L.