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Christmas in July with Imagine Crafts & Stencil Girl!

Hello! Have you heard? The Imagine AIRs have been hopping with Stencil Girl! If you have been here before, you know I loooove me some stencils, so this collaboration was very exciting for me! The teams are hopping for 3 consecutive Saturdays, and this is week 2. I have the entire list of hop links at the bottom of the post. Be sure you don't miss anyone!

I decided to to create an extra large gift tag with my new stencils. Using red cardstock, I taped down the Journal Texture #8 Stencil and inked it up with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I promise you, this is the BEST gold ink you will ever use! The Journal stamp only has 2 diamonds on it (it's a 4x4" stencil), so after I inked up the first pair, I moved over the stencil, lined it up, and inked again.

Next I wanted to do something textural with the Urban Insiders Star. So I took some evergreen cardstock, taped down the star, and slathered on some yummy Iridescent Green Creative Medium. After the medium dried, I gave the stars a loose fussy cut.

Here, you can see how fabulous the Urban Insiders Star looks with the Creative Medium. Look at that sheen! You can also see how glimmery the Delicata ink is. 

I then took a vintage alphabet from Stampendous and stuck the word "joy" on to an acrylic block. I inked that up with White Shimmer Delicata ink and stamped it a few times on my tag. It's subtle on camera, but shows up really nicely in person. I added a large red eyelet to the upper left corner and some red twine to finish off my tag. This could also be a ginormous bookmark, but I like the idea of using it as a tag. To give you an idea about the size, it's approx 4" x 8."

Take a look at the info below to get the scoop on the amazing giveway, and the full hopper list. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.
You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.


Melody said…
I can imagine the tag being nicer than the gift itself. You did a great job.
Teresa Doyle said…
Oh Alison, I am a HUGE fan of beautiful tags and I LOVE this one! I don't have any stencils yet but I WILL be getting on the 'stencil train" very soon and I WILL be trying this! Just awesome. TFS!
Peg Robinson said…
What a fun colorful tag Tfs
Diane said…
This is the gift. Love these stencils!
Pam B said…
Wonderful tag!
Jade Adams said…
LOVE the IRIDESCENt colors!!
Bibliofil said…
I really like the bookmark idea; such a simple fast, useful small but personal gift!

Karen Lynn said…
I like the colors you used in the tag.
Rita Montgomery said…
I love this tag. That Journal Texture #8 stencil is killer. Thanks for sharing.
Carol w said…
Love to make fancy tags for gifts and this is a beautiful one. I need that star stencil!
Heather Lynn said…
Great idea and terrific colors!!
Tarnished Rose said…
Nice I shiny....I like!
Roxanne said…
A lovely tag. Another great idea.
Neva Cole said…
Very fun! Love the layering in the design!
Lisa Derby Oden said…
Beautiful tag! I'd keep it to save if it was on a gift to me - time to make some for the holidays!
Mary Thoma said…
What a wonderful project...I never thought of urban insiders as a "Christmas" kind of stencil but it just goes to show if you set your hat to do something...just wow! mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com
Denise Bryant said…
Love the look of that Delicata ink! Beautiful tag!
such a fun little tag, love your ideas
Mary Holshouser said…
I make the tags for my presents and
I'm always looking for new ideas.
Love your tag.
The stars are great.
thanks for sharing.
Mary Holshouser said…
Forgot to leave my e-mail.
Hope you can add it with my reply.
txmlhl(at)yahoo (dot com)
SmilynStef said…
Gorgeous combination of shimmer and texture
Beth Figiel said…
I kinda think the TAG is the gift! I would probably like more tags than most gifts, unless it was a tag attached to a gift card to Stencil Girl or art products. Thanks. cbfigiel(at)gmail(dotcom)
Sue Chesley said…
I love the tag! I'm thinking a bunch of these made and hung across a window, staggered, would make a cute
christmas window decoration. Thanks for sharing!
Kathy E. said…
This is soooo pretty, especially with the stars and shininess! As a teacher, I love the idea of this being a bookmark, but it would also be great to use as tags for folder labels, storage boxes, or even name tags on lockers for the students! There is no end to what these could be used for!
Andrea said…
Love the tag!!! I really want to try these products!
mcsuetx said…
Tags are wonderful any time of the year. I really like your choice of stencils!! mcssuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)
I spent one Christmas making tags and can see from your project that I need to return to it again. Thank you for the reminder!
Mans De Fada said…
Very beautiful tag...Thanks for the Christmas inspitation.
Bea said…
Great idea. I like to make my own tags...
McStamper said…
What a wonderful tag.
Linda Neely said…
I love making my own gift tags. Thanks for the fresh idea.
D.Ann C said…
What a super nifty gift tag! What is it about shiny shimmery things that attracts me like a magnet??!!!
cahoschaos said…
Great idea, I love making tags. Thanks for sharing.
Amy Davis King said…
What a great tag! I especially love that yummy gold ink!
Janis said…
My inner crow can't get enough of that gleaming gold!!! Wowza!! LOVE this gorgeous tag.
<3 J

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