Monday, July 23

Krafty Christmas with Tim Holtz!




Hello Monday my friends! We have a new challenge for you this week and a blog hop! This week we are getting ready for a Christmas in July blog hop, so dig into your stash and let's have some fun together! Did you know there are only 21 weeks left to Christmas? It's time to make a start on your holiday preparations!






We are showcasing the fabulous Tim Holtz products this week, so if you have any of of his supplies, please use them!l

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have been busily packaging up 4 surprise Christmas gifts for 4 lucky entrants! All you have to do is hop around all the stops along the way, leave comments and find where the gifts are hidden.

Then you can enter the challenge up to 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly from the comments on the blogs with the hidden gifts, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your Christmas makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


You should have arrived here from  Macarena, if not then you may need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.


I made a trio of tags that I can add to presents or turn into cards, so now I have a wee bit done for the holidays. A special thanks to my teamie Kath for sharing some die cuts with me, this was the perfect time to pull them out. 

I used Kraft tags, and stenciled them with the Holiday Script stencil and Ground Espresso ink.  The trees also have some glitter added to them.



It's always fun to add some details, like the 25 brad, hand dyed ribbon, and a tiny silver Just Believe.


I added glittery stars, the cute little pixie and hand dyed ribbon to this tag.


Some glitter accents, a fluted star and hand dyed ribbon finish off this tag.


I do love some Christmas in July crafting. I'm looking forward to seeing your Krafty creations this week! 


Be sure to visit Sandra next for more Christmas inspiration on our blog hop!


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A great place to shop!!


Don't forget our Summer Kids Challenge! It's open until July 29th.


Simon is on Instagram, use hashtag #sssmchallenge.


Be sure to check out all the team's wonderful Krafty Christmas creations inspired by Tim Holtz!!



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90 comments:

  1. Your tags are so beautiful!!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your great Christmas tag idea with us in this blog hop!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

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  3. Great tags! Thanks for the inspiration. Greets, Marieke

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  4. Gorgeous tags with lovely details!
    xxx Margreet

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  5. What a beautiful display of Christmas tags, filled with amazing goodies.xx

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  6. These 3 tags are so darling! I love the layouts and mixed media on each ---thanks for this hop and the opportunity to win a nice prize - also for the challenges that are offered at Simon Says
    https://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  7. great tags, those vintage photos always creep me out, but your tags are lovely

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  8. These are wonderful. Love the chubby baby tag!

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  9. Gorgeous tags Maura :-) all 3 of them are fabulous! I love the stencilled backgrounds and then the die cuts and vintage dolls! Very lovely :-)

    Merry Christmas!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. I’m going to have to search out that festive scribbles die; love how you used it with the paperdolls

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  11. I love your tags! My favorite one is the poinsettia with the little girl! So Sweet!!

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  12. What beautiful Christmas inspirations!A little girl ,who sits in the middle of poinsettia looks like a winter Thumbelina!

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  13. Wonderful use of Kraft Tags for the Christmas creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Love the background work on the tags!

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  15. Ha! These really made me smile. Love the simplicity and the 'ambience'. Thank you!

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  16. These tags are amazing! Love the dimension.

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  17. What a great effect with the brown patterns on the kraft background. Love it! And the poinsettia is beautiful, too!

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  18. Awesome and cute tags! Love the tone on tone look you created.

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  19. Great tags!!! I love the Holiday Script stencil as a backgrojnd on Kraft cardstock!!

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  20. Great use of the paper dolls on your tags. Paper dolls are hard for me because I tend to hoard them as opposed to use them. You are reminding me to get mine out and actually use them. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  21. Awesome tags. Love that Snow White scribble tree!!!!

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  22. These tags are awesome; fun stencil; and I love how you used the scribble dies, such a cool touch especial with those festive ribbons ! Okay ... I think I need that scribble die :)

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  23. Love the white trees on the craft colored card stock. Thank you!!!

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  24. These tags are just BEAUTIFUL! I love the bright ribbon with the vintage look!

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  25. Love every tag... beautiful job !

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  26. Holiday script stamp and Paper dolls certainly make your trio of cards so festive Maura ♥️ Each tag is unique and inspirational and love the stencils over layered with the die cuts then Paper dolls. Your ribbons add that perfect colour and festive cheer to your tags. Thanks for such a wonderfully informative tutorial too!

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  27. Love those festive scribbles! Beautiful tags and so much fun.

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  28. Three amazing tags, love the stencil work and that chubby cute baby is just darling.

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  29. Lovely tag! :) You did a wonderful job creating a wintery scene!

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  30. Three beautiful tags! Love the brown images on the kraft and that festive and red poinsettia is really vibrant!!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordabev5 on IG

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  31. Love these tags, so much fun.

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  32. Cute tags! Love the pop of color (or white!) on the Kraft tags too!

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  33. Merry Christmas Maura ! Your tags are amazing !
    Bisous

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  34. Absolutely love these tags Maura! They are perfect! Hugs ❤❤❤

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  35. Maura, your tags are sweet, and so very inspiring! You have just given me a great idea! ****@! The Christmas stencil work on the kraft is genius and really sets off the details you've added! Love the touches of shimmer from the Gilded remnant rubs and your fabulous poinsettia! Thank you so much for your inspiration--really!!! Hugs!

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  36. Wonderful tags! I really appreciate that they are "do-able". TFS.

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  37. Gorgeous tags! Love how you've combined different elements and the ribbons are stunning!

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  38. I love the ribbons! You could use the "fall" colored as place cards for Thanksgiving...

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  39. What beautiful tags! I love the background tone-on-tone with the stencils and the always beautiful paper dolls, I would also put them on the bread ... LOL!

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  40. Such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  41. Lovely work! Thanks or sharing!

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  42. Ahhh your tags are brilliant, they look lovely, Hazelxx

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  43. Three beautiful tags. I really like the tree designs.

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  44. What a wonderful trio of Christmas tags, I love them all but that wee Paper Doll baby sitting in the center of the poinsettia just stole my heart! Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo

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  45. Marvelous tags! Really love the script background and the cute little cherub in the poinsettia.

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  46. Lovely craft tags. All three are awesome!

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  47. These are lovely simple, fun, tags

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  48. Great tags, nice to make them in big bulk, for lots of presents ;)

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  49. I love seeing all of these Christmas in July projects, they are so inspiring and remind me of some wonderful Tim Holtz products that I have in my crafty stash, inspiring me to get them out and create! Your kraft tags, have done just that! The stenciled background is a lovely way to create the theme and show off your awesome colored paper dolls and die cuts! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your vacation! xx

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  50. Beautiful tags, I love the stenciled backgrounds and your gorgeous hand-dyed ribbon!

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  51. love your tags - thanks for the ideas:)

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  52. These tags are beautiful! I love all the details. So, so pretty!

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  53. i like so much the background and of course the poinsettia.

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  54. Gorgeous tags, I love all the details you've added.

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  55. These vintage tags have such beautiful images and a great winter feel!

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  56. Wonderful tags! Great images and awesome vintage vibe.

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  57. I like the stenciled backgrounds. The baby in the poinsettia is darling!

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  58. That ribbon is one of my favorites! And it is perfect on these great tags. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Debi

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  59. These are so beautiful, love the espresso on the kraft!

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  60. Cool tags Maura. Love the stenciled backgrounds... that textured poinsettia is so pretty!

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  61. Great holiday tags! Love all the little details! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Your vintage tags are gorgeous! I like the stencilled background and the adorable vintage images! Nice work! Have a great weekend!

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  63. Gorgeous Tags!!! I especially Love the beautiful textured poinsettia!!!

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  64. The stenciled backgrounds are great and really add to the vintage feel of your tags!

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  65. Wonderful tags! Love the backgrounds.

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  66. Maura .. these are fantastic. I love your tags. The stenciling and the die cuts with the paper dolls are fabulous. I adore those backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration! Mary Elizabeth

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  67. Such beautiful tags with the gorgeous image and beautifully designed!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  68. I LOVE TAGS...THESE ARE EXCEPTIONAL!!! LOVE THE COLORFUL EMBELLISHMENTS.

    Trudy Neumann
    TrudysARK.1@yahoo.com

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  69. Beautiful & festive tags!Love every detail.

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  70. Kraft cardstock + Christmas = Perfection

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  71. I never knew tags can look so good. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. These are fab - love the vintage feel!
    Helen x

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  73. Fabulous tags Maura, the use of kraft card is this blog hop is really inspiring me

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  74. Fabulous trio of tags Maura!!!!! Love each one of them! Barbara

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  75. I forgot: poinsettia is on my wish list! it's fantastic! barbara

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  76. a beautiful trio of tags, Maura, I love how you used the paper dolls with the Scribble Trees and that cutie patootie sitting in the poinsettia is just adorable, hugs kath xxx

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  77. These tags are amazing, Maura! Love the background and those paperdolls are fabulous and so are the big bows on top of the tags! Hugs, Sandra

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  78. Love your tags!! They are Beautiful, Gorgeous, and Stunning too!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  79. OMG i loved this project just from the little sneak peek!!! I absolutely love these tags my friend!! You have outdone yourself!!! GO YOU!!!

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