Monday 1 January 2024

Christmas Gift Tags for Merry Little Christmas Challenge #54 for January/February 2024

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a good slide into 2024!

For challenge #54 for January/February 2024 of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to showcase my Christmas Gift Tags using La-La Land Crafts stamps and dies.

Anyway, here are my gift tags:

Then I realised that I needed one more, but I wanted a different animal - so I used an already coloured and fussy cut hippo:

I stamped the critters from the Warm Holidays Bundle using Black Tuxedo Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending card, die cut them with the matching dies and then coloured with the following Copics:
  • deer - E40, E42, E55, E57, R30, R24, R27, R59, B14, YG03
  • dog - E40, E42, E43, E57, R24, R27, R59, YR21, YG03
  • bunny - C00, C0, C1, C3, G20, YG17, R24, R27, R59, R30
I die cut the gold and silver scalloped circles using Pierced Scalloped Circles die from gold and silver card stock, then the white circles using Double Stitched Circles Die from white card stock.
I sprayed the leftover white card stock with Juniper Berry Distress Mica Stain and then die cut a heap of Two Trees die from the November 2016 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit

The sentiment from Winter Hippos Clear Stamp Set was stamped on the white card stock circle using my MISTI and Onyx Black Versafine ink.
To make the card, I have adhered the white circle to the silver or gold scalloped circle using glue, then the Two Trees, also with glue. The critter was attached with foam tape. I then punched a hole in the top and threaded twine from my stash to complete the gift tags.

Here is a close up of the critters after they were die cut and coloured and before they were attached to the gift tags:

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce from Kit and Clowder and her Kit and Clowder Monthly Colouring Classes, as well as the awesome La-La Land Crafts DT, particularly Vic and her tutorial on batch making Christmas Tags.

Here are another few photos:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on the 15th of February, 2024. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #53.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge Y & Z - Y is for Your Choice (Anything Goes)

Thanks for looking!



  1. Very cute tags - love the little characters you've used.

    Helen x

  2. These are great! Love your coloring, and the tags are just so darn cute! Thanks for sharing with us at the Mix It Up Challenge blog!