November 16, 2014

25 Day of Christmas Tags - Day 14




Day 14, did you see yesterday that there is a new 25 Days of Christmas Tags Flickr group?
Add your tags to the group and maybe you'll get a shout out!

As we move through the 25 days you have a new opportunity to enter for the prize draw every single day! The main prize draw HERE has five opportunities for you to enter and all the other days from Day 2 on you have one opportunity a day.  You also have an opportunity every day to visit my guests and comment on their blog posts for yet another chance. As long as you enter on or before November 27th 11:59 pm EST and follow the entry guidelines.


  


 



   



Today I have fabulous Wida Miller as my guest!
You can find Wida at her blog, Beachorado HERE. This is her tag, don't you just love that die cut?




Today I made a trio of tags that were so simple to put together. I wish I had this die when my kids were younger and I ran out of tags on Christmas Eve! The background papers are from Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane and the die cuts are from Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags Market Kit.


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In our house my family is well trained in the dynamics of recycling on Christmas Day when opening gifts. That is, if the bow is still in good shape you toss it over here and if the tag is too then set them aside. The tags go into envelopes the are labelled by name to be easily found and recycled the next year.  Mind you now that the kids are older there isn't the number of parcels under the tree like there used to be. As there tastes have grown pricier their parcels have shrunk--LOL.

Leave a comment to tell me whether your tags hit the garbage or if you recycle.

Thank you Wida for joining me today as my guest.
Don't forget to go visit her blog for another chance to win!

78 comments :

KT Fit Kitty said...

Recycle, recycle, recycle! I'm all about not wasting anything! So if the tag can be salvaged, it's definitely saved and recycled! I love the dies you and Wida used for your beautiful tags!

Isabel Z said...

Recycle all the way.

Kim M said...

Wida's tag is wonderful of course but, oh my, I just LOVE your circular tags! The colours, the designs, they're all fabulous! I will often keep tags that have been destroyed in the opening process. A lot of the tags are just stickers though so I don't keeps those. I will keep bows, bags and often tissue paper too! :-)

TracyM #6773 said...

Such ELEGANT tags to INSPIRE today - LOVE them ALL!!! I am looking forward to being more adventurous with my tag shapes and adding lots of layers :)
I keep all my cards and tags but I keep them for the handwriting ... still haven't worked out the best way to store them yet. In the chaos of gift giving when the younger children are around, everything goes into the recycle bin, unless there is a special one that their parents notice & rescue in time. The older ones tend to get smaller gifts ... smaller is definitely not cheaper, many get money or gift cards too.

Susi Kelly said...

These are all fabulous tags, including the one made by Wida! In our house the "kids" are grown so what I've done is purchased those huge, holiday-themed felt "sacs" from Michaels, where their individual presents are wrapped & placed into. So each of them have their own bag - complete with their name on a tag - placed beside the tree. My 2 amazing Grandkids have their gifts placed under the tree individually, and since not much of the wrapping is spared in their enthusiasm to open them (LOL), I usually use the stick on tags for their gifts :-)

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh yes we do recycle! Even in other's homes! =]

diana said...

Sweet tags! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

~amy~ said...

Love seeing Wida's tag...so pretty!

Tracey, your trio of tags are awesome...such a fun kit! I'm horrible, I use digi tags/labels for home..LOL. This year will probably be different because the gifts will be sparse since we're taking a vaca next spring and that's the kids' gifts :)

Janet Zeppa said...

Beautiful tags!! We always recycle tags and bags and bows too...lol!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

There is no such thing as throwing out ribbon in my house... I will say that the tags don't always get the up cycle agenda, but I love reusing different packaging material.

richardbreaks said...

Love your tags, Tracey! Great colors and shapes.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

My family mostly buys the self stick tags -- I am the only one who makes them! LOL!! So -- as far as I know -- they keep the ones that I make (or maybe I am delusional and am hoping they are keeping them! LOL!) -- I loveeeeeeeeeee these today! LOVING the trees on yours!!!!!!

Sue D said...

Love the die you used for these tags.
Yes, we definitely reuse and recycle at our house.

Deepti said...

Awesome tags!! Love the tiny little scene on each of the tag :)

Lenora Clark said...

Lovely tags again. I love this Tinsel and Tags set!
My family does the same thing with recycling!

Ruby N said...

I try to save some if they are pretty enough :) love the tags!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all these tags. I am so happy you shared some tags using the kit. I got it too and haven't used it just yet. If the tags are in good shape yes, recycle!

Michelle said...

Beautiful tags!! Yes, we recycle ours (great idea- putting tags into labelled envelopes!).

Anita in France said...

Wow, Tracey ... how lovely to see those PTI dies in use ... your tags are simply fabulous! Wida's die cut ornament is just gorgeous ... love how it's the star of the show! Anita :)

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I love your tags today. I wish I could have gotten that Market Kit. Wida's tag is so pretty, too. We always recycle gift wrap and tags all year, when possible.

Barb said...

Love Wida's tag! So pretty! And yours are so gorgeous, Tracey! So fresh and crisp - beautifully done!

marylouh said...

If they don't take the tags home with them I recycle them. they may get the same tag next year or I'll give it to someone else if the writing is gone or can be removed.
I love your tags. They'll make great tree ornaments for the next year.

Marybeth said...

Congrats on 300!!!!!!
Love the tags today Tracey! We recycle ribbon and some tags....I buy beautiful wired ribbon so it goes straight into the Christmas box after opening.

Kelly S. said...

I must admit I keep handmade cards and throw out a lot of the purchased ones, although we get so many photo cards at the holidays. They decorate our fridge until about the spring! I have taken to saving bits and pieces of Christmas cards I like for the PTI recycle hop on Dec 26 ;)

cghundley said...

Oh I love these
tag dies! They are
so cute and charming!
We save our tags and
I make a collage of
them on a scrapbook
page!
Carla from Utah

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

I recycle handmade tags for sure!!! I usually recycle tissue paper and bows too!
Love your tags - they are so cute!

Amy C. said...

Recycled...of course!

KayM said...

Oh my goodness! I just keep scrolling up and down up and down to see all the wonderfulness of these lovely tags! Love Wida's tag! So beautiful and delicate. Love your tags to pieces! Such a fun way to use the Tinsel and Tags kit. I want to get mine out and play!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful tags. The ornament is so elegant on Wida's tag. Oh, I love the scenes on your PTI tags Tracey. I so wanted that kit, but it just wasn't doable. I don't usually recycle... I do have a box tough with all my unused stuff for the kids.

Sandy Lewis said...

What beautiful tags! I try to recycle. I have even used tags in my scrapbooks.

Kara said...

beautiful tags!

lenny said...

Gorgeous and elegant tags!!
Love Wida's tag with that elegant ornament! Beautiful color combo too!
And I also adore your tags, Tracey! Love how you used a die ... wonderful!

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous tags...love those pretty trees!

Sue McRae said...

I do recycle tags, bows, ribbon, gift bags and boxes if they are in good shape.

Laura Norris said...

Another lovely day of tags! Great job! I try to recycle the bows and tags, but sometimes things end up in the garbage!

LauraJane:) said...

YES! I re-used handmade tags...they make good bookmarks.....unless they are dimensional like your lovelies today..TOO special to throw away:)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...these are over the top fabulous tags! And that patterned paper you used is so so perfect!

Jean Bullock said...

I love the tags. Those are wonderful dies. I save the beautiful tags and the tags that can be reused and the rest are tossed.

stampwithsandy said...

Such gorgeous tags! I have to admit I don't recycle mine, but if mine were this pretty I would! Or maybe I'd just keep them for myself, LOL!

Karenladd said...

I recycle almost everything...and reuse what I can! Tags, bows, even paper!

Lisa said...

Love the ornament die cut Wilda used and your trio are simply adorable!! We were laughing at the baby shower because some of my aunts used gift boxes from a department store that has changed names three times!! Everyone was saying be careful, those are antiques!! Yep I recycle tags ribbons and bags too!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous trio of tags. The paper you used is so delicate looking. We try to recycle the tags, but it doesn't always happen.

Joyce said...

Wow--these are all wonderful. Wida's is so delicate, and yours are so fun. Love that you used patterned paper on them. I don't know why I never thought of that.

Stacey Schafer said...

these are fabulous tags, Tracey! and Wida! LOVE them!

Annette Allen said...

wow these are gorgeous tags..

Sandi said...

I recycle tags and bows from year to year especially if they are handmade. My mother in law makes beautiful fancy bows for the packages and my first Christmas with them I was horrified to see that they were all thrown out!

cm said...

Quadruple LOVE on the tags today, Tracey! I *need* to save up my dimes and nickels to invite some PTI products into my collection. You showcase your PTI goodies so beautifully that I'm finding 'resisting' irresistible! All three of your wee scenes: divine! When we're at my folks for Christmas, the recycle scene mirrors yours; we keep what we can to re-use/re-purpose. It's wonderful to have the two little ones, because us 'oldies' don't exchange presents like we used to. Now, the gift of 'time together' is the most precious. But for Ms. T and Mr. C...spoiling and pampering on my agenda!
Hugs~c

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome tags! Love the die you used! I recycle my tags, especially if they are handmade!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! What a beautiful trio of tags! Really love the pastel, patterned backgrounds, and the dimension is perfectly delish! I've never thought to reuse the tag as a tag. I've used them on other projects, but I don't pour a lot of effort into what I know will get tossed anyway. I save it for extended family ;).

Jacquie Southas said...

Great tags Tracey - love that they look like snowglobe scenes on the circle tag. W are recyclers/reusers in this house!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh just love the tags!!! WOW!!! and recycle!!!

ktfabian said...

I definitely recycle...bags, boxes, bows, tags. The only thing I really don't try to save is the paper. And I would definitely try to save today's great tags!

wendy said...

Gasp these r gorgeous wish I had those dies

Amy Sheffer said...

These are gorgeous, Tracey! I love that they're easy to assemble and yet look so impressive! Wida's tag is beautiful, too. Love the hanging ornament!

JD/ Jill said...

Great tags, and yes, I recycle!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love the tags, I try to recycle things all the time., My cards and tags... priobably go in the trash somewhere, hopefully after they make someone happy.

Shelley C said...

Love the PTI kit - wish I had it, stamps and dies anyway. Too pricey for my budget:(.
Mostly trash, but I will grab what I can before it's tossed!

Barb Ghig said...

Love Wida's tag, and your trio of beauties are so charming, Tracey! I try to recycle as much as possible...it seems a shame to toss anything, especially with all the love we put into our projects :)

Shelly said...

Such beautiful tags!!! Love!

Robyn Oliver said...

Tracey you must have saved up ideas for tags all year, great that you also have inspiration from your talented guests. These circle tags are amazing!!

Robyn Oliver said...

I definitely save my cards we don't so much go for tags but that might be a turn around from me for my family this year. I love to take old cards apart and gather ideas from them.

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty trio of tags.

Iris said...

I recycle tags and bags as much as possible. For many years we reused the same gift bags and tags for our two daughters gifts from Santa. The daughters are grown but I still have the bags and tags.
isoscia at aol dot com

Shona Chambers said...

Love Wida's tag, that die-cut is gorgeous!! And I really love your trio of tag goodness. Those dies are so cute, especially the little deer. I made tags for all the presents last year and tried to save them but the kids go quite crazy when opening their gifts so the tags get a little squished....

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the tags I try to recycle bags,boxes etc.

Amanda said...

We always recycle tags in our house, especially homemade ones! My kids (and husband) are well trained!

Ruth G said...

I love your tags! The round shape is so much like a snowglobe with the scenes you created! Thanks so much for sharing!
I haven't really put a lot of time and effort into making tags in the past, until last year when I made really fun 3D ones and they all got tossed. That reminded my of why I don't make them too special, LOL!

Sharron said...

Fabulous tags today! Tracey, I love how you used the Tinsel & Tags set. What wonderful designs that would be fairly easy to mass produce. Love the patterned papers! Our family usually saves the ones I make. Everyone else uses the stick ons so those often get tossed.

Lindsey said...

Up until last years tags always went in the trash. I loved the ones I made last year, though, so I saved them and they'll be recycled this year. :) I think today's tags are my favorites...wishing this PTI kit hadn't been released at the same time we're paying baby bills. So glad I get to see your beautiful creations with it, though!!!

N Patricia Castillo said...

I have some tags that I recycle...I made some that say "do not open til Dec 25th" and I always put those on the presents... :)

Megan said...

Another super fun tag shape!

Carolee McCaslin said...

I try to recycle tags, gift bags,tissue paper,bows and ribbon and use on future gifts or projects:)

maria f. said...

All beautiful. Totally with your approach to recycling. Same thing happens at our house.

karenelr said...

Your tags are to die for--gorgeous! I don't make too many homemade tags, but that is going to change this year!

Chark said...

we use old christmas cards for gift tags usually--just the front of the card taped onto the package front. I'd hate to throw out these beauties!

Indy said...

These are so cute! Love the papers you used!

ionabunny said...

Love your bauble tags. I save anything that can be reused. That includes tags. Hugz

Helen Gullett said...

I love these tags today! they are amazing and beautiful! I love recycle my tags :D