Friday, November 18, 2011

Lori Whitlock Christmas Blog Hop and *Blog Candy* and FREE gift!!


Hi there! Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Design Team Christmas Blog Hop. There are seven stops along the way and if you leave a comment at every stop, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Lori's store (that's A LOT of shapes!) (Check out the bottom of the post to check out your free gift and some more blog candy you can win just by leaving a comment :)


In addition, Lori is having a 25% off sale in her online shop this weekend (now through Sunday)! Woohoo!
Here is the blog hop order (just in case you get lost along the way!)

Lori Whitlock

Carolyn King

Natalie Graham

Corri Garza

Joy Dickson

Krissy Clark

Tamara Tripodi

I know you will be inspired by these ladies---and I will too. Cannot wait to see their projects!!

Now onto my project for the hop! Somehow I got the hairbrained idea that it would be neat to create a bunch of tags and then create a tree for them to hang from.

I bought a few thin pieces of wood from my local craft store and handed them to my husband so he could cut the corners for the tree shape. (<<<----that was the hairbrained part.)

Heaven knows why I couldn't just hang them on a tree but I like the end result.

I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to glue the wood together and then after the shape was dry, I covered the front with glue and cut strips of Echo Park Season's Greetings (the insert page) to cover up the wood. I used some Twinery baker's twine to string across and adhere to the back of the tree so the tags could be clipped it it.

The tags were all cut using my Silhouette from this file of Lori's: tag shape and all of the shapes on the tags are from Lori's digital files and/ or from the Season's Greetings collection she designed for Echo Park Paper.
I used these files for the shapes on the tags: Christmas Set #2 . Love them! There are so many shapes in this collection--I could have made more tags :)
I added some chipboard elements/element stickers from the collection in a few spots too.

Here is the finished tree:


Now I either have a fun holiday display or I have a bunch of Christmas tags ready to use. I can just unclip the tag and add it to a gift. Then, I have the tree that I can put away for next year and make a whole new batch of tags.

Here are close up pictures of all the tags because you cannot see them real well in the group shot:


















Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to comment all along the way to be entered to win the $25 gift card from Lori!

BONUS: Lori created these fabulous tags for the design team to give away along the hop. At Each blog you visit you can collect a FREE SVG/DXF for a tag! You can collect them now till Sunday! Then, they go back into the online store. Download the second tag HERE.


Cool, ugh?

.....And here is another EXTRA bonus from me----I will select another person who comments on this post to receive the Season's Greetings 6 by 6 paper pad designed by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park. This paper pad is perfect for cardmaking or for making some beautiful gift tags for all your holiday gifts! Leave a comment by Sunday (11/20) at 8 p.m. EST time to be entered. I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday! Good luck!

Have a GREAT weekend! Have fun hopping!

118 comments:

Laura Love said...

I think your tree turned out super cute! I love the designer paper you covered it with and your tags are adorable!

Lowri said...

This looks fabulous. The tags are gorgeous and provide some great inspiration!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

GabrielaD said...

wow... these tags are so cute. Each one is just so unique and fun. I need to get cracking on my own holiday projects!

debpaint16 said...

I Love your tree, it turned out Great!! The tags are all perfect in their own right!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Janeen said...

What a great job on all the tags, so much detail! Cute idea to make a tree and then have a tag ready to use on a present! Thanks for the inspiration!
majelica@comcast.net

Shelly in the NW said...

that is so cute - it would be a cute advent calendar too :) super fun.

Sue said...

This is such a wonderful idea - and the tags are adorable, thanks for sharing and providing such wonderful inspiration.

Sue
x

naena said...

I love the tags and your tree came out super cute!

tina said...

Great idea! Super cute!

Lois said...

what a cute idea on the tree, love it
lois

Unknown said...

I love the tags, and what a great idea for a tree. If you put the tree up early you could enjoy it for a decoration, and then as you get your gifts wrapped you could "steal" a tag from the tree. Next year you have an opportunity to create more fabulous tags!

Diane said...

NOt a hairbrained idea at all....I love your tree...the tags are darling as well....tags are one of my favorite things to make, so loved seeing how creative you were with yours!

steph said...

Love all your tags and the tree idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Love the tags! And who doesn't love Echo Park!!!

DanielleMW said...

Your tags are little works of art! I would frame them. :) Thanks for sharing.

Sheri said...

Love your tags and the tree you made to hang them on as well. Love the paper! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Cheryl said...

For a hair-brained idea, it's SO CUTE! Love it. And each tag is so adorable! I love the Season's Greetings paper...thanks for the extra giveaway! I bought a 6x6 pad, used it all, bought a 12x12 pack of it and now still need more!! :) Love it!

Jennifer F. said...

Love this idea. It's a fun decoration for the holidays. The tags are super cute too =)

scrapinmo said...

I love your tags and tree. I'm sure that your husband is very proud of his contribution to such a lovely project!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE your idea! And that gave me the idea to create a bigger tree and do an advent calendar with tags! That would be SO awesome! Your tags are just so amazing!!!!

Shelia said...

oh my gosh Cammie, that is just too cute. what a wonderful decoration. I can see it being used as the little tags being given away to visitors as they leave your home. This is so good.

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

I love all the way's you used Lori's tags. Super cute paper you used too!!!

Donna said...

Cammie, the tags and tree are stunning! What a marvelous idea. And even DH did a great job cutting the wood pieces. LOL! They can be helpful at times. Marvelous blog hop and even if I don;t win anything else the tags are more than worth it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Maria said...

Your project turned out really cute.

RachelMarie said...

I love your little tree and all of the tags. Super cute idea!!

LAuclair said...

Holy cuteness, Carolyn! I love them all (especially the penguin!)

jessica said...

WOW~~ This is amazing!! So much detail and festive fun~ness ~not a word I know :)
Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Michele said...

The tree is adorable! Such a great idea!

Bonita said...

Lots of detail on these tags. They look so cute. Thanks

Cindy said...

Such a cute christmas tree and what a wonderful way to share the pretty tags that can be reused for gifting. you put great love into each and everyone of those tags and what a wonderful way to show them off before giving them to someone else to enjoy. and then using your tree for new ideas like a christmas banner later on or next year.
cbcotton@yahoo.com

Darla said...

Your tags are fabulous! LOVE them!

Joan V said...

Oh, Christmas Tree, how beautiful.
What a fantastic tree. I love tags and this seems to be the year that they are everywhere. Thanks for the great inspiration of making the tree and tags. Love them all. The paper you used is so pretty. thanks for sharing.
joanvanc@gmail.com

Amie Lambert-Gaudet said...

Awesome idea with the tags and the tree. I LOVE the penguin tag, it is soooo cute.
Thanks very much for the free tag and for the chance to win the paper pad plus the $25 from the blog hop.

Brandi said...

Your tree is so cute! Love all the tags ~ they are each so sweet! :)

catdidit said...

OMG!! This is just over the top Awesome Camster! LOVE all of the tags you created and the tree...just WOW!!

lisa808 said...

Your tree & tags are a super cute idea.

mrsgeek said...

love the tags

My Need 2 Craft said...

Awesome idea! I love it! Your tags are amazing. Down to the littlest detail. Hugs!

Sue Alger said...

Lori, you have definitely inspired me. Your tags are so perfect. All your designs are great and thanks for the sale.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

wow I love the tag tree, ingenious!

{Chrissie} said...

I am so inspired by your project. Every single one of those tags are adorable. Time for me to fire up my Silhouette and get cracking!!!!

Linda said...

Awwww I love those little tags, I might just have to make them for my Christmas Presents this year....

Linda said...

Wow, love these little tags, might just have to use them for my christmas presents this year...

Crafty Starkie said...

I love this blog hop! I am going to have to follow you now! You are super talented and I LOVE your project! All those tags are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win.

gettincraftystarkie.blogspot.com

Suz D. said...

Those are adorable. And I think your little tree is worth it! I love how the tags hang on your tree.

mustangkayla said...

Stunning and speachless are what come to mind first! Wow...fabulouswork! SO creative! Wow.....

mustangkayla said...

I love it so much I had to go pin it! :-)

nativetexangirl said...

Your little tree is really cute and I love all the little tags. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing a tag with us. Donna

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wow! I think all your tags turned out so beautiful! Love the paper, love the cut outs and love the tree!

Kasi said...

LOVE the tags!!! Seriously LOVE them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kasi
kbella80@gmail.com
www.19eightyexpressions.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Those are such beautiful tags! Thanks for sharing.

Mendi said...

This project is so adorable! I love how I could also just take a few of the tag elements and incoorporate them into a scrapbook layout! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Carole said...

Very clever idea...and a great display,

Rachel said...

oh my goodness-what an amazing project!!!

Kerri said...

Beautiful project!!!

Anonymous said...

cute tags love the bingo tag

Anonymous said...

i love the bingo tag i will have to get thanks for the ideas
marilyn b

Paula said...

Love your tree - this is soooo fun!

Joanna F said...

Just a new subscriber!=P

Beth Hillier said...

Your project is amazing. What a wonderful idea!

Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com

SarahL said...

You're tree and tags are fabulous! Thanks for all the inspiration

Denise said...

Love the tree! The tags are adorable.

CardsbyJo said...

Cammie, Your tree is so cute!! Love the fantastic paper and all the cut-outs. thanks for a chance to win.

Linh C. said...

Very interesting...you described your project before showing us what it looked like. I was trying to imagine what it would be like, and I was glad to see how cute it is! The tags are adorable, I couldn't give them away!

Shelley said...

I love your project...very cute!

stampingdietitian said...

Oh, I love the tree idea with tags! It would be a great advent calendar for my grandkids! THANKS!

Anonymous said...

How cute those tags are, I love the snowman!!!! TFS & for the giftie chances!!! ChelleBee

Unikmo said...

Those are so precious!! I love your creativity!!

Heather said...

Nice work!! This blog hop is so much fun! I'd love to win the papers!!

Melissa S said...

Wow...I love these tags. The tree looks terrific. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Sue D said...

Great idea for a tag tree--so cute! My favorite is the penguin.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Evelyn said...

What wonderful tags. Really some good ideas, thanks

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Wow! I absolutely love your tree with the tags! I don't think this was a harebrained idea at all - especially since I plan to copy it!

joydee1963 said...

So very cute!I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Karen McAlpine said...

I think your tree turned out great too. I like the idea of being able to just pull off the tags for use. Love the shape of the tags. They are die cuts from Lori Whitlock's store? I will have to click over there and check it out. I am going back to the beginning and do the whole hop. Thanks for sharing your super fun tag tree!!

Lisa R. said...

Great tree decor. Adorable treat buckets! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

tianat said...

fantastic tags!! thanks for the inspiration

Tracy said...

I love this idea! What a great way to use tags. Thanks for the inspiration!

buglvr2010 said...

Your tags are all perfect and the tree is an awesome idea!

Twirlie Whirlies said...

Such a beautiful tree! So talented!

Cherri said...

Cammie - Great tags and a really cool idea. Thanks for the chance to win also.

Susan said...

What a great tag tree! I would have a hard time giving them away -- they look so cute in your display. Then again, with your craftiness, you would probably come up with new tags in no time! Thanks for the giveaway Cammie!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This tree turned out super amazing! LOVE that tag download too! THANKS:) Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Mich in KC said...

This is SUCH a cool idea! I love your tree, tags and the entire concept of a blog hop! Now if my Cameo would just arrive, I have so many ideas!

Teresa said...

Super cute!!!! Love everything!!!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow! Amazing. You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Neville said...

This is an awesome project! Your tags are all so adorable!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This project is AMAZING! I love it!

PS The first link to Lori isn't working, just fyi.

Sue said...

I'm new to all of this, so I'm bookmarking your site! Love it!

callyannc said...

This is absolutely a perfect christmas project and deco! I love these tags and the one with the subway art was too cute! TFS CallyAnn (follow)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh what a super cute tag set!!!!!!!
Love it!

Alyssa S said...

These are so fun! The tree is darling! It would be a fun way to display the holiday cards you get from friends and family too...I may have to follow in your crafty steps and make my own ;o)

marilyn said...

Love your tags, Carolyn! I can tell that a lot of love and care went into making them. Thanks for the extra chance to win, too!

MC said...

What an amazing tree! Not a hairbrain idea! All the tags are beautiful too!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness, Cammie!! This is fantastic and so, so adorable!!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love all of your little tags, now to find a good way to incorporate the idea into my Christmas decor.

Lisa said...

I love your project to pieces. How creative and clever. I want one for my mantel to now. LOL

Lisa

editorofpinkscrapper@ gmail.com

meredemaison said...

Your tree and tags are awesome! Must be nice to have a husband who is a partner in crime! Great job putting him to good use! TFS!

Christine said...

I love the beautiful idea and detail of your advent calendar. It looks great!
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http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

Lora said...

The tree is very cute, I like all the colors and designs you chose for it.

Trisha said...

Fabulous tag tree. How creative. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Angiebug said...

Such a great idea! Tell hubby he did a great job on the tree as well. Love the tags. - angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

love, love, love.... so super cute!

new follower
Jamie
http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

The Zoo Keeper said...

What an adorable tree!!! I love it!!! Never thought of using something so simple to make decorations! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower!

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Bunnyfreak said...

Love those tags.
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Amy Saad said...

The tags are so cute! I bet it's hard to give them away. Love the wooden tree too! Well done!

luvmysilhouette said...

Wow these tags are Adorable and the tree...Speechless

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wow! I love your tags and your display. What a fun way to hang your tags for later use.
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Sandra said...

fun tags! Love the display!
Sandra ltb
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

Cammie, your tag tree turned out great! What an awesome idea. thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love the idea of a tag of trees! That looks DARLING, Carolyn! Fabulous!

KAREN said...

Thoroughly enjoying this hop. Thanks to everyone!

bonnie said...

Oh my goodness sweetie there is way to much cuteness going on on your sweet post....so stinkin' cute girly ;) Hugs x

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie, each tag is a masterpiece! I can't even say which one is my favorite. How clever to display them like that.

Patty said...

I LOVE how different this is! The tree frame with what looks to be tags from afar but are actually tags attached to buckets is wonderful! I had passed on this paper but I think I must have it now! LOL!

Thanks for the chances to win & free stuff!

Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

JackiN said...

The tags look great and I know the recipients will love them.

tluiz said...

such a cute way to do a tree and the tags are fabulous.
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Mooy oh Mooy! said...

always love your stuff Lori!