Monday, July 9, 2012

Christmas in July

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to kick-start our holiday projects with Christmas in July.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers.

I made this set of tags using a variety of Die-namics and sentiments from Clearly Sentimental About Christmas. A great tag can dress up any package and a set of tags makes a great gift!

 I used the Tag, You're It Die-manics for the base of all my tags. This tag uses the Rosette Die-namics and the smaller doily in the Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics. The black circle is cut with one of the dies in the Circle STAX Die-namics.

This tag uses the Christmas Ornaments Die-namics. I used large gold eyelets and gold ribbon at the top of each tag.

On this tag I used the By the Number Die-namics and the holly leaves dies that are part of the Christmas Ornaments Die-namics.

This tag used the Plentiful Petals and Leafy Flourish Die-namics. The center of my flower is cut from MFT felt in Banana Split.

Each tag has a front and a back. The double layer makes the tag a little stronger and you can write a note or who the gift is for on the back.

Next I covered a red paper gift bag with patterned paper.

I used the Simply Scallop Large Border Die-namics, the Dainty Eyelet Border Die-namics, and the By the Letter Uppercase and Lowercase Die-namics the embellish the bottom of the bag. My scallop is cut from MFT felt in Black.

It never to early to start creating for Christmas, right! 



  1. Gorgeous tags and such a lovely matching gift bag....sweet!

  2. Great tags. Love the dimension of each one. I like the idea of using the tag, your it die. Great ideas. ksh

  3. Love these tags and your gift bag. Such wonderful inspiration. Never thought I would be thinking christmas in july.

  4. These are beautiful! I love the rich colours and fabulous design!

  5. Wowser Melody. Those are amazing tags!

  6. I love them! Esp. the tag with the "25" on the front.

  7. sweet, sweet tags! love them all and the adorable gift bag!

  8. Ohhh wowwww Melody,What a wonderful tags and bag.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. These are GORGEOUS, Melody! Wow! So much detail! (So much WORK!) I love them all!

  10. Gorgeous tags, Melody!! And I love your gift bag!!

  11. This is the first time I have been to your site and WOW! How professional everything you do looks. Thanks so much for sharing.