12.22.2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Today I'm happy to be participating in Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calender Extravaganza blog hop!



Before you view my contribution, here's a little info from Taheerah...
“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!”

It's so close to Christmas, and if you have any time to make any more cards or tags, it's gotta be quick! At least, that's how it was for me. Today's tag was a scrap I used from THIS card - I ended up making two of the same tag though, so I could show you how I made it in a video. ;)


I first die cut my tag using the Hero Arts Tag Infinity dies, then blended a background using Grape Juice and Navy. Before blending, I masked off my moon using a Post-It note and the Circle Infinity dies (these infinity dies are addicting, I tell ya!)
Once my background was blended, I flicked some Unicorn White Spray for some stars, and then heat set it.


I die cut a little village using some dies from the October My Monthly Hero kit, which is unavailable, but Simon Says Stamp has some similar dies available (see listed below in supplies).
The tag was filled with some Martha Stewart Chunky Glitter and Star glitter.


The acetate covering was heat embossed in Silver, using the adorable Santa's Sleigh. I find that the Avery Elle stamp pockets work best when embossing on acetate, and I cover more of that technique in a blog post HERE and a video HERE.
For the top of the tag, I die cut the same tag, and then die cut a rectangle opening using the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies. I finished off the tag with a silver embossed banner.


VIDEO

Will be coming later - I've had a sore throat for the past week, so I'll get the video up as soon as I can. :)

PRIZE

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter. On January 1-5th, Taheera will be announcing winners at her blog--be sure to revisit then to see if you're a winner and to claim your prize!

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheera Atchia runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


SUPPLIES

Below are listed all of the supplies I used to make my card, and these are affiliate links from which I do make a small percentage from any purchase. Thank you so much!
Cardstock: Canson watercolor
Stamps: Hero Arts Santa's Sleigh and Merry Christmas Banner
Ink: Hero Arts Navy, Grape Juice and Unicorn White Spray, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts Silver embossing powder, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter Set and Coarse Glitter, Avery Elle Large Stamp and Die Storage Pockets

Tools: Cuttlebug, embossing gun, Hero Arts Tag, Rectangle and Circle Infinity dies, Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero kit coordinating dies - similar Memory Box Country Landscape and House in the Country dies, full sticky Post-It notes

186 comments:

  1. Oooo so pretty. Love the colors of the night

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  2. Such a pretty tag and such a fun way to use up the scraps.Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Beautiful. I love starry night cards and tags. Something so magical and Christmassy about them.

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  4. Beautiful tag, wow, just wow! I am loving it! Can't wait to see the video!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  5. Gorgeous tags and thanks so much for the tips on stamping on acetate. It looks wonderful!

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  6. Love that night sky. Fantastic!

    Ingrid

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  7. Wow, this tag would outshine half the presents it might adorn! So creative. Thank you for the great tips on acetate stamping.

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  8. This little shaker tag sure makes a big punch! It's amazing and so pretty! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Such a beautiful tag! Love the starry sky and the embossed Santa. Cheers.

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  10. Beautiful shaker tag and thanks for tip on embossing on acetate!

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  11. Navy and grape juice?? What a beautiful combination for the night sky! Love your tags, Clare.

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  12. Love this! The background is wonderful and I love all of your details. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  13. So pretty! Love the card and the night sky!

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  14. Wow awesome tag. I like your night sky background.

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  15. Absolutely breath taking tag!! LOVE the sky and being a shaker makes it that much more awesome!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Very pretty tag. Your background is lovely!

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  17. Beautiful shaker tag! I love the purple night sky with Santa soaring across.

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  18. Lovely shaker tag.
    Love the background
    coloring and the
    silver Santa!
    Carla from Utah

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  19. I do hope you feel better soon. I love the effect of the sleigh flying through a dark and starry night. Very well done! Thanks so much. I will watch for the video, in the meantime, I am on my way to watch a few of those you linked in the text. (Esp using the Avery Elle pockets---never crossed my mind, I might have to try that!)

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  20. What a great starry night you've created for Santa to fly through. Super shaker tag to glam up any gift. I hope your throats gets better soon!

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  21. These are just beautiful! Lovely background and shaker detail! A wonderful tag for kids of all ages!

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  22. Wow--these shaker tags are amazing! Beautiful sky & so clever!

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  23. oooh wow so beautiful I just love the deep rich dark purples in this tag STUNNING!

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  24. Love your beautiful shaker tags! Beautiful colors and details!

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  25. Beautiful tag! I love the little embossed Santa!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the background, so pretty!

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  27. Wow your tag is just stunning!!! I love shakers and this tag is just so pretty and I love the dark background 😊

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  28. This is an amazing tag...and a shaker to boot! So fun, love the Santa and sleigh die and your background is fabulous!

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  29. Such striking colors on your project! Love the night sky with silver - gorgeous!

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  30. That is one beautiful tag! Love the rich sky you've made and it must be fantastic when the shaker is busy shaking around too.

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  31. So fun! Beautiful tag! Merry Christmas and hopefully you are feeling better fast!

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  32. What a beautiful, classy, shaker card. I love it.

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  33. Awesome shaker tag. Thank you for sharing and providing a link to the how to video.

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  34. Stunning shaker tag. All the elements are lovely.

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  35. So festive and fun! I love all of those stars and the silver embossing!

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  36. Gorgeous tag! Love the rich color and hat it is a shaker too.

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  37. Love this glittery and seasonal tag - the santa and sleigh rock:)

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  38. What a lovely shaker tag! Love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  39. Love your tag the color combinations are beautiful

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  40. Your tag captures the magic and wonder of Christmas beautifully, especially with that gorgeous, starry sky! A gift in and of itself! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~c

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  41. Fantastic tag!Absolutely awesome :)

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  42. The background colors are beautiful on this card. It implies it's a glorious night with skies filled with all those colors. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  43. Adorable shaker tags. I love the iridescent stars you used for the beads. The look great set against the delightful scene you created. Well done.

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  44. The tag is very pretty with those stars and deep blue sky. WOW

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  45. Always love anything shaker style. So cute

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  46. What a gorgeous tag -- so much artistic talent in a small space :)!!!

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  47. Beautiful tag! Love Santa against that gorgeous evening sky!

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  48. Your tag/card is so beautiful. I can almost hear Santa. Thanks for making the "how to" so available. Hope to get those colors looking as nice as yours!

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  49. A beautiful tag Clare. I love tags and shakers so this was a real treat for me!

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  50. Very creative tags. Wish I had some made but no time now to make them,

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  51. Beautiful tag...love the colors you chose.

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  52. Great tag! Love the background colors!

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  53. Love the starry background.
    The colors are so glorious.

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  54. Beautiful shaker card. Love the colors.

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  55. Stunning tag...love the royal colours.

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  56. Gorgeous Santa sleigh shaker tag!! That's a mouthful but really, I loved the stars and glitter in the shaker and the way the image is embossed on the outside!! Super cute city inside as well!

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  57. Beautiful, and last minute is my middle name, so that really clicked!

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  58. Beautiful tag! Love the background!

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  59. Stunning tag, love the stars and background.

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  60. I love the night sky background on your pretty tag!

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  61. Beautiful tag! Hope you feel better soon:-) Merry Christmas!

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  62. Beautiful colors and composition! Nicely done. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  63. This is a gorgeous shaker tag! Very pretty!

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  64. Tag is beautiful with the night sky and Santa riding through it. Love the star and chunky little glitter to round it out!

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  65. Fabulous night sky, Clare ... looks brilliant with Santa and his sleigh against it ... the shaker elements add a magical touch! Anita :)

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  66. Yey, I'm so glad you are taking part in this hop - what a cute tag, love the sparkle and the deep purple background.

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  67. Wow, this is just stunning, Clare! I love the beautiful night sky you created. So magnificent!

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  68. Love this! It's so perfect with the stars as shaker material!

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  69. I love your dark colors paired with the sparkle!

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  70. I love your tag--it would be hard to give away!!! LOL I just love shaker cards and this one would be so much fun on Christmas cards or tags! Thanks so much for sharing--especially during this really busy time of year!

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  71. Clare, this is beautiful. LOVE your shaker.

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  72. What a great shaker tag! I love the sky you made and the silver Santa in his sleigh is a perfect touch!

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  73. Love your shaker tag! I will make one this year, even if it's after Xmas. Love the midnight sky background. Thanks for sharing!

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  74. this card is really atmospheric. Love it!

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  75. This is so elegant. Love all your details, and the stars in the shaker are just perfect.

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  76. I love this shaker gift tag. It is so bold and the background colors are perfect.

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  77. wooooow! gooooorgeous sky!!! looove the shaker tag too!! adorable!!

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  78. Oh wow, what a gorgeous shaker tag!

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  79. Beautiful! With a shaker tag like this I wouldn't need the gift!!!

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  80. Those were quick and easy???? I'm thinking they would take me a while to make ;} Love shakers of any type!

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  81. Such a wonderful shaker tag--thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. Love your shaker tag! (especially the embossed sleigh)

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  83. Beautiful tag, thank you for sharing

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  84. Great tag! I should do more of those.

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  85. Thank you, Clare. I love the shadow tag. Very pretty and bright

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  86. Your tags are so pretty. I love the night sky, the santa's sleigh, and the shaker with the tiny stars.

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  87. Hope this goes through. Beautiful tag.

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  88. Love the tag. The Colors are gorgeous

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  89. This shaker tag is gorgeous!! I love the Merry Christmas banner, Santa's sleigh, the colors...it is beautiful!

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  90. Very special! I love the background colors especially!!

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  91. Really cute tag. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  92. Wow, I love those colors. And shakers are always fun. Peace and Happiness to all

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  93. I don't generally make tags, but this one is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Love the tag! The colors and the fantastic shaker elements!

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  95. Beautiful stary night scene, Clare! What a great tag idea

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  96. So much dimension. Luv the design! Merry Christmas!

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  97. Simply beautiful - love the design of your tag, the white border is fantastic!

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  98. Stunning design! I love the magical scene with the white border.

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  99. Awesome shaker tag! Can't wait to see the video. I hope you get well soon!

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  100. Beautiful tag! Love the night sky you created and whatever you filled the tag with looks just stunning too. I think I need some of that!

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  101. Great tag. Love your background blending...never thought to use grape juice coloured ink with my blue.
    DebbieC

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  102. This is wonderful, magical! Love it!!!

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  103. This is a very cute tag. Love the deep colors and the sparkly stars!

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  104. I've never thought of using a stamp pocket to do heat embossing on - great tip!

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  105. Great example using lots of different mediums and techniques --- that tag I'd pop on a card front - - and Voila!

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  106. What a gorgeous sky and perfect shaker ingredients!!

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  107. Gorgeous tag!! Love the background you created!!

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  108. so fun! love the embossed sleigh.

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  109. Your night sky is gorgeous! The colors are incredibly beautiful and really pop against the white frame. Wonderfully done!

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  110. Amazing shaker tag! Love the sky! Thanks for the video links! 🙂

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  111. Wow!!! This tag is simply breathless! Love the colors!!! <3

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  112. LOVE the blended background. Such a beautiful tag!

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  113. Oh wow this shaker is gorgeous! Love that night sky and the silver Santa!

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  114. Love the sparkle and the fun of the shaker! So pretty!

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  115. Such pretty shakers! Love the scene you created in there!

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  116. Wow that's beautiful! And you say that was quick??? I can't imagine what you accomplish when it's not quick! I'm eager to come back and see the video because it's such a pretty tag -plus when the video is done, that means you are feeling better and that's always a great thing!

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  117. SUCH a pretty tag! So pretty. Thank you!

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  118. Very beautiful tag! Look forward to the video.

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  119. Very pretty tag! Love the concept.

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  120. Beautiful tag. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  121. Have been looking at this tag and all its surprises. Really nice and clever layout. Cheers!

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  122. What a beautiful tag, love the grape juice color, so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. Love all the layers of your beautiful tag. Thanks

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  124. Gorgeous tag! I love the idea of a shaker tag, it shakes around on the present anyways, right? ;) Thanks for sharing this beautiful project and for the tips! xx

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