18 September 2015

MCT 47th Release Blog Hop: Masked Christmas Tag

by Veronica

Hello, hello!

It's a beautiful day for a Blog Hop, isn't it? If you've arrived here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track. If not, you can start this Hop from the beginning at Emma's blog. You WON'T want to miss a thing!

Today, I'm showcasing the new Holidays Tags stamps & dies set (available for pre-order NOW). I love to add special tags to my Christmas packages. Some years, I make them myself. Other years, I find something super cute in the store and just pick those up. Let me tell you: there's no shame in that! In the end, the pretty package is the main goal. With this new set, though, I'll definitely be making my tags this year.

This sweet little tag was dreamed up and put together in about four minutes. Really. To achieve the white 'block' for the "to:, from:", I simply masked that area before stamping the Grainy Wood Background onto my white layer. Here's a simple step-by-step on that process:
  1. Die cut white tag layer.
  2. Cut rectangle from sticky part of Post-It note. This is your 'mask'.
  3. Stick mask to center of white tag layer.
  4. Stamp Grainy Wood Background onto masked white tag layer.
  5. Remove mask.
It's that easy! I think that just stamping the "to:, from:" on the wood pattern would have been a bit too busy/messy looking. This gives a very clean look.

To accent my little tree, I used a white gel pen to add snow markings.

***Freebie Stamp & Die***
The first 150 shoppers will receive this
die FREE with their orders!
For our freebie this release, we are giving away this super cute dec25th die to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 150th shopper, this stamp set will be available for purchase! If you see this set available in the store, that means that 150 shoppers have already come through. No exceptions will be made. Also, this freebie is not a part of the 47th Edition Bundle and is only sold separately.


***Blog Hop Giveaway***
One lucky winner of today's Blog Hop Giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to the MCT online shop! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Very important: please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!


***Sale Alert***
Don't forget that our sale starts right now! Use the code: SEPT2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire in-stock purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, September 25th at 11:59pm PST.

*Please note that the 47th Release is available for PRE-ORDER only and will begin shipping on Friday, September 25th.


Thank you for hopping with us today. You have one more stop. Please visit our guest designer, Audrey, on her blog for another great project!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Super cute little tag! I love that it was only 4 minutes to make....as Christmas gets closer, I am always rushing around trying to finish last minute things. I definitely will book mark this quick and fun idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Fun week, amazing release!
    Sherrie k

  2. What a SIMPLE & CLASSY tag my friend!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
    Emma :)

  3. The link from the previous blog takes you to an older post. Thought you should know. With that out of the way I thought I should tell you that I LOVE the simplicity of your project today. Not everything can (or should) take hours and hours. Sometimes you want simple and speedy and I love that you show us that today! cszekeres at hotmail dot com

  4. Love your tag, Thanks for the idea and a great week!

  5. I'm smitten with your simple, stunning little tag! Your inspiration this week: outstanding! Thanks to your creativity, this release is heading my way! Thank you!
    ~c (cmayne@shaw.ca)

  6. Great little tag love this mindy1qc@msn.com

  7. How sweet is this!


  8. OH My Goodness What Gorgeous Tag....I so wondered how you did it then .... YAY .....now I know 'cause I read your recipe...aren't you the creative & clever one....love....LOVE!!! YOU so ROCK!!

  9. Perfect little tag for Christmas. I like that Emma includes sentiments and accents to go with the dies.
    gsunshine11 @ tampabay dot rr dot com

  10. I can see the masking makes a big difference in the look of your tag. It would be too busy stamping over the Grainy Wood stamping. I like your sweet CAS tag and I like the snow on the little tree! Great job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  11. Cute tag.

  12. Great tag.
    I make all of my tags so I'm always looking for new ideas.
    thanks for sharing.

  13. Cute tag. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

  14. That is so pretty. Would be so great to have a big stash of those tags made up before the holidays instead of the last minute like I always seem to be doing!

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  15. Your tags are going to add just the right touch to your packages this year. I think they turned out super cute.!

  16. Veronica I love your Tag TFS Vicky

  17. 4 minutes!!! Sign me up! This is amazing. Thank you for sharing the mask technique. It's a beautiful tag!

  18. Love your tag, thanks for sharing:)

  19. Sweet little tag, it's just perfect!

  20. Your tag is so nice! Love it!


  21. Very pretty tag--I like the wood grain.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  22. Someones package is going to look very pretty this Christmas.

  23. Fun tag! Very cute! Will make any present stand out =D

  24. Great way to use the tag! Love this release and all the goodies to choose from.

  25. What a cute tag. I love how it has two layers! Love the wood grain background.

  26. Beautiful tag! I love your snowy tree!

  27. Nice job! Your tag is adorable!! Love the little tree!

  28. Veronica ~ it may have only taken 4 minutes to create but the impact is BEAUTIFUL! Love the fact you masked it off for the "to" and "from" part! The color combo is AWESOME too! I TOTALLY agree with your post ~ I will making my own tags too this year! AMAZING job all week!

  29. What a perfect little gift tag. These are going to come in handy for Christmas this year for certain. Awesome job. Hugs - Glora

  30. Cute gift tag!! Don't you just love when something comes together so quickly!!

  31. This is darling. You have inspired me.

  32. Great little tag! Love how easy this set will make putting a tag together! It will be great to mass produce Christmas gift tags also!

  33. Perfect tag. Love everything about your design. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  34. Great gift tag! Love how you made the mask to leave the to from white. Such a brilliant idea. So cute!

  35. Love your wonderful gift tag. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!