Stampingly Yours – A Christmas Tag Swap

I have participated in a Christmas Tag swap on and off for the last several years.  I always enjoy the small size of the project (approx. 2 1/2" x 4 3/4") when it comes to making MULTIPLEs of anything.

And this swap is fun, because each participant has a letter of the alphabet as their jumping off point.  My letter this year is X.  And no, I didn't do Xmas – too predictable!

I used my 'X' in two ways, as in "don't", for the sentiment, "Do Not Open Until Christmas" and for the little x's that I stamped to mark off the days on the calendar leading up to Christmas.


  • Manila shipping tag with reinforced hole (Staples)
  • Vintage Christmas red / gold screen printed paper from Hambly Studios
  • Circle coaster board
  • Gold ornate paper ribbon from Renaissance Art Stamps
  • Calendar element is a hybrid, using calendar brush from Digital Scrapbook Place
  • No Peeking stamp set #D1177 from Close To My Heart
  • Solo X alphabet stamp from Close To My Heart
  • Queen's Gold embossing Powder from Ranger
  • Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen from Ranger
  • Holiday Red and Clover Meadow ink from Close To My Heart
  • Red/Green ribbon is from May Arts
  • Foam tape from Scotch

I can't wait to get my full set back from the swap hostess.  They are always such a treat to look at, and make a nice decoration on a garland I drape on my banister, to remind me of my creative stamping friends.

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