Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tis the Season for Gift Giving at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

The Challenge  
Are you ready for a new challenge on The Frillie and Funkie Blog?  I'm hosting this time around and I've got a good one for you, something fun and useful! I know we're all busy making gifts, cards and cooking this time of year.  So, for this challenge, you can do something you've probably got on your schedule anyway, and that is create a vintage or shabby chic gift for a special someone in your life. Your gift could be as simple as a handmade card or tag, or an elaborate piece of home decor. Maybe you like to place your gifts in handmade boxes? That works too, your imagination is the only limit on this challenge!

My Inspiration Piece
It's that time of the year where we're looking for the perfect gift for our families, friends and neighbors, right?  One of my favorite gifts to give is home baked goodies and of course, those goodies need to be placed in a festive box adorned with a special tag. 

I used a #8 Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag and Stamperia Christmas Vintage paper for my tag.  I'll bake some cookies and put them is a simple container and then dress it up with this pretty tag. I first covered the tag with design paper and then added two die-cut layers that I popped up with dimensional foam tape. 

Best of all, I can write the recipe on the back of the tag.  I must admit, I do bake some delicious cookies and people always ask for my recipe so this takes care of that!

Back to the front of the tag, in this photo you can see that I fussy cut that cake and gingerbread man d don't they look yummy?  I die-cut a border and medallion from Tim Holtz metallic paper using the new impresslits dies that cut and emboss all in one step and tucked those in at the top, bottom and side. I am loving those dies!

I am also loving the Thinlits word die that I used to cut Noel.  That font is so pretty!  I cut it from white cardstock because I wasn't sure what color I wanted and finally inked with a blend 
of Fired Brick and Candied Apple.  

I love to "hide" little things here and there on my tags and on this one I tucked in a Christmas Typed Token near the bottom.  I think little details like that add so much.
The pretty bow is not Christmas ribbon but I think it looks great with this tag.  I added 3 tiny jingle bells to the center of the bow.

Here you can see the dimension in this tag with the popped up layers and pretty red blooms!

How to enter the challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic gift project and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge any time between now and 11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 3th, 2018.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.


  1. Maggi I love that you've chosen this theme for our latest Frilly and Funkie challenge. We create beautiful things for people to see all year long but now especially is when we create for others and with them in mind and that's so special. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous with all those hidden elements which will be found the more you look at it. And of course it's made even more personal when you add favourite recipes for the lucky recipient. Thank you so much for sharing xxx

  2. First of all, this is such a great theme! So thanks for that! Then, this tag is an absolutely brilliant idea. It's so you: beautiful and practical all wrapped up with a pretty bow on top! I love all the fussy cutting and details you've added here. I bet your cookies are amazing because I know what a fabulous cook you are. Dale still waxes eloquent about your blueberry spice jam! LOL Sending you a warm hug and love!

  3. What a wonderful tag with the recipe card hidden on the back! This is going to be a perfect addition to a heartfelt Christmas gift. Sending you the warmest of hugs for Thanksgiving!

  4. You bet i want your recipes! This tag is genius—truly a gift all by itself. Love the tucked token—and of course the jungle bells.

  5. Maggi, this is a thoughtful and beautiful gift from the heart! I love the gorgeous plaid ribbon festooned with the jingle bells and your brilliant layers! What a great idea to include the recipe on the back! I truly love this tag and lovely gift idea! Sending hugs!

  6. Your yummy cookies will be wonderful to receive but to add this gorgeous dimensional tag as the "wrapping" was even more heartwarming!! Love all the hidden gems and the fussy cutting aspects! Your sweet red and white bow reminds me of cook books and aprons and was perfect as the topper! Am so inspired with your beautiful tag and challenge!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it! Sorry it has taken me so long to respond!


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