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24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day Five


Today we have something just a bit different….I had a whole different tag and whole different technique shot and nearly edited for today — and lo and behold, a stamp set arrived in my mailbox that was so cute I *had* to make it into a set of tags! It’s one I designed for Simon Says Stamp a while ago and it’s releasing today. Yes RIGHT NOW! Shopping links are in the dooblie doo here and on YouTube in case you, like me, fall in love with Bruce! If you want to watch the video below in HD on YouTube, click HERE.


Meet Bruce! Oh my goodness. He seriously has my heart in his little hand! (These are my names for the stamps – yes, yes, I talk to my stamps….so sue me for being weird!)

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And here’s frightened little Jeremy….hiding in his mailbox.

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And this is Wendell….he’s a little afraid someone will steal the gift before he gives it to you.

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day Five 1And Miss Penny…who is just so shy she couldn’t tell me her name, so I named her after my little crafting buddy.

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You can use any water-based markers to do this – Memento, Tombow, Distress, Marvy….whatever you like! If you need to pick up some markers, I’ve linked to a couple different kinds in the supply list below.

And as promised in the video – here’s a quick idea for kids valentines using this set…the template for the matchbook card is from yesterday’s tag video…except on this one, I used a brad, and punched a half-circle to help it fit without running into the brad when it’s tucked in by little fingers. They don’t have to be colored nice like this with Copics, though – crayon coloring by your kids would be adorable. Fun, eh?

Sandy Allnock Little Monsters Valentines

Have a SUPER Friday, everyone!!

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66 thoughts on “24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day Five

  1. […] is back! You might remember him from my last-minute-addition to my tag collection…and many of you asked for him to be back with Copics. So here we go with a Technique Refresh […]

  2. would of never guessed these could be so adorable!! Love their names 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness. Your kids are adorable!!

  4. Oh, I have got to be brave and get out of my stamping box!! Cute monster stamps, Christmas, Birthday, Valentine, Halloween!! All season monsters!! Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh what a fun set! Congrats on releasing this set…I have no doubt it will bring smiles to a lot of faces!

  6. Your monster set is too cute! Congratulations on its release. My brain is scrambling to keep up with your leaps and bounds in artistic media! Colored pencils to Copics to Watercolor to …… infinity and beyond! 😉

  7. These are just too cute especially for little ones, wish I had more little ones in my life to make cards and such for. Awesome job on the release of your new line. Whoo Hoo way to go.

  8. What a cute set of tags for the little ones! Congrats on this newest release. 🙂

  9. So adorable!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them and the different techniques too! Absolutely incredible!

  10. I love the cute little critters. These are so cute.

  11. I finally watched this as the last video….THIS IS MY MOST ABSOLUTE FAVORITE…GOT TO HAVE THIS STAMP SET!!
    Sandy..the names for these little cuties are just PERFECT!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on them..WHOO HOO!!!! You are so creative!!!!!

  12. So great! Showing my daughter because I know she will want the stamps for her Valentines. So excited to teach her a different technique for coloring. Thank you for sharing your technique and your drawing talents!

  13. The monsters are so cute. Love the way you watercolored them. Thanks so much for all the great ideas.

  14. Adorable monster tags–I like their names. Cute Valentine idea too.

  15. Just so cute and funny tags!

  16. Oh my gosh shut the front door! Do they get any cuter than that?! I want these guy!

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