So I'm thrilled with the variety of products by Taylored Expressions that can be used for my tags. I fell in love with the recently released Buffalo Plaid Background stamp. And I've always loved the Flap Stacks dies that add a surprise opening to the tag. With those items as my starting point, I created two rustic tags.
The outside sentiment is from From the North Pole. I kept it rustic using just a corner of the Pine Bough Background behind the sentiment. (The opening is cut with Flap Stacks - Rectangle. It cuts a flap right into the tag, but I wanted to use Toffee for the sentiment, so I cut another "flap" from a scrap piece of toffee and then cut it off on the flap side. Then after stamping on it, I adhered it to the flap cut into the tag.)
There's a surprise on the inside that I didn't want anyone to miss - so I added little banners with sentiments from the From the North Pole set. I fit them in between the toffee layer and the flap cut on the tag.
My insides use "to/froms" also from From the North Pole. The little dies come from Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories - which are meant as part of the Sitting Pretty series of items that can sit on a die-cut shelf - but also work just perfectly for little scenes.
FYI - I used the Pine Bough Background on the outside, but I just wanted a single Pine Bough on the inside so I used one from Simply Stamped - Pinecones. It would have worked just fine to stamp that single bough multiple times on the outside - it just seemed easier to use a background stamp that was already "arranged"!
I totally love this look. I am thrilled with the Buffalo Plaid and the beautiful pines and the fun little dies to use for my Christmas scenes. I can't tell you these were easy, but they are being used for some very special boys/men in my life so I wanted them to be extra special.