Go-to Gal Hop: Holiday Cards & More

Hi all!

Pleased to be hopping with the Go-to Gals today for a small hop in honor of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 7, the newest special issue from Paper Crafts magazine.

If you haven’t seen the issue yet, it’s this awesome issue filled (well, jam-packed) with holiday cards, holiday tags, gift wrappings and other DIY-paper crafty ideas. You’ll be able to find it on newstands and online.

So for today’s hop, we are paying tribute to the issue’s photo card section. Only instead of making a card with a photo, we are making something else.

So… meet my project for the hop.

I was totally inspired by the photo card I made for the issue, which just happens to feature a picture of my dog, Marley. (Page 9… hee! I’m so proud.)

I decided to whip out some photo gift tags with a picture of him.

It’s something my family and friends would get a kick out of and instantly know the gift was from me (since said dog is attached to my hip most days.)

I printed the picture for my tags at home. This is just a random picture I had of him. (He has a habit of smiling… lol!)

I opened it up on my computer, selected the print option and chose to print on 8 1/2″ x 11″ photo paper. One of the choices was to print a wallet sized picture. I picked that and chose to print a number of them on the one sheet of paper. Easy, peasy.

Each tag has a different sentiment. I computer-generated the strips on white cardstock and finished them off with some stamped words. (All the words I used are from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Everything and Sweet Christmas stamp sets).

Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Go-to Gals to see their photo-inspired tribute to the issue. ;)

(Also, be sure to check out Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World for more festivities this week that are tied to this special issue.)

Oh yeah, and be sure to leave a comment for me here by Friday night. I’ll pick one of you at random to win a copy of Holiday Cards and More. (Thanks, Paper Crafts!)

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s always a treat when you do.

118 thoughts on “Go-to Gal Hop: Holiday Cards & More

  1. Ooh! How cute is that?! What an adorable photo and card! You should totally mass produce these this Christmas! If I received it I think it would be my favorite card! Love that little bow tie you added for a touch of whimsy! :)

  2. Teri – love your card and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how adorable your little Marley is – do I sense “A Christmas Carol” reference – you should caption one of them “Marley says don’t be a “Scrooge” have a Merry Christmas!!! (lol) Anyway – I would love to have this magazine so please, please, please pick me!!!! And keep making tons of cute stuff – very inspiring!

  3. How cute is he? I cannot imagine life without a pet….well, sometimes the freedom thing creeps into my brain, but then one wee pet or lick and it’s back to “they had me at bark, bark” !

  4. A darn cute card for the magazine and cute tag! I have a couple of dogs and I just might borrow your ideas for Christmas this year! Thanks!

  5. The cover of the magazine looks great and it would be great to win the magazine, it always come in handy when you start creating holiday card and you run out of ideas.

  6. This is a fantastic idea! I am a cat lover, so I would definitely change the idea to a “cat-theme” tag! Thanks for the idea. Your dog is so cute!!

  7. what a great card and I love the picture. I”ve gotta try this with our two Boston Terriers if I can get them still long enough!! Thanks for the chance!

  8. So Cute!!! And I love the Celebrate Christmas tree boxes that were posted today on Moxi Fab world. I’m going to have to make them. Thanks for the great idea!!

  9. What a great personalized idea! Could even make photo tags of each recipient with a personal message for each – thanks for the inspiration!

  10. What a great idea–so cute! With 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, and the hermit crabs to choose from at our house, I can make lots of fun tags like yours :)

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  12. I wouldn’t have thought to take a picture and add embellishments to create a card! I like this–thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine!

  13. LOVE your project!! Too CUTE!! We have a little pomeranian and she was my first baby!! She LOVED my son even before he was born and used to kiss him while in my tummy!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  14. Marley just melted my heart, Teri. :) Seriously, my heart is mush. :)
    I love, love the tags and the card you made with his photos! His smile couldn’t be any sweeter. :)

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