Christmas Window Wreath and Meeting Ellen Taylor

Good Saturday morning.  What a crazy week I’ve had.  How about you?  I am so happy for the weekend.  The Free For All Challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers was to make a Christmas tag. I haven’t had the opportunity to create a project this season with Susan’s Conservatory Window die.  It creates such a large and lovely window and I thought it would be perfect made into a see thru window on a tag paired with a small Christmas wreath.  I love pink and white projects for Christmas but unfortunately this was difficult to photograph. It’s so much prettier in person.

KC Sizzix Conservatory Window 2 tag

I started by cutting two windows and applying pink designer paper and a scored white cardstock to the front of the tag.  This may have photographed better if I had used a darker contrasting designer paper on the bottom.  Oh well!  I must get over it.  LOL!  I used the die cut window as a template to draw the cutting lines for the opening of the window and cut it out using my craft knife. I attached the front window to the tag  base with mounting tape and attached the back window flat to the opening with 1/4” double stick tape. I punched a 1/4” circle in the top for the tag ribbon. Check out my see thru window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of this process. 

KC Sizzix Conservatory Window 2 wreath left

I created the wreath using foliage made with my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Spellbinders Classic Circles .  I cut a small circular wreath base and attached the the branches all the way around to fill in and create the wreath.  Since this is such a small wreath the branches totally covered the inside opening but I still love how it turned out.  I tied a small white organdy multi loop bow and attached to the wreath with glue dots. I decorated the wreath with several holly loves from the Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster and tucked them in all around the wreath attaching with glossy accents.  I applied glossy accents on the holly leaves and pine branches with my finger and lightly dusted with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter.  I have to hand it to Martha!  If you like crystal clear glitter that has no other color both her fine and coarse glitter are wonderful.  I applied glossy accents to the window panes and attached the wreath. Check out my wreath tutorial and mini wreath tutorial  if you would like to see step by step pictures of how I made my wreath.

KC Sizzix Conservatory Window 2 wrath right

Now for the really good stuff.  I have had the privilege to serve on two different design teams with Ellen Taylor over the years and have enjoyed getting to know her so much.  She is such a talented designer and such a sweet lady.  She was vacationing in Melbourne, FL this week and made the 75 mile trip over to Orlando just to take me to lunch.  What a thrill and special honor it was for me to meet her in person.  We could have talked for hours.  Check out The Serendipitous Stamper to see Ellen’s wonderful creations.

Ellen Taylor and Kittie Dec 2014

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tag size”  6” x 3.5”       Tag corners cut with Fiskars Corner Edgers

16 thoughts on “Christmas Window Wreath and Meeting Ellen Taylor”

  1. So sweet…love the pink…very soft. So glad you are back. Missed you this week. How nice for you and Ellen to have lunch together. Enjoy your weekend Kitie.

  2. Very pretty pink and white tag. Love the soft look to the tag. That was nice that you were able to have lunch with your friend Ellen. Have a nice weekend.

  3. Hi Kittie. That had to be a great meeting the two of you had. It is always soo nice to be able to meet someone that you have been conversing with a long time. I have a question for when you have time. Could you tell me what the inside measurements are for this window die, pretty please. Thank you in advance. I always love your wreaths. I am going to practice making them until mine look somewhat close to as good as yours are.

  4. What two beautiful LADIES ! Always enjoy your cards Kittie and I pray for a wonderful Christmas for you and yours….PLUS a NEW YEAR FILLED WITH JOY AND PROSPERITY !

  5. I am happy to know that you are okay…I missed you this week. This is a beautiful tag! As always I LOVE everything about it. You are so generous with your tutorials and product information, which is a huge help to your readers. I know you had a wonderful time with Ellen Taylor because I can see it in your smile. You both look as if you had a ball. TFS.

  6. Lovely tag, Kittie! Beautiful in pink /white. Glad you got to meet Ellen in person. You certainly do look happy to have met each other. 😀

  7. Well Miss Kittie, I starting to get concerned…glad all is ok. And what a beautiful tag this is….. And you know what that means, another die I have to have….. I love how ‘soft’ this tag is…. just gorgeous & thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity….

  8. Good Afternoon, Kittie, I had missed you, and wondering if all was well. So happy you met with Ellen Taylor. Your photo looks so happy, and I would have loved to have had lunch with you both. Just listening, to joy, and sharing. You both share so much with us. Love your tag, and I need to make always inspire me. Have a good week-end.. So happy you are well and happy too.

  9. Pretty tag and such a sweet pic of you two.
    I need to make tags for our Christmas packages and I love the ones you have posted recently. I believe I will fashion some of mine after yours.
    Hope your hubby is feeling better.

  10. Thank you very much Kittie. I just have a couple of window dies, and I did not want to buy another one of the same sizes that I have. I appreciate all you do. I seem to have a thing for windows, deer, and trees.


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