Sunday, December 6, 2020

12 days of Christmas - Day 6 Enchanted Branches Nativity

Happy Holidays and Hello to all of you crafters! I am Barbara C here for some interesting ideas for your holiday gifts and cards. I have chosen the brand new stamp set from the Quiet Christmas Release.  It is called Enchanted Branches Nativity.  It comes in a polymer stamp with lots of images and a digital image Angel set. for your crafting pleasure. Visit the shop  here,


I knew that I wanted to make some tags and this was how I started my ideas. First I did a rough sketch of how I wanted my tag to look. See the sketch with the arrow. I die cut a tag from Main Street Tags by Memory Box and stamped my image of the baby and the large star on masking paper. 

I wanted to make some clouds and sun rays and I ordered some stencils to help me do that, but with the mail being overloaded, they did not arrive in time.  Plan B!  Make your own stencils and it was not hard at all.  I had cut some small clouds in a piece of copy paper and also die cut some sun rays to help as a guide. You can do it too! 
Next, I masked off the baby in the manger and the large star and went to work with my sponges to create the clouds. 

Next, I put my handmade stencil for the rays over the tag and sponged yellow ink over until I was happy with how it looked.  Then I removed the masks. 

This is my finished tag on a gift bag.  I also used one of the enchanted branches embossed with gold powder on the bag. There is a sentiment from the set as well on the lower right. This would make a lovely Christmas card too. 

When I thought of making a tag, I went right to my tag dies. But if you don't have any of those, you can use any dies that you have.  The next set of tags are just that and I think that they are much more interesting and different. 

This one uses the angel for the set. 

Using oval and cross-stitched dies and a simple stamp looks so elegant.
It was quick and easy. 
For a more masculine or rustic look, I used an embossed  folder with a wood grain look

For this tag, I heat embossed the sentiment in Platinum.  Another quick and easy tag. 

This lamb image reminds me of younger days.  When we hung ornaments like this on the tree. 

We all need tags to make our gifts special, but I need Christmas cards too. 

I could not help myself, I had to make a card.  This one is for a masculine gift.  I simply used my cross-stitched square dies and cut several sizes. The middle one is just embossed with gold and the large star.  I love the CAS look.  

This slimline card was one that I did for the original release. 

I hope you'll try your hand at decorating a gift tag or card.  They make a gift look extra special.  




Here is the best part. 

All details are on the Power Poppy Blog Day 1 

There will be more inspiration each day, but don't forget to check out the fun from Day 1.  

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Ooh I do love Tags and yours are gorgeous! Love how you made your own stencil, that Tag is fabulous! I also adore the sweet little sprig one. These are very festive, Barb! Well done!

  2. Wonderful tags, I love them all. You and Donna are the Tag Queens for sure. So inspiring how you showed us your process, I really appreciated that. And making your own stencils is GENIUS!!! Simply FABULOUS, my dear. Well done.

  3. Beautiful tags, bags and cards can always be inspiring when you create them. I love all.

  4. Such fun tags and bags. You always have that different twist.

  5. An absolutely gorgeous array of tags and the cards. I bought this set too, love what you have done with it!

  6. What a creative bunch of tags Barb! Boy have you been busy! Plan B worked out so well since you are missing your delivery. The angel one is really my favorite but they are all so wonderful!

  7. You have been busy! These are all beautiful and creative. Great job making your own stencil for the clouds and using other dies for the tags. Stay safe!

  8. The clouds are a really neat touch on the angelic card! Love that technique! Will totally CASE that! : )