Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina‘s designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft’s Meow.
For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. For my project I decided to create a tag and a matching small box. You can find the tutorial for the box HERE.

I started by creating a tag. The tag base was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with a die from Tags & Flags. My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the same die, sanded and cut down on the embossed edge. 3/8″ wide strip of paper from the same paper pack was added before the edges were stitched and seam binding was tied around the paper. It was then adhered to the tag base.
More Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the tree die from Sweet Folk Art. A small piece of Kraft cardstock was cut and embossed with the same die to create the tree stem. Buttons were stitched to the tree. Handmade Lilybeedesigns paper was cut and embossed with the small star from Sweet Folk Art, sanded and adhered to the top of the tree.
Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meows Season’s Greetings in Jet Black Archival Ink. It was tied to the seam binding bow along with a button with Linen Thread.  Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl above the bow and three small rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the tag.
The box base was created out of Kraft cardstock and was decorated with more Winter Wonderland paper and seam binding. The top corners were cut with Crop-a-Dile Cloud Chomper. Another sentiment from Season’s Greetings was stamped on Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a  Nested Lacey Pennant die. Again part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the box.
Hershey Nuggets were covered with 1″ wide strips of the Winter Wonderland paper. If I had some Candy Canes, I think I would have added those to my box, but it’s a bit too early to find those in the stores.


Here are these NinaB. Designs products I used for my project:
To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize #2 includes The Craft’s Meow’s Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
* Beate Johns
(you are here!) * Beatriz
* Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie
* Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda LucasViola

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  September 22 on her blog.
Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings: 

I hope we’ll inspire you all today! Happy hopping! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles 


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

69 Responses to “NinaB Designs September Blog Hop”

  1. Wow such wonderful project. I especially love the tag with the buttons on the tree and how the bacground paper highligt it. TFS.

  2. Oh I love the little box and just adore all the decoration you’ve done. Gorgeous. Hugs! Mojca

  3. OH my….this is SO beautiful – I LOVE those papers and how sweet is that tree! Gorgeous Beate!

  4. Love these projects! It is never too early for Christmas projects!!

  5. Very cute gift ensemble–love the tree!

  6. Wow, Beate, what a gorgeous gift set!! I love the beautiful designs!! Someone will be very lucky to get this amazing set!! Love, love it!! I hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  7. So ready for Christmas!

  8. a great duo for Christmas. The tree is very clever

  9. Love the tag and box. But then I always love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  10. wowowow, I love these proyectsssssssss, love all about your productsss and I’m fan of all page a long time ago hehehe Kisses!!!!

  11. Your tags are soooo pretty! I love them!!!

  12. Beautiful work.

  13. Lovely! Don’t even tell me Christmas is around the corner!!! lol

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  14. Beautiful cards, love the tags. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Lovely tag & gift! Wish I were on your Christmas list!!

  16. Wow, Beate! Gorgeous projects! Love the Christmas tree with the buttons and all the other cute details! Great work as always!

  17. Gorgeous, Beate! Incredible details on all the projects using Nina’s products. The tag is spectacular (love that tree!) and I adore the box. You keep enabling me to purchase more dies with your fabulous creations!

  18. I love the tag. Especially the tree. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

  19. cute tag and box. i love all the layers and the different products that you use.

  20. Wow, you are amazing. These tag and box are perfection! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous projects today, Beate! Love them!

  21. Loving the holiday projects, especially the tree tag! So sweet and whimsical!i

  22. These projects are wonderful!

  23. Love your Christmas projects Beate! Your tag and box are adorable and what perfect paper. Great way of highlighting Nina’s gorgeous dies!!

  24. Wow, Beate! What an awesome project…everything is so beautifully detailed. Total cuteness!!!

  25. Great projects! Love the buttons on the tree in the tag, and that little box is just perfect!

  26. Love the box and the tag.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  27. Beautifuul tag and box for christmas, colors and paperre great for this Project, good bless you

  28. what a pretty set…love the button detail on the tags tree and the box is adorable.

  29. Beate, these are so cute! They remind me of Christmas time when I was a child! =)

  30. Love your tag and box! The holiday dies are adorable!

  31. So not ready for Christmas but fun to see your projects. Love the Christmas stamps!

  32. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Very sweet!

  33. I love your tags & cards. The colors seem soft and lovely. I’m ready to start making my Holiday crafts too!

  34. Fabulous use of the paper, rhinstones and dies to create a wonderful set, Beate.

  35. Beauty colors ! I love it

  36. You are invariably SO inspiring, Beate. It’s only September but I’m rarin’ to start on my Christmas cards and crafts!

  37. These are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win

  38. Your tag and box are beautiful. Love the buttons and bling.

  39. Beate these are gorgeous!!! LOVE the Christmas tree tag with pretty satin ribbon to top it off! Beautiful gift set 🙂

  40. I am always looking for new Christmas ideas. These are great

  41. Beate,

    Love your tag and box ensemble. The buttons, bling and die cuts are just the right combination of accents.

    God bless,

  42. A wonderful Christmas gift set – bling, a sweet Christmas tree and buttons too! Love it!

  43. Love your projects…puts me in the holiday making mood. The simple details make your projects sand out…the buttons and seam ribbon.

  44. Love these projects 🙂

  45. Oh my goodness, Beate! You made the most adorable set! Love how you’ve sanded the edges and sewing around the tag! Patience! Wow! The treats wrapped in paper and the box are sweet too!!! Every detail is perfect!

  46. What fun holiday projects!

  47. Hi Beate! Your tag and matching box set are SO sweet! I always love to see what you create. 🙂

  48. Beautiful tags, a that small box is an added joy. thanks for sharing

  49. Beautiful collection. love the colors and the layering is super.
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    [email protected]

  50. You had me at the sweet red buttons on the cute little tree!

  51. I love the tag and box. I am always eager to open my mail from you. I know it is going to be a “WOW” card or project. You are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  52. Your tag and little gift box are so cute! I love all the fun details and beautiful work! Thanks for the instructions on making this!

  53. Love your projects the colors are beautiful thank you for the chance to win.

  54. LOVE your tag and box. Fabulous!

  55. Your tags are beautiful! I love all the details!

  56. adorable set, Beate! so pretty and delightful. love love it!

  57. Hi there. Nice posting and great job.

  58. Such a lovely gift set, Beate. Beautifully embellished! Thanks for a link to the tutorial x

  59. such a sweet tag and love the little box, wonderful country feel these projects have 🙂

  60. Gorgeous projects once again love it


  61. Wow! Such a beautiful tag & box! You do such lovely work!
    Huggies ~

  62. WOW that was a lot of comments! Love your tag and cute bag set. You always make the greatest treat holders. 🙂


  63. Love the tree with the red buttons!

  64. Adorable projects, Beate! I would love to win some of the goodies!

  65. What lovely projects Beate! I always love the dimension that you bring to all of your projects. Gorgeous!

    Jo R. (Australia)

  66. Sweet projects. Love all the colors! Thanks for the tutorial!

  67. Awesome projects. Love the bling on the tree tag. TFS

  68. Delightful creativity, Beate!! Love the rustic look!

  69. I so look forward to your postings. Each item is a work of art and very inspirational. Love the tag since I’m contemplating decorating one of my trees with tags! Thank you for your creativity.

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