27 November 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Christmas Critters

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted December 2020 Teasers. Release day is 1st December (8pm GMT) and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. For my card today, I am using the new Year Of You set. This set is geared towards Chinese New Year but as you can see, you can use the critters for lots of different occasions.  

I started off by die cutting a tag from the Clearly Besotted Tag Along Die Collection four times - twice from white cardstock and twice from paper from the MFT Very Merry Paper Pad. I adhered the patterned paper to the white tags for more stability. I then cut two hearts from MFT Red Hot and Summer Splash Cardstock, using the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. I also cut the tag hole reinforcer from the same cardstock. The hearts were then cut down on the edges using the same tag die and adhered on top of the tags using tape runner and the hole reinforcers added with liquid glue.

I took the little hat from the new Clearly Besotted Dog Years Stamp Set and stamped it on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I made masks for them and then stamped the pig and monkey from the Clearly Besotted Year Of You Stamp Set underneath so it looks like they are wearing the hats. I coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and fussy cut them out using scissors. I took the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set, they were then cut down using MFT Skinny Strips Die-namics. 

The sentiments and critters were added to the tags with foam tape. I then took the holly and berries image from the Clearly Besotted Present A Plushie Stamp Set and stamped it on to more white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and added them to the tags with tape runner. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tags and added Lucy's Bubbles on the hearts. I also added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the berries and Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the hats. 


Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: Pig - R32, R21, R30, R00, R000. Monkey - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50. Hats - R89, R35, R27, R24. Holly - G29, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Berries - R89, R37, R24. 

As you would imagine, there is every animal that is represented in the Chinese New Year in the set so lots to choose from! For more inspiration using the new sets, please visit the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our guest Francine. Thank you so much for stopping by today, see you later for a Hero Arts post. Take care! 


  1. Gorgeous bold and bright tags. The hats look like they were designed with the critters! Love these so much. Must dig out my tag dies too! X

  2. Oh these are beyond cute!! I always love your tags Michelle, but these are even cuter than normal! Especially with those gorgeous patterned papers which work so well. Beautifully coloured too! ❤

  3. Your tags are just adorable! Love the critters!


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