Friday, December 19, 2014

Xmas Tag #5: Merry Kissmoose

Hello friends,

I’m back with some more xmas crafty tag goodness. This time I pulled out an older set, Chubby Chum Pals from Paper Smooches, to make my tag. In particular, I used the moose image and coordinating sentiment.

I stamped the moose three times and colored various portions using Copic markers. After trimming with scissors I layered them pieces together using foam tape. To finish I added a little hat and some googlie eyes.

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Here is a close-up of the moose. I used some Liquid Applique and glitter on the trim of the hat. Behind the moose is a white panel that I embossed with the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions. And behind that is the manila tag that was sponged with a stencil from MFT and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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There are some fun embellishments layered along the bottom: wood patterned designer paper, burlap ribbon from May Arts, a sentiment stamped on red cardstock, and some very narrow washi tape. I finished the tag with some green enamel dots and a flair badge that is one of my designs.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s tag… I think it is my favorite so far. :)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Xmas Tags #4

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to day four of tag inspiration. This time I’m featuring a sweet gingerbread image from the Christmas Blueprint 3 set. I stamped the image in black and colored with Copic markers. I added a touch of Diamond Stickles to his gumdrop buttons and the frosting trim.

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Behind the gingerbread man is a glassine pocket filled with a kraft panel stamped with the wood background from the Wallpaper and Wood set and a variety of sequins. After filling I folded over the flap and stitched across the top.

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I used a scrap of designer paper, some film strip, and a bit of washi tape as embellishment behind the envelope. I also add some Remnant Rubs here and there and a circle punched from red cardstock.

This is one of those tags that I had to rework a couple of times before I liked the final result. Reworking included ditching the original tag base… but it was worth it. :)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Xmas Tags #3

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m back with the third tag in the series. This time I build a cozy house using the Build a House dies from Taylored Expressions.

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I cut out various house parts from different colors of cardstock and assembled the building. The windows were coated with Glossy Accents and dusted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Glitter.

Behind the house is a piece of cardstock that was covered in Foil Tape, die cut, and then embossed with the Rulers embossing folder. I applied a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint and once almost dried I rubbed off some of it. Finished the main panel by spelling “Merry” using Label Letter Stickers.

Behind the main panel I added a small printed treat bag. I cut off the top so that it would be a bit smaller and have a straight edge.

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I created a small decorated panel that could be inserted into the small pocket. For the tag base I used the Christmas Stencil and sprayed it with Fired Brick Distress Stain Spray.

For a final touch I added baker’s twine and one of the Plaquettes.

If you haven’t guessed this is the tag that will probably find its way onto my mom’s gift. Although I may replace the foam letters… their wonkiness is driving me a bit nuts. :D

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Check back tomorrow for the fourth tag in the series!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Xmas Tag #2

Hello Crafty Friends -

I’m checking in today with my second Christmas tag. This time I used one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps, Holiday Knits, to create a pretty background. How? First I stamped in VersaMark on white cardstock and heat embossed using black embossing powder. I then added color using BI and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains.

I added a small strip of designer paper and stitched some red polka dot ribbon in place before adhering the panel to a manila tag using foam tape.

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For the main panel I stamped the jingle bell from Mini Blueprints 5 in Jet Black Archival Ink and added a bit of shimmer using a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen. For embellishment I attached a Tidings Token with a jump ring. I used Picket Fence Distress Paint to fill in the letters.

For more wow I added a few enamel dots and some jute.

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The tag needed a little something more so I added dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls along the edges.

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