Saturday, December 12, 2009

Handle With Care: Gift Tag

How many pictures do you think I took of this project trying to get a perfect one? LOL - way too many. First my camera batteries were dying left and right (time to invest in a new one) and now with Winter's arrival it seems like I have only 5 minutes in the day when the lighting is perfect. Darn short (and very cold) winter days)! I might have to finally invest in a light tent and a couple of lights... either that or just give up on taking nice pics of my projects! ;) Hee hee. But enough grouchin' and on to the project!

This is a cozy gift tag I made... it will find a home on a Christmas gift this year. I cut two circles from light weight coasters using the Large Circle Nestabilities. Just a note: I had to run the Nestie and coaster through the die cut machine about four times before it completely cut through the coaster... back and forth and again - quite the workout. ;) The edges were sponged eith Close to Cocoa Craft ink and heat set. I then glued a slightly smaller circle of glittery My Mind's Eye paper to the coaster (I actually made two of these - the second is used as a back to the gift tag). Added a bit of May Arts ribbon and attached it with jute and a button through a hole I punched in the coaster.

The little house is chipboard from Maya Road. I sponged the house with Bordering Blue Craft ink and heat set. I then stamped a snowflake on it in Close to Cocoa Craft ink and heat set again. I used Bravo Burgundy Craft ink on the heart. I lightly sanded the edges of both pieces and added Frosted Lace Stickles to mimic the look of snow.

A sentiment was stamped in Close to Cocoa Classic ink on Kraft cardstock. The left side was punched with a Ticket Edger punch and the right side was attached to the coaster with a couple of stitches. Next up I punched a bunch of 1" Bordering Blue circles. They were attached to the back of the second coaster and then the first coaster was attached to the second with dimensions (added a loop of ribbon first though). To finish the BB circles were sponged with Close to Cocoa Classic ink and faux stitching was added with a white gel pen.

Yikes... That is a lot of words to describe one gift tag. :)

Stamps: North Pole Post (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Kraft, Bordering Blue, glittery designer (My Mind's Eye), medium weight coasters. Ink: Close to Cocoa Classic, Bordering Blue Craft, Bravo Burgundy Craft, Close to Cocoa Craft. Other: white gel pen, gingham ribbon and jute (May Arts), 1" circle punch, Ticket edger punch (EK Success), sanding block, Frosted Lace Stickles, button, Very Vanilla Taffeta, dimensioansl.


  1. this is really beautiful
    xoxo BA

  2. I absolutely love it. I enjoy your blog/projects so much. Keep them coming please!!

  3. OMG Danielle!! This is amazing!!!!

  4. wow! Danielle! LOVE this, just stunning. I especially like the ribbon and button combo!


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