Hello everyone -
Been a little quiet on my blog this month but that is because I decided to cut back and chillax during the holidays. Which means less baking, less last minute projects and a whole lot less stress. It is great. I am doing a bit of crafting though – including some gift tags for a few Christmas gifts.
This first set of tags features the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set from Paper Smooches and some delightful Authentique designer papers.
You can also see that I made a couple of matching clothespins (these are super quick and easy). The images were colored with Copics and embellished with a bit of Crystal Stickles.
I liked the first two tags so much that I made another one using some different designer paper arranged into a different pattern. Same stamp sets and embellishments as the first pair of tags.
Here are a few shots of the process:
I started by cutting 1” strips from designer paper that were long enough to cover the width of the tag. I ran the tag through a Xyron sticker machine so that the entire tag was covered in adhesive. I then covered the tags with the strips, overlapping each of them a bit. I purposely put them on slightly crooked.
Once the tag was completely covered I trimmed off the extra paper, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then stamped a sentiment.
Stamped a couple of images, colored and cut them out before attaching them to the tag. I used a bit of film strip ribbon, washi tape, crkinkle ribbon, and Crystal Stickles to embellish the tag.
For the third tag I cut 2” by 6” strips of designer paper and then cut diagonally to create triangles.
Starting in the bottom right corner I attached the strips until the tag was completely covered. Trimmed the excess paper and then decorated the tag using the same supplies as the first two.
Once done with the tags I decided that I needed some special clothespins to attach the tags to gifts. Since I had some leftover scraps I used those to cover the clothespins. I ran the strips through a small Xyron and then attached them to the pins. I trimmed the excess and sponged with more of the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
For extra fun, I coated once side of each pin with Crystal Stickles. Me likey.
And finally, here is a picture of how I attached the tags to some gifts. My gift wrap didn’t match so I just broke out a big role of Kraft paper… everything matches Kraft paper, right?
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