Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Season’s Greetings Tags

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For the third tag I cut 2” by 6” strips of designer paper and then cut diagonally to create triangles.

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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.

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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.

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For extra fun, I coated once side of each pin with Crystal Stickles. Me likey.

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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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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create these tags.

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