It's a new week, and the time is getting closer, and closer to Christmas. I am busy getting homemade gifts made and to go with those gifts, handmade gift tags! I am currently making this trio of gifts for the women in my family, and the guys will get something too (obviously manly, lol!). To help me on my tag making spree, I tapped into the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist from Ellen Hutson to get me going. I also distressed it to coincide with Virginia's Views latest challenge! It's been awhile since I did a bit of distressing! Check it out:
I started by using a Heidi Swapp stencil, and adding Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to the top of a tag I made out of cream cardstock. Julie Ebersole is the master of making her own tags, and I think it's super fun. Here is how I made it.
Gather these items:
1. Crop O Dile
2. Angle Corner Chomper
3. 1/2 in circle punch
4. Piece of cardstock cut to your desired tag size (mine is 2 3/4 x 4 1/2)
6. Ruler, and pencil
Using the Angle side, punch the corners of one side of your piece of cardstock.
Measuring from the center, mark where you need to punch the ribbon/twine hole
Punch hole using the large punch setting on the Crop O' Dile.
Taking a piece of white cardstock, apply an even layer of ink, and allow it to dry. This will be your reinforcer.
Using the hole punch again, make a hole in the colored piece.
Take the 1/2 inch hole punch, and punch that out. You can then glue this to the tag when you are finished decorating it! Easy!
So, to complete my distressed tag, I took the Merry & Bright stamp set, and matching dies from Wplus9, and cut out the smaller poinsettia images. I also die cut a few of the leaves, and greenery, along with the candle and glass lamp, arranging those on my tag front after stamping them with Hero Arts, and Wplus9 inks. I then stamped my sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress ink.
To finish it, I glued on the reinforcer, and added rustic twine. I can't wait to add these to my gift bags, and hopefully I can show you how they all turn out. Thanks for hanging in there with me!