Can you believe Christmas is only a few short days away? I am starting to feel panic setting in! The tree isn’t decorated, gifts aren’t wrapped, gifts aren’t purchased, grocery shopping isn’t done, and the house is dirty and company is coming! Christmas cards to family… yeah, not done either. Oh, and on top of it all, CHA is coming and I have tons of samples left to make! Speaking of CHA, I still have a few projects from the last one that I still haven’t blogged!
A few months ago I was sharing some of the projects I made for the Christmas releases at the summer show. Christmas seemed so far away so I thought I would save the rest to share in December. Yikes, suddenly Christmas is here and I haven’t shared them! So here I am sitting and sharing finally. It is probably too late for readers to use them, unless you are like me and thinking you may be making Christmas cards on Christmas Eve!
This tag is a quick one so it might be great for a last minute project. Cut a piece of Kraft Glassine to fit a #8 manila tag. Adhere it with a tape runner. Stamp the ornament image from the Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints 2 set onto the lower 2/3 of the tag using Jet Black Archival ink. Use a heat tool to dry the ink on the tag.
Cut a piece of pattern paper to fit the top 1/3 of the tag. Tear, curl, and ink the bottom edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere the tag topper to the top of the tag. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. Stamp a sentiment onto the pattern paper from the Tim Holtz Old Fashioned Christmas set using Jet Black Archival Ink.
Punch a hole through the top of the tag. Add a strip of Tim Holtz Trimmings through the hole.
Sew around the edge of the entire tag and through the trim.
Place a piece of thin plain copy/printer paper on the sticky side of a foil tape sheet. If you get a few wrinkles just burnish over them to flatten them out. Any wrinkles will add extra texture. Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the ornament image onto the paper. Cut the ornament image out. Use Distress Ink Markers to color the image. Use an ink blending tool apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the ornament. Embellish the ornament with adhesive jewels. Fashion an hanging hook out of thin floral or paddle wire for the top of the ornament. Adhere the foil/paper ornament to the front of the tag matching it up to the stamped image below.
There you have it, a quick and easy tag that you can make at the last minute! If you do them in an assembly line, you could crank out several in a short amount of time (at least I am hoping so!).
Tomorrow I have a special two part tutorial to share with you courtesy of Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to come by and check it out!