Hi friends! I hope you had a great Christmas! This week’s challenge is to incorporate a tag or tags on your project. My grandchildren are all either teens or adults now so I usually give them money for Christmas. I had purchased Elizabeth Craft Designs 960 – Tags and More 7 – Vine but hadn’t used it yet. So I made these huge tags as gift holders for the Grands! Below is a photo of the backs.
I have fallen in love with The Paper Shelter’s digital images for Christmas. These two are called “Santa’s Family Selfie” on the left and “Snowmen Selfie” on the right.
Step 1: Print out the two digital images on cardstock that is appropriate for what ever medium you will use to color them. I got a bargain on Amazon for Prismacolor’s Premier 150 count color pencils. Both of these I colored with my new set. I watched some lessons over at Kit and Clowder and applied those techniques I learned for these two adorable images.
Step 2: From and 8.5 x 11″ 110lb. cardstock cut two long rectangles that measure 8.5 x 4″. Cut two more long rectangles from Designer paper the same size. Put one white rectangle on top of one designer rectangle. Cut the top of each of these 2 sandwich rectangles with the die pc. that cuts the top edge from the set below. TIP: Leave the layers together and run through your cutting machine again removing the previous die and adding one of the “hole” die pcs. Use the “hole protector” pc. and cut 4 red hole covers.
Step 3: Cut two of each of these dies from green card stock:
Add red/gold glitter dots as shown.
Step 4: I created the humorous sentiments on my computer, printed them out on light brown cardstock and cut them out with the smallest die from this die set.
Step 5: Assemble your tag as shown. On the “Snowmen Selfie” make a frame from light brown cardstock and square nested dies by nesting two dies and running through the cutting machine. The size of the two square dies would depend on the size of frame you need to frame your image. I wanted it to look as if animated snowmen were looking into a window and coaxing my granddaughter to come outside.
Step 6: Decorate a letter size envelope. I used this stamp set and a Misti on the flap side:
I also added some die cut stars and snowflakes I had in my stash. Adhere the envelope to the back of the tag with ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 10mm. Add glitter lines all around the outside of the envelope.
These are so fun and easy to make and could be used for cash, gift cards and checks. A great quick way to make the “gift and card all in one”!
Other products used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish Card Stock, Clear Double sided Adhesive 10mm
Sissix Big Shot Plus
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue