I’ve become a bit addicted to homemade Christmas tags. I love to make them and more than that I love how something so simple can make such a huge impact on a sweet little gift for a friend or family member. So, when I ran out of the tags that I had previously made and the tags I received in the Baker’s Dozen swap I sat down to make a few more. I started with Penguin Pals and Woodland Winter from Taylored Expressions and stamped out a bunch of smaller critters to color with Copics. They were perfect because they are super cute AND color up quickly. After getting them colored I cut them out using a Spellbinders Circle Die and outlined the die with a Black Spica pen. My ink pad was running low so I also went over the dark areas of the image with the Spica pen to give the critters a bit of sparkle. I mounted the circle on a dark green scalloped circle and mounted that on a Frame It Up 1 die cut. To finish it all off I added a jumbo eyelet in silver, silver Pearl Pen dots, green baker’s twine and a small jingle bell.
I’m also using this for the Dirty Dozen Word Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers because… OMG… I’m a member of the Dirty Dozen!!! I’m still so shocked and in crazy awe of the fact that Lydia asked me!! My ‘roomie’ for my stay is my sweet friend Charmaine. She does the most amazing things with paper!! If you want to come check out the gallery you have to be a SCS fanclub member and you can check it out here.
Now back to these tags for second… here’s peek at the glitter on the raccoon.
And here’s a peek at the other tags I’ve got finished so far. 🙂
I hope you are getting everything all wrapped up for Christmas and the holidays so you can relax and enjoy your time with family! I have to thank my super wonderful husband for all his work this year to make Christmas shopping a breeze. He’s been AMAZING! We have everything purchased and wrapped… just need these last few tags to finish things off. 🙂
Images: Woodland Winter and Penguin Pals by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bazzill, Choice Snow White CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles, Frame It Up 1 Taylored Die, green baker’s twine, jingle bells, Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Silver, Copics, foam tape, jumbo eyelets in Cool Metal, 3m Quick Dry Adhesive