Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Gift Tags

Brrr....it has been so cold outside lately. Just before Thanksgiving, we dropped to below freezing in the area that I live in Northern Utah and we received over 2 feet of snow at my house. I hope that you are all staying warm in the northern hemisphere....I am going to go and snuggle by the fire with my kids and drink some hot cocoa. Today I am sharing some tags that I made with my Cricut and the Winter Lace cartridge from ScrapbookPal. Did you know that ScrapbookPal has a fabulous selection of Cricut cartridges for the crafter on your list? They also offer free shipping on all orders over $25 and they ship quickly.

I made up these fun winter tags to go along with the yummy homemade goodies that my kids and I are making for our neighbors. I used the Winter Lace Limited Edition Cricut cartridge for the snowflakes and the Wrap It Up cartridge for the tags. You can use the tags on many of the cartridges that are out. To make some tags like mine, here is what you will need to do:
  • Cut out several tag shapes at 4 1/2 inches. I was able to get about eight tags on one page. Ink the edges and add some hand drawn stitches around the edges.
  • Cut out both layers of the snowflakes with the Winter Lace cartridge at about 2 1/2 inches. Assemble the snowflakes and add some Stickles Glitter Glue in Frosted Lace to the white part of the snowflakes and allow them to dry. Add a punched circle to the center and fasten it together with a large silver brad.
  • Cut some patterned paper at 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (I used the brown striped paper and used a scallop border punch along the edges) in the edges with some Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Dark Brown. Cut another patterned paper out at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches , ink the edges, and then center and layer over the first patterned paper. Add some drawn stitches along the top and bottom edges of the top layer.
  • Tear a strip of a third patterned paper at about 1 inch and adhere to the center of the layered patterned paper.
  • Stamp a sentiment in the bottom left corner of the patterned papers.
  • Tie some hemp twine around the center of the patterned papers into a bow. Adhere the patterned papers with the twine tied around it to the middle of the tag....making sure the edges are lined up straight.
  • Add the snowflake to the right side of the tag as shown in the picture. Add some ribbon to the top of the tag.

I made a total of 16 (I cut two pages of tags) to give with the homemade goodies for my neighbors. I also added a cute little winter saying that I found online to print out and add to the back of the tags. I hope that you can are inspired to dress up your gifts this Christmas season with some wonderful tags of your own. Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:
      Cardstock: Bazzill (blue), Stampin' Up! (white)
      Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
      Die Cuts: Cricut Expression with Winter Lace and Wrap It Up cartridges
      Hemp Twine: Joann's
      Glitter: Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted Lace
      Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk - Dark Brown
      Stamp: Unity
      Brad: Making Memories
      Scalloped edge punch: Stampin' Up!

2 comments:

Carol said...

Too cute. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

3rd request:
i have searched and searched,,,,, WHO is the winner of the Dec 3-5 Blog HOp prize?

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