November 26, 2012

"Tagged" (Tutorial)

With the holiday spirit growing and snowflakes falling, tags are wonderful accents to add festive greetings to gifts.

Holiday Penguin Tags
These tiny tags made with Penny Black stamps and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's inks were created in 6 holly-jolly steps.  

This was also a make-n-take project I taught at the last CHA convention.

 Step 1
Step 1
Cut a 1 ¼ x 3-inch rectangle from Olive Grove Cardstock.  
Round the top corners and punch a small hole at the top.  
Measure 1 5/8 inches down from the top of the tag and make a 1/8” slit on each side.

Step 2
Step 2
Stamp Crystal Pattern on the tag with Pistachio Memento ink.

Step 3

Step 3
Stamp the circular sentiment from Winter Wishes with Crimson Red VersaFine 
on a circular ring created with Spellbinders Standard Circles.

Step 4

Step 4
Stamp the penguin from A Cool Christmas on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine 
and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the image with Memento markers and trim.

Step 5

Step 5
Thread the tag through the ring and secure in the side notches.  
Place a small amount of adhesive under the ring on the back of the tag 
and insert a piece of dimensional foam under the front of the ring.

Holiday Penguin Tag
Step 6
Adhere the trimmed penguin to the tag with dimensional foam and add twine.


Penny Black Stamps: A Cool Christmas 30-128, Winter Magic 30-134, Crystal Pattern 40-162
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Olive Grove 04-001
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder, Pistachio Memento, Memento Markers (Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Summer Sky, Lulu Lavender)
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Small