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October, 2008:

‘Tis the Season…for Christmas Tags!

Ahh…the first Christmas tags of the Season for me.  I joined a swap with a bunch of very talented ladies (other demonstrators in the Ottawa area), and had to make groups of tags in two different designs.

For the first one, I used the Hostess set Deer Friends.  I love this set.  It’s so easy to make super quick tags and cards with this set and a couple of punches!

Deer Friends Christmas Tags

After stamping the reindeer (I inked up the stamp with my markers), I used my Versamarker to make his nose sticky, and then add some clear embossing powder and heated it up…I wanted Rudolph’s nose to be shiny!  I think it turned out pretty cute!  Then I punched him out, and layered him on top of some punched circles and a scalloped circle.

The tag itself is just a rectangle piece of cardstock with two corners at one end punched with the Scallop Edge Punch.  The I made a hole for the ribbon with the horizontal slot punch, pulled the ribbon through, and secured the ribbon with a brad.  To do this, I used my paper piercer to make a small hole through the ribbon, and slipped the brad through.

For the next set of tags I used the Winter Post stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalogue.  I love this set!

Winter Post Christmas Tags

The base of the tag is Very Vanilla cardstock sponged with Close to Cocoa Classic Ink. On the front, I stamped the postmark in Chocolate Chip. I used markers to ink up the “Do Not Open…” stamp, stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched it out with the Designer Label Punch.  I used dimensionals to adhere this to the front.

On the inside of the tag, I stamped the reindeer, and adhered a small piece of Very Vanilla matted on Ridinghood Red cardstock.  And, of course, I did some more sponging!

I used the Slit Punch to create a closure for the tag, and used Jumbo Eyelets to hold the cord for the tag.

Hope you like them!