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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Graphic45 tag...........

I used some more of the Graphic45 double-sided cardstock for this tag.  It measures approx. 6"X3".  I rounded the corners on this tag.  First I painted this tag with Studio Landscape Green.  When it dried, I painted over it with white gesso and added some clear Stickles before it dried.   Next I painted over those layers with Ranger's antique Crackle.  When it dried, I rubbed Ranger's photo Distress inkpad over the crackle effect until I had it down into the cracks.   I tore a 1" strip of the same cardstock and edged it with brown ink before adhering it to the tag near the bottom.  Next I used two Storybook labels cut with the Cricut and layered them together with tiny star brads.  I wrote the "to/from" with a fine-point Sharpie; then, I glued them to the bottom of the tag as shown.  I used some of the Graphic45 Christmas postalz cut from a sheet of their cardstock.  I ran these through my small Xyron sticker-maker and stuck them on the tag.  I used a strip of stick-on red star gems to the left side of the tag and randomly placed green gems around the tag.   I tied a red ribbon on this tag.

Red Joy tag.....

I love the texture on this red cardstock..........and it is such a pretty red.  ")   This tag measures approx. 2"X4".  I stamped the "Joy" with gold ink and edged all around the tag with a gold-leafing pen.  I used a fine-point Sharpie to write the "to/from".    Next I wrapped a 1/2" piece of white twill around the tag below the writing and secured it with a gold enamel Bo Bunny brad.  I also used a gold square brad at the top of the tag.  I placed a Bo Bunny rubon below the white twill.  I tied the top of the tag with white sheer ribbon.

Santa tag

This tag measures aboout 3"X6".  I love combining my rubberstamps in all my art.  Here I have stamped a Santa face directly on the tag and colored them in with Copic markers.  I have used a double-sided cardstock (which I use in most of my paper arts) on this tag.  I tore a piece about 3"X3" and used the reverse side.  Then I edged around the piece with brown ink.  I angled this piece a little upwards and secured it to the tag, hiding a bit of Santa under it.   Next I used some Bo Bunny rubons for the top and bottom of the tag.  Then I stamped the sentiment in green ink at the bottom of the tag.  I edged the tag all around with brown ink and added the gold  paper trim to the right side of the tag.  I tied a green ribbon through the top of the tag.

Musical notes tag.....

This is the smallest tag I made, but I think it is the sweetest.  It measures 2 1/2"X2 1/2".  This one was actually cut on the Cricketcut.  I tore a piece of red cardstock about 1" wide and edged it in brown ink.  I then tore a piece of music cardstock about 1/2" wide and edged it with the brown ink.  I adhered the music paper to the center of the red paper.  Then, I used tiny star brads and placed them directly over some of the music notes.  I adhered this piece to the tag and edged all around the tag with brown ink.  I used a Sharpie to write "To:/From" and added the red ribbon through the hole at the top.

Christmas Tags

Here are some of my Christmas tags.  I actually taught a class the first of the month using these tags as my examples.  I used about three times this number before I got all my gifts wrapped; but, that included the stocking stuffers, too.  ")   I love making tags for any occasion.