Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowman Globe Tag

I thought that you might like to see a tag that I made using the mylar-like beads (Sierra Pacific) that I showed you in a previous post. Rather than make a shaker card I used the beads to make a shaker tag. I started the tag by cutting two scalloped squares from white cardstock using a Sizzix die. Then I stamped the Hero Arts snowman image on one and the Inkadinkado snowglobe image on the other. (You can probably easily draw a snowglobe if you can't find this rubber stamp.) Next I cut out the 'glass' part of the snowglobe leaving a small margin. A third scalloped square was cut from a self-adhesive white foam sheet I bought from Ben Franklin Crafts. The scalloped square with the snowglobe image was lined up with the foam square and the opening traced and cut out (a little bigger than the traced opening). Then I glued a piece of clear acetate behind the square with the stamped snowglobe image and adhered the whole thing to the cut out foam square. I colored the snowman image (adding glitter here and there, filled in the cavity with the beads and sealed the pieces together.




For embellishments I used Darice snowflake stickers and American Crafts peppermint ribbon. Because I used paper that was too porous, the markers bled through the back of the tag so I covered it with another scalloped square of paper that I embossed with the Sizzix snowflake embossing folder that comes in a set with a few other images.
The back of the tag now looks prettier and more interesting but was a little lumpy to write on so I added a Martha Stewart label (120 in the box!) I bought from BFC. I am very happy with how this tag turned out, but I might layer two pieces of adhesive foam next time to make more room for the beads to shake around in or use a thicker foam piece. I hope that you'll take the time to make a pretty tag for those special gifts. I often use a fancy tag in place of a bow (especially for mailed gifts) and suggest that the recipient recycle the tag by using it on a card next year. Thanks for reading this rather long-story post. I'll be back soon with another Christmas idea. Holiday Hugs!


5 comments:

Annette said...

very cute Lynn...I love tags and this one is adorable..

Creations by Shirl said...

This really came out pretty Lynn..
Great idea using those mylar like beads...The snowman in the blog is cute too....

Joy said...

Cute idea, Lynn! I always love snowglobe cards!

Shirley N said...

Love the idea, Lynn. Whoever receives your beautiful tag will very likely turn it into an ornament for their tree!

Cheryl said...

Where did you get the snowglobe stamp from Lynn? I want to get one. Your tag turned out really nice. So funny cause I didn't know that snowman was a Hero stamp!