Friday, December 27, 2013

Playing with Scraps

I hope everyone had a cheerful holiday season.  Now is this dreaded craftroom clean-up time, but first I will play with my scraps. LOL!   To help me speed up the process of making tags for next year, I am using the Barbara Walton die that I purchased with my wonderful 40% off coupon from Ben Franklin Crafts.  On this one big die there are three different gift enclosure cards and three different holders.  The top two tag were decorated with Darice Feltie gingerbread stickers, stamped with a Studio G clear stamp and tied off with American Crafts gingerbread ribbon from their seasonal pack of ribbons. (Dust the back of the gingerbread sticker head with cornstarch to prevent it from sticking to the inserted enclosure card.)
This second set of tags are simple to make too.  Cut the scrap pieces with the die.  You can lay several paper pieces on the die to cut assorted cards and holders at one time. Then apply the Authentique stickers (from a 12x12 sheet) and glue on the Dress It Up holiday buttons.  Xmas twine was strung through small holes punched in the pieces.  Note: The card on the left has twine attached to both the holder and enclosure card. The twine can be strung around the ribbon around the gift and then tied to the other loose twine end to ensure a secure tag that won't get lost from the gift.
I hope you're relaxing now and perhaps like me you are enjoying playing with your Christmas craft goodies for a little bit more.....enough to get a jump start on NEXT Xmas!  Hope you've checked out the clearance items at House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts....so many bargains on holiday supplies.  You know you'll wish you shopped early.... remember Xmas is only 363 days away!

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Super cute and great way of prepping for next Christmas.... LOL!

Handmade Cuties said...

You're so on top of it! Beautiful tags - love the button embellishment. Enjoy your weekend.

Annette Allen said...

oh my now those are just too cute.. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.. now wishing you a Happy New Year..

Niki G said...

Lovely tags with a dual purpose! Those felt gingies are too cute.

scrapnhawaii said...

Great two fold idea!! Use those scraps and be prepared with the gift holders!! Happy New Year!!