Saturday, December 8, 2018

Reindeer Hugs Tags

When I spied the Lawn Fawn 'Woodland Critters Huggers' die set I immediately thought of many uses for it.  This set suggests three different animals you can make: 1) a reindeer 2) a raccoon and 3) a fox.  I think you can create others....this reindeer could be a chipmunk if you eliminated the antlers.
To make my reindeer a little different I added a red sequin for the his nose (Rudolph has always been my favorite.),  the  green die cut Sizzix ' Hugs' and a  red and white twine loop. I  die cut a second brown body and cut off the arms so that the second body could be glued on to neaten up the back of the tag.  Oh yes, a light pink Copic pen was used to add some cheek blush.  I think this die set could also be adapted to make shaker tags or cards.  I think I'll try that when I'm not so bogged down with holiday crafting. Keep's almost Xmas!
P.S.  Did you know that Santa must have used female reindeer for his flight from the North Pole because the male reindeer don't have antlers during the winter?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Snowglobe Shaker Ornament

 I've always love snowglobes so it was a no-brainer  that I had to purchase the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' stamp and die sets.  Lawn Fawn has an easy to follow video of how to put the snowglobe ornament together so I won't go into details here.  I used printed card stock from a Kaiser Craft 6x6 pad that I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.
 I didn't like the way the side of the ornament looked because I didn't align the pieces neatly so I wrapped Heiko ribbon around the ornament and tied a knot at the top. The ends of the ribbon were glued together to make the ornament hanging loop. Snowflakes were plucked from a Darice Snowflake garland (HM BFC) and glued over the knot and on the back. The Merry Christmas label was heat embossed with Nuvo powder and cut out before attaching it to the ornament.  I filled the snowglobe with tiny snowflake sequins, micro-beads, and glitter. The back of the ornament was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp (purchased in a set from HM BFC) and room was left for names if I decide to use the shaker snowglobe for a gift tag.  Well, that's it for now....gotta make more tags, cards, and thank you notes. Happy Holidays!