Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags

Hiya friends! It's Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas Tags! We have just two more days left after this. Oh my! 

I have had my eye on this tag for a long time now. Since the Holiday Catalog came to my door, if I'm being honest! It's so pretty!  I've waited for just the right time to share it with you and I think this is it.  Today is not only Day 10, but it's also CASE-IT Wednesday. So, we're going to be CASE-ing that gorgeous Gingerbread and Peppermint tag on page 10 of the Holiday Catalog! YAYAYAYAYA!!!  I just love it. 

Isn't it neat?! And a shaker to boot! yay!

To start, I cut a piece of watercolor paper and a piece of the Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper to 3" x 4". Then, I used my scissors to cut the top corners off. I lined both pieces of paper together and cut, so that they'd be the same. 

I love when Stampin' Up makes dies to coordinate with the DSP! It's so handy! 

The snowflake die is in the coordinating dies in the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle. I just tried to kinda center it in the middle of the watercolor piece.  

Save that snowflake! I had a bit of fun playing with it afterwards. :-D I'll share my project soon!

This is a super fun technique! First use Versamark, White Emboss Powder, and the snowflake cluster stamp, to make a trail of snowflakes down the watercolor tag. You won't see them very well until you do the next step, but it's so neat to see it come together! 

Once I got my snowflakes embossed (white on white), I got an aqua painter and some Real Red ink.  I stamped my acrylic block into the pad, but you could also just squeeze the pad with the lid closed so that it puts a little ink in the lid.  Then, add a few drops of water to whichever method you're using. You want it to be pretty runny. From here, you'll generously slather the color all over the tag.  Just like magic, your snowflakes will appear! 

See?! Pretty neat, huh? As you can see here, my snowflakes aren't perfect. Don't worry about that. Your tag will look terrific anyways!

Now it's time to turn this tag into a shaker! I cut a piece of Window Sheet just a bit bigger than the opening in the tag. Mine was cut to 3" x 3 1/2".  Then, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the backside of the red tag. 

Once the hole was covered, I used Foam Adhesive Strips to create a dam to hold the sprinkles in.  You want this to be close to the window opening, but not so close as to see the foam strips through the front.  I dumped a bit of the Gingerbread and Peppermint Acrylic Shapes on the DSP tag and then lined the red tag over top and attached. 

Then, I used a handheld hole punch to make a hole through both layers, and tied a length of Real Red Ruffled Ribbon on.  8-10" is a pretty reasonable length. 

The sentiment strip is a 2 3/4" x 1/2" piece of Old Olive Cardstock. I embossed Happy Holidays with the White Emboss Powder, then layered it onto a piece of 2 5/8" x 1/2" Basic White Cardstock just like the one in the catalog.  With the two glued together, I attached them to the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

The tag may look a bit intimidating, but it was so much fun to make. And, I got to play with some awesome techniques along the way! That's a GREAT day! 

I hope you enjoyed today's CASE-IT tag.  Day 11 is up next and we'll wrap up the 12 Days of Christmas Tags on Friday. Just in time to get them on the packages under the tree, right? :-) 

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Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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