I really hadn’t planned to make another Christmas gift tag so soon. In fact I started out with the intention of making a card using colours from a design challenge. Of course like many of my crafting sessions things took on a mind of their own. I’m not even sure why I picked up the So Many Snowflakes Dies, but it didn’t turn out too bad in the end.
When designing a new project I often pull out lots of different products and just to get my creative juices flowing. It’s only later that I decide which if any of the pieces I’ll combine on a single project. Anything I don’t use gets put away to be used another day.
This gift tag actually began when I pulled out the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper for my original project. Balmy Blue was one of the colours in the challenge and it seemed like a logical place to start.
Then I saw the So Many Snowflakes Dies and couldn’t resist die-cutting some of the snowflakes. Just in case…
Then I thought, snowflakes are usually white, so I cut some more from Thick Whisper White Card. When I layered the Glimmer Paper snowflake on top of the white one I loved the effect. And that’s when my colour challenge project went out of the window.
LET IT SNOW
I could see a gift tag in the making but I needed to find a suitable sentiment. I looked at the coordinating Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set but they were much larger than I needed. So I went to find the Snowman Season Stamp Set instead. There it was. “Let It Snow”. Now I had the sentiment and a Frozen song in my head I knew how to complete my impromptu project.
After cutting a 2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Night of Navy Card I shaped one end using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next I stamped my sentiment onto Thick Whisper White Card with Night of Navy ink. To add interest I had a look in the Ornate Frames Dies and found one that was the perfect size. After cutting it out I attached the sentiment to my tag base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next came the larger of my Whisper White die-cut snowflakes. As per usual I’d forgotten to back the card with Adhesive Sheet before I die-cut the shape, so I used liquid glue to fix the white snowflake instead. On top of that I then glued one of the slightly smaller Glimmer Paper snowflakes.
While I liked the design, I decided it needed a bit more sparkle. So I picked up a larger Glimmer Paper snowflake, and with liquid glue attached it across the bottom right corner. Then I trimmed the excess snowflake off with Paper Snips.
Not wanting to waste the rest of the snowflake I glued some more of it to the left side of the gift tag. Then I trimmed that level with the edge of the tag. That was much better.
Finally all I had to do was thread some Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon through the slot at the top and secure it in place with a Mini Glue Dot. Job done.
So while this wasn’t exactly what I had planned, I really love how it turned out. There’s still plenty of time to try that colour challenge…
You can see a card I made using the So Many Snowflakes Dies in my blog post Snowflakes stamped, embossed and die-cut.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the So Many Snowflakes Dies in a ‘bundle’ with the coordinating Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.