How early is too early to make a start on this year’s Christmas crafting? Yesterday’s blog post featured a pretty but simple Christmas card using the retiring Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and coordinating So Many Snowflakes Dies. Today I wanted to remind you about the Tidings of Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) that’s also being retired. This DSP has lots of patterns that can be used for other occasions too. In fact I included two of these on this tag created with the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
TAILOR MADE TAG
I began the tag by choosing the small foliage print on a white background. Then from the Tailor Made Tags Dies I chose the largest of the four dies with the flat top. After using the die to cut the foliage paper, I then die-cut some Basic White Card. Putting the two tags back-to-back I fixed them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). This gave me a stronger base on which to add my other layers.
Going back to the Tidings of Christmas DSP I then found a couple of scraps. The Cherry Cobbler striped piece was 1-3/4″ high, while the Evening Evergreen herringbone design was 7/8″ high. Instead of trimming them to the width of the tag using a Paper Trimmer or scissors I decided to use the same tag die. This resulted in pieces that were exactly the right width, and with the same faux stitching up the sides.
Next, using liquid glue I fixed the herringbone piece onto the striped one about 1/4″ from the bottom edge. Then I mounted the assembled layers onto the tag front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment I pulled out a stamp set that was carried over from the July to December 2021 Mini Catalogue; Peaceful Deer. I chose the simple “Merry Christmas” and stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card using Cherry Cobbler ink. Then with my Paper Snips I cut close to the words and separated the sentiment into two words. With that done I used pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the words to the herringbone layer at an angle.
Finally from the Simply Elegant Trim pack I cut 6″ of silver cord. After folding it in half, I passed the loop through the hole created by the die at the top of the tag. Then I threaded the cut ends through the loop and gently pulled to secure the cord in place. In minutes my tag was complete.
Using up scraps of DSP to get a head start on this year’s Christmas gift tags is definitely worth doing. What do you think?
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