As I sit down to write this blog post the wind is howling and we’re preparing for what could be three days of bad weather. Thankfully we still have power at the moment although were preparing for it to go out at some point. We’re still not out of the woods yet so this tassel tag project will be a quick one.
FIRST THE TAG
I began but cutting a piece of Thick Whisper White Card 2″ x 4-1/4″. Then I shaped one end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. On top of that I attached some Real Read Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I added a layer of paper from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. In fact it’s part of a piece left over from when I made my recent open top gift bag.
Now the base was done I used Real Red ink to stamp my sentiment onto another piece of Thick Whisper White Card. The sentiment is just one of nine in the Greatest Part of Christmas (Host) Stamp Set.
To complete the tag I punched out the sentiment using the 2″ Circle Punch. Then I punched a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Starburst Punch. Finally I mounted the sentiment onto the Glimmer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, before adding it to the tag.
All that left was the tassel top.
TYING THE TASSEL
To further coordinate with the gift bag I made the other day, I decided to make the tassel using the 1/8″ Real Red Curly Ribbon. Tying a tassel is quicker and easier than you might think but rather than try to explain it I thought I’d film the process for you.
See I told you it was easy. Once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll be making tassels for everything.
For today’s project I used exactly the same technique shown in the video. Then once the tassel was made I threaded the long loop through the slot at the top of the tag, passed the tassel end through the loop and pulled it tight.
Now I had a tag to add to the gift bag I made the other day. If you missed that project and video you’ll find it in my blog post My DSP warning was well timed.
If you missed my silver stag bookmark project shown in the video, you’ll find that in my blog post A Paper Pumpkin Thing – Winter Gifts.
Well I’m not going to push my luck any longer with the power. It looks like it’s going to be a day for hunkering down and keeping myself occupied with crafting.
AND THE WINNER IS…
The Greatest Part of Christmas is a Host Stamp Set. This means that it can only be ‘bought’ using Stampin’ Rewards earned when placing an order or hosting a workshop reaching at least $200 before shipping and tax. More details about the Stampin’ Rewards programme can be found towards the back of the catalogues or by clicking on the link.