Welcome to our CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop this week when we are taking inspiration from the Holiday Catalogue for gift tags. I love making gift tags as gifts for friends and if you approach it as a production line, it doesn't have to take too long to produce a set of lovely tags.
You may have come from the blog of the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf, but if not, you can start the journey here and follow the trail using the button at the bottom of this post.
The first set of tags I have made using the Delicate Ornaments framelits. You can see it used on Page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue. These are very quick to make for a set of elegant tags. I think the largest ornament is the perfect size for a tag and I have made these so that they open and you can put a message inside.
This photo shows how they open and I have put a simple Christmas greeting inside. There is still plenty of room to write as well.
This is a closeup of one of the ornaments, showing the matching foil and glimmer paper. I have coloured the Iced Rhinestone with colour matched Copic markets for the gold and red tags.
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White Thick; Gold, Silver and Red Foil; Gold, Silver & Red Glimmer Paper|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories||Iced Rhinestones, Silver & Gold Cording Trim|
|Tools||Delicate Ornaments Framelits, Big Shot, Stampamajig, Tear and Tape,|
The next set was inspired by the tags on the bottom of page 8 of the catalogue. The images on the 'Home for Christmas' are crying out to be fussy cut!
This time I have used the Circles Collection framelits, cutting a red and Very Vanilla in the larger size which are held together with the silver cord, to create an opening tag. Of course, you can go with just the one layer as well.
To add some sparkle, I have used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the Pool Party circle - this is a quick way to create sparkle on any colour cardstock. Just press your die cut into the Versamark ink pad, sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat set as normal. This closeup shows it more clearly.
You need to use strong adhesive or dimensionals to stick your images and greeting to the embossed circle.
|Stamps||Jolly Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments|
|Card stock & Papers||Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pool Party|
|Accessories||Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Silver Cording Trim|
|Tools||Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Iridescent Ice Embossing powder, Heat gun, Word Window punch, Dimensionals.|
Now it is time to hop over to Monique's blog to see what inspiring projects she has for you.
You can check out the full list of participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your week!