Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Tags.

I completed a project for  school last night and there were some scraps of gold card left, so this afternoon I thought I would get started on Making my Christmas  tags instead of leaving it to the last minute.
While making these little tags I discovered something I hadn't noticed or hadn't realized about  about Stampin' up's embossing folders and how they differ from  cuttlebug folders and the other brands.
 I am basically a lazy crafter and this  mini revelation has had me on cloud nine today, I could get all my Christmas tags embossed four times quicker than I thought.
I need to take some photos before I tell you anymore, that way you'll be able to see the difference for yourself.

Back to my Christmas tags ,  I made 24 of these today, Alan says they look posh and I am inclined to agree with him.  I love the  effect of the shiny gold on the matt gold.
I used gold card 12" X 4"  Scored down the whole length of the strip  folded it in half  and cut the folded strip into mini cards about 2  1/2 "  - 3" long .

 I then embossed the front half of each card using  a Stampin' up embossing folder.
I stamped a load of Merry Christmas greetings on Very Vanilla card stock and  punched them out using the word window punch.
 I  punched out some labels in gold,  deep red and black and some stars in gold and black added the greeting to either the label or the star and stuck in position on the front of the tag.
These are very simple and very cheap to make and I think quite stylish.
What I really like is the fact they are so easy and cheap it means  I won't be heartbroken when the person receiving the gift throws the packaging and tag away.

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