welcome to weekend inspiration number 2.
this is my little series this month on friday's sharing projects i am preparing for christmas now, so i can enjoy the month of december later.
tags are the project this weekend.
i for one can never have enough tags this time of year.
there is always the gift i forgot to consider, and i am rushing around trying to make it all ready and such.
having a bunch of tags ready, well, for one, is simply fun to do.
and for second, i have a stash ready for that last minute gift.
yay me...a little excited here.
the Believe Collection from Heidi Swapp is the inspiration for these posts.
this collection is so diverse and could go in different directions with color and feel.
i truly hope you come away with a little inspiration as i share these with you today.
TIP: don't recreate the wheel.
these tags are all fairly simple to do. i kept to a few products and basically did the same thing over again.
the Believe Ephemera is used on almost everyone and is usually the main focus.
above i used my Xyron Sticker Maker for the Happy Holidays vellum piece, and then attached to the star pattern from the 6x6 Believe paper pad. i added a bit of Gold Lame Color Shine to the Chipboard Stars, then attached. then some seam binding dyed with Gold Lame finished off the top. you will see this seam binding used several times this way.
the Merry Christmas tag is even easier. the vellum piece is popped up with dimensional tape. white textured card stock was circle punched and hot glued to the tag base which is also from the 6x6 paper pad. a little bit of card stock confetti sprayed with Black Velvet Color Shine was added for fun. and then two pieces from the Believe Banner Delights to finish and you can say done. see? keeping it simple.
i will share the details on these two tags below as they may or may not be a few of my favorites.
TIP: dye a supply of seam binding to start
these two tags use Chartreuse Color Shine to make them unique. now personally, i think the chartreuse is one of those forgotten colors. but it is gorgeous, gorgeous i tell you. one of the ways i was able to put these tags together fairly quickly was by having a bunch of seam binding dyed before starting. i take about 3 yards at a time, and color it one color. for this project i used the Chartreuse, Black Velvet and the Gold Lame.
the tag on the left certainly is easy to do. trim tag from the red stripe in the 6x6 paper pad. add vellum ephemera with a punched out 25 from the 6x6 paper pad. tie that with thread around the bow already attached to the tag.
the card on the right uses my favorite Color Magic 8x8 pattern paper...polka dots (to say i am a little obsessed by polka dots might be true.). lots of Chartreuse here with some added bling, 'joy' from the ephemera, and a banner delight stapled on top.
the card on the left is detailed below. so ya gotta wait a minute.
and the card on the right starts with the number pattern layered over the music pattern. gosh...do you not love the diversity of patterns in this collection? just say yes.
then the 25 december tag was trimmed from the little journal tag paper, and the vellum 'give' was ran through the Xyron Sticker Maker then layered on top with a few banner delights peeking out the side.
i think this little tag may be my favorite. i took Metalic Gold Adirondak paint...which is a gorgous medium and covers the Color Magic resist beautifully. i could of used Gold Lame Color Shine, but i wanted a more intense pop of color. seam binding was wrapped around the middle. a few banner delights tucked up underneath. then i punched a little hole in the clear acetate arrow and used thread to tie around the bigger bow. those lovely Paper Roses were sprayed with Gold Lame and tucked into the bow. sigh. a definition sticker was used to finish the look.
again with the polka dots...
this little tag used my all time favorite glassine bag to hold sequins and some ephemera pieces and a trimmed tiny journal card. it was attached to the layered tag with a Gold Lame bow placed right on top. two pieces of the candy stripe pattern paper were trimmed to about an inch wide, v-notched at the ends and then tucked up underneath the bow and attached with hot glue. how fun is that bag???
1. trim white card stock to a tag shape, spray it with Black Velvet Color Shine.
2. trim a piece of the music pattern smaller then the other piece and attach to the black card stock.
3. layer to seam binding bows in Black Velvet one on top the other.
4. color a tiny chipboard heart with gold metallic paint. punch tiny hole and string with thread to wrap around black bow.
5. punch tiny hole in a clear acetate arrow and also string around the black bow.
6. add 'enjoy' epoxy letter to the bottom.
please link me or tag me on instagram @jamiepate if you too are inspired to make ahead tags for your gift giving this year. i would love to see what you do.