Sunday, January 1, 2012

Terrific Tag for January!

Happy New Year's to everyone!  I hope you have had wonderful holidays.  I am ready to get back to a regular routine, and, like many other people, have made some New Year's Resolutions.  One of my resolutions is to not wait until December to try to make all of my cards, gift tags and gift card holders (how many times have we all made THAT resolution!).  So, to try to help, I am going to make one gift tag every month this year, and post it at the first of the month.  Even if I don't get very many of each tag made, I will at least have some designed, which will make my next December easier.  But I do plan to stamp the tags and have them all ready to put together during the month. 

That said, here is my Terrific Tag for January, 2012:

The tag was cut out using the Two Tags Die (one of my very favorite die) and my trusty Big Shot.  I stamped a few snowflakes using the Season of Friendship set and Soft Suede ink.  I used a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut it at the bottom of the Two Tags Die, then tore it and sponged it with Soft Suede and a sponge.  To make the tree, I cut squares of Jolly Holiday DSP (retired), 1-3/4, 1-1/2, 1-1/4, and 1 inch, then cut them in half on the diagonal and stacked them on a stump that was cut freehand.  The button was cut with the Sweet Buttons embosslit.  I cut out three buttons and glued them together, then used the paper piercer and mat pack to poke two holes in it.  I used a dental floss threader to pull linen thread through the holes and knotted it.  A bit of hemp twine was tied through the hole at the top of the tag. 

The tree was not my original idea--I saw it on Jennifer Timko's blog (Stampin on the Fly) and she gives credit to Connie Babbert for coming up with the idea originally. 

Anyway, I feel very good starting out the year with a Christmas tag for next year!  Kind of ironic that I have a tag created for next year and can't get my December Daily scrapbook going from this year, though!  Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! And adore your tag

    Following from SC