Okay, let's get started. Using patterned paper from Crate Paper and Dawn's new Vintage Ornaments Die Collection, I die cute the long ornaments...making sure that a cute snowflake was centered in the round part of the ornament. No additional stamping on the ornaments was necessary because the patterned paper shows plenty of design.
I then cut a Dainty Doily in half with my paper trimmer and adhered it to a Large Manila Parcel Tag. I also added some scalloped edged patterned paper to the bottom of the tags, creating really decorative tag. I used the Small Scalloped Border on the same Crate Paper patterned paper. I then stitched around the tag with brown thread. My sewing machine is completely wonky right now. I think I've gotten the $10 of use out of it from when my mom bought it at a garage sale. Look at the Dainty Doilies, aren't they frilly and pretty?
Next up I added my ornaments with a rhinestone center, tied Lavender Moon Vintage Buttons and Wrinkle Ribbon loopy strings for tying the tag onto a sack. I also added some Chunky Snowflake Glitter around the left edge of the tags. Look for this in my Etsy shop soon. Soo fun to use on holiday projects...instant snow! You can use a glue pen to adhere the snow glitter but I like to use a clear, liquid glue and smear it all around...this gives a thicker coverage and allows more glitter to adhere to your project. Be prepared for your craft space to be totally snow covered. :) Zoom in on the photo for glorious glitter magnification.Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers onto scraps of the patterned paper. I cut the words out with scissors and adhered them to Small Manila Parcel Tags. More snow glitter was added, leaving enough space for me to write names. These tags were easily tied up with the Wrinkle Ribbon. I love this look on the back of the tags...completed adorned from front to back. And so merry and bright. Won't you guide my sled tonight? :) Everybody sing!
We're not done yet though. I need some gift wrap for my tags. I decided to use my Brown Paper Sacks so that I could slip in some cards as gifts. Cards are still a favorite gift that never goes out of style. Remember that when you're trying to come up with gift ideas this year. I know you have a little stash of supplies already waiting for you.
This time I wanted my brown sacks to be a little fancy schmancy so I got out my wonderful Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints. I used pink, purple and white to create the pinky/purple color on my tags...and ended up adding a dot of red to brighten up the color.Snowfall stamp set, I painted the stamps with my paint mixture and stamped directly onto the brown sacks. Before the paint dried, I sprinkled on regular Prisma Glitter. Oh now this is cute and sparkly.
So now I have two sets of gift sacks/tags ready to go for the holidays. I'm storing all my goodies in cute bread tins with doilies. So when it's times to do my wrapping, I'll just be able to shop in my own little gift wrap section. So fun!
Hope you enjoy!