Handmade Holiday 2016 ~ Day #6

Hi everyone!

Welcome to day #6 of Handmade Holiday 2016. This can be such a busy and hectic time of year but I still enjoy giving something handmade and adding handmade touches to gifts for family and friends. Each day this week, I’ll share a quick Handmade Holiday idea for gift packaging, tags, gift card holders, place setting favors, recipes and more that will be sure to add that special handmade touch.

Day #6 ~ Reindeer Tag {with Stampin’ Up! Tree Builder punch}

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You will need: patterned Christmas paper, card stock {cream, kraft, red, black and white}, circle dies/punches {2″ and 1″}, SU Tree Builder Punch {the trunk is used for antlers, the raindrop is for the eyes/ears}, tag punch, corner rounder punch {optional}, 1/8″ hole punch {optional}, greeting stamp, brown/pink ink, inking sponge/tool, q-tip, adhesive, twine or ribbon, black marker, Wink of Stella pen or stickles. *Please note: I didn’t take a picture of all these supplies as there are too many to fit in one picture.

 

For each tag:

First we will do all of the cutting:

Cut 1 tag from cream card stock measuring 2″ x 5″. Cut 1 tag from patterned paper measuring 2″ x 5 1/2″. Round bottom edges of both tags with corner rounder punch. *Please note: the tags can be cut with punches, dies, a Cricut or by hand.

Cut a 2″ circle from kraft card stock. Cut a 1″ circle from red card stock. *Please note: the circles can be cut with punches, dies, a Cricut or by hand.

With the SU Tree Builder punch, punch 2 branches {for the antlers} and 2 raindrops from kraft card stock {for the ears}. Then 2 raindrops from black card stock {for the eyes}.

With the 1/8″ hole punch, punch 2 holes from white card stock {for the pupils of his eyes}. *Please note: you could also use small googly eyes if you want.

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Next:

With the brown ink and sponging tool, sponge around the edges of the head, antlers and ears. Please note: sponging around the antlers and ears is a bit tricky. You can hold them with tweezers while sponging to keep your fingers from getting inky.

With the q-tip, add a touch of pink ink for rosy cheeks. Please note: start with almost dry pink ink on the q-tip for his cheeks. You can always add more but you can’t remove any.

Stamp the chosen greeting at the bottom of the cream tag.

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Putting him together:

Glue the antlers behind his head, the ears in front of the antlers, the nose at the bottom of his face and the eyes just above the nose. Add the white dots {for pupils} to the eyes and color part of them with the black marker.

Adhere the head in the center of the cream tag. Lift his antlers gently so that they stick out for a bit of dimension.

To finish him off ~ I #1}tied a small bow and glued it under his chin   #2}punched two pine boughs and added tiny red pearls {for berries} for the top of his head   #3}applied a thin layer of diamond stickles to his nose for some sparkle and shine.

Use a glue dot or a small amount of any adhesive on the back of the cream tag and layer it slightly offset over the patterned paper tag lining up the holes. Add a length of ribbon or twine through both holes in the tags for tying to gift bags and packages.

Here is another blog post with more uses for the SU Tree Builder Punch ~ https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/tuesdays-tip-6/

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See you tomorrow for day #7!

 

 

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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