Tuesday’s Tag #15

 

 

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tutorial  and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Snowman 

Today we are going to use an Envelope Punch Board to create a snowman tag. These are very quick and easy to create for all of your holiday packages.

 

You will need: card stock, patterned paper {DSP} scraps, cutting tool of choice, tag topper punch/die, SU Tree Builder Punch {optional, for the arms}, Envelope Punch Board, “to/from” and greeting stamp/ink, pink pencil crayon/chalk, adhesive, ribbon/twine, black pearls or rhinestones. ∗Please note: if you choose to heat emboss “to/from” and the greeting, you will also need a powder tool and heat tool.  ∗Please note: if you don’t have black pearls or rhinestones, you can color whatever color you do have with a black Sharpie.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 2″ x 5 3/4″. Punch one end with a tag topper punch/die.

 

#2} Line up one end of the tag on the 3 1/2″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board and punch.

 

#3} Turn the tag over to the opposite edge, line up the flat end up again on 3-1/2″ and punch.

 

#4} Slide the tag down so the flat end lines up on the 1 7/8″ line punch.

 

#5} Turn the tag over, line the flat end up again on the 1 7/8″ line and punch.  Then punch the two square ends with the corner rounder punch located at the top of the Envelope Punch Board.

  

 

For the hat:

#1} Cut a 2″ x 1 1/2″ piece of patterned paper. Punch with a tag topper punch/die. Trim the hat so that it measures 1″ high.

#2} Cut a 1/4″ x 2″ of patterned paper or card stock and adhere as the brim of his hat, as shown.

#3} Through the tag opening, add ribbon tied with twine for the hat’s pompom. Using the same ribbon, tie a length around his neck for a scarf. *Please note: you could also use a thick yarn for his scarf/pompom. that would be cute as well.

#4} Adhere the punched arms from behind. Add black pearls or rhinestones for his eyes, mouth and buttons. Add a little bit of pink pencil crayon/chalk to give him rosy cheeks. Cut a long skinny triangle from orange card stock for his nose. Or if you have a snowman nose stamp, you can use that.

Now your snowman tag is already for Christmas gift giving 🙂 It can either be attached directly to the package or you can tie an extra piece of twine through the hole for hanging.

 

Snowman Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Christmas Card Envelopes

Hi everyone!

We are now into November which means for some that it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Today I want to share with you some fun ways to dress up the envelopes of your Christmas cards. Of course, these techniques could be applied to any envelope for any occasion. There’s no reason we can’t make the envelope just as pretty as the card on the inside 🙂

#1} Embossed flap ~ this is by far the quickest technique of them all. Simply place the envelope flap in an embossing folder and run through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug.

 

 

#2} Stamp/heat emboss front and back ~ as with all heat embossing, be sure to use a powder tool over the area to be embossed. Stamp the image with VersaMark ink and sprinkle on chosen color of embossing powder. Heat set. I stamped the snowflake image from the front of the envelope to the back by opening the envelope, laying it flat and stamping over the fold so that both the front and back have some design.

 

 

 

#3} Decorative edge with double layer ~ this adds a nice contrast on the flap. Use a decorative border die or punch as close to the edge of the flap as possible. Cut another strip of solid card stock or DSP with the same die/punch. Add adhesive to this piece and place it so just a bit of it peeks out under the flap.

 

 

#4} DSP on outside of the flap ~ cut a piece of DSP {patterned paper} about 1/4″ longer and wider than the envelope flap. Apply adhesive to the outside edges of the flap and a bit in the center. Line up the top of the DSP with the flap fold, smooth and press. Carefully trim off the excess with scissors. If patterned paper was used on the card, perhaps use the same paper for the dressing up the flap.

 

 

∗Please note: if you are hand delivering a card or are adding it inside a mailed package, you can go all out by decorating the front and back of the envelope. You can add tags, buttons, stickers, ribbons and bows 🙂

 

 

 

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Covered Notepad

Hi everyone!

The Christmas and holiday season is quickly approaching! There is always so much to do, organize and remember. So, how about creating this handy little notepad to help you out. It is quick and easy to put together and can hold your decorating ideas, menus, gift giving ideas, baking, grocery lists and much more. Of course, the notepad left plain would work just fine but it’s always nice to pretty things up just a bit 🙂  Add a pen and the set would make a much appreciated gift for the holiday season or everyday.

 

 

You will need: 5″ x 8″ notepad, card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, scoring board, bone folder, adhesive, embellishments {optional}.

 

Cut a sheet of card stock to 8 1/2″ x 10 3/4″. Then score at 5 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ {this creates the spine of the cover}. Fold and crease the score lines with a bone folder.

   

 

 

Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5″ x 8 1/4″. Add adhesive to the back and apply to the front cover of the notebook leaving equal borders on all four sides.

 

 

Cut a piece of patterned paper to 1 3/4″ x 5″ to cover the top of the notepad. Score at 3/4″ and 1″. Fold and crease the score lines with a bone folder. Add adhesive along each edge before carefully adding to the top of the pad and pressing down firmly.

 

 

Apply adhesive along each edge and down the center of the back of the note pad. Place the notepad on the right hand inside of the cover close to the score line. Try to have equal borders along the top, bottom and right side. Press down firmly.

 

 

Add embellishments to the front cover, if desired. I used a Wink of Stella brush pen to add some shimmer to the snow, added a die cut snowflake and some rhinestones on the centers of the snowflakes.

 

 

∗Please note: an assortment of these covered notepads will be available at the Carstairs Artisan Market this holiday season. I also plan on making some everyday ones as well.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial 🙂

 

 

 

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The Country Touch

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Tuesday’s Tag #14

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tutorial  and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Pieced Christmas Tree

Since Christmas day is two months from tomorrow {yikes!}, today’s tag is for Christmas. This tag is simple and easy to mass produce for all your gifts and packages. Plus, it makes great use of DSP scraps eliminating the need to cut into full sheets.

 

You will need: card stock, patterned paper {DSP} scraps, cutting tool of choice, store bought tag or tag punch/corner rounder {if making your own tag base}, hill die {optional}, snowflake and “to/from” stamp/ink, adhesive, glitter, ribbon/twine, embellishments. ∗Please note: if you choose to heat emboss the snowflakes or greeting, you will also need a powder tool and heat tool.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Cut the card stock to the size you want the tag to be. I cut this one to 2″ x 4 1/2″ and then used a tag punch for the top. You can also just round the corners or leave them as is.

#2} Stamp the tag base randomly with snowflakes. I used VersaMark ink for stamping  and glitter embossing powder before setting with a heat tool but this is not necessary ~ good old plain ink looks just as pretty.

 

 

#3} Tear white card stock to resemble a snowy hill or use a hill die. Adhere to the bottom of the tag.

#4} Stamp the “to/from” at the bottom. You can heat emboss it if you want to which will require an powder tool, embossing powder and heat tool.

#5} Cut 4 squares of DSP. I cut mine to 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″. Now, cut each square in half from corner to opposite corner which results in triangle pieces. The 4 squares will make 2 tags. Also, cut a small  brown rectangle to look like the trees trunk.

   

 

 

#6} Add the trunk and triangles to the tag as shown.

#7} Apply glitter to the top of the hill. Add embellishments and a hanging ribbon/twine loop.

 

Pieced Christmas Tree Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Tuesday’s Tag #13

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∗Please note: My apologies for this post being a day late!

 

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tutorial  and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Have a Wicked Halloween

 

Today’s tag is created by adding patterned paper and a stamped greeting to a tag base. Tie this tag onto a little Halloween treat for someone or even use it as the focal point of a card front.

 

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, corner punch {optional}, greeting stamp/ink, ink/inking sponge, adhesive, ribbon/twine, embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Cut the card stock to the size you want the tag to be. I cut this one to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

#2} Stamp the greeting at the bottom. You can heat emboss it if you want to which will require an powder tool, embossing powder and heat tool.

 

#3} Punch the bottom 2 corners if desired.

#4} Cut the patterned paper to the same width as the tag base and as high as it needs to be from the top of the stamped greeting.

 

#5} Sponge around the edges of the tag, including the patterned paper.

#6} Punch a hole at the top and add the ribbon/twine. A piece of twill ribbon, a piece of narrow satin ribbon and some lace were added before tying them together with a length of coordinating baker’s twine.

#7} Add any embellishments. I used a few black rhinestones and little die cut bat popped up on foam adhesive. Then added some Wink of Stella glitter to the stars on the patterned paper.

 

Have a Wicked Halloween tag printable project sheet

 

 

 

 

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Erin

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Tuesday’s Tag #12

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Autumn Greetings

 

 

Today’s tag is created using a large manila shipping tag however any shaped tag can be used. It would be pretty tied onto a loaf of freshly baked pumpkin spice loaf and given as a gift!

 

You will need: manila shipping tag {2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ is the size I used}, assorted “fall” ink colors, inking sponges, card stock {assorted colors for greeting, mat and leaves}, cutting tool of choice, leaf embossing folder, greeting stamp/ink, die cutting machine, adhesive, ribbon/twine, leaf cutouts or other embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Ink around the outside edges of the tag. I used Autumn Terracotta, Crushed Curry, Olive and Soft Suede inks and lightly blended them.

 

#2} Cut a piece of Olive stock to fit the tag. ∗Please note: if using the same size tag I used, the card stock was cut to 2″ x 4″.  Place in the embossing folder and run through die cutting machine.

#3} Lightly sponge the edges of the embossed piece. Adhere to the tag.

#4} Tie a length of ribbon around the bottom of the Olive embossed card stock and tie a knot. Adhere to the tag closer to the bottom leaving an equal distance on each side and along the bottom.

#5} Stamp greeting on card stock scrap and mat on a darker color. ∗Please note: I heat embossed the greeting but this step is completely optional.

#6} Add embellishments. I die cut some leaves then crumpled them a bit before sponging and adhering them to the tag.  Then adhered the matted greeting on foam adhesive before adding a few pearls.

#7} Insert ribbon/twine through the hole at the top for the hanger.

 

 

Autumn Greetings Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

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Erin

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Tuesday’s Tag #11

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Happy New Home Window

Today’s tag is created using a window die. I thought that it would be a cute addition to a housewarming gift!

 

You will need: assorted card stock, window die, patterned paper, decorative edge scissors/border die, wood grain stamp {optional}, greeting stamp/ink, die cutting machine, adhesive, ribbon/twine, embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

 

∗Please note: the instructions below are for the way I created this tag. Feel free to use different colors of card stock and embellishments. The window shape could even be created by starting with a rectangular piece of card stock and then punching four squares/rectangle shapes for the panes.

 

#1} I stamped a piece of Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink and a wood grain background stamp then die cut the window/window box.

#2} With decorative edge scissors or border die, cut a valance from patterned paper. Adhere to back side of window as low as you want it. This now looks like the inside of a room.

#3} Cut a background piece just a wee bit smaller than the window. Stamp “to/from” on the back if desired. I then scored some vertical lines to look like bead board and added a strip of card stock to look like a chair rail.

#4} Stamp some flowers, color them and cut out to add to the window box which has been attached with foam adhesive.

#5} Stamp the greeting and add to the front of the box.

#6} Add embellishments.

#7} Punch a hole at the top for the ribbon/twine hanger.

 

 

Happy New Home Window Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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