Christmas in July 2018 ~ Day #1

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Christmas in July! Each Monday during the month of July 2018, there will be a post with a Christmas project designed to help you get a head start on the busy upcoming holiday season. There will be a variety of items ~ from cards and gift packaging to home décor. You might even get some gift ideas for the special people on your list. Thank you for joining me today 🙂

This week’s project: Christmas Tiny Tags

One of my favorite holiday projects is making handmade tags. Tags are the finishing touch to top off all those gift packages for the holidays! Or how about wrapping up a set in a clear cello bag tied with a bow as a thoughtful gift. These sweet little tags were created using the Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags Sayings stamp set and Tiny Tags dies {link below}. Of course, you could use any tag/shape die or punch and stamp set.

★ This is the store that I ordered the stamp set and die set from. You can order online or go right into the store which is located in Calgary, Alberta. It is a great place to shop!              https://scrapendipity.orderz.ca/

You will need: kraft card stock {plain or patterned}, Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags Sayings stamp set and Tiny Tags dies, die cutting machine, acrylic block, stamp pads, powder tool/embossing powder/heat tool {optional if you decide to heat emboss the greetings}, twine, scissors, embellishments, adhesive.   ★ Optional: You can also use any color of card stock if you are not fond of kraft.

#1} Die cut the desired number of tags.

 

 

#2} Stamp sentiments on the tags. If you choose to heat emboss, be sure to run a powder tool over the surface before stamping/heat setting.

#3} Stamp “to/from” on the backs.

 

 

#3} Now it’s time to embellish! Die cut holly leaves with “liquid pearl” berries were added to some of the tags. Then stamped snowflakes/swirls with Nuvo Drops accents to the remaining tags before tying on the jute twine hangers. I look forward to including these little tags on Christmas gifts this year.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Christmas in July project 🙂

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Tuesday’s Tag #16

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: Pocket tag

Pocket Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

These tags are very easy to make. They can be used as regular gift tags/gift card holders to add to wrapped packages and bags. Or because of their larger size you can add them to mini albums and scrapbooks. A journaling card or small photo can be tucked into the pocket with more room on the back for another photo/journaling.

You will need: card stock, patterned paper {DSP}, cutting tool of choice, scissors, envelope punch board {optional}, scoring board/tool, bone folder, adhesive, hole punch, ribbon/twine, embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link under the picture above for a free printable project sheet.

#1} Cut the card stock to 3 1/2″ x 5 1 /2″ and the patterned paper to 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

#2} On one end of the DSP, line up one corner of the DSP in the center of the punch board as shown. Punch. Repeat on the opposite corner. Do the same to all 4 corners of the card stock piece.

  

 

 

#3} Use the corner punch on the punch board to round the last 2 corners of the DSP.

 

 

 

#4} Place the long edge of the DSP in the punch board with the rounded corner end at 2″. Punch. Turn the paper over and repeat.

 

 

The DSP and card stock should now look like this.

 

 

#5} On the scoring board, place the long edge at the top and score at 2″. This score line is at the same place you punched. Fold and crease with the bone folder.

 

 

#6} Place adhesive along the 2 side edges of the pocket and fold up to seal.

 

 

#7} Adhere the completed pocket portion to the card stock base.

#8} Punch a hole at the top if using as a gift tag. In an album, a hole could be punched in the top corner and tied to the binding or adhered directly to a page. Lots of possibilities! 🙂

 

 

 

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The Country Touch

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“Christmas Dreams” by Lawn Fawn

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Today I am sharing the first couple of projects I created with the “Christmas Dreams” stamp/die set from Lawn Fawn. ∗Please note: I had hoped to get more projects completed. Maybe in the new year. This set is sure to make anyone smile, especially cat and dog lovers! These projects are intended to give you an idea of what can be created with these products if you have them or are considering them for purchase.

 

 

*Please note: I purchased these sets from Worldwide Scrapbooking Supplies. Here is the link if you are interested in taking a look.    http://www.worldwidescrapbookingsupplies.com

 

Card

Now I will tell you that this was kind of a time consuming card as it involves a lot of coloring and die cutting. But I think it is time well spent creating it for someone special. What dog lover wouldn’t love to receive this card featuring a pup dreaming of a Christmas bone? 🙂

 

 

Tag

This tag is a bit more simple as it doesn’t have a patterned paper background like the card. I used a stitched rectangle die for the base and the kitty image instead of the dog.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Handmade Holiday 2017 ~ Day #7

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Welcome to day #7 ~ the final day of this year’s Handmade Holiday series. The holiday season can be such a busy time but it is still nice to create handmade items and add special touches to gifts for family and friends. Each day this week I shared a new idea for creating a quick handmade holiday project. There were tutorials for home décor, gift card holders, recipes, treat holders and more.

 

Day #7 ~ Gift Tag

It’s always fun to add little extras to gift packaging. So today’s handmade holiday project is a rosette gift tag. It can be as plain or as fancy as you like and the “to/from” sentiment can be on the front or back.

 

You will need: a doily, patterned paper, card stock scraps, scoring board, paper trimmer or cutting tool of choice, stamp/ink {for greeting or image}, hot glue gun, yarn or ribbon, hole punch, embellishments.

 

To make a rosette:

#1} Cut a piece of patterned paper to 1 1/2″ x 12″. Place the long side on the scoring tool and score the paper every 1/4″.

 

#2} While folding the score lines, fold the strip of paper like an accordion until you get to the end of the strip.

 

#3} Keep squeezing the folds tightly together as you fold. This will create nice creases on the finished rosette. Adhere the two ends together with hot glue to make a circle, as shown. Be careful!

 

#4} Turn the circle inside out so that the back side of the patterned paper is facing the outside. Push down on the paper folds which naturally causes the rosette shape to form. Holding the shape firmly, add some hot glue to the small center circle making sure to get a little bit in some of the folds. Again, be careful. Keep holding until the glue cools. Your rosette is now ready to turn over and add to the doily with whatever embellishments you have chosen.

 

I added the rosette to the doily then placed a die cut image on top with some rhinestones and glitter. Some ribbon was threaded through a punched hole and tied with silver string and a couple of jingle bells. I stamped “to/from” on some scrap white card stock which was cut out and adhered to the back of the tag.

 

*Hint:

These tags could also be made with the vintage look as well which would be very pretty. Just sponge the doily so that it’s not the bright white color, ink the edges of the rosette and maybe some twine for hanging instead of ribbon. I might have to give that a try 🙂

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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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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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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

The Country Touch

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