I finally got to sneak down to my craftroom to test cut a tag inspired by the one that came with the church bake sale cookies. This has been designed in my computer for a few days but with so many holiday activities, plus two "minor" home improvement projects, it has been difficult to find time to do everything!
The original tag is on the left. It did not have any identifying information on it but appeared to be a commercially printed and assembled tag. I really like the idea of the lace scallops around the tag and set about finding a way to design something similar. I haven't tried to duplicate the reindeer but it could be done easily with a few basic shapes.
I did two variations of the tag. For the tag on the left I added an additional circle cut at the top. For the tag on the right I simply aligned the circles to overlap at the top of the tag.
I used the tag shape and silhouetted circle on Plantin Schoolbook to make the open scallops. I added the word "Joy" on this tag. This was printed and cut with the Imagine. The font was A Child's Year and the paper is from the Snow Angel cartridge.
There are so many ways to decorate and use pretty tags like these!
I turned this tag to be vertical and added some leftover snowflakes from a border punch as decoration. With the gingham ribbon I was all set for a red and white Christmas. I might add some pen stitching to this tag as well.
For the third tag, I added gold "peel-off" strips around the edges and chose a K & Company layered image for the greeting. It really isn't hard to think of ways to decorate the basic tag shape and get many different results which will be fun to share on the gifts you give.
I will explain how I made the file and share it tomorrow (or soon if tomorrow gets too crazy).
I need to get some more presents wrapped before our older son arrives Tuesday night since they are on top of the bed he will be sleeping in! We had some snow here but I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be no delays with the flights.
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