I have a workshop coming up and one of my guests asked if we could make tags for thanksgiving. She is making some yummy goodies for her guests and wanted a pretty way to tag them for the holiday. I have to say, I’m not experienced, or very good really, at making tags. I love all the tags I see, but inspiration seemed to be lacking. However, I wanted to come up with something she could use and finally landed on these.
About the tags
1. I figured going straight for the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper was a great starting point and I wasn’t disappointed. I liked the combinations of the two plaids with the subtle pattern on the chocolate chip.
2. When in doubt, make a rossett. In my earlier post this week with the Banner for Avery (click here to review) I did the same thing, used a rossett as the interest point. For these rossetts I used a Tim Holtz die, but a die isn’t necessarily needed to make cool rossetts. Cut a strip of paper 1 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ and score every 1/4″. Mountain/Valley fold the whole thing and using a glue gun glue the ends together making a circle. Let dry. Cut two circles using a 1 1/4 ” circle punch. Push down on the rossett in the center so it flattens out, Run glue gun around the hole in the center and place one of your circle punch over it. Hold in place until it drys a bit and flip it over and repeat with the other circle. If you aren’t going to put anything over the top of your rossett, placing your circle punches right in the center is key. I however, like them better as background sporting something on top of them, which covers any off centered circle I might have. If you want a larger rossett, like the one I used on Avery’s banner, cut two pieces of paper at 2″ by 10 1/4″ and score every 1/4″. Each strip will be one half.
3. On the For You tag, I embossed with early espresso the chalk talk background, and used my framelits to cut it out. For the Happy Thanks Giving, I used the Tags 4 You stamp set and my Labels Bracket punch. You know, I hesitated in ordering that stamp set and punch when I first saw it in the catalogue because I wasn’t sure I would really use it much. Silly me.
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What I used
Stamps Tags for you, Chalk talk, Ink: Soft Sky, early espresso, Paper: Sweater Weather, Chocolate Chip, Accessories: Pool Party ribbon, brown ribbon (not SU), Tim Holtz rossett die, glue gun, Chalk talk framelits