Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas is a-comin'! by Jennie

It is almost here.. only another week, and I do hope you are ready? I have to confess, I have made a few cards, done a little bit of shopping, not made any lists, yet! and probably as per usual will be wrapping the presents on Christmas Eve, and trying to truss the turkey at the same time! I am good at multi
I have, however, got a lot of tags for Christmas presents! Following on from Mr Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas, I have been using his inspiration to make a few more .. and I have made one especially for Gingersnap Creations too! I guess this would be great for anytime of the year, just not for Christmas!
To make it you will need, distress inks; clear embossing powder; a few swirly stamps (these are from The Artistic Stamper); a Manila tag #8; a rosette die or similar; some mini tinsel; old music sheet; and some glue. I used a glue gun, but a strong glue will work just as well.
I stamped up the swirls in clear distress embossing ink, and then embossed in clear embossing powder. Distress ink the tag with shades of blue, and allow to dry.

To make the rosettes, I glued old music sheets onto some thicker paper as I found it tore when running it through the rosette die. Ink up the paper before die cutting it. I used Distress ink direct to paper. Saves faffing about!

Make a rosette up using a hot glue gun, and add mini tinsel to the back using glue. Add a coil of tinsel to the centre of the rosette.   Glue to the tag. You could edge the rosette with a gold dabber, and I meant to do this, but forgot!

I do hope you enjoy this project, and if you are making tags please do show me yours!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosprous New Year!


  1. oooooh Jennie I love this tag idea. Creating the fan rosette out of sheet music is a brilliant idea. Then adding a bit of bling with the mini tinsel is superb. The gold and muted teal is just beautiful together. I have not really tried making tags yet but after seeing all the cool things that many other bloggers are doing makes me want to get going with it. Like you, I still have much to do before Christmas. So maybe the week between Christmas and New Years I can try some of these fun projects.

    Happy Holidays!
    Chris (Artzee Chris)
    Artzee Chris' Blog

  2. oh these swirls are really the tag too!

  3. I love those sheet music rosettes. Need to find me a source! I love the colours of your tag, too.

  4. Very sparkly, love the swirls background! xx

  5. Nice tag Jennie - lovely rosette !!

  6. Your rosettes are wonderful! I love the blue color with the music sheet! Will def have to try this for tags! Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Here is my link to the tag I made!

  8. That is just beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial

  9. This is stunning. Love all the tinsel with the blue and swirls.

  10. Love the idea with the rosettes. They look gorgeous especially with the tinsel. Thanks a lot for the tutorial.

  11. Nice rosettes. The paper and color work perfectly.

  12. thanks for your perspective working with these products--great tutorial and tag

  13. awesome, I just saw these rosettes!!!
    beautifully made!!!

  14. Lovely, lovely!

    Rosette die??? Okay, that's pretty much awesome--I accordian fold all mine!!


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