Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry Christmas Tag Card Travels to the East Coast!

I went to a Christmas tag-making event last year hosted by the Stampin' Up duo, Dar Peterson and Luci Kirschbaum, where we made ten different Christmas tags.  As I do not need Christmas tags for many package, I have developed a method to turn the tags into cards, and this was my plan for these tags.

Sometimes, because of size or dimension, the tags will need some sort of modification in order to make them into cards.  The merry Christmas tag designed by Luci was modified just a pinch before I designed a card for it.  First, I shortened its length to 4-1/2" long.  Next, the top corners of the tag were punched with the Curvy Corners punch, and I decided to add the same feature to the bottom two corners.  The remainder of the tag remains the same as the original design, and it is ready for my card.

I incorporated red foil, also used for the tag star, as straight border edges along my printed paper middle panel.  This middle panel is paper from the This Christmas Specialty dsp from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  I used an additional center strip of red foil bordered by scalloped edges, using one of the patterns in the three trees, which came from the Cherry on Top paper stack.

My tag card is finished and ready to send to my cousin who lives all the way across the United States on the East Coast.  I am sure she and her family will be pleased with their homemade card sent from Washington State.  Take a peek below at the finished front and inside designs.

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up products:  Cardstock--Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Red Foil.  Patterned--Cherry on Top stack; 2016-2018 Brights Backgrounds stack/ Real Red diagonal stripe; This Christmas Specialty dsp.  Dies--Perfect Pines framelits; Christmas Greetings thinlits.  Punches--Itty Bitty Accents-Star; Curvy Corner Trio (retired); Scalloped Edge Border (retired); Top Note BigZ (retired).  Gold Metallic Cording.  (Thank you Luci Kirschbaum for the tag inspiration).

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