Hey, y’all! Holiday gift shopping season officially begins tomorrow with Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! And with all the gifts being given, whether they are handmade or store-bought – or in the case of us crafters and artists, store-bought to be handmade – I have some gift tags made using the Tres Jolie Kit Club November 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit for you this week to add to gifts, give as gifts, or use as decoration!
Make sure you swing by and check out the video to catch the process of my tag-making!
When I started this poinsettia tag, I didn’t have any direction in mind to go, I just love poinsettias! I grabbed up my poinsettia embossing folder and a piece of red cardstock and got to work. As I was looking at the embossed image, I decided it need a little extra color, so I started adding embossing powder to the leaves and foliage – until I found myself done and thinking I needed to bring the poinsettia back into focus. So I added embossing powder to the petals and a touch of gold embossing powder to the center. This turned out to be a double-embossed poinsettia tag!
I wanted to mute the background a bit, so I sprayed on some Antique Linen Distress Oxide, trimmed down the edges of the cardstock, and started cutting out the edges of the petals. I had only planned on cutting just enough to give the petals a little curl, but as I went along, I realized if I added a back, I could make a little tuck-in spot – so that’s what this tag is; a tuck-in tag that would be great for a letter or gift card!
This tag is another double-embossed image. After I embossed the snow flurries on the cardstock, I used a water brush and my Salvaged Patina Distress Watercolor pencil to add a touch of color to the raised image. Then I topped it off with some Antiquities Embossing Powder – which, if you don’t know, is a matte finish powder – then added some Aqua Tinsel embossing powder to the (mostly) background around the flurries.
This tag also has some Antique Linen Distress Oxide to age it up, and I used my craft knife and small scissors to cut out the section of flurry so I could tuck the ephemera bit in.
This next tag was an easy-peasy mixed media tag – there’s only one medium on it! I used my candy stipe stencil and some Stickles from my stash to add some shine to the striped paper, roughed up the edge of the green candy paper, glued it in place, and folded the top over. Then I stitched on the gingerbread man tag.
I used all of the leaves and pine needles I had die cut out to create my little wreath for this tag. The lid on my Micro-Glaze jar was just the right size circle to trace so I would have something to follow to help me make sure my wreath stayed round and didn’t inadvertently become an off-center oval! (Which it would have if I had tried to free-style this wreath!!)
I just worked my way around the wreath layering and tucking in the pieces, trying to alternate the patterns so I wouldn’t end up with a lop-sided color scheme, then I glued down the little ornament pieces and set it off to dry.
This tag was created using the “Hello Deer” cut-apart piece from the paper pack, I just cut it up a bit more so I could layer the words up for some dimension and add a bit of extra color with some of the pink and red striped paper peeking out the bottom.
These last three tags are all just pieces stitched together – they also all have the largest rectangles laminated because I had originally planned on using them in my cookbook that was shared on November 3rd.
For all of the stamping, I used some Staz-On so I could stamp on the laminated surfaces as well as the paper. Then I just added some red baker’s twine to the tag holes where there was one and called it done!
I hope you are having/did have a fabulous holiday if you celebrate, if you don’t celebrate I hope you are having/did have a fabulous Thursday!
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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
Dress My Craft “Stitched Tag #2” Die Set , Darice “Poinsettia” Embossing Folder , Darice “Snowflake Scroll” Embossing Folder , Echo Park “Candy Cane Stripe” Stencil , Hampton Art Artistic Alphabet Stamp Set , Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder , Lindy’s Gang “Holly Berry Red Gold” Embossing Powder , Gary M. Burlin Co. “Ultrafine Gold” Embossing Powder , Wendy Vecchi “Fern Green” Embossing Powder , Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium” Embossing Powder , Ranger “Frosted Crystal” Antiquities Embossing Powder , Ranger “Aqua Tinsel” Embossing Powder , Distress Watercolor Pencils Set 2 (Salvaged Patina & Antique Linen) , Distress Oxide Spray “Antique Linen” , Distress Marker “Forest Moss” , Distress Marker “Lucky Clover” , Distress Marker “Candied Apple” , Ranger Water Brush , *Prima Water Brush , Finnabair Brushes , Ranger “Joyful” Stickles , Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink , Simon Says Stamp “Pine Needle Trio” Dies , various branch dies , Momenta Dies 2157535 , JudiKins MicroGlaze , spray bottle , We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife , Amazon Basics Laminator , Scotch 8.5”x11” Laminating Pouches