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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone! Hope your weekend is going crafty. I was able to get a little more Christmas shopping last night with my mom. I am hoping to avoid shopping the week before Christmas this year for sure! So it's been good to get as much shopping done as I can. Unfortunately I left some of my shopping inside Ikea after I had already paid for it! A whopping $6 worth of merchandise - $2 kitchen scissors and a $4 two pack of cardboard portfolios {Heidi Swapp showcased the cutest mini album with this portfolio on her weekly web show about 3 weeks ago or so!}. This was after going there last night with my mom. When I got home, I realized that I didn't come home with my stuff. So Peyton and I headed off to there this morning. We went to the returns area to explain our predicament, showed the receipt, and sure enough, they pulled up the camera feed of me leaving the stuff at the register, but making sure I put my mom's stuff in the cart :). So then I had to go all the way back through the bottom section of the store and get my stuff all over again! But at least I got it!! And I can't wait to attempt the mini album Heidi made! She used a binding machine to attach the pages. So I will have to see if I can borrow someones. But I can't wait nonetheless!!!

Finally after my adventures in Ikea today, I was able to come home and get some crafting done!!! Yay! And I was totally hit by the Christmas tag bug! This is the first set that I made. I can't wait to get a few more sets done, package them up all cute, and sell them on Etsy :)!!!!!

Here is what I have so far:

I couldn't decide if I wanted to sell a kit or the finished product. I decided for the finished product but may still sell a kit separately from this set. I do plan though to sell 2 other sets with this set, for a total of three. And I want to get them packaged up and presented all cute :)

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Tinsel & Twig The Girls Paperie {love this paper!!!!!!!}, book pages my own stash from a book that i didn't like. As much as I love books, I was so happy to figure out a better use for a book that I didn't like! What better than to combine my love of crafting and reading!
Stamps - Wreath & Bird  are I Believe from My Minds Eye, Merry Christmas sentiment Stampin' Up!
Inks - Softy Sky, Early Espresso, Kiwi Kiss Stampin' Up!
Punches - Double Scallop Ribbon border, Itty Bitty Circle and Flower, Scallop border, Tag corner Stampin' Up!, 1/16" hole punch Fiskers
Buttons & Bling - Jewel rhinestone sticker & Itty Bitty clear button Stampin' Up!
Red Glitter - Studio G {love love love this stuff!!!It's so cheap and is lasting forever!}
String - Baker's Twine my stash
Adhesives - Crystal Effects & Sticky Strip Stampin' Up!, Pop Dot {cut in 4 pieces} Glue Dots, Glue stick Scotch Brand

I am loving this stamp set from My Minds Eye {the wreath and bird}! It was super inexpensive for how many images it came with - $6!!!

Oh, I used Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up! to make the flower with the piece of book page. I glued the bottom of it to a piece of heavy packaging {chipboard packaging from the ornament of my previous post} cut into a circle. Then I put some more in the center and the jewel on top of it. The jewel is self adhesive, but the Crystal Effects helps hold the flower together. I also used the Crystal Effects to attach the Itty Bitty punched flower and clear button together. This product is so versatile - from epoxy to adhesive! The Ranger brand has a comparable product that I also really like a lot that accomplishes the same thing.

I am for sure going to be making some more tags, but for now, I am off to go work some more on my countdown calendar! Hope you all are good!