Friday, November 21, 2014

Close To My Heart Christmas Tag

     Hi everyone! Glad you're joining me for my weekly Paper Crafters Anonymous post.  I know we haven't hit Thanksgiving yet, but I've already started thinking about Christmas crafts...have you?
     I started with making some tags.  For our Christmas day packages I usually use pre-done tags since there's so much activity, but I like to have a few handmade ones for things like neighbor gifts.  I try to make our neighbors homemade goodies, and a handmade tags make them look even more special.
   I used the October Stamp of the Month set...Home for the Holidays.  You can pair this set with the Art Philosophy cartridge and it would cut all the tags out for you in their shapes.  I went a different route though and cut the frame square so I could pop the polar bear up with dots to give him some dimension.  Add a matching backing for stability - some twine for attaching to your package and you're done in a snap.
   One tip on this adorable polar bear though...use a light touch when you ink the stamp.  His details are so small that if I put to much pressure on the pad his scarf, and background, were just a colored blog.
   So tell me...what Christmas projects do you have planned?  Have you started them yet?  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!