Jill here, and this week I've got some cute critter Christmas tags for you...
Using Mama Elephant's adorable 'Page Huggers' set.
I didn't buy this set when it was first released as I was trying to be 'good', but then I remembered that good doesn't suit me and life's too short to not have adorable stamps, so snapped them up as soon as they were back in stock! This set is designed to make little book marks, but obviously they are so cute and versatile, you can do anything you want with them. As soon as I set eyes on them I knew I wanted to make tags from them, they have such a large simple body area I just thought they'd be perfect.
I started by stamping out my little Santa hats (how do you make something 'Christmassy? Simple, whack a Santa hat on it!), four times onto strips of kraft card, masked off, and stamped by lovely huggers over the top. I then coloured them, very simply, in coloured pencils. I love pencils on kraft, and always think it works perfect with a festive theme. I then scored a line, right above the highest point, folded my card strip, and cut around ensuring to leave enough connected area to make the tags strong enough. I guess this would be much easier to do if you opted for partial die-cutting the matching dies, but I don't have them so went the old-fashioned route. I then punched a hole through the top of each tag, and threaded with some red twine. At this point they were done, and looking very cute, but I decided for one last final touch, to add a little candy cane to each of them; so stamped out, coloured and fussy cut these little canes from Mama Elephant's Reindeer Games, snipped a little cut around my critters paws, and added the cane.
I really love how these turned out, and really enjoyed making a project with a bit of a difference.
I really hope you like them, as always everything I have used is linked below.
See you next week.