Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hello Christmas Tag

Hello 2013 and to all you scrapbookers out there.  I am happy to say I am back and I am looking
forward to writing to my scrappin friends and sharing my passion.   I finally got a new computer,
which has all the updates that I needed in order to upload pictures...FINALLY!  Hooray!  Don't
you just love it when things work out and go right.  I need some of that!
I have worked on so many new mini books this past year and  I look forward to sharing some
of those projects. Right now I just want to reconnect.  What better way to do that than share
something I am passionate about.  My first project of the holiday season...A tag....cause well,
I love everything about Tim Holtz!  I love other designers too, but Tim is  a "Master"
of techinique.  I learn so much from him. 
  I made just 1 tag, but I love it speaks to me...because I am all about creating
from my heart. 
 I used Making Memories "Believe" plus Teresa Collins (my other favorite designer)(so
totally different from Tim) "Christmas Cottage Countdown" paper for this tag
sized 7" x 3 1/2".  Christmas Cottage went behind the heart and around the hole at the top. 
For the banner and small tag, I used some Bo Bunny Double Dot "Chiffon Journal." I hand
wrote the words, but it would look good with typed font or some tiny types too!
All Dies used were Tim's:  Alterations Tattered Banners, Festive Greenery and Love.  I used
scrap paper for the greenery and flourish.  Why waste a new sheet of paper when you can use
scraps.  Now when I made the heart I cut it at 4"with my Slice using the Wedding Cartridge.
Next I used some Tim's grunge paper (I LOVE this stuff - thick like chipboard but
pliable) and inked it with Tim's fired brick.  The darker red hue turned out NICE! 
For the little gems, I thought it really needed some dark red to go with the heart.  In my
stash I found some by Little Yellow Bicycle....PERFECT! To complete the tag, I added
dark evergreen ribbon!  Just what I envisioned!
A simple tag, without difficult techniques, just some cutting, inking, and gluing, especailly
when you don't have a lot of time. 

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