Holiday Tags
Photo Ornaments in Amac Boxes

5 Step Tag

Can you believe we've already finished day 4?  Wow!  Thank you to everyone for you generous and lovely comments!  I know that I appreciate it so much and I'm sure that each of the guest bloggers does too!  Don't forget to check out their blogs!  I know that a number of these talented ladies have lots of other holiday project tutorials going on!

Stephanie's ornaments were "très jolie," but it was her printed crepe paper that had me jumping up and down.  What a brilliant idea!  I can't wait to try it out!

And wow!  How about Karen's tags?!  So many very fabulous techniques.  I hardly know where to start!  My favorite has to be the watersoluble crayones.  I love how her awesome videos make all the techniques look so darn easy!  If you haven't had a chance to watch them, it's awesome to see Karen in action!

In fact, I was so inspired by Karen's tags I decided to make one of my own!  How about an easy gift tag that uses up the leftovers sitting on your desk.  (Or at least it uses the leftovers sitting on my desk!)

STEP ONE: Take a plain tag and a snowflake stencil (mine is from The Crafter's Workshop)...

...and use a waterproof pen (I use a Sakura Pigma Micron) to trace one of the snowflakes.

STEP TWO: Remember those book page edges (i.e. the garbage) from this tutorial?

Adhere two of them to the upper left corner of your tag.  It's okay if they cover the snowflake a bit.  We're going for a layered look.

STEP THREE: Spray, baby, spray!

Place the stencil over the tag and use your favorite spray ink to add some color. I used a mixture of Maya Mist and Shimmerz.

STEP FOUR: Once the mist is dry, add your sentiment.

I used October Afternoon letter stickers that were sitting on my desk.

STEP FIVE: This is the step that makes the tag really special.  Using an ink blending tool, ink the edges with your favorite color of Distress Ink.

It really makes the tag glow somehow, doesn't it?

So there you go, five steps and less than five minutes to a fabulous gift tag!

A new tutorial is coming your way at 12:30am EST!  Thanks for stopping by!