Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas from SNR and Me!

Do you love a good tag?  This is definitely the time of year to add them to your collection with all the gift giving that goes on.

Everyday, for 12 days in a row, a different Scrapbook News and Review staff member is bringing you a tag to inspire you.  It's my turn today, so let's get started...

Step 1: Gather your supplies, including several colors of cardstock cut down to the same width (3 1/8") but of varying lengths, so that the bottom colors will peek out when the shorter pieces are layered on top of them.  Mine are cut down in 1/2" incremements.

Step 2: Using scalloped border punch, give one end of each piece of cardstock (including the tag itself) scalloped edges.

Step 3: Layer the pieces so that the shortest piece is on top and glue or tape them together.

Step 4: Sponge some white ink around the edges of the tag, including all the scalloped edges.  If you want a cleaner, more even look, complete this step on each piece of cardstock before layering them.  So Steps 3 & 4 can be swapped, if necessary.

Step 5: Stamp the sentiment on a die cut shape that will fit within the parameters of the top piece of cardstock.

Step 6: After you've placed the sentiment on the tag, tie a piece of ribbon into a bow towards the middle of the tag, making sure not to cover up the sentiment.

Step 7: Add some stickpins (mine have a Christmas theme) and your tag is complete.

A Very Merry Christmas to You by Pam Maas Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Paper Trey Ink; Stamp: Stampin' Up, Ink: Inkadinkado, Clearsnap; Ribbon: Stampin' Up, Stickpins: Making Memories; Scalloped border punch: Stampin' Up; Nestibilities die cut shape: Spellbinders

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Also, for those interested in subscribing, the current edition of the magazine is now available online and loaded with Holiday scrappy goodness, so check that out as well!


Piali said...

Fabulous Tag!! love that gorgeous boW!

Rose said...

Pam this is awesome!! :)

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