Category Christmas tag

The Tag

Today I’m sharing the tag I made for The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas. In case you haven’t noticed, I do more crafting at Christmas than any other time of the year. I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set...

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Jingle Bell Fairy Tag

She has finally arrived… our Jingle Bell Fairy made her appearance last night to ensure we have spread Christmas cheer throughout our home.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Jingle Bell Fairy tag

For the background, I painted and inked vintage sheet music before using a Tim Holtz stencil to apply Prima Crackle Texture Paste in platinum. While the paste what still wet, I sprinkled some vintage silver glitter on top.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Jingle Bell Fairy tag

The fairy is a vintage ballerina image that I dressed up with paper wings and a silver crown. (I used this same image on this year’s ornament.) She is dancing among her jingle bell garden, which is full of Christmas magic.

 

 

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Shaker Ornament Tag

I was inspired by The Crafty Scrapper’s holiday tags to create a few more. I was also inspired by the shaker ornaments on Anne’s Paper Creations blog. But, I didn’t want to make ornaments, I wanted to make more tags! So, I made a shaker ornament and then added it to my tag.

I started with a large manila tag that I covered with a sheet from the new KaiserCraft Home for Christmas collection. I used the same Spellbinders die that I used to make the shaker ornament to cut a hole in my tag so you could still see through the ornament.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

After adhering the ornament, I added the rest of the embellishments. The greenery was cut using Tim Holtz’s Holiday Greens dies. I made the pine cones using another Tim Holtz die.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

A little painted snow and glittery Stickles make them both festive.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

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Winter Wonderland Tag

12 Tags

I am super excited to be participating in the holiday tag series on The Crafty Scrapper blog. I hope you’ll check them out each day as each designer shares a new inspiring creation. And, there will be a prize giveaway each day!

For today, I’m sharing my Winter Wonderland tag.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Winter Wonderland tag
And the best part is, I added lights, to make it a true winter wonderland!

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Winter Wonderland tag

Let me tell you how I did it. I started with a large manila tag that I used for the base – this is what the lights get attached to. Here is the back of the tag:

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Winter Wonderland tag

You can see that I used a string of battery-powered lights. I strung the lights through the hole in the top of the tag and used metal ducting tape to secure the wire to the back. I used small pieces of this same tape to secure the lights to the front of the tag.

To create the “prett...

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Christmas in Fairyland

Something I love making even more than cards is tags! Here is an altered style Christmas tag I made using some older supplies in my stash.

I started with some great sheet music patterned paper from K&Co. Then I layered on lace and a punched border of Bo Bunny dots paper. The poinsettia is from Anna Griffin.

I found the image in a magazine. I gave her glittered butterfly wings and a fairy hat. I did my best to fold and tuck her so she looks like she is sitting on the edge of the poinsettia leaf.

I typed the sentiment on my vintage typewriter. A variety of velvety and sparkly ribbons top her off.

I hope you are getting ready for a Thanksgiving filled with family, fun, and of course, food!

 

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