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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Santa's Workshop - Unscripted Sketches # 84

(Note:  I am so sorry this wasn't up this morning!  I had it scheduled to post at 8am, and left home before 7:30, and when I got home and checked it just now, Blogger showed it as a draft.  I apologize for  not having it up so you could see my take on the sketch earlier today!)

That's what it looks like around here . . . Santa's Workshop!  For a few weeks now I have been working on projects that I hope to sell at a Christmas Craft Show this weekend.  In fact, if you are reading this on Saturday 12/4, I am probably sitting in my booth in the gym of First Christian Church of Jasper, Georgia  right now, encouraging the customers to buy my goodies and those of my friend Sue, with whom I'm sharing a booth.  Sue makes gorgeous jewelry!

Anyway, when it dawned on me that my fellow Design Team members over at Unscripted Sketches might be expecting a project from me for this week, I knew I had to get busy, and I had to work it into my projects for the sale.  And that's how I decided to use today's sketch to make tags . . . six of them!  I simply turned the sketch a bit to make it work for the #5 manilla tags that I used as the base.  Here is this week's sketch . . .

And here is my tag based on the sketch . . .

And here's all the info:

  • Base is #5 manilla tags (4 3/4" X 2 3/8")
  • Striped cardstock is Little Yellow Bicycle - actually the envelopes from the card kit I won a while back
  • Paper rosette made of paper from a Die Cuts With a View "Prints For The Year" Ultimate Stack from last Christmas
  • Image is from clipart software, printed on my inkjet printer
  • Ribbons, gingham fabric, ric-rack and lace from my stash
  • Brown Ink is Stampabilities
  • Sentiment was printed on my printer
  • Stickles 'Platinum'

Tips, Tools and Techniques:
  • Using an old brown ink pad, ink edges of tags and cardstock.  Adhere cardstock to tag.
  • Make paper rosettes from patterned paper by cutting a strip 1" X 12", scoring along the length every 1/4".  When you have the scoring all done, fold the strip of paper in a zig-zag pattern.  Adhere the two ends, and push the center of the tube down to form the center.  Cut a small circle of cardstock and adhere to the back of the rosette to make it hold together.  Allow adhesive to dry completely.
  • Santa's Workshop images cut using Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles, Scalloped Small, and glue totop of the rosette.
  • Go around edges of rosette and image with Stickles.  Allow to dry.
  • Cut pieces of ribbons and laces to fit across tags, layering each by overlapping.
  • Print sentiment on cardstock, then cut out and ink edges.  Adhere to tag using foam dots for dimension.
  • Ties on the tag are made from ivory satin ribbon and either red ric-rack or red and torn strips of red and white gingham.

I hope you've enjoyed my little project for this week's sketch!  I love making tags, and these are easy!  (And yes, there are lots of steps, but all the steps are easy!).   I hope you have a great weekend!  Becky



Love your tags! Thanks for showing me how to make those darling rosettes. I hope to make some soon!
deb :)

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Very pretty, vintage looking tags, Becky. I always love your projects.