Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Christmas Card Expo Project #2

This fun gift tag is the second project I taught last night at the Christmas Card Expo. We had a nice time last night, getting in the mood for the holidays. The size of this gift tag is large because I've heard from my customers that they like to be able to write a little something on a tag when they're giving a gift. They don't need as much room as a card offers, but they want more than a little punched tag does. So, this is what I came up with.

The base is Soft Sky, paired with Blue Bayou and Whisper White. It shimmers with glitter. Controlled glitter, though. This was achieved by applying packing tape to the back side of the BB base with the sticky side facing up, sprinkling glitter on the tape's surface, and rubbing it around so that it stuck to the adhesive! Whoever came up with this is brilliant!

The snowflakes are stamped on the white before this step, lining them up with the punched holes--sizes 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 3/4", because those are the ones I have! The horizontal slot punch creates the place where the ribbon is attached. The stamp sets I used included: Season of Joy, Snowflake Spot, and Snow Flurries.

The gals who placed orders at the Expo, and those who weren't able to attend, will be invited to spend a day with me in October or early November assembling their cards. The thing that I hate to see happen is someone purchases stamping materials and then doesn't use them! It's so much more fun to stamp with others, and I have a cutter that will make short work of the card stock. I'll post the date when I have it scheduled.

Day 1 of this week is done--5 more to go before things slow down a bit! Thanks for all your feedback about email and keeping in touch with those who live far away. It helped to know that you can relate, no pun intended. Have a great day, knowing I'm thankful for your presence in my life.

1 comment:

L. said...

This is absolutely lovely!!! You know I have never done the packing tape thing but I love it every time I see it. This is stunning...

Now do you just tape down the tape? Your glitter is so even it almost looks embossed. Any tips for not getting it on there too thick?