This is Susan to show you yet another handmade ornament. For my ornament today, I chose to do a tag, using metal and Pink Paislee's Father Christmas paper line. Love those vintage images.
So let's get started!
So let's get started!
These are the supplies you will need:
a manilla shipping tag, approx. 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" (from an office supply store or make your own cutting a rectangle of cardstock and snipping off the top corners and punching a hole)
Pink Paislee Father Christmas Trading Cards paper
Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twig stamp set (or any Christmas sentiment stamp)
Ten Seconds Studio art metal, 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" (I used Poison Ivy)
Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine
Cuttlebug or Sizzix embossing folder (I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz music folder - did you know that The Little Blue House is an order station for Sizzix and we can get any Sizzix product for you!)
decorative wheel for metal
ivory cardstock - one 4" scalloped oval and a 1" x 3 1/2" strip
"Green with Envy" and black Quick Quotes chalk inks
3 1/2" ivory lace
3 1/2" burgundy ruffled Maya Road velvet ribbon
10" narrow red velvet ribbon
Stickles - Xmas Red and Diamond
silver Krylon pen
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar pop dots
(All supplies listed are available at the LBH except the lace and tag.)
First choose your Father Christmas image from the Trading Cards sheet and cut into a 3 1/2" oval - I used a Creative Memories oval cutting system, but you could use a punch or a template. Edge with silver Krylon pen and layer on the cardstock scalloped oval. Using your finger (best tool ever!) lightly pat on Diamond Stickles over the entire image and add dots of red Stickles to each scallop. Set aside to dry. (I forgot to take pics of these steps, but you will see this later in the tutorial.)
Stamp a Christmas sentiment on the cardstock strip with black ink, cut ends into a v-shape and edge with red Stickles. Let dry.
Cover one side of the tag with the reverse patterned side of the Father Christmas paper. Ink the edges with green ink. Remember to punch the hole before covering both sides!
Place the art metal, color side up, in the embossing folder. (The metal will be a tad longer - this is ok as it will be covered with trim later.) Run through your die-cutting machine.
Sand the metal lightly with the sanding block to reveal the silver metal on the embossed pattern. (TIP: Do this on a paper towel and when you finish you can remove the towel and have a clean workspace.) Adhere this to the front of the tag - you can use either Tacky Tape or the Helmar 450 adhesive. Once the metal is on the tag, trim as necessary and run the decorative wheel along the edges to further secure it and give it a finished look.
Adhere a strip of lace to the bottom of the tag and, above that, a strip of the ruffled velvet ribbon (isn't that gorgeous - I'm in love with that ribbon!). Trim edges as necessary. Fold the narrow velvet ribbon in half and bring both ends through the tag hole from the back and knot in front. Add the oval layer to the upper left portion of the tag with pop dots.
And, finally, curl the little sentiment banner with your fingers to give it some dimension and add it below the Santa image with Scrap Dots. Have you ever used this? It's a neat, new product from Helmar that comes in a tube. You can add as much or as little as you want, depending on the height you want your image to pop up! It dries clear and fairly quickly (though not instantly).
And here's the finished ornament!
I hope this tutorial will inspire you to make one of your own. Be sure to comment on this post for a chance to win this tag. Tell us about your favorite family Christmas tradition. Mine is my husband reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to our children every Christmas eve, just before bed. I have kept the book in hopes that when they have children of their own they will continue the tradition.
CONGRATULATIONS to our winner of yesterday's ornament: LINDA KRATZERT!! Please claim your ornament at The Little Blue House! Check back tomorrow for another lovely ornament.