First, I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and/or Hanukkah. This time of year is always crazy and of course this year is no exception. Christmas snuck up on me so fast – I thought I was prepared, but I wasn’t! I was working until Christmas morning on tags and cards for presents. Not that I minded. I love being busy!
One of the things that I was busy with was a collaboration with a friend from high school. She makes the most adorable cookies – she’s so creative. A client of hers asked for the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. She wanted to add “FRAGILE” tags to each wrapped cookie and she very nicely thought of me. I was so excited to work on this project with her! I made a mock up for her and with one small change, she approved and it was a go!
First, I used the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge to cut out the tags twice – once in white for the front and once in black for the “shadow” or the backing for the tag. Once they were cut out, I used tea dye distress ink to cover the surface of the white tag. Then, I used a Paper Studio wood grain embossing folder and placed each tag in individually to run through the Cuttlebug. To bring out the woodgrain, I used the Tim Holtz blending tool and some Vintage Photo distress ink. To add some dimension, I then used some Walnut Stain direct from the ink pad onto the tag.
To add the border, I inked up a stamp after I used a mask on the wording. I then stamped the border onto the tag and then wrote the word “FRAGILE” on each tag. The last step was to glue the front piece to the backing. I made 24 of them. Even though the tags had several steps, I was so happy with the way they turned out. I was even more pleased when Angela said she liked them and she said her client was happy with them.
Here is a picture of the tag. You can go to Angela’s blog to see the final result! Here is the website: http://shakebakeandparty.com/2012/12/17/its-a-major-award/
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