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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:



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About scrapsecrets

Fairly new to scrapbooking and learning as I go. I wanted to share some of my tips with others who may be new to scrapbooking or card making. Feel free to comment or make suggestions on any of my work or ideas - I love feedback! Especially if it's about a new product I should try - I love getting new material! Check out my other blog for tips on party planning, ideas for party themes and how to stretch your party budget! *I do not get paid to endorse any of the products and/or retailers I talk about in my blog.*

4 responses »

  1. The tags were great! I didn’t realize it took so many steps to make them! Your work was definitely appreciated!

  2. Reblogged this on Shake Bake and Party and commented:
    Here’s some info on the making of the tags for my leg lamp cookies from my friend at Scrapsecrets!

  3. Michele, I love these tags…that is my favorite Christmas movie! I have to check out the cookies now!


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