Monday, December 8, 2014

His and Hers Gift Tags

I'm following Kathy by Design's blog HERE and she posted the most beautiful project yesterday for 613 Avenue Create.  So I was inspired to join in the challenge.

I needed to make two tags to place on the Christmas presents for my daughter and her husband. They are similar gifts for their home so I decided to distinguish the identical gift boxes with His and Hers tags.  I thought of my carolers die which I had yet to break out the the packaging.

Entering These Challenges:

A Song in Your He(ART) #21 Have  Your Self A Merry Little Christmas,  my inspiration was the song lyric:  Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. (due Dec 9) x

Eclectic Ellapu: Vintage (due Feb 1)

Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge 197:  Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (dec 13) x

The Cheerful Stamp Pad:  Challenge 101:  Signs of Christmas (Dec 22) x

Pile It On:  Anything Goes Christmas (Jan 3) x

613 Avenue Create Challenge 101:  Anything Goes with a Twist:  Create Your Own Challenge
one item from each column (due Dec 13) x
Column #1: patterned paper:  Prima ready made tags
Column #2: die cut:  Sizzix Victorian Carolers (Tim Holtz)
Column #3: solid color paper Coredinations black
Column #4: buttons
Column #5: ribbon

Linking up the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party:  Day 7  8.

I procratinated and didn't get my post done on Saturday so I missed my goal of posting every day. I'm somewhat under the weather with some throat/cough thing that crept up on me.  Then I was determined to find black letters for my tags.  I had moved my craft room to another floor and threw all the bins into a closet.  The bin with the letters was in the back of the closet.  Need I say more? Then I had to sort the letters.  You know, do I really have two "s", one for each tag?  You get the picture.  Then I sanded the coredinations paper and didn't like it so I had to die cut the carolers again. Finally, I had to come up with 6 buttons that were the same size.  Somehow the notion of sorting through buttons isn't so exciting or theraputic at midnight!

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