Hang them or tie them – these Christmas shaker tags are beyond brilliant!
We are pretty sure that once you start making these Christmas shaker tags, you aren’t going to want to stop! Picture all your gifts wrapped in plain kraft, white or red paper with one of these tied on with some basic, rustic twine. Or picture a full, luxurious tree – perhaps even pint sized for a table top – covered in these captivating creations.
Allison is really bringing the cute today with these creations and she’s sharing every step. Let’s take a look!
Allie started by using a die from our Nested Circle Scallop set and cut pieces of kraft card stock for her backings.
She then used our Nested Circle Stitch die set to cut slightly smaller circles from white card stock.
Last, she used this same sized die plus an even smaller die from the same set to cut a rings from more white card stock.
Allie used the same size die she used to cut the outer edge of her white card stock circles to cut some acetate circles which she adhered over the backs of her white card stock rings with tape runner. Then she added strips of foam tape around ring, making sure they butted up against each other so none of her shaker filled could escape.
Allie placed a couple of pinches of each of the embellishments she was using as her shaker filler into the little “well” inside the foam tape.
Next, she peeled off the tape backing and used one of our favorite PRO TIPS to adhere her ribbon and backing. PRO TIP: dab some liquid glue over the tape before adding your ribbon hanger and white backing circles to give you some “wiggle” time to get everything lined up perfectly.
While those were drying, Allie stamped images from our Woodland Animals #1 set with Copic friendly ink on Copic friendly paper and colored them in with – you guessed it! – her Copics, cutting them out with our coordinating die when done. She stamped her greetings from our Snowmen With Presents set with Versamark onto scraps of red card stock and heat embossed the words with white powder. She trimmed those into tight rectangles. And last, for that irresistible detail, added some touches with a white gel pen.
To create her little scenes, Allie added her die cut characters with varying thicknesses of foam tape over the fronts of her shaker tags.
For a final touch, Allie threaded some candy cane striped baker’s twine through some little wooden buttons, trimmed the ends and added them to her shaker tags with a dab of hot glue.
Aren’t they just SO cute? Don’t they make you want to immediately start making some? They are so special, they are practically a gift in themselves. Hmmmmm……..
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We are truly over the moon with these Christmas shaker tags and are itching to make some here at headquarters – what about you?