Hi! Look at me - two posts in one day. I haven't even had two posts in a week much lately. But I decided I just had to play along with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2015 challenge.
If you know me, then you've probably heard me share that my nightly ritual before going to sleep is I'll read for a little while and then watch a crafty video. Monday nights it is ALWAYS Hello Monday with Julie Ebersole and most other nights it'll be Jennifer McGuire (and others). I feel like if I go to sleep with these ideas swimming in my head, I will wake up the next day feeling creative.
So part of the challenge is to tell which day inspired me the most. It's day 6. Snowflakes!! They're a favorite right up there with my beloved snowman. But I've also been wanting to play with clear shaker cards like Jennifer and Julie did on their blogs. I was lucky enough to have stumbled onto a sale at JoAnn's. All Heidi Swapp things were on sale for 70% off - I scored a fuse tool for under $9!!
I need to practice a wee bit more, but I am still pleased with the results. I put a strip of glitter tape in the bottom portion of the pocket and sealed it in. Then I took a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock and lightly inked the edges with Tumbled Glass ink and also stamped a few snowflakes with the same ink. I stamped a couple of the snowflakes in Broken China. I added a few snowflake sequins on top of that and sealed it up. Then my top portion I filled with sequins and beads. I finished off my tag with some pretty silver metallic ribbon and some pool colored seam binding. The bow is from some pretty silver/gray satin ribbon.
That's it - it'll dress up my younger son's Christmas gift to my daughter.
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