Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy 4 YOU tag by: Colette Nederhoff

I am really a fan of tea stained paper - and the "OLD" look it gives the project.  I wanted an antique look for this tag.  Here's what I used to make it:

Tea-stained tag:  7 gypsies
World Traveler papers: Red Brocade and Black Damask
World Traveler Trims and Decorative Brads
Cricut Expressions Machine
Teresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge
Blingage Stamp Set
Timeless Stamp Set
Blingage:  Jason's metal stars
Mocha Chalk Ink: Quick Quotes
Foam Pop Up dots:  Close to my Heart
2" scallop circle punch: Fiskars

To create this tag:  
First you want to cut your red shapes using the Cricut and the Sophisticated cartridge.  
The bottom red shape measure 4 1/4"  wide and 2 1/2" high.  The brocade red is slightly smaller to layer over the solid red one. Adhere them together and also add the brads to hold them together. Distress edges with Mocha ink. 
Next I stamped the border with the "Timeless" stamps along the bottom of my tea stained tag.  This large tag measures 6 1/2" tall.  The Red shapes can be added to the tag by popping with foam dots.
Punch a scallop circle and distress edges.  You can stamp any message on this circle.  I used the Blingage alphabet for stamping mine.
I also used a 2nd tea-stained tag to stamp "happy" and cut that out.  
Tie a piece of the World traveler lace trim above your red shapes.  I knotted to the right side and glued the Happy on top of my knot.  
Tie a Metal star on the tag with some Jute and it is ready to tie on a package!! 


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