Thursday, December 5, 2013

Teresa Collins eBosser 'In Time for the Holidays' Blog Hop! Advent Tutorial by Cheri Piles

Hey Everyone! I'm back with the tutorial, on how to create tags just like these using the Santa's List 6"x6" paper pad. See diagrams below for papers used from the paper pad.
You will need to have brad numbers, white or cream cardstock, ribbon - I used red and cream and some flowers. To see how I created these flowers I have a flower tutorial here. Pop dots and ink if you like to ink, which is optional. I used distress stain in gathered twigs. And a tray, I used the 7gypsies Mini Librarie drawer, my tags are measured in width for this tray. If you use a different one measure your tag bases (white cardstock) to fit your tray.

OK, so I have given you a little diagram on how I cut all of the papers. I did have some left over, so heck if your feeling like going for the whole month you can! *tip - you can corner round all of your peices... or not. I did with the exception of the dark red and music notes strips (some I turned into banners as shown on tags in first post), I like the look of the rounded corners but it's a personal choice and it's yours. :)

Now, for the words... I don't have an image of it, but there is a sheet in your paper pad that has phrases on them. Cut them all apart. Also cut apart the journal cards from the pad.

From your white card stock you will need to make your tags. All of my tags are 2 3/4" wide, so cut a bunch of 2 3/4" strips. Now, from those strips cut 5 at 3 1/2" tall, 5 at 3 3/4" tall, 5 at 4" tall, 5 at 4 1/4" tall and 5 at 4 1/2". Then cut all your top corners into angles for all of your tags.

Once you have all of your tags created then emboss them, and as you can see I had some extra room so I added a few of the papers and embossed them too!
So, once I embossed them all I gave them just a bit of ink (as in lightly, to give a LITTLE bit of contrast) Then I ink stained all of the edges. Ok, so by #25 I HOPE you still like me.... maybe you should have some chocolate... right now I'm finishing my second bag of DOVE Chocolate Peppermint Bark Promises!!

Here's a little tip or trick....
If you only want to emboss half of or a part of something just insert the part you want embossed. Now think about this for just a sec... what if this was a card? Yes, you could emboss just the front, fold it over and voila!! *Tip - when you put it into the machine, just make sure the flappy part hanging out of the folder is at the bottom not the top when you insert the plates into your TCeBosser.

ok, so start assembling your tags, refer back to the FIRST POST which has close up pictures! Because they are tags I think you can see how to add your paper layers. Don't forget to make this more special by adding advent items to the back of each tag. I hope you are inspired to create your own advent countdown tags!

If you want to be entered to win the fabulous giveaway you make sure you leave a comment on each participating blog in the hop.  Craftwell is giving away a TC eBosser with two of her new folders!!!

*You can enter the giveaway everyday by commenting on at least one of the participating blogs, and selecting the 'left a comment' tab on Rafflecompter. Limit is 1 comment per person, per day. All entries left on all blogs, will go to into the same 'hat'.

a Rafflecopter giveaway In the mean time...hop on over to the next on the list! 

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  1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the wonderful, easy to understand tutorial on how to cut all the papers for the Advent Calendar! The finished project is beautiful! If I was lucky enough to win the craft life altering Ebosser it would be a skippidity do da day! I would be the happiest girl in the whole USA! Now shine on me sunshine, Walk with me world, Let me be the happiest girl in the whole USA! (One of my favorite songs but it says how I would feel!) Thank you for sharing your Advent Calendar with me! Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks you for sharing this lovely idea.

  3. What a fabulous project & tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Amazing project and awesome tutorial! love it!

  5. Who knew crafting could be hazardous to your health...but it looks and taste so good!! Thank you for the tips and tutorials...going to have to make some of those cute flowers too!

  6. Thanks for the diagram and showing the large embossing't seen how large they really are. Thanks for sharing with me and my 2 left thumbs....God bless and Merry Christmas to all!

  7. Thanks for sharing - great tutorial. Love this project

  8. Wonderful creation! So
    many details, looks
    fun to use.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Thank you for showing how you cut the paper. I appreciate seeing it laid will make it easier to cut those tags now. I really want to do this project. It is adorable.

  10. Cheri...this project is just FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing how you created it!
    I just "LOVE" all the perfect, little details. Thank you for an inspiring week throughout this FUN Blog Hop!

  11. Wow!!! Thank you for sharing! I love the diagrams showing us how you made the tags!


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