Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Cards and Tags: Tim Holtz Caroler Holiday Tag

Ah, Tim Holtz!  He's done it again with tons of new yummy holiday stamps and dies.  His products are always so easy to incorporate!  I know that the Tim Holtz creations my fellow Design Team members made at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog have been fantastic!  Here is the gift tag I came up with using one of Tim's new dies and stamp sets:

This tag could be called a "scrap tag," which is where you try and use up those eighty-billion holiday paper scraps that are left over from bigger projects.  Here are the scraps I had, some of which I cut into tag-shapes:

I experimented by layering the different components on top of each other until I got a look that I liked:

Once my base was made, I glued the layers together and added some embellishments.  To attach the tag to my gift, I wrapped the gift box (covered in brown paper) with bakers twine, then clipped the tag to the twine like so:

The last step was to stamp "Christmas" onto the happy caroler!

Scrap tags are a great way to reduce that leftover holiday paper stash and really liven up ordinary wrapping. 

Here are the products I made this tag with, available from Simon Says Stamp:

Happy holidays to you and yours and I can't wait to see what amazing creations we all come up with in 2014!