Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DIY - Easy Holiday Tags and Blog Hop Winner!

Before getting underway, a few announcements!
The winners from last week's blog hop are....

Blessings Stamp:
Upcycled House Ornament:
 Decorative Wall Hanging:

Thank you to everyone who visited our blogs and left such kind and supportive words! 

Also, I wanted to remind you that these are the last days to sign up for Wanderlust at a significant discount:

Wanderlust is an online mixed media workshop experience featuring 26 amazing tutors and 50 inspirational video classes over the course of a year. The fantastic line up includes Alena Hennessy, Sandra Evertson, Mindy Lacefield and Dyan Reaveley to name only a few! Plus me, of course!

I'm writing this reminder now because Wanderlust is only available at the special offer price of £79 until 31th of December 2016 - after this date it will go up to £99 - so you might want to get shopping now while you can grab a bargain! You can sign up here.   I hope you'll join me on this exciting creative journey.

And now, here is an oldie but goodie, from 2013 - enjoy!

If you're like me, the holidays sneak up on you ad leave you scrambling for last minute gifts.  Here's a quick and easy tutorial on making some fun tags.  They can either hang from a gift, or accompany a gift card or cash!

Manila tags
some thin cardboard
some favorite stencils
a dauber or cosmetic sponge
glitter glue
string or ribbon

1.  Choose one of your stencils that has lots of open space for dabbing color.  Stencil your tags.  I used my Flowers Negative and Flowers Positive stencils, and Carolyn Dube's Use Your Words stencil from Stencil Girl Products.
2.  Choose one of your stencils that has an intricate pattern.  I used my Medallions Stencil from Stencil Girl Products.  Stencil your cardboard with white paint or gesso.  (I also used Viva Decor Silver modeling paste, but you don't have to.)
3.  I made the stars by cleaning off my more intricate stencil on black paper and then punching out the stars.  Use your imagination for this step!
4.  Cut up your cardboard into circles, squares, strips, and glue them onto your tags.
5.  Add your stars and doodle with glitter glue.
6.  Use some string, twine or ribbon to hang them.

Of course, there's a video.

And you can watch  Holiday Tags on You Tube here.

In case you missed it, here's the You Tube link to my tutorial on making some ornaments using corrugated cardboard and my Three Trees stencil from Stencil Girl.  I made a garland with them, but later separated them into individual ornaments.

What have you made for the holidays? Share your links in the comments!

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  1. Thank you so much! I'm so excited and thankful for the blessing. I look forward to using the gorgeous stencils and trying some fun projects from the blog hop and more. ♡ I love all of the ideas and creativity from you and your team. Just anazing! Thank you again!

  2. Congrats to all the winners!! Jessica these tags are gorgeous!!! I love all the fun colors you used and your style. Super inspiring ❤️❤️❤️


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