Hello friends! I'm thrilled and honored to be participating in the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop! I've had so much fun working on these fun Christmas projects using this amazing new KIT! I'm afraid to admit that this is DEFINITELY going to be one of those go-to kits to pull out year after year for all sorts of projects! I mentioned in my last post that I haven't made a SINGLE holiday tag this year! What???? Anyway, this is the perfect kit to pull out, get cozy, and craft the day away!
My project for today is one of my favorite gift packaging ideas that I've used for a few years now. I knew that the tag die and coordinating dies would be the perfect thing to accent these cute gift pouches! I went for a vintage Christmas feeling; something I love, but don't get a chance to do a lot of the time! I die cut EVERYTHING 4 times out of heavy weight white cardstock and then colored them using Distress Oxide inks and finger sponge daubers. I still have a BUNCH of die cuts left for many more projects!I used pattern paper as the backdrop for each of the three tags, using small enough prints so that the scenes wouldn't be too busy. I absolutely adore the beautiful greenery dies that are included in this collection; just perfect to frame each tag and tuck here and there. I chose yellowish greens for all of the trees and foliage, but then added the bluish Pine Needles ink to make them come alive. I know I always say it, but I absolutely LOVE taking white die cuts and coloring them with ink to bring them to life!
I made three tags to coordinate with each of the 3 pouches. I tied some big ribbon around each pouch and then added the tag using a bit of twine. Before I added the tags, though, I added some white paint splatter for a snowy look and some glitter, of course! I like to fill my pouches up with a Utah Truffle (mint, raspberry, etc.), a lip gloss and hand lotion from Bath and Body works, maybe a gift card (depending on the recipient), and a traditional red-striped candy cane poking out the top!These are so much fun to make and the darling tags really make the whole project pop!! I can't wait to gift these to friends and family this year! Thanks for fluttering by!
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)