Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Holiday Season is Approaching!

Yes, the Holiday Season is approaching and it's going to come full force whether you are ready or not!  

But that's okay, I'm ready!  Well, I say I am now, but when I wrap my packages for Christmas there is one item that I'm always on the hunt for.  Gift Tags.  But why shop for them when you can make them yourself with the help of Kiwi Lane's Designer Tag Templates! 

Tags are Fun and they are easy to make too!  I LOVE tags! Tags are like little scrapbook pages that can be made over and over really fast and they can be used on a variety of projects.  AND if you want, tags can be made for gift giving too!  So this month I made Gift Tags! 

You can make a Gift Tag easily with the help of the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.  AND you can make them for any occasion!  Birthday, Holiday, Just Because and many more!  All you need to do it pick a tag, pick an accessory template and then get to work decorating.  

To show you how easy it is, here is how I went about creating my tags for this month's  blog project.  I'm going to show you all the tags i "thought" about using...but you'll soon notice that I didn't use all of them. But maybe you'll get an idea or two from the photo? 

Yes...for this photo I laid all the template out and took a picture.  Why?  Well, because I wasn't quite sure of which tag I wanted to use.  So better be prepared than have to go back and rework something later. 

 The next thing I did was I layered the smaller Tiny Tag Templates on Top of the Larger Tag Templates.  I thought by doing this I could see a better idea of what I wanted to do. (and yes, I know I need to clean my Tiny Tag Template 1...it's my most used! lol ) 

After I layered the Tiny Tag Templates onto the larger templates I decided that I would take the Tiny Holiday Designer Templates and layer those on top of each of the Templates to help me further along in my design. 

Since I still wasn't quite sure what I was going to do yet, but had some ideas, i decided that it was time to Trace and Cut out the Tags.  For my base I used Kraft Paper. I like using Kraft Paper because it goes with just about everything! 

Kraft Paper is really nice, but I wanted to add some texture to the tags to make them stand out a bit! So I then Embossed them. :0) 

After Embossing I always ink the edges....okay, so inked some of the Embossed Image too! 

After I finish Embossing and Inking it's now time to decorate!  
Here are the tags that I created. 

Tag 1. 

For this tag I used the Kiwi Lane Tag Template Number 6, The Scallop Border Number 1A, and the Tiny Holiday 1T. The paper I used for this Tag is from The Teresa Collins Fabrications Line.  The ribbon is from my stash as well as the alphabet stickers. 

Tag 2

This was a very easy Tag to make.  And it uses all of my favorites!  The Tags Templates I used are the Tags 1, the Tiny Tags 1. I also used  Scallop Border 1A, for the top of the tag.  And then there is the paper I used. (I actually used three of my favorite companies for my projects this month, two others in addition to Teresa Collins!)  For this project I used a little bit of the Authentique Joyous Collection (LOVE Authentique) and a little bit of My Mind's Eye (LOVE My Mind's Eye!) Together they made the tag perfect for me! (or for someone who is on my Christmas List). 

Tag 3. 

For Tag Number Three I used Tag Template Number 2 layered some beautiful paper (Teresa Collins) on it, and extended it in length about an inch.  (it needed to be longer) I added some lace to the top and bottom of the Fabrications Paper and then I created my Owl.  For the Owl I used the Autumn Template Number 5 and used different Sheets of paper from The Teresa Collin's Fabrication Line, added some pearls to her neckline and at the base and attached it to my tag. Almost forgot!  I also embossed the owl's face so that it wouldn't fade into the tag.

So I have three beautiful (to me) tags that I can use on gifts (or not!) Then I thought....l need a Christmas Card!  So I created a Christmas Card too! 
Simple, Easy, and Fast to make!  I used the Tiny Tag Template on this Card and cut it out of three different Papers from The Teresa Collins Fabrications Collection.  I love the look and it's easy to make so I can get all of my cards done fast.  (and quite possibly get them mailed out this year). 

So i hope you've enjoyed my projects for this month....and maybe, just maybe I've inspired someone to make some tags for Christmas! Gift Tags are fast and easy to make!  And EVERYONE loves them! 

Templates Used: 
Tags 1, 2 & 6