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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Twelve Tags of Christmas

Tim Tag #1 2011

I am SOooooo out of my comfort zone. I have been experimenting with some new crafting techniques. I am participating in Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. (I posted my first attempt at the TH technique, a Thanksgiving tag, a few weeks ago).

For me, participating in the Tim Holtz world-wide event means I go to his blog, watch his tutorial on the creation of the tag, and then adapt it for myself, using the supplies I have on hand. This one was a challenge, since I don’t own all the dies and supplies he used in the tutorial. I used all three of my cutters: Cricut for NOEL (cut from grungeboard) and some of the greenery, Silhouette Cameo for the tag itself and the music banner, and the Vagabond for the holly. Also used the Vagabond for dry embossing the tag, which I then heat embossed with Bridal embossing powder. I used several Ranger Distress Inks and paints. The color on this tag features Tim’s new seasonal winter color, Winter Spruce.

It was fun using a lot of the things I have had on hand for a long time. However, I am not a glitter person, and now it seems my entire hobby room is covered with Martha Stewart Sterling glitter. The holly berries are from a discarded centerpiece. For the music banner (only the edges are seen from the top view), I scanned my vintage (authentic) copy of “White Christmas,” printed it on cream cardstock, cut the banner out of it, inked the edges and folded it.

I’m tired now. I don’t see myself doing all 12 of the tags—there are other things to be done, like my life and Christmas shopping.

But, it was really fun. And, it is another chapter in “enjoying my hubby.” Oops, hObby….. VBG…

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