Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas; #2


WOW #2 tag is already done!  Truth be told I have a lot to do today before I fly to Vancouver tomorrow.  Including going shopping for clothes...UGH! 

Being I am a newbie to all the Tim Holtz supplies, techniques and these 12 Tags of Christmas I really do have to work with what I have.  So I am literally taking the inspiration I see on his tags and working with what's in my craft room.  My 2 girlfriends took his 12 tags of Christmas classes and made all 12 tags.  That was the first time I had heard about TH.  Here's where I'm fortunate.  I am just starting to collect the TH stamps, paper and dies.  But between my 2 friends they own most of it.  We got together a few weeks ago with all their dies and I cut a TON of the dies with Kraft.  So lookie I had the deer on hand:)

I do happen to have canvas as Tim used on his tag.  As I was looking for the canvas I came across my cork I bought last month.  OH YA...DONE!  I also don't have the Kraft Christmas pack as he used.  I have been wanting it and may still grab it.  But I'm impatient and really wanted to create this tag this morning...6:30am!  So I used some of my Kraft paper and made something similar. Hey, never hurts to try!  So I stamped and embossed to get the same effect.  How fun.

 You can work with what you have!

I just got these clips a few weeks ago.  and what a great spot to use it.  I then added another jingle.  Seriously, I'm thinking I may try to incorporate jingles in all of the tags I make?  The burlap I have from the rice I buy.  I get this rice just so I can have the burlap.  For the ribbon I used cheesecloth I dyed with chi tea.  Smells yummy and you get 4ft of cheesecloth for $2.  Now that's CHEAP-OLA!

As for the wreath I did think about popping into the $1 Store for green pipe cleaner.  But I have this lovely tinsel red one.  So I wrapped heavy Hemp Twine with it and then tied off a star charm.  As I mentioned earlier, I had this deer cut already in Kraft.  The cork I have has adhesive so I simply mounted the cork to the Kraft deer and trimmed the excess. 

Like I said I'm just starting to collect all the TH goodies and the Distress hammer is one I jut picked up.  PANIC...they are now discontinued so I'm happy I have it.  GUESS WHAT I LEARNED...your punches can punch cork!  I used my MS Holy punch again on the cork and it was easy peasy.  Then I used my gold alcohol ink to go over the punched brads and cork for a pretty shimmer.

Not having the Kraft Seasonal Resit pack I was forced to try my own.  I stamped my Kraft paper with my Music Sheet background stamp, then stamped TH greenery stamp for one of the Holiday collections...THEN...I stamped the TH Christmas Ticket stamp with Versa Mark then clear embossed.  Once all that was dry I was able to add the Picket Fence stain!  Which I just won and it just arrived. 

Here's Tim's Tag

Due to the early morning light my tag looks a little blueish.  It is really white looking.  I'm super sad I won't be able to make the tags for the next few days.  But I am planning on catching up when I return. 

If you don't have the stuff you see on TH Tags, don't panic.  Use that to look at what you do have and just make it work.  If you have a Cricut find a similar cut to the deer.  You can make your own resist paper and use the embellishments you do have. 



 


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10 comments:

  1. Awesome Nicole! You got that one spot on, but in your own beautiful way.

    HUGS,
    Kristina
    Your Memories Here

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  2. Love seeing your version of TH's tags. They probably inspire me more because they help me be brave enough to see ways that I can replicate his idea and make it my own.

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  3. The cork looks awesome with the deer. I have some of this and might just have to lift your idea since I love the look. :)

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  4. Fab how you find your own way to make with what you have! (I'm in the same boat) Not new to TH, but haven't managed to aquire much.

    You're doing an awesome flair with them, can't wait to see the rest you dream up.

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  5. These are really neat...like the music background stamp....makes you feel like you want to sing Jingle Bells...love the colour scheme....xx....this is fun...look forward to the next one...beats eating chocolate for each day on the calendar...hmmm...or maybe not...

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  6. What an adorable tag, You mention in your blog that you were looking for canvas. I live in Canada also and I just picked up some canvas photo paper at my dollar store, you might want to check that out. Love your tag and off to see the first one, have a great trip and tfs

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  7. I think I'm liking yours more :) nicely done!!

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  8. YOur tag turned out great! Love your subs!

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  9. Fantastic tags...i just love the look of these. I can't seem to master TH style...but you rock it. tfs
    www.justwordz.ca

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  10. You are rockin these tags.
    Love yours even better then Tim's, honestly I do :)

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