Time to play so Tag catch up! Vancouver was great and it was sooooo nice to see my parents. Living so far away from family can be hard. They spoiled my husband and I with great cooking! And the Christmas party we went there to attend was fabulous!
But now that I am home with my amazing kids I can get back to Tim's tags. Well...trying too. I have my 2 oldest home today really sick!!!! One is sleeping and the other cannot due to her super stuffy nose. But she is watching movies in bed. So I popped into my room to work on tag #3.
PLEASE I own hardly any TH stuff. I have 1 seasonal Christmas pack (I want the Karft Christmas pack), 2 stamp sets and 3 die cuts. None of them are holiday. I have about 8 distressing inks, 3 stains and 5 alcohol inks. That is not a lot! But my goal is to make the tags with what I have and borrow what I can. You don't have to own all Tim's stuff to get the same effect.
I don't have the stamp that was used on TH tag. However I do have the TH Seasonal pack and used the paper that looks similar to the stamp. Hey it can be done;) I also don't have the Festive die cut but I do have a good pair of scissors and a snowflake punch. I hand cut the holly leaves and used my snowflake punch as pine foliage. Genius!
I loved learning that the twine will curl when heated with your heat gun! I'm seeing curled twine in my future projects!
How cute is this "JOY"! I made this last week with some Scrabble pieces and a wood ruler I cut up. I then distressed them with my alcohol inks and distressing stains. Turned out so pretty. I adhered it to the tag with my hot glue gun. Never thought to use it before now. It's my new FAV tool!
For the Holly Berries I had a $1 Store necklace, wee Christmas lights. I used them and glued them down with the hot glue!
I spritzed my tag with my Perfect Pearls then set it with hairspray. I do not own a Holiday embossing folder...SHOCKING. But I do have this pretty SU one. I ran it through, then applied the gold alcohol in lightly on top to add to the shimmer.
I hope you can really looks at when you have in your craft room and see what you can be inspired to create! You don't have to own TH stuff to make it look just as festive! Off to make tag #4!