Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas tags for my friends.....

Once a month I meet with a group of friends. We call ourselves the Creators' Circle, and our leader is the very entertaining, very sweet April C. For our festive meeting in November, our group wanted to exchange something homemade with each other.....so, we decided to make Christmas Tags! It is fun to make things for my friends, but I really like the idea of giving them something that they can use. When I give gifts this year, I love that they will be adorned with little pieces of art made by my friends, and people I admire!!! Here is what I decided for my tags:

CC Christmas Tags 2009 Group S

CC Christmas Tags 2009 Collage

Products: Basic Grey paper, Hambly black frames, light blue vellum, snowflake ornaments (they are Ike 10 years old, so some of them are a little discolored...kinda adds a vintage feel), bakers twine, typewriter alpha stamp set, and woodgrain contact paper (for the fawn).

I wanted to make sure the tags were sturdy, so I added a thin piece of chipboard in between the two papers, and sewed them together. As a final touch, I used a small circle punch with the woodgrain contact paper, and then my crop-a-dile to punch a whole in the circle.....so there is a homemade binder ring on each side of the tag.....just makes it look nicer, I think :)

There is an extra tag sitting on my desk, just waiting to be placed in my art journal.....can't wait!!! You can see some of the other projects made by our Creators' Circle group here, and I would also recommend visiting their individual blogs for inspiration (well, two of them have blogs): Jane and Melanie.

Thanks for an awesome meeting girls! I heart the tags you made!!!

4 comments:

  1. everything you make is totally amazing!!!
    And woodgrain contact paper!? hell ya!! i love that stuff lol
    I mean come on, comes in a huge roll AND it's wood grain! perfect =D
    xo

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  2. So cute, Carrie --- you creative little creature! Love the things you come up with!!

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  3. these are awesome!!! love the deer!!!

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  4. These are fabulous! Very cute!!

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