Polar party gift tags …

As promised, these are the swaps I made for Michelle’s Stampin’ Up! craft day …

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I love Christmas and, as so many of us are already starting to think about our Christmas make and takes, I made Christmas gift labels using the two tags die and some Christmas stamp sets… do you recognise the sentiment I used?

It’s from the jolly jingles jumbo wheel which I have un-mounted from the wheel and cut into separate sentiments – I have a free tutorial showing you how to do this.*

Our team of Pink Lads ’n’ Ladies is growing all the time so there were lots of swaps to make. Here they are altogether … all 38 of them!

Handmade gift tags can make any present look extra special, and making your own gift tags is a great opportunity to use up your scraps of cardstock, designer series paper and ribbons.

I used whisper white craft ink to stamp the snowflakes several times on the tags, and tore strips of whisper white cardstock for the snow.  Each polar bear was stamped in black stazon ink, then coloured with various colours from the in-colour 2010-11 range, applied with my aqua pen.  The colours go together so well and looked great when I put contrasting colours together.  I then cut the bears out with paper snips and used tombow liquid glue to attach them to the tags.  I cut lengths of grosgrain ribbon and attached to the tags with linen thread.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment in black stazon ink and added an adhesive rhinestone.*

It was good fun swapping with everyone.  So after another great day at Bicester, I came home once more inspired by our team’s creativity, having had such a great day of craft, fun and laughter!

Papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Cardstock: pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, whisper white; Inks: pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, melon mambo, whisper white craft, black stazon; Stamp sets: polar party, serene snowflakes, jolly jingles jumbo wheel; Accessories: grosgrain ribbons in pear pizzazz, peach parfait, poppy parade, concord crush, blushing bride, linen thread, adhesive rhinestones, aqua painter, two-tags die, big shot, stamp-a-majig, paper snips.

Thanks for dropping by today

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3 Comments to “Polar party gift tags …”

  1. Lovely swaps Gill, I missed them this time but will be at the next event in October and looking forward to seeing all the new lads and ladies x

  2. Lov these tags Gill & a fab way of using up some of the 2010/12 in-colours before they retire.

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