Advent Day One

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas
around here, not so much as some other folks
but the spirit is creeping in.

I have always wanted to make gift tags
and have never managed to get around
to it with all the other things required
at this time of year.

I am basically a brown paper packages
tied up in string kind of gal, although this
year it will be packages tied up in red
rosin paper.  I got the tip for this from
Lyle who took a Perrella/Bagby workshop
and they used rosin paper as a substrate.
(The kind of roll you find in the home improvement
store used as underlayment for roofing -$12
for a 100 foot roll. Makes for pretty economical
almost everything.)

I plan to stencil/stamp it but thought I should
use some  pretty tags.  So here is what I came
up with…

Some inexpensive student
watercolor paper. Embossed
with a pattern, sprayed with
candlelight Glimmer Mist
and punched with a Martha
holly punch.  Christmas-y
paper as backing, gold leaf
pen and ribbon.
Voila super simple tags.

I then used the holly cut out
on the other die cut tag and now
I have two sets to choose from.
Twenty four went together quickly,
and I accomplished one thing toward
the holiday.  Advent Day 1 done.
A gift to myself.

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