Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Package Tags for Pocket Pages - Challenge 18

Challenge 18 of the Compendiums of Curiousity 3 is just what I needed to organize all the package tags I love to make for my Christmas gifts. Thanks to Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew for making this challenge possible and their fabulous project ideas to share with us. 

Yes, I love to make special tags to go on each and every one of my Christmas gifts and now I have a place to store them as they are created. This Challenges comes from page 36 of Tim's book and you need one to take part in the challenge. 

Linda Coughlin owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of this challenger and is giving a $25 shopping spree to one winner. 

Here's a peek at my pocket pages which are part of my Christmas Wishes book. I made this page a flip out page following Tim's directions in the book.

Another pocket page was used with flip up tags. The red tag with the wreath is the flip down tag. The second picture are the flip up tags The black glittered ornament is on a wiggle spring so it moves when touched. 

An issue for me is many of my tags are over-sized and won't fit into the pocket pages so I decided to alter the pocket pages a bit.

The gingerbread die is so cute but when placed on a tag, won't fit into the pocket pages. My solution was to add two strips of paper to the outside of the pocket pages using two-sided tape. In the second picture, you can see how easy the tag slides in under the strips of paper. 

I used the same idea on the back side of the pocket page. Strips of music paper were added to the outside of the pocket pages. Now the tag slides under the two strips of paper.

Another issue for me are all of the smaller tags I make not fitting just right. The solution was to slit  the top layer of the pocket page to form an opening for those smaller tags. I did insert a thick piece of coated paper into the pocket page so I wouldn't cut through both layers. Then attached a piece of Tim's film to the pocket page with two-sided tape then added ribbon, industrial stickers, Christmas rub-ons and a wreath.

Now thanks to the pocket pages, I have the perfect place to store all of my Christmas gift tags - Judy.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December tag for the 12 Tag of 2014

The December tag of Tim Holtz is just beautiful. I love the prancing deer die and purchased it before the December tag came out. Here's a glance at Tim's tag:

After much thought about which die to use on my tag, I decided to go with the layered snowflake die and matching texture fade. I think it is fabulous that there are texture fades to match the dies.

My snowflake does have lots of clear rock candy applied but the picture doesn't do it justice. 

Here's my take on Tim's tag:

Love the holiday words on the snowflake and the new film. It's great to use the film with the snowfall texture fade. Tim's distress inks in the blues for beautiful on the snowflake too.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Birthday Card - Graphic 45 Couture

I had inspiration today from a card I saw on Pinterest using Graphic 45 Couture paper. The card is for a friend and I hope she likes it.