Blue Christmas

August 20, 2015


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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. Today I am bringing you a project using some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to create a Christmas decoration that can be displayed. For this project I used the new Tags and More – 9 Sparkle die set, Alphabet 2 – Lower Case, Ornament Set 5 and the Card Stand/Easel, along with a couple of older dies sets.

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Here is how I created my Christmas Tag Decoration:

1.  Cut a piece of blue card and a piece of white card that measures approx 4 1/2 inches x 8 inches (we will be cutting this down so it doesn’t need to be exact).

  • Line up the main tag die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle at the top of the blue card stock and die cut. Snip off the excess cardstock around the top of the die and then use your trimmer to trim off both sides to make them even with the top part of the die. Trim tag shape so it is 7 1/4″ long.
  • Place the snowflake decorative overlay die from the same die set at the top of the tag so that the rounded shape of the overlay lines up with the rounded shape of the tag and die cut.
  • Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of the white card stock and place the main tag die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle and die cut. Trim of sides of tag as we did for the blue tag above.
  • Remove the protective backing from the white tag and adhere this behind the blue tag being careful not to touch the adhesive close to the top of the white card.
  • Cover the adhesive which shows through the top of the blue tag with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.

2.  Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of white card stock. Trim so the card measures 3/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches.

  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Adhere strip approximately 1/4 inches from the bottom of the tag. Trim of any overhanging edges level with tag.

3.  Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of piece of thin white card approx 2 1/5 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

  • Remove protective backing from adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Use the Alphabet 1 Caps die to cut cut the letters “M” and “C”
  • Use the Alphabet 2 Lower Case die to cut the following letters: ‘e’; ‘r’; ‘r’; ‘y’; ‘h’; ‘r’; ‘i’; ‘s’; ‘t’; ‘m’; ‘a’; ‘s’
  • Starting with the letter ‘s’, adhere the letters of the word “Christmas” onto the white glittered strip at the bottom of the tag so the letter ‘s’ is close to the right hand edge of the tag.
  • Starting with the letter ‘M’ adhere the letters of the word “Merry” so that the bottom of the letters touch the top of the white glittered strip at the bottom of the tag so the letter ‘M’ is close to the left hand edge of the tag.

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4.  Cut a piece of white card large enough to die cut two solid hearts from the Ornament Set 5 die set. Cover the front of the card with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Die Cut two solid hearts.

  • Cut a piece of Silver Shimmer Sheetz large enough to die cut two lattice decorative overlay hearts from the Ornament Set 5 die set. Die Cut two lattice decorative overlay hearts. Make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.
  • Remove protective backing from adhesive on the solid hearts.
  • Attach the Shimmer Sheetz decorative overlay to the solid heart being careful not to touch the adhesive on the solid heart with your fingers.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Die cut two of the large hangers from the Ornament Set 5 die set from Silver Shimmer Sheetz (adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting). Attach the hangers to the top of the heart so heart looks like a decoration.
  • Adhere the two hearts to tag referring to photo above using foam tape.
  • Using blue ribbon, create two bows and attach to the top of each heart ornament as per photo above.

5.  Cut a piece of white card stock approximately 1 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of the white card.

  • Remove protective backing from adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Die cut 3 of the smallest snowflakes from the Snowflakes  die set.
  • Attach snowflakes to tag using photo above for placement.

6.  Decorate the Lattice Heart Ornaments; Snowflakes and the snowflake overlay at the top of the tag using Blue/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers. (Note: I have used the glitter dots on the swirls as well as the lattice portion of the heart ornament.)

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7.  From a piece of blue card stock die cut the Card Stand/Easel. Emboss Card Stand/Easel using the Snowflakes Embossing Folder.

8.  Place the tag ornament onto the Card Stand/Easel.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle (Coming soon)
1066 Ornaments Set 5 (Coming soon)
1071 Card Stand/Easel (Coming soon)
757 Snowflakes
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
1075 Alphabet 2 – Lower Case (Coming Soon)
0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
E126 Snowflakes Embossing Folder
7018 Blue/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
603 Silver Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white; blue
Ribbon
Foam Tape

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Tracy Moloney August 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    LOVE the blue, silver and sparkle!!!

  • Reply Raquel Mason August 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Love the blue & silver!

  • Reply Marjorie August 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful tag. Love the blue.

  • Reply Anne August 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    magnifique superbe

  • Reply Karen Aicken August 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    What a wonderful display piece, with all it’s sparkle and the easel too.

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