Here is a super easy tag tutorial:
Cut your card bases using Cricut, tag punches, or free hand. Mine are 4.5" tags cut using the tag on George and Basic Shapes. The colored cardstock in the background is cut as a shadow layer. The patterned papers (from the Mistletoe pack - CTMH) were cut using the 4.5" size. Mat your patterned papers onto the bases as shown. Then stamp away - I stamped all of the images on white cardstock and colored them using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I used a lot of stickles and a glitter gel pen to add some sparkle. Go ahead, try making tags from a set with the word "MAGIC" without using glitter! I dare you! I distressed the edges of my patterned papers using sponge daubers and inks - Cranberry, New England Ivy and Sky. I cut the stamped images out with small scissors and added them to the tags using dimensional foam squares to give them a little pop. I added the "To:"s and "From:"s as a last step, using coordinating inks (Cranberry and New England Ivy)
Here are a few close-ups of some of the tags so you can see. When I add them to my gifts, I will use some cute matching ribbons too!
Don't miss out on this stamp set - since it is the stamp of the month, it is only available in October. You can purchase it separately or you can earn this set for free with your purchase this month. Head on over to my Close To My Heart site to check it out. . . and thanks for stopping by!