December 17, 2017
I got my Simon Says Stamp’s December 2017 Card Kit in the mail this week. I don’t typically make a ton of Christmas cards, so I turned the kit into tags. In the end I made over 40 tags, I even used all the paper. That’s a first.
There are a few more tags, but my kiddos have already claimed them and tied them on packages.
Extra Details: I began these tags by cutting the kraft and white card stock from the kit in to tags shapes. I was able to get 10 tags from each sheet of card stock. I added a sheet of white and kraft card stock from my own stash, so I had 40 tag bases when I was finished.
I used the cut apart patterned paper into the rectangles and strips. I used these to decorate my tags and add some sentiments. I also used some of the strips from the paper with the long strips.
I trimmed most of the rest sheets of patterned paper from the kit into 3 inch by 6 inch rectangles. My tag die is longer than three inches, but I liked the extra cardstock at the bottom of each tag. It offered a nice place to put a sentiment. I was able to get 4 tags from each patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper tags to the cardstock tags.
I stamped and colored the images from the stamp set on some white card stock. I used colored pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out and painted the edges black to hide any cutting errors.
Next up is the funniest part. I started decorating the tags. My kiddos helped me decided on a few of the tag layouts. I added the Doodlebug sprinkles to some of the tags for added dimension. I also used a few of the sequins included in the kit to decorate the trees. I added sentiments from the stamp set where needed.
I cut the hole re-enforcers from the glitter cardstock included in the kit. I adhered these with liquid glue and then added some twine to finish off the tags.
Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It
Paper: Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies
Ink: Versa Fine
Hope you enjoyed the card!