Today is the second day of the Twelve Days of Christmas Crafts!!! Today I will be at the Sew Funky Marketplace in Ontario, CA at the Doubletree Hotel with a little booth of goodies form my etsy shop, class samples, and some new handmade items I will be adding to my new etsy shop, Hippo Handmade.


Hobby Lobby announced a contest on their Facebook Page where each day of the week they are choosing one tag created by their fan base to be featured as their profile pic. I created this fun little tag with the scraps on my table, literally! I have been making some layouts with Crate Paper's Peppermint Paper Collection and just whipped this little guy up from the leftovers I did not use on my page.

That's the thing. We always think of scrapbooking and handmade items as having to be expensive or take hours to look nice and they don't. This tag literally took all of 10 minutes and cost nothing because everything I used was scraps! To make embellishments, I used my Epiphany Crafts Star 25 and Round 14 Shape Studios to make epoxy shapes from the mints and diamonds in the patterned papers. I did not even use a tag as the base–it is just a strip of patterned paper leftover from a mat I cut.




I hope you are inspired to look in the scrap bin, on the edges of your table, or even under the table for some extra supplies you can turn into fabulous tags. Diecutting the phone book, painting junk mail with acrylic paint and cutting it into tags, and using extra letter stickers for the “to/from” lines can all make your gifts stand out with a handmade touch and keep your wallet safe :)


Supplies:

  • Epiphany Crafts Round 14 and Star 25 Shape Studios and Bubble Caps
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad in Blackbird
  • Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Ribbon ┬áby Crate Paper
  • Large Brown Diecut by Silhouette Cameo (Print + Cut)
  • Twine by The Twinery

Happy Creating :)
Jennifer

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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