I always need gift tag holders and fun decor for gift bags. I try to keep a nice selection on hand, especially at Christmas time. I created these two cute mitten tags from the Holiday Banner Set.
1. Select two mittens from the Holiday Banner Set and cover them with decorative paper. You may glue the mitten shapes to the paper and then cut around the edges with a craft knife. Lightly sanded any rough spots with an emery board. (If you are not handy with a craft knife, you may trace the mitten shape onto the reverse side of the paper and then cut the shape with scissors.)
2. If desired, cover the back side of each mitten with paper. Add cuffs and tips to the front of the mittens, using strips of coordinating paper.
3. Select a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Shape Set and ink them with white ink. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with sparkly, white embossing enamel.
4. For the red and green mitten, glue buttons to the cuff of the mitten. For extra interest, tie twine through the holes of each button before gluing the buttons in place. (The "25" is a brad on this sample.)
5. Tie a bow from red dotted ribbon and glue to the upper left of the mitten. Glue a metal snowflake charm to the bow.
6. Tie a second bow from sparkly twine and glue to the metal snowflake. Top the bow with a tiny, metal bell.
7. Add a piece of lace to the lower part of the mitten. Glue a large snowflake to the right side of the mitten, as shown. Top the snowflake with a button.
8. Stamp a sentiment onto a scrap of ivory cardstock and sponge the edges with red ink. Tuck the sentiment strip under the left edge of the snowflake.
9. For the gold mitten, glue buttons to the tip of the mitten. For extra interest, tie twine through the holes of each button before gluing the buttons in place. (This type of project is perfect for using decorative or vintage buttons.)
10. Wrap a piece of lace around the cuff of the mitten,
11. Glue three snowflakes to the upper left side of the mitten. Add a decorative button to the center of one snowflake.
12. Stamp a sentiment onto a scrap of ivory cardstock and cut it out with a circle die. Cut a circle mat for the sentiment from a scrap of gold cardstock. Use foam adhesive to add the sentiment to the mitten as shown.
13. Tie a bow from gold twine and glue to the upper right of the sentiment.
14. Use removable glue dots to attach a gift card to the back of each mitten. Or, punch a hole through the cuff of each mitten. Thread the hole with ribbon and tie the mitten to a gift bag.
Thanks for looking!
~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Holiday Banner Set
Snowflake Shape Set
Graphic 45 papers: St. Nicholas 8x8 Pad, St. Nicholas 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad
Other: white embossing enamel, white pigment ink, black and brown dye ink, gold and white twine, red ribbon, ivory lace, various buttons, craft bell, snowflake charm, Christmas sentiment stamps, circle dies or punches, tape runner, foam adhesive, wet glue, hot glue