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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tag Freebies

 This year I've been quite behind in getting my Thanksgiving cards made, so was quite happy when I found some quick shortcuts to making my focals.  These focals started with FREEBIES from Paper Wishes!  

They have several paper sets that have free downloads of coordinating tags.  I had printed some of these up, and discovered them when looking through my stash.  A stamped sentiment on them gave me a really quick focal. 

On this first one, I didn't have the orange/red color that was on the tag, so I stamped with red and then stamped again with purple.  That cut the red enough that it blended pretty well with the tag.  I matted it on a piece of cream paper cut with scalloped-edged scissors.  I thought the triple bow was fun the way it brought all the colors together (just took 3 lengths of ribbon - different colors - and tied a bow with all of them together, then spread the loops & tails apart).  I also used the same three colors (but a wider cream-colored ribbon) to form the border.


This one I stamped with opaque white, then matted it on a square of cream with brown ink along the edges before adding to the pretty embossed & cut background.


This one uses two different tags.  I stamped on the small one and then mounted it with foam tape to the larger one.  I used an embossabilities die from Spellbinders for the horizontal border (backed it with brown paper). The vertical border is a ribbon topped with leftover shapes from my lattice die.  A few Jewel Dazzles (Hot Off the Press) finish it off.

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