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Gift tag / Holiday Decor

Jen from Dog-Ma Studio here. I don't know about you but I am getting excited for the holidays!
Today I have a quick and easy tag project for you. Not only can you use this tag for gift giving but its pretty enough to put on the tree or anywhere else you need a festive touch.
You will need the following:

Manila tag; here I used a giant one (about 4 x 6.5)
Holiday paper - from my stash
Altered Pages Collage Image - Christmas Ivy from Altered Pages
Gel medium
Floral bits - from my stash
Inks or stains
Spray inks

First, I chose my supplies. I decided on the largest tag because I thought it would be great not only as a gift tag,  but I could use it to hang from the tree, the mantel really from anywhere I wanted to have some Holiday cheer.

I used gel medium to adhere the tag to my chosen paper. Then on the unfinished side, I used spray inks in complementary colors, just so it wouldn't be blank. Once that was dry, I cut out the tag from the paper and used a hole puncher to re-punch the top.

Next I chose a metallic gold ribbon to add a bit of bling.

Here, I have chosen one of the collage pictures from the page, inked the edges and adhered with glue over the gold ribbon.

Next, came some berry sprays from my stash. I twisted them a little so they would not be just stuck flat to the tag. Then I used a hot glue gun to adhere them next to the image so that they didn't cover any of the picture or text.
I added a bow from the same gold ribbon, to the end of the berry spray, added some stick on bling near the top of the image.. Then I added some Stickles around the image for even MORE shine.

Finally I inked the outer edges of the tag to add a bit more color and cover up the white edges. Then I threaded some coordinating ribbons through the hole at the top of the tag.
So here it is, I am apologizing in advance, the photos are a bit fuzzy. I was out of the country on a trip, with my camera and something isn't working right. I promise better pictures on my next post.
Happy Holidays from Jen at Dog-Ma Studio


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