Happy Monday, Friends! Today I have a quick and easy holiday project and Sizzix tutorial to share for creating some sweet snowman tags made with an adorable new Framelits with Stamps set from Stephanie Ackerman called Snowman & Tag.
I am crazy for this new Framelits set because… well, I’m crazy for snowmen. Plus, Snowman & Tag has everything you need for creating all your holiday tags, in one simple set. It’s a great value for your money. And I really love that.
I created some shabby sweet gift tags that were really quick and easy to make and work perfectly for assembly-line production. You can easily whip out of ton of these in no time at all. I’ve got all the step-by-steps to share with you. So let’s take a closer look.
Begin by die cutting the tag shape from kraft cardstock. When using Framelits or Thinlits dies, we recommend using the Standard Magnetic Platform and this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Standard Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.
Die cut the tag shape again from white cardstock. Freehand cut a small section from the bottom of the tag, in a slightly curved line to mimic a snowy hillside. I like to die cut the basic tag shape first, as then you end up with the perfect width that has the nice finished edges. Continue cutting small wedges of white tag until you run out of room. I made five tags, and was able to cut my hillsides from just one white tag. If you make more, you’ll need to die cut additional white tags.
Stamp the tiny star from the set randomly over the top and sides of the tags using versamark ink, and heat set the stars with white embossing powder. Stamp the stick arms in the center of the tags using black ink.
For the scarves, emboss a piece of red Distress cardstock using the ZigZag Texture Fade embossing folder. To emboss, open your Multipurpose Platform to tab 1, and use this embossing sandwich: Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Texture Fades folder with paper inside, Standard Cutting Pad.
Lightly sand the raised area of the embossed design to expose the kraft core beneath. And then die cut the scarves from the embossed paper. The die cutting will slightly flatten the embossing as it runs through the machine, but will still leave a cool texture that adds some great detail.
Adhere the snowman to the center of the tag, and then add the snowy hillside to the very bottom. Place the scarf, and then adhere the hat using a bit of foam adhesive for dimension. Add ribbon or string. Color in the letters using a matching red marker.
Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend! Hugs!