Sugared Cranberries

I have a brand new favorite Sparkle Blend mix from Doodle’s Paper Playground. For years my favorite blend has been a long since retired blend called Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Well, now, that blend has been replaced. I am just loving the brand new Sugared Canberries Sparkle Blend mix. I can’t tell you what makes this blend so special to me, but I am loving the blend of colors and it’s frosty feel. Today I creating not one, but two holiday tags using this fun festive blend.

Step One: Trim three pieces of heavy duty card stock tot he same size. On the first one blend an uneven blend of Black Soot Distress Oxide over the cardstock to create a sooty covering.

Step Two: Lay a brick themed stencil over the sooty cardstock and blend a heavy layer of Distress Oxide in Festive Berries through the openings.

Step Three: Add a black layer of ink around the edges of the cardstock using a more permanent ink.

Step Four: Spray and Splatter the cardstock with a frosty shimmer spray.

Step Five: Die cut a Santa boot opening into the cardstock. I used an old die set from a now closed crafting company Craftin’ Desert Divas. Save the die cut piece. Add a piece of Acetate over the opening and create the shaker element with three dimensional tape. Fill the opening with Sugared Cranberries Sparkle Blend mix. Add one of the trimmed pieces of cardstock from step one to the back of the shaker element.

Step Six: Add a die cut boot cuff piece to the top of the opening to finish the Santa Boot look. I added a sentiment to this tag by embossing white embossing powder and heat setting it.

Step Seven: For the second tag, I took the last piece of cardstock trimmed in step one, and blend Festive Berries ink over the edges of it. Stamp a fun sentiment on to the cardstock. I used a fun sarcastic one from Funny Bones. I also punched a hole in the tag.

Step Eight: Spray and splatter the cardstock with Frosted shimmer spray.

Step Nine: Add the die cut boot and an extra boot cuff die cut. Add several of the Sugared Cranberries Sparkle Blends to the tag using a liquid adhesive.

I really feel both of these tags are going to add a real fun element to my families wrapped gifts this year! Do you create your holiday tags, and if so, do you ever create shaker tags? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

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