Christmas Tags |Quick and Easy| featuring Alex Syberia Design’s BERRIES

by Bonnie Crane

Hello everyone! Bonnie here from BONNIECAROLLEE.com . I have started wrapping gifts and love to include a homemade tag. It is a busy time of year and thought I would do up some tags featuring Berries from Alex Syberia Designs new release! I kept it QUICK AND EASY … perfect for mass producing!

Bristol Smooth card stock was ink smooshed with Distress Oxide inks Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and Bundled Sage. The ink was applied one colour at a time on the work surface and spritzed with water combined with Perfect Pearls … for a touch of shimmer! I tried to ensure each colour was distributed evenly across the card stock. I wasn’t wasting any time so I dried the 8 1/2 by 11” card stock with the heat tool to ready it for the printer. I sized the digital image, BERRIES, roughly 2” by 3” and duplicated it. I was able to fit 9 images on the card stock.

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The images were die cut with one of the dies in My Favourite Things Stitched Rectangles. The holes were punched with We R Memories Crop-a-dile hole punch. This powerful punch can do many tags at a time. Two sentiments from Simon says Stamp’s Tiny Words Christmas were lined up in a stamping platform and the tags were stamped with Versamark ink. I stamped about five at a time and then coated them all with gold embossing powder before applying heat. A time saver! All of the reinforcements were embossed and adhered to the tags.

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A red and dark pink sequin mix was used to embellish the berry details. The holly leaves were painted with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard. I used a combination of two DMC metallic embroidery threads in green and a variegated red for the tags. The threads were slip knotted through the hole. The sequins were topped off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew and a few gold embellishments were added with Nuvo Crystal Drops Yellow Mustard.

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Some of the tags were used on caramel chocolate pretzel rods that will accompany gifts to friends … if I can manage to keep my grandson out of them!

Thanks so much for your visit!

Bonnie

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4 comments

Leah December 20, 2021 - 7:46 am

These tags look so luxe, Bonnie, and they’re super gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the process.

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Bonnie December 20, 2021 - 9:49 am

Thanks so much, Leah!!!

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Aileen December 18, 2021 - 5:51 pm

These turned out fantastic I love the look of the berries on the tags. Never heard of the pretzel logs but they do look wonderful. Merry Christmas Bonnie

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Bonnie December 18, 2021 - 6:14 pm

Oh thank you so much, Aileen! Enjoy your Christmas with your growing family!

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