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Monday, September 24, 2007

First Tag class - boy!, I'm exhausted!!

Well, this Sunday was my first 50 Christmas tag class. If any of you are planning to do a class like this, keep the projects simple. My problem is that I create the project, love what I just made and then when it comes time to cut the pieces for kit - eeks! Always have to thank Wini for assisting me on cutting and assembling. This round, also have t thank my family for helping me put all the ribbons in the appropriate bag. Mom and Dad cut all of the hundreds of ribbons for me while I went to work. I had a regular Santa workshop going! This was one of the simpler tags. I wanted something simple to make yet classy. I love this Naughty or Nice stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog. Since I didn't want everyone spending tons of time coloring Santa, I chose to just stamp him in black and then I used dazzling diamonds on his moustache and the ball from his hat. Added a bling (non SU one) in the middle of the bow. The ribbons are SU's 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and the 1/4" Bravo Burgandy grosgrain ribbon. We used the ticket punch on all corners and that's it! The other thing that I stressed myself about these making tags is ordering the correct amount of product. I LOVE ribbon and I love to have them nice, long, love the bows to be just perfect. Well, using some of these ribbons can get costly when making the kits, (I made 30 kits) and so I ended up ordering rolls and rolls of ribbons!! We made 5 of this tag and each of these ribbons were 12".
And here's the holder that we made - it can hold 10 tags (one of each tag that we made). Here we used 30" of the Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon for each kit...yikes!! I also used some Hodge Podge hardware, Dashing DS papers (my fave!), Well worn alphabet set for the word TAGS and jingle bells tied on with the gold elastic cord. I couldn't find any more of the assorted colored bells since I bought this container last Christmas, so for the class, I changed it to gold bells and it turned out just as nice! This holder has a 1/2" gusset in the middle to accommodate the bulkiness of the tags. Will post more tags in the days to follow...still have one more class this Sunday!! P.S. I was so stressed out trying to set up that I totally forgot to take pics of the class in session. Stay tuned for pics from the next class!!

7 comments:

corinnesomerville said...

Great job...these tags look beauitful !!! I know you must be exhausted...do something nice for yourself for a change :)

love ya...

Rita said...

I love it, Teri! Fantastic tags & love that bag! Great job.

Lori said...

Wow!! Can't wait to see the rest of the tags. I love the bag that you created for the tags. Looking forward to seeing more pics from your next class.

Joy said...

it looks so festive!!! I am excited to come by and make the tags for this class...I can't believe that half the year is gone! Christmas is right around the corner...I do love the feeling that Christmas brings!!

Deb said...

YOur tags are fabulous, I love the way you put colours together. The holder is beautiful too, love them!

Corie said...

WOW what a great package for all the tags -- cannot wait to see the rest.

malieta said...

You did a fantastic job with these tags Teri! Very pretty
Malieta:)