As I was making a number of tags at once, nine to be exact, I played around with a few ideas, and then decided on a red paper with white polka dots, blue die cut scalloped circles, embossed with a cute swirly folder, and lots of Stickles! Once I decided on the elements for the tags, I cut out the pieces for one and put it together, just to see how it worked before cutting out all the multiples of pieces. Here is what it looked like with the pieces all being placed but not glued down ...
Looks good to me, let's move on! Next up is cutting, embossing and inking the edges of all the pieces. Once that chore is done, I started the assembly process. Adhering the patterned paper to the white card stock I was using as the base of the tags. That done, I added the circles of blue card stock.
Next up is the puppy images. Because the card stock I used to print the images on is kind of flimsy, I want to add a scrap of card stock to the back to make it a little more sturdy. I cut a piece of card stock slightly smaller than the image and just glue it on ...
... that adds just enough sturdiness so the image won't buckle if it's pushed in a bit. Next up, I add some dimension. Foam squares, pop dots, whatever you call them, they are great for dimension.
After they are attached I add some Stickles ... Christmas Red for the heart and Diamond for the blue bow.
An outline here, some filling in there, and the Stickles makes everything shiny and pretty! Add a small hole punched in the top and some simple twine, and you have a tag, ready to give to someone special!
Aren't they cute? And in a couple of days, I will be giving away five of them in my Facebook Followers Giveaway ... are you a follower of my Facebook page? Better move on over there and 'Like' my page so you can be in on the action. Blessings,