Hello! This is Rebecca Luminarias with you today and I'm so excited to be a guest this month on the In the Scrap blog! If you saw my take on the December Challenge, you might guess that I love wrapping gifts, which is 100% true! I LOVE to gift wrap and this time of year is the best time of year for it! I don't exactly have a gift wrap post today, but I did make a trio of tags, which I can add to some gifts in the future--it's always good to have a few of those on hand.
I've used Crate Paper's Merry Days collection and I mixed it with some cut outs from Alexandra Renke's Nordic Animals holiday paper. Each cut out features one of her beautifully illustrated deer.
I chose bright, warm colors for the backdrop to each tag. It's a great contrast to the subdued, minimal deer pieces. Then I just mixed and matched different embellishments from Merry Days, like cardstock and chipboard stickers, die cuts, and puffy gold foil stickers.
I like to layer and add texture as much as I like to gift wrap, so you can always expect a few layers peeking out, as well bits of lace, doilies, and bows that I made from embroidery floss.
Each tag is backed with a piece of heavy white cardstock to keep it rigid and supported. I can easily attach the tags to a package with the glittered mini clothespin seen on each one. (Or I can remove it and tie on with ribbon or twine just as easily.)
Layered tags make awesome gift wrap toppers! Each of these is 3" x 4" and you can see on this 4" x 4" gift wrapped box that the tag is all it needs (well, and a little lace and evergreen velvet ribbon!). I can't wait for the chance to use these!
Thank you so much for spending a bit of your time here today. I'll be back again for one more post this month and I hope you'll come back for that. In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, do you think you might try creating your own version of some layered tags? I hope you will!