Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday cheer

I finished up a couple of wine tags in time to enter Andrea Walford's Makeover Monday contest, but to my disappointment, the link is closed. (I'll try emailing her the link to this post...)

My tags are smaller than the one she demonstrated; I was inspired by Mary Fish's recent post demonstrating bottle tags.

The first one I made using Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi. I embossed the top layer using an old Fiskars embossing plate; I like the way it looks with the swirls on the circle tag stamped using PTI's Tag-Its #9, which was mounted on a larger circle. The "holiday cheer" and holly sprig stamp are also from this lovely little set.

I wrapped a piece of (retired) Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon around the tag and tied it off with a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine. The snowflake was cut from silver glimmer paper using the Northern Frost Sizzlets decorative strip die, and the holly leaves were cut from Garden Green using the Stocking Accents die - I added a little score line for interest - with berries punched using a small circle punch. The tag was stamped using Tiny Tags and punched with the jewelry punch; a small rhinestone added some extra bling.

The second tag is quite a bit simpler, and I think I just might like it best. I embossed the Riding Hood Red layer with the Texturz Backgrounds 1 and layered a piece of (retired) Riding Hood Red 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (love it!). I added the circle frame stamped from the (retired) Vintage Labels, punched with the smaller scallop punch. "be merry" is from Tag Its #9 and the little poinsettia is from an unidentified retired set. A couple of jingle bells tied to some rustic twine adds a cute finishing touch.

I think these will pretty up the bottles of wine and champagne I plan to bring to our holiday get-togethers this year, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Karen, these are both stunning. What a wonderful way to dress up a bottle gift. Both are nice, each in their own way.