I meant to share these earlier but got hung up with the kids and fighting a cold. So, finally, here are some very simple Christmas tags that I made using a somewhat unusual material.
For the tags, I first cut the foil into circles and then embossed using a couple of different Cuttlebug folders. This stuff embossed very easily - it didn't even have to go through the machine. I wanted to keep the tags very simple so I just glued the foil circles onto a scalloped circle of cardstock. Then a scrap of ribbon attached with a brad, and I was pretty much done. I decided that the holly embossed tags looked a bit too plain though so I used Copic markers to add a shadow of colour to the embossed images. I think the addition of the colour really makes those tags pop.
Super simple, and practically free. I just love repurposing in my crafts! I also love that the tags could be hung on the tree too - the silver foil really reflects the lights (in fact, I had a terrible time getting pictures that were clear because of the reflections).
Dutch Dare - Christmas tag or ornament
Fussy and Fancy - anything but a card
Crafty Cardmakers - tags
Critter Sketch - no patterned paper
Cooking it up with Katie - favourite technique (dry embossing), ribbon & brads
Copic Creations - sparkle
Simon Says Stamps - silver, white & blue
Pile it on - gift wrapping & tags