Christmas, Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Tags and Gifts, Winter

Fa La La Treat Tags

Hello! Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing another project using a few more new products from the October holiday collection from Pigment Craft Co. In my last Pigment post, I used the “Berry Merry” wreath builder to create tags for each season. Today, I am using the holly leaf and berries from the same set as well as another new stamp & die set called “FaLaLa“.

If you saw my first post, then you’ll notice the base layer of my tags are the “left overs” from what I cut a couple days ago. I cut white woodgrain embossed paper with a banner die topped with patterned papers for each season of spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

As before I added a bit of decorative stitching in coordinating colors. After I did that, I went to select a sentiment for my tags. I settled on “FaLaLa” which I didn’t think I could reasonably stretch into the four seasons again, so I set two of my tag bases aside for another day.

I still wanted to stretch my color palettes at least a little bit, so I decided to make one a traditional red & green theme and the other a non-traditional pastel combo. I stamped, embossed, and die cut several “FaLaLa” layers in every color I thought would work, so I had loads to play with.

I only had basic embossing powder colors, so to get a bit of color, I stamped one in fig and heat embossed over it with clear (left), and another I embossed in white and used my Fig ink pad to ink blend over it. I just wiped it off with my stamp cleaning towel and the white embossing shined up crisp and clean.

(Note: You will see many crafters pick up ink onto their blending brush and then tap off the excess onto a scrap or their glass/silicone work surface, but I prefer to tap off directly into the lid of my stamp pad, so I don’t make a mess or waste ink or paper I can use again later.)

The next thing I did was use the “Berry Merry” set to die cut & stamp loads of berries, holly leaves & holly leaf spines from a combination of white cardstock as well as from glitter cardstock. I wasn’t quite sure at this point what direction I would be going. I just knew I wanted options to play with.

My berries seemed a bit flat, so I added a second stamping layer in the same color ink, but only inked the bottom portion of the stamp for a shading effect. The colors I used are Glow & Fig.

I also added a whisp of glue to each berry and dunked them each into a pot of glitter before letting them dry.

At this point I was finally ready to start playing around with the buffet of die cuts and colors I had made for myself. Once I had a layout and color combo I liked, I used a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive to secure everything in place.

I couldn’t go without adding a few gem and glitter accents as well as eyelets and a bit of twine for each.

I secured them to a couple of kraft coffee bags I had in my stash which I also added champagne glitter dots to and filled with white chocolate truffles. Now they’re ready to make someone’s day!

GIVEAWAY: Pigment Craft Co is hosting an amazing giveaway with loads of chances to win gift cards up to $100 over on Instagram in a classic hop-style giveaway in celebration of month’s launch of holiday products. If you’d like to check that out, please visit my Instagram post HERE for more details.

In addition to the fabulous giveaway, Pigment Craft Co has given me a few promos & coupon codes to share with you which can be used in their online shop:

Free Canadian and US shipping for orders over $150 CAD

$5 OFF all orders over $50 CAD with code 5OFFOCTRELEASE

$20 OFF on all orders over $300 CAD with code 20OFFNEWRELEASE

(These promotions & codes are good until Oct 7th at 11:59 pm CST)

Okay, that it for me this time. Until I see you again… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline

1 thought on “Fa La La Treat Tags”

  1. Hi Laura! Wow this new blog is looking great! I love how you combine dies with stamps. I’m looking to get a die cutting machine myself, maybe a Mini Evolution because my space is small and I usually make small projects anyway. Your projects inspired me to kick start my holiday card making, thanks for that 🙂

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