Friday, 25 November 2016



Hello everyone, 

Are your festive preparations well underway?
Parcels sent, presents wrapped?
Can't say mine are.........yet!

Here is a project from

Louise Thomson

to keep you wrapped up!

I love making home-made gifts to give at Christmas, 
but why stop there? 
Here is a simple project to make your own 
wrapping paper and matching gift tag.

For the tag;
Die cut two tag shapes, one in white card, the other in acetate.

On the acetate, stamp the snowflakes twice in silver versa colour ink. 
Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat emboss. Set aside.

Smear distress ink across your non-stick craft mat, 
starting with the lightest colour 

Spritz with water and then press your white card tag in to the ink.

 Dry with a heat gun.

Stamp the snowflakes all over the tag using Versacolour Neptune ink, 
then add highlights to the snowflakes using the gel pen.

Stamp the greeting on a rectangle of white card, 
doodle a border with a fine liner and 
secure to the base of the tag. 
Thread the two tags together with the acetate on top 
using a selection of coordinating ribbons

Paint a Tando star using fresco finish Antarctic paint, 
then smoosh in distress ink as with the base of the tag. 
Doodle on to the star using the white Gelly Roll pen 
and cover in a coating of Wink of Stella. 
Cut out a snowflake from the scrap of acetate 
and secure on the centre of the star. 
Add silver pearl liquid pearls to it

Secure the star to the top to the tag to complete it.

For the wrapping paper;

Smoosh distress inks all over your non- stick craft mat 
as before and starting with the lightest colour. 
Spritz with water and move your mat around 
to encourage the colours to mix together.

Lay your tissue paper over the top of the mat and press down.
 Don’t be tempted to try and lift it back up at this stage as it will tear! 

Use your heat gun to dry the whole sheet out - 
you will see the colour transfer as it dries. 
When fully dry, remove from the mat.

Stamp all over with JOFY mini snowflakes 
using Neptune versa colour ink, 
then add highlights with a white gel pen 
and dot icicle stickles across the sheet. 

When the paper is dry, wrap your gift,
 tie with some pretty ribbon and add the tag
(NB: picture shows alternative version of tag)

Supplies needed;
Distress inks– tumbled glass, sketched blueprint, wilted violet, shaded lilac
Versa colour ink pad – silver, neptune

A lovely project to keep Santa's Little Helper 
happy in the run up to the Festivities 

Wonder what we have in store for you tomorrow?  See you then!

Mickie xx


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