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I still have a few tags to share (and some Christmas cards – the paper crafting marathon season has begun) from the weekend.

Today’s tag is my least favourite of the ones I’ve made thus far…it simply didn’t turn out the way I’d envisioned.  Still, everyone’s taste is different so somebody will like them!

Oh, and before I go much further, Melanie had left a comment on a previous post asking if I use these on gifts or sell them.  The answer is “Both!”.  I package up a variety (usually in a theme) and sell them to co-workers but I also use some tags on my own gifts.  I also sometimes make a batch of tags for my aunt as a birthday gift in September so she can use them on her Christmas gifts (didn’t do that this year).  Any handmade gifts that I give will also have a tag that I designed/made especially for that gift.  LOVE making tags – there’s so little real estate that I find it easy to come up with lots of ideas…usually!

Back to today’s tag:

mitten tags

These were fairly simple (though it took a little while to colour 4 sets of mittens) and I left off any sort of sentiment (but I’m rethinking that now…doh!).  I was more going for a non-trad colour scheme – which I achieved – but lost something in the design maybe.

There was lots of die cutting for these – the tags were die cut, then the patterned paper was cut using the same die, then I die cut the mittens (on my Silhouette – the tags were done in the Cuttlebug with a PTI tag sale die), then I die cut the circle and scalloped circle using my Cuttlebug…I was  tired of die cutting at the end.

The mittens were embellished with a tiny rhinestone on each cuff and I used some pink baker’s twine to  “join” them together.

Must end off…I’m working on some “snowman soup” and I only have an hour to play tonight!