©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014
I love creating small gift items for special friends and family to include with a handmade paper card. These tag necklaces can be made ahead of time and stashed away for later gift giving. Since I make dozens of sheets of paper at a time and always have scraps, I will often use leftover handmade papers and simply draw around the template and cut the tag shape with scissors. Great way to use up leftover papers and beads too!
- Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
- A sunny window
- Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
- Arnold Grummer tag template #360
- Personal paper cutter, scissors
- Scraps of white or ivory paper, scraps of colored paper (think junk mail, etc.)
- ColorBox™ Ink pads in various dark colors to match the hand made tags
- Decretive stamps (patterns for the covers… words would be great for the inside pages)
- Clear embossing powder
- Heat tool
- Standard size round hole punch
- Four feet of soft metallic cord (for each tag necklace)
- One large bead, two medium beads and six spacer beads (for each tag necklace)
- For each tag necklace, follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create two heavy weight tags for the covers and 6 light weight tags for the pages.
- When the tags are dry, stamp designs onto the covers, and emboss with clear embossing powder and the heat tool.
- Stamp the words onto the inside pages (encouraging words for a friend who is going through a rough time are a nice addition.)
- Punch the hole at the top of the covers and pages.
Assemble the necklace:
- Fold the metallic cord in half, insert the loop into the stacked tags and tread the loose ends through the loop.
- Place one spacer bead, the large bead and one spacer bead onto the loose ends of the cord.
- Tie a loose overhand knot approx. 8” from the ends of the cords.
- Thread one spacer bead, the medium bead and one spacer bead on each end of the cords.
- Tie a knot at the end of each cord.