Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Are You Ready?

The holidays are upon us.  It's hard to believe isn't it?  Many are already shopping while other have yet to start.  Wherever you are at on your gift buying list don't forget one of the important things to finish it all off....wrapping paper and tags!  There's something special about receiving a gift with a handmade tag and they are simple to make using items from Arnold Grummer's Papermaking

Let's get started.  First you will want to make some paper pulp using the basic instructions.  This tag was created using leftover scraps of kraft paper.  Once you have that made, pour the pulp into the tag template which has been placed in the deckle of one of the Papermill Kits.  Remove the piece and finish it off as you would a sheet of paper according to the instructions.  Allow it to dry or use an iron or heat tool to dry it quickly.

Now, make the sheets of paper you will need for your project using the Papermill Kit.  Finish them following them directions, too.  Once they are dry, use your favorite dies to create a focal point for the tag.  In this case, the poinsettia was used as the focal point. 

Stamp a background onto the tag.  Be sure to check out the great stamps from Arnold Grummer's.  Punch the hole and set an eyelet into the opening.  Attach the focal piece and you have a beautiful tag to share on a gift or in a tag swap! 

There's still a lot of work to be done before things are ready for the holidays, but don't miss out on the chance to save some money on all of your papermaking supplies.  Use the coupon code THANKS20 at the checkout to save 20% on your entire purchase.  Papermaking kits, templates, etc. make great gifts for new hobbyists or additions to the long time creative person.  Hurry, though, this great savings ends at the end of the month! 

~Peg

From Peg's Crafting Corner

2 comments:

  1. Peg, your skill as a paper maker and eye as a designer have brought you to a new level it seems to me. Think how this same project would look in standard paper, and the depth or volume it has in handmade paper ... the beauty of the final design is achieved by combination. Do you know what I mean? Is it something you've come to understand? This is a standout - thank you so much!

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