Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rosette Snowman Gift Tag (or Banner Piece)

Do you ever have an idea simmering in the back of your mind for a card/craft idea and when you sit down at the craft table and start creating you hope it works out as you see it in your head? I do that all the time and well...sometimes (many times) it just doesn't work out. LOL! But, this time it DID!!! I love when a plan comes together! I was thinking "rosettes are big right now and they're fun to make and I love snowmen so why not combine them all together?" Here you go...
This is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" size gift tag. It's perfect for your big Christmas packages, tied around a bottle of wine or it can even be the start to a Christmas banner. It would even look great just hanging on it's own.

So, how do you make it? Take a 3/4" X 8 1/2" of sugar cardstock. Score every half inch and then flip it over and score every 1/4" in-between your 1/2" scores. Why flip it 180 degrees? This is so you get mountain and valley folds. Accordion fold your piece and when you have it all pre-folded, trim off one 1/4" piece from the end. Then tape the ends together. By cutting off 1/4" piece, you'll have an end that tucks perfectly into the valley of your accordion fold. Push the center of your circle towards the table and you'll have a beautiful little rosette. Hot glue the rosette to a small circle base and set aside. This is the head.

Take two 1 1/2" X 11" strips. Score each at 1" and flip 180 and score the 1/2". You don't need to trim any ends off of these pieces as the mountains and valleys work out evenly. :) Tape the two strips together and finish the rosette as listed above. This is the body.

Spray both the head and the body with the Stardust Finishing Spray to get that pretty shimmery finish. Cut a nose from a piece of orange cardstock. Add some bling for eyes and buttons or use googly eyes and buttons or use cardstock or whatever.

For the scarf, I used the Cherry felt. Wow - this stuff is AWESOME! So thick and nice. It's really a good quality felt. Cut some fringe on each end of the 1/2" X 8 1/2" felt. Use felt scraps to assemble a hat.

The base is kraft cardstock (edges trimmed off to make a tag shape and a hole punched in the middle of the top) with Snow Crystals stamped all over in cherry ink. A sponge dauber worked perfectly for distressing the edges. Add cherry grosgrain ribbon for the hanger.
As you can see from the side view, the head is popped up since it's a little narrower. Assemble everything - you can even tie the "scarf" if you choose - and you're done. :) What do you think?

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Check back soon for more of my December class projects! Have a wonderfully creative day!


Patti J said...

Cute! Great idea - and love the scarf!

Chelsea said...

Love it. Soo cute!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Too stinkin' cute!!