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23 November 2011

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Whether you're in the US or not, it's always nice to pause and think about all the good things to be thankful for. And if you ARE in the US, well...why not stuff yourself silly too? That's right, tomorrow is Thanksgiving here, and besides the thankfulness and all the great chow in store for me tomorrow, Thanksgiving is also prime crafting time.

For most big holidays, I make tags for my family. This year, I got all Tim Holtz-happy and broke out my underutilized TH embossing folders, along with about 5 different colors of Glimmer Mist, three styles of 7gypsies tape, and some Prima leaves to make these:

Ooh, pretty. :)

After the mist dried, I hit each tag with some Distress Ink (using one of the foam applicator thingies) to catch the highlights of the embossed designs.

All the ribbons were pulled sort of randomly from my stash -- I just picked fall-appropriate colors.

Those flowers look like the ubiquitous rolled-ribbon flowers, but I actually made them with strips of vintage pattern tissue - it works the same as ribbon, I just had to be a little more delicate as I twisted to keep the paper from tearing.  The stamps are from Waltzingmouse, and they're conveniently placed to disguise the seam in the embossing (my tags were bigger than my folders, so I flipped them around and embossed the bottom inch or so separately).

The back features my favorite tiny gnome (and an appropriate sentiment) from this Unity stamp set (their big sale ends today, in case you were looking to spend some dough). The papers on the back are all from We R Memory Keepers' Autumn Splendor collection.

Everything you see here (except the Waltzingmouse stamps) came from Scrappy Chic -- some recently, some from days past. Their big sale starts Friday, in case you were looking to spend some MORE dough (and at a locally-owned small business, natch).

I had fun getting all misty and inky and stuff making these, and I hope the fam digs them, too!

Time to get back to the oven -- one more dessert to go, and my contributions to the feast will be complete. Yum. I'll get photos, don't you worry.

Have a lovely day, and have a great Thanksgiving, wherever you may roam.


Lindsey said...

Oh wow, weren't you totally channeling the Holtzmeister! These are absolutely gorgeous, Ang, and I love the little surprise gnome on the back. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jen W. said...

These are fabulous! Love all the texture going on and the fall colour palette. I like the rolled tissue paper flower too. Seems like ti would be a bit less bulky than the ribbon ones.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving for me and eat some turkey for me please! :) And some stuffing. And a bit of pumpkin pie too...

Liz Michaud said...

Happy belated thanksgiving! Your tags are amazing. I would not have noticed the seam if you didn't point it out! Great idea to cover with the stamp. I too have many under-used folders I need to pull them out.

Meg said...

Oooh, such embossed-shimmery-distressed-thankful prettiness! And I'll definitely be using that ribbon-hiding-embossing-line trick soon! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

kasia c. said...

These are all GORGEOUS!! You certainly have a way with paper and embellishments. :)

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Also wanted to thank you so much for that fabulous baby card. I LOOOOOOOVE it. :)
I appreciate the thought.
Take care!

Emily Leiphart said...

OMG! I still remember your Thanksgiving tags from last year and they were out of this world. These are just as incredible!! Seriously, Ang, you are the queen of Thanksgiving tags! I'm drooling over these.