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I am up again on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog, sharing a cute pair of gift tag mittens! This is another "quick and easy" project that you can whip out at the last minute!
I always need gift tag holders and fun decor for gift bags. I try to keep a nice selection on hand, especially at Christmas time. I created these two cute mitten tags from the Holiday Banner Set.
1. Select two chipboard mittens from the Holiday Banner Set and cover them with decorative paper. You may glue the mitten shapes to the paper and then cut around the edges with a craft knife. Lightly sanded any rough spots with an emery board. (If you are not handy with a craft knife, you may trace the mitten shape onto the reverse side of the paper and then cut the shape with scissors.)
2. If desired, cover the back side of each mitten with paper. Add cuffs and tips to the front of the mittens, using strips of coordinating paper.
3. Select a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Shape Set and ink them with white ink. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with sparkly, white embossing enamel. (You need two large and two medium snowflakes for this project.)
4. For the red and green mitten, glue buttons to the cuff of the mitten. For extra interest, tie twine through the holes of each button before gluing the buttons in place. (The "25" is a brad on this sample.)
5. Tie a bow from red dotted ribbon and glue to the upper left of the mitten. Glue a metal snowflake charm to the bow.
6. Tie a second bow from sparkly twine and glue to the metal snowflake. Top the bow with a tiny, metal bell.
7. Add a piece of lace to the lower part of the mitten. Glue a large snowflake to the right side of the mitten, as shown. Top the snowflake with a button.
8. Stamp a sentiment onto a scrap of ivory cardstock and sponge the edges with red ink. Tuck the sentiment strip under the left edge of the snowflake.
10. Wrap a piece of lace around the cuff of the mitten.
11. Glue three snowflakes to the upper left side of the mitten. Add a decorative button to the center of one snowflake.
12. Stamp a sentiment onto a scrap of ivory cardstock and cut it out with a circle die. Cut a circle mat for the sentiment from a scrap of gold cardstock. Use foam adhesive to add the sentiment to the mitten as shown.
13. Tie a bow from gold twine and glue to the upper right of the sentiment.
14. Use removable glue dots to attach a gift card to the back of each mitten. Or, punch a hole through the cuff of each mitten. Thread the hole with ribbon and tie the mitten to a gift bag.
Thanks for looking!
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Holiday Banner Set
Snowflake Shape Set
Graphic 45 papers: St. Nicholas 8x8 Pad, St. Nicholas 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad
Embossing enamel: Stampendous white
Pigment ink: Colorbox Sweet Tooth, Lipstick Red
Dye ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Divine Twine Gold Metallic, Natural Solid, Iridescent White Metallic (out of stock)
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons: Dress it Up (shaped and decorative), Buttons Galore (red)
Charm: Really Reasonable Ribbon Silver SnowflakeBrad: Teresa Collins Christmas Home
Stamps: Power Poppy Holly Golightly, Simple Joys
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small
Cardstock: scrapsAdhesive: ATG tape runner, foam squares, white glue, hot glue