Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Salvaged Santa tag

It's all his fault. Every time I get around this little chunk of giggling sweetness (the baby, I mean), half-glued projects get momentarily forgotten on the table and dishes pile up in the sink. Okay, well, dishes are piled in the sink anyway, but I did forgo working on stuff yesterday because of Baby Boo-Boo. Do you blame me?

Okay, so here's what I did today:

Materials I used: Manila cardstock, tag template, St. Nicholas image, small piece of clear plastic, scrap corrugated cardboard, tissue bits, ribbon, plastic reinforcer, Podge, a tad of embroidery floss. Tools: Scissors, hole and scalloped circle punches, rubber stamp, green and gold ink pads, watercolor, felt tip marker.

Salvaged: The scalloped cardboard circles are cut from a piece I got from a dumpster behind the craft store, and a hot cup sleeve from the local coffeehouse. The ribbons are left over from various shopping bags, as is the tissue. The blue plastic reinforcer happened to get stuck to my blouse while I attended a local art show tonight (no, really; I just looked down and there it was) and so of course it had to go on! I Podged a piece of plastic over the printed St. Nick to laminate it, and attached the plaid bow with a little bit of embroidery floss.

Bought: The St. Nick is another from the set I bought on eBay The ink pads were on sale at Beverly's and already really cheap, so I picked up a few.

Everything else was from my vast array under-table jumble. I admit the tag was supposed to have red glass glitter on the edges, but I couldn't find where I'd put it, so oh well.

(Sigh. I have really got to get a better camera! Maybe one will show up on Freecycle soon.)

Cost: Except for the $6 I splurged for the ink pads, the tag was entirely free.
Satisfaction level: I like it so much I don't want to give it away, so I might not unless a very special friend wants it (you know who you are.)