Thursday, November 22, 2018

HO HO HO Shaker Tag

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you this HO HO HO Shaker Tag. :o)

To make this tag I was inspired with couple of my own projects from the past (here, here, here and here). :o)

To make this type of shaker I learned from Jennifer's McGuire video: Shaker Stamped Cards. Thank you Jennifer!!

I used various supplies from Create a Smile 'Frosty Fun' kit and Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' kit and snowflake stamps from Jane's Doodles 'Driving Home for Christmas' stamp set.

How I made this tag...

First I worked on an image. From all Santa images I have in my stash, I like this tiny one the most. :o)

Image is paper pieced. I stamped Santa 4 times: 1 on a watercolor paper, 1 on a paper scrap, 1 on a designer paper and 1 on a white cardstock paper. I colored Santa's face and beard in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and fussy cut all pieces I needed. I traced edges with a black marker and softened watercolored piece with a stylus ball on a soft working mat.

I stamped another Santa on the white cardstock paper, colored him in black, fussy cut him, leaving thin white border around him and glued all pieces over him.

Then I glued a clear thread on the Santa's back and glued another image over it to secure the thread.

As a finishing touch, I drew highlights and details using a black fine liner and a white pigment ink pen.

Next up was a tag shape.

die cut an ornament in a Kraft cardstock paper 11 times. I used only frames (rest I left for other projects).

I used negative part of a die-cut ornament as a stencil. I traced ornament shape twice on the Kraft cardstock paper and cut them out. I used them as a tag base. I traced ornament shape on an acetate sheer and cut it out. I used it as a window to close up my shaker.

I cut two tiny hills from the white cardstock paper and die cut ornament top in the patterned paper.

Then I heat embossed in white snowflakes on one ornament shaped base. I glued white hills on the base and drew white dots.

With all parts ready, I started assembling the tag. I didn't want to put any shaker elements beside Santa in my tag, as it seemed it would look way too busy with more elements when I was putting the tag together.

Here is how I stacked my tag:

  • ornament shaped tag base with snowflakes and hills
  • 4 frames glued together
  • paper pieced snowman with a clear thread
  • 5 frames glued together
  • acetate sheet ornament shape
  • 2 frames glued together

I hope this makes sense. :o)

I pierced the stacked tag with large needle and pierced the second ornament tag shape, and connected them together with a long fastener. I added a brown string and glue the ornament top on it's place.

Lastly I worked on a sentiment.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a black cardstock paper, cut out the sentiment into 3 pieces, glued a foam square on each sentiment piece and glued everything on the tag.

As a finishing touch, I embellished the tag with a stacked die cut snowflake (3 pieces glued together). :o)

List of supplies: 
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' kit (Santa stamp, sentiment stamp, designer paper, snowflake die)
  • Create a Smile 'Frosty Fun' kit (ornament die)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Driving Home For Christmas' stamp set  (background snowflakes)
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • white cardstock paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Fastener
  • Docrafts 'Home for Christmas' Brown String
  • clear thread
  • acetate sheet
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Tea Dye 
    • Iced Spruce
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
  • Mitshubishi Fine Liner 0.2
  • Unibal Signo White Pigment Ink
  • UHU glue roller
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares (5 x 5 x 2 mm)
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • crafting needle
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • paper towels
  • water
  • pencil
  • eraser

Here is a short video. :o)

With this tag I played in a super fun Create a Smile's Instagram Event: Create a Smile Winter Bash. (shared on Instagram yesterday, Wednesday, November 21st, 2018: photos, video)

I'm also linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Crafting By DesignsAnything Goes November Edition
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, November 2018
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. So darn cute. I love the red, kraft and white color combo and it's perfect for your scene with Santa.

  2. Wow wow wow!!! This tag is just AMAZING and would be also a perfect ornament for the tree!! You put a lot of wor on it, how many layers! :) But the result is absolutely PERFECT!! Love so much the whole clean design and the fun Santa, how cute!! Thanks for the tips and the link to Jennifer video! So useful!



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