One of the quickest ways to make a project is to mass produce. The hardest part is coming-up with the design template ... from there it's just quick assembly.
I started by stamping Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes four times on a piece of Grey Cardstock using Versamark ink ... to cover the entire page with snowflakes. Next I cut the cardstock in fourths and die cut four labels for the tag bases. I rotated each die slightly, so they weren't perfectly identical.
Next I cut four 1/2" pieces of the silver glitter paper and attached them at an angle on the tag. I layered and attached the 2 snowflakes to each tag using a pop-up glue dot and topped it with a Hero Arts Clear Gemstone.
The final step was cutting four pieces of silver glitter ribbon and feeding them through a punched slot in the top of the tag. Finally I cut four pieces of Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Cord and used it to tie the ribbon together.
One day I was wandering on Etsy (amazing how almost all of my wandering-shopping is done on-line these days) and stumbled upon some fantastic flair at A Flair For Buttons (here's their Facebook Page ... and fantastic scrapbooking on her blog ... you know how I enjoy enabling). Imagine my surprise when I placed my order to find out these awesome buttons are made right in my back yard in Iowa City, Iowa.
My buttons have been sitting on my craft table for several week, so I could admire them ... I finally gave one a home on a card, together with a scrap of my handmade Paste Paper.
A few die cut feathers was all it took to finish the design ... here's a close-up of my flair.
We ventured out this morning, but the wind was so bone-chilling, we decided to cozy-up inside for the rest of the day ... college football and Dr. Who on the DVR ...Chex Mix and Banana Bread in the oven ... and me in my studio playing with paper. Doesn't get much better than that.
I decided to give the Dynamic Duos Triple Threat a try ... with color challenges, my biggest struggle is getting the right balance between the various hues.