Prancer, Clear Polka Alphabet, Lowercase Large, Note Card and Creative Candy Red Mini Dot Twinkle Sticker all by A Muse Art Stamps; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks in Dark Brown, Warm Red; Waterbased Markers; Tag and Snowflake Paper Shaper Punches by EK Success; Red Gingham by May Arts (available online at StarLitStudio); Green Staples by Making Memories; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen (available online at StarLitStudio)
I just loved the idea of using him as the "o" in JOY. I initially had stamped all of it directly onto the card itself, but it just didn't "pop" like it should, so after putzin' around, I realized that tags would be the way to go. Colored staples are fun, and coupling green ones with the red gingham conveyed a little Christmas.
Those snowflakes are soooooo delicate, and can be hard to glue on. To the rescue: My trusty Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. That thing just ROCKS! It is just *the* bestest EVER for gluing on teensy tiny things.
BTW, one of the trickiest things to secure with staples, are little snippets of gingham. Seems so easy and should be a cake walk, and, maybe this doesn't happen with you, but my fingers--which are actually very small--always get in the way! So, I've found that pinching the snippet to the top of the tag with my TWEEZERS, holds it in place for me to get the stapler into position.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 GMT Views: 1837