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Hi Ya,

Tami on the blog with you today with a holiday project to share.

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Maybe because I collect vintage Christmas items year round and I finally get to display them!

But I also enjoy crafting for the holidays. To create decor pieces that blend with my true vintage items. 

I love using book papers or sheet music as a base for projects, but sometimes don't want to use my originals. For this project, I used copies of some vintage music I had to cover the Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag...

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Here's how I made the tag...

I started by making color copies of some vintage Christmas music I had. (I'm telling my age, but that book was MINE when I was a child taking piano lessons!) Then I tore strips from the papers and adhered them to the tag. The excess paper was trimmed, then I used the Sanding Stick to finish removing the paper from the edges...

To age and mute the music a bit, I first sanded it with a sanding block, then painted it with some diluted white paint. The edges were also distressed with chalk ink...

Clear Scraps has some FABULOUS stencils! The Be Merry stencil measures 6 X 16 and fit nicely on the tag. I chose a limey bright green pigment ink for the "Merry" and stenciled it down the center of the tag. I also embossed the ink for added texture and shine...

I painted the ornament from the Wood Holiday Shape Collection red, then used a dark Charcoal Pigment Ink to stencil "be" at the center. I used a stiff detail brush (a beauty swab works) to fill in the spaces in the letters with ink. (I did the same thing on the "e" in "Merry". I also embossed the word...

I painted the Holly Chipboard, adding some lighter green accents on the leaves...

I used a white pen to outline the letters on the ornament and to add accents to the holly. I also outlined the letters on the tag with a black pen to help them pop a bit more...

To finish, I adhered the ornament to the side of the tag, adding a small bow from silver cording to it. I made a large bow from silver wired ribbon and attached it to the hole at the top of the tag, leaving a loop for hanging. Then I adhered the holly to the center of the bow...

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come back soon to see what other holiday crafting ideas the designers have for you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag, Sanding Stick, Wood Holiday Shape Collection and Be Merry Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Thunder and Grass Pigment Inks, Hampton Art: Embossing Powder, Sakura: White Gel Pen, Black Pen, Red, Green White and Lime Paint, Black Pen, Vintage Music Copies, Vintage Silver Cord, Silver Wired Ribbon and Sanding Block

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