I'm excited to be joining Tracy McNeely again this year for her annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. This year marks her 9th anniversary of hosting the event. Be sure to visit the daily posts on Tracey's blog for more tag inspiration and a chance to win today's giveaway.
Today's featured stamp company is Honey Bee Stamps and
there's an awesome Black Friday sale happening now!
I'm sharing some custom Santa tags that I've created using Honey Bee Stamps products. I had seen similar paper pieced Santa tags on Pinterest and wanted to try making my own with dies in my stash.
Listed and linked below are all the Honey Bee products I've used:
- Stacking Pennants Honey Cuts - hat
- Scallop Square Gift Tag Honey Cuts - hat trim
- Scallop Circle Gift Tag Honey Cuts - face, beard, and backing
- Winter Bouquets Honey Cuts - holly leaf
- Black Gem Stickers - eyes
- Peppermint Swirl Clay Bits
- Santa Express Stamp Set
As you can see from the photo above, I started by die cutting all the elements to build the tags. I did some partial die cutting to make the Scallop Circle Gift Tag just a plain scalloped circle. You could just leave it as is to tie the twine onto instead of punching an extra hole in the hat. For the beard, I cut the scalloped circle in half. I trimmed off an edge of the square scalloped tag to use as the hat trim.
I used a scoring board to make the angled fold in the hat. I used Copic makers for shading on the beard and white hat trim and to add rosy cheeks to the face. The Black Gem Stickers were a quick and easy way to add eyes.
I added stitching detail to the hat with a white gel pen. Before assembling, I stamped a greeting on the back. There's several from the Santa Express set that perfectly fit within the scalloped circle backing.
For the nose and hat pom pom, I used circle punches from my stash - 1/2" for the nose and 5/8" for the hat.