I am sooo, sooo excited! My beautifully revamped blog will
be live any day now – probably at the weekend! Yesterday
I was working on getting my blogs scheduled through to
Saturday which will make life easier for my IT guru when
it comes to the actual move from Blogger to WordPress.
The moment you see the new blog, you’ll know you have
arrived – it’s gorgeous! All I need you to do for me is to
re-subscribe when you are on WordPress, and you will go
back to receiving an email EVERY time I post a new blog!
It’s highly unlikely that there’ll be any hiccups with the
transition but if there are, please bear with us!
Today I’m sharing the second tag I made from the Sincerely
Santa Project Kit. As I said at the beginning of assembling
these tags, I’m going to do my best to stick to the
kit, and I have been good…………….well, pretty good! ☺
The change I made on this tag is the ribbon. The
instructions say to use 2.25″ of ribbon and fishtail the ends.
I wasn’t happy with that in case the ends frayed. I could
have singed the ends of the ribbons, but I didn’t want to
run the risk of starting a fire in my studio! I came up with
a simple solution instead! The down side is that I used 4″
per tag which left me short for the other tag that needed
red ribbon, but I was able to find a work around,
so it wasn’t a problem!
I used a Glue Dot at each end of my Real Red Ribbon, and
with the aid of my tweezers I folded back 5/8″ each end so
they were held in place by the Glue Dot. Then I carried on
with the instructions that came with the kit. I knew there
are more gold self-adhesive stars in the kit than are needed,
so I used two for the top of my Christmas tree instead of one!
I adhered a smaller star on top of a larger one and adhered
them on the top of the tree. The photograph on the leaflet
makes the star look as if it’s covering the hole where the
cord goes, and I was concerned that, as the cord moved,
it may damage the star. To make sure this didn’t happen, I
adhered my double star a bit lower so the cord didn’t rub
and cause any damage the star.
When I had finished the first tag, I did say I thought that
one would be my favourite but the jury was out. I’m not
sure that’s going to be the case now! I would have said that
the Christmas Tree tag was the least attractive, but having
now seen it and made six of them, it’s so much nicer in real
life! Tomorrow I’ll be back with the third tag! In the
meantime, happy crafting.