Well, considering we got our first real snow of the season over the weekend, the timing of this altered hangtag project couldn’t have been more appropriate! This is my Let It Snow Hangtag, which I’m entering into the City Crafter Challenge Blog Let It Snow Challenge.
I started with a simple, plain white hangtag. I took a red rubber stamp ink pad and used it to color the edges of the tag all the way around, which also gives it a sort of distressed look.
The next step was to create the snowman. For that, I used two chipboard buttons in varying sizes, which also have a text/paper finish on them. I created a scarf out of some paper and glued it to the snowman body. Then I found four black button brads and used two for the eyes, and two for buttons on the snowman’s body. I also created a hat and a nose out of paper and glued them on, and then I used hot glue to assemble the snowman–and used the bottom brads to affix the snowman to the tag.
With the snowman in place I added the alpha stickers to spell out Let It Snow. And to embellish the tag a bit I added rhinestone gems, and circles I punched out of scrapbook paper. I also used the same paper to attach a decorative edge to the bottom of the tag. The finishing touches were a rubber stamped black border near the bottom of the tag, and a coordinating black ribbon.
He’s quite the happy little snowman and clearly ready for the long, cold winter to come. Can’t say I am, but hey, I’ll just stay inside where it’s warm and be crafty!