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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 13

Happy Friday the 13th! I'm still not feeling fantastic so I decided to make a somewhat easier tag for today.

I grabbed Tim Holtz Halloween stash paper, my second favorite Tim Holtz Halloween paper doll of the little boys with their jack o' lanterns, Glossy Accents, Distress Markers in Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot, Distress Ink in Black Soot, Tim Holtz Halloween Trimmings, Tim Holz Halloween Typography letters and a tag.

First, I traced out the tag onto the patterned paper and cut it out. I glued it to the tag with Glossy Accents and punched out the hole with a standard hole punch.

Next, I colored the jack o' lanterns on the paper doll with Ripe Persimmon. I rubbed off the excess with a cotton swab and then I edged the paper doll in Black Soot Distress Marker.

I added Glossy Accents to the back and added it to the bottom of the tag.

Next, I arranged my letters to spell out 'TRICK OR TREAT.' Now, I know nothing is perfect, but I really wanted the letters to be straight. I think I did an okay job, but there are bits of Glossy Accents on the tag from where I had an oopsie and dropped a letter. My spooky little fingers aren't as good as they used to be!

While the letters dried, I cut two lengths of the orange and black twine. I lined up all the cut ends together to make two loops and poked the loops through the tag hole. I brought the ends of the twine over the top of the tag and through the loops and snugged it down. I finished with a simple knot at the top. I like having the twine doubled-up on this tag!

Here's hoping the Glossy Accents holds those letters in place!


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