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31 Tags of Halloween: Day 30

So I wanted today's and tomorrow's tags to be special and practiced making a tag on Sunday. It seemed to work okay, so I modified it to fit today's...but it didn't turn out right. I kind of forgot that there's a hole at the top of each tag. I ended up scrapping and salvaging bits from a complete tag to make a fun tag with movement!

Supplies I used include white cardstock, Tim Holtz Halloween paper stash, Halloween ephemera skeleton, Halloween Clippings, Distress Marker and Ink in Black Soot, and Glossy Accents. 

I traced my trashed tag out onto cardstock and cut it out, making sure to make a hole up top. Then I traced and cut out the cobweb paper.

I decapitated my skeleton and edged it and the skull in marker then glued just his body to the cobweb paper. 

Just above the cut mark, I made a dot on the cobweb paper and used my pen knife to cut out a long rectangle channel. I cut a long strip of cobweb paper just slightly thinner than the cut. I dry fitted it into the channel and made sure it didn't get hung up anywhere.

Next, I glued the end of the thin strip to the back of the skull where his jaw is. Once dry, I edged the strip in marker and inserted the skull through the slot sideways and then straightened him out. I moved the long strip up and down to make sure it moved pretty freely.

I got another piece of cobweb paper and glued it to the cardstock where my cut-out channel would be so you didn't see white space. I then glued the top and sides only of the back of the cobweb paper onto the cardstock tag. I made sure everything was lined up and tested the skull to make sure it could move easily. I trimmed the thin strip so about an inch hung down from the tag.

Satisfied, I cut out a wider strip of cobweb paper and folded it in half. I opened the fold, added glue, and glued the thin strip in place. This wider strip got edged with marker as well.

I punched a hole in the tag and edged it in ink. Finally, I edged a sticker in ink and added Glossy Accents to the back for extra hold.

Four strands of black and white jute were used for the string.



I love how this little guy turned out and I can't wait to try this with other tags and cards! Bird Crazy could be fun! Stay tuned...

Visit my Carey Bee Crafts Facebook page to see video of this skelly losing his head over Halloween!

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