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31 Tags of Halloween: Days 21, 22, 23

You know how I always have something hinky happen with my crafting plans? Well, this past weekend we took a little trip to Michigan and I packed up my crafting supplies with ideas of tags filling my head.We had a break from adventuring so I decided to make a quick tag...but forgot my scissors at home. All of my tag ideas required scissors and I didn't want to buy a pair because I have way too many pairs to begin with so I made the decision to stop fussing and just make three tags today.

Tag 21
My first tag uses almost all Tim Holtz items except for the delightfully grungy tinsel garland. I assembled a tag, a piece of Halloween paper stash with handwriting on it, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain,  the skeleton Halloween ephemera, and Typography.

First, I traced and cut out my tag on the paper and used Glossy Accents to glue them together. I used a standard hole punch to make the hole.

Next, I edged the tag and ephemera in the Walnut Stain.

I cut out pieces of the garland and glued them to the back of the ephemera with Glossy Accents. I put foam dots on the backside to make it have more dimension on the tag.

I used Glossy Accents to glue my letters in place. Once everything was dry, I added the garland string.


Tag 22
This tag uses all Tim Holtz items except for the twine string. I used a tag, Halloween paper stash for the background and tore out the creepy photos from another sheet, Halloween Clippings stickers, Distress Ink in Black Soot, a Wish bone and Boneyard piece, and Glossy Accents.

First step for this one was tracing and cutting out that background paper and making the top hole. Once it was glued in place with Glossy Accents, I edged it with Black Soot.

I tore out two creepy portraits and edged the tears with Black Soot. Glossy Accents secured them to the paper.

I added the stickers.

Next, I added Glossy Accents to the backs of the bones and let them dry.

I used a double-thickness of twine to give the tag more weight.


Tag 23
The last tag I knew I wanted a vintage feel. I gathered Halloween paper stash (plaid!), Salvage Stickers in Seasonal and Lost and Found, Glossy Accents, and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.

First, I traced and cut out a tag from the plaid paper. I love orange and black plaid so much! I glued it in place with Glossy Accents and made sure to punch the top hole out. I edged it in Walnut Stain.

Next, I cut out a tag shape from the Halloween paper stash and added Walnut Stain to its entire surface. I edged the 'Hallowe'en Greeting" sticker as well and added some Glossy Accents to the back of it to make sure it stays in place on the small tag shape. I used foam dots on the back of the tag shape to stick it to the plaid tag.

I had a 'PUMPKIN' sticker but it was too big for my tag. I saw it was on the cover of the sticker book so I cut it out, edged it in Walnut Stain, and glued it to the tag with Glossy Accents.

I didn't have all of theLost and Found letters for 'PATCH' so I had to borrow a 'T' from the Thanksgiving sheet of stickers. I added Glossy Accents to the backs of these letters for added holding power.

Finally, I used another double-thickness of the twine and added some glittery orange ribbon for a bit of sparkle.


These tags turned out better than I had imagined them and I'm in love with the super grungy tinsel garland I found at an antique shop. The brand is Lancaster Home and Holiday and it came on a large spool. 

As always, it was tough coming back home after such an awesome fall trip to Michigan. The lake was gorgeous and the weather was just perfect. We didn't make it to the haunted attractions, but we did spend the day at the Michiana Antique Vintage Artisan Market (Gypsy Soul Junk Hippie HarvestMarket) where I got a few vintage cheeseboxes to make winter scenes in and a lovely vintage Halloween blow mold to add to my collection.
 



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