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Friday, December 19, 2008

Punched Reindeer Tags

Yesterday I showed you these cute little reindeer tags I made to decorate my little embellishment goodie bags. Today I'll show you exactly how I made them so you can make some for yourself. You will need Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip card stock and the following punches as shown in this photo.
Close to Cocoa: Punch out tag for the head & use the 5 Petal flower punch for the ears. Cut the ears from the 5 Petal Flower as shown above and then trim the angled end of the tag with the Cute & Curly Punch to form mouth as shown below.
Creamy Caramel: Punch out the largest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and cut in half. Using the Swirls Sizzlet, cut out 2 antler shapes using the Big Shot.
Chocolate Chip: Punch out 2 1/4" circles. These will be the eyes.
Using watercolor pencils add rosy cheeks with pink pencil. Add white highlights to hair and cheeks with the white pencil. If you wish, you can also add shadow inside the ear with the dark brown pencil. Carefully bend the ears around a pencil so that they curved forward a bit for extra dimension. Draw on a line for the mouth using black marker. Glue on the ears and eyes with small tip of mono adhesive.
After the eyes are glued into place, use black marker to add iris and the white gel pen to add a highlight. Next add the antlers, then you will add the tuft of hair to cover the base of the antlers. Finish your reindeer off with a red rhinestone brad for his nose or piece of red card stock cut into a circle.
Now you can use the little guy on a card, scrapbook page or poke a hole into the top and insert a piece of metallic cord to make a gift tag.

It is snowing like crazy here today...by the looks of it we'll have a white Christmas...and then some! They're saying we could get 10 inches before it's over. All the schools in our area closed today for a snow day. My son sure didn't mind! I'm sure a few of my teacher friends are happy as well...Christmas vacation a day early! I'm glad I didn't have plans to go anywhere today...I'll be home making cookies. I hope wherever you are that you are warm and safe! Enjoy your day!

7 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Too, too, too cute. Love it!

Nancy Riley said...

These are so cute, Lynn ... and your tutorial is FANTASTIC! GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing...More to go on the list!

CV

Pat's little corner of the world said...

This little guy is the cutest thing...Did you have to wait this late to show me?...now I have to go and make these...LOL
So cute Lynn..
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year..
Your blogger buddy,
Pat

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are AWESOME Lynn! What a cute idea and so easy too. :) Thanks for sharing the how to. Love them! :)

melody zahara said...

those just the cutest eva! thanks for posting the tutorial..i gotta file that for next year! awesome work chickie

Cassie said...

these are just so super cute! thanks for sharing how to make them!