Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Twelve Tags of Christmas - Wednesday, December 7th - Day 3

Art 'n Soul's annual Twelve Tags of Christmas event to support the Thurston County Food Bank began Monday, December 5th. The third tag, available Wednesday, December 7th, was created by Dianne, and she will be in the store on Wednesday to walk you through the steps of creating this tag. We'll have a new tag for you every day (including the weekend) through Friday, December 16th.

To create Wednesday's tag, the Merry Christmas Tag die (1645) from Poppy Stamps was cut twice from Curious Metallics Super Gold cardstock. For one of the die cuts, the sentiment "Merry Christmas" was carefully cut out using a craft knife and a ruler. 

A vellum tag was also cut from 40# translucent vellum, using the Stitched Main Street Tags die (1268) from Poppy Stamps. Distress ink in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn was rubbed onto the vellum and the excess wiped off with a rag.

The tag was assembled by gluing the 3 pieces together, first the Merry Christmas tag, then the vellum tag, and last in the stack, the Merry Christmas tag with the sentiment cut out. Sequins were added, and a red ribbon at the top. The effect that this tag gives when held up is that of stained glass, since the vellum is translucent.

The Art ‘n Soul staff will provide all the materials you need to make each day's tag.  The cost to you is a donation of non-perishable food or $1 (or more if you wish) which will go to the Food Bank.  We really appreciate your support to this great community program.  We look forward to seeing you in the store this month to thank you in person! 


  1. What a great program this is! I stopped in today and Dianne walked me through the "Day 2" tag, which was lovely. Kudos to Art 'n Soul for this fun, creative experience which benefits the Food Bank.


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