I hope everyone is ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday shopping!!! I can't wait for the holidays to start! Here is November submission for IAR challenge. This month's challenge is to make a gift tag and the theme is Christmas.
Here is my tag I made for IAR challenge...
I was inspired to make a nutcracker theme from the Graphic 45 paper below-
Isn't it stunning???
The image size on the paper itself was too large to make a tag, my original plan was set the tag like a stage performance. To fuzzy cut 2-3 smaller ballerinas adding the nutcracker and embellish with IAR flowers. I remembered I brought a nutcracker embellishment last year. It is now lost somewhere in my craft stash or thrown away accidentally.
Not wanting to give up my original idea, I thought I can buy a nutcracker embellishment at my local Michaels. I hit to 2 nearest Michaels and there was no stock of the nutcracker. I was desperate to stop by Container Store (yes they sell craft items), Marshalls, and TJMaxx. No sign of the nutcracker...
I found local paper supply store which have a small scrapbook area. These are what they have left:
The sizes of the nutcrackers are way off. LOL. I made my decision to buy the mini nutcrackers. The minis looked awfully cute, I couldn't resist not buying them. The other one looks too Godzilla big.
After setting my ballerinas and minis around, I decided to change my original plan and make my tag with humor. I have added the Martha Stewart glitter eyelash to add along with the flowers and as a tag hanger.
Love how it came out and how I incorporate with what I have. This tag cracked me up every time I look at this:
Whenever I come across my nutcracker embellie, I'll make my original version of the tag. I have also submit this tag to the Nutcrafters Challenge.
Thanks for viewing!!!