Thursday, November 3, 2011

Balsa Wood Christmas Tag


My friend Emma, at My Creative Time, did a couple of projects using balsa wood this week, which reminded me that I should pull mine out again!  I thought it would be fun to make a tag today.  I cut my balsa wood tag shape with the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 die.  Then I used a scrap of red patterned paper to cut the coordinating circle that wraps over the top of the tag.  The pine bough and sentiment are from PTI's Love Lives Here:  Holiday stamp set.


I love my PTI Holiday Button Bits stamp set, so I pulled it out to stamp the ornament hangers.  I then added some cute vintage buttons.


To make the tag sturdier (balsa wood is pretty flexible) and to add a place to write, I cut the same tag again out of green cardstock and adhered it to the back.  The "To" and "From" are stamped from My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.

Don't forget, you can also use your Cricut Imagine to print on balsa wood.  You can see how in this video.

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Tag Sale #3 Die
Balsa Wood (bought from Joann Fabrics)
Ripe Avocado Cardstock
"Love Lives Here:  Holiday" & "Holiday Button Bits" Stamp Sets
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Set
New Life, Pure Poppy, & Dark Chocolate Ink
Vintage Buttons

20 comments:

Kate said...

Okay this is so cute. I am really lovin' that balsa wood. Where do you buy it?

Hugs,
Kate

Karen said...

Katie what a lovely tag going to look amazing on your Christmas packages!

Randi said...

I love that tag so much. I got that die a few weeks ago I had no idea I could cut balsa from it. TFS

liz at liz's paper loft said...

SOOO COOL! ohh I want to try this!

Glora said...

Oh Katie! This tag is fabulous! I've got to use some of the balsa wood that I bought. You ladies are making me wonder why I have let it sit SO long! Hugs- Glora

Sherry said...

Katie,
This tag is so cool. I love the idea of using balsa wood. I'm going to have to get a couple of Emma's dies so that I can give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

Miranda said...

Katie,
This is adorable! TFS
Miranda :)

Lady Fair said...

Very pretty tag! I would love to experiment with balsa wood, what a great way to add dimension to a project.

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Shelley said...

Ohhhhhh Katie .....there's that tag again! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! ;)

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So so cute Katie.. you are such an inspiration... thanks for always sharing your amazing talent... hugs

lovemypaper said...

Very cute tag!

HappyPlaceJen said...

Love this balsa wood tag, Katie! Makes me want to get some of that wood. And congrats on being published in the Nov Cricut Mag! Found out from Liz's blog. That is SO cool! Your baby card is adorable in there. I am a big fan of your Imagine projects and the videos you make. Thanks for the inspiration! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

Linsey said...

K, I am SO going to find balsa wood tomorrow! This is totally gorgeous!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

sooo cute!!!!!

tracym110 said...

Oh my gosh Katie! That is so pretty! Love it!
Tracy M
tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

I LOVE IT. I WILL BE LOOKING FOR SOME BALSA WOOD AT MY CRAFT STORE!!!!

Cora said...

Great tag. I love the button idea.

Grace S. Naquin said...

I just loveeeeeeee this cartridge.

Cricut Crazy said...

Too darn cute!! Thanks for soooooo many great holiday ideas!! I better get busy!!

juanita said...

What a great tag for a special person. I can hardly wait to make some....off to the store tomorrow!