Holiday Face Book Hop put on by The Etsy Digital Designers Team. Starts Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. It lasts through December 31, 2013.
Spread the word about this incredible give away and share the Hop Home link https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDesigners with family and friends. I can’t wait to start downloading! Below is my contribution to the Hop. Have fun with these Gingerbread Tags. Use them for gifts or home made treats.
Personalize these tags with names or your favorite holiday saying, print it and have fun. You can leave as is or add your own personal touch with ribbons, lace or twine.
The round tags are designed to fit a 2 inch whole punch. The large 3 x 5.25 inch tags make a wonderful addition to a gift. You can even print them, punch a whole and tie them with a ribbon on the tree.
Make it special!!! Have fun and enjoy all the digital art by so many wonderful designers.
Make a puppet Gnome in a forest of mushrooms. Download the Gnome Pattern that includes the mushrooms.
Supplies you will need:
Round wooden bead
Quart Mason Jar
Step 1: Punch a hole in the center of the canning lid insert
Step 2. Print and cut out the pattern. All elements have a gray outline. Cut just inside the gray line.
Step 3 Bend back the bottom 1/2 inch of each mushroom and glue to the circle.
Step 4. Place some glue in the bottom of the mason jar
Step 5. Gently fold the forest to fit through the mouth of the jar
Step 6. Use a knife or something to push the circle down to secure to the bottom
Step 7. Cut the skewer to a 6 inch length. Do not cut the tip end.
Step 8. Tape the Gnome to the skewer at the back.
Step 10. Insert the skewer through the hole of the lid and glue a wooden bead or something similar to the top. (This prevents the skewer from falling through)
Step 11. Embelish the lid as you like.
Now you can pop your Gnome up and down and move through the mushrooms.
I love making Paper Toys and posting vintage and antique paper toys. During the early part of the ninetieth century finger puppet postcards were popular. I created a fun little Turkey Finger Puppet for you to have fun with on Thanksgiving. The turkey can’t fly, but can run very fast from the farmer! Each postcard is 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. You can mail these if you like. These postcards print 3 to a page in pdf format. Click on the image to download. Print on card stock and cut. Cut-out the one inch circles for your fingers to fit through. You can leave the postcard as is or cut-out the Turkey. A one inch hole punch works great for the finger holes. This turkey has a fun 60′s style graphic that I created. I used the font, Action IS and you can get this at The Font Diner. I purchased several things from The Font Diner a number of years ago and I will always remember receiving the CD with a paper bag filled with dice, plastic chips and other novelty items. I bought their Casino Fonts. Clever packaging!!! Watch for my fox, hedgehog, owl and other finger puppet postcards that are a part of this series of paper toys.
I love this time of the year! I use to design primitive and folk art stencils and thought I would put them in a graphic format. I like tags that are a little larger than most. I make tags that are 3.5 x 5 inches in size. Download a set of 4 in jpg format at 300ppi by clicking on the image above. You can use these for labels, tags, iron on transfers, collage etc. Don’t forget to mirror the image if using it for an iron on. I love making fabric shelf sitters and this would work well. Make it special!