now since i actually work at ellen hutson, it doesn't seem fair for me to throw my hat in the ring for the gift certificate but this month's inspiration piece and samples by the guest designers were so awesome, i had to create this tag:
-to start i knew i wanted to add a red & white ruffle. i took a small roll of white crepe paper and dipped it into a mixture of distress reinker festive berries and water. i dipped it for just a minute and then used my embossing gun to dry it.
-to create the ruffle in my crepe paper, i machine stitched 4 layers with a loose straight stitch. then i pulled the thread gently to create the ruffle.
-i cut my tag from desert storm cardstock. then i stamped and embossed the "to" stamp in white, adding the seal stamp in red ink.
-for the bottom of the tag i cut a strip of black & white striped paper. on the white stipes i used a glue pen to add glitter.
-i assembled my tag, added sequins & cord with jingle bells.