Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Post for Tek Tuesday at The Character Cafe!!!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Almost Christmas!!!
I cannot believe it's in 2 days!!! I have an ADORABLE and SUPER easy tutorial for you today!! I know that everyone probably has different ways of hanging your holiday cards that come in this time of year and until this year I've always snuggled them in my tree. But I don't think that always does them justice because some get lost in the branches, bent, etc. So I've created a hanger that reminds me of card hangers that my husband's Step-Grandmother used to make.

I started with an oversized tag that I bought in a pack ages ago. The Boston Globe JUST put out a large, poster sized calendar that I don't need so I'm using as background paper...which is JUST so perfect!!I backed the calendar paper with PTI's Smokey Shadow - I've been loving this color lately!!
I've also been insane for pom poms lately as well!! I'm making a bunch for ponytail holders for my daughter!! And they COULDN'T be easier to make.

You take any yarn and wrap it around 2 fingers for smaller pom poms or 3 or 4 fingers for larger pom poms about 50 or so times. Depending on how dense you want it to be.
I made mine out of red and white yarn which obviously reminded me of candy canes!!! I chose to use Remy The Reindeer image with the banner that says Happy Holidays!

I colored Remy with my Copics, glittered him up, and then flocked him!!! He's sooooooo cute and fuzzy in person!!!I backed him with the same PTI Smokey Shadow cardstock and used pop dots to add him to the jumbo tag calender background. You'll also notice (in the finished images) that I circled the 25th with my glue pen and used black glitter to surround it as well as the number itself which is covered in red glitter.
I attached my pom poms with Velcro dots as they seemed to hold better than glue dots to the yarn. I added a scrap of black ribbon so that I could use it to hang from and then lastly I added a longgggggggggggggggggg strip of sheer, green ribbon.
I then hung my greeting card holder and again used Velcro dots to stick the photos to the ribbon. As the ribbon is sheer, little sticks to it easily.
I hope you enjoyed my simple and fun tutorial today!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

And many thanks to the Fabulous Gals at TCC for having such fun images for me to work with!!!!