By Judi Kauffman
Are they ornaments or are they tags? They’re both! Either way, this is a super fast project: Place Christmas Elves peel-offs onto white cardstock and color them with your favorite markers. Cut around the edges. Thread a needle with fine gold braid and add a hanging loop. I was done in half an hour.
But then there was that wonderful sheet of leftovers sitting there, tempting me to figure out what to do with all of the circles, small stars, and other bits and pieces.
The negative shapes from the trees looked like people’s bodies; the circles would make perfect heads. I still had plenty of white cardstock in front of me so I started to play!
And I kept going, and going, like the Energizer Bunny… Before I knew it I had a nice array of bizarre imaginary figures in front of me. I had left enough room between them to cut them out, each in its own rectangle.
They’re the right size for Artist Trading Cards, I can use them for silly cards, or just tuck them away to remind me of a fun time I had one chilly fall day. At this point I’m going to use mini clothespins to hang them from a piece of twine like a banner, evidence that leftovers from peel-off sheets can take on a life of their own!
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
2582 Christmas Elves by Judi Kauffman in Black
Winsor & Newton – ProMarkers
Fine gold braid