Friday, March 30, 2012

For every thing there is a season- and it's a season for gifts

Passover is just around the corner and I decided that I needed to make some small handmade presents. This altered clear box is a pure recycling. . . thanks to Tim Holtz's embossers for such a lovely big pillow boxes to reuse.

I already made some for Halloween but this one is a very first made for Passover tags. Thanks dear The Rubber Cafe for those fantastic Jewish stamps!

So  the box was altered and then filled (not to the edge) with 2 more gift tags for future use and I am going to add some sweets too, but later.

This is the full box view with both tags inside.

Here is an empty altered box.




For the box, I made 2 tags, using the  best ever paper I found - The Rubber Cafe Pugnacious White Signature paper. Just perfect for stamping, heat embossing, inking with water, distressing, and still looks like new!

For the bigger tag, I stamped this Ecclesiastes  stamp with Truffle ink, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The clock stamp is from the Vintage Treasures set. Simply stamped with blue  ink several times and heat embossed again. Then all tags were inked with distressed inks, watered, and I added some " blood" drops with red paint.


The smaller tag was stamped with the script stamp from the Steampunk Charity Wings set and heat embossed too. The two other stamps from this set were added and I made the brownish distressed color again.

Both tags were adhered with One and Only Glue Tape. The same tape was used to glue the ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. Both tags were also embellished with more ribbons and I added a couple of Prima flowers. The box was done and now for the other tags in the box.

I made 2 completely different tags here: one is pastel and cute. . .  and the other is shabby and dark. . .  but I actually used the same Tree of Life set.


For the pastel tag I made Shalom word stamping- all 3 different stamps with Jasmine  ink and clear heat embossing and then added 3 colors of Distress Stains (Broken China, Pine Needles, and Tattered Rose). I tore the piece, glued it with Scrap Happy glue, and stamped the dove over it with green ink.


One of 3 tree stamps were  stamped, heat embossed, and glued on the corner. Two buttons and Really Reasonable Ribbon again were added to finish this tag.


The second tag was made with Basic Backgrounds 2  Dots stamp with white ink. It was then clear embossed. I stamped all 3 Shalom word stamps over it and inked it too with some distress inks.


I added a ribbon strip to cover some stamping mistakes (it works, believe me), again with One and Only tape.

Another tree stamp from Tree of Life was stamped, heat embossed, and inked.


 And now the box and both tags again- hope you like them.


And to the punch line: Shalom (means PEACE AND HELLO in Hebrew) and is our family name. So I just signed the tags without signing them!

See you with my next project and wish you all a very Happy Easter and Passover!

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3 comments:

AmyJ said...

Very neat tags. I really like those wings. Those are neat.

Karen T said...

Irit! Great mix and use of stamps! Tags are fun, and works great with your package.

reneabouquets said...

Each tag is so unique and just beautiful! Wonderful job showcasing those Rubber Cafe stamps!