I used the Mat Stack 2 die and PTI's Background Basics: Gingham for the tag. Ink was Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress ink (also inked around edges of tag). The snowflake in the center was built up from two die cuts (MFT snowflakes): one from red craft foam, the other from white card stock, run through the Xyron and steeped in glitter, then adhered to the foam. A button with silk ribbon, a punched hole, and baker's twine finish it off. Here's a closeup:
I like how it came out--very festive!
Now about those Santas, here's the story: A few years ago my sister made a bunch of these for gifts, having gotten the instructions from a tv show or magazine (never did find out which or where). We all LOVED them and wanted to make our own. So she got a couple of us together with some friends and we did a session of Santa-making (I believe it was in September of 2006). The materials are just commercial paper mache mix, heavy cardstock or bristol board, staples, and acrylic paint. At the time I thought it would be good to document the process so I took some photos, and here they are (not all the Santas in the following photos were done by me but I couldn't tell you which was which):
Aren't they cute? We had a blast. If you want to try it, be sure to let the paper-mache'd Santas dry thoroughly (overnight is best) before painting them.
That's all for now--have a Merry Christmas!