Pictured above, and listed below, are the tools I used:
1 1/4" x 2" oval punch (acorn bases and corn cobs)
2 5/16" x 3" oval punch (tag base)
1 1/2" round scallop punch (acorn caps)
1/8" hole punch (for attaching twine)
1/4" hole punch (holly berries)
mini-scallop edging scissors (for corn cobs)
small, pointy end scissors (for cutting tight curves and crisp inner points, I love my Westcott Titanium #13674 5-inch scissors, but beware - these babies are wicked SHARP)
bone folder (for smoothly mashing paper/glue/paper)
liquid lead pencil (never needs sharpening, and erases easily)
Pictured above, and listed below, are the inks and adhesives I used:
Scotch Quick-dry Adhesive (the precision tip is handy for small items like the berries)
Scotch Permanent Glue Stick (I've tried other brands, and I prefer this one)
inks to match or compliment your papers (I used Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Gingerbread and Red Brick, and a yellow-green ink from a Rubber Stampede Set)
permanent fine-point marker in complimentary color (I used brown)
Pictured above, and listed below, are the paper cut-outs and string I used:
brown twine (for tag strings)
beige twine (for corn tassels)
2 5/16" x 3" punched ovals (for tag bases)
holly leaf pattern (follow link, save image to your desktop, print on cardstock, cut it out, and trace leaf onto your patterned paper)
1/4" hole punch cuts (for berries, 3 per holly tag)
1 1/2" punched scallop round, cut in half (for acorn tops)
1 1/4" x 2" punched ovals (for acorn bases, 2 per tag; cut off a bit of one end, as shown, if you don't want long acorns)
1 1/4" x 2" punched ovals (for corn cobs, 3 per tag; cut each long side with the mini-scalloped scissors, making one end narrower, as shown)
You thought I forgot about the scrapbook papers?!? Well, I did. That's why they're at the end of this section. I used K-Ology Hannah Scrap Pad To Go 12 x 12 Papers from K & Company, and generic tan cardstock.
Read through the whole blog post before commencing tag crafting (yes, I said this already, just making sure).
Download, print, and cut holly leaf pattern.
Gather tools, inks, adhesives, papers, and string.
Trace leaf pattern onto desired papers.
Cut/punch out paper pieces.
Ink the edges of your papers as desired. If desired, ***draw details as shown in pic below with permanent marker (except for acorns and holly berries; do them after gluing).
Glue the paper parts together as shown, or similar. Use bone folder to squish papers and glue together. For berries, if you are using a dot of the Scotch precision tip adhesive, just put them in place, and let dry).
Draw stem of bottom acorn, and a dot at each acorn base, as shown.
Dot base of each holly berry, as shown.
If you haven't already, squiggle in some corn rows, and holly leaf veins. A little goes a long way. (***Note: all tags look just fine without any drawn details).
Strategically punch 1/8" holes as shown, for attaching twine, as the twine becomes the stem.
Cut a long (about 10 inches) piece of brown twine for each tag, *****carefully attach as shown, and knot each end for a nice finish.
Cut 3 short (about 3 inches each) pieces of beige twine for corn tassels, *****carefully attach to corn tag as shown, and trim to suit. (*****Note: the twine is not very forgiving - if you tug too hard, you will tear the punched hole. Practice first, to get the hang (no pun intended) of it - or use embroidery thread!
Tah-Dah! You now have Autumn Tags for your personal use on gift boxes, Thanksgiving table settings, harvest wreaths, and such. But not to sell. That's what I do with them :-).
***Constructive criticism from experienced craft tutorial writers, and from crafters who attempted to follow my first tutorial, is most welcome.***