Today’s projects came about in an unusual way – I decided to make some tags and then I found myself looking through the pile of shapes and stamped images that I’d put to one side when they didn’t make it to a card. Sometimes I can’t decide whether gold or copper would look better – and sometimes, I just pick up the wrong paper and use whisper white when the rest of the card is very vanilla. So I pulled out my pile and started making tags.
First up is the cherry cobbler coloured flower from Flourish Thinlits Dies and I just happened to have the perfectly sized oval cut out of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper using the stitched shapes framelits dies. Yes, that’s an odd thing in a leftover pile, I was cutting a thin frame and this was cut out of the middle. I used the silicone mat technique for adding glue (just add a splodge of glue to the mat and using a sponge dauber, carefully dab glue on the back of your shape) and pushed it firmly onto the glimmer paper. I added another whisper white oval to the back to make the tag a little more sturdy. I probably wouldn’t have done that if it wasn’t there on my pile, but it’s a definite improvement. I added a rhinestone to the centre and used the cherry cobbler twine from the baker’s twine trio pack. I’d forgotten about the Flourish Thinlits Dies – Christmas card making does that to a person, I need to go through my box of dies and pull out the underused ones soon.
I’d cut out a Christmas tree using the Merry Tags framelits dies and glued the cut out pieces onto a whisper white oval. With a real red scalloped oval behind it and an emerald envy tag base and string, that was a really simple tag to construct.
And lastly for today, the copper tag. I had the circle cut out with the stitched dies and also the Noel from Christmas Pines heat embossed in copper on very vanilla. They were made to go together. Just a few dimensionals and a (gold actually) string and there’s a beautiful and easy tag.
I hope that I’ve encouraged you to take a look at your pile of things set aside to use later. It’s a lot of fun making them into tags.
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