Hello Crafty Friends,
DT Melanie here today to share a die-inspired project. I decided to have a little fun with the Tags & More 1 – Lace die set, along with several other sets. Let’s take a look…
Hello everyone, Sanna here today with one last Christmas project for this season. I created a blue-red-white colored gift tag that will hopefully make its recipient happy. This background is so much fun to make!
Hi there! It´s Sanna here again and today I´d like to share a maritime mixed media tag with you!
I am definitely a summer person and I love sun, sand and sea. When I saw the new Joset Designs Ahoy Stamp set, I immediately wanted to create something summery. That is what inspired me to create this tag.
Hi there! It’s Marsha here today with a fun collage idea!
I started this project with a card in mind, but my collage turned out so pretty that I just couldn’t bear to cut it up. I decided to put it in a frame and now I have a happy Summer decor piece instead!
Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, sharing some cards that were inspired by Delft Blue tiles!
My mom and I visited the Dutch city Delft recently. And when you visit Delft, you can’t escape Delftware. It’s everywhere! So when I got home, I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a couple of Delftware style cards.
Made by Mary Prasad for the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team
Mary here today with a Lilac tag card. I love the effect Brusho crystals have when they are hit with water. I decided to use them to color cardstock for my lilacs. The variation in colors looks so pretty. For the large tag card base, instead of using the decorator die to cut through the top, I used the negative pieces to create a leafy look.
Making the Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies —
By Judi Kauffman
The theme for the December 2015 Designers’ Challenge is an item that is near and dear to my heart: Calendars! I love having calendars all around the house. At any given time there are at least five or six in various spots. So why is it so difficult for me to remember what day it is? Oh well…
As soon as we got the Challenge theme I knew I wanted to put some of the new Els van de Burgt Studio ‘Through the Lens’ 6×6 papers into my project. And I knew right away that I wanted to design a calendar to hang on the bulletin board next to my computer desk, the one I look at many times a day. I picked the Metal Series pack.
If you want to make a simpler version of this calendar all you need to do is tape two square sheets together, reinforce the top and bottom with contrasting strips to add stability, top with a calendar, punch a hole at the top for hanging. Done!
I took things a lot further as you’ll see in the instructions. Pattern-on-pattern and lots of embellishments is my idea of heaven…
Tip: Take your time. Arrange, rotate, and rearrange the papers till you get a combination you want. Be very INTENTIONAL in your choices, how you position the papers, and what you do for embellishments.
*Instead of a calendar with all of the months shown at once, use a calendar pad with one month showing at a time.
*Go for a jumbo calendar and use four squares instead of two with a finished size of 12” x 12” instead of 6” wide x 12.5” long.
*Create smaller calendars using Tags & More die sets for shaped backgrounds.
7. Back three .5” x 6” pieces of Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz and one 2.5” x 1.75” piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Also cut another 2.5” x 1.75” piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (not backed with Adhesive).
8. Die cut three Ribbon strips from Fire Opal Gemstone – two with narrow rectangular holes, one with oval holes. Keep the little pieces that fall out of the negative spaces in the die on a piece of waxed paper or a non-stick craft sheet. See photo above: You will be using the longer narrow pieces to create faux staples in step 9.) There are 5 dies in the Ribbons 1 set, only 2 used for this project. A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. (Reminder: *Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to this technique, the cutting side of the die must face the metal plate with the Shimmer Sheetz facing UP in between the die and plate.)
9. Lightly sand the adhesive-backed Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to tone down the shine. Die cut one clipboard-style hanger piece from this Shimmer Sheetz and a second one from the Gold piece that does not have adhesive. Attach the Gold pieces (back to back) at the top of the calendar, centered, as shown in the photo below – adhesive-backed piece on the front. (The clipboard hanger piece is from the Tags & More 8/Lattice die set. If you have other Tags & More die sets, die cut a .25” hole and substitute a different decorative reinforcement to surround the hole at the top of the calendar).
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and get busy making your own calendars with ‘faux staples’ and Shimmer Sheetz Ribbons! Don’t forget to check the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on the 31st for more December Designers’ Challenge calendar theme projects.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
TTL001 Through the Lens – Metal Series 6×6 Paper Pack (Coming soon)
1122 Ribbons 1 (Coming soon)
Foil Chevron Washi Tape (BoBunny)
Craft knife and self-healing cutting mat (for fussy-cutting)
Paper trimmer (or metal ruler and self-healing cutting mat)
Hi, it’s Sandy Diller here – I’ve been working on some tags for CHA and thought it would be fun to share one with you today. Making tags is fun and easy, rather like making just the inside of a card. No need to worry about the thickness because it doesn’t close. The holiday season will soon be over for another year so let’s think about what’s coming next; Valentine’s Day!
Love is in the air-
Cut decorative top using Tags & More 1, Lace.
The hearts are from several different die sets, all listed below. Cut hearts from white cardstock that has Double Sided Adhesive added to the back. Die cut with the adhesive side up. Make at least 4 of each size, so you’ll have plenty for the project. Plus, if there are leftover hearts, they can always be used for a future project.
From the Katie Label Pivot Card -cut 2 of the smallest labels, one from soft finish cardstock and another from the adhesive-on-white cardstock.
Barrel Basket die – cut the main basket from textured paper, the handle and bands from a darker color and the grip from another lighter color.
Working on a non stick mat or piece of scrap paper add molding paste to tag as follows.
The tag may buckle but will flatten as it dries.
My mixed media tags using Pop it Ups products with the Tags & More dies will be on display in the Elizabeth Craft Designs CHA booth #775 January 9-12, 2016. Stay tuned to the Facebook pages (check the right sidebar for links) to see photos and videos from the show.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this tag:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Decorator Heart dies from these sets: