As a card maker, I get a lot of my inspiration for my projects from things around me. It could be colors, textures, wallpaper, food….I love it when something stops me in my tracks and I have to quickly write down an idea from it. For today’s project, I was inspired by these vintage-style post cards I’ve had in my drawer for ages. I don’t use them, I just like to look at them, LOL! They have always reminded me of something a grandmother would have. Very comforting and happy.
Background dies are perfect for full sized cards as added texture and an additional layer. But why not add them to gift tags for the same effect? For today’s card, I’m using the versatile Hero Arts Fancy Flower Garden background die to create some easy and elegant birthday gift tags.
Die sets with various sizes of the same shape are great basics to have on hand. You have all kinds of options when you need that perfect sized circle or square or when you want to do precise layering on projects. I especially like when these types of sets have little fun details like stitching, or fun edges. For today’s project, I will be using the Framelits Dotted Tag set from Stephanie Barnard/Sizzix in a few different ways.
When creating projects, sometimes keeping it simple can really pack a punch with the right product. For these easy wine bottle tags, I took a simple design and brought it up a notch using holographic embossing powder and some brush-lettered stamps.
When you’re pressed for time during this holiday season and want to make your own gift tags, there’s nothing easier than using a pre-made kit. This falls somewhere in the middle of homemade and store bought, as all the parts of the tag are chosen for you, but you get the fun of assembling it your way.
This holiday season, you’ll need lots of ways to decorate packages and bags. Tags are one of my favorite things to make and I make a lot of them! For my project today, I’m creating some easy tag embellishments with ready-made die cuts and a fun, retro-style sentiment.
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
As summer draws closer, so does kids’ birthday party season. I have a great way to get yourself prepared with a ready made card and tag set using a simple 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and a fun interactive die. Patterned paper pads are great because you have everything you need to make quick DIY crafts with little effort. All the fun colors and even some sentiments are right there for you to cut and paste! For my projects today, I used the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits Card Drop In-Thank You die set along with the Pebbles Happy Hooray 6×6 paper pad. I also used some large and small pre-made white tags.