Last week I showed you a little treat package made using the Pretty Pillow Box Dies and a piece from the Dainty Flowers 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. One of the things about that project was that I’d cut through a floral ‘frame’ pattern. Of course I didn’t want to waste the other half so today I decided to use it up. Just a word of warning though… this paper is one of the free Sale-A-Bration products and only available until February 28th (while remaining stocks last).
DAINTY FLOWERS BACKGROUND
I began today’s project with that half oval flower frame piece. From the Tailor Made Tags Dies I chose the largest of the plain-topped dies and cut the tag shape from my DSP. I also cut some Pear Pizzazz Card using the same die along with the coordinating little die to cut the hole reinforcements.
With the pieces cut I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the two tag pieces back-to-back. Then I added the hole reinforcement pieces on each side before tying some Linen Thread onto the tag.
Next I found the half daisy die and the small flower centres die from the Dainty Delight Dies set. I cut the daisy from Crushed Curry Card and the centres from Soft Suede Card. Before assembling these pieces I used a Blending Brush to add a little Crushed Curry ink to the ends of the daisy petals.
After gluing the cone-shaped flower centre to the daisy petals, I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to attach it to the tag base over one of the printed daisies.
That just left the sentiment to do and I chose “Celebrate you” from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set. Using Mossy Meadow ink I stamped the sentiment onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I placed it on my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the left end of the sentiment pointing towards the rollers.
Next I took the smallest plain-topped die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies and lined up the bottom of the die with the left side of the sentiment. With another cutting plate on top I slowly began to crank the die through the machine. Once the die had gone a little more than halfway through I reversed the plates back out of the machine. Now when I took off the top plate I could see that only half of the sentiment had been cut out.
To create a ‘label’ from the tag die I needed to turn the sentiment around so that the uncut end was set to go through the machine first. Then I placed the tag die on top, lining the bottom end of the die with the uncut end of the sentiment. Once the die had been ‘locked into place’ with the help of the faux stitching I cranked it through the machine. As before I stopped when the die was a little over half-way into the machine. Then I reversed it out to reveal a fully cut label but without the hole that the die would otherwise have added.
Here’s a short video I created showing this altered die-cut technique for an earlier project.
With the die-cutting complete all I had to do was add the sentiment to the tag with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. In no time at all my tag was complete and I love it. You’d never know that the half floral frame was ‘scrap’ left over from an earlier project.
For some more projects using the Dainty Delight DSP see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Dainty Delight Dies using the single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options so you can explore these if you wish.
FREE PAPER – The Dainty Flowers DSP is not available to buy as it’s one of the exclusive products in the Sale-A-Bration promotion. But you can get it for free simply by choosing it when you place a minimum $60 order (before shipping and taxes). Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th, however all free Sale-A-Bration items are only available while stocks last. I must say I’m surprised stocks of the Dainty Flowers DSP have lasted this long. However they could disappear at any time so if you want this paper please get it asap.