This morning I woke up with a technique idea using a piece of the Earthen Elegance 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP). However after trialling the technique I decided it needed a bit more refinement. Then I looked over at the rest of the DSP sheet which happened to be showing me the geometric pattern on the back. Suddenly a new idea popped into my head and all thoughts of my original project were pushed aside. Using the Tailor Made Tags Dies this alternative project came together really quickly.
ZIG ZAG GIFT TAG
I’d already decided that my project today would be a gift tag and had pulled out the Tailor Made Tags Dies. So using the largest of the plain-topped dies in the set I cut a tag shape from my Earthen Elegance DSP sheet. Next, using my Paper Snips I cut the tag from top to bottom using the zig zag design as a guide for my angled cuts. Having completed one cut I then decided to cut the wider of the two pieces a second time, using the angular pattern as my guide as before.
With the DSP cut I went back to the Tailor Made Tags Dies and cut some Very Vanilla and Pretty Peacock Card using the same die. Then I glued these two tags together back-to-back to create my tag base. The Very Vanilla side was for writing on and the Pretty Peacock side would become the front.
After setting aside the middle-section of the fussy-cut Earthen Elegance DSP I lined up the outer pieces with the edges of the tag base and attached them using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I cut 6″ of Pebbled Path twine from the 2023-2025 Jute Trim pack and tied it through the hole at the top.
That only left the sentiment to do and for that I chose “for you” from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set. Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped it at an angle on some Very Vanilla Card, and only then began to consider how it would fit on the tag front.
Then I had an idea. I would make a custom label complete with faux stitiching using the same die I’d used to cut out the tag base. To achieve this I simply cut the sentiment in two steps. Here’s a short video I created a while ago to show this basic technique.
For today’s sentiment label I lined up the sentiment with the bottom of the large plain-topped die. This would ensure that the finished sentiment would be exactly the same width as the tag base. Once the sentiment was cut I attached it to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added a line of 3 small Rhinestone Basic Jewels at an angle to reflect the angular design of the Earthen Elegance DSP. With that my project was complete.
Of course I still have the middle section cut from the DSP, but that won’t go to waste. I already have an idea using that piece that I’ll show you another day.