Sometimes I look at dies and can’t see any use for them away from the coordinating stamp set. This is certainly not the case for the new Painted Labels Dies. They’re designed to coordinate with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, but don’t be fooled. These dies are great for other projects too as today’s sneak peek shows.
I decided to use the Painted Labels Dies to make gift tag without any poppies in sight.
First I found my sentiment in another ‘floral’ stamp set, Vibrant Vases. Using Balmy Blue ink I stamped “Just for you” onto a strip of Whisper White Card. Then I was ready to play with the Painted Labels Dies.
First I used the smaller label die to shape the ends of the sentiment strip. As the strip was smaller than the die, I did this by cutting one end then moving the die to cut the other end. Next I used the same die to cut a piece of Blueberry Bushel Card.
To add some decoration to my tag I cut a scrap of Vellum Cardstock using the fancy border die from the set. In fact to save wasting the remaining Vellum I actually decided to cut two of the them.
Finally from Balmy Blue Card I cut the larger label. Turning the die-cut label into a tag was easy as I punched the top using the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch.
Now all I had to do was put the tag together. First I used a little Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach the vellum pieces to the back of the sentiment. Then with more Tear & Tape behind the sentiment I added the layers to the Blueberry Bushel piece.
Next I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the assembled layers to the tag base. Then finally I folded two pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine in half and threaded the loops through the hole at the top of the tag. Then once I’d passed the cut ends through the loops I pulled tight to secure the twine in place and I was done.
If you struggle to attach vellum without the adhesive showing, or don’t have special ‘vellum adhesive’, try following my method.
PAINTED LABELS DIES
I have to say that I love this set of dies. Did you notice that the two label dies I used have an embossed line around the edge? I never noticed that feature until after I’d die-cut the pieces. What a bonus!
As you can see from the photo below, there are 9 dies in the set, but only the bottom four directly correspond to images in the Painted Poppies Stamp Set. I think the leaf dies would also work without a stamped image. So I would say, even if the Painted Poppies Stamp Set doesn’t appeal to you, do give these dies a second look.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Painted Labels Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Painted Poppies Stamp Set. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. So, even though I didn’t use the stamp set today I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this in more detail.