Today’s project was the result of another one of my “using up scraps” afternoons. It actually started with the pretty background piece that was left over after I decorated a small treat box. From there I didn’t really have a plan other than to find some coordinating colours and pretty shapes. Once I’d decided to use the Penned Flowers Dies for the main accent it all came together very quickly.
Taking my cue from the 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ scrap from the Blackberry Beauty 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP), I had my colour scheme set up. So I began by cutting a 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and mounted the DSP onto it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
For the tag base I turned to Rich Razzleberry Card and cut a piece 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. Then I punched the top of the Rich Razzleberry Card using the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch. After that I threaded some gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
At this point I realised that the tag base would be too dark to write a message on, so I then cut a 2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. But before attaching it to the back of the tag I needed to do a quick bit of stamping.
From the Delivering Cheer Stamp Set I took the separate “To:” and “From:” stamps and stamped them onto the Very Vanilla piece using Rich Razzleberry ink. Then once that was done I glued it to the back of the tag.
Then flipping the tag over I attached the layered DSP onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my other sentiment I turned to the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and chose the very simple “with love”. Then using Rich Razzleberry ink again I stamped onto Very Vanilla Card.
To add detail to the sentiment layer I chose a small six-sided die from the Tasteful Labels Dies set. Then I cut out the piece so the stamped words were towards the top right corner. With that done I attached the sentiment to the centre of the tag with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All my tag needed now was a little extra decoration and for this I chose the Penned Flowers Dies.
First I took the two different multi-leaf dies and cut one of each from Old Olive Card and also from Vellum Cardstock. Then I chose the single larger flower and die cut that from gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
To make things easier for myself I flipped over the flower, and realised that the little pieces in the centre hadn’t popped out, and that I quite like the effect. So before going any further I cut a small piece of sellotape and added it to the back to make sure they stayed there.
Next, with liquid glue I fixed the small Old Olive leaf piece and the larger Vellum leaf piece to the back of the flower. Then I layered on the remaining leaves with more liquid glue.
Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the assembled flower piece to the bottom of the sentiment layer and my scrappy tag was done.
Using up scraps to make pretty projects is always a very satisfying exercise. Sometimes all you need is to pick up a scrap of DSP and see where it leads you..
If you missed my simple cube treat box using the same DSP you’ll find it in my blog post Classic Treat Boxes for any occasion.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Hydrangea Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option. Also available as part of a discounted bundle is the Penned Flowers Dies (with the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set – not used today). I’ve included a link to that bundle too.