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Tag Time with Cathy

September 24, 2015

Click HERE to view today’s new SIMPLICITY creation.

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And don’t forget to scroll down to see what designer, Cathy, has been creating!

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Handmade holiday tags add a touch of whimsy and love to gift giving. Join our designers this week as they share tag ideas featuring products from our newest release, Especially for You 2015. And if you’re planning to create your own holiday tags, be sure to check out our Creative Die, 51-007 Tagged, a staple for tag-making any time of the year.

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Ready for a how-to? Cathy joins us today with TWO tag designs and photo tutorials. For her first tag design she’s used our Creative Die, 51-156 Tiny Town.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Die cut tag from white cardstock using Tagged die and cut Tiny Town from black cardstock.

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Brayer tag with Icicle ink.

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Flick Frost White ink over tag with a paintbrush and leave to dry.

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Adhere hole strengthener and the tiny town to tag.

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Mount tag onto white cardstock and trim using Perfect Layers 1/16” ruler.

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Attach ribbon and twine to tag. Add gems to the twine and to the rooftop of one of the houses.

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For her next tag design, Cathy creates layers and dimension using Creative Die, 51-153 Burst of Red.

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Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Die cut Tagged from white cardstock, the hole strengthener from red cardstock, and Burst of Red from red and green cardstock.

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Using an ink dauber, ink the edges of the cut flower with Gold Metallic Staz On.

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Shape the flower and glue over the solid flower. Cut the green flower into 3 pieces.

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Arrange the green flower behind the red flower and glue into place to create a leafy background.

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Take a sheet of the green polka dot paper from Painted Blooms Designer Paper Pad and trim to fit the width of the tag, then die cut the top using part of the Diamond Border die.

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Attach patterned paper to tag and ink the edges with Bamboo Leaves ink.

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Adhere hole strengthener and stamp “to and from” using Versafine ink.

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Mount tag onto red cardstock and trim using the Perfect Layers 1/8” ruler.

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Add ribbon and twine to tag. Attach flower and add pearls to finish.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2015 3:45 am

    Gorgeous tags!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. September 24, 2015 4:36 am

    Love the technique with the brayer and the blending inks, great effect. The gold on the edges of the poinsettia is so pretty. Great Tag die (one to add to the list). Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Jan D., FL permalink
    September 24, 2015 5:10 am

    Beautiful tags….my fav is the poinsettia one and love the instructions. Thank you.

  4. September 24, 2015 6:23 am

    Thanks for the great ideas. I can’t wait to make these.

  5. Susan Roberts permalink
    September 24, 2015 6:50 am

    Wonderful tags!

  6. September 24, 2015 3:21 pm

    Oh wow, Cathy–these may be my all-time favorite tags! Love the ombre background for the silhouette die cut & the red ink on the flower edges!

  7. September 25, 2015 5:54 am

    wow Cathy these are gorgeous.. awesome designing..

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