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EmbelliTags

Hello there!

Here is a quick overview of the embellitags I created using scraps.

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After gathering a pile of scraps from projects I recently completed, I mixed and matched different patterns and decorated some tags that I had lying around from a past YT tutorial .

I used worded pieces from other scraps and pattern paper pads to add sentiments to all the tags.

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Here you can see all of the decorated tags.

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To finish them off, I punched a slightly larger hole and accented them with reinforcements punched out of this WRMK punch.

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These tags can be used to create a tagflip, embellish scrapbook pages, as focus pieces for cards or even to embellish gifts.

 

Below is the full video of my process for creating these.

I hope this gave you some ideas for using scraps. If you liked these ideas and want to get more ideas for using scrap and pattern paper please stop by my YT Channel and subscribe!

Thank you for stopping by!

XoXo

 

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Fuse Shaker Tags

Hello all!

To end my son’s school year I created some shaker tags using my fuse tool as thank yous for his school teachers.

While there is a YouTube video posted showing the process for these, I lost some footage and wanted to show some snapshots of the process here.

I trimmed some We R memory Keepers Fuseables clear 12 x 12 sheets to 3 x 5 1/4″ using my Fiskars triple track paper trimmer. I then fused 2 rectangles at a time on 3 sides, leaving one side open to insert my tag and shaker contents before sealing once more with the fuse tool.

I waited several minutes for the fuse tool to heat up before using it. It gets EXTREMELY hot and even melted my heat resistant cutting mat! This is why I am using a metal cookie tin lid. It worked out perfectly.

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Then I chose some pattern paper and cut them into tags sized 4 1/2 x 2 1/2″. I am using some paper from First Edition Paper Paradise Crush collection and American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and some other loose pattern and solid color papers from my stash. To complete the tag shape I used another tag as a guide to cut the corners off.

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I added embellishments to my tags. I used most of the picture frame tags created in my last post. I also adhered the tags to a mat, leaving a border all around of approximately 1/16″ thick. Using a Hero Arts speech bubble die, I add sentiments behind each tag and I punch our some heart shaped thank yous out of this 6 x 6 sheet from American Crafts Everyday collection using a Fiskars heart punch.

Once my tags are all decorated and my message is adhered to the back I insert it into the plastic fused sleeve and matching sequins are added. Then the open side can be fused shut to seal in the contents.

After sealing my tags shut, I use my crop-a-dile to punch a hole at the top of the tag and seal that as well with an eyelet. The tag is now done. I then add a printed Amazon gift certificate with a ribbon and tie that to complete the shaker gift tag.

These tags were given to my son’s teachers after his moving-up ceremony. I am immensely grateful to them for all of the work and dedication they place on our children’s education and growth.

I hope you enjoyed this project and please check out the video for additional information. Thank you so much for viewing this post!

Until next time!

XoXo

 

 

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DIY Card Kit – 5 More Cards

Hello crafty friends!

I am back and have completed 10 cards with the DIY card kit. At first I thought, I am only going to make 5 cards but I had patterned paper left and still had some supplies in the kit I had not used so I went ahead and made 5 more.

All in all, this worked out great! I created 10 lovely cards and I have used all the paper and cardstock in the kit, almost all of the paper lace strips and all of the card bases I set aside for the kit. I am bundling up a recap of all the cards in one blog post just as I did before but I am keeping the videos as individual card tutorials. When I tried to combine them all in one video, it turned out to be quite a lengthy video. As a viewer I don’t always have time to watch long videos so as a YouTuber I try to keep my videos under 15 minutes (usually I aim for 10 min or less).

But I find in this way it is easier to follow along and there is (I hope) a greater appreciation for each card and the creative process. Below are images of the next 5 cards created with the card kit and some info on each.

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For this card I used one of the patterned sheets that had these beautiful vintage style tags. I also used some of the pearl embellishments from the kit that I had yet to use!

I thing this would make a cute card for a young graduate or to celebrate a milestone with a special date.

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For this card I brought in some gilding flakes I had in my stash to add shine and interest. I also incorporated a shaker element in the tag using clear micro-beads as contents.

I think this card can be appropriate for many things. It is very feminine and has a vintagey feel.

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For this card I was happy to use the gold cardstock and this pretty patterned paper with the phrase “I love you” throughout. I also used gold heat embossing for the rose stamp and added a small banner and sequins. The pink and gold satin twine pulls the colors together and grounds the design.

This would definitely be a great valentine, anniversary or even as just because.

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For this card I knew I wanted to use the butterfly die-cut and rose stamp and I also included the gold metallic cardstock for contrast. Using an embossing folder, I created a polka-dotted texture to the navy cardstock.For the sentiment I chose a word die and I diecut the word Celebrate from cram colored cardstock as well as from a white foam sheet to give it dimension. To make it yellow, I rub a saffron inkpad by Kaisercraft on the paper. I really like the dimension and texture of this card.

I might used this card as a birthday card, but it could also be used for many special occasions.

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This card was one of the simplest to create and also one of my favorites. I have thought about creating scene cards before but this was my first true attempt. It is also a Spanish card with the sentiment reading “Together our entire lives”. It is so sweet and I plan on sending this card to my parents for their anniversary next month.

This completes the card made with this kit. I really enjoyed creating with the kit and it was interesting but not as difficult as I thought it would be to make this many cards using a limited amount of supplies.

I will be returning with an embellishment post soon once the videos for this card kit series have all been uploaded to YouTube. Thank you for following along with me while I completed the card for this DIY Card Kit! Have you tried to create using just a limited amount of supplies or using a card kit? I’d love to know what your experience was!

Until next time XoXo

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Taco Tuesday – Hola Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends!

For my first Taco Tuesday card I chose to make a shaker card. This is especially neat because I was able to “float” the letters with clear thread. The exact method for this technique can be viewed in the video tutorial.

Initially I had not thought to draw a white stitched border but the card just did not feel complete without it. Which is why it is not in the video but I did photograph it.

To add some additional texture I embossed the acetate sheet with a diamond patterned embossing folder (all supplies listed below). And for the contents I used sequins and clear microbeads.

I am including the video below if you’d like to see the entire process for this card.

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SUPPLIES:

Paper:

  • Yellow pattern paper – Recollections 12×12 paper pack (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″)
  • Blue pattern paper – Recollections 12×12 paper pack (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ —Inner Frame is 3 5/16″ x 3 1/16″)
  • Acetate sheet – Repurposed (cut slightly bigger than inner frame)
  • White cardstock with printed words – Recollections

Accents:

  • Darice cream sequins
  • Clear microbeads – my stash
  • Marvy White gel pen

Tools:

  • Clear thread – my stash
  • Foam tape – Craft Specialties
  • ScorTape
  • Glue Dots
  • Pattern Embossing Folder – Spellbinders # SES-002
  • Fiskars paper trimmer
  • Exacto Knife
  • EK Success precision Scissors

I am happy to be able to create Spanish and English card projects for any occasion. This is the first for this series but I will definitely incorporate regular Spanish and Bilingual cards and paper projects going forward.

I hope you all enjoyed this card process and if there are any questions on this card or any techniques used let me know in the comments.

I am also taking card suggestions for next week’s What’up Wednesday card post and video so definitely shoot me some ideas via any blog post comments or comments through YouTube.

Thank you all for taking time out to view my posts and/or watch my videos! I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you!