Good Wednesday morning. I am excited to announce the Rubbernecker Early Black Friday Sale. There are lots of dies and stamps on sale so if you have been keeping a wish list you are definitely going to want to hop over and check it out. Today I’m sharing three masculine die cut wildlife tags perfect to use on presents for the guys in our lives. I think these would look great on packages wrapped in Kraft paper and gingham ribbon. I think rustic packaging is perfect for guys.
The Frame and Snow Layers
Cut the frames and deckle snow layers using white cardstock.
Apply double stick tape to the back lower portion of the frame.
Trim the snow layers and attach them to the back of the frame.
The Trees and Background Layers
Cut the birch trees and background layers using white cardstock.
Apply Pumice Stone ink to the bark edges of the birch trees using a mini applicator.
Stamp the pine trees on one of the background layers using Peeled Paint ink.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames.
Cut the large pine tree and pine tree forest using green cardstock.
Attach the birch trees and pine trees to the mounting tape on the back of the frames.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach the frames to the background.
Cut the background layers using red cardstock and deckle scissors and attach them to the framed layers using double stick tape.
Cut the animals using white cardstock.
Apply a layer of Antique Linen ink to cover the whole body of each animal.
Apply shades of darker brown ink to the bodies using Vintage Photo ink.
Tuck the animals in behind the snow layer and attach to the background using pieces of mounting tape.
Apply white gesso paint to the tips using a small brush and set aside to dry.
Tuck the greenery in behind the snow layers and attach with glossy accents.
Cut the birds using red cardstock and apply black ink to the beaks using a Copic marker.
Attach the birds to the scene using tiny pieces of mounting tape.
I had lots of fun making these masculine die cut wildlife tags. I hope you are inspired to create some masculine tags for the special guys in your life. Be sure and check out the Early Black Friday Sale over at Rubberneckers. There are some incredible price reductions on lots and lots of dies. Thanks so much for coming by today I hope you have a great day with your holiday preparations.
Good Monday morning. I have three elegant die cut poinsettia tags to share with you today. I always love adding decorative and unique tags to presents going to those “extra special” people on my gift list. I have fond memories of creating special wrapped packages for my parents and mother-in-law. Both my mother and mother-in-law used to say they didn’t want to destroy the wrapping by opening the present. LOL! Each of my tags was made using the smallest frame from the Rectangle Combo die paired with Poinsettia #1 and Poinsettia #2, Holly,Greenery and Berries.
The Tag Base and Frames
Cut the 3.75″ x 2.50″ tag bases using pink and white cardstock .
Cut the frames using white cardstock.
Apply mounting tape to the back of the frames and attach to the tag base.
Follow the directions below for each individual poinsettia. Check out my step by step poinsettia tutorial if you would like to see how I form and assemble my poinsettia. The tutorial was done with a different die set but the steps are the same.
Cut the smallest flower section once using red or pink.
Cut the second smallest flower section twice using red or pink.
Cut the second smallest flower section twice using green cardstock.
Cut the tiny flower sections using yellow cardstock and form them using the small tipped stylus and molding pad.
Apply Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick ink to the pink poinsettia sections using mini applicators. (I didn’t apply ink to the red poinsettia)
Lay the poinsettia sections face down on the molding pad and form the petals using the large round stylus.
Lay the poinsettia sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using the small tipped stylus.
Hint: I layer two or three molding pads together so I can push down deeply on the flower centers to create more shape and dimension.
Attach the poinsettia sections together using glossy accents. Off set the sections to create a natural flower.
Attach the green flower sections to the bottom of each flower to create the green leaf base.
Attach the tiny yellow flowers in the center of each poinsettia using glossy accents.
The Holly, Berry Branches and Greenery
Cut the greenery, holly sections and berry branches using green cardstock.
Cut the berries using red and pink cardstock.
Use the jewel picker to pick up the berries and attach them to the base of the branches and holly leave using glossy accents.
Gently form the holly leaves using your fingers to add dimension.
Assemble The Arrangements
Attach the poinsettia to the tag base using glossy accents.
Tuck the holly, berry branches and greenery under the poinsettia and attach in place with glossy accents.
Finish the tags by applying sparkle to the berries and flower centers using the Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut poinsettia tags. I think they are so elegant and festive and will add a special touch to each package. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great day.
Cut a tag frame using red cardstock and the two largest tags in the set.
Cut a tag frame using red cardstock and the largest and middle sized tags in the set.
Cut the largest tag using white cardstock.
Secure the white tag in the MISTI , stamp the sentiment using gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
Apply double stick tape around the wider tag frame and attach it over the white tag layer.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the thinner tag and attach it over the matted tag layer.
The Poinsettia and Holly
Cut the poinsettia layers using red cardstock. I only used the three smaller of the four flowers.
Cut the second largest poinsettia two times using green cardstock.
Cut the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
Place the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form the petals using the large round stylus head.
Place the flower layers face up and push down in the centers using a smaller stylus head.
Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents. Make sure to offset each one so no layers are laying directly over the other.
Attach the tiny yellow flower in the center of the poinsettia using glossy accents.
Cut two sections of holly using green cardstock and the berries using red cardstock.
Apply glossy accents to the berry bases and pick up the red berries using a jewel picker and attach to the base.
Attach the poinsettia to the tag base using glossy accents.
Gently form the holly leaves with your fingers and tuck them under the poinsettia and attach with glossy accents.
Apply sparkle to the poinsettia petals and holly berries using a clear overlay pen.
Apply yellow stickles to the tiny flower center.
Check out my poinsettia tutorial if you would like to see how I form my flowers. I used a different set for the tutorial but the concept is the same.
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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed see my two die cut Christmas tags. I had lots of fun making them.
I have a few projects to share with you today that I made for the Spellbinders New Collections Blog Hop. There are several very talented designers sharing projects today using stamps and dies from the four new collections. My projects were all made using dies from Becca Feeken’s A Charming Christmas collection.
My first set of projects were made using the Shapeabilities Charming Round Tag. The possibilities are endless with all the dies that come in this sweet set. I especially love making tags with a country Christmas feel so I embellished mine with gingham bows and sprigs of evergreen.
The tag was cut once in white and again in red. I used one of the decorative insert dies to cut openings out of the top and bottom portion of the red die and then attached it over the white using double stick tape. The mittens were attached together with glue dots and then attached to the top of the tag with glossy accents. I attached a gold ornament topper and evergreen sprigs using glossy accents and then attached a multi loop gingham bow with glue dots to finish.
The tag was cut once in red and again in white. used one of the decorative insert dies to cut openings out of the top and bottom portion of the white tag and then attached it over the red tag using double stick tape. The deer charm was colored using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks. It was attached to the tag using pieces of mounting tape. I attached a gold ornament topper and evergreen sprigs using glossy accents and then attached a multi loop gingham bow with glue dots to finish.
The tag was cut once in white and again in red. I used one of the decorative insert dies and Joy sentiment insert die to cut openings out of the top and bottom portion of the red die and then attached it over the white using double stick tape. I attached the gold ornament topper to the ornament using glossy accents. The evergreen sprigs were attached to the center of the tag using glossy accents and then I finished it by attaching the bow using glue dots.
The Angel Ornament Card
The Tallulah frame was cut in white and was attached to the red card base with pieces of mounting tape. I cut the two angel sections using white cardstock. Both angel pieces have slits that allow them to fit together to create a dimensional ornament. I secured the front angel wings to the back wings using small piece of mounting tape. Next, I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the angel ornament and attached it to the card base. I ran a piece of gold metallic string through the angel topper and then attached it to the frame using glue dots. I continued the country Christmas theme with the evergreen branches and multi loop bow to finish the angel card.
You should have arrived here from Hussena’s blog and your next top along the hop path will be at Lin’s blog post. I sure hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects for the Spellbinders New Collections Blog Hop and I am sure you will love seeing all the projects along the blog path. You can see prize information on the Spellbinders blog. Thanks so much for coming by.
I have a pretty die cut thank you tag to share with you today. Before I start my project description I want to say how much I enjoyed working with Rubbernecker Stamps this past weekend at the Scrapbook Expo in Schaumburg, IL. and meeting so many paper crafters. I was especially thrilled to meet Beverly Barton, one of my fellow friends from Splitcoaststampers.
I began by cutting the largest tag die using white cardstock and then cut the small circular hole for the ribbon. Next, I used a cloud template, ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass ink to create the soft cloudy background. I stamped the thank you sentiment on the background with VersaFine Onyx Black.
The Tag Frame and Grass
I used the two largest tag dies to cut the frame. I lined the tags up in place on my magnetic platform to form the frame and cut. I used double stick tape to attach two grass sections to the back of the frame. Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the background layer.
The Flower Pot Foliage
I cut the flower pots in the same blue card stock to match the frame. I highlighted the scallop border on the pots by applying white Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few polka dots to the pots to finish. Once the crystal drops were totally dry I began arranging the foliage and flowers. For the largest pot I cut a section of the Leaf Group and cut the branches apart. I attached the smaller pieces of foliage to the back of the pots with glossy accents and then worked my way back adding larger pieces of foliage to create height. I cut several sections of flower stems to use in the smaller pots. I attached the stems to the pots using glossy accents, starting with the trimmed off shorter sections and then adding taller stems behind them.
I cut the tiny flowers in pink and again in white. I used my smallest tip stylus and molding pad to form all the flowers. Next, I attached three flowers in a cluster formation on scrap cardstock using glossy accents. Once the adhesive was dry and the buds were secure I cut around them to create my tiny cluster flowers. I arranged the flowers on the foliage and attached with glossy accents. I added the close up picture above to show the sparkle that I added using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut thank you tag. It seems most of us think of making tags only for Christmas presents but they can also dress up a present for any occasion. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great week.
My project today is a die cut tag and flower with a sentiment. I think we tend to think that tags are just for Christmas presents but they can really be made for gifts of any occasion. I think this feminine tag in pink, white and green would be perfect for a graduation, birthday or promotion. Any occasion that you want to convey a best wishes message or any kind of sentiment that you wish.
This tag was really fast and easy to make. I cut the two largest sizes, secured the the white tag in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment using black Versafine ink.
The Flower and Foliage
I cut the flower sections and formed them using my stylus and molding pad. I attached the layers together using glossy accents. Note that I cut the largest flower layer in green to create a foliage base for the flower. I cut the foliage pieces and gently rolled the leaves with my fingers.
Assembling the Die Cut Tag and Flower
I attached the two tags together using ATG adhesive. I attached the flower to the tag using glossy accents. Then I tucked the foliage pieces under and around the flower an attached using glossy accents. I added a pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drop to the center of the flower and added a pink knot of ribbon to the tag for the finishing touch.
Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you have been inspired to pull out your die cut tag and flower dies and sentiment sets to create your own “Birthday Wish”, “Congratulations” or even a “Thinking of You” tag.
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