Simple Vintage Garden Tag Album

How to make a Simple Vintage Garden Tag Album.

In keeping with the pretty in pink theme, I created

a sweet little tag album made with the Simple Vintage Garden District Collection

from Simple Stories and several tag dies from The Maker’s Movement.

(To say I love this collection would be an understatement.)

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Here’s what I used:                        (*affiliate link)

    

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Directions:

  • Cut two large tags out of thin chipboard using the Crossover II Die Cut Machine for the front and back cover of the tag album.
  • You may need to run it through the roller twice before picking it up the tag to make sure it cut all the way through.
  • Cut additional tags using decorative scrapbook paper for the inside pages.

The Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System* has adjustable rollers and pressure settings.  It adjusts for multiple layers and allows you to be able to cut a variety of thicknesses.  It can cut fabric, faux leather, craft foam, chipboard, felt and, several other materials.

  • You will need to use four tags for the front and back of the tag album cover.
  • Place the tag design side up on the  Xyron Creative Station* crank the handle to run the tag through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back of the tag.
  • Remove tag from the protective liners and adhere to the front and back of each chipboard tag.

(FYI…I used the 5″ Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge*  in the Xyron Creative Station.)

I used a lot of dimensions to create the front cover.

  • Cut a small banner from thin chipboard, cover it with decorative scrapbook paper the same way as the front and back covers.
  • Cover the small metal rimmed tag with circles cut from scrapbook paper.
  • Use twine to tie around the banner and a small teapot charm to hang from the book ring.
  • Create a “bloom” word sticker using the Xyron Creative Station and a small piece of off white scrapbook paper.  Use the bloom word die from the “In Full Bloom” stamp and die set and cut it using the adhesive paper.

  • Decorate and embellish the inside pages using pieces from the ephemera set, and banners.

  • This page was created using the Library Pocket Die Set and the Nested Square Tags Die Set.

Fill your tag album full of fun memories and use it as a sweet gift for someone special.

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Message in a Bottle Shaker Tags

In continuing with the Beach Theme for July…

I’ve got a couple of cute projects using the Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die Set from

The Maker’s Movement to share with you.

MSD222 Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die Set  

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Message in a Bottle Pirate Ship Shaker Tag Directions:

  • Stamp the ship on white watercolor cardstock.
  • Color the ship with Tombow Art  Markers.

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  • Align the ship die over the ship image.  Place a piece of washi tape or removable tape over the die to keep it in place.  Run the die through the Crossover II Die Cutting Machine* to cut out the image.

Aren’t these are the cutest little ships?

You can add a skull and crossbones to the sail, or a sweet little heart. (included in the set)

You will need to cut out several pieces to create the Message in a Bottle Shaker Tag.

  • Cut a bottle shape out of clear acetate and a wavy-look scrapbook paper.
  • Place a small piece of distressed woodgrain look scrapbook paper into the Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Sticker Maker* to add adhesive to the backside of the woodgrain paper. Die-cut the woodgrain paper using the Bottle Frame Die. Creating a paper bottle frame sticker makes it easier to use when it comes time to place on the acetate.
  • Cut a second Bottle Frame using the double-sided adhesive foam sheet.

  • Remove one side of the protective blue coating from the acetate bottle.
  • Align and stick bottle frame sticker onto the acetate.
  • Remove the second side of the protective blue coating from the acetate.
  • Use a dryer sheet and rub on the blue wavy bottle die-cut to eliminate static created from the acetate.
  • Align and stick craft foam bottle frame onto the blue bottle die-cut.
  • Adhere die-cut ship in the center of the bottle.

I found a paper that replicated the look of cork.  I used that paper and cut several layers using the cork shaped die and glued them together to create a thick dimensional cork. I made the cork the same thickness of the foam.

  • Cut a piece off the top of the craft foam bottle to make room to place the cork.
  • Add Ice Cube Sprinkles (from the mixed drinks shaker sprinkles) into the well of the bottle frame.
  • Remove the protective coating of the craft foam frame and carefully place the acetate frame over the bottle.

  • Stamp your message on a piece of white cardstock and cut out using the banner die.
  • Punch a small hole at the end. Tie the banner die cut around the neck of the bottle with a piece of red and white twine.

If you’re not into Pirates and Pirate Ships…

the Message in a Bottle Die also makes a perfect Congratulations tag.

Use it for a Wedding, Anniversary, New Home, or Retirement.

Red, White and Blue Star Shaker Tags

Star Shaker Tags

I love making cards and tags that move and shake.

Generally, making Shaker Tags are fun and easy to make.

But I sometimes tend to make things harder than they need to be?

That was the case with the Star-shaped Shaker Tag.

After working on it and getting frustrated because the vision I had wasn’t quite working out,

I set it aside and went for a simpler version.

As you can see, I did finish the Star Tag and like how both of them turned out.

How to Make a Star Shaker Tag for the 4th of July

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Directions: 

  • Cut two tags using the Nested Tag Die Set.  The larger out of red cardstock and the smaller out of red, white, and blue floral print.

  • Adhere the tags together using the tape runner.
  • Die-cut both layers with the star die. Once happy with the placement, put a small piece of removable painters tape* over the star to keep it from moving when it is die-cut.
  • Lay banner die onto the tag to help figure the correct placement for the star hole.
  • Place the tag and die onto the Crossover II Die-Cutting System*
  • .Place clear acrylic protective plate over the dies and crank the handle to run the die through the machine.

  • Cut a small piece of acetate to fit over the star opening.  The acetate comes with a protective liner on both sides.  You will need to remove both sides before adhering it to the tag.

  • Pick out Red and Blue Shaker Sprinkles, from the Rainbow Sprinkles, to use for the inside of the shaker tag.

  1. On the back of the die-cut tag, place tear it tape adhesive around the opening of the star.
  2. Remove protective liner off the tape.  Place acetate over the star opening.
  3. Cut a second red tag.  Place strips of adhesive craft foam around the star to make a well around the star.  Add additional strips around the bottom and top.
  4. Add red and blue sprinkles in the well around the star.  Remove protective liner off the back of the foam strips and adhere to the second red tag.

  • Center two star together, place a piece of removable painters tape* on the dies to keep them from moving.  (The smaller star is the same size as star opening.)  Run the dies through the Crossover II die-cutting machine to create a star frame.

  • Adhere star frame over the star opening.
  • Cut a banner out of plaid paper.
  • Stamp “Celebrate with a bang!” (from the Home for the Holidays stamp set)  Trim down to fit onto the plaid banner.
  • Glue pleated ribbon around the bottom and top of the tag.
  • Punch hole in the top of the tag.  The Crop-A-Dile Punch* easily goes through all the layers.
  • Tie twine together and loop through the hole.
  • Glue small star and flag embellishments onto the tag.

Close up of the Star Shaker Tag

  • I used the largest of the Nested Star Die for the outline of the star.
  • What made the process a little more difficult for me was that I also cut a foam star the same size.  I had problems getting the foam star to line up and had to set it aside momentarily.
  • A small star cut out of foam and scrapbook paper was used as the dangler on the tag.
  • I cut several banners to use on the front of the tag.
  • You can find the small banner instructions here.

Here’s another tag that I made for The Maker’s Movement using the Nested Star Dies. 

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Easter Tags with Xyron and Photoplay Paper

Even when the kids are all grown up you’re never too old to have fun.

This year I’m trying something new.

After the Easter Egg Hunt with the little ones,

I plan on having another Easter Egg Hunt for the Big Kids and Grown Ups.

(We’re all just big kids at heart.)

For the Easter Egg Hunt…

I decided to whip up a few quick tags to go along with some of the prizes using my

Xyron Creative Station* and Xyron Mega Runner*, a few sheets of paper from

Photoplay Paper’s Easter Blessings Collection along with a few simple embellishments.

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When I want to make quick work of any project, I grab my Xyron Creative Station*.

Did you know that you can interchange the Xyron 9” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive

Refill* with the Xyron 5” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive Refill*?

Being able to use both sizes of cartridges with the Xyron Creative Station* is super convenient

when working on both big and medium sized projects.

Just lay your paper design side up onto the  Xyron Creative Station* crank the handle to run

the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station* it adds

adhesive to the back side of the paper.  Easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.

To make the tag…

I layered and trimmed the 3″ x 4″ element cards from the scrapbook paper and embellished it

with a thin strip of paper and prima flower*Tie tag with a simple sheer ribbon onto the bag.

I added a few enamel dots from Waffleflower on the tag and a little “small talk” sticker from

Tim Holtz idea-ology.

With a little more candy for the plastic eggs and I’ll be ready for fun.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Makers Program I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Shine from Within Mini Tag Album

Shine from within Mini Tag Album…

I love the sweet pastels of Graphic 45’s Garden Goddess Collection*, it just screams Spring.

So…after using the Garden Goddess paper pad on a special project (coming soon),

I decided to make a Mini Tag Album with the remaining paper.

When it comes to making Mini Albums I like using the Xyron Creative Station* 

because you get complete coverage, no wrinkling, no bubbles!

And…your album stays together!!!

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How to make the Mini Tag Album                                 (*amazon affiliate link)

  • Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the  *Xyron Creative Station* crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back side of the paper.  Easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.
  •  Cut two pieces of chipboard to use as the front and back of the mini album.  Cover the front and back of both pieces of chipboard with the decorative scrapbook paper.
  • Cut covered chipboard using a Tag die-cut or cut into a simple rectangle tag shape.
  • Because the chipboard is tan and the core of the paper is white, I inked the edges of the pages with  Vintage Photo Distress Ink*and a ink blending tool*.  

  • Adhere the smaller graphic in the center of the tag front to a piece of chipboard for added dimension.
  • Cut two small circles and adhere to the metal rim tag.  Cut a new hole on the top of the tag.
  • Embellish the front of the tag album using bits and pieces from the Garden Goddess Paper Pad.
  • Glue flower embellishment to front of mini tag album cover using craft glue.

  • Cut extra tag pages and small tags for the inside of the mini tag album.
  • Assemble the mini tag album using a small book ring.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Makers Program I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album

How to Create a Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album…

I decided to create a mini tag album using the left over paper and stickers from my

Creating A Miniature “Christmas Magic” Room with Graphic 45 and Xyron  project.

It’s a cute way to show off a few of your favorite holiday photos.  (It  also makes a nice gift.)

How to make a Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album                                 (*amazon affiliate link)

  • Create a chipboard tag by running two pieces of  Graphic 45 Christmas Magic* paper through the Xyron Creative Station*.  Cover both sides of the chipboard with the paper.
  • Cut Chipboard using a Tag die-cut to use as the front and back cover of the album.
  • Accent the edges of the covers using a Gold DecoColor Paint Pen*.
  • Create small tags by placing a sticker on a small piece of chipboard.  Add a coordinating piece of paper onto the back of the small tag.  Trim around tags.
  • Cut extra tag pages using the die-cut and Christmas Magic paper.

  • Embellish the cover with stickers, ribbon, wood snowflake, jingle bell and additional tags.
  • Add a medium sized book ring to hold the album together.

 Graphic 45 Christmas Magic 12×12 Collection Pack*

If you haven’t seen my Christmas Magic Mini Room you can see the full tutorial here.

Products Used:

XYRON 9″ Creative Station*                Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Collection Pack*

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Elegant Monogram Wedding Tag

 Create a Custom Monogram Wedding Tag for that special couple.

You’ll be sure to impress.

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There’s a lot of dimension on this tag. 

  • I used white letters which are dye-able. I mixed a drop of ink into a mini spray bottle filled with water and spritzed the letters to tint them.
  • Emboss your cardstock, trim part of it into a tag shape, and punch a circle from another part. Glue the letters onto the circle – use the couple’s last name in the center and their first names on the sides.
  • Die-cut a decorative border for the circle. Use the foam squares to adhere the circle to the tag and embellish with a mini flower and trim.
  • You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on numbers and letters on sheets or individually in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes at your local craft store.

The Monogram Wedding Tag was created for and sponsored by Joy®.

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Tattered Tangles: Happy Birthday Tag

Tattered Tangles Birthday Tag 3368

Do you ever need a really large Birthday Tag to make your present “POP”?

Tattered Tangles Birthday Tag Close Up 3370

This tag uses Tattered Tangles a fun doodle art from Canvas Corp. Brands.

Tattered Tangles Collection is printed on a paper called Leather Paper making it

perfect for coloring and different paint techniques.

Supplies Used on the Tattered Tangles Happy Birthday Tag:

  1. Cut Tattered Tangles Birthday image down to 3-3/4″ to 6″.  Color image with colored markers.
  2. Add clear glitter glue to flame on the birthday candle.
  3. Adhere birthday image onto black cardstock.
  4. Adhere small scraps of teal and green burlap onto the corners of a 4-1/2 x 7-1/2″ piece of white cardstock.  Glue rick rack onto the top and bottom.  Layer onto another piece of black cardstock.
  5. Mount birthday image with foam mounting squares onto the burlap and white cardstock.
  6. Curl white curling ribbon and attach to the top of the tag with a small green clothespin.

Happiness Tangled Pack

Disclosure:  This project was created for and sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands and uses affiliate links.

Fave Crafts 2015 Best Blogger Contest: Baby Girl Tag

This sweet “Baby Girl” tag was made with the products I received after the

2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January.

The tag is also my submission into Fave Crafts Best Craft Blogger Contest 2015.

(Needless to say… I’ll be shamelessly asking you for your vote at the end of the post.)

Little B Baby Tag 1488 2

Baby Girl Tag

Designed by Sue Eldred

Little B: (littlebllc.com)

  • 100366 Honeycomb Punch
  • 100434 Silver Foil Pink Harlequin Decorative Tape
  • 100418 Pull Flowers Chrysanthemum
  • 100146 Footprints Dimensional Sticker Embellishments
  • 100395 Party Dies

Additional Supplies:

  • Large White Tag 3 1/2” x 6 1/4”
  • Cardstock: White, Pink
  • Large White Button (Buttons Galore and More)
  • Fabri Tac Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Tape Runner
  • Thin 3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • 5/16 Hole Punch
  • Silver Ribbon (Offray)
  • Computer Generated Font.

Directions:

  1. Punch a 3 1/2” pink cardstock border using the Honeycomb punch.
  2. Add a 3 1/2” strip of decorative tape onto a piece of white cardstock. Trim a very thin border on each side of the tape. Add decorative trim tape piece onto center of the Honeycomb border.
  3. Adhere border on the bottom of the tag.
  4. Cut 12” from the White Pull flowers trim. Fold trim in half and pull strings as directed to create flower.
  5. Add small pink feet stickers to a large white button. Glue embellished button to the center of the flower. Glue flower onto center of the tag.
  6. Create a pink banner from the Party Dies. Add to top of the top using thin foam mounting squares.
  7. Print out the letters: B A B Y using a computer and printer onto white cardstock.
  8. Punch out each letter using a 5/16th hole punch. Add the letters onto the banner with small thin mounting squares.
  9. Tie top of the tag with silver ribbon.

Little B LLC Baby Girl Tag

Confession:  I’m not sure if you noticed or not… 

I did not use a plain white strip under the washi tape on the first picture on this post.

You can see the honeycomb underneath.  I like it better with the white strip.  It’s a little crisper.

I tried retaking the picture of the tag over 100 times.  That one was my favorite.  (so I stuck with it)

Best Blogger Craft 2015

After the favecrafts 2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January, bloggers received a sample of new products from participating sponsors of that party.  The projects created from these brands and samples are simply amazing! You’re getting the first look at these exclusive projects made with new products hot in the craft market.

They need your help determining which project to crown Best Blogger Craft of 2015! You can only vote once. Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST.

I submitted this tag as part of Fave Crafts Favorite Blogger Contest.

Please check out all the entries.  (feel free to “vote” for me, if you’d like)

http://www.favecrafts.com/contest/Blogger-Contest

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Joy Tag with a Cool Metal Foil Technique

Impress your friends with an Easy and Elegant Metal Foil Tape project.

I love this technique and thought you might as well.

Start with a small piece of matboard or chipboard approx. 2″ x 2 1/2″ and chipboard letters spelling the word “Joy”.

Joy Tag products used:            (*amazon affiliate link)

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Directions:

1. Glue letters onto the small chipboard with Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue*.
2. Apply Aluminum Foil Tape* over chipboard. I make the chipboard slightly smaller than the tape so that I don’t have any seams.
3. Using the bone folder, gently go around each letter to bring out the detail.

4. Paint the background with the paint pen. To give it a snowy affect, when
giving a second coat of paint, dot the paint with the tip instead of brushing.
5. Use the pale blue pen to color the letters. Allow both colors to thoroughly
dry.
6. Using a sanding block, lightly sand the letters and edges of the chipboard.
7. For a finishing touch, paint the letters with stickles glitter glue.

The tag also uses:
Prima Flowers (Holiday Celebration Snow Drop)
Vivid Ink: Aqua
Ink Blending Tool*
Scrapbook Paper
Cardstock
Corner Punch, Rounded*
1/8 Inch Round Hole Punch*
Lace, Silver Ribbon and Small Flat Snowflake Ornament
Silver Greenery

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