Hey, y'all! Bethany from Pitter & Glink here today to share a fun Sizzix tutorial with you. I am a hug fan of florals, and I adore layering paper and embellishments to add dimension to my creations. The new Lori Whitlock collection has die sets perfect for layering, and they inspired my latest Sizzix project: Layered Floral Gift Tags.
To create your own layered floral gift tags, you'll need your Sizzix BIGkick and three new Thinlit die sets from Lori Whitlock: Hello Doily, Mix & Match Flowers, and Perfect Labels. You can find a full supply list at the bottom of this post.
The first step to making the floral tags is creating the actual tag. You can create tags of all different sizes using the Tag Collection Framelits Die Set. Place the Extended Multipurpose Platform on your Sizzix BIGkick. Put one Standard Size Cutting Pad on top of that. Place a piece of paper on the cutting pad and cover with the tag die of your choice. Cover with another Standard Size Cutting Pad and roll through your Sizzix BIGkick.
Next, it's time to cut all the fun paper pieces to layer on your gift tags. First up are the adorable Hello Doily Thinlits. Place the Thinlits on top of a Standard Size Cutting Pad and cover with a pretty piece of paper from a Sizzix Paper Pad (I used the Geometrics Paper Pad). Cover with another Standard Size Cutting Pad. Place that "Sizzix Sandwich" on top of the Extended Multipurpose Platform and roll through your BIGkick.
Repeat the above process using the Perfect Labels Thinlits Die Set.
And repeat once more using the Mix & Match Flowers Thinlits Die Set. You may want to cut several different flower types from several different paper patterns so that you'll have a good selection of papers to layer.
Once all your paper pieces are cut, it's time to add some dimension to them. I love to do this using Distress Ink and a blending tool. Just dab the blending tool on the ink pad and rub color over the paper pieces, focusing on the edges to add depth. To further define the edges of the flower pieces, you can even draw around them with a marker, which I did for my "hello" tag. You can also gently shape your flower petals by pressing the ends of the petals around the curved edge of a pencil.
Next it's time to play around with the placement of your paper pieces. I knew I wanted to add stitching to my tag, so I attached one of my paper doilies and one of the labels with an small amount of adhesive where I knew that I wouldn't be stitching.
I then stitched along the bottom of my tag first using a straight stitch, then a zig zag stitch.
Once the stitching is complete, it's time to layer embellishments. I attached words from the Hello Doily Thinlits Die Set to my tags using a glue stick, and I attached the paper flowers using an adhesive roller. To add extra dimension and sparkle, I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower on my "joy" tag and sequins to the center of my "hello" tag using hot glue. I added a few more sequins to the "hello" tag using a mini-stapler. The finishing touch for each tag was adding tulle to the top of the tags.
I love how chic the "joy" tag is.
And I love how bold the flower is on the "hello" tag.
I can't quite decide which one I like best! Which one is your favorite?
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today for this Sizzix project tutorial! Happy crafting!
Other Materials Used:
- Distress Ink
- Ink Blending Tool
- Mini-Stapler & Staples
- Adhesive Roller
- Glue Stick
- Tulle Ribbon
- Sewing Machine & Thread
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks