Hello everyone, it's Audrey. Today I have a bright and happy summer project to share with you featuring the latest dies from Stephanie Ackerman's Homegrown & Handmade collection.
I am a huge fan of creating my own gift tags, and they are one of my top go-to projects whenever I am in need of gift packaging or wrap. They are such an easy way to dress up a plain old package, and they are lots of fun because you can go crazy with the layers and dimension without worrying about the bulk. Perfect for these adorable new Flowers #3 blossoms.
I love how these flowers literally pop right off the page. And the new Circle Words dies were the perfect finishing touch offering gobs of fabulous new sentiment words to choose from.
Let's take a closer look.
To begin, die cut tags and Flower #3 blooms from a variety of patterned paper. To die cut with Bigz dies, like the flowers and the Tag & Bookplates dies I used here, you simply need a pair of standard cutting pads, cut with this standard die cutting sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, die (cutting side up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.
Continue die cutting additional layers of the Flower #3 from contrasting patterned papers. Here you can see how I'm building up my blossom.
You can keep your blossom flat, and adhere it directly to the tag base to cut back on the bulk. Or go ahead and pinch each leaf and petal in half for some life-like dimension.
Adhere the flower to the center of the tag. Tuck the leaves behind the petals. Apply foam adhesive behind the center pieces, and place them onto the center of the flower, one on top of the other.
Add decorative detaisl to the flower, if desired. I fussy cut a small flower from my patterned papers, and adhered seed beads to the very center.
For the sentiment, choose a matching cardstock, or ink some small scraps of plain cardstock with matching ink.
And die cut the paper with the new Circle Words Thinlits, using this standard die cutting sandwich for Thinlits and Framelits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, Circle Word Thinlits (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.
Adhere sentiment onto the bottom of the tags, and thread the tops with twine. Super simple and super sweet.
Other Materials Used:
- Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards: WeRMemoryKeepers
- Seed Beads: 28 Lilac Lane
- Ink: Ranger
- Twine: The Twinery