Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

Hi everybody! Melissa here for today's Sizzix Inspiration. I've decided that tags are my most favorite item to paper-craft...something about their size and shape, make them so much fun to dress up and add character to. So to celebrate my love of all things tag related, I have a really sweet project to share with you today that uses my new favorite Sizzix products.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

I began with theStephanie Ackerman Sizzix Bigz Tags #5 die.  I used the larger tag for my base, and the smaller tag for my sentiment.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

To die cut my Tags #5 in cream cardstock, I used the Sizzix Big Shot. To do this, you will want to sandwich your Tags #5 with your material of choice between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads. Then roll the sandwich through your machine.

After die cutting my tags from cream cardstock, I added texture to my larger tag by using the Sizzix Texture Fades Bubble & Honeycomb Embossing Folders.

To emboss with the  Bubble & Honeycomb in the Sizzix Big Shot, open the Extended Multipurpose Platform to tab 1. Place one Standard Cutting Pad down. Place the embossing folder with your material inside on top with the second Standard Cutting Pad to top it off.

I added some age to my tags by distressing the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

Next I added fabric hearts to the front of my tags using the Stephanie Ackerman Sizzix Originals Hearts #3 Die. My bottom and center hearts were cut using fabric, while the heart on the top of the pile was cut using vintage trim.  This is a really fun way to use up your favorite fabric scraps.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

I embellished the bottom of my tags by using the Stephanie Ackerman Sizzlits Decorative Strip Scallops #2 Die and patterned paper in coordinating colors and patterns.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

Next I stamped my sentiments on the smaller die cut tags using the Sizzix Stephanie Ackerman Framelits Tags & Words Dies w/Stamps set.

Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips

Each small tag was attached to the top of the larger tag using a metal pin, embellished with buttons, and thread through mixed trims and ribbon.

So, pull out your sweet scraps and get to work creating a few fun tags for someone special!

Melissa

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Patterned paper
  • Ribbons
  • Safety pins
  • Buttons
  • Cream cardstock
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Twine
  • Lace

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5 thoughts on “Sizzix Inspiration | Embellished Tags by Melissa Phillips”

  • Marlene L

    Love the beautiful tags you created. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  • Jean Bullock

    Very pretty tags.

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  • Jennifer Farnes

    oh, melissa....i am ALWAYS inspired by every single thing you do! every. thing. i will never have enough money to buy all the sizzix things i see you designers and tim holtz himself use...i dream, but it will never happen. i have a wish list a mile long and when i see the beautiful things you create, you make me only want to have more of them. thank you.

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  • F Bond

    I love this! I ALWAYS love your work- such an amazing crafter!!!

    Reply
  • Cher

    Love your tags..... where did the music and the envelope date cancellation stamp come from? I'm just getting started! Thanks! :)

    Reply
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