Be bold, and consider a different shape when making your next tag! Sure, its easy to take a scrap rectangle, and cut the ends for a standard tag, but it can be just as easy to make a fun die-cut tag. The next time you have your die-cut machine out, take some of that leftover cardstock and matboard and cut out a few random shapes. Pop them in a sandwich bag and you have an instant stash of fun cut outs for gift tags!
I made this teacup-shaped birthday tag using pieces of the XL Teacup Die by Eileen Hull. I quickly ran the teacup shape through my Big Shot with an embossing folder to add the flower texture, and inked the teacup and tag with Seaglass and Aqua pigment ink. I also added a bit of Lemon Grass ink around the tag edges as an accent to match the scalloped lace (also colored with the Lemon Grass ink) glued to the top of the cup.
The purple butterfly was an extra from a previous project (Hampton Art), and the “Happy Birthday” phrase is from my Lots of Thoughts Design Adhesive set, used with Plum Crazy foil on white paper strips. The tag went together just as quickly as a standard-shape tag would have, but it looks much more special for my niece’s party next week.
My friend Eileen Hull (who designed the die I used above) is hosting a Scoreboards Linky Party to show off some fun spring designs using her die collections. She’ll also be giving away the Fringed Flower Die as well! Enjoy!
Until next time…