Sunday 16 August 2015

Turning Tags into Cards

 I love this style of card because it can be adapted for any occasion.

Take 3 #8 manilla tags and emboss them using any suitable embossing folders.
(I used Sizzix folders by Tim Holtz for the 'French' card and Cuttlebug folders for the baby card.)

Blend on distress inks to suit the occasion - including a darker tone at the edge.

Add die cuts which fit the theme. (Marianne Eiffel Tower / Joycrafts stork)

Cut a couple of fancy plaques to stamp the greetings.   (Spellbinders)

Score a piece of A4 card into 3 (DL) and fold in a concertina style

Made for the birth of Prince George!
Add three 1cm width pieces of ribbon in a colour and pattern to suit the occasion across the folds - you don't need to make them continuous pieces as they will be hidden by the tags, but make sure they line up with each other.

Stick the middle tag centrally but with only a narrow border at the bottom.
Add the two outside tags to line up in distance from the folds and with the same narrow border at the bottom.
Trim off the sides of the A4 card and shape the top leaving a narrow border.
Punch through the holes in the tags to go through the backing card - you can decide if you want to add fancy eyelets.

Add ribbon through each of the tags - I stamped a suitable greeting on plain seam binding tape for mine.


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