Saturday, December 03, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #268: Double-Layer Tags

This week's Make it Monday involves making tags with double layers.  Dawn showcases just how to do this technique in a lovely video.  Check it out on Nicole's blog here.   I have to say I don't usually make tags at all!  We travel for Christmas so I usually rely on gift wrapped packaged with flat peel and stick labels since they are easier to stack and store in the car.  However, I do have one gift basket to give this year so I set about making a tag for that.  I must admit it was quite fun and soo much quicker than a card.

First let me just apologize for the poor photos.  If I get more time I will choose a better backing and take some better photos.  I have much on my agenda this weekend and I wanted to get this in the challenge before it was over.

I had tons of fun making this shaker tag!  I was inspired by a wonderful card Lizzie Jones made...you can see it on her blog here. My son got a fuse tool for Christmas a few years ago and I think I've been having more fun with it than he has!  I'm glad he likes to share!  Anyway, I used the We r Memory Keepers Fuse tool to make the pocket for my shaker goodies.

I used a technique Jennifer McGuire showed in her video here.  Basically she took a circle die and used it as a guide to fuse the edges of the pocket.  I used some scrapbook page protectors I had trimmed off when making pockets for my card stock (at some point I will share some photos of how I made my pocket pages using scrapbook page protectors  at a later date).

I cut two of PTI's Tag sale #4 dies one in color and one in patterned card stock.  For the patterned tag I used the same circle die I used to fuse my shaker pocket to cut a circle window out of the tag.  I glued my shaker pocket behind the cut out area.  I placed the PTI Shaped Sayings:  Christmas die on top of the shaker elements.  I used glittered paper for the berries on the holly.

I didn't adhere the two tags together at all.  I simply used some baker's twine to thread them together.
I stamped To and From included in PTI's Bells and Boughs stamp set on the back of the tag.


This was soo fun..I wish I needed more tags!  Hmm maybe I should make a few as gifts!
Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI Shaped Sayings: Christmas

PTI Tag Sale #4
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1 comments:

artful-notions said...

Shelley, your festive shaker tag is adorable! Bright happy colors. Just wanted to come by and say, 'congrats' on the PTI win! A great way to start your day! Happy Shopping!