Tag Card Tutorial


Step 1:
Cut a 12 x 6 piece of card stock scoring at 6″ to make a square card. Emboss using Sara Signature collection 6×6 Floral Swirl embossing folder.  Set aside and choose coordinating papers you want to use.

Step 2:
Die cut at least 2 Trailing Flower dies either in green or white (if white is chosen then colour stems and leaves with Spectrum Noir DG2 pen) you will need to cut 3 lots of the small flowers in papers of your choice.  Cut 1 scalloped border die and leave these aside for now.

Step 3:
To get the shape needed of contrasting paper use the scalloped die as a template and draw inside on the white side of your paper. This will give you the perfect shape to add to your white border die.  To make the tag cut a piece of card stock 4″ x 2.5″ snipping off the corners to give you the tag shape.  Contrasting paper is cut slightly smaller to give you a white edge around the tag.  To make the corners cute a square 3″ x 3″ and cute diagonally across the centre, using contrasting paper cut a square 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cutting diagonally across the centre.

Step 4: 
Gather all the die cuts and adhere the contrasting papers etc.  Your card is now ready to assemble.


Making an Autumn Wreath wall hanging.!!


Step 1: Using the free CD-ROM print off the papers you would like to use for the leaves, adding colour if required using Spectrum Noir pens of your choice. Cut the papers into strips for ease and emboss with the leaves embossing border folder. Using the leaves stamps to match the free dies start stamping again using a coloured ink of your choice.


Step 2:  Die cutting the stamped leaf images with your leaf dies. For a 4″ wreath you need a mixture of approx 24 leaves.


Step 3:  To make the wreath you need to either cut 4 rings freehand or use nesting dies approx 4″ in diameter. For the front and back  of the wreath use Kraft card as it blends in with the Autumn theme.  Add your twine for hanging onto the inside of the first ring before gluing the rest together.

Step 4: Stamp out the sentiment from the free stamps in your kit and die cut it out. I used the Verity Rose frame die but you can use any die to fit the sentiment! Assemble your  leaves, sentiments, twine, buttons etc. and start decorating your wreath.



Re-covering and Decorating Notebooks/Notelets

Step 1:  Measure the notebook you are recovering, front, spine and back. Using appropriate card stock score at the relevant measurements.  
TIP: add 1/8″ to the first scoreline to allow for the fold over the spine

Step 2:  Cut a piece of card stock 3″ wide by 2″ score at 1/4″ adding glue or tape and adhere to spine and inside back cover. Once folded and dry cut off excess.

Step 3:  Measure 1″ from bottom of book and 3/4″ from the side and cut a slit to accommodate the elastic lace closure.

Secure it on the inside of the back cover using either glue/tape or hot glue gun.  Cut a piece of card 7″ x 3″ to  cover the inside workings of the closure.


Re-covering a Circular box 

Making a Flower Box gift card

Here is one I've completed with a matching card and gift box to hold chocolates. 


JoAnn said...

This is a beautiful set! I love it! I think this would be perfect for Mother's Day but I would like to add the flower bouquet from Stampin Up. They have a kit with everything cut and all the supplies you need. They also have a die and of course we always have many more dies and framelits for flowers so I'll just buy the floral tape and everything else I need and make it that way. If you need anything from Stampin Up please let me know as I'm a demonstrator. JoAnn Higginbotham

madhatter said...

This beautiful Suzi, thanks for sharing

hanap said...

Thanks for lovely inspiration.