Happy Halloween, everyone! Are you all ready for the little visitors who will come knocking on your doors this evening? We have our candy stash all ready to hand out. I love seeing the kids in their costumes. It’s a fun night! Today, I have a treat to share with you. It’s my Sweet Juliet Jumbo tag. These large tags are so much fun to make, and make wonderful cards. I’ll include a complete supply list and detailed instructions below. Let’s take a peek at some photos, shall we?
Here’s a photo of the entire tag. I love this Ornate Gateway Die from Heartfelt Creations! It just adds such elegance to every project. I die cut the gates for this project, as usual, but did a fun embedded embossing technique with the topper. Here’s a closer look:
Here’s a closer look at the flower made from that precious Sweet Juliet Die. These flowers are so quick and easy to make. You can also layer this blossom over larger blooms. If you check out this video you’ll find lots of ideas for using this wonderful bloom. The Antiquity Paper Collection has so many wonderful little cut apart bits like this little border piece at the bottom of the tag. Card making has never been easier!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at my Sweet Juliet jumbo tag. Do you ever make tags? I know some of you do, because you’ve e-mailed me photos of your beautiful work. So, I’m curious…what’s your favorite way to play with paper? Die-cutting? Creating layouts? Cards? Mixed Media? I’d love to know…because hearing from you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time,
Heartfelt Creations Product Used: HCDP1237 Antiquities Paper Collection; HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die; HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die; HCPC 3546 Blessing to Me PreCut Set
Other Products used: Jumbo Manila Tag; Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Lace, ribbon, rhinestones, Spellbinder Grand Calibur and embossing mat; vintage sheet music. Silver Metallic Cardstock; Coffee Archival Ink; Perfect Pearls Powder in Forever Green.
Die cut the gateway from silver metallic paper and set aside. Die cut the Sweet Juliet flowers and set aside. Die cut the Sweet Juliet vine from vintage sheet music, ink with Peeled Paint Distress Ink while still in the die and set aside.
Cover the front of your tag with the butterfly paper from the Antiquities collection. We will now use the Top Swirl Die on the BACK of the tag to emboss the design into the paper. Place the die on the back of the tag so the bottom edge is centered 2 ¾” below the top edge of the tag. Position it so that the cutting edge of the die is face down on the tag. When it is properly placed, secure it with a bit of scotch tape on both sides of the swirl. Place your tag face up on the embossing plate; cover it with the embossing mat and the base plate. Run it through your Grand Calibur. The image should be embossed into the tag, but will not cut through. Repeat this process on the bottom of the tag, placing the base of the Top Swirl die 2” from the bottom edge of the tag.
Using a sponge applicator and Distress inks, highlight the embossed areas on the front of the tag. Add Perfect Pearls, and spritz lightly to set the powder. Ink the edges of the tag with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Use double sided tape to secure two 1 ½” wide panels of flat lace between the top swirls. Cut the journaling tag from the paper collection and trim around the swirls at the top and bottom. Use Coffee Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Blessing to Me PreCut Set onto the blank area of the journal card. Add a rhinestone circle over the circular portion of the stamped greeting and glue down onto the tag. Glue the Ornate Gateway dies over the greeting panel and tie shut with a piece of silver organdy ribbon.
Use double stick tape to secure a length of fancy lace to the base of the tag. Cut out the “Thinking of You” border strip from the paper collection and ink the edges. Glue down just above the border strip.
Shape and form the Sweet Juliet flower using an ornate brad in the center. Add the prepared vines to either side of the blossom. Add rhinestones to the tag as desired. Cover the back of the tag with the butterfly paper and add a little border trim to finish it off. You may write your greeting on the back of the tag.