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Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial

Photoplay Thankful Autumn Surprise Shaker Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial with Photoplay Thankful

Hello, Friends!  It’s (almost) Throwback Thursday, and I have a super fun Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I’m posting a bit on the early side (yes, I know it is actually still Wednesday) but I have a big blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon on Thursday.  Sometimes you have to move things around to fit them all in.  I hope you all don’t get mad at me for posting twice in a 24 hour period.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I shared a Thanksgiving Treat Tag Tutorial with all of  you. I had covered one extra G45 Regular Kraft Tag when I was prepping for the tutorial.  But I never used it.  While cleaning the studio, I found the tag.  When I picked it up to file it way with the rest of Photoplay’s Thankful Collection, this idea popped right into my head.  And that’s how this Throwback Thursday Tutorial came to be.

Shake Up Your Tag Design

Y’all know how much I enjoy making shaker cards.  Part card and part toy, they make me happy.  Sequins, sparkly bits and buttons tucked safely inside an acetate window invite you to shake them up.  They make a great sound, too.

This shaker tag is super easy to make, thanks to the Thankful ephemera frame.  Simply adhere some clear cardstock behind the frame.  Then trim it to fit.  Next add layers of foam tape and press it over your image and shaker mix.  Easy peasy!

I found some leftover handmade asters in my flower stash, and a few cute charms to add on to my ribbons.  We are talking stress-free crafting here, friends!

But then another idea popped into my head.  And it was so good, I had to bring it to life!

Two Tags in One

Since I had already covered the back side of the tag with designer paper, I thought I might as well add a little pocket.  And then the pocket idea kind of grew, and turned into a little gift wallet.  Then that idea evolved into a box pocket filled with Autumn treats.  You’ll see how it all came together in the video tutorial below.

How fun is this?  Untie the ribbon, open the cover and you find a box pocket filled with Honey Ginger Crystals, Ghirardelli Chocolate and a cute tag!  Now that’s what I call an Autumn Surprise!  (Just add boiling water to the Honey Ginger crystals for a delicious warming beverage. My husband Dale loves these!)

Autumn Surprise Shaker Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this little tag, please enjoy the step by step video tutorial on YouTube.

These tags make such great little gifts for co-workers, friends, neighbors and family.  The shaker front is unexpected, and the treat folio on the back is a delightful bonus  I hope you have as much fun making them as I did designing them.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial for World Card Making Day 2022

Hello, Friends!  Let’s celebrate World Card Making Day with a Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial, shall we?  Some of you loved my Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial so much that you asked me to create a similar project for Thanksgiving.  Wish granted!

These little tags are so much fun to make and to give!  They are a perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving table. They make great little gifts for friends and  neighbors, too.

Each  little tag has a box style pocket on the front filled with a cookie treat, tea bag, honey stick and a miniature greeting card (3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″).

The tag base is a Graphic 45 Regular Craft Tag.  It’s very easy to cover the tag with designer paper if you have the Regular Tags Die.

We’re using Photoplay’s lovely “Thankful” paper collection to dress up our tags.  Then we use scraps from covering the tags to decorate the goodies inside.

I’ve had these metal embellishments for over 10 years now.  Sometimes you buy a thing, and it just has to wait for the right project to come along.  This was it.

You can make this tag design work for any occasion or theme.  Just change up the papers and the embellishments, and you are good to go.

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

Now that you’ve seen the finished tags, would you like to learn how to make them?  Please enjoy this easy to follow tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Do you plan to do some crafting today?  It’s a very blustery day here in North Carolina with the remnants of Ian blowing past us.  It’s perfect weather for staying inside and making something beautiful!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy World Cardmaking Day my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday, I have a Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for you.  Christmas in my house involves the giving of a lot of homemade baked goods, and these adorable tags are the perfect addition to a cookie plate or loaf of quick bread.  They also make great gift tags or place cards.  The best thing about these darling little tags is that they are a great way to use up scraps of paper.

 

The base for each tag is a (retired) Graphic 45 Alpha Tag.  If you have these in your stash, this project is a great way to use them up.  But any regular sized G45 Tag will work just as well.  First, use the G45 Regular Tag Die to cut liners for the front and the back of each tag.

Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations

I’m a big fan of Christmas greenery dies.  The Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations die set is loaded with greenery, holly, foliage, and candy dies.

Before you start making your tags, set up a little assembly line of tags, liners, and die cuts.  This way you can quickly assemble a whole pile of these sweet gift tags. Now arrange these die cuts over your patterned paper.

Next, create a tag sentiment with the Parcel and Post Greetings Clear Stamps.  You’ll not only find Christmas stamps, but sentiments for all occasions.  It’s a great set, and I love the fonts.

Got flowers? Break out the poinsettia die from Celebrate the Season Sled Dies. Then use paper scraps to create a pile of pretty poinsettias for your tags.

Look how cut the candy cane and peppermint candy pieces are.  Like I said, this is such a fun set of dies.

Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll enjoy this quick and easy project tutorial on YouTube.

Wasn’t that fun? Now go break into your paper stash and make some cute tags today.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial Simple Stories Autumn Splendor by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial to share with you.  We’re playing with our Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection, Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tags, G45 Large Tag Die, Prima Autumn Sunset Flowers and bits and bobs from my stash.

Thanksgiving Treat Tag Tutorial Simple Stories Autumn Splendor by Kathy Clement Photo 02

These little treat pockets are quick and easy to make, which is always nice during a busy holiday season.

Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tag Treat Pocket by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Each tag is filled with a tea party for one.

Thanksgiving Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

These make adorable place cards on a Thanksgiving table.

Graphic 45 Large Tag Die Simple Stories Autumn Splendor by kathy Clement Photo 01

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving buffet, the pocket is a great place to put napkin and silverware.  You could tuck in a little Andes Mint treat along with the flatware to make it extra special.

The tutorial below will show you how to transform that large kraft tag into a nifty pocket.

Quick How-To Guide and Measurements

You are going to love how easy this project is to make.

  • First, place a G45 Large Kraft Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score the tag at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 1/2″.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. Fold the bottom end of the tag up to form a pocket without sides.
  • Then die cut patterned paper with the G45 Large Tag Die.  Try to use paper that has a non-directional pattern on the back side.
  • Now cut the tag liner at 5 1/4″.  Adhere the top half of the liner to the tag base.  Trim 1/8″ off the bottom piece that has the square corners.  Then place the rounded corners on the left hand side of your scoring tool and score at 2″.  Set this piece aside.
  • Next, cut (2) 2″ squares of heavy kraft cardstock.  Score 1/2″ flaps on both sides.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. These are the sides for your tag pocket.
  • Then adhere the 1/2″ flaps to the back side of the pocket flap and to the tag base.
  • Now line up the rounded corners of your tag liner with the rounded corners of the pocket and adhere.
  • Finally, decorate your tag with ribbon, flowers, ephemera and charms.

You could easily use this same design for  Christmas party, Baby Shower, Birthday or Bridal Shower, too. One of the other things I love about this project is that you can use up scraps of designer paper to dress up the tea party goodies.

So dig into your stash of fall papers, and let’s get started making these clever tags!

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

 

I hope you enjoy making these tag pockets.  I can think of so many fun ways to use them.  What will you do with yours?  I’d love to hear in the comment section below.

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag: Halloween Week Day 5

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique Masquerade  Halloween Tea Tag is proof that the holiday is not just for  kids.  Who would not love to give (or receive) this “Tea Party in a Tag” treat?  It’s assembled just like the Halloween Treat Tags that I shared earlier this week.  And, it uses the same paper collection.  Simply swap out the more adult “mask” themed papers and images for the too cute to spook ones.

Look at all the goodies you can fit inside the tag pocket!  It’s everything you need to brew up a Halloween Tea Party for one.  You gotta love that Halloween party image from the paper collection, too!

The back side of the tag is a clever little tea wallet.

What a fun way to say “BOO!”

I hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween Week.  It’s always a little sad to put our fun Halloween papers away for the season.

I still have a couple of cute Halloween Pop Up Cards in my ETSY shop if you need a last minute card or gift.

Next week I’ll be sharing some beautiful fall creations.  Then it’s on to a month of Christmas inspiration in November.  What sort of projects and product lines would you like to see?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

Cheerio,

kathy

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