Tuesday’s Tag #13

Hi everyone!

∗Please note: My apologies for this post being a day late!

 

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tutorial  and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Have a Wicked Halloween

 

Today’s tag is created by adding patterned paper and a stamped greeting to a tag base. Tie this tag onto a little Halloween treat for someone or even use it as the focal point of a card front.

 

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, corner punch {optional}, greeting stamp/ink, ink/inking sponge, adhesive, ribbon/twine, embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Cut the card stock to the size you want the tag to be. I cut this one to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

#2} Stamp the greeting at the bottom. You can heat emboss it if you want to which will require an powder tool, embossing powder and heat tool.

 

#3} Punch the bottom 2 corners if desired.

#4} Cut the patterned paper to the same width as the tag base and as high as it needs to be from the top of the stamped greeting.

 

#5} Sponge around the edges of the tag, including the patterned paper.

#6} Punch a hole at the top and add the ribbon/twine. A piece of twill ribbon, a piece of narrow satin ribbon and some lace were added before tying them together with a length of coordinating baker’s twine.

#7} Add any embellishments. I used a few black rhinestones and little die cut bat popped up on foam adhesive. Then added some Wink of Stella glitter to the stars on the patterned paper.

 

Have a Wicked Halloween tag printable project sheet

 

 

 

 

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Erin

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Tuesday’s Tag #12

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Autumn Greetings

 

 

Today’s tag is created using a large manila shipping tag however any shaped tag can be used. It would be pretty tied onto a loaf of freshly baked pumpkin spice loaf and given as a gift!

 

You will need: manila shipping tag {2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ is the size I used}, assorted “fall” ink colors, inking sponges, card stock {assorted colors for greeting, mat and leaves}, cutting tool of choice, leaf embossing folder, greeting stamp/ink, die cutting machine, adhesive, ribbon/twine, leaf cutouts or other embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

#1} Ink around the outside edges of the tag. I used Autumn Terracotta, Crushed Curry, Olive and Soft Suede inks and lightly blended them.

 

#2} Cut a piece of Olive stock to fit the tag. ∗Please note: if using the same size tag I used, the card stock was cut to 2″ x 4″.  Place in the embossing folder and run through die cutting machine.

#3} Lightly sponge the edges of the embossed piece. Adhere to the tag.

#4} Tie a length of ribbon around the bottom of the Olive embossed card stock and tie a knot. Adhere to the tag closer to the bottom leaving an equal distance on each side and along the bottom.

#5} Stamp greeting on card stock scrap and mat on a darker color. ∗Please note: I heat embossed the greeting but this step is completely optional.

#6} Add embellishments. I die cut some leaves then crumpled them a bit before sponging and adhering them to the tag.  Then adhered the matted greeting on foam adhesive before adding a few pearls.

#7} Insert ribbon/twine through the hole at the top for the hanger.

 

 

Autumn Greetings Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tuesday’s Tag #11

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Happy New Home Window

Today’s tag is created using a window die. I thought that it would be a cute addition to a housewarming gift!

 

You will need: assorted card stock, window die, patterned paper, decorative edge scissors/border die, wood grain stamp {optional}, greeting stamp/ink, die cutting machine, adhesive, ribbon/twine, embellishments.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

 

∗Please note: the instructions below are for the way I created this tag. Feel free to use different colors of card stock and embellishments. The window shape could even be created by starting with a rectangular piece of card stock and then punching four squares/rectangle shapes for the panes.

 

#1} I stamped a piece of Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink and a wood grain background stamp then die cut the window/window box.

#2} With decorative edge scissors or border die, cut a valance from patterned paper. Adhere to back side of window as low as you want it. This now looks like the inside of a room.

#3} Cut a background piece just a wee bit smaller than the window. Stamp “to/from” on the back if desired. I then scored some vertical lines to look like bead board and added a strip of card stock to look like a chair rail.

#4} Stamp some flowers, color them and cut out to add to the window box which has been attached with foam adhesive.

#5} Stamp the greeting and add to the front of the box.

#6} Add embellishments.

#7} Punch a hole at the top for the ribbon/twine hanger.

 

 

Happy New Home Window Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

 

Tuesday’s Tag #10

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Envelope Gift Card Holder

 

Today’s tag is made with the Envelope Punch Board. Have you used one of these? It is such a handy tool to have and is useful for a variety of projects.
This tag is meant to be used as a gift card holder. Tied to the handles of a gift bag, you’ve added the tag and an extra little gift for the lucky recipient!

 

You will need: patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, envelope punch board, adhesive, extras to embellish.

 

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

1} This tag is made using the paper size and scoring mark for the 3″ x 3″ envelope {printed on the punch board}.

 

 

 

 

2} Cut the paper to 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. Line up the left edge at 2 5/8″, punch and score. Repeat on remaining three sides but do not score on the fourth side, only punch. This is what it will look like. You can round all four corners with the corner rounder located at the back of the punch board.

   

 

 

 

3} Fold on all three score lines and crease with the bone folder. Fold in the two side flaps and adhere together. Then fold up the bottom flap and adhere. This is now the pocket to hold the gift card. ∗Please note: when adhering the flaps, be very careful not to get any adhesive on the inside of the pocket as this will not allow the gift card to slide down in nicely.

 

 

 

4} Now it’s time to decorate! I stamped “to/from” then punched a hole at the top and added an eyelet for the ribbon to go through. A stamped/layered sentiment was adhered to the front before finishing it off with a couple of metal dots. You can leave this tag as plain as you want or go all out and dress it up!

 

Envelope Gift Card Holder Printable Project Sheet

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

Tuesday’s Tag #9

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Thank You {ideal for a teacher}

 

You will need: card stock {black and kraft}, “thank you” and “to/from”stamps, white ink, powder tool, dies or cutting tool of choice, small hole punch, ribbon/twine, any extra embellishments. ∗Please note: the card stock cutting measurements are based on the die I used for cutting the black card stock but this tag can be whatever size you want to make it.

 

∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a printable project sheet.

1} Cut the black card stock to measure  2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

2} Cut the kraft card stock to measure 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.

3} Adhere the black card stock to the kraft leaving equal borders on all four sides.

4} Using the powder tool, rub it over the black card stock to resemble a chalk board.

 

5} Stamp your chosen images on the front and “to/from” on the back.

6} I added a punched card stock apple in one corner and covered it with Glossy Accents.

7} Punch a small hole in the top left corner for threading through the hanger.

 

 

 

Thank You Tag Printable Project Sheet

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Calender Corkboard

Hi everyone!

Today I have a fun project for you ~ a calendar corkboard. These compact little calendars can be used anywhere in your home ~ on a desk, kitchen counter or night stand. Because they use basic supplies, a few can be created to coordinate with your décor. So let’s get started shall we?

 

You will need: chipboard, patterned paper, cutting tools of choice, adhesive, corner rounder, sanding block or nail buffer, 1/8″ hole punch or crop-a-dile, ribbon, calendar print outs {links below}, stapler or brads, paper piercer/piercing mat {if using brads}, eyelets/eyelet setter or crop-o-dile. ∗Please note: if you don’t have chipboard, don’t fret. Cardboard packaging, like a cereal box will work just fine. Just be sure that whatever you use is a little on the thicker side. This will make it easier for the calendar to stand nicely.

 

#1} Download and print off the PDF calendars. Thank you to http://www.print-a-calendar.com for their free downloads! calendar1   and   calendar2

 

 

 

#2} Cut apart into months. Mine ended up measuring 3″ high x 3 1/2″ wide.

 

 

#3} Stack the months lining up the edges. Staple on each end close to the top or just one staple above the month. Or, if you are using brads, measure and make two pencil marks where you want the brads to go. I measured in/down 1/4″ each way. Pierce holes with a paper piercer/mat.

 

 

#4}  Add brads. Cut a backing mat about 1/8″ larger that the calendar all the way around and adhere calendar to it. ∗Please note: Once 2018 is here, just download, print off, cut and stack the new months. Carefully remove the old calendar and adhere the new stack to the mat to enjoy your calendar for another year.

 

 

#5} Cut two chipboard pieces and four patterned paper pieces {two for the front/back and two for the insides}. I just have two patterned paper pieces shown to fit in the picture. Round the corners, if desired. The measurements for both are 4″ x 5 1/2″.

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#6} Adhere patterned paper to all four sides and lightly sand edges to smooth. On the outside of the front piece and the back piece, measure 3/8″ down and 3/4″ in towards the center, make pencil marks and punch holes with a hole punch. Add eyelets.

 

 

#7} Add some foam adhesive to the back of the calendar mat and adhere to front patterned paper/chipboard piece. Cut a piece of cork that measures 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″. The cork I used was just thick enough that it wouldn’t fit in the corner rounder so I rounded the corners with small scissors instead. Adhere below calendar. ∗Please note: because the cork is thinner than a typical corkboard, it’s best to use the smallest thumbtacks you can find.

 

 

#8} Put the front and back together, add ribbons through eyelets, tie into knots or bows and trim off the excess. There you go! You now have a pretty little calendar to put anywhere in your home 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial. As always, please feel free to share what you create!

 

 

 

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Tuesday’s Tag #8

Hi everyone!

Welcome to “Tuesday’s Tag”!  These posts feature how to create different styles of tags that can be used for the usual purpose ~ gifts. But tags can also be added to scrapbook layouts, cards, albums and journals. I hope that you will join me and enjoy creating some tags 🙂  I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today’s tag: Best Wishes

You will need: card stock, stamp set, permanent black ink, markers, dies, small hole punch, liquid pearls, ribbon/twine/tulle, enamel dots. *Optional: powder tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}. Please noteany stamp/die set can be used.

  1. ∗Please note: you may click on the link below for a PDF of these instructions.
  2. Rub the powder tool over the card stock if you are going to heat emboss.
  3. Stamp the cake image and sentiment in black ink, sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set them. If you do choose not to heat emboss but will still be coloring the image, make sure it is stamped in a permanent ink or it will smear when coloring.
  4. Color the image.
  5. Die cut the image and sentiment. I used an ovals stitched framelit set but any shape can be used.
  6. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and on the side of the sentiment.
  7. Slip one end of the tulle through the hole and pull through so there are equal lengths on each side. These can be cut down later if they are too long.
  8. Put some baker’s twine through the hole in the sentiment and tie around the tulle. Snip ends.
  9. Tie a length of ribbon around the tulle and tie into a bow.
  10. Add embellishments and stamp “to/from” on the back. I also added liquid pearls as flower centers.
  11. I had intended this to be a wedding tag and I think it would work for that because of the tulle. But I suppose it could be used for a birthday as well. What do you think?

Best Wishes tag PDF

 

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies {item #145372}
  • Enamel Shapes {Subtles} {item #141679}

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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