Saturday, 20 July 2013

Make Of The Month - Flowery Gift Tags

If any of you have been with the blog since the start, you may have noticed my review of a very brilliant silicone mould from Katy Sue Designs. If you haven't seen the review, you can find it here. I have been busily making flowers since then, and Mum even discovered blending polymer clay can make new shades of colours, so it's been great fun.

With this in mind, I decided to start up a make of the month post to share some of my creations, and I thought I'd start with the results of my flower making, and what I decided to do with the flowers. Time for some summer themed gift tags!


Finished Gift Tags

I decided I wanted something fairly simple, but effective, and with a few processes involved, so I didn't get bored when I was mass making a few. My new embossing board on my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro has score lines to do various size gift tags, so I chose two different sizes (one smaller than the other). The larger one I used as the base and cut this out in white card, while the smaller one I scored and cut out of summery paper from my craft stash.

I stuck the two different size tag shapes together with double sided tape, and then carefully punched a hole in the end. I then added a greeting across the centre of each smaller tag shape, and then stuck a flower just underneath the whole on each tag. I used Pinflair glue for this, but any strong/silicone glue will work well. Then all that was left was to leave the tag to dry/set, and then carefully (to prevent ripping the hole) thread through my paper string.

Close-Up Shot
 
These tags are very easy to make, and you don't have to buy an Ultimate Pro to do it, you can just draw your own tag shapes, or trace round an old tag you have lying around at home. You can adapt the basics to include any papers or toppers you have as well!

My tag idea is pretty cost effective to make though, as a little goes a long way with all the items I used to make the tags.

The end result can be used on wrapped gifts, or as a topper for a card or scrapbook page. Why not play around and make your own tags, and see what you can come up with. If you do use polymer clay though, make sure you just use the mould for that, and not sugar paste.

Hope you all enjoy this 'Make Of The Month', there may be more to come soon.



3 comments:

  1. They are so cute and Summery, ace job Lauren :) P.S. Thanks for the Facebook update x

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  2. They're really good, I'm wondering whether if you carefully poked 2 holes in the flowers before they set you could make buttons too for embelishing sewing etc

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  3. Thanks Kerry, that's an interesting idea, I'd have to do it before I baked them, but it might work for some of the flowers.

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