01 October 2014

Shabby Chic Gift Tag - Dies R Us

It is incredible how fast this year is going by, don't you think? A new month begins, and as every first of the month it's time for another Dies R Us Challenge: Gift Tags. Of course our main rule is that you use die cuts on your project. In fact, I tried to add as many as possible to my shabby chic tag! I have been doing so much lately, I was happy to finally get a bit of time for myself to sit on my desk and make my tag. I was instantly inspired... I needed the break badly!


Dies used:
Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Labels Twenty-Five 
Spellbinders - Borderabilities - A2 Scalloped Borders Two 
**NEW**Spellbinders - D-Lites - Fancy Label Tags One 
Spellbinders - D-Lites - Fantastic Flourish 3 
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Collection - Rose Creations 
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Collection - Carnation Creations 
Impression Obsession - Birds 
Cas-ual Fridays Casual Vine Fri-dies

To make my tag I die cut two labels, one from pink cardstock and another one from floral patterned paper (see here). The patterned label was also cut with a Borderabilities die, and was then mounted on top of the pink label. I love how the the patterned layer looks against the pink.


I added a piece of pink ribbon approximately across the middle of the tag, vertically, hiding the ends behind the patterned piece. I adhered a flourish corner, some vines die cut from green cardstock, old handwriting patterned paper (see here) and craft metal I painted with silver acrylic paint. I also attached some birds, I die cut twice and mounted to create a decoupage effect. I continued embellishing my tag with some small flowers and a little tag on which I stamped "with love" from Avery Elle Simply Tags stamp set.


To finish the design I added some crystals, applied a bit of silver acrylic paint here and there to add detail, and tied a piece of pink ribbon on the top. I love how this tag looks! It would look lovely on a gift bag but it would also look very nice adorning the front of a card.



I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge! Remember that as always Dies R Us will give away a $10 voucher to one lucky winner! I invite you to stop by Dies R Us Challenge Blog and check out what my teammates have created... They made some gorgeous tags for you to see!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

This project is participating in:
Shabby Chic - The Craft Place Challenge

5 comments:

  1. Wow Gracie! So beautiful! I love the colours, the gorgeous florals, your birds and the touches of silver are outstanding! Such a stunning tag! hugs :)

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  2. Gorgeous. Such a soft look. Love the flower edges. Thanks.

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  3. Gorgeous tag! Love the colors, flowers, and birds!

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  4. so pretty thanks for joining us at That Craft Place

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  5. What a beautiful tag! LOVE the colors and pattern papers you chose! Thanks so much for playing along at AEIHeartU - hope to see you again next month!!!

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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