I am popping on here this morning with a super quick post. In this week's Make It Monday #258, Laurie Willison challenged us to use a Cover Plate as a decorative option for a tag. I'm just starting to think about tucking a few things away for the upcoming Holiday Season and I wanted to make a few tags using the Cover Plate: Winter Floral die. The arched top tag is from WPLUS9 Design Studio's Love Showers Die Set. The other tag is from Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale: Quilted. The arched top tag is a really nice size being 3 x 4.25 inches and the Tag Sale: Quilted is about 3.75 x4.25 at the tallest point also a good sized tag. These would work on a present or even larger items such as a wine bottle because it is large enough.
I chose to put a "For You" on only the one tag for now so I can pick and choose what I want on the tag at the time I need it.
To use just part of the cover plate die cut, I laid it in to the tag die so that it would cut the same shape and I could strategically place the die cut onto the tag and have it line up. This was a super easy and quick way to make some holiday tags. You could use the same method for birthday tags or whatever occasion you might need. I only used one Cover Plate die here but I have others I could have used.
For the gold die cuts, I used a Mini Round Ink Blending Tool with Encore Gold Pigment Ink to color them. I attached them to the tags with Ranger Multi Medium Mat and ran some ribbon through the top. The "For You" tag was also stamped in Encore Gold Ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder so I could be sure the inks matched. All of the tags were cut from scraps of cardstock except the Tag Sale: Quilted and it's a great way to utilize them. The Quilted tag had ink blending done in Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Ink with Papertrey Inks in Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores. The cardstock colors are from left to right and top to bottom: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, and Hawaiian Shores. The die cuts were all cut from Stamper's Select White Cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll find some time to make a few tags of your own.