This is a quick, fun project for crafters of all ages! Tags can be used on a gift, as an embellishment, or as a part of your holiday decor. I placed this one on some twine using tiny clothespins, along with some instax mini summer memories, creating a cute little "gallery" in the living room.
First, I die cut 2 small tags from white cardstock and 1 small tag from Grafix Clear Craft Plastic (thick acetate) using the Jumbo Nested Tag set. Next, I die cut a smaller tag out of one of the white cardstock tags. This creates a frame for the top of the shaker tag.
Once you have your tag frame, use Be Creative tape to adhere the acetate to the inside of the frame. Next, place adhesive foam strips along the inside edges of the tag frame, being careful that all the pieces are touching so that there are no gaps.
To create the base, stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Once dry, blend the distress oxide ink using the mini ink blending tool. TIP: I've found it helpful to have mini ink blending tools dedicated to each color of distress oxide ink; this way, my fingers are no longer stained blue and pink from changing out the foam when switching colors. ;-) I bought several during a super sale at Michael's. After blending, wipe with a dry cloth to remove ink from the white embossed image.
Now it's time to fill the tag frame with shaker bits! The last step is to adhere your tag base to the tag frame. Adding some ribbon with glue is a great finishing touch.
Try creating some small projects and hang them up to make a holiday gallery
depicting your fun summer adventures!
All About Sunshine is living in such a way that you shine brightly and spread joy to those around you. Giving is one of life's greatest pleasures, and I've found that giving something you made is even more heartfelt...not to mention, just plain FUN!