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Sunday, June 30

Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Tutorial


My niece is going to be 14 next month. It's hard to believe she's going to be 14, where has the time gone -- but that's another story. Last year she said she wanted "one of my beautiful hand-made cards".
Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix
I usually give her art journaling or crafting supplies for giftie occasions -- but she's been away and I'm not sure just what she wants or needs. Since a gal can never have too many journals I picked up a new Dyan Reavely journal for her and a gift card so she can pick out her own new art supplies that she wants to play with. (The Dunkin' Donuts GC is just for placement!)    
Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix
 
The tools I used to create this gift card holder tag were:


   Sizzix Tag & Bookplate 656938
   Sizzix Styled Labels 656642
   Watercolor Paper, 16 x 20
   VersaMark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Background Stamp, Heat Tool
   Cream Card stock, Gold Corrugated Card Stock
   Sewing Machine
   2 Wood or Chipboard Butterflies
   Metal Tag and Metal Pin
   Black Seam Binding Tape
 
Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix
  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 16" x 4"
  • Score and fold at approximately 3 ¼” and 8 3/8. Your folded paper needs to sit just INSIDE the ridges of the die so you get the folds and not cuts.
  • Cut with the Sizzix Tag and Bookplate 
     Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix
    • Paint both sides of the tag with your choice of Distress Paint, let dry.
    • Cut and paint the small Oval Bookplate with the same paint.
    • Stamp just the front of the tag with the background stamp and a VersaMark Pad. Sprinkle with black embossing Powder and emboss with a heat tool.
      Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix
      • Cut the Styled Labels from Gold Corrugated Card stock and ink the edges and top with Black StazOn.
      • Attach the small Oval Frame and Styled Labels to the bottom half of the tag with brads. 
      • Paint the butterflies with black distress paint and let dry.
      • Attach one butterfly to the center of the Styled Labels with foam tape. Create the sentiment from a thin strip of cream card stock and stamps or rub-ons. Attach the sentiment to the pin and stick in the foam tape behind the butterfly.
      • Use a sewing machine to stitch the left and right sides of the inside flap where the gift card will be.
      • Secure the second butterfly on the inside flap and use a piece of twine to tie the metal tag over the top. 
        Enjoy the Journey -- Sizzix Tag & Bookplate Die Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Catherine Scanlon for Sizzix

        • Tie a triple bow at the top of the tag and scrunch with your fingers.  
        • Use a piece of twine to secure it to your gift. 
        Easy peasy and quick too depending on how detailed you make the decorations! Thanks for joining me today, have a GREAT day!

        2 comments:

        1. Your niece will love her special card. It is beautiful. I love the use of the metal tag. Do you buy them with the saying already on them?

          The weekend is here again. Hope you have a wonderful one!

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        2. Thank you for the great tutorial...this is such an awesome idea ;)

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