Monday, April 19, 2021

Tutorial for Three Sizes of Gift Tags Using Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies

Today I'm sharing a more detailed tutorial about how I made these lovely tags using Eileen's new Chapter 2 Sizix dies.  I had posted these a couple of weeks ago on the Design Teams blog hop.

I used the tag dies from Card: Waterfall and Tags set for this project as well as two of Eileen's dies from past releases.  The tags are the dies on top and the waterfall dies, used in my project last week, are on the bottom - they all come in this die set.
I made 3 sizes of pretty gift tags that can be tied around bottles, or gift bags or attached to a wrapped package.  They are so pretty they could even be used as a tag card all by themselves!
This is the largest tag in the die set - 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
The medium tag measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
and the smallest tag is  1 1/2" x 3"
I love how the heated flowers add such dimension to the tags!
I used some of the dies from Eileen's older set - Bookplate Hinges and Labels to cut pieces to stamp the sentiments on.
I looped some wrinkled seam tape through the holes of the tags so they could be tied to a gift, bag or envelope.
Here's how I made my tags and flowers.
I used some beautiful shiny foiled papers from Rinea for my tags - adhering the foil to white card stock and then die cutting them with the tag dies.  This set of foiled papers have lovely small stars on them which gives the tag a pretty textured look. 
Then I die cut lots of pieces of flowers using the flower and leaf dies from Eileen's  Folio Page  Pocket and Flowers.
The flowers are die cut out of Sculpting Foam from Sizzix which is flat but curls up nicely when you blow hot air on it with a heat tool.  It actually shrinks the foam a bit which causes it to curl up.
I held each piece down in the middle with the tip of my tweezers so the edges curled toward the center when I added the heat (other wise it blows right off the table!).  Then I mixed and matched the colors and shapes to create flowers, some large, some smaller, gluing them together at their centers.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial!
Eileen will be posting projects made by her Inspiration Team and Education Team using her new Chapter 2 dies on her blog every Wednesday this month if you'd like to get inspired!

Stamps:  Sweet Celebrations - My Favorite Things, Birthday Basics - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  White - PTI, Double Sided Foiled Paper Starstruck and Glossy Textures - Rinea.
Accessories:  Card: Waterfall and Tags Dies, Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Die, Bookplate Hinges and Label Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Sculpting Foam - Sizzix, heat tool, tweezers, wrinkled seam tape.


Mac Mable said...

So cute and such fun tags. I love the different sizes, the pretty flowers and those vibrant colours x.

Christine Alexander said...

great selection of gift tags, love the bold colour mix :)

Bonnie said...

Love that foil and these bright and beautiful gift tags! Love the dimension of the heated foam!

Lisa Hoel said...

I love these sweet tags Julia!

HilaryJane said...

These are fabulous, thanks for the tutorial. I have never used sculpting foam before. I shall have to look out for it xx