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{ScrappingClearly} Gift Tags with the Minc

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today! Today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and I have something a little different to share with you but it’s something quick and easy and it made a great gift!!


Yep, lots of little tags which I made for my Mum for her birthday. And before you ask, yes, this is what she asked for!! My Mum crochet’s and has found herself with enough beautiful things to last a life time (a bit like us with our paper, right?!) and has decided it’s time to sell some off and wanted tags to go on them so with that in mind off I went!!


I started with the GORGEOUS Minc paper pad – brights – these colours are divine!! and got designing on my computer in Word. A very simple design and if you are interested the font I used is called PN Octopus Socks Script. I had my document printed onto the card through a laser printer so I could Minc away.


I chose the holographic foil – it’s “neutral” enough to go with all the colours and oh so pretty, I love it!! Because I have the 6″ Minc I had to cut my pages down to fit into the carrier thingy – yep, technical 😉 so had to do multiple runs through the Minc. You will notice in the close ups some of the foiling is not perfect, I think that was the print and not the Minc itself or the foil as I have not had a single other issue with either! I am quiet happy with the less than perfect look, I mean, I don’t often do neat and perfect in either my scrapping or real life 😉

I die cut all of my tags using a metal die from my stash but you could so easily use another tag as a template and hand cut, use a cameo or simply just freehand some tags or any other shape that appeals to you.


I used a paper punch from my stash paired some of the offcuts from around the tags and also some vellum to create some very simple embellishments for each tag (you could of course use ANY type of printed vellum as well, that would look great too!), lightly stuck the layers together and ran them through my sewing machine. A little bit of glue and my final touch was some twine.

Like I said, a pretty simple project but Mum loved it and it was fun to put something a little different for together!

There is a process video for this – it’s not very long – but I hope you enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda
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{Colour Blast DT} Secret Santa Gift Tags

Hi there my lovely followers! I am here with you today sharing some fun Christmas tags I made for my family Secret Santa gift exchange!

I seriously had a lot of fun putting these together and just playing so I really cannot recommend highly enough JUST PLAYING! It’s so fun and you never know, you may make your most fave thing ever!

If you would like to see my process click on the link below for my process video, otherwise read on for my step-by-steps!!


First up I cut some tag shapes with my Silhouette Cameo (you could do the same with either a die, some pre-cut tags or even hand cut your own tags) onto plain white cardstock. I used my sketch pens and I font I LOVE to write out everyone’s name knowing I wanted to water colour them.

I left the tags attached to my mat so that I could easily keep track of all the bits and took it over to my work space and got to work. 

First up some grey chalk ink with a Darkroom Door background stamp (Christmas Script) randomly stamped across all the tags.


I then grabbed the gorgeous Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust, added a little to an empty ephemera pack with a little water and used a little paint brush to colour the names on each of the tags.


I used some of the left over mix to add splatters across all the tags and when that was dry moved onto the colour paste.

I grabbed a little stencil from my stash and my Steel Colour Paste and again, added that randomly through the stencil across all the tags.


I knew I wanted to include pops of red so I grabbed out some packaging and my Love Colour Spray to do the trusty packaging technique to add some pops of red.


I used the nozzle to apply some splatters of the Love across all the tags as well.

I decided to add a flair to each tag so grabbed a few from my stash along with some red sewing thread to make a little nest for each flair. 

After they were all attached I decided I wanted a little more sparkle so grabbed my Steel Colour Shimmer Spray and added some splatters with the nozzle.


A couple of finishing touches including red and white twine and some sequins and 8 tags ready to go!


I’m really pleased with how these turned out and best of all I really did have a lot of fun creating them!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Day celebrations and perhaps some of you even found some Colour Blast goodies under the tree?!

I can’t wait to share my next post in the New Year so until then, stay safe, celebrate in style and get messy!


Melinda