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Hi everyone, Audrey here, sharing some fun little tags today made with Authentique's new and adorable Sweetness collection.
I love making gift tags, as they are fun and useful for so many projects. Of course they look adorable all on their own, but they are also great for quickly dressing up a gift bag or box or for slipping into a book for a bookmark. Add photos and string them together, and you have a sweet mini album. Or clip a series of tags together like I did here for an instant easy home decor accent.
When making a set of tags like this, I've learned a few time saving tips. Keep the basic design the same for cohesion and uniformity, but use different focal images to make each tag unique and individual. That way, the set will blend while still being full of character.
Here's some quick and easy steps.
Start by cutting basic 3 1/8" x 6 1/4" tag shapes from patterned paper. I used the 6x6 bundle for mine. I love the solid bar strip across the top of the 6x6 papers, so I made sure to include those on my tags.
Cut 2 3/4" x 3 1/8" panels of contrasting prints for the bottom of the tags. Then fussy cut labels and images from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper for embellishment.
Add fringe trim to the bottom of the smaller panel. Apply strong adhesive around the edge of the panel and adhere across the bottom of the tag.
Cut 1" strips of paper and adhere along the seam where the papers meet. Tie twine around the tag. Add several additional ribbons and bows to the tie. Tuck velvet berries and leaves into the bow.
Adhere flowers to the center of the bows. Embellish with elements from the Enhancements paper. Adhere focal images with pop dots for dimension. Add flowers and twine to the tops of the tags.
Authentique Sweetness Collection:
6x6 Paper Bundle
Enhancements 12x12 Cut Apart Paper
Components 6x12 Die Cut Paper Accents
Velvet Berries & Leaves: Webster's Pages
Trim: May Arts, Webster's Pages
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko