Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Two Tag Cards, Halloween and Christmas

Created for the ECD design team.

There are so many possibilities for the new tag dies - I couldn't wait to try them. I made two cards at the same time using a couple different tag die sets - one with a Halloween theme and one with a Christmas theme. They are a tad smaller than an A2 sized card.

Making the Cards

1. Fold a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise. Cut in half, giving you two cards measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches with the fold on the long side.

2. Line up and center the main Tag 1 die at the top of one of the folded cards (front) such that the edge of the folded card is inside the left edge of the die, i.e. you do not want to cut the fold, instead you want to line up the die next to the fold on that side. Run it through the die cutting machine. Do the same with the main Tag 3 die on the other card. Using a paper trimmer, continue the tag cut down the outside of both cards.

3. Using the decorator dies with each set, open the cards and cut the top front of each, lining up the holes.

4. For the Halloween card, cut around spider from Halloween In Frame Peel-Off and use it to roughly measure off the same amount of Double Sided Adhesive. Peel off the backing paper and stick to white cardstock. Peel off the other side and stick the spider Peel-Off to it. Coat with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. Color with alcohol markers. Fussy cut around design and use a black marker around the outside to cover any cardstock around the edges.

5. Cut the candy corn paper using the Katie Label Accordion main die. Line up and cut again in the opposite direction to remove tabs, etc. so you have only the label part as shown. Using the label die (one size down), cut black cardstock. Adhere candy corn label to center of card front as shown. Adhere black cardstock label to the center of candy corn label. Using dimensional tape, adhere the spider to the center of the black cardstock.

6. Cut a piece of candy corn paper using the main Tag 1 die; trim edges. Using Agatha Edge with the bracket point, center and trim as desired to line the inside top of the card - adhere offset little from top; use the small hole die to recut the hole. Cut a round reinforcement from black cardstock; adhere around inside hole over candy corn paper (this also hides the offset hole).

7. (Optional) If the Halloween twine is too white, dye it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Tap Antique Linen onto a nonporous surface such as a craft sheet. Mist with water. Roll Halloween twine in it. Let dry. Ditto with Christmas twine (I used less ink and more water for a subtle tint).

8. Tap Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto a nonporous surface such as a craft sheet. Mist with water. Saturate a length of seam binding ribbon in it. Clean craft sheet. Do the same with Bundled Sage and another length of seam binding ribbon. Let dry.

9. For the Christmas card, cut the solid stocking from red chevron paper and black cardstock. Cut the stocking top (Stocking Overlay), heel, and toe from green paper (back of red chevron). Cut green paper 3 1/16 x 3 1/2 inches. Cut stocking paper 2 13/16 x 3 1/4. Adhere green and stocking papers to card front as shown.

10. For each card, tie twine in a bow on the card front as shown. Tie dyed seam binding through the back hole as shown. Stick the "Boo!" embellishment on card as shown; ditto for glittered snowflake.


ECD Supplies
Other Supplies
  • Cardstock: Black, White
  • Alcohol Markers (e.g. Copics)
  • American Crafts Haunted 6x6 Pad (Candy Corn Pattern)
  • Recollections Halloween Embellishments ("Boo!")
  • Halloween Colored Twine
  • Distress Ink Antique Linen, Spiced Marmelade, Bundled Sage
  • Authentique 6x6 Pad, Joyous Tradition JTC600 (Stocking Pattern, Red Chevron/Green Page)
  • Christmas Colored Twine
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Dimensional Tape

1 comment:

  1. I think this is the nicest Halloween Card ever. Wow. Great technique on using the 'More Than Tags' too! Thanks, Mary.


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