Hello crafty friends,
I am on a Bitty Bear drive at the moment. 🙂 I had this one sitting on my desk, I had coloured it last week with my Zig clean color real brush markers, and I was inspired to create a little tag to feature this cute guy.
I was inspired by Vera over on instagram. She made a collection of sweet tags, using white cardstock against bright colours. I wanted to make a sweet shaker tag in a similar style.
I used a Paper Smooches tag die and then using Cheery Lynn embossing dots circle dies I added two circular lines of dots, before cutting out a circle with a spellbinders circle die. I like the texture and interest this gives the project, and helps draw the eye to the centre of the project.
I used a little pattern paper from Echo Park on the inside, and for ease used double sided sticky foam with the tag die. Inside the shaker I put clear seed beads and some pink and silver sequins from Lucy’s Things.
I didn’t really want to introduce another colour, and the white die cut seemed to get a little lost against the white tag, so i used a shadow technique to help it stand out. I cut the ‘sending’ die (from SSS) from both white card and grey card, and layered one on top of the other, using my zig two way glue pen. It makes it stand out a bit more.
The LOVE letters are cut using a Quickutz die which has all the letters on one die. I used scraps of pink card for this. I keep a drawer full of coloured card scraps for exactly this reason.
To finish off, a little polka dot ribbon and yellow bakers twine! Et Voila! It is done! And what I really like is that it is super sturdy because of the foam on the inside.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Yep, that’s an adorable tag and the sturdy feature is definitely a great useful one.