So I'm thrilled with the variety of products by Taylored Expressions that can be used for my tags. I fell in love with the recently released Buffalo Plaid Background stamp. And I've always loved the Flap Stacks dies that add a surprise opening to the tag. With those items as my starting point, I created two rustic tags.
The outside sentiment is from From the North Pole. I kept it rustic using just a corner of the Pine Bough Background behind the sentiment. (The opening is cut with Flap Stacks - Rectangle. It cuts a flap right into the tag, but I wanted to use Toffee for the sentiment, so I cut another "flap" from a scrap piece of toffee and then cut it off on the flap side. Then after stamping on it, I adhered it to the flap cut into the tag.)
There's a surprise on the inside that I didn't want anyone to miss - so I added little banners with sentiments from the From the North Pole set. I fit them in between the toffee layer and the flap cut on the tag.
My insides use "to/froms" also from From the North Pole. The little dies come from Sitting Pretty Holiday Accessories - which are meant as part of the Sitting Pretty series of items that can sit on a die-cut shelf - but also work just perfectly for little scenes.
FYI - I used the Pine Bough Background on the outside, but I just wanted a single Pine Bough on the inside so I used one from Simply Stamped - Pinecones. It would have worked just fine to stamp that single bough multiple times on the outside - it just seemed easier to use a background stamp that was already "arranged"!
I totally love this look. I am thrilled with the Buffalo Plaid and the beautiful pines and the fun little dies to use for my Christmas scenes. I can't tell you these were easy, but they are being used for some very special boys/men in my life so I wanted them to be extra special.
Oh, I LIKE these! The buffalo plaid in the pretty mossy green and red look amazing with the kraft flaps. Just fabulous Kim!ReplyDelete
These are just amazing, Kim!! Who wouldn't love seeing and opening a tag like this on Christmas morning??! Everything works so wonderfully together - from the plaids to the pin boughs, and everything in-between. Fabulous tags. Very cool. BevReplyDelete
These look fabulous! The buffalo plaid just gives off such a warm feeling - love it!ReplyDelete