Thursday, June 30

Tag Box Set

Hi crafty reader!  Today's project is for a quilter, and she's really good.  She usually makes quilts as presents, and I figured some handmade tags would make them extra special. 

But before that, I want to show you my main inspiration for this project:

It's part of the packaging for a make-up set I bought months ago.  Again, I just couldn't throw it away.  I originally wanted to make a card set, but because of the size of this plastic thingy, it's just not feasible.  And that led me to think of making a tag set instead.

For the cover of the plastic base, I wrapped cardstock around two opposite sides, adhering both ends after.  So it gives the "matchbox" effect.  In the photo below, you can see the cover has no title yet.  I did that intentionally so the receiver will not know this is for her, just in case she sees this blog entry. 

For easy sliding of the plastic base, I attached handles on both sides.  I used leftover plastic packaging and cut with Spellbinders.  After that, I attached each handle with brads.

This is how it looks like with the part of the plastic base showing.

And this is the plastic base filled with three designs of tags, without the cover.  I put eyelets on each tag, so it can be attached to the quilt via safety pin, yarn or thread.  The ribbon you see is meant to "lift" the tags, so they are easier to access.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  DCWV, @theoffice, The Paper Company, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Autumn Leaves, Heidi Grace, Stamp Craft
ink:  Tsukineko, Spica
tools:  Martha Stewart deep edge punch, Spellbinders, Stampin' Up embossing folder, Crop-A-Dile, heat gun, paper piercer
embellishments:  eyelets, brads, ribbon
adhesive:  Scotch, Zots

You can see more pictures of this project by clicking here.

'Til next blog!

1 comment:

Carol W. said...

Fabulous job! very creative and I know she will love the tags! TFS