Welcome to Day Eleven of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!
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Hello YNS Fans!! Kendra here today to share some fun tags with you!!
I am absolutely in LOVE with all the lovely Panel Dies YNS has released!!
They make some super fun shaker cards!!!
Recently when working with one, I thought it would be fun to alter it a little instead of using the entire panel! A great way to get a different look and get more uses from the panels! I decided to use the Snowflake Panel Die for my tags today!
I ran it both ways to show you! I’ll create 3 tags with the snowflake panel portions!!
Position the die cut panel in the paper cutter just below the stitched line the runs in the middle.
The stitching marks won’t be perfect as the stitching won’t run around the corner where you just cut like it does the other actual corner. But you and I will be the only ones to notice! Most people probably won’t even be able to tell!!
Trim along the stitching on the other three original sides, so there is the same amount of space by the stitching.
The right die cut is with the original sides yet and the left is after I trimmed! To me it looks perfect! Can’t even tell we altered a die!!
Now the new panel portion is ready to be used to create something fun!
As I mentioned before I thought it would be fun to use them to create some tags for Christmas gifts!!
So I grabbed the fun Bookmark/Tag Die Set!!
I found that the largest die in the set would work perfect for the tags, but the length is a little longer then I need. So I ended up altering it a little bit.
First run it through the machine like normal. Then take the snowflake panel, lay it on the bookmark where you intend to place it. Be sure to keep the bookmark die snug to the two sides of the already die cut bookmark, then slide it to the desired length and run it through the machine again!
I just love being able to alter dies and getting more uses out of them!
Here is a look after it was run through again:
Now you can assemble your tags as you’d like!!
Here is a look at my three finished tags:
So fun!! I can’t wait to add them to presents!!
I also used the Merry and Bright stamp set to stamp snowflakes on my tag!
I just love the joy of this reindeer! Sure to put a smile on someone’s face!! The fun ‘Holiday Happy Dance’ sentiment is also from the Be Jolly stamp set!
For this tag I wanted to just leave it clean and simple to really show off the fun shaker I created:
I hope I’ve inspired you to create some tags and look at your dies in a different way! Plus, get as many uses out of them as you can!!
Have a lovely day!! Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go. Tomorrow is the last day of the series and Martha will be sharing another holiday idea with you.