Saturday, December 11, 2010

tags using a pre-electronic cutter technique

Happy Saturday, I have finally finished my commissions and can now get on with my stuff.  Some of you may not remember the days before electronic cutters, I remember when the first manual Sizzix came out and I thought surely I had died and gone to heaven.  One of the techniques quickly learned was how to make insert cards and doubled tags with the dies, these are great now using the Nesties and other precious dies out there.  Take a piece of cardstock and fold it in half.  Place the folded edge inside one of the cut lines and cut.  You can achieve some great tags and insert cards using this technique.  The bee is hinged to the rectangle at the heart.

The candy cane is a full open/close tag.

The oval is a Nesties.  The embellishment on the oval was done with a Memories embellishment metal square, I took card stock and completely saturated it with water, then laid it over the metal square and rubbed until I had a good image, then place it somewhere to dry overnight is the best drying time, then cut out and colored with Copic markers.  I added some beads to the tie.

Have a great weekend. Hugs


Maria said...

Boy, I remember those days! My first "machine" was a Zippy Mate!

Love the tags, especially the oval one, what a great technique!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You have been one busy lady.. love that bee.

Margie said...

Ah, yes... the good ol' days! Looks like you put a whole new twist on those antiques!

Crayola58 said...

Precious. I loved my Sizzix who served me well. I am selling my Sizzix collection just to make more room but I will be sad to see it go. Love your tags and that darling bee card. Oh yes.

1CardCreator said...

Great tags Sandi! ~Diane

DonnaMundinger said...

Great techniques, lady! You always come up with the best stuff! xxD