Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pink Precious Kitten Tags

For my last two design team projects this month I made three tags using the Carta Bella Baby Mine Girl paper line and showcasing pictures of two of my cats as kittens.

For the first tag of Lady Jane, I used the pink bottle paper and one of the nursery rhyme cards from the paper line. I think she kind of looks like the kitten on the card.  I layered some of the stickers again.
The trellis looking section at the bottom of the tag is the Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Frameworks Die - Trellis

The second tag of Mercy Otis also used the Trellis frameworks die. When you cut several out so you can have different paper patterns inside the trellis, you end up with plenty to work with.  I just love the feminine, quilted look with this paper line. 

The last tag features both kittens and a quilted background. Again I layered stickers and die cuts. 

To make the quilted tag or any other shape you want, cut or punch out 1" squares for all the patterned papers. Spritz them with water, crinkle them up and them flatten out again. (I punch larger squares for larger backgrounds)

The second step is to adhere the squares to a solid paper backing.  I usually use thin cardstock. The squares need to be adhered with an adhesive that is not sticky or tacky.  A glue stick works great.

 Once you are finished attaching all the papers to the backing paper, then I machine stitch over all the squares diagonally both ways. Yes, it is a bit time consuming but I love the end result. Once that was finished, I used my  Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers Die - Tag and Tie die and then did a finishing stitch around the edge of the tag.

 I had seen these new Project Hangers by Cosmo Cricket hanging in Craft Envy and wanted to put them to use, so the hanger was the inspiration to make the tags in the first place. I think this would be adorable to hang in a baby girl's room.

Seeing as I still had tons of the quilted paper left over after I cut out the tag, I also cut out a piece using the Ornamental Movers and Shapers die and attached some of the stickers to make a very quick card.  Inside I put another sticker about love from the paper line.


Susan Stringfellow said...

These are so terribly cute! The tags would make great cards too. Love the quilted background and those kittens are so tiny! I just want to pick them up!

blupixy said...

Love the quilted paper on the tags! So lovely! The kittens are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie Zeller said...

Absolutely adorable tags!! It's obvious that so much love went it to each one.