Saturday, 26 November 2011

Two Tags Die projects

With all the excitement of Convention, I never got round to showing you my October/November workshop projects!

I was concentrating on a few products: the new Easy Events stamp set, the new Two Tags die and two old favourites; Watercolour Wonder™ crayons and blender pens.

First let me explain the Two Tags die. It looks like this and you won’t be surprised to know that it creates two tags – one looks like a bookmark and one more like a luggage label, with a score line across the centre. When I first saw it, I admit I thought “Tags? Why?” and moved on. But then I started to see it springing up on blogs by more imaginative demonstrators than me, and had another look. That’s when I realised just how versatile this die really is – it’s fab and I’m using it ALL the time right now – yes, it’s the same die as the one I used to make my swaps and the container for the Eiffel Tower charm.

This was my 3D demonstration, which also doubled up as the hostess gift.

You simply take two of the wider tags and fold them at the score line. While they were folded, I stamped flowers along the bottom in Wild Wasabi ink – using the clear-mount set meant I could do this quickly without the use of a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Next I joined them together to make a 3D triangle, thus.

The main image is stamped in Basic Grey (so much softer than black, I think) and coloured with Watercolour Wonder™ crayons.

Inside, there’s the smallest cello bag filled with bits and bobs for my hostesses – buttons, ribbons, embellishments etc. I punched a hole in the bag using the Crop-A-Dile™. I threaded two pieces of ribbon (Grosgrain Ribbon  and new Chantilly lace) through the hole in the front, through the bag and out the other side, then gathered it all up together and tied around the top with linen thread. Very cute I thought!

And just to show people how they could use the other die-cut from the Two Tags die, I also showed these projects – very simple bookmarks and another 3D item. They’re all decorated with Easy Events and all use various Subtles cardstocks. The 3D item at the back is the same principle as this one.

Stamps: Easy Events
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Watercolour Wonder™ crayons, blender pens, linen thread, Chantilly lace crochet trim, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile™

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. I love that die! Super ideas - can't wait to hear all about convention!!

  2. These are wonderful and a great way to show the versatility of the dies!! Your watercolor cupcake looks good enough to eat!


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