Monday, February 29, 2016

Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class by Stampin' Up - Tags VIII

Well, the weather man was right!  It's supposed to be almost 60 degree's out today and the 8" of snow that we got is almost gone already.  Our little two tracker dirt road is a muddy, rut filled mess.  We are to expect another storm tonight with lots of rain, sleet and some more snow.  Oh, yay!  I'm going to need a boat to get out!!!

On my blog last week, I started sharing a Stampin' Up Botanicals for You Card Class that Stampin' Up so generously shared with us Demonstrators to use for teaching classes.  It has instructions to make 4 cards and a card box holder using SU's Botanicals for You Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and Botanical Builder Framelits Die's.  I am also going to share some envelopes, gift tags and a gift tag box holder that I designed which revolves around the design of SU's class.

So, stay tuned to my blog the rest of this week to take advantage of all the cards, tags, box holders, pictures and instructions.

You've seen the cards and the card box holder now so it's on to the tags that I designed which revolve around the design of SU's class.  

Let's get started with the third tag:

I made my tags 3" x 4" and angled the top corners.  

And, Yay!!!  I used my Washi Tape now that it is all organized and I can see it out in the open.  (See my Washi Tape Organization blog post here ) - .   I used the White with the small Cajun Craze flowers piece of SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape and wrapped it around the bottom edge of my tag.

I used one of SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, the white with the multi-colored floral pattern and cut it at 3" x 3 3/8", adhered it to my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and trimmed off the excess paper hanging over the edges on the angles of my tag.  

I cut a piece of SU's Cajun Craze Cardstock 1 1/4" x 3" and adhered it to my tag just above the Washi Tape. 

I cut a piece of the multi-tiny patterns from SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack at 1" x 3".  I used my SU Emboss Buddy and wiped down the vellum to remove any static and stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark Ink using the Happy Birthday stamp in SU's new monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit for February called Hello Sunshine.  I sprinkled SU's White Embossing Powder over the VersaMark Ink, tapped off the excess powder 'and heat set it with my SU Heat Tool.  I then adhered the vellum centered over the Cajun Craze Cardstock using Mono-Multi Purpose Glue behind the letters of the sentiment only.  (You don't want to see glue showing through your vellum).  

I placed one of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones in the corner of the vellum and then added a tiny spot of glue behind the vellum under the rhinestone to make it a little more secure. 

I die-cut one Small and one Medium Flower from SU's Botanical Builder Framelits Die's with Mint Macaron Cardstock and one Spoke Flower Center from SU's Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered all 3 together using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I also die-cut one of the tiny flowers from Hello Honey Cardstock.

I used my Petal Roller Tool to cup and curl the Flower Petals and adhered them to my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. 

I adhered one of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones to the center of my flowers.

(I'm using yesterday's blog post picture above as I didn't take a picture of each individual tag to show the hanger portion).

I die-cut a small Flower from SU's Cajun Craze Cardstock, rolled and cupped the petals and adhered it centered to the top of my tag using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I punched a hole for my hanger at the top of my tag and through the center of the Flower using my SU 1/8" Handheld Punch.

I took a short piece of SU's Linen Thread and tied it into a loop.  I took a very long double piece of the Linen Thread, threaded it through the short piece of Linen Thread and through the hole in the tag and tied it off into a double bow. 

I just LOVE how my tags turned out and coincide with SU's Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class by Stampin' Up.  The vellum is so pretty with the Cajun Craze Cardstock showing through.

Thanks for visiting.  Come back tomorrow where I'll share the next tag that I designed using SU's Botanical Gardens Suite.

Have a great day!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.


  1. Sweet tag, Lynn! I love the vellum where you stamped the sentiment. All the details are so lovely. I'm a big fan of tags and this one is beautiful!

  2. Searching hard for the "LOVE" button!