Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Heart Box & Dog Tag Tutorial

  The Heart Box:

Step 1) Make the beaded heart box & a stitched mat to embellish it:

1) Print, cut & score heart shaped box
2) Add beads to the box (paper pierce around the heart, & stitch them on)
3) Make a layered mat for the box (cut hearts, adhere them, & stitch them)

Add the handles by...

Step 2) Measuring taffeta ribbon against the stitched mat & knotting it

Step 3) Adhering the ribbon handle to the back of the stitched mat

Step 4) Make vellum flowers & outline them with silver (I used a Zig Painty pen. For how to make vellum flowers, please see Godlieve's fantastic tutorial. )

Step 5) Glue beads in the vellum flower centers (I used Crystal Lacquer)

Step 6) Adhere the vellum flower to the stitched heart mat

Step 7) Adhere the stitched heart mat to the box

Step 8) Add the 2nd handle:

Measure the 2nd handle against the 1st one
2) Knot the ends of it
3) Adjust as needed until they're even & adhere. Cover the ends with punched or cut shapes of matching cardstock. :O)

And then you have a heart-shaped box!...

 Puppy Love Tag Tutorial

You could call this a "dog tag" ynuk ynuk. That sweet lil' Doggy is from {Puppy Love} of course. So...this tutorial offers a way to make a framed tag with Nestabilites. You could use any shape you have! (The one used here is Labels #2.)

Nesties Frame Tag:

Step 1) Cut two frames (the same size) by taping two Nestabilities onto Cardstock & running it through a Cuttlebug. (I used the Labels #2 Nestabilities on Paper Temptress's Mountain Rose Glimmer Cardstock (me likey that sparkle!) and scotch tape.)

Step 2) Cut a piece from the scraps to make a tag top (cut from the inside that's left when you cut your frames)

Step 3) Emboss your 3 pieces (layer the 2 frames if you like. This folder is the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.)

Step 4) Cut your image with the largest of the two Nestabilities (If you'd like to see how to make this Puppy from Little Paper Shop's {Puppy Love} set, please check out this tutorial.)

Step 5) Put adhesive on the inside of the frame. Put glue on the side you don't want to show. :O) (I used Tombow Monomulti However, I'd use something else, since though I do love it as an adhesive, I found it left little boogery bits...but granted I am more than a tad sloppy!)

Step 6) Adhere the tag top bit in the inside of the frame

Step 7) Layer the frames & the vellum piece [The vellum (and the tag top bit) ends up sandwiched between the two frames for a nice tidy look.]

Step 8) Tint the tag with a white CTMH marker [This probably makes sense as an earlier step (before the tag assembly, but it was an afterthought to give dress up the texture]

Step 9) Sand some of the white marker off

Step 10) Add a bit of white to the image for interest

Step 11) Put a brad in the top of the tag

Step 12) Attach a chain with a jump ring. (That's Dollar Store chain)

Step 13) Attach the chain to the heart box

Step 14) Tuck the tag inside of the heart box

Happy Valentine's crafting You Sweethearts You! :O)*heart* You Gals n Guys whole Lots! :O)

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