Thursday, November 16, 2017

25 days of christmas tags!


I'm so excited to be joining in Tracey McNeely's annual 25 Days of Christmas TagsAnd I'm excited to share some shaker tags I made with my Fuse Tool and the Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tags die.

To start I die cut the tags from plastic. It can be hard to cut plastic using wafer thin dies but I found that the Avery Elle storage pockets work when left whole (so there are two layers of plastic). Using a metal adaptor plate helps too.

If any plastic is uncut by the die, just use scissors and use them to cut the tags apart too.
I used a pre-heated Fuse Tool to seal the bottom and both sides before filling with sequins from the top and sealing too.

Once my shaker tags were made, I used shapes die cut from Craft-A-Board to decorate. I love Craft-A-Board for the dimension it adds to projects and also because it is a great surface for Nuvo Mousse. I used Aquamarine and Pink Flambe mousse.

I didn't have the right shade of aqua cardstock so I used my Copic BG32 to color white cardstock. Then I used it to make little "to" strips and loops to attach twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon!
Carly

supplies:
Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Modern Christmas
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Modern Christmas
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Concertina Tags
Copic Marker BG32
Nuvo Mousse Aquamarine & Pink Flambe
Avery Elle Storage Pockets
Fuse Tool
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins Sparkling Clear Snowflakes, Heart Confetti, Sparkling Clear Confetti & Holiday Snowflake Mix

30 comments:

~amy~ said...

Carly! I LOVE these!!!!!

Beverly S. said...

Creative! Love the pretty mix of fillings in your clear shaker tags. :)

Sue Washburne said...

So fun and festive!❤️❤️❤️

Tracey McNeely said...

Haven't used my Fuse tool in way too long. Your tags are so super cute and I love how you have been using the Craft-A-Board for die cuts lately. I have lots to use now to CASE these--the Fuse, Craft-A-Board and two jars of unopened Nuvo Mousse!! Sound like a party? Come on over--lol. Thank you so much for joining me today. xo

Ardyth said...

Carly! I LOVE these so much! The colours, the fun pockets of sparkly goodness! You are so clever!

Mary Holshouser said...

Clever idea.
So different from the usual
cardstock tag.
thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

These tags are so sweet...I definitely want to give these a try!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love these clear shaker tags! So pretty and clever.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh I do LOve TAG-ING ALONG with YOU, Carly!!! LOve your darling creations of teal and pink, filled with such fun goodies that your crafting buds will love! those little 'snow balls?' are they among the PPP mix? off to see...
=]

Iris said...

Such clever shaker tags - love all the embellishments you put inside them.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your tags are fabulous and FUN, Carly. Thanks for sharing your technique, too. What an inspiration!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Sandy said...

Saw these cute tags on Tracey's blog and had to see how you made them. Fuse tool is something I've never heard of, but this is a super fun use of them.

M R Leech said...

Loveeeeeee!!!!!

foldzik said...

These tags are awesome. First time I see this :)

Lucy E. said...

I love these cute shaker tags!
I need to find my Fuse and use it!
Thanks for the idea!

Sue LD said...

Love these cute shaker tags--I have been wanting to try this.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a unique look these clear fused tags create. Love the teal incorporated into it.

Tracy A said...

Your a creative genius. I love the clear shaker tags.

Kristie Goulet said...

So very fun!!! Love the colors you chose!!! ♥♥♥

Isabel Z said...

These are fabulous!!! I have been trying to decide if I could use a fuse tool and after seeing your post, I have to have one.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh !! I love these super fresh and modern tags !

Teresa Doyle said...

These are absolutely adorable tags Carly. How special are these for on a Christmas gift? 🤗

maria f. said...

Such fun! Also possible to stitch them up (for those of us without the Fuse).

Angela Walters said...

First, your shaker tags are so much fun! I love that you used the Fuse to create them! I also love that you covered your die cuts with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. They look fabulous! I love the smooth, gorgeous look of the hearts and the holly leaves and berries!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! They're adorable!!! Love your shaker tags and the turquoise colored details!!!

Nancy R. said...

Carly, your tags are so fun and festive! Beautifully done!

Sharron said...

Love these! Your tags are so clever and creative!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! I have to check this Fuse tool out because these tags are AMAZING! What a fun (and pretty!) take on shaker tags! Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

Yahaira Lizeth Valdivia Zegarra said...

So cute! i love it!

Sanna said...

<3 <3 <3