Friday, December 1, 2017

YNS 12 Days Of Christmas – Day 11

Hello Stamping Friends!

Have you seen all the lovely work being posted to the  Your Next Stamp Blog?!?!
All the designers have created a post for the 12 Days Of Christmas series!  Let me tell you, it has been amazing to see all the lovely projects!

Today happens to be my day!

Day 11

I am so excited to share my project with you!

I am absolutely in LOVE with all the lovely Panel Dies YNS released!!

They make some super fun shaker cards!!!

Recently when working with one, I thought it would be fun to alter it a little instead of using the entire panel!  A great way to get a different look and get more uses from the panels!

So I decided to use the Snowflake Panel Die for my tags today!

Depending on what you plan to do, run the entire panel die through your die cutter or just run a portion of it through:
I ran it both ways to show you! I'll create 3 tags with the snowflake panel portions!!

Position the die cut panel in the paper cutter just below the stitched line the runs in the middle.
The stitching marks won't be perfect as the stitching won't run around the corner where you just cut like it does the other actual corner.  But you and I will be the only ones to notice!  Most people probably won't even be able to tell!!

I also trimmed along the stitching on the other three original sides, so there was the same amount of space by the stitching.
The right die cut is with the original sides yet and the left is after I trimmed!  To me it looks perfect!  Can't even tell we altered a die!!

Now the new panel portion is ready to be used to create something fun!

As I mentioned before I thought it would be fun to use them to create some tags for Christmas gifts!!

So I grabbed the fun Bookmark/Tag Die Set!!

I found that the largest die in the set would work for my tag, but the length is a little longer then I need.  So I ended up altering it a little bit.  First ran it through my machine like normal.  Then  grab the snowflake panel, lay it on the bookmark the way you intend to place it.  Making sure to keep the die snug to the two sides slide it to a better length and ran it through the machine again!
I just love being able to alter dies and getting more uses out of them!

Here is a look after it was ran through again:
How cool!!

Now you can assemble your tags as you'd like!!

Here is a look at my three finished tags:
So fun!!  I can't wait to add them to presents!!

 I used the  Stitched Ovals Die Set to die cut an oval to stamp the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from the Be Jolly stamp set:
I also used the Merry and Bright stamp set to stamp snowflakes on my tag!

I used the adorable reindeer from the Be Jolly stamp set and coordinating Be Jolly Die Set for this fun tag:
I just love the joy of this reindeer!  Sure to put a smile on someone's face!!  The fun 'Holiday Happy Dance' sentiment is also from the Be Jolly stamp set!

For this tag I wanted to just leave it clean and simple to really show off the fun shaker I created:
So pretty!

I hope I've inspired you to create some tags and look at your dies in a different way!  Get as many uses out of them as you can!!

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You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!



Scrapper69 said...

They all turned out so CUTE!!! I LOVE the tag with the blue sequins... and great tips too! Have a great weekend!!


New Creations said...

Love your set of cute tags, so perfect for this festive season!

Lucy E. said...

What fun and festive tags!