Hello! Today I share a fun idea for using die cuts to create 3-dimensional tags. This is part of the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist 2017 – one of my favorite times of the year! (More on that below.)
For the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Series, Ellen asks two designers to take the same challenge. I challenged myself and Jessica Frost-Ballas to create 3-D tags using Hero Arts products. The funny thing? We both came up the same idea and didn’t know it until after! Great minds think alike! 🙂 Be sure to check out Jessica’s HERE, too. She is very talented and a dear friend of mine.
This 3-d die cutting technique works with any symmetrical die… where the die cut can be folded in half and the sides meet up perfectly. I warn you: these are SUCH fun to create. Very addictive!
My first tag features a 3-d tree created with the Hero Arts Fir Tree Infinity Dies. I scored and folded 6 trees and then glued them back to back with Be Creative Tape. Isn’t it cool looking!? Easy, too. I stamped a Hero Arts Tags Infinity Die Cut with the Hero Arts Confetti Stamp and Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink. I cut two more tags and glued them to the back for stability and adhered the tree on front.
Using strong Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium for adhesive, I added lots of rainbow gems. The stamped sentiment is from the Hero Arts Snowy Tree Stamp Set and I added a twine bow with Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium. I want to make more of these!
My next tag features snowflakes cut with the Hero Arts Snowflakes Infinity Dies. I find the Scor-Buddy and Teflon Bone Folder are very helpful in quickly scoring each die cut down the middle. This time I added clear gemstones and a white bow. The sentiment is again from the Hero Arts Snowy Tree Stamp Set.
Look at that fun dimension! If you wanted to make an ornament, you could use twice as many die cuts and adhere the backs together.
The Hero Arts 12-Point Star Infinity Dies work great for this technique. (This is a set I have enjoyed using a lot this year.) This one would be great doubled up as an ornament!
I adhered a sentiment strip to the front of the tag. With just a few drops of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, I was able to make it look like it was floating.
12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017
Today starts the 1st day of the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist 2017 Series!
Here is some info from Ellen’s crew:
“We invite you to join us in the CLASSroom every day (through December 12th) as we bring you 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! This event gets better every year thanks to the incredibly talented designers sharing their AMAZING creations with you. Every day our designers will work with a color palette, theme, technique, or sketch to create a tag sure to inspire you – with instructions and tips for all their brilliant ideas! Each of our 12 designers also have a guest for double the fun (and double the inspiration and ideas)!”
How would you like to win a Hero Arts Infinity Die Set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/17 telling me if you like to make holiday tags. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icon below each product picture to go to Ellen Hutson.