3-D Die Cut Tags + GIVEAWAY

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.)

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

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!

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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!

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

3D Die Cut Tag by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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)!”

To learn more about this series, head HERE.

To see the gorgeous project Jessica Frost-Ballas created, head HERE.


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.

Hero Arts Fir Tree Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts 12-Point Star Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Snowflakes Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Tags Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Confetti Stamp
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Hero Arts Snowy Tree Stamps
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Neenah Desert Storm Light Kraft…
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
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Be Creative Tape
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Adhesive
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Quilled Creations Precision Tip Glue…
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EK Craft Tweezers
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Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker
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614 thoughts on “3-D Die Cut Tags + GIVEAWAY”

  1. My very favorite of yours is the tree. It is so darling! I love to make holiday tags. To me they are like a little bonus gift. 🙂

  2. What gorgeous tags, I like the tree one the best. It would be great fun to make tags for gifts but I usually run out of time!

  3. I love doing holiday tags for my family and friends, the tree one is my favourite, I’ll make a few to my family, they will love it too!

  4. Jennifer, yes I make tags BUT not like these HOLEY MOLEY !!!! I have never seen anything like this, these are amazing, stunning, incredible do I say more???It’s like a gift in itself, really!! I am just wow’d, these are just wild, I am in love with them, amazing.

  5. These are so beautiful! I enjoy making tags for gifts and anytime as little reminders that I care even if not attached to a gift. A nice tag for no reason is just as nice as a card!

  6. ILove making tags and have these dies! Thanks so muchve made sure my “crafty” friends have seen this. I would love to have these dies, thanks!! Betsy

  7. I make tags every year. I even make extras to give as gifts for friends. You can never have too many tags to decorate your presents.

  8. I haven’t made tags in the past, but I am going to try your dimensional tags. Thanks for a chance to wing an Infinity die set.

  9. I love the tags you made and the 3D effect.. So pretty. I do love tags. I like making tags as a stand alone for an actual tag or put a tag on a card. Thanks for the chance to win. Thank you for your videos and ideas.

  10. My sisters and mom get together every year and make tags. We spend weeks figuring out which tags we like and then come together and make our tags. It’s such a fun day of crafting together. I look forward to it every year.

  11. I love making handmade holiday tags and I cannot wait to give this technique a try. They will add such a special touch to the presents I’m giving out this year.

  12. I love the look of these tags! I would use them for gifts and to put on my craft/boutique sale items for the holidays!

  13. I love to make my own personalized cards and to go with them now I love to make tags.I like the thought of making one of a kind tags and cards. It is alot of fun and I get alot of compliments. I just wish I could spend more time at it. I think I could almost go non-stop!!

  14. I’ve always wanted to make my own tags but always get intimidated. Thank you for making it simple; I’m definitely going to try these.

  15. I just made some tags to tie on Christmas Brunch favors. I used pearlescent card stock and washi paper. They are very simple but nice, I think.

  16. I will make tags this year for the first time! These are so simple and clever. I wonder would cutting them from funky foam ensure they don’t get crushed? I think I might try that!

  17. Thanks for your informative video, Jennifer. Having just bought a Big Shot, I’ve never been able to easily make lots of tags before. Now that I am can, I would love to begin new projects such as tags.

  18. I absolutely love making tags. I think it just adds that extra special touch to a gift. And your 3D ones are gorgeous!

  19. I love making tags. I do not attend or give a lot of classes because I work a lot. i squeeze my scrapbooking in when I can but I do get together with girlfriends to make our christmas tags. I love the 3d tags very cute.

  20. I love the idea of handmade tags but I’ve never had a chance to make one. Everything handmade feels more sentimental and thoughtful!

  21. I like to make tags, it’s a change up from cards. Almost like a mini extra something to your gifts. By the way these are the most amazing tags I have ever seen. Love the tree.

  22. What wonderful tags! I love making new exciting surprise tags each Christmas and b y using the Infinite dies from Hero Arts, the pretty task would be greater fun. and the “embellishments add that specialWow!

  23. I love making tags; each year I have a tag-making party for friends just before Christmas – it’s coming up soon! And I’ll be showing them how to make these beautiful 3-D tags – I made three while watching you!

  24. I have not made tags for Christmas in a long time, but this year I am inspired by all these pretty tags! I think it would be fun to use these techniques on gift tags and surely the recipient would know they are very special!
    Thank you , Jennifer, for so much inspiration and helpful teaching in your tutorials!

  25. I’ve never tried 3D dimensional tags but really love the ones you created and they have inspired me to give it a try!

  26. I love holiday tags; they really add that personal touch. It’s finding the time to do them that’s the challenge:-)

  27. These tags look great! I have been making tags every Christmas for the past few years and would love to try these 3D tags 😀

  28. I have never been a fan of tags. But after seeing these, I am head over heels in love with them The tree is my favorite and I think the gems make the whole thing rock!!!! They are so pretty and festive. Thank you for converting me, and for the chance to win one of the Hero Arts infinity dies!!!!

  29. I like making original tags. I love, love those Hero Arts Infinity dies of the tree and the star. Your tags look amazing! I would love to win one of those Infinity dies! I have to make a tag this week for an exchange, and I am now inspired to look at the dies I already have, and see if any of them would work as a 3-D tag. You are an amazing artist!!

  30. I definitely make holiday tags (and LOTS of them) and I have already made a tree tag like yours. They are simply adorable.

  31. Hi Jennnifer!!! These tags are Wonderful! Yes, I love to make Christmas tags. There is so much inspiration this time of year. I hope I have time to steal away and make some. Thanks!

  32. I LOVE to make holiday tags… in fact, all my friends and family are getting a pouch full of them this year. My family looks forward to them every year… I LOVE these dimensional tags. I used this same idea to decorate a tree with snowflake ornaments that our company is donating to a community fund raiser.. it makes such a fun ornament… and now a great tag!

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