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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Box of Shaker Tags

I can't tell you how excited I was to receive my first DT haul from Craft Consortium. Since then I have just been crafting my litle fingers off as everything was really lovely and it was hard to know where to begin. Very remiss of me not to post anything on here before now as I have now been a DT member for the whole of September and I have lots of catching up to do. 

First of all I fell in love with the Made by Elves Collection; a quality collection using artwork produced under license from Helz Cuppelditch.  It  consists of paper pads (well 200gsm is card really) of 40  6x6 and 12x12 double sided sheets, 3D decoupage pack,washi tape, 4 packs of super quality clear stamps, washi tape in 2 widths, a pack of little elfie spanner charms and also matching enamel dots. 


One of the first projects I made was a little double-sided box holding a collection of shaker tags. The box opens to reveal two pockets, one on each side.  I left lots of room for the tags as they were quite chunky having a shaker element on top.  It is kept closed with a simple lid that I finished with a paper bow. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for these if you need one.                                                                                                                  I began by hunting through my stash to find small nesting dies for the shaker windows that allowed the images from the 6"  papers to shine. There are pages with 4 cut-aparts of these cute, whimsical characters that are just the right size! They determined the size of the tags and ultimately that of the outer box.  A red ribbon was added to a hole punched in each tag and finished with a loopy bow of red/white bakers twine and a vintage button from my Mum's old button box. She always told me they would be                                                                                     useful!  

I added fine white frames to the tags to edge the windows, then some faux snow along the top of the frames and dotted around the Kraft card to create a snowy background. I fussy cut some tiny sentiments from the wordy pages. These are really useful little additions for projects or just to be used as page in their own right.                                                                                                                                                The box is decorated with papers from the 12 x 12 pad. I love how there are similar designs with a light and dark background to give contrast to a project. All the shapes are easy to fussy-cut too. 


Craft Consortium products used from the Made by Elves collection:
6 x 6     200 gsm paper pad
12 x 12   200 gsm paper pad 












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