I so had to play along with this one :)
The guest designer's tag features strawberries, red, white and green colouring, gingham... and it's a double tag.
I couldn't help myself. I had to make a strawberry shaped tag for this challenge... and a matching mini treat box. I was sorely tempted to go the whole hog and make a mini basket for the My Favourite Things (Die-Namics) Berry Box. I still might, you know!
My tag started off as a Memory Box Grand Heart Die, embossed using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and inked up a little using Tsukineko (Memento) Rhubarb Stalk. I cut and embossed two of these, gluing them together to hide the brad fasteners from the Memory Box Fancy Blossoms 'strawberry flowers'. Once dry, I cut a little from the bottom to make a more natural looking strawberry shape.
The strawberry 'leaf' is in fact a Stampin' Up Large 5 Petal Flower Punch, inked up using Tsukineko (Memento) Olive Grove. I've also glued on a second wooden green leaf (it's really a wooden green flower!) for one of the bumble bees to sit on.
I just love the Memory Box Jolly Bumble Bee. These guys are so fiddly to make, but when shaped I think they look fantastic. I love nature themed dies, anyhow...
The Thank You is from a punch by Martha Stewart, cut from Kraft card and coloured using a Stampin' Up Chalk Marker. I've scored between the 'N' and the 'K' because I think it looks better that way.
The smaller strawberries are one of my newest dies from Poppystamps, called Berry Best. I embossed them using yet another different strawberry die from a set by Sizzix (Thinlits/Sweet Strawberry). The tag is also from this set, with a faint gingham design stamped on to echo the original design inspiration (see below).
I've left the beige strawberry tag blank except for inking up the 'leaves' as I did for the front one.
Some natural twine to tie the two together... and finished just in time to post before the end of the challenge :)
PS... I forgot to mention that the treat box can be tied to the tag if so wished. I chose not to for the sake of the photograph, but would tie them in reality.
Half term's over here so back to an early start tomorrow.
All the best...