Sunday, 31 May 2015

Strawberry Tag, Thank You, Bees + Flowers

Have you seen the latest challenge over at Tag You're It?
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...



  1. Lovely summer tag, Donna! Looks yummy!

    1. Thanks, Olga :)
      This one was fun to make.
      Congrats again on your news. X

  2. Super sweet, super cute!!

    1. Thank you, Cindy.
      It's very girly, isn't it?
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It makes me happy to know others like what I'm making :)

  3. love your card! I am fan of strawberries!
    thanks for stopping by my blog written in french for Memory Box, as for your question; I cut the 3 sections with my paper cutter for the male stencil card
    hugs from california

    1. Thank you for responding, Bibiana.
      How did you make your frame?
      Donna x

  4. Love this tag and box Donna, Great idea to use the heart for a strawberry! I love these Bumble bees too.. Fun strawberry box.

    Hugs Pam x

    1. Thanks, Pam :)
      I'm thinking this tag will be perfect for one of my daughter's TA's.
      Not long 'til the end of term...

  5. So spring/summer! Love the shape and the fact that you used a heart die. too clever! Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

    1. Thank you :)
      If only the weather here in the UK would recognise it's supposed to be Spring/Summer... Still too cold for me!!!

  6. Oohhh how cute is this? such a great idea. Thanks for joining us over at Tag you're it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting again, Anja :)
      This tag was such fun to make.