Hello friends! Aly Dosdall from the design team here again. I love to keep a basket of finished cards and tags on a shelf in my craft room so that I can sift through and grab one at a moment’s notice. I keep cards and tags of all kinds—birthday, wedding, holiday, etc—but the type I grab for the most are generic ones that I can give to a friend to let her know that I’m thinking about her, or that I just want to tell her “hello”.
Since I never seem to have enough of those on hand, I decided to make a set of “hello” tags that I can attach to little gifts or flowers when I want to brighten a friend’s day. I was so excited to use the Phone Home Die —I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I love the little rotary phone and “hello” sentiment in the script font. Super cute!
For these tags I used a few of the new Dots & Stripes 8x8 Paper Pads. I cut my tags from the Neutrals pad using the Designer Tag Set. I love the look of the kraft paper! Then I used the white grid paper from the Neutrals pad to cut my phone shapes, which adds some nice contrast to the kraft. To add some color to my tags I die cut the remaining elements from the Spring and Brights 8x8 pads in some happy spring colors.
To create the colorful borders at the top of the tags I cut separate tags from colored paper using the same die I used with the kraft paper, and then cut off the tops. I saved the bottom parts to use as layers and collage pieces on future projects. I’m always looking for little bits and pieces to include as layers on my projects. To finish off my tags I added some enamel shapes, some striped ribbon, and some cotton twine.
I love the variety of colors available in the Dots & Stripes collection. It was easy to find exactly what I needed for this project. These little tags would make a great gift as a set, or can be added individually to gifts or treats for friends.
Dots & Stripes 8x8 Pad—Neutrals
Dots & Stripes 8x8 Pad—Brights
Dots & Stripes 8x8 Pad—Spring
Jack & Jill: Jill Enamel Dots
Phone Home Designer Die
Designer Dies Tag Set #1
manual die cutting tool