Hello my dear friends and welcome to the last month of the year! Are you counting down to Christmas?
This truly is the best time of the year! I have already decorated my house and my craft room is in a huge mess, but that is a sign of being super busy!
Today, I have something brand new to share. I have experimented with some leftover materials and I am very pleased with the results and simply have to share it with you!
- For this project I used the scraps, or leftovers from my previous projects. Now, this could be a little bit discouraging for all of you who do not work with Cricut, but I am positive that you can use either pattern paper or any specially paper and your dies to create something similar.
Here is the list of supplies I used:
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Mini Heat Press
- We R Memory Keepers Rounded Tag Punch
- Leftovers Iron-On Vinyl by Cricut
- Cotton Watercolor Paper
- Embellishments (optional)
The first thing I did is cut the 2.5″ strips out of watercolor paper scraps and then used the puncher to create tags.
Because I used scraps, my tags ended up being different sizes, and I found that to be ok.
If you are not too fond of this idea, you can always make your tags uniformed. This is just to show you the different looks that you can create.
The possibilities are truly endless.
Next, I uploaded and edited the images in Cricut Design Space and used small Post-it to mark the size of my tags as well as what image belongs to which tag. This could sound a little bit redundant, but, trust me, if you are working with different size tags, this is going to be very helpful and you will move faster with your project.
I then arranged the scrap Iron-On Vinyl and cut and weed the vinyl.
After I had all my images done, I simply added them to my tags and heated it with the Mini Heat Press by Cricut. Since I was working with paper, I put the press on the lowest setting and added some pressure.
To protect my work surface I used a wood cutting board and I put a silicone mat over it. This will most definitely protect your work surface and the cutting board is also good for working with paper. You do not want to use a pressing mat because it’s soft and it could damage your paper.
After I was done, I embellished some of my tags with pearls and jewels and I added a piece of ribbon to each tag. This step is optional.
If you are happy with simple look of your tags, you do not have to decorate them. I just wanted to make them a little bit more spacial.
And that was it!
I am so happy how my tags turned out and I did not get to use any new materials.
What will you do with your leftovers?