Tuesday, February 3, 2009

{Puppy Love} Nestabilities Frame Tag

You could call this a "dog tag" ynuk ynuk. That sweet lil' Doggy is from {Puppy Love} of course. So...this tutorial offers a way to make a framed tag with Nestabilites. You could use any shape you have! (The one used here is Labels #2.)

Nesties Frame Tag:

Step 1) Cut two frames (the same size) by taping two Nestabilities onto Cardstock & running it through a Cuttlebug. (I used the Labels #2 Nestabilities on Paper Temptress's Mountain Rose Glimmer Cardstock (me likey that sparkle!) and scotch tape.)

Step 2) Cut a piece from the scraps to make a tag top (cut from the inside that's left when you cut your frames)

Step 3) Emboss your 3 pieces (layer the 2 frames if you like. This folder is the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.)

Step 4) Cut your image with the largest of the two Nestabilities (If you'd like to see how to make this Puppy from Little Paper Shop's {Puppy Love} set, please check out this tutorial.)

Step 5) Put adhesive on the inside of the frame. Put glue on the side you don't want to show. :O) (I used Tombow Monomulti However, I'd use something else, since though I do love it as an adhesive, I found it left little boogery bits...but granted I am more than a tad sloppy!)

Step 6) Adhere the tag top bit in the inside of the frame

Step 7) Layer the frames & the vellum piece [The vellum (and the tag top bit) ends up sandwiched between the two frames for a nice tidy look.]

Step 8) Tint the tag with a white CTMH marker [This probably makes sense as an earlier step (before the tag assembly, but it was an afterthought to give dress up the texture]

Step 9) Sand some of the white marker off

Step 10) Add a bit of white to the image for interest

Step 11) Put a brad in the top of the tag

Step 12) Attach a chain with a jump ring. (That's Dollar Store chain)

Step 13) Attach the chain to the heart box

Step 14) Tuck the tag inside of the heart box

Happy Valentine's crafting You Sweethearts You! :O)

The stitched heart box is here:


Anonymous said...

Love it, it's adorable!!Thanks for taking the time on doing these tutorials...Gina

Tiff said...

This is adorable! I just love all your tutorials!

Kim Etherington said...

Pretty pink and white box ya got there. How much time did that take to make? I'd love to try it, but I can't see my lack of patience working well with it. Looks antiquey elegant fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Wonderful tutorial, too.

Candy said...

Oh Mel!
This is absolutley adorable. LOVE the box and all you have done. You surprised me - this is not what I thought when I saw your cute wee doggie yesterday!!

Tonniece said...

Love the pink and white here, and of course that sweet image too.
Thanks for the great tutorial Mel.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Mel, this is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Elena said...

Fabulous box!!! And I love the tag!!! Thank you so much Mel for sharing this with us!!!