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Vintage Acrylic Tags

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Today's project we will be creating some acrylic tags! If you haven't worked with acrylic before, I assure you it's easy peesy and a different way to make your tag bases, instead of just using chipboard. We'll be  using the August Cards, Tags and More kit from Tres Jolie. I love the soft floral papers and high quality rub-ons included in this kit! It's a must have for any paper crafter!

To begin,  I took a 12x12 acrylic sheet and a pencil and traced around a pre-made chipboard tag I had in my craft supply. Using a good quality scissors, I cut out 3 tags from the acrylic sheet. Mark a hole at the top and using my Crocodile punch I punched holes at the top of each of my tags. My tags measure 3 & 5/8 x 7 inches.

Don't peel off the protective film from your tags right away. I peel off one layer at a time as I decorate each tag. Otherwise you could scratch the acrylic, and your tag will be ruined. Another thing to remember when working with acrylic, you want to use a clear tape runner. If using clear glue, just be sure to use it sparingly. You don't want to get glue on places where your acrylic shows. Hope I'm making sense. 

Tag 1: to begin I chose 1 of the pretty floral papers from the 6x6 pad. I cut my paper down to 3 & 5/8 x 5 &1/2 inches. I inked around the edges and adhered my paper to my acrylic tag base. I cut a piece of trim and glued along the bottom edge of my tag, where my paper ends. Leaving the bottom acrylic area bare. 

 Taking a die from my stash and some cream cardstock, I diecut a frame. Inked along the edges using the Pastel Brown Chalk Ink included in your kit. Cut out one of the floral rub-ons and a sentiment. Then applied it to the center of your diecut frame using the popsicle stick included in the package.

I added foam dots to the back of my diecut frame and adhered in the center of my tag. I glued a white heart button, from my stash, at the bottom of my tag. Cut a piece of white powder blue tulle, thread it through the hole at the top of my tag and tied in a knot. Glued one of the 49 & Market County Blooms flowers at the top and added a few pearl gems. Peel off the protective film from the back of your tag. 

Here's another closeup:

Tag 2: Choose another coordinating paper from the 6x6 paper pad and cut the same size as we did with our previous tag. Add a lace trim to the bottom edge. I diecut another frame, added a rub-on and sentiment, adhered in the center using foam dots. Added some Gold tulle, flower and gems!

Tag 3: I decorated my tag as we did in the previous steps, using a different paper, rub on and trim! 

 I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to create some tags to send to your friends or family. I think they also would make a pretty embellishment to add on a gift bag!

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