Tiny Tags with Herbs

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Today I’d like to share with you how I made these Potted Herb Tags. If you keep reading here, you’ll learn that I have a thing for tags. Despite their tiny size, they add just that right “something extra” to even the simplest gift or card. I love to make tags with a 3-D element, and these Potted Herb Tags fit the bill. Β 

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The Timeless Tags Die from WPlus9 was the right size for my pots, so I cut some lavender card stock with the largest tag in the set. Then I stamped a subtle background in Soft Vanilla ink.

Crafting the pots (cut from a Memory Box Die) is really fun to do and boy, are they TINY! I didn’t even use the smallest size that the die will cut! I cut my pots from some rust-colored card stock as well as a piece of core’dinations card stock. I like to choose a textured paper for earthy/natural things like garden pots because I think it adds a bit of realism. I decided to further “age” the pots with a sanding block on the corners and then a spritz of Distress ink. I grabbed my fattest stylus and pressed over the backs of the pots to give them a little curve.

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The “herb sprigs” were cut from smooth green card stock from several different dies (listed below), and I trimmed and arranged and glued them until I was happy with my mini garden.

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I popped the pots onto the tags with a bit of foam tape, and then stamped a little sentiment in purple ink. I like to make several tags at a go, so I tend to choose multipurpose sayings (like “hello” or “for you”), or wait until I’m ready to use the tag to select something.

I attached some lime green twine, which contrasts nicely with the lavender in the tag. Now your tags are ready to go!

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I’ve listed the materials used for these tags below:

Dies:

  • Tag – WPlus9 Timeless Tags
  • Garden Pots – Memory Box
  • Leaves & Stems, Grass Border – Impression Obsession

Other Supplies:

  • “Hello” stamp – Fresh Cut Florals by WPlus9
  • Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
  • Grape Jelly Ink – Momento
  • Background stamp – Etruscan Elegance by Stampin’ Up

 

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