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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

3-D Wednesday with My Creative Time!

Hello and welcome back!! Today it's all about creating a non-card. This was a bit of a challenge for me as I primarily make cards, but challenge accepted!

I wracked my brain trying to come up with good idea. Should I make a treat holder? A gift box? And then it came to about a little DIY home decor?!!  Besides a few card panel scattered about my craft room, I don't really have any handmade decoration. So this is what I set out to create.

I went through my MCT stash and picked out a WHOLE BUNCH of dies!! This project has absolutely no stamping. Sad, I know, but sometimes you just gotta die cut:)

I started by die cutting 6 (second from the largest) Chunky Stitched Tag Dies along with the smaller stitched version that layers nicely on it. I die cut some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies and some flowers and leaves from the Stitched Pretty Flower and Leaves Dies.

I chose a pretty palette of Distress Oxide Inks,

and did some simple ink blending on my die cuts.

I guess I never made it clear what I'm making!! I decided to make a little banner that says "create". I decided instead of adhering the die cut letters directly to the top layer of the tag, I would die cut them from that layer.

So for contrast, I used Broken China Distress Oxide and inked the base layer tag. Here's a look:

I foam mounted the die cut tags with foam adhesive onto the bases. I took the flowers and leaves and tried to randomly place them on each tag. I wanted them to have more of a "scattered" look. 

I struggled with how to place the twin to each tag.  The way I had placed the upper layer, didn't leave a lot of room to punch holes and at this point, I didn't really want to risk ruining one the tags.  It's funny that I say this because my final plan almost ended in disaster!!! Read on...

I decided to die cut 6 more of the larger tags and adhere them to the back using Scor-Tape. On the top strip of tape, I will adhere the twine, just like so:

Now this is where my near disaster occurred. Check out what I did!!

That's right!! I adhered them backwards! I could not believe it. I sat there is stunned silence for a couple of minutes thinking I would have to start over. Luckily, I was able to carefully open each tag at the top.

I rearranged my word, added a bit more tape to the top of each tag and slid the twine back in..phew!!

In the end, I'm really quite happy with the way it turned out.  I have it hanging over my desk right now!!

Here's a closer look:

I hope you enjoyed todays project and found just a little inspiration!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Until next time, stay crafty!



  1. OMG Miss Laurie OMG OMG OMG and WOW WOW WOW!!! Your Banner is Spectacular!! Love colors and the ingenious way you did your letter on the tags...golly gosh so fabulous and your flowers are so beautiful ... your idea for string your banner is ingenious!! Your Banner is Magnificent and Gorgeous!! I am so going to make one and hang it on a large bulletin board in my craftroom!! You totally did a Super Outstanding Creative job Showcasing Miss Emma's goodies!! Your recover story was a cliff hanger for sure and how you resolved your "OH NO...R U KIDDING ME"situation was brilliant!!! Oh yes I did a BIG WHEW!!!! YOU SO ROCK!!

  2. I just love this Banner, So creative I wanted to know the size of these tag dies and the letter die. WOW!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

  3. Cute banner!!
    Have a great day!

  4. Your banner is absolutely adorable! Perfect addition to your craft space!!!

  5. Your banner is so pretty!! LOVE!

  6. LOVE your banner! Super cute idea and fun hom decor piece! The little flowers and leaves are so fun! Great job!
    Sherrie K

  7. Beautiful banner and glad you were able to avoid disaster...great save!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  8. Oh that is so brilliant!!!! What a great way to make a little banner to inspire you. xxx


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