Friday, January 26, 2018

Interactive Shaker Tags by Ellen Haxelmans



If you are a fan of Ellen's work you know she LOVES to combine sets and make projects that interact or move! This year she's going to do a series of interactive features for the NND blog! How Cool is that!? Each month she will share an interactive project one week after our new release! 

Today is her first interactive project and she's sharing how to make these amazing shaker tags:

Interactive Shaker Tags by Ellen Haxelmans | Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Sending Hugs Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Here's how you can use the FUSE heat tool with our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set to create a fun shaker tag shape:

Note: If you aren't familiar with the FUSE it's a little heat tool with a wheel at the end that you can use to fuse to layers of plastic together. Ellen is using two layers of plastic with a piece of cardboard underneath so she doesn't damage her work surface with the heat. 

Interactive Shaker Tags by Ellen Haxelmans | Fancy Edges Tag Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Picture one (above left): Tape the inside of the die on a  transparency (don't cut it out with your die-cutting machine, the dies is just a guide).

Picture two 
(above right)Use your die as guide and go around the outside of the die with your fuse tool. Don't completely go around your die; Keep a small part open.


Picture three (above left): Put some sequins in the opening of your shape. This gives the magic.

Picture four (above right)Finish fusing the opening closed and then cut out the tag with a scissors. After the hard work is done, you can decorate it as much as you want.

To decorate her tags today Ellen combined a bunch of different stamp sets. On the strawberry tag she combined the strawberry dipped in chocolate from the Love & Chocolate Stamp Set  with the "sending smiles" words from the new Sending Hugs Stamp Set. On the little bear tag she used the banner from Winston Takes Flight Stamp Set with the little bear from the Sending Hugs Stamp Set. Both tags were created as shown above using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. She also used this set to add on the decorative tabs over the tag holes. 

Interactive Shaker Tags by Ellen Haxelmans | Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Sending Hugs Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

These amazing tags are so fun to shake and interact with! They would be awesome tied onto some Valentine Treats! 

If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!


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