Friday, 2 May 2014

...May previews Day 3, post 2 - and 'Win the release comp!'

ED - the competition is now closed! it's nearly release time!

Afternoon! I have a somewhat longer post for you now as I properly introduce the Folding tag concept. Also, don't forget to go all the way to the bottom of the post - there's a competition you might want to see....

These dies will release tomorrow along with some other goodies, and I just wanted to show you a few neat things about this die set before I get caught up in admin.

Below you can see what the die looks like, the die on the left is how the set looks when you get it - you need to remove the smaller die and grommets (reinforcers) from the folding tag - the die on the right is what it looks like after you have done this - I used a file to remove the last tiny bumps left by the connecting wires, I did this because that big empty area on the bottom of the die creates an embossed raised area if you run it through with an embossing pad.

This is what the cardstock looks like once you have run the die through, for this one I also ran it through with the embossing mat, you can just see the raised area in the bottom of the pic.

There is another line on the die which will leave an impression on the die cut and this is the folding line - this line will appear on the die cut wether you emboss it or not, so you ill always have the guide.

Simply fold up your tag and you will find that the end of the tag will slot snugly into the little half circle tab.

That is the basic folding tag and it is just the perfect size for adding to the front of a card, for putting on a scrap page as a journaling tag, or for attaching to a gift, endless possibilities! Simply add a grommet/reinforcer of your choice and go to town with your stamping!

If you want to get even fancier, I will show you something nifty about the relationship between the folding tag and the largest stitched tag (which we previewed yesterday) from the Stitched tags set - both are shown below, I chose not to emboss the folding tag for this project:

While I was drawing up these tags, I thought it might be useful to set them up so that they nested perfectly on top of each other - I love layers - and I thought this might provide further options for me to create unique tag designs - I made sure that when the folding tag was laid on top of the largest stitched tag, that the holes would line up perfectly - I love the look this creates and it's not something I have seen anywhere else...yet! lol!

I used this combination for today's sample - love it!

I stamped the Enjoy image from the new Tag Collection 1 set onto the front of the folded tag. I stamped the image again onto cream card and simply cut out the enjoy shape, I popped it up on foam tape and added a few flowers, much sponging was done first tho...

On the inside, by happy accident, I found that the message die from the Mini Mail die set was the perfect size to cut out the two cream panels - again much sponging.

I stamped my interior message with a stamp from Vintage Garden Seed Packet and the apple blossom stamp from Vintage Garden Flowers.

Finished off the back with a stamp from the Make Your Mark Set! Hope it tickles!

The competition

I have up for grabs tomorrow's entire release - a Simple Sprig die set, A set of Stitched Tag dies, a Folding Tag die set and the stamp set Tag Collection 1.

In order to be in with a chance of winning, I am going to ask you to share a couple of your favourite samples from the last couple of days - you can share pics from either this blog or any of the DT blogs - you can pin them to Pinterest, Facebook, or even your own blogs, just be sure to mention that they are from our release which is happening tomorrow!

Come back to this post and let me know that you have shared a little WMS love by leaving a comment on this post - A random winner will be drawn from the comments here - and you must leave a comment here, it won't matter where you shared if you don't pop back and leave a comment here so that we know!

I will close this competition tomorrow at 6:00pm and the winner will be announced at 6:30pm, just before the release goes live at 7:00PM

Good Luck!

If you missed this morning's post, here are the DT ladies sampling with me today!


  1. What a cute idea for tags! The stamps are also so great. Looking forward to the reveal.

  2. love the little cards you put inside your tag Claire - the blossom stamping looks so lovely!

  3. What a nice tag. I love this idea. I was looking for a longer tag die for some mixed media work, but this is so lovely! and I like how youlayered it as well!
    Awesome job!!
    Jennifer W.

  4. I pinned a few of my favorites....great release!!!

  5. I love everything about this new release Claire! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Lily B Xx

  6. Fabulous new die, so clever!! Loving the new release samples, have shared some!

  7. Oh Claire I am in absolute awe of how clever and talented you are. I'm loving all the samples the design team have come up with.

  8. Great post and I love that you stamped the back too! Wish I'd thought of that! Adorable!

  9. Okay this is a wonderful the stitched tag can be a backing...I like layers too!! The black/white tags with color grommets are fab too....lots of grommet choices!!

  10. I'm loving all the fabby samples from everyone but then I always do! Thanks so much for letting us share a few and join in all the fun too.

  11. This tag die looks just fabby! I have pinned several of the DT's excellent samples on Pinterest here

    Looking forward to the release!

  12. Love this set....will use this one a lot. Have shared on pinterest x

  13. I love the look of the new folded tag. I pinned your gorgeous blossom tag and Karin's stunning little sewing kit tag onto my handmade cards board on Pinterest.

  14. Gorgeous tag Claire - I love this idea, and genius to think about the layering too! Thanks for the chance to win - I've been pinning a few and shared on FB too ;) Rx

  15. Love this die and the fact that it layers with the new tag die. The samples are fantastic. I've really been loving all the new dies recently.

  16. This is such a useful dies and stamp set - I do really love it.
    I have pinned several of the DTs projects for future inspiration - I have a board just for that! Thank you all for sharing your talents!

  17. Love the new die sets and all the ideas that you and the designers have been showing over the last few days. I am a big fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps and have written about the launch of the new dies with photos on my blog,
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the dies. If not the lucky one, it will be back to the trusty plastic later today.
    Kathy x

  18. I have to say that the new folding tag die set is just super, so many possibilities! And your tag is so, so pretty!

  19. I've liked and pinned some of the DT creations to a board on my Pinterest account :-) Really loving the stamp set & I have to get the sprig die to cut out my sprig stamps - fussy cutting took me ages!!!!

  20. What a fantastic releaae. I just loved Sandies card using the the folding tag die. I just had to pin it to my favourite products board on pinterest

  21. Hi Claire
    I've pinned some of these samples including a pic of the actual die onto my Pinterest boards. Love this release, especially those fab tags and cute grommets. Way to go! Karen

  22. What an awesome release and giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I pinniped to my pinned on pinterest Joyce Casaldi.

  23. Pinned! Loving this release! So many ideas so little time😊. C x

  24. Thud...what an incredible tag, Claire!!!! I just love how you stamped and sponged the inside images. So gorgeous, and what a lovely and unique idea for a get well message! Would be so pretty hanging off some flowers or treats!

  25. Fabulous new dies. I have pinned a few on Pinterest

  26. OK, Little Miss: I've pinned to my Cards and my Stamping: Tags boards. And even without you asking us to do it, I've been doing it all along anyway!! :-) Great Tags and Stamps!! Hugs! H

  27. Too tempting Claire, looks like some great sets are going in the shop tonight!!
    Annouced the release and your best pic on my blog ;o)

  28. I pined to my Pinterest board Marybeth Lopez

  29. I love all of these samples , the stamps are great and I love the size of this tag!
    Will go and pin now!


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