I am so guilty of desperately wanting Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals and Leaves dies only to leave them unopened for several weeks in a corner of my craftroom ….. if only I didn’t have to go to work!
But, I have finally been able to have a play, and I love them. I have started out with a very simple idea, making some gift tags as I hate these horrid bow things!
I’ve used a variety of papers to see how patterns, thickness and textures work. This gold one is made from quite expensive embroidered gift wrapping paper that I bought, only to find that it’s almost impossible to wrap with! The centre is a snowflake brad with a clear flat back gem super glued in the middle.
My favourite is this red one. I just love the paper. It came in my lovely parcel from Poundland in a sort of collage pack of bits and pieces. It’s really thick spongy paper with the most fantastic texture. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of each colour, so I only made eight flowers like this. I am really hoping I can find some more similar paper on my travels, as I would love to make a Christmas wreath along the same lines.
Once the flowers/tags were made up, I put a piece of double sided foam tape on the back so that they can be stuck on a parcel.
I’ve made up a box in various colours and papers and am curious to see if they take off when I put them in the staffroom.