Friday 18 January 2013

Just Add Ink #149: Big Shot Blog Hop


It's Friday and it's time for the Just Add Ink Challenges to kick of for another year of fun and creativity!

We thought we'd start the year with a blog hop with a focus on the Big Shot, so the challenge for you this week is to make a creation using the Big Shot, or other die cutting machine. The blog before mine on the hop is the very talented Christine's, just keep on hopping round 'til you get back to where you started.
I thought I'd show you the gift card holders I made for gifts this past Christmas using the Two Tags Die.
Here's a little tutorial on how I made them.
After cutting the tag from cardstock you need to score along half an inch from the bottom and fold the flap upwards.
Apply your choice of adhesive to the flap you just created.
Cut a strip of DSP to 6 inches by 2 inches and apply adhesive to one end as shown. I used DSP from the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit.
You then wrap the DSP around the tag, adhering at the flap and centre back as you go. 
Now you just decorate as you desire. Easy! I also added some Seam Binding Ribbon so I could hang it from the Christmas Tree.
I hope you've found this tutorial useful, don't forget to link your Big Shot creations at the Just Add Ink blog for us all to see.
Now you are hopping over to Chantell's blog for some more beautiful Big Shot happiness. If you get lost along the way just pop back to the Just Add Ink blog for the links.
Bye for now,


  1. Perfect gift card pockets Tina - and such a nice way to make them extra special.

  2. Oh I just love this!! What a wonderful tag project!! I have this die and don't do much with it! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS :)

  3. Loving this idea Tina, perfect for hanging on the tree or a bottle of wine even, lot's of possibilities.
    Thanks for the inspiration for another of my unloved Dies..:0)xxx

  4. Awesome idea. I must get that die now, as I am often giving my teenage niece’s and nephew's gift cards or cash as presents! Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers Donna :)

  5. This a great idea for the large tag Tina! Thanks for the tutorial it will be put into use for sure :) x

  6. Yes, great tag Tina - that die is finally on my wish list as it seems to be so useful.

  7. Oh you clever thing! Great idea with the gift holder - I always wondered why that tag die wasn't made that little bit bigger to fit the card on it's own.

  8. Great idea, Tina and perfect for hanging on the tree.

  9. What a great idea! LOVE the little pocket that's created for a gift card; thanks for sharing. :)

  10. Great little project Tina, and thanks for sharing the 'how to'. I'll be making some of these for sure.


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