For this week's Paper Pros challenge the theme was set by Frances Byrne as "Tag, you're it!" and we were all instructed to incorporate a tag element into our cards.
I'd been wanting to make a Valentines version of my December challenge card, the Ribbon Tree, but with washi tape instead of ribbon. I found the perfect tube of crafting tape at Michaels a while back and have been trying to carve out the time to make the card that's been rattling around in my head.
For the tag element, I decided to turn the card into a window card with a tag-shaped vellum-frosted window that would allow the pretty washi tapes to be visible in the closed position and then stand up into a Valentine's tree as the card opens.
My card measures 4" x 4.5" in the closed position. It's just big enough to hide the Christmas Tree Pop-up when closed. I used the Tag Book Pop-up for the window, frame, greeting tag, paper clip and hearts. The front decoration is just a piece of patterned paper from my stash, beads strung on twine and wrapped around the ribbon knot, and die cut hearts from washi tape. The collapsed tree is visible through the vellum.
As the card is opened the tree starts to stand up. I used a very lightweight white cardstock (60#) for the tree so that I could add the strips of washi tape before die cutting, making it very easy to construct. Instead of the star I used hearts for the tree topper.
The card's interior is the same patterned paper, kept very simple to let the tree have all the attention.
To balance the window on the left side of the card I added the same tag shape to the right side and stamped it with a greeting from an older Stampin' Up! set called Lovely Amazing You, using my Misti to position the stamp perfectly. The paper clip is a die included in the Tag Book set.
Here's the video this card is loosely based on:
My Valentine's version uses these "stash" supplies in addition to the ones linked below:
- Echo Park "Happy Days" patterned paper (retired) - Bottle Caps #HD19005
- Bazzill "Pomegranate" red cardstock
- Pink twine and various beads
- Creative Impressions Ribbon
- Stampin' Up! Lovely Amazing You stamp
- My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI stamp positioning tool
- Tsukineko Versafine Tuxedo Black ink
- Recollections Crafting Tape tube - Valentine's Day
- Lightweight (60#) white cardstock
And then here are the items with shopping links: