Sometimes do you feel like you want to dress up an ordinary gift and make it much more special? My sister-in-law’s kitchen in her cabin is decorated with all things rustic red. She requested some dish clothes and towels for her birthday and after purchasing some of them I knew it would provide a great opportunity to dress up a special package for her! May Arts has teamed up with Basically Bare this week, and wow, what a combination! Both companies offer fabulous products that are perfect for layering and the rustic look. I took advantage of this and created a tag and card that features rustic layers.
First up, the tag!
I gathered my supplies which included May Arts wide, red, wired burlap ribbon (398-25-14), cream crochet ribbon (361-78-09) and natural burlap string (SM10) and Basically Bare’s Oh So Mini Mixed Media album.
The wide burlap ribbon forms the first layer of the tag. I folded over about an inch of a six inch piece and then on the opposite end cut a fish tail. Simply fold your ribbon in half lengthwise, trim from the outer corner in at a 45 or 30 degree angle and unfold. The next step was to trim down the canvas page in the Basically Bare album. I kept the two holes on the top and easily cut down the page to almost a square. I wanted to reinforce the rustic look, so I wasn’t worried about the edges fraying. I then layered a three inch length of cream crochet ribbon over both the burlap ribbon and canvas piece.
With a large needle I threaded burlap string from the front left side of the layered tag, and up through to the right side. I simply tied a bow to secure all the layers in place. I embellished the tag with a die cut piece of the chipboard page of Basically Bare’s album. The chipboard took ink so nicely, it didn’t bleed and kept true to the color! (This tag uses the Love Bird Stamp and Die Combo available from Wplus9 Studio).
I wrapped my piled dish clothes and towels with some burlap string and tucked the layered tag over the string. Such a beautiful, rustic look!
This gift wouldn’t be complete without a birthday card! My card features the same crochet ribbon from May Arts, as well as Red Burlap String. I also used the corrugated cardboard and canvas pages from Basically Bare’s mini album.
Both these companies have excellent product for the layered, rustic look. I hope that you are able to try them out too!
Blog post by: Karen Baker
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