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Sunday, December 10, 2017

How to use Memory Box Orchard Tree Frame die/Monochromatic tag tutorial

Hello my friends,
As promised I am coming back to share with you detailed process of creating monochromatic tag/ornament using Memory Box dies.
I love those dies and purchased purposely huge amount of those during sales here and there (please do the same if you can). Big + of these dies - unique, detailed and very elegant design;" -" - it can cut only through one layer of paper (no chipboard), but it makes it more fun while layering those
Let get started on my project...
I was making a decorative Christmas tag for a swap (you can find more here). This tag I wanted to keep in white shades (monochromatic).... I saw a while ago several projects where ladies making 3D cards, layered, mix colored and so many more using Memory Box dies.... I wanted for sure to try something like that....
I started with die cutting several die cuts: frame, deer, swirls, etc in multiple quantities(see the video below)....
I took Orchard Tree Frame (OTF) as a base, added TH deer, another OTF, layer of snowflake swirls, OTF, embossed velum, OTF and that's the frame (later I sealed the back of 1st layer of OTF with layer of regular velum (adding some "snow" glitter inside for shaker effect).
That's how I achieved that foggy image of deer in the woods under snow
The rest was easy....
I started adding pre-cut swirls and layer those on the side of the frame. After I "dry fit" all parts I took floral bouquet apart and glittered all steams (using glossy accents and glitter). 
Tip: some of the paper swirls are so delicate, that they can't hold the weight of glitter on it... I reinforced it on the back with glossy accents...
After all steams dried, I placed them back in desired order on the left bottom corner of my layered OTF 

On the top of tag/ornament I adhered some lace and seam binding from NSK 
Now it is time to place it on the tag
I needed to come up with decoration on the tag that can hold tag/ornament OTF in place. So I used second TH deer from TH Rein Deer Flight and more paper Memory Box swirls in the right bottom corner
 and I embossed that deer s well

I would live it as is, but by the rules we had to use bling and layers on the project, so I added acrylic leaves and earring stud bling 
 On the top of the tag I used very small amount of glittered and reinforced Memory Box swirls
That way my main OTF tag/ornament can rest on the bottom substantial reindeer stopper and be gently hugged by the swirls on top

That way my partner will be able to use both tags separately or together
Now I needed to make a gift wrapping/bag for these tags. I used cellophane bag that I decorated with white paper frame & swirls (Memory Box) and some bling and few white flowers

 For the closer I decided to use paper doily, lace bow and altered paper clip
It all looks just beautiful packages and decorated..... Great presentation & Gift!

Hope you enjoyed this post and will take a bit of your time to watch this speed up video of assembling process on this project!
Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me!
Hugs & Kisses,
XO-XO-XO, Natasha