Lucky You St. Patrick’s Day Tag

 

 

3-9-17 beauty shot tag

Since these tags are so easy to make, create a lot of them and share with friends! These tags would also make a super party favor.

 

Lucky You St. Patricks Day Tag

By Rebekah Meier

 

Supplies:

ScanNcut Machine

ScanNcut Standard Mat

Paper, 4 complimentary colors green printed card stock weight

Buttons, 4 green

Lace 1/8”, half yard

Ribbon, 1/2 yd. green stripe
Green ric-arc, 3”

Stamp letters spelling “Lucky You”

Ink pad, green & black

Glitter glue

Craft glue

Scissors

 

Instructions

ScanNcut Pre-installed Shapes :

Heart, BA-A067 – size .98 x 1.02

Sign, ARK017 – size 3 1/2” x 2

Tag, BA-A162 – size 6 1/4” 3 1/4” and 6” x 3”

 

1. Pick coordinating papers and decide what shapes to cut for each color.
2.Doing a test cut first, cut twelve heart shapes, one sign, and two sizes of tags.

3.Layer and glue smaller tag to larger one.

4.Using sponge and green ink, apply to edges of hearts.

5.Referring to photo, Decide upon and arrange shamrocks on tag. Glue in place.

6.Glue one green button to center of each shamrock.

7.Using stamps and black ink, spell “Lucky You” onto sign.

8.Use cosmetic sponge to apply green ink around edges of sign and tag.

9.Refer to photo, and glue ric-rac to bottom of tag. Tie ribbon through button and glue to sign.

10.Wrap lace around tag and tie into bow.

11.Tie ribbon into bow and glue to top of tag.

12.Apply glitter glue to highlight edges of shamrocks, sign, and tags.

 

Disclosure: Rebekah  is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

 

Re-purposed Heart Tote Bag

finished bag

finished bag

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Being that I am a little frugal, I love to recycle things whenever possible. This canvas bag is a great example of that. The bag is from a previous project that did not turn out how I wished. At the time, the acrylic colors bled through from the other side and did not work for what I was creating. We all have those days, don’t we! I kept the bag because I loved the organic color combination, and hoped to use it one day. Using the ScanNCut to cut out a word and hearts made this project so easy. I hope you will enjoy creating your own “Sweet” bag!

Supplies:

Brother ScanNCut2 Machine
Brother ScanNCut Standard Mat 12×12 inch
Brother ScanNCut Standard Cut Blade
*Canvas bag
Sticky Back Canvas Sheet 8 1/2”x11”
Red acrylic paint
6 red buttons
Red sewing machine thread
Sewing Machine
Embroidery needle
Fabric adhesive (optional)
Seam ripper

*Create a similar bag by diluting acrylic paints and dripping them onto a similar blank canvas bag. Dry paint between colors to ensure the colors do not mix and create a “mud” color.

using a small knife blade, remove one of the side seams of bag.

using a small knife blade, remove one of the side seams of bag.

Step 1.
Using a small knife blade or seam ripper, remove stitching from one of the side seams of bag.  This step will allow lines to be stitched on the bag later in the instructions.

 

place canvas sheet on mat

place canvas sheet on mat

Step 2.
Place sticky backed canvas sheet onto mat (canvas side up).  Set machine for blade depth of 7, pressure of 9, and one time to cut.  Load cutting mat into the ScanNcut.

pick heart shape

pick heart shape

Step 3.
Select heart shape from shape menu.  Adjust height and width to desired size.  I made mine approximately 5.25×3.25 inches.  Touch set.  Repeat, creating two, 2″ hearts.  Touch set.

Cut word and hearts

Cut word and hearts

Step 4.
Select the word Sweet from the word menu, keep the preset setting for height and width.  Touch set. Load mat (with canvas) and press cut, cutting out the hearts and the word Sweet.

 

using a sponge, paint word and hearts with red acrylic paint

using a sponge, paint word and hearts with red acrylic paint

Step 5.
Peel cut elements from mat and paint with red acrylic paint.  When dry, peel off film from the back of hearts and word.  Press elements onto bag with firm pressure.

 

machine stitch straight lines onto bag

machine stitch straight lines onto bag

Step 6.
Using a sewing machine and red thread, stitch straight lines randomly onto bag.  For extra security, machine stitch through hearts and word (if desired) as well.

Step 7.
Refer to photo and sew or glue buttons to bag.

finished bag

finished bag

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