Home Made Vanilla, Over the Top Tag!

Do you ever look at what the Artisan Designers make? They are amazing! When I saw Connie Collins’ Poinsettia Tag, I knew I would be casing her.  My tag turned out a bit different, but the same. My flowers aren’t as dark and I used a Whisper White Tag, Connie used Real Red.

I started out with a 3 1/2″ x 5″ Thick Whisper White tag and used the Detailed Trio Corner Rounder Punch at the top. I originally stamped the tag with Real Red & Shaded Spruce, but my flowers look more pink than red, so I decided to stamp the Poinsettias in Melon Mambo.

To make the flowers, I die cut them with the Poinsettia Dies using the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I die cut all the flowers 3 times. Then with a Sponge Dauber I added color to just the center of each flower. Now for the magic to happen……..spritz with water and the color runs. No two flowers are the same. Fluid 100 Water Color Paper, Poinsettia Dies, Joy Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Spritzer, Shimmer Paint, Shimmery Embossing Paste, Silver Glimmer Paper, tag I

While they are still damp, curve the petals and push in the center with something round, I used our retired Paper Piercer. They should like like the photo below.  I used my Heat Tool to dry them, because, I was impatient. Then decided to spray them with White Shimmer Paint and Alcohol in our Stampin’ Spritzer. That dried pretty fast.

I used one of the gold wreaths that come in the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. I turned it to the white side and sponged Just Jade and Shaded Spruce. Attached to the center of the tag with a few Glue Dots. Added the ribbon with hot glue.

One of the things that Connie did that I thought was brilliant was use our Shimmer Embossing Paste on the petals. I did that after I had hot glued the flowers together. It would have been easier to do BEFORE I put them together.

Aren’t they pretty?

We found these bottles on Amazon along with the Madagascar Vanilla Beans. My daughter got the vodka at Safeway, it was by one, get one FREE. Ours has only been brewing for a few weeks, but it will be ready to use around Christmas.  This is not a cheap gift, but I won’t tell you how much we spent for 12 bottles of Vanilla…….It does make a great hostess gift though. I put it in a clear bag with some shreds.


I added the Joy from the Joy Dies and added a few of the sprigs. I used Silver Glimmer Paper (retired) and Shaded Spruce. This bottle is going to my walking buddy. She loves to bake. Thanks so much to Connie! I love making 3D projects, tags and packaging. This was right up my ally. LOL

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  1. Cindy, this is just gorgeous! You should put it in a small shadow box frame and display it for Christmas!

  2. marge swanson

    Beautiful…thanks for sharing….

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