The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

Too early for Spring flowers? Never! And when you have a great tag die to gather elements on, it can’t be beaten! Today, a new Sweetheart release from Simon Says Stamp pairs with the Smitten release from mid-December. My card uses elements from both as they match well together.

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Here’s the Sweetheart release, but if you didn’t get a chance to check out the Smitten release from December, then that’s worth a look, too. After all, I’m sure many of us were run off our feet in December. I love the winter holiday season, but it sure is a busy one! Here’s what my card has:

Sweetheart release:

Smitten release:

A little bit of everything!

the joy of a great tag can’t be beat!

The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I started this card by watercolouring the daisy. I cut the Charming Daisy dies from a cold-pressed watercolour card and then used Daniel Smith watercolours to paint the stem, leaves and flower centre. I added just the faintest pink and purple glow to the base of the petals to make them stand out from the tag. I glued the layers together and then set them aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

To create the tag, I stamped the Noted Tag in Flannel ink on an Ivory card and then die cut with the matching die.

On a piece of Fog card, I swiped Ranger Matte Embossing Paste through the Hearty Tweed stencil and set it aside to dry.

The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

For the sentiment grouping, I stamped the ‘thanks’ from the Friendship Leafy Cluster set in Punch ink and die cut with the matching die. I then took the ‘for everything’ greeting and stamped that in clear embossing ink on a Black card and white heat embossed before trimming into a skinny banner.

The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I also swiped the Punch ink pad across a piece of Ivory card, and when dry, I die cut hearts using the Love Ya Tag dies.

The joy of a great tag die can't be beat! + new release. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

With everything prepared, I folded a card base from more watercolour card (I’ve run out of my favourite Ivory card. Note to self to order more in!) and assembled all the elements with foam tape. I added a flourish of Lawn Fawn twine to the tag and a sprinkling of Rainbow Splash drops to finish off the card.

Well that’s me for today, but I will be back on the weekend for a blog hop and unlike today, I have a single layered stamped card to share! I hope you will join me then.

supplies

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* SSS Sweetheart Release
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* CZ Design Stamp And Dies Noted Tag Set
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* SSS Stencil Hearty Tweed
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* SSS Love Ya Tag Wafer Dies
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* Rainbow Splash Drops
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Lawn Fawn PEPPERMINT SINGLE CORD
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White Gouache
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* SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad...
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* SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad...
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* SSS Embossing Ink Pad CLEAR
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* SSS EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE Opaque Matte
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* SSS Arches Cold Pressed Watercolour...
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* SSS Ivory Card
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* SSS Fog Card
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* SSS Black Card
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misti at Simon Says STAMP!
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 9x12 Mat
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE
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METAL EDGE ACRYLIC RULER
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Crafter's Companion CRAFT KNIFE
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T SQUARE RULER
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Scor-Pal Mini Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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* SSS FINE DETAIL SCISSORS
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TWEEZERS
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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* SSS Brush Powder Tool
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Crafter's Companion GEMINI JUNIOR...
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