Confession time – I would NEVER have known how simple this type of card could be to make, if I hadn’t had to make my own. I mean – it looks pretty fancy right! And I’d like to share so you can create your own pull tag card.
Last month, Close To My Heart released an amazing set of Decorative Border Thin Cuts (dies). These are absolutely one of my favourite products from their new book – there are 10 different borders, that are all really different, and offer so much versatility. (Read on to the bottom of this post to see some beautiful ideas created with each one.)
The ‘pull tab’ border
BUT – I have to admit, in amongst them all, was a ‘pull tab’ border, that I had absolutely no idea how to use. I jumped onto the ‘bible’ of all things crafty, aka Pinterest, but really didn’t find anything much, and nothing to inspire me. (I know, how could that be??)
Which could only mean one thing – there’s probably lots more of ‘me’ out there, who have no idea how this works, and what to do with it.
So I decided I’d better take on the challenge, and create a card using it. And just to challenge myself even more, I then created a video to share just how to do it. Because if you’re ‘still like me’ – it’s much easier to understand something when you can watch it being done.
So here you go;
Here are the key products used in the video;
If you’d like to re-create the card, here are the measurements I used;
- Black patterned paper 3 x 4.25″
- Silver Glitter paper 2.5″ square
- White cardstock (sentiment) 2.25″ square
- White base strip (under pull tab) 1″ x 4″
- ‘Bluebird’ strip (for pull tab) 1.25″ x 4.25
So what do you think? Simple right, and so effective. And isn’t that a great ‘male’ card, suitable for a range of ages? I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
More decorative border inspiration …
Now as promised in the beginning, I thought I’d also share some cards created by clever ladies, using some of the other borders in that pack.
First up – a gorgeous Christmas card from the very talented Becca Whitham, using the ‘shaped’ border (I don’t know what else to call it!). You can find her post here;
This cute card uses the ‘notepad’ border, and was created by Doreen Watkins;
This ever so cute card was created by the ever so gorgeous Jacqueline Paech, and uses the daisy border.
Now check this one out – there’s another border in the set that I truly wouldn’t have known what to do with, if it wasn’t for my very clever sister consultants. The ‘tassles’ on this card are made with the fringed border. This card is a very clever adaptation of the Holiday Sparkle Christmas set, converted to birthday, by Lara Moss.
And here’s how to really maximise the scallop border, created by the extremely talented and generous Laura Beacham;
In amongst the borders, are some simple stitching ones, that I know I’m going to use a LOT. Here’s a couple of beautiful designs created by Shalana Glass;
OK, last but definitely not least, you have to check out this card, because it combines several of the borders. It was created by Carrie Simonds – isn’t it amazing?! How clever is she!
How many different borders can you see being used on this card??
So, as you can see, this is a set that’s VITAL to your collection. Order it now through your local CTMH consultant, or on my website.
I’d love to see what you create with them.