Hello Pinkfresh friends! I don't know about you but I'm still loving Indigo Hills 2. I can't wait to dive head first into all things Christmas in November, but I've got to get in a little bit more IH2 first!
One reason I love it so much is all of the florals and leaves. They're so dreamy and so perfect for layering. They're a big feature in the chipboard frames, too, and my post today is all about those frames.
My first share is a set of tags; I'd happily make tags all day long with this collection if I could! I picked out 3 chipboard oval frames to unify the set and built the tags around them using a mix of patterned paper, die cuts, and a variety of sentiments.
The first tag features a navy frame with some leafy vines. I chose a scrap of Glen paper to layer under it because I liked the simple pink tulip-shaped flower that could be seen inside the frame. I knew I'd be layering a few pieces and that I'd also have a sentiment of some kind so I didn't want the background to be too busy, causing the other elements to be lost. The simple flower on an otherwise white base was a good bet.
I added a floral die cut under the frame, as well, and another pink flower--this time in puffy sticker form. The tag was looking disproportionate (a little too thin) so I decided to use some other patterned paper scraps behind my piece of Glen. I used a little bit of Eminence and the backside of Glen, fanning them out from behind for a peek that's just enough to notice them, but enough to distract.
When it came time for the sentiment, I chose the Hey Gorgeous die from the latest release. This die set is so fun because you can choose to use just the thin typography like I've done here, of you can add a thicker outline to it. I cut it from gold glitter paper and I think that dainty script is so pretty against this floral frame tag.
You'll also notice there's a layer of pale pink tulle underneath the frame, because I'm kind of addicted to it. I punched a hole in the top right corner, added a glitter hole reinforcement, and pulled some blue seam binding and gold thread through it, as this is how I'll attach it to a package when the time comes to use it.
The second tag features a frame that's a little bit larger and adorned with pretty pink-peach flowers and gray leaves. I chose a simple backing paper again, this time Ridge, but I wanted to be sure the simple lines of the daisy were a part of this story.
I added some extra branches from the die cut pack, as well as some small flowers in blue and orange. The 'happy thoughts' puffy sticker introduces a bit of purple to the mix.
Again, I've slipped in a layer of tulle, and my ribbon this time is a pale peach.
For my last tag, I'm bringing in purple again, right on the frame itself. My background is plain white cardstock here because the floral die cut I've set behind the frame is enough. I love the way the bright yellow leaves fall out from behind the frame, their hue complementing the violet frame so well.
I chose a cardstock sticker sentiment, just a simple 'wonderful' in mint with a touch of purple at the corner.
This tag is smaller than the other two, but just as pretty with its frame and florals and pale orchid ribbon running through it.
You don't have to match everything perfectly in a tag set; I've gotten so I rarely do that anymore. However, I do like to have one or 2 elements that unify the set, whether it's by way of colors, elements used, or even size. The chipboard frames are that element here, though it's obvious that the leafy vines and floral styles are very similar, as well.
There's another beautiful leafy frame in the chipboard set but it's a bit too big for a tag, and even a bit too big for the size of cards I normally make. However, I still wanted to use it for something, so I decided to turn it into a piece of decor for my home.
I took a 6" gold metal hoop that I picked up at the craft store, and trimmed a 6x6 piece of Mesa from the paper pad to a 6" circle (it JUST fit!). I adhered the hoop to the paper with hot glue, running a length of navy seam binding through at the top.
The lavender chipboard wreath fit so nicely inside, and you can still make out some of the watercolored leaves in the background. The final touch, the message, serves as a daily reminder. I used another die set from the new release, 'do all things with love,' trimmed from gold glitter paper again. The sweet words fill the inside of the wreath and are so pretty!
Oh! I almost forgot! I have kind of a weird habit of not wanting to throw away the little die cut insides of the letters with loops--L, H, D, G, Y, etc. They remind me of leaves or petals and I like to add them to different projects as accents. Here, you'll see that I added one to each leaf of the frame as a bit of extra sparkle.
Thanks for joining me today! If you've got some of those pretty frames left in your Indigo Hills 2 chipboard stash, I hope this has inspired you to use them!