Tuesday 11 December 2012

Dynamic Duo's #32

This weeks challenge at the Dynamic Duo's blog is a monochromatic one ... my favourite!  And with the colours being PINK, I immediately thought of Valentine's Day and my Granddaughter.  :-) 

I am in love with the Tim Holtz Gingerbread Man die ... so decided to use it to make a Valentine gift tag. It's so cute I'm sure Master Tim would just choke at the way I used his die.  

Haha, I even used a Tim Holtz paper pack!  The tag was cut twice - once from patterned paper and once from white card stock. I inked the edges of the pink patterned one, added the white 'icing' (cuts with the gingerbread man) then stamped & coloured that cute little face (Peachy Keen).

The heart was cut from a different patterned paper in the same Tim Holtz stack using a Sizzix die, the edges were inked and I sewed a pink button on then attached a ribbon flower with a pop dot. The heart was attached to the Gingerbread Girl with foam tape.

In the photo below, you can see where I scored a line on the white die cut. I added adhesive above the score line, then attached the two together. This allows the tag to be opened for a message inside AND it stands up on it's own!

Since I had the white crochet cotton out anyhow (for stitching on the button) I did a crochet chain to add to the punched hole for hanging

Now that there is a baby brother in the picture I wanted to make a little boy tag as well...

He is made the same way, only I stitched a button to the heart using (SU) narrow ribbon. I used the same ribbon threaded through a punched hole for hanging.

I am still completely in Christmas mode ... so it was a challenge to switch gears and think Valentine's. The trick is going to be to keep these in a place where I will find them come February!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. such a nice couple of ginderbread figures- like them!!
    Hello from Elma

  2. Oh my goodness, Karen - your pink & blue gingerbread men are SO cute! Your grandkids will love them :o) So glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  3. oh this is super cute!! Mr Tim will be proud of you ;-))
    Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. These gingers are adorable, love them. Thanks for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos!


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