Through the Window Tag - FabScraps

Through the Window Spring Floral Tag by Dana Tatar for FabScraps - Shabby Rose Collection

Hi! I created this tag using the beautiful Shabby Rose Collection (C85) from FabScraps. I built up layers of patterned paper, flowers, leaves, lace, and chipboard to make a layered tag with an interactive element.

Chipboard and Patterned Paper Window that Opens on a Spring Floral Tag by Dana Tatar for FabScraps - Shabby Rose Collection

The small door that I created in the center of the window chipboard opens to reveal a bird! I can hear the birds chirping away in their nests. It won't be too long now before I will be able to open my windows and celebrate Spring!

Here's the full supply list and instructions.

Fresh Vintage (C85 005)
Vintage Panels (C85 006)
Windows x 2 Chipboard (DC85 013)
Silver Chain Embellishment (E7 119)
Kraft Tag
Kraft Cardstock
Bird ClipArt Collage Sheet
Acrylic Paint (Aqua, White)
Dye Ink (Brown)
Jeweled Brad (Pink)
Flowers and Leaves(Assorted Colors and Sizes)
Decorative Pin
Paper Doily (White)
Lace (Cream)
Organza Ribbon (White)
Paper Piercer
Hot Glue Gun

Step One: Cover a Kraft tag with Fresh Vintage patterned paper. Distress and ink the edges of the paper with brown dye ink.

Step Two: Use a hot glue gun to attach a colorful mix of flowers and leaves to both sides of the tag.

Step Three: Cut a small rectangle from a piece of Fresh Vintage patterned paper to slightly overlap the flower petals. Glue this piece of patterned paper over the flowers and leaves, creating a second layer.

Step Four: Use a hot glue gun to attach more flowers to the sides of the tag onto the second layer of patterned paper. Add a decorative pin to the flower cluster on the left side of the tag.

Step Five: Glue a paper doily and piece of cream lace onto the back of the tag. Cut a tag-sized piece of Kraft cardstock and glue over the paper doily and lace to create a smooth backing for the tag.

Step Six: Cut a chipboard window from the frame and paint with white and aqua acrylic paint. Back the chipboard window with paper cut from the Vintage Panels patterned paper.  Leave the center square of the window empty. Apply brown dye ink to the edges of the chipboard window.

Step Seven: Cut a hinge from the Vintage Panels patterned paper. Attach a small square of patterned paper to the hinge and fold a seam up along the hinge to create a door. Glue the hinge to the right side of the center square of the chipboard window.

Step Eight: Use a paper piercer to punch a small hole in the right edge of the chipboard window, centered with the chipboard square. Insert a jeweled brad and a piece of decorative hinge cut from the Vintage Panels patterned paper through the hole to create a clasp to hold the door closed.

Step Nine: Glue a small clip art image of a bird into the window behind the door.

Step Ten: Glue an organza bow to the top of the chipboard window.

Step Eleven: Glue a butterfly to the bottom right corner of the tag.

Step Twelve: Attach the chipboard window to the tag with a length of silver chain.

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  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the layers, the flowers and the butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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