Xyron serviette covered tag background.

2:38:00 PM

Here in South Africa it seems like everyone is gearing up and getting ready for autumn. It feels strange ’cause we are still having extreme heat in some parts of the country. And just so came the inspiration for this next tag. I was recently given a gift that had this lovely serviette inside the packet – and I just didn’t have the heart to throw it away.
I loved the blue background with the oranges on it and hints of green. For years we have adhered serviettes to our projects using different mediums – but the easiest is still using the Xyron machine.

For this project I used my Permanent adhesive cartridge.
step 1 – insert a blank manilla tag into the Xyron – keep in mind that the adhesive will be adhered to the top of your tag – in this case my tag is blank so it doesn’t matter at all.
step 2 – Turn the handle and feed the tag through the machine. Make sure that the tag goes past the cutting line, and then cut off the cartridge strip.
step 3 – Peel the front clear plastic off of your tag – the top of your tag will now be tacky.
step 4 – Split your serviette so that you only have the top design. Place the serviette onto your tag and smooth it out using your hands.
TIP: Be careful not to tear the serviette as they are quite fragile and delicate.
step 5 – I don’t mind having creases in my serviette – this adds to the look and gives some texture to it.
To decorate my tag, I die-cut 2 trees – use the same die-cut and 2 different colours of cardstock. Send the trees through the Xyron machine one at a time and adhere them together slightly off-set, then adhere the tree to the tag along with a sentiment circle, button and diamante.
And there you have a quick and easy tag – recycling some beautiful serviettes!
The Xyron machine really does make life so much easier when things need to be stuck in place.
Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge xt1605
5″ Creative Station xr0510
Contact your closest craft store to find out more about the Xyron range of products by Chiswick!

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