Mixed Media Tag set

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today. A set of mixed media tags that are so much fun to make!


Supplies Used:

I started with three pre-made shipping tags and applied Nuvo embellishment Mousse over stencils to bring in color and dimension. I added small areas of stenciling scattered around the tags.



Next I layered some white gesso, and stickers. Added a twine loop to the top. And I also doodled black designs to bring in some contrast. Finally, I used Nuvo drops to bring in more color and gloss. I simply doodled with the Nuvo drops itself.


These tags have so much dimension and color. I love how they turned out!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-mixed-media-tags

Are you mixed media person? Or do you prefer simple paper crafting? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Spring Birthday Tags

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today – I am going back to basics and cutting paper to make flowers and leaves and it is so much fun to do!!


Supplies Used:

Today I felt like doing a bit of watercoloring, but I also wanted to use these pretty colors of Nuvo Embelllishment Mousse. So I just added a dab of the mousse onto my paper and then using a wet paint brush, I spread that color around. This gives a nice watery look with the shimmer of the mousse. So pretty!


Using a sharp pair of scissors, I then free handed a few leaf shapes. img_1657


Next I cut out spirals of circles to make tiny flowers. img_1658

I rolled the circles to form a flower shape. Such an old trick but still so cute!img_1659

For the sentiment, I chose Birthday themed ones from a few clear stamp setsimg_1660

I stamped the sentiments onto my tag first using the Stamping Platform.img_1661

I adhered all the flowers in place and then finished off the tags with Nuvo drop centers. This adds such a nice glossy effect. img_1662


I badly needed a few birthday tags for gifts and now I am set with three!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-spring

What if your favorite kind of paper flower to make? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Santa Gift Tag

A fun holiday craft for this Christmas season is this Santa Gift tag! All you need to do is die cut paper and glue in place! Easy as that.


Supplies Used:


Inside the packaging of the die, there is a really handy guide explaining what shapes are what. Using that guide, it’s easy to figure out what colors you need. After that it is pretty quick to cut out all the paper pieces to make the Santa. img_9109

Adhere the paper pieces to form the Santa. This is so easy and the Santa turns out super pretty! One word of advice, make sure to keep all of your little paper die cuts together in a little dish or something to make sure you don’t loose anything.


To add a bit of dimension, I added two small drops of Nuvo black drops for the eyes. Such a simple step, but adds so much drama!


And that’s it! The Santa tag is ready to be used- I added it on top of a gift and it looks so cute! You can easily mass produce these and add them to teachers gifts or gifts for the family!Smitha_Katti_santa_tagSmitha_Katti_santa_tag3

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial today and getting ready for the holiday season with some crafting of your own. Happy crafting!



Woodland Christmas Gift Tags


I love wrapping gifts almost as much as I love giving them. There is no better way to take your gift from ordinary to extraordinary than a fabulous gift tag! Today I’m working with traditional colors and a woodland theme. Let’s get ready to gift!





I started by gathering up a bunch of tags in various styles that fit my color pallet. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a stash of blank tags just waiting to be used. My first tag is very simple to make, but has gorgeous detail. I used the snowflake die from the Mr & Mrs Claus buildables set.


I glued them in place with a Nuvo pen and trimmed the edges with my mini snips. Of course I had to add Nuvo drops for a finishing touch!


For my next tag, I used the bird from the Festive Signpost set. This is the smallest die I have ever worked with. He doesn’t require much paper, so I used leftover snippets from my latest projects.



With the help of my Nuvo Glue Pen and some tweezers, this little bird came together. I used a pen to fill in the dot for his eye.


I decided to cover the rest of the tag in Nuvo Gilding Flakes, a technique I repeated on several other tags.







I love to use red and white bakers twine whenever possible. It compliments the tiny mushrooms perfectly! I tied a simple bow around the mushroom stems, then twisted and curled the ends of the wire. I attached a strip of green paper to the bottom of the tag so that the glittery legs of the deer would stand out better.


A few Nuvo drops to the back of the deer and now this doe has become a fawn!




Now that I have a whole batch of tags ready, I better get to shopping for some gifts to put them on! How about you? Have you checked off your Christmas list yet?



Boo Tag Idea

Hello crafters! It’s Smitha here with a fun sparkling tag idea! I will show you how I created this die cut inlay with glitter today!

Supplies Used:


I die cut the word BOO from a piece of black cardstock and also from a shipping tag. You want to make sure to keep all the pieces from your die cuts, you can mix and match papers if you want later.

Apply glue all over a small piece of orange cardstock, it needs to be small enough to fit behind the word BOO that’s it. Then place the black die cut “BOO” and nudge it into place. The die cut word will fit into place very easily, like a puzzle.

Now, the insides of the alphabets have exposed glue, so pour a generous amount of the Nuvo glitter onto it, and burnish the glitter into the area nicely. This glitter will basically fit into the nooks and crannies and form one smooth layer with the die cut.

This glitter is simply beautiful and it looks almost like tiny mirrors are trapped in there!

Clean off all the excess glitter to reveal a perfectly inlayed diecut with glitter! It is really hard to capture all that shine from the glitter, but in real life it is perfect for Halloween!

What are you crafting for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!