The tutorial over at PTI is fantastic. But, since I didn't have any fun foam lying around, I made do with what I had. Here's how I made my little tag (click on any of the photos to see them bigger):
I stamped a gingham background onto my tag shape. I then created a "channel" for my shaker-fillings by laying foam adhesive all around (be sure there aren't any gaps or it will all fall apart!) It doesn't have to be pretty - exhibit A is above. Here's a small tip: I used some glossy accents to fill in the spaces that I was nervous about. The only downside to that is waiting for it to dry :)
Add the filling. I found a jar of tiny white beads in my stash - yay me!
Add the top to seal it all up! I die-cut a 2.5 inch circle 2 times: once out of acetate, and once out of white cardstock. Into the white cardstock, I then die-cut a cloud shape. I stuck the acetate to my white circle (using glossy accents, to make sure it's all secure!) and when it was dry, I then carefully stuck it down to the base I'd created. I dare you not to play with your creation when it's all done :)
How 'bout seeing it on a prezzie?
A plain kraft box got dressed up for a party :) The "ribbon" is actually the seam of an old white tee-shirt. I save the weirdest things. My crafting personality and my regular personality are so opposite. Crafting Elena is a bit of a hoarder. Real-life El chucks things like crazy without a backward glance... No idea how to make sense of it all :)
I love all the texture for a baby gift. Soft and cuddly and fun, don't you think?
Thanks for looking!