Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Diagonal Stripes + Tags Download

This card and embellished envelope are made from the same paper!  I created a sheet of diagonal stripes in Printshop and printed it off to make the black and white envelope.  Then I printed another, photocopied it (has to be toner!) and foiled it with my Minc.  Pretty cool!

I love black and white!  A long time ago (maybe even before Lauren was born and she's 29), Dennis and I went to an open house.  The living room walls were painted a shiny black and all the trim was white.  It was GORGEOUS!  Every time I think about it, I think we need to do that!  It was so dramatic.  The black and white diagonal makes a dramatic backdrop for whatever you want to put on it.  It is sized to print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  I printed mine on 80lb cardstock.

You can download the black and white diagonal stripe HERE.

You can download the tag sentiments HERE.

To turn the sentiments into tags:  Cut them to desired size.   You don't have to use a die to decorate the top, but I like how it looks.  To only use part of a die, be sure to not roll the bottom part of the die through your machine.  It doesn't cut, but it makes an indention.  Ask me how I know.  When I made this tag, not only did I do it once - I promptly went in there and rolled a second one all the way through!  You're looking at #3 in the pictures...

Here are instructions for the string tie envelope:

Cut the diagonal stripes to 8" x 8 1/2".  On the 8" side score as indicated.

Score as indicated on the 8 1/2" side.

Cut off the corners on the score marks.  Optional:  Round corners of top tab.

Fold in the side panels and glue.  Fold up the bottom tab and glue.

Get the buttons ready.  Thread buttons through holes and tie in a knot at the back,  If you would like an alternative to buttons, see THIS POST.  (You'll also see a different shaped envelope than this one.)

Add extra adhesive to the pop dot.  Don't count on just the sticky on the pop dot - it needs to be sturdier.  You could add Aleene's or hot glue.

And now on to the foiled diagonal stripes!

I have a tip for the Minc if you're going to foil the diagonal stripes.  I tend to get best results when I run it through the Minc twice.  The gold butterfly is actually cut from a piece of gold foiled crescent board that we carry in the store.  It's just wonderful!   

Just sold out of all the July 4th kits - thank you, kit club members!  Watch for a new mega kit coming soon:  It's All About the Gold - filled with gold goodies for your creations!  If you would like to join the Choux Box Kits Club, click on the link at the top of my blog and fill out the form.  You'll get an email newsletter when new kits are available.

So glad you stopped by!


  1. Hi Lori! Just a quick hello.. I feel Ive been neglectful of all my bloggy friends. been busy around here. I have peeked in a couple times.. but Im pretty sure I havent commented in a while. anyways. Its always nice to see youre keeping busy making cute things! have a great day my friend

  2. Your card with gold butterfly and gold stripes is just gorgeous, Lori! Love the string tie enveloped, too! Thank you for the tutorial! Take care!:-)

  3. So pretty Lori!!!! TFS tutorial!!!!

  4. Super gorgeous creations and love the style and colours. Thanks for the freebies.xxxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  5. WOW! Beautiful creations!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Wow, super gorgeous! Love your gold foiling! I wish I had a laser printer! Your tags look amazing too! Thanks for sharing all the steps!

  7. Gorgeous tags and images Lori..Loz

  8. Beautiful and love the foiling! TFS


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