June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

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One of the new items available this month, both included in the kit and as an add-on purchase, is Sizzix tan Paper Leather sheets! How cool is that? Seriously cool – durable paper leather that simulates the look and feel of real leather! I was so anxious to work with this new material that I used it to create a pair of fun luggage tags using items in June’s My Monthly Hero kit. These tags could be secured to luggage, beach bags, laptop cases or backpacks for identification. The paper is actually durable enough to hold up to that! Plus, they would be equally lovely tied to gifts to decorate packages.

June 2016 MMH by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I started by cutting a pair of windowed tags with the tag die set from a sheet of paper leather. The faux leather cut and scored beautifully! In order to duplicate the look of genuine luggage tags, I machine stitched around the window on each tag. The paper leather was a breeze to sew and the stitched tags look and feel so realistic! It’s awesome!

June 2016 MMH by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I continued by stamping a selection of small stamps from the monthly kit with Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe, and Bubble Gum inks on white layering paper and adhered them to the inside of the tags behind the windows. I added a stamped circle and a die cut image to each tag before stamping a sentiment with Cup O' Joe ink. Before closing the tags, I placed pieces of trimmed acetate behind the windows and then adhered the tags shut. I added brown cording for securing the tags to luggage and just for fun, some bright pink bows.

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all of the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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