Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dynamic Duos #13 - Monochromatic

DD #13 - Monochromatic

Over at Dynamic Duos, there's a monochromatic challenge using a couple of my favourite neutrals.  I can't believe we've done our first 3 months of challenges already.

I have been showcasing quite a few tags lately and this one features a beautiful doily stamp from a Dark Room Door Set, a leafy flourish die from Marianne Creatables, The Top Note Die from SU and the cute little Perched Reed Bird die from Memory Box.  The bird was cut once in Very Vanilla Card Stock and then again with a paper doily.  I sponged over the doily in Early Espresso Ink so the lacy pattern stood out and then added some pearls and other accessories onto the tag to complete the project.

The response to the challenges at Dynamic Duos has been phenomenal and I love checking out the entries.  Hope you can join in for week 13.

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to check out all the other Dynamos for some Monochromatic projects to get you inspired -

Happy crafting!

Totally Tagged Out - Embossed Fabric Tags

Phew!  These are the last examples (except a couple of DT stuff to go) in my 'Totally Tags' Series.  I hope you have enjoyed checking out some different ways that you can use the humble tag in a variety of paper craft projects.


So how do you emboss fabric?  Simply by adhering it to some card stock and then running it through your Big Shot using an embossing folder.

1.  Get some self adhesive paper and peel off the top layer of 'film'.
2.  Stick your piece of material onto the sticky side that you have just exposed.
3.  Peel off the back layer and adhere your card stock.
4.  Use a die cut to cut out a tag shape (or simply use a tag for the third step and fussy cut around the tag, as I did with the following example).
5.  Stamp your image onto the fabric (I used Black Staz-On).
6.  Put your tag inside an embossing folder of your choice and run it through your Big Shot machine.
7.  Attach a ribbon, brad, twine or eyelet to the top part of the tag.

This last tag made from material didn't involve any stamping.  I just used some left over fabric to make the tag.  Unfortunately the embossing doesn't show up very well on the dark background.

Here's a little Christmas Tag made using a snowflake punch, some faux stitching and a bit of bling.

Lastly, don't forget the humble tag can be transformed by simple punching the edge for a decorative effect.

Well, that's it for now.  It took a fortnight to post all the examples and I feel a bit 'blogged' out!  I'll be back later tonight with another tag for the next Monochromatic Challenge at Dynamic Duos.

Happy crafting,

Friday, July 27, 2012

JAI 128 - Floral Inspiration

JAI 128 - Flower Box

It's Friday and that means another awesome challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week we have the following gorgeous inspiration pic for you. 

Make sure you check out all the other beautiful projects from the DT over at the
JAI blog. 

I decided to use a combination of Poppy Stamp Dies and the little birds from a Cottage Cutz die to create a Window Box Scene.

Bizzy Becs have a Flower Power Challenge on for the month of July, so I have decided to combine and enter my project into that challenge too.

Thanks for stopping by.

PS:  Thank you Bizzy Becs for selecting this as a Top 3 Pick.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Tag Holder from a Piece of 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

Here's a very quick and easy way to make a tag holder.
1.  Score your piece of 12x12 patterned paper at 3" intervals (vertically) so you create 4 sections.
2.  Score along the horizontal edge at 4" and fold upwards.
3.  Run double sided adhesive tape along each edge of every section to form the 4 pockets.
4.  Place your tags inside.

I used a piece of patterned paper from Kaiser Craft called 'Cosy Cottage' and the beautiful butterfly die from Marianne Creatables for the front of the holder.

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at yet another project I did for my recent 'Totally Tags' demo.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tag Easel Card

 Tag Easel Card from Marianne Creatables Tag Die

Well, it was inevitable that I would make an easel card for my 'Totally Tags' Demo.  I used a Marianne Creatables tag die to make this card.  The flower stamp and matching die cuts are from a Hero Arts/Sizzix Set. The flower was coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

When I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I had the opportunity to present this idea as a Workshop Wow.  I used the Two Tags Die from SU to create a Tag Easel Card.  Here are some that I have made in the past.  Click on the photos to take you to the original posts and tutorials.


 Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tags from Die Cuts

Here are some tags made from various dies.

 1.  Baby Tag
Made from Spellbinders Nestablities Lacey Circles, SU accessories and Martha Stewart Owl Punch.
(This idea was taken from a card that Monica Weaver made.  You can see it here).

 2.  Bird Cage Tag
Made from Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die

 3.  Ice Cream Cone Tag
Made from SU's Petal Cone Die

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tags 'n' Cards

Here's a couple of cards that I shared at my recent 'Totally Tags' Demo.

For this card, I heat embossed the beautiful corner stamp from Utopia Collection with  white embossing powder, attached it to my dry embossed background, only at the corner edges with double sided tape. I then slid the matching tag inside the pocket that I had created.

This second card has a tag on the inside and is made with the Martha Stewart Double Edge Doily Lace Punch and the Kaiser Craft Collection of Hey Birdie Patterned Papers.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Totally Tags - Doily Inspiration

Here's another instalment of projects that I shared at a recent demo entitled, 'Totally Tags'.  I won't go into detail about each one as I have a zillion things I need to do today.  If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email.

1.  Tag Gift Set (Martha Stewart Birds on a Wire Punch)

2. Doily Tag (with Kaiser Flowers)

3. Doily Tag

This gorgeous card made by my friend, Amanda, inspired the following card that I made for a challenge at Annabelle Stamps.  I incorporated a tag for the demo and showed the ladies how to make a paper rose.

4. Tags on Cards

Here's a link to a tutorial on Rolled Roses that my friend, Tania, put together -

5.  Tags on Cards

I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my doily inspired tags and cards.  There's still a few days worth of posts to go so make sure you visit every day this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dynamic Duos #12 with a Bit of Punch

Dynamic Duos #12 - Japanese Doll Tag

It's Black Tie Week and Poppy Parade is the colour that Lesley has chosen to team up with Black for our 12th challenge at Dynamic Duos this week.  The Dessert Option is to use Punches.

This is another project that I shared at my recent 'Totally Tags' demonstration.  The tag template is from Silhouette (Luggage Tag) and embossed with a CB embossing folder.

The colours just led me down the 'Oriental' path so I made a little Japanese Doll from punches.  I have made lots of these for swaps in the past and seeing the dessert option for Dynamic Duos is to use punches this week, I thought I would re-visit this cute little design.

You can see my Japanese Doll Swaps here -

Here's a link to the instructions that I used -

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to check out all the other Dynamos for some Black Tie projects to get you inspired -

Happy crafting!

Paint Chip Tags

Paint Chip Tags in Shades of Blue ...

... and Pink

Here's another instalment from the Totally Tags Demonstration that I did last Monday.  I used  three different Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches and some paint chip cards to create these cute little tags.

So next time you're shopping in a hardware store with hubby and you're bored beyond belief ... you know which section to head towards to fill in a bit of time :)

Happy crafting and browsing for colours for your next renovation craft project.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Lollipop Ladies #50 - I've Gone Bananas

I've literally gone bananas over the latest challenge at The Lollipop Ladies.  Every fortnight there's some sweet inspiration to get you all inspired to make a paper craft project and join in on the challenge.  This time around it is all about bananas with the added challenge of leaves.

I decided to make a little gift pack filled with banana lollies. The very cute stamp is called, I've Gone Bananas and was coloured with Copic Markers. The patterned paper is from Bella BLVD and the leafy die was cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Here's the inspiration photo -
The Lollipop Ladies #50 - Bananas with the added challenge of Leaves

I hope you are able to join in this fortnight.  There's always a Guest DT spot and a prize up for grabs.
Thanks for stopping by,

JAI 127 - A Colour Challenge

 JAI 127

I love a good colour challenge so I decided to join in with the other DT at Just Add Ink on my 'off' week  It's a simple colour combo of black and white but you get to choose the third colour option.
I chose Sage Green and made a very CAS card. The die cut is from Silhouette.

The beautiful sage coloured patterned paper is from the Fairytale Collection (Graphic 45) and the rhinestones are from SU.

I hope you can join in with the challenge at JAI.
Happy crafting and have a great weekend.

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