Yesterday I shared with you the 10 tags I made for the challenge of use scraps to make tags … well as the challenge is to make 20 tags I chose to also make 10 Christmas themed ones.
This time I started with scrap cardstock as the base and then grabbed the Christmas box and used papers I had already cut into and the images I had already either die cut or stamped and coloured on other projects and never got around to using.
I did have to stamp a few extra sentiments and the two stars for the Tidings and Trimmings set were new inags, but otherwise all of this was using bits leftover from other projects or things sitting on my desk
Hopefully the swap recipient likes what I made, I’m looking forward to seeing what I get in return.
I’ve joined in with a swap over at Twinchies, Inchies and More over on Facebook and the challenge is to use scraps to make 20 tags… so today’s blog is the 10 I made which are birthday themed… well not exactly all birthday, but non-Christmas ones! Tomorrow will be the turn of the Christmas ones!
So this is my scraps type piles and folders … so I popped them all onto the desk and started creating … using the fabulous Scalloped Tag punch to create 2″ wide bases into tags.
Apart from the sentiments and the ribbons (although some of these were also scraps) the ingredients for these tags were all on the desk or in the scraps folders … and the sentiments were also stamped on scraps!
I am amazed I could make so many lovely tags just from bits and pieces.
I used some of the Dylusions backgrounds I refound a while ago and have been slowly using up for the bases for some tags, I also used Memories and More cards for a few too, along with cutting them up as embellishments.
I also used flower images from the scraps of the True Love dsp that I keep in a pouch for when I want a simple floral element or off the edge flowers… some of these I coloured in, and others I just left black and white.
Love how colourful and bright these tags are.
Join me tomorrow to see the Christmas themed ones.
Todays challenge was tags… or was it punches… either way I got it covered!
No really the challenge was to create cards featuring tags… but of course my favourite tag is the Scalloped tag topper punch which creates a tag out of any sized 2″ strip… so I made 8 cards and 4 tags from some patterned paper and some other bits and pieces… including a tree punch I’ve had in the stash for a while!
Oh and don’t forget the banner punch that also got to play lots.
OK first of all 2 pieces of 12×12 from the Heartwarming Hugs had 2 2″ strips cut and then cut at 3″, 4″ and 5″
Then punched with the tag topper punch.
The middle 4 I put aside as tags for on gifts … and then the larger and the smaller I decided to make into cards.
I then raided the cardstock scraps folder and found all these pieces of card that made 6x 3.25 cards so decided to make these up into the card blanks as slightly skinny versions of a6 cards.
I also added other elements such as panels of the dsp or the stitched shape die cuts and some embossing.
All the sentiments were from Banner Year and then the focal images the Festival of Trees which is an oldie but a goodie in terms of fun modern trees. And of course it works with the punch.
I added some gems and then these are done as a slightly different size card that still fits in the usual envelopes. Fun!
I added some more strips and bits of patterned paper to the inside of the cards too.
The tags I added a square die cut behind to be able to write on and added trees, seam binding and the little sentiment cut into strips.
Really love how fun and modern these all look and because I was keeping the design similar it was each to batch make … all the stamping and cutting and punching and die cutting in one go and then they all just got stuck together. Simple! Plus punches are the answer to quick and simple cutting out!
Once again I picked up my altered ladybird book to do a journal page and the March Lollipop Box Club kit. I decided to document to pride I felt watching Maya doing her textiles gcse work … definitely fits in with the theme of things that make me smile!
I did video the process and so here is the link if you want to watch…
Today is the 15th birthday of my baby girl! Boy do I feel old!
Anyway it’s a day for her (yes I know everyone else is doing mothering Sunday but mine has been postponed for a week!)… and so of course todays blog is her birthday card.
It was mainly SU products… admittedly the paper is saleabration so no longer available, not are the sentiments… but I think it still qualifies! 😄
I went a bit overboard but love how it came out! Paper Blooms dsp, Soft sea foam, Petal Pink and seaside spray cardstock all layered up with a bit of embossing and Pierced Blooms dies.
I added the Happy Celebrations stamping, some letter stickers for her name and foam stickers for the 15.
The focal image was from a Making Cards magazine that I thought worked nicely. Then finished off with pearls and some wink of Stella and a glossy accents on the crown.
Inside the card I used the off cuts of the dsp and stamped a sentiment from an old stamp set (Picture perfect birthday) which I thought worked well, and added more die cuts.
I ended up having to make an envelope as I didn’t have any big enough (it’s a 7×7 card). So I used some of the dsp, and leftover card. I stamped her name and then cut out the large flower from a piece of leftover dsp.
I also made a coordinating tag for on her gift…
So happy birthday to my gorgeous princess Maya xxx
Entering the card into the Use an Embossing Folder challenge at Just us Girls
Hello all! I have another tag project for you today using the fab Scalloped Tag Topper punch. It really is my favourite punch of all time.
This time I used the forever greenery as the background patterned paper. I used strips of one paper and then punched circles of another.
Next I added different flowers and leaves from the stash of die cut Pierced Blooms. These flowers are just so cute. I added the Forever Flourishing leaves to a few of the flower clusters where I hadn’t got enough of the ones in the pierced blooms set already cut.
I then added the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings set to the base of all the tags.
Then I went through the ribbon stash to find bits that worked with the colours in the tags.
Today I have a quick tag I made using scraps leftover from the card making zoom session kit … what card making zoom session… well the one I am hosting tonight. When making up kits, I portion out the supplies for the attendees and myself as a sample kit, then make the cards and then play with the leftovers… I aways give enough supplies so there are leftovers to play with. Well this time there are a few projects I made with leftovers, but one was this cute little tag.
I backed the dsp with some card and then cut to size and punched it out. I find just punching dsp means the paper tears when you add the ribbon so like to back it in cardstock first
Then the flower was an edge piece from one of the pieces of dsp left over … perfect size for a little tag.
I coloured it in using my Stampin Blends.
In real life the colour match on the flower and the Blackberry Bliss ribbon is much closer but for some reason the colour looks pink on the picture. I added the sentiment on a tiny scrap of cardstock and then the matt black dots and the scrap of ribbon to finish off!
Loved the cute tag and it will make a perfect added element when sending some Happy mail in the post.