Sunday, 1 June 2008

I’ve been crafting all afternoon and come up with these tags*, which I may or may not add to cards in the future. I was HUGELY inspired by an old Canadian Stampin’ Up!® catalogue; in fact, I started off by trying to copy them exactly but ended up changing them around a bit. I love this colour combination – it’s so rich and earthy.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig® to position the stamps on top of each other but the stamp set is designed for rough stamping – I was just feeling picky!

To make the hole reinforcements, I used the ½” circle punch to punch the small circle, stuck it down on to the tag and then punched out the middle using my wonderful new Crop-A-Dile™.

To make the round-ended strip on the leaf tag, I poked one end of a strip of cardstock into the ½”-inch circle punch. It’s a very nifty trick!

*No, that is not ALL I did this afternoon, although they did take me quite a while. I made some cards, too - but you'll just have to wait for them. 

Stamps: Shapes & Shadows (p54), En Francais (p58), Happy Everything (p65), The Snowflake Spot (p30)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sage Shadow Stampin’ Write® marker (p71), Round Tab Punch (p80), ½” circle punch (p80), Crop-A-Dile™ (p85), Linen Thread (p87), Twill Tape (p87), Gingham Ribbon – Caramel (p86), coloured buttons - Earth Elements® (p87), ordinary office staples

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  1. Very pretty tags

  2. OMG - those are GORGEOUS! I miss that set. Love, love, love what you've done with it. CC

  3. These are so pretty! Your color choices are great!

  4. These are absolutely wonderful! I agree about the colors - very earthy and warm. You did a fabulous job,and I can't believe you did more than just make these in an afternoon - it would've taken me all day!

  5. Yes, very nice earthy colors. I like your tags.

  6. WOW! These are absolutely awesome!

  7. These a really great! I love the style. Bravo!

  8. oh my! those are amazing! thanks for sharing.

  9. I love these tags and \i think you should keep them forever!


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