Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tag, You're It!

I recently discovered that I LOVE making gift tags!  The only problem is that I rarely need to give a gift, lol, so I have a growing collection of tags.  ;)

This one is specially made to enter the Heart 2 Heart Blog Challenge, Tag, You're It.

I started off with this one thinking about woodgrain, so wanted to use the Dakota Paper Packet.
Instead of the woodgrain paper, though, I made my own with some Kraft Cardstock, Saddle Ink, and the wood stamp from the Universal Backgrounds My Acrylix.  I attached this paper to a tag shape that I got from the Dimensional Elements Tags set and covered with Colonial White Cardstock shapes cut to match the tag exactly from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.


The flower incorporates both sides of one sheet of B&T Duo paper.   I inked the edges with Outdoor Denim Ink to give each layer some definition.  Yep, it was messy, but oh, so worth it!   I LOVE the way it turned out!!!  The leaves are made of Olive ribbon from the retired Designer Ribbon Green Collection.



I used the flower cut on page 54 of the Cricut Artiste Cartridge which I cut at 1.75, 1.5, 1.25, and 1 inch on my E2 cutting machine to form the layers of the flower.


At the center of the flower is a tiny button from the Buttons Basic Assortment that has a thread of the burlap ribbon tied in the center.  I used one that I had carefully pulled from the edges of the ribbon to make it fray a bit.



I selected a versatile THANKS sentiment for my tag that I fashioned with the brand new Keyboard Kraft Alphabet stickers from Close to My Heart.  I also added a houndstooth pattern Irresistibles Frame to ground my embellishments.  The Hemp Bakers Twine that I used as the tie of the tag is in the Mini Medley Accents Wooden Collection.


Do you like to make gift tags?  Have you ever tried one?  Now just might be the time to give it a go and link your creation up with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!  You have until the end of the month to enter.  :)

20 comments:

  1. i love making tags, they are such fun and yours look fantastic

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    1. Thanks, Sandy! Yes! They are very fun--I think part of the reason is that they can be really chunky without worrying about postage, lol. ;)

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    1. You did it, Ellen!!! :) Thanks so much, my friend!

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  3. The layers really make this tag beautiful! You could always put it on the front of a card in lieu of giving it with a gift. Thanks for taking the Tag You're It challenge @ H2H!

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    1. Why did I not ever think of that??? Even with the beautiful examples the DT made with tags on cards, I still didn't think of it! Thanks so much Haley! :D

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  4. Amie, Amie, Amie....you AMAZE me every week!!! This is AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks for playing along this week and EVERY WEEK!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, that is big praise for a little tag! Thank you so very much, Katy. I love all of the inspiration from H2H challenges and will continue as long as I am able! :)

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  5. Oh Amie, I adore this!!! I want to be you when I grow up :-)

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    1. Jayma Malme, you are the sweetest thing! That would work out perfectly though since I want to be YOU when I get younger, lol. ;) Now stop making me blush!

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  6. GOR-GE-OUS! And excellent photos showing each detail off to perfection. I esp like the combo of the houndstooth, the new burlap twine and your inkalicious flower. That tag is a gift in itself!

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    1. I love to get carried away with the photos! AND I love your word--inkalicious! Thank you!! :)

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  7. Gotta agree with everyone else, this is awesome, beautiful AND gorgeous all rolled into one! LOVE it! Thanks for playing in the H2H tag challenge!

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks so much! See you tomorrow over there! ;)

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  8. Amie, your work is always so amazing! Even when you make something as "simple" as a gift tag, it's always so detailed and perfectly lovely! I'm so glad you played along with us for this challenge AND for being our guest designer this month! We're so lucky to have you. :)

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    1. Tamytha, I feel like the lucky one! I honestly can't believe where I am compared to this time last year. Your words are so uplifting to me right now. I absolutely admire your work and am just blown away that you would describe mine like that. *Blushes* Such a huge compliment, thank you so very much! :)

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  9. This has got to be one of the cutest tags. I will have to CASE. Thanks for sharing your inspiration on H2H.

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    1. Thanks, Jody! I am always inspired by your amazing artwork. :)

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