11.29.2011

Tags gone Personal...

This was done for the paper and such no color challenge, vintage scrabble tiles ( two shipping tags stitched together for the strength to support them) MS ribbon. these are all stained with ranger distress. 3 1/2" ish by 6 1/2" ish.
Vintage buttons, joanns ribbon ( pulled the wires out)
the letters were done ( years ago with acrylic paint and huge foam wall room letters from walmart) this one is also two tags together as running them through the cuttlebug weakens the tag.
that is vintage sewing measure tape.
love that vintage button in the center of the snowflake, and yes they will be recycled after the holidays to use again, so will probably make a few more then there are choices in the basket to pick from.
added some distress ink to the top of the paint on a few of them to add to the whole aged look. and all the ones that are stitched, the stitching is visible on the back sides of the tags I did not cover it up like I normally would.
when I had a small pile of them done, I got the puppy dog look to do one for J to use for A... so, this is her's.
whashi? tape ( its see-thru... who knew?)
liquid pearls on the reins. ran this t through an dotted 5X7 sized cuttlebug folder
su sentiment, may arts ribbon. ranger stain

11.26.2011

Random Christmas tags & cards

paper & such birds colored with copic's the tag was stained with ranger distress. gold/cream ribbon is may arts, green is offray. the sentiments from Hero Arts cut with an spellbinders die, the bling brads are from recollections. covered the hole reinforcer (yellow) with an SU punchie folded in half. these shipping tags are about 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 ish in real life.
Intended for the pocket panel to become a "tag" but it was just too wide for the tags i had laying around when I made this. the kraft panel has some distress ink color dusted on it. the pp is from Flair designs. the ric rac is vintage. sentiments from SU. this is A-6 in real life and a gift card will fit into the "pocket"
seen something somewhere, ( dont remember now) that used this SU medallion for a Christmas wreath, was digging through some flower stamps boxes and "found" it, so I ended up making a small pile of it heat embossed in gold, copper and silver... so there will be more of these eventually. 6" square in real life. K&Co. pp behind it, old old SU sentiment with some liquid pearls and sheer offray ribbons.
This scrap with the SU sentiment has been laying on the table a month or two now... was too skinny for most my dies, and too long for the skinny dies... and placed it on this medallion thinking flag it. Vintage button, K&Co. pp. 6" square in real life.
Silver on a reddish scrap. ( its really a su color but, its names escape me) the avery tag has some fired brick ink color dusted on it, the pp. ( don't remember its mfg either sorry) the lace is vintage wrights. The old brad is from SU.

11.25.2011

Santa Bingo Tag

This is the first of a series of "bingo" themed tags I intend to make knowing ( a bunch of gals who go out to play it at night...) so the Santa Bingo card is a free Printable that you can find here and it was printed with a laser printer onto Neenah Classic Cream 80# cs. This tag was done using the A Muse studio stamp set Naughty or Nice on some Neenah solar white, added some distress ink and tombo marker to it, the trim of the hat has some Opal White liquid pearls on it. that ribbon is unknown and the divine twine is their Christmas color. Found that clothes pin in the craft isle at the local grocery store ( Fred Meyers) its been color dusted with some vintage photo distress ink, the gold sheer on it is unknown. This is about 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 in real life. This was done for the A Muse challenge ( anything but a card ) which you still have time to enter if your so inclined.

11.22.2011

Tag gift

I dont remember who makes this bird, best guess is Inkadinkado, SU sentiment, Memory Box pp. this tag is one that was inked with some ranger stain. the blingy green ribbon is from American Crafts and the cream sheer is unknown.
Impression Obsession Stamps, the blue tag was dyed years ago with paas Easter egg dye. the pearl on the sentiment tag is from Queencat? ( something like that) the lace is vintage, the seambinding is metal green and has been crumpled with water.
a remake of one from the booth that she really wanted and let someone else buy.
Sizzix diecut/embossed. has some stickles on it, the pp is from Basic Grey. Sentiments from Impress. the blue ric rac is vintage, the white seambinding is from snug hug? ( something like that)
some simple tags these are an Paper trey ink die cut ( tag #4 or something like that) snowflake die cut (larger kraft) is sizzix, the smaller blue is spellbinders, the round basic grey pp was die cut with a spellbinders die, the ornament is an SU stamp and so is the LOVE tag.

Tag Recyling

price tags I came home with from this years Shepherds Market booth... (have since been sorted into baggies by the dollar amount so I can re-use them next year)

11.19.2011

Shepherds Market Booth


Friday am before it opened, before the lights were turned on... used the flash for these. had set up the night before after work.
Most of the baskets on this table are pretty full. did not "count" them ahead of time.
Shoe rack full of gift sized cards and tags.
bought these snowflake card holders from MIL's Princess house party just for this booth.
behind that black table cloth is just a padded folded screen. ( like a dressing room memory board type tri-fold screen. )
This is before it opened Saturday am there are 3 empty trays and a couple empty baskets under the table. Sold even more on Saturday as the sun was shinning and it wasn't snowing like friday.

11.16.2011

rustic-y feeling... that is felt ribbon from Micheals.
found this spool at an estate sale a few weekends ago and hubs didn't want it and I thought it looked neat... he said I don't want the metal just take it off and toss it. (we have a metal recycle)
seen a cool card on pinterest with a die cut snowflake as the negative image on the front panel of the card with the printed paper under it like through a window. my own snowflake dies i was messing around with they are not set up to perfectly die cut the center only of a quarter sheet. ( they either cut something huge or cut multiple snowflakes on the same die. so these are layered and still look cool based on the color feelings of the inspiration card.
leaves are mostly hero arts with one stampers anonymous and some fred b mullett. these are two of the new for Christmas colors of distress ink that just came out ( names escape me tonight sorry)

11.13.2011

Tag!

funny alot of what I did this am was blue ...
Sizzix die cut embossed (snowman) the sentiments from Impress.
Thinking thats an hero arts ornament ( have to look ) sentiments from SU.
Impression Obession ( marshmallow mug and sentiment)
maybe a dollar bin sentiment?
Viva Las Vegas image, A Muse sentiment.
Viva Las Vegas Image, thinking A Muse sentiment.
the stamped mitten is from Gina K designs, inked over the whole thing with ranger antique linen stain. sentiments from Savvy Stamps. Sizzix snowflake diecut embossed.
rak image snowman I believe is from Whippersnapper with an Impression Obsession sentiment.
I think that is a MFT image? ( And I think Mindy rak'd it to me a few years ago...) sentiments from A Muse.
Whippersnapper.
SU sentiment, Sizzix diecuts.
simple simple, baking twine in the Christmas colors, think that's an SU sentiment...

11.12.2011

Sizzix die that comes with an embossing folder for the snowman's body, done on some shimmery white cs. added some color with copics and glitter gel pens.
The tag it self is just an mailing tag from staples that had bright yellow circle reinforcers so added tab punchies of a light blue su color ( my favorite blue they make cant think of its name off hand) but, anyways inked over both ( on both sides ) with some ranger distress antique linen stain. The gold ribbon is from Joanns and the mint is from offray. the tiny flower on the hat is from Impress. sentiments from stampendous ( I think ) done in vintage sepia versafine.
actually made 5 of these nearly identical.
This is an rak'd to me image ( the elf I think its made by ctmh but, I don't know the set name, how I got it anymore) ( I've looked at ebay many times doing a search for elf to see if I can find the set but, no luck as of yet.
another new sizzix die that comes with an embossing folder, this was cut on some light blue shimmery cardstock and then inked over with ranger stain.
the bottom snowflake is an sizzix diecut and the propped up one is an spellbinders diecut, the sentiments from SU on an sizzix diecut. the cream ric rac is vintage (raylon)
little bitty tag with an craft button and a left over scrap of paper ric rac die cut with an paper trey ink die.
This was rak'd to me that boy with the stocking, I'm pretty sure its from SU (colored with pencils) , the sentiment's from SU. the felt ric rac is from Martha Stewart, The snowflake and tag are sizzix die cuts, there are some stickles and liquid pearls on the sentiment and snowflake.
I have to say I have made 100's of tags and gift card size cards this year and its getting to the point where I use up an entire roll of ribbon or some odd scrap or the piles and piles of colored images and its like YES make a fist in the air here... ( is the room empty, ha no, but the use it up thing is fun and feels good)