I have recently begun making a lot of tags. I love how quick they are to put together and how much fun I have been having playing with new techniques on a small surface. They also count as a “card” submission for my design team commitments at The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, Il. Since I am not big on making cards this is a great thing!
I made both of these tags from scraps I had left over from the layouts I had created using Jillibean Soup’s Coconut Lime line.
As I had mentioned in a previous post, I loved the scrabble paper. I used the pink scrabble paper to create the base of this tag. I distressed the edges with a couple of colors of distress ink from Tim Holtz. I added a tape measure ribbon from Prima and some more strips of paper from the Coconut Lime paper (don’t you just love that Lime border?).
I stamped a dress form (from Unity Stamps) twice on yellow polka dot paper and then cut out the images. I popped the dress form onto the base and then mounted it on a half circle of “notebook” paper I had laying on my scrap desk. I then added some beads I had laying around.
In order to finish off the tag I added a wooden sentiment tile from Jillibean Soup. I had been eyeing these since they came into The Scrapbooking Studio and was thrilled to have a reason to finally incorporate them into a project. I inked up the edges before adding some pink bakers twine. I was really happy with the final result.
Mason jars are all over the place in scrapbooking right now, and I loved the mason jars in this line. I began by butting out one of the jars and placing a coordinated piece of paper behind the “jar hole” I cut a small piece of clear acetate and attached it to the jar paper so that my “jar hole” now looked like a real mason jar. I punched a couple of mini butterflies and attached them to the acetate sheet. I inked up the edges of the mason jar paper and used foam mounting tape to attach it to the tag base.
I cut a lid out of some of the scrap paper I had left over and wrapped a piece of bakers twine around it and then used foam mounting tape to pop it to the top of the jar.
I wanted it to look like a butterfly had escaped the jar in order to finish my tag off. I used a wood veneer butterfly from Maya Road and turned it yellow using Distress Ink from Tim Holtz ( I believe this yellow is from the new seasonal inks for spring). I added a flight trail with some bling.
Again, I really like how this tag turned out; it is so much fun to play with techniques that you might be afraid of using on a scrapbook layout on a tag. They are tiny and if you unhappy with the result you don’t feel that you are messing up some big project. Of course, if you are happy with the result you have a fabulous gift tag or a one of a kind embellishment to add to any of you other projects.
Materials for these tags can be found at