Jillibean Soup Tags with Coconut Lime

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.

Tag One


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.

Tag Two


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.

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I Would Wait for the Daisies with Jillibean Soup Coconut Line


More Jillibean Soup for The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, IL.

The Layout



The Details



I have been on a major gesso kick lately (I love this stuff).  For my title block I applied a layer of gesso and then painted over it with some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint.  Once the Paint layers were dry I applied the stickers (also from Jillibean Soup) and dropped from red spray ink over the top.  I added some yellow polka dot strips to the top and bottom of the title block and punched some butterflies from the patterned paper using a Martha Stewart punch, I layered the butterflies on top of each other, popping the top layer with some foam tape and bent the wings upward for dimension.


I separated the two larger pattered blocks by repeating the using of the yellow polka dot paper.  I used my favorite scallop punch to create a border and popped that strip to separate the top and bottom of my page.  I added a little bling to the scallop because I wanted the page to have a little sparkle.  I also added a strip of washi tape from Bella Blvd for some added interest.

I cut apart one of the journaling cards from the line and added the date by using some tab stickers from Pink Paislee .  Another strip of the yellow polka dot paper helped tie everything together.  I also thought that  I needed to add a bit more of the washi tape, so I simply added a bit more to the lower left corner of the layout.

I typed up my journaling on my computer using the font Problem Secretary (this is one of my favorite fonts) and printed it out on Kraft paper from Bazzil.  The journaling then got cut into strips and inked with the same Distress Ink from Tim Holtz that I used to grunge up all the other layouts on the page.


I added some of the journaling cards to create a cluster (did I mention I love the journal cards that came from this line, they are super cute!!!!).  I also added a wooden element from My Minds Eye new Indie Chic line.  After adding the picture to the layout and mounting the whole thing on red cardstock from Bazzil, I punched a couple more butterflies and scattered them on the page.

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UR Pretty Sweet with Jillibean Soup


It is time to share another sampling from this months design team assignment for The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, Illinois.  I was given Jillibean Soup’s Coconut Lime line to create some wonderful goodies.  I loved how bright and springy this whole line was. It was perfect for some pictures of my oldest niece from a couple of years ago.

The Layout


The Details


I cut apart a single sheet and using both sides of the double sided paper created a base that I mounted on some brown Bazzil cardstock.  I inked up the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and created a border using red cardstock and a scallop border punch from Fiscars.

I added a couple more strips of pattered paper so that the picture had a place to rest and to give a little more visual interest.  In the upper right corner I added a strip of washi tape from Bella Blvd; a little bit of checkered yellow ribbon and a bow.


I created a patterned paper grouping from the awesome journaling cards that came with this line (I love the scrabble tile paper and that strawberry; so darling!)  I placed the photo with this grouping and began to embellish using stickers from this line.  I also added some hat pins from Basic Grey and Maya Road


I wrote out my journaling on a journal card that was included on one of the sicker sheets.  I then added a star sticker and some butterflies.  Using pop dots (or scotch foam mounting tape, which is what I tend to use because it is cheaper and I can cut the pieces to fit my needs and there is no waste!!!) I popped several of my elements, giving the page added dimension.  This is one of my favorite things to do; dimension on our pages is our friend!!!  It makes everything more interesting visually.


More creative use of foam tape and dimension can be seen in the way I incorporated this element from the “punch out” element sheet that came with this line.  The scalloped circle ties in with the scallop punch I used to border the green gingham blocks.  I also stacked the foam so that there were different heights to this single element.


Tab stickers have to be an absolute favorite of mine right now, so I was thrilled with the variety that was available with this line.  I used them to include a simple title…  I figured it didn’t need much because there was already so much text throughout the page.

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