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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tag Days

Although a few distress inks have a happy home with me, Tim Holtz I am NOT. Especially when it comes to tags. Tags go on gifts. People care about the gifts. The tags, not so much. My idea of a tag is cutting a circle or oval from a cute part of one of last year's cards we received, gluing it to a scrap of cardstock, and calling it good. :P But occasionally, I'll take a few more minutes and a bit more thought. As on these:


These are all made using the music background stamp from Local King Rubber Stamp. and are inspired by the November/December issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Yep, I buy a magazine full of card-making ideas, and get inspired by a TAG. Sigh.
Then I made eleven of these:



These are for table presents on the Christmas dinner table. This is my family's alternative tradition to Christmas crackers. Don't you love the happy accident careful planning of the gilding of the branch around the embossed ornament? (That was after I let the green ink dry over dinner AND ran my heat gun over it. It was meant to be.)

Supplies: (music tags) white & red cardstock, Local King Rubber Stamp music background, SU to/from, Memories passion red & Colorbox evergreen inks, patterned papers from DCWV & Karen Foster, hemp twine, Divine twine; (ornament tag) white cardstock, Hero Arts clear stamps, Versamark and Colorbox evergreen inks, gold ep Pin It Now!

8 comments:

Meg said...

Wonderful tags! Love your idea of using last year's Christmas cards! And yes, love the gold dust on the tree leaves! So festive! :)

Angela said...

Great tags (I keep mine simple too), and I love your card -- that gilding is genius, no matter how it happened :)

*CAFE said...

I love the tags! I'm a music fan, and thought that was a paper you were using....got all excited over here! lol! But, I'm glad you told me ir was a stamp: I love it just the same! :)
I like the simplicity of the Christmas card you made! Very elegant!

*CAFE said...

I love the tags! I'm a music fan, and thought that was a paper you were using....got all excited over here! lol! But, I'm glad you told me ir was a stamp: I love it just the same! :)
I like the simplicity of the Christmas card you made! Very elegant!

Brenda R said...

Lindsey,
I was just reading one of your comments on Susan's blog, and discovered your blog! I think you were the first person to comment on the first card I posted at SCS Jardin 434 and you only had a tiny gallery. You are doing a great job and I like to bake/cook so I will check in again. Best Wishes!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great way to recycle last year's cards! My dad would be so proud. LOL I love how you used that musical background!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oops, I hit publish before commenting on the place card. ;) Your gold embossing is always beautiful and it's stunning here the way it wraps over the pine needles!

Julie Ranae said...

Really adore these tags! Glad to be follower #9 for you! Hope you will come follow me at Julie's Open Window...lots of fun all the time!