Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tag - I'm It!

I really like tags. I admire creative souls who make so many lovely tags. I've been 'pinning' and 'pinning' to my Pinterest tags board like CRAZY hoping to get the hang of it (no pun intended)! At first I hesitated because I'm not sure what one does with a tag... I decided I needed some tag envelopes. I ordered 3 1/8" by 5 1/2" 'coin envelopes'. Of course I don't think these can be placed in the mail because of their size. I guess the 'coin envelope' could be placed in a "regular" envelope for mailing. I've not seen the back of a tag so I decided I would make it available for a sentiment or message. Again...what does one do with tags!?

I used heavy cardboard and cut a tag shape since I wasn't smart enough to order actual manila tags - I was too worried about the goofy envelopes! But I really like the rigidity of the heavy cardboard (used the back of a legal pad).

So....if you have any insights on tags - I'll "hang" on your every word!

Tag Front

Tag Back

~BasicGray Basics Manila Paper Pad design paper
~Stamped script background using brown ink (stamped diagonally)
~Swirls stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder - then 'resist' smudged over with ink using blender pad
~Snippet of lace edged with green twill ribbon
~Die cut leaves embossed with copper embossing powder
~Assorted ribbons
~Fabric yo yo
~Brown cardstock circle folded over the top for the hole punch and ribbons
~Twine with sun charm
Crafty Mess - sun or moon
Splendiferous - die cut
Alphabet Challenge - lace

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the techniques you used! Very inspiring!

  2. Thank you do much for joining in the current challenge over on the craftymess challenge blog.
    What a beautifully classy tag. The colours and textures and embellishments all work so well together and the sun charm just finished it off!
    I hope to see many more entries from you in our future challenges.
    Love Lisa xxx

  3. Hi, Your tag is so lovely and elegant x

  4. Oh my goodness Nancy,amazing,you sure have talent lady! YO could do with picking up some hints and tips from you. I haven't started pintrest,I'm afraid of letting it take over my life,might look you up on Facebook;) have a great week! X

  5. what a great piece thanks for joing us over at craftymess xx nicky

  6. Fab tag, I love the colours you have used, gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in over at craftymess challenge blog.

    Hugs Fiona

  7. Nancy, I love how much detail you put on your tag.Pinterest has some great ideas and tutorials.Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  8. This tag is stunning love the colour choice and the sun charm really sets it off.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  9. I think you've got the hang of it pretty well! It's gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!



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