Monday, November 23, 2015

"Little Things" Tag

My first real tag creation was inspired by an upcoming baby-arrival gift. The gift looked so lonely in its envelope that I decided a fancy tag needed to keep it company during its U.S. Postal Service journey.

  • The tag started with a base made from recycled manila folders, sent to me in a care package made from a friend's craft stash.
  • I sponged tea dye and vintage photo Distress inks alternately all over the tag, edging it with the vintage photo ink, then flicking a bit of water to get the water-distressed spots.
  • I stamped two alternating corners with a Flonzcraft art nouveau stamp in tea dye Distress ink.
  • The sentiment stamps are in vintage photo Distress ink and from KaiserCraft "Furry Friends" set, which I cut in half to make stamping individual definitions easier.
  • The edges needed an extra something, so I pulled out my gold metallic Gelato and rubbed some along the tag edges.
  • The cloudy texture behind the main sentiment journal card is actually a twice-used dryer sheet, folded in half and with the top and bottom edges hand-ripped.
  • The journal card is from the Authentique "Durable" stack, die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Five, and edge-inked with vintage photo Distress ink.
  • Finishing touches: a strip of Little B gold metallic rose washi tape under the bottom left side of the dryer sheet, a glittered gold star on the die cut journal card, and a strip of cotton ribbon through the tag hole.

Entered in:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #151 anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Challenge #145 anything goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #173 anything goes 
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #289 anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #87 anything goes 
Create And Inspire - Challenge #34 anything goes
Creative Fingers - Challenge #98 anything goes
Not Just Cards - Challenge #26 November anything goes

Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge #254 anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Challenge #18 anything goes 
Sparkles Monthly - Challenge #74 Anything But A Card
The Crazy Challenge - #211 Everything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #210 anything goes


  1. I absolutely LOVE your tag, NieNie! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Its a blessing to have you play along, and I hope you will join us again real soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Such an awesome tag...Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement of God's Word in Psalm 27:1 which says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?" Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  3. This is so lovely. Gorgeous colours and design - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  4. Cute sentiment on a pretty tag~ Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~

  5. Great tag I love it.. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  6. So cute... love it!!!!Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week!
    Anna Dt

  7. Beautiful. I love this tag. Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire Challenge.

  8. Gorgeous project! Thank you so much for playing in our neighbourhood 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope you stop by to play again next week.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  9. A lovely tag. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) x