Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Crafty Crazy Retro Tags
I used this week's Retro Sketch to make a tag so I could also play along with Crazy 4 Challenges (make a tag) and Ladybug Crafts (snowflakes).
Since I was on a tag making expedition, I decided to make a few more just for fun. I'll most likely use these on cards somewhere along the way as it just about kills me to put a tag on a gift when I full well know it will only be looked at quickly, flipped over for the "from" sentiment and then end up in the recycling bin or garbage.
By no means do I expect people to keep the tags...just figure if they are on a card there is a better chance of the card being kept than a tag - or is that wishful thinking LOL! Anyone else feel this way or is it just me?! The only time I'll use a hand-made tag is for a hostess gift or on a bottle of wine to dress it up a bit. For the rest, it's store bought tags all the way baby!
Okay, enough about my psychological tag issues and on to the actual tags! The tag above uses the Retro Sketch and some I Believe MME paper. I double tagged the tag as the tag on the ribbon added the little something I needed in that space, and though it is a rather bazaar thing to do on a tag, I quite like it.
Love the kraft, pink and brown together, not to mention the heart and snowflake combo - two shapes I adore, and all the more when they are together LOL! Best part is the sentiment fit perfectly on the fish tail of the tag!
This last tag was one I made a while back and never posted as I didn't really like it. After working on it and adding a few things it sits with me much better.
Sorry about the dark pictures....we are having very dark, dreary and rainy days here and no matter what time of day I take the pictures they always come out dark, even after Photoshop!! Welcome to winter on the West Coast - ugh!
To You Tag
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Verve)
Paper: Real Red, I Believe (MME), Kraft
Accessories: Tag Die (My Favorite Things), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Crimper, button, Red Twine, Twine, 5/8" Blue Satin Ribbon
Merry Christmas Tag
Stamps: Joyous Noel
Paper: Kraft, Making Memories, Early Espresso
Accessories: Tag Die (PTI), Snowflake Die (My Favorite Things), Heart Die (A Cut Above by Verve), 5/8" Silver Satin Ribbon, Crimper, Button, Silver Twine, Glue Dot, Silver Half Pearls
Christmas Blessings Tag
Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve), Snowflakes (Amuse)
Paper: Kraft, Brocade Blue, Brown, Night of Navy
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Label Die (PTI), Jumbo Snowflake and Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Deckle Scissors, Twine, Half Pearls, Bling, Crimper, Dimensionals