Your Creative Connection 111: Creative Tags

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Hello friends. We are back for another creative showcase with my global demonstrator friends. This week, out theme is 'Tag, You're It'. When I think of tags, my mind usually goes to vintage tags, or Christmas tags. This time I have created a vintage tag using some of my favourite floral and vintage Stampin' Up! products.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I started with a 2" wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and have used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch (links to all the products I have used today are at the end of the post). I sponged the edges and then layered images from the Very Versailles stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. I just love this stamp set for vintage floral imagery.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up!

The flowers are from Tasteful Textures stamp set, and were stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon and then watercoloured with a mix of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I used my Early Espresso marker for some additional highlights at the end. 

My sentiment is from Very Versailles and I used the script stamp on the background of the sentiment strips as well (plus some additional Crumb Cake sponging). The Champagne Rhinestones are a great colour for adding  to vintage projects for a little bling, and I have also used some In Good Taste wooden elements.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I have used the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack for top of the tag. I really love the texture in this trim combo and they are easily frayed for more of a vintage look.

Vintage tag using Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures Stampin Up stamp sets. Tag by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to head to our lovely friend Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA and see her tag themed project.

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If you get lost at any point, here's a full list of participants today:

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

 

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Claire

 

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DIY Christmas tags with the Stampin' Up! Delightful Tag Topper punch

Hello friends. How are you? Today I have for you some quick and easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Tags using bits and pieces I had left over on my craft desk. Don't you love those types of projects?

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

One of the things that made them quick and easy, was the Stampin' Up! Delightful Tag Topper Punch. This nifty punch cuts the top part of tags for three different width tags: 1", 1.5" and 2". You can then make your tags any length you want. It's $38 plus postage, and available HERE in my online store, or Contact Me to order by phone or email.

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Here's a look at the three different sizes of tags you can cut toppers for (they can be any length, but the punch cuts three widths).

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As you can see the punch is perfect for Christmas tags. I have decorated mine with some left over Toile Tidings Designer Paper, some Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake stamping with Gleaming Christmas stamp set and some embellishments (the tinsel trim and stickers) from the Most Wonderful Time product medley (all links at the bottom of the post).

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To add some texture and dimension, I added some raw twine from my retired stash, and also made the berries 'pop' by using a combination of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and Shimmery Crystal Effects.

DIY tags, Tag Topper Punch, Tag Punch, Stampin Up, handmade tgs, Christmas 2020. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I'm really pleased how these turned out and they were so quick and easy to make. They look great with the matching Toile Tidings wrapping paper too! 

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Have a happy day,

Claire

 

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