Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feeling Crafty - impromptu tag project

 Hello my fellow friends, artists and crafters alike. 

I had a long day at work today and wanted to allow for sometime to unwind. 

As I was watching TV I had this project pop-in my head and I decided to complete this tag project.

Project supplies used:
  • façade (surface): #10 manila tag, Authentique Paper "Harmony" Item #PGA0002, Kraft-Core Nostalgic collection brown paper, 7 gypsies book couver-conservatroy
  • distress ink: gathered twig (of course!)
  • embellishments: found relatives card, metal corners, mini corners, word band observations, hemp cord, philosophy tag, curio knob
  • adhesives: glossy accents, double sided tape, pop dots
  • tools: craft sheet, water mister, heat tool, scissors (tonic), ink blending tool, paper distresser, craft pick, texture hammer, xyron creative station 5", hole punch, vagabond and sewing machine
Step 1: Started out taking the #10 manila tag and running that through xyron machine.

Step 2: Then applied that onto the Harmony paper in the upper left hand corner.  Then I cut it out of the paper with my tonic scissors.

Step 3: I took the paper distresser and ran that across the edges of the tag and used the hole punch to cut out the hole of the tag at the top.  Now to use the sewing machine and ran a simple stitch around the border of the tag.

Step 4:  Using gathered twig distress ink I then dirtied up the edges.

Step 5: With the Kraft-Core paper I cut it down to a size of 3.5 in by 6 in.  Then using a sanding block I sanded the paper to get a worn effect.

Step 6: Then I selected a found relatives idea-ology card to be my focal point. Cut that down to my desired size, used the distresser to rough up edges, dirtied with gathered twig and attached to kraft-core paper with double sided tape.

Step 7: Back to the sewing machine to then add one of my favorite style stitches to anchor onto the kraft-core card stock.

Step 8: Then using the 7 gypsies conservatory book cover I cut that down to my desired size to then place as the background.  To that I applied the found relatives card on top by attaching with double sided tape.   I anchored that into my base tag using long fasteners in each corner.

Step 9: I continued to add more embellishments and elements to then complete my project.

I hope you like my impromptu tag and my desire to fit in some creativity time to unwind from my day.

Happy Wednesday evening my fellow friends!!



  1. Chris thanks glad you like this tag.

  2. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. This new tag takes the cake...there you go with the sewing machine again! Love it of course. I have many lovely pics of my grandmother as a baby, of course my great grandmother, etc. I want to make copies of them and use them, too. Love your work, Trent...

  3. Carolyn you should dust off that sewing machine and make something cool. Or just send me the pics can I will make you something amazing. hahahaha.