Nov 04 2010

Stamp Simply #164 – Tags are Fun!

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Tags are Fun! — Who doesn’t like to make a tag or two!  Tags are small canvases to decorate that we pass on with a gift or use to embellish a card or other project.  Today we are making tags — could be Christmas tags or ANY tag you might need for any occasion — whether it be a tag to hang on a bag handle or gift or an adornment for a card or other project, let’s just have some fun today making tags!!!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime164 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And if YOU play along, be sure to link to Mr. Linky below so we can easily find you.  Please link the direct post, not your blog, for ease in finding the proper creation!

It’s a new month again so we must sadly say goodbye to our October Guest — Jerry Kay Jimenez from A Touch of Grace.  Jerri, in her one-of-a-kind style, WOW’d us all month, so please keep in touch, Jerri, and continue to play along with us when you can!  Thanks so much!!!

And I’m so pleased to introduce our November Guest Designer to you!  Please meet Claudia Rosa from Pretty Pressings!  Perhaps you are familiar with her fabulous colored creations already!   We are so happy to have you, Claudia, and can’t wait to see your pretty creations this month!  Thanks for joining us! 

Check out the fab samples for today’s challenge on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings - November Guest Designer

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat 

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty 

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden 

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my simple tag trio for today:

3 tags — about 10 minutes total – no stamping

All product links are at the end of this post.

My tags are 6″ high and 3″ wide, all cut from one sheet of 12 x 12″ paper from the Glad Tidings Pad by K & Company.  I also used the Grand Adhesions Stickers to coordinate and 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon.  All items used on these tags are included in the Stamp Simply K & Co. Glad Tidings Kit.

Cutting tags to this size from a 12 x 12, you can get either 6 or 8 per sheet, depending on the pattern on the sheet and how you intend to cut into it.  I clipped my corners on my paper cutter.  I use a guillotine type cutter and put marks with a sharpie on the gridded surface so I know how to lay my tag on the bed to get the exact corner cut each time – super quick if you don’t mind putting marks on your cutter bed.

These tags are just the one layer thick — this paper is of a decent weight and it works well for tags.  I like to use brown paper handled bags for Christmas gifts, and the colors and patterns in this pad go especially well with my paper bags.

The reverse of this sheet is fairly large polka dots.  I used a 3/4″ punch and punched out 3 polka dots, ran them through my Xyron X and adhered to the tag top, then punched the hole with a standard hand held hole punch.  I ran my 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon through the holes and called it done.  I left the surface fairly blank to allow room to write the names, etc.

I do really like these tags.  They are practical and quick to make, yet lend a bit of that *hand made* look to your gift presentation.


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Thanks much for stopping in again!  Be sure to check out all the links to see all the fun tags — I love tags and can’t wait to take a peek myself!!!  Have a great weekend, everyone.  I’ll be back soon!!!

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Stamp Simply #164 – Tags are Fun!”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    Beautiful, yet still “Stamp Simply!” Lovely!

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, so pretty … and practical! Who wouldn’t love to receive their gift presented with these darling tags?!? Fabulous!

  3. Viola Mahr says:

    Oh, you are right, tags are so lovely! I really like what you did with them. They’re sweet and soft even in those rich colors. Have I said it before? I enjoy getting your blog updates 🙂 it’s always fun to see what you’ve made. Shabby girls love one another 🙂


  4. barb schram says:

    Ohhh, lovely tags, Sharon! Such a great challenge! Have a great weekend!

  5. Jerri Kay says:

    Gorgeous tags Sharon, beautiful papers!

  6. Shazza says:

    gorgeous tags, love them x

  7. nancy littrell says:

    Who would have guessed how easy these tags were to make. They turned out beautifully. TFS….I will be playing later 🙂

  8. Jenny Gropp says:

    Oh those papers are just yummy! Great tags!

  9. Leann says:

    Eeeeeek! I only stumbled across your blog today, but it’s true love already – mind if I become your stalker?!
    Leann 🙂

  10. Barbara says:

    These are so pretty, Sharon! And what a bonus that they were so easy to make! Fabulous inspiration!

  11. Monika/buzsy says:

    Gorgeous tags! Love the vintage look. I just made couple of tags. They are so much fun to do. :o)

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