Sunday, 18 March 2012

Totally Tags

My card today is one I've made for the Simply Stampin' challenge which, this week, is Totally Tags. Usually when I see the challenges an idea springs to mind but for some reason that didn't happen this weekend. I struggled with an idea for both this and the LIM challenge yesterday but, not to be beaten, I was determined to come up with something this morning- and here it is!
I needed a sentiment that was long and thin and this one fitted the bill perfectly, it is an old retired SU stamp but I never get rid of sentiment stamps and will use them retired or not - sorry. I stamped this in Rich Razzleberry onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out, this determined the size for my other tag. For this I used the leafy branch stamp from Borderlines (be warned this set is only available in the Spring Mini until April 30th) and stamped in Certainly Celery and, after stamping once, I stamped again without re-inking. The tiny flower from Flight of the Butterfly was stamped over the leaves in Rich Razzleberry and I added a few to the sentiment panel as well. Both panels were matted onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock, a hole punched in the top and some Whsiper White grosgrain ribbon threaded through. I didn't want a bulky knot in the ribbon so I just folded the ribbon over and used a flower, punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes, to cover the hole and added a tiny Basic Pearl to the centre. I played around with some ideas but decided the tags looked best on just a piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Rich Regals Paper Stack. I added three more punched flowers to the bottom corner just because it looked a bit bare!
Have a lovely Sunday and for those of you who are Mum's - Happy Mother's Day x


  1. This is gorgeous Margaret and I love the toadstools below they are FAB well done I love them both hugs Elaine

  2. You make such good use of the leafy branch stamp Margaret :) Each time you use it, it looks so different. Love how you've placed the tags and the sentiment is so lovely. Sarah x

  3. It's a really nice sentiment, I can see why you wouldn't want to let it go!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
    Kelly xx

  4. Fab card Margaret! I love the stamped and punched flower detail, works perfectly! Thanks for taking part in this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge!
    Kirei x

  5. Lovely card Margaret, I love your little flower details and the tags are just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  6. This is so lovely Margaret, I love how you've used the leafy stamp from the Borderlines set and added flowers and how you've covered the tag holes with flowers. It's all in the details! I have lots of retired stamps and I love them just as much as my newer ones and some I know I will NEVER part with LOL!
    Many thanks for joining us once more at Simply Stampin'and I hope you play along with us again very soon!
    Ruth x


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Margaret x

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