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Monday, November 8, 2010

Crate Paper Blog Hop!

Good Morning!! Well another post did not make it up this weekend before today, but that is ok because I just about finished redoing my blog instead! :D I just want to redo the header, and then it should be done. Soo happy for that! (Although I am not sure how easy the header will be :P) Anyway, fun stuff for you today!! Crate Paper is having a blog hop! Woohoo! Rules are pretty simple-just grab the letter you see to your left at the top of my sidebar, as you need this letter to be able to spell out the phrase for the blog hop! After you get my letter, mosey on back to the Crate Paper blog to find out who's blog you go see next! :D Good Luck!! (And if you want to see what I created for the blog hop-then just keep scrollin down. :D)

All of us over at Crate Paper created a tag about what we are thankful for in our lives. I am most thankful for my family. I can not imagine a single moment without them, and am so blessed to be able to have them in my life! :D Here is my tag:


I decided to use a Melissa Frances scallop tag as the base. I did lots (and LOTS) of layering on the outside of the tag. I used a mix of School Spirit and Restoration papers, along with embellishments from Restoration, and two older lines: Mia and Lemon Grass. The first thing I did was make the 'cover' for the tag sleeve. I did this by simply wrapping my paper around the back of the sleeve. (I don't do cards or tags very often so I really didn't think this one through too much when it came to the back of the project :P) Next time I will be planning thing differently so that it is a bit cleaner on the back. :D Laugh.
Anyway, I used School Spirit "Homeroom" as the main paper for the sleeve cover. I used a little sliver of Restoration "Doilies" on both the top and bottom, and then finally the Restoration Border Stickers brown scallop below the "Doilies" paper-just barely sticking out. The actual tag itself was really easy-I just cut the Restoration "Lace" paper to the tag size, cut out a grade card from the School Spirit "Grade Card" paper, and lined along the card the selvage trim edges of paper from School Spirit "Ruler", School Spirit "Study Hall", Restoration "Slipcover" and Restoration "Flea Market". Then I punched out some butterflies from the Restoration "Doilies" paper, and placed them on both the tag sleeve and the tag insert.

The truly more detailed layering that I did are the two main elements on the tag sleeve. The chipboard element (pictured below) was made with the green doily chipboard piece from the Restoration 12x12 accents sheet. On top of that I used a punch from vintage paper,
which was covered with the charcoal grey doily rub from the Restoration rubons sheet. Even further on top of that I used a punch from the Restoration "Heirloom" paper, then I layered some ivory jute (tried to make it look like a decent bow but I'll be honest-it kind of failed! LOL! Oh well. What are you gonna do ya know?) and a heart punched out of the Restoration "Lace" paper. I accented the heart punch with part of a rub from the Restoration rubons sheet. This turned out a lot more subtle than I thought it would, but I like that a little better.


The other element is almost as many steps as the first one, but somehow seems a lot easier to tell! :D The main thing I used for this element were the Restoration Phrase stickers. I first took the 'Sweet Little Thing' sticker and covered the middle with postmarked rub from the Restoration rubons sheet. I knew this would just barely show up on both the top and bottom of the element, but I was only wanting a little bit of an accent on it. Next sticker to go on was the 'mind your Ps and Qs' sticker. After that I took the 'much thanks' sticker (the sentiment for the front of my tag sleeve) and stuck it to a sheet of vintage paper. I then used my 'Postal' decorative scissors and trimmed around the edges of the sticker. And finally, it made it's way home by being stuck to the front of the sticker stack I had just made. Really pretty easy. :D

Oh and just in case you were wonderin-the little epoxy circles on the tag sleeve are from the Mia and Lemon Grass epoxy sticker sheets. :D Love those little things! The colors worked perfect-which I thought was pretty awesome! Makes me really want to dig through all my older stuff and find what it will fit with of my new stuff. Great way to use up your stash!

Well that is all I have for you today-I'll be back soon with more scrappy stuff to share! Take care!

~Amy

60 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Heller said...

Oh, Amy! I love this!! It's gorgeous!

Tanis said...

That is ONE gorgeous pocket tag with such a sweet message :)

Laura Achilles said...

beautiful tag :-)

Sue said...

love the colours and details on your tag. :)

karen said...

great tags loving your work

Lisa C. said...

I love how you mixed the collections and all the layering! Beautiful tag!!

mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful tag!

Romy said...

Wow, wow, wow! You're so creative and that tag is just amazing! I so love the flower and the tiny butterflies.

stralunata said...

OMG i really love your tag. great colours!

Abby said...

Gorgeous gorgeous tag! And the inside card really says it all. Such inspiration, thanks!

Mandy said...

Beautiful tag!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous!!!
I love the layers and the butterflies are perfection!!
=)

Judy said...

This tag is very pretty. I love all the details.

Emily said...

beautiful! I love that paper :)

KimR said...

This is beautiful! I love the decorated pocket!

Keri said...

Love the mix of old-and-new Crate, and the distressing on the scalloped kraft edges is gorgeous!

Lori Gentile said...

Amy, what a GREAT idea! Your tag and your pocket are both GORGEOUS!! I love your mix of collections, as well!

curlyqmosaics said...

What an amazing tag! How cool that you made it into an envelope hiding the journaling inside! Love it!

LollyChops said...

I love your tag, Amy! Amazing layering and details! HUGS!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty! I love the flower and the heart.

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Really pretty tag. I love all the layering!

paperpapier said...

awesome! I love the pinky beige flower on the tag..lovely.

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

love the inking!

Jan said...

Oh, love the tag and the little sleeve - great idea! Thanks for your inspiration and contribution to the blog hop! :)

Anabelle said...

Soooo gorgeous! I love your color combo and beautiful details.

MandyKay said...

beautiful! I love how you made a pocket for the tag!

KellyG said...

So pretty, love the journaling! Great envelope to put it in!

hippy_chick said...

Love the pocket's & the butterflies

cjbrandon said...

Loved you tag! So many layers & details. Scrap eye candy!

connie said...

I love the idea of using the pocket! pretty pretty tag.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful tag! I LOVE how you stacked the stickers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ute L. said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful!

lari scrap said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ania said...

Beautifully elaborate! :)

Audrey Yeager said...

I love that you journaled on this tag! That's what its all about!

Stephanie said...

so many pretty details!

Fryne said...

such a beautiful project!!!

Michelle Lanning said...

just lovely!!!

Sarah Martina said...

What a sweet little pocket! :) Love this so much, dear!

lunetapatineta said...

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous project and new line! :)

Karen B. said...

Oh wow, love the distressed edges here!

Donna said...

STUNNING!!!!!!

mrschez said...

I love it Amy!

PamS said...

Gorgeous tag. I want to copy it!

Belinda said...

So lovely!

MommaSaid said...

Your layers and details are beautiful. Thank you for providing so much inspiration.

Katherine said...

super sweet!

NanaBeth said...

Wow-I love how you distressed and layered the doily-it's all gorgeous.

Clare D. said...

I have a scallope addiction! In fact, I am frequently using my software to add scallops to all my cut files! thanks for the letter and chance to win. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

*Monica* said...

Ooo love the envelope! Your work is always amazing =)

Amanda L. said...

so soft and pretty!

Lexi said...

so soft and pretty Amy!!! {and i just wanted to add how much I adore the layouts on the post below too!!}

Theresa said...

I love the colors and details...and the fact that it's a pocket tag..wonderful job

Scrap Savvy said...

I love the colours, design and details of this tag! Gorgeous!

Nitasha said...

one word- gorgeous!

Julie Overby said...

Just beautiful! Love that you created a pocket.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that tag is adorable. YOU're adorable!!

Linda E said...

Fabulous tag!