Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Find Yourself: A Tag


I’m participating in a tag swap with a group of incredibly talented ladies at Scrapbook.com. This is what I sent out to my partner…

The Très Jolie Cards, Tags and More kit for September came loaded with “ingredients” that were perfect for my project; I’ve added a few more “ingredients” from my stash…

I covered both sides of a large manila tag with paper from 49 & Market’s Vintage Artistry Coral collection, using a punch to cut a somewhat larger than usual hole on top. Once this was assembled, I inked the edges using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I adhered several strips of Washi tape down the right side, leaving the pretty print on the left to blend in with the embellishments.

I die cut a frame from white cardstock and a scrap of the patterned paper and glued them together. I cut a center from another scrap and attached it all to the tag.

Next, I added several flowers and vines and topped them with two fussy cut butterflies. I painted a little gel medium here and there under the flowers and sprinkled on bits of shaker elements from Buttons Galore.

The chipboard sentiment was treated with embossing powder and glued across the frame.

I finished the tag with a triple bow made with dyed seam binding that came in the kit.

I used a bit more of that patterned paper to make a card with a handwritten message inside. (It’s amazing how much you can get out of one 12” x 12” sheet of paper!)

After inking the edges, I stamped the sentiment across the card. I attached one of the small vines that came in the package, using a skewer to curl the stem. I glued a few wood hearts here and there and taped it all to the base.

 A few closeups of the tag:

And here’s a link to the gorgeous tag that I received:






***Très Jolie Cards, Tags and More Kit***

49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Coral Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Pack #VAC-32242

Très Jolie – 8 ½ x 11 Cardstock – White – 8 Sheets

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Wildflowers – Tangerine #WF-88619

49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Coral Collection – Washi Tape #VAC-32273

My Scrap Cabin – Hand Dyed Seam Binding – Coral

Darice – Embossing Essentials – Dies – Oblong Frames – 2 Pcs #2014-04



Ranger Ink – Dylusions Media Journaling Tag – Size Number 10 #DYA47292

Snip Art – Laser Cut Chipboard – Find Yourself

Buttons Galore – 28 Lilac Lane – Safari Sunset #LL502

Wood Heart Icons



Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Tea Dye #TDP40231

Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Hickory Smoke #TDP47339

Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Embossing Powder – Cleopatra’s Copper

The Crafter’s Workshop – Gloss Gel Medium #TCW9050



EK Success – Nesting Punch – 1/4 Inch Circle

Zutter – Bow It All

Hero Arts – Poly Clear – Clear Photopolymer Stamps – Messages with Flourish #CL738

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp Platform #1707e

Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Scor-Pal – Scor Tape – 1/2 Inch

Foam Tape



As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.



  1. Such a lovely tag, Peggy! I can hardly wait to hang it in my Craft Palace with the rest of my tag collection! You're so thoughtful to post a link to the one I made for you!! Thank you, again, for swapping with me! xo, Elizabeth

  2. The tag is gorgeous—and the companion card such a clever touch. Love the colors.

    1. Thank you so much; I always appreciate your kind comments. <3