Friday, December 04, 2009

Tag it Pretty! - Stamp Simply Challenge #116

Another timely challenge from Sharon today. She wants us to make a gift tag. I rarely do this so, again, Sharon's bringing me out of my box. Here's what she says:

Dec. 4 - ssnotime116 - Tag it Pretty! Today's challenge is to make a gift tag -- something you can just hang on a gift, a bag handle or box -- just a little bit of handmade loveliness that tells the recipient they are special to you!

Even with the coloring, this tag didn't take long to make at all. I cut out the base with a Cuttlebug tag die, added a layer of patterned paper and then a smaller layer on which to stamp the "sentiment". I stamped the image--a brand new Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things called "Presents For You" on a Perfect Paper Panel, colored it with Copic markers and paper pieced, cut it out and popped it up on foam squares. I also added some Liquid Applique to the little sweetie's coat and hat "fur".This stamp was just released on December 2 and is already sold out! It's so darn cute!! But, Kim's got more on order, so just keep checking back. Finally, I added a punched out snowflake tied on with a button.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime116 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team! And help us give a warm welcome to December's Guest Designer, Michelle Woerner.

Michelle Woerner - December Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Presents For You (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Holiday Mat Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/tag die (Provo Craft); 3M foam squares (craft store); Liquid Applique; Copic markers; snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); Vintage button (PTI); Pearl cotton (DMC)


  1. She is ADORABLE Bar, makes the perfect tag.

  2. So very cute is that image and I love the blue paper matched with the snowflake. Adorable. Pat

  3. Super cute, oh how tiny and sweet this is.

  4. What a darling tag! LOVE the colors, and the shape! Have a great weekend, Barb!

  5. What a sweet little gal...I'm just loving this new image!

    Your paper piecing is fantastic here!

  6. OMGosh, that is freakin' adorable, Bar! Too, too cute!

  7. OMG! Seriously this is ADORABLE! I love that little girl with the packages and you chose perfect colors on this! I am excited to be designing with you this month! Hugs,

  8. Totally cute tag - Barbara!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. Love the long and lean tag -- and the sweetest image too!!

  10. Hi Barbara... Love your tag... White and navy are a perfect combination!!

  11. Oh my gosh Barbara... this is too darling for words! That little gal is too cute. This tag alone would make anyone smile--let alone the present! :-)

  12. Totally darling -- SO sweet and crisp -- love it!!!


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