Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tag, You're It!

Good morning! I am excited to present to you Paper Issues latest theme: Tag, You're It! To get this party started, we are having a blog hop with some fabulous projects and a killer giveaway you will definitely want to win! Here is a list of all the girlies participating in the hop to get you started...
1. Bethany http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/
2. Christina H http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fchristinaheeren.blogspot.com%2F&h=-AQHbWcze&s=1
3. Kelly Jo http://www.kellyratcliff.com/
4. Melissa Gener http://www.missygener.com/
5. Amy B. http://www.curlyqmosaics.blogspot.com/
6. Ashli http://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/

In honor of the newest theme, I created a sweet gift bag embellished with tags for a dear friend of mine's birthday. She has lots of beautiful "keepsake" books she has created over the years that are true masterpieces. Dripping at the seams with tons of ribbon, fabric, ephemera and notes from dear friends I knew she would appreciate these sweet tags to add to her collection. To make these reusable for her, all the tags are simply clipped together by use of a clothespin covered in some Hambly woodgrain washi to make it extra pretty. I created the tags using lots of Tim Holtz dies and 7Gypsies goodies. My favorite 2 would be the copper birdcage with the glass glittered bird and the K & Company Naked Chipboard Tag I completely transformed with the use of aqua chalk ink, the lovely Cradle Robin Nest from Prima and the white vine created from Tim Holtz' Regal Crest Die.

The trophy you see is the actual present. Let's just say the tags are the "icing on the cake." :) For the trophy itself, it is completely transformed from it's original state. I wanted something to hold the bird in, so I opted to use a trophy cup. The cup turned out beautifully. I used German Glass Glitter on it. My first time ever using the stuff. Talk about beautiful to the naked eye. I wish you could see it in person, these pictures just don't do it justice. As for the trophy, I filled the top with krinkled kraft to create a nest if you will. The paper medallion was created using Crate Paper, May Arts ribbon & a Martha Stewart felt cupcake to top it off. Lastly, I added the kraft tags on there. See? The possibilities are endless as to what you can do with tags. They are so versatile, they can dress up just about anything. They are not just needed to dress up packages anymore! :)

In keeping with my typical style, I favor using vintage or upcycled pieces in my work. As mentioned, the trophy & the clothespin are completely given a new life. The ornate vine on the tag I created is from a vintage vinyl tablecloth with such amazing embossed texture. The "give" tag was created using a vintage "sight words" card I simply trimmed down and tied some seam binding to.  Speaking of upcycled, I am also sharing this project with the folks over at Lessology since their challenge this month is "It's A Wrap!"

Okay, now onto the "issue" at hand. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Paper Issues is having a huge giveaway in conjunction with this newest theme, Tag You're It. The grand prize is an eBosser from Craftwell! Can you believe it! It is a $200 value! All you need to do for your chance to win are a few simple things: follow my blog, Paper Issues, and like Paper Issues on Facebook. Easy peasy!

Be sure to continue following on the hop to the amazing Ashli for more inspiration. Make sure to share your "tag" projects with us at Paper Issues, we would love to see what you've got! Lastly, if you are in the market for some fabulous scrapbooking goodies please be sure to peruse Paper Issues' Shop and use promo code CURLYQ for a 20% discount!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Amy


23 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wow wow wow!

Caryn S said...

I bet that trophy looks gorgeous IRL. Love the tags and the whole bird theme!

Christina said...

Gorgeous Projects!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! These are gorgeous!!! LOVING the birds and the cages!!!!!

Lori W said...

i love the layering on this!

Dos Lunas said...

Love the copper bird cage!!!!!!!!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Valerie said...

This is gorgeous, Amy!!! So much pretty detail!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Your projects look like they took a long time to create. Great job

Jean said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Queenie said...

Wow love your project so much to take in,love all the details you added!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a jaw dropping gift set, Amy! I absolutely love your altered trophy. The bird is so sweet and that glitter glass looks amazing. The tags are completely gorgeous, too. I really love how you clipped them all together so your friend can re-use them.

Leah Crowe said...

You are so clever to clip these tags together for re-use! I love this idea.. the bag looks amazing!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Wow what great ideas.. Love the bird cage.

Audrey Pettit said...

Thanks for the feature at Paper Issues, Amy! :) What a fun surprise!

yyam said...

Oh my! Just amazing! I lovelovelove that altered trophy!

Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology! :)

Lori said...

Your set is darling - how cute and how smart is that trophy? Love all the layers and goodies...

Shahrul Niza said...

AMAZING!!!. WOW, I'm blown away with your gorgeous creations. LOVE the blue & brown colors, nest, birdie agh..bliss. Thanks for playing along with us @ LESSology!

~jan said...

Jaw dropping beautiful! The colors, the tags, all the little thoughtful details - amazing work!

Sandy Ang said...

wow i'm blown away your OTP projects look amazing

Lynnda said...

Love it...its so pretty...Thanks for playing with US over @ LESSology....hugs...xoxo

Laurel said...

This is awesome!

Sandy Ang said...

what a totally awesome birthday present. it's just fabulous !