Posts Tagged ‘tag’

Tuesday with Tara {take 339} Happily Ever After

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card was created to celebrate some dear friends who recently got engaged.  I took inspiration from today’s challenge theme, which is “tag” but I decided to group 3 small tags (coming soon from Hampton Art) together for my design.

This card went together pretty quickly, with the help of Distress Spray Stain to quickly cover the tags.  I taped them together with washi tape before spraying with shades of blue: salvaged patina, speckled egg & peacock feathers.  I wanted a variety of blues for my card to give a bold base for the glittery wildflower I die cut.

This lovely sentiment (coming soon to the store from Hampton Art) seemed perfect for the occasion, stamped simply in black on the lower two tags.  I added some black bling to the flower to tie it together, then finished with some teardrop shaped bling to mimic the flower petals.

I was pretty pleased with how it came together for a quick card, and more importantly my friend was delighted to receive it 🙂

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 311} Anniversary tag

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today is my anniversary (8 years!) and I thought it would be fun to share a throwback post… a project I created prior to joining the SNS team, so it’s never been shared here before!  If you’re a fan of Tim Holtz and you’ve been a maker for a while, you might remember back when he had his ’12 Tags’ series of tutorials.  They were amazing (and are still available to check out on his blog) and this projects is from 2014, a year that he published one detailed tutorial each month.  This is my take on his July tag of 2014.  It’s still hanging on display in our home 🙂

Enjoy this throwback to 2014:

I’m in love! It’s true, I’m in love with my amazing husband, with whom I’ll be celebrating our first anniversary this weekend! I’m also in love with the beachy tag Tim Holtz created with fun techniques for July. So it only seemed right to combine my loves and make some framed art for my hubby for our anniversary 🙂

Here’s a few close ups of how it came together…

Tim’s technique for making sand was fab!  I had to tweak it a bit and actually used texture paste & distress stain as my base instead of Glossy Accents.  I used some torn corrugated cardstock as a base for my beach 🙂

I created a pair of sea horses- love how many colors these little creatures can be!  Such a good looking couple 🙂

I added a crackled heart, embellished with some chitchat stickers & a metal number 1.

forever my love… from Tim’s strip die of words for Valentine’s day- but clearly great for other occassions!

Here’s my completed tag, before framing:

Obviously, since I made this project 8 years ago, many of the dies are unavailable right now.  I hope you are inspired by the colors & techniques though and it’s got you thinking about new things to do with products you may already have!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 253} geometric tag bookmark

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  I was pretty excited this week to be able to do a curb-side pickup of some books at my local library and bring home some summer reads.  As I tucked the checkout receipt in as a bookmark after reading a few pages, I decided I should create some fun tags to keep my place.  Today I’m sharing one of the tag bookmarks I created, inspired by today’s ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge theme- geometric!

I’ve used a few Tim Holtz/ Sizzix dies on this tag, with a focus on the new hexagon stacked tiles set.  It’s a great little set which includes 5 each of 5 different sizes of hexagon dies.  I spent a bit of time the other day cutting hexagons from a variety of scraps of cardstock, inked & embossed backgrounds that I’d never used for anything yet.  I also had a variety of tags that had been inked or painted and never finished… this bookmark is what I assembled from those bits and pieces!

The hexagons I selected for this bookmark were all cut from a piece which I had debossed & painted with metallic rub.  I also spilled some Speckled Egg Distress Paint on it… which ended up looking pretty cool on this piece (not so great on the original project I was working on!).  I chose these pieces because the tag I was building on had been painted in a variety of shades of blue Dina Wakley paint and then stamped onto with her metallic ‘penny’ paint on some bubble wrap.  The gorgeous punch of metallic was a perfect match for these hexagons!  I stamped a few bits of text print into the open spaces to anchor the black elements I was going to be adding.

Once everything was laid out, I selected a wildflower to die cut in a bold black, along with a simple sentiment from a shadow script set.  The butterfly was already cut out in my little scrap box as well, but I added a bit of stamping, paint & metallic marker to help him blend in.  Everything was glued down with some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive which I am finally trying out, after hearing so many people rave about it!

I’m pretty pleased with how this bookmark turned out- it somehow is both bold and soothing at the same time.   I love how it lays perfectly flat, yet has a lot of visual texture.  It doesn’t hurt that it serves the purpose of saving my spot in my next summer read!

Hope you like it too!  I can’t wait to see what you make & share in our facebook group for our geometric theme today!

Inky hugs,