Posts Tagged ‘tag’

Tuesday with Tara {take 127}

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’ve got a tag to share with you!  I know many people avoid tags because they don’t know what to  do with them, but I like them as they give me options… a tag this size can easily be attached to a blank card base for a quick card, or tied to a gift bag or bottle of wine 🙂 A handmade tag is a great way to add a personal touch to a quick & easy gift!

I’ve used the same tree I featured last week (cut from two different papers to make two trees!) which is a fave of mine (from several years ago) by Dee’s Distinctively.  The little cabin scene was stamped in grey on a die cut circle… I’m honestly not sure who makes the stamp though, as it was an extra piece from a card class I went to a couple years ago and it just seemed like a perfect fit! 

The tag is kraft, dipped in some Distress Oxide ink leftover on my kraft sheet from another project.  The metal tag is by Tim Holtz, I inked/painted it with some Vintage paint to warm it up a bit.

It’s a simple project, but is perfect for sharing some holiday cheer 🙂

Inky hugs,



p.s. plan to join us this Saturday, Dec. 9 for another BLOG HOP!


Materials Used:

Tree die by Dee’s Distinctively

Merry die cut by Tim Holtz/Sizzix

Metal embellishment by Tim Holtz idea-ologies

Copper Vintage Paint for metal

kraft tag

Distress Oxide Ink

Crinkle Ribbon (inked with Distress Ink) & wire ribbon


Tuesday with Tara {take 109}

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Guess what arrived after last week’s blog hop post went live?  My package that included the freebie stocking die, which I hope many of you will have arriving soon at your homes after you did some retail therapy in the online store 🙂  So, as promised, I’m sharing one final “Christmas in July” creation… on the first of August 🙂

I decided to go with a tag… which would be fabulous hanging on a gift bag or bottle of wine as a gift, or it may end up the focal point of a card later on!  I die cut the gorgeous stocking die twice, once out of kraft and once out of the silver glitter cardstock.  I taped up the back of the glitter die cut to keep all those detailed pieces from going anywhere, then layered the kraft die cut over it.  I love the contrast of the neutral kraft over that glittery base!

I inked up a manila tag with a variety of green & blue Distress Oxide Inks, then added a bit more shading a stamped sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  A few brown toned sequins worked well to mix with both the kraft & the glitter elements.

I pulled some pre-inked pieces of crinkle ribbon from my stash that coordinated nicely with my tag and added a little piece of Christmas idea-ology by Tim Holtz to finish it off!  All in all, it’s a pretty simple project, but something as detailed as this stocking die doesn’t need much to look complete!  Plus, I think I managed to make something completely different than everyone else who did the hop, which can sometimes be a challenge after you’ve seen their amazing inspiration pieces!  If you missed the hop, check it out HERE.


Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,




Supplies I’ve used:

Dee’s Distinctively Stocking Die

Silver Glitter Paper

In the Making Retro Merry Christmas stamp (love that the words are separate so I can rearrange them!)

Distress Oxide Inks (a variety from set 1)

Manila Tag #8

Crinkle Ribbon (inked with assorted Distress Inks)

Christmas charm by Tim Holtz idea-ology



Tuesday with Tara {take 95}

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to share with you a tag I finished up… it started as an experiment with Distress Oxide (the background is all faded jeans on a black tag) and I finished it up with some new botanical layers from The new idea-Ology release by Tim Holtz.

My background was inked and stenciled with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide on black, then I added some simply stamped roses by Dylusions over it.  I decided to bring some spring to it with butterflies and flowers from the new botanical layers- so many great pieces in this package, it is stuffed full with 83 printed & die cut shapes!

I tied everything together with a bit more yellow… I inked up some book print with gesso using Distress Oxide in fossilized amber & Distress Ink in wild honey.  I blended the colors with a wet paint brush then spritzed with water to see a bit of extra Oxide action 🙂


I selected a sweet sentiment from this “everyday greetings” stamp set by mama elephant and glued my layers together, then finished it off with yellow silk ribbon and touches of nuvo glitter drops.  These are a fun addition that’s like a mix of glossy accents & stickles!


Inky hugs,



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