Posts Tagged ‘tag’

Tuesday with Tara {take 159}

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  If your weekend was anything like mine, you may have felt like your only super-power was the ability to rescue some wine that was trapped in a bottle 😉  If  you know someone having one of those days (or weeks, or…) this quick little tag and a bottle of wine might be just what they need!  It’s simple, but pretty fabulous I think… I know I’d welcome it if someone brought one to me!

I’ve used the stamps from Tim Holtz blueprints WINE mini stamps- love them!  I stamped all in Archival Ink on a kraft tag, layering the wine glass slightly over the bottle and stamping a second time on a scrap of watercolor paper.  The grapes & corkscrew images were stamped with colored Archival Ink and I simply colored the images to match using Watercolor pencils.  A touch of glitter on both (Nuvo Crystal Drops) and a finish of Glossy Accents on the glass add that little something special.  And of course, a snarky sentiment about wine from Tim’s new Small Talk set… love it.  I found some pre-colored krinkle ribbon in my little stash bottle to tie at the top (I tend to make this in large batches when I do so I can just grab a piece when I need it).  If you’re tying it to a wine bottle for a gift, a bit of twine through the hole works perfectly!

Quick & fabulous… just the way I like it!  Hope you like it too!  I’m loving these blueprints (they’ve been on my wishlist for a while, so you can expect to see more of them in the future!).   Cheers!


Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Blueprints mini strip stamp- WINE

Archival Ink Jet Black, Leaf Green & Cactus Flower

Watercolor Pencils

Prima Watercolor Paper scrap

Prima Watercolor Brush pen set

Kraft Tag

Ranger Glossy Accents

Nuvo Crystal Drops- White Blizzard

Tim Holtz Small Talk Snarky


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