Friday, 23 September 2011

September Stamping

Over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month has been all about stamping - thanks to Sherri (a fellow Master Forger) and her Etsy Shop selling Ippity Stamps. Sherri is sponsoring this month's Blog Hops (on the 26th & 27th).  Challenge #3 was to create an embellishment with stamps.  I decided to take a plain manilla tag and see what I could do with a few scraps from my Spetember Counterfeit Kit.


I stamped a wood-grain frame directly onto the tag and added strips of patterned paper after running them through my EK Success border punch.  I then stamped the leafy circle (by Artemio) three times onto blue & white patterned paper and punched the images out with a 1" circle punch. Finally I stamped the large dotty circle (also Artemio) once onto the same patterned paper and punched four tiny circles out of it.  A little ribbon and some brown pearls and it was ready for a project.  The scraps are from the page I made here for Scrapbookers Anonymous.


I'm away on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend and I wanted a quick card to give to the organiser ... a quick trim of the ribbon, a fold of some cardstock and the addition of some stamped letter tiles and  ... hey presto! ... a card was created!  I can see me making a lot more of these tags - they are a great way to use up scraps and can fit equally well on a page or a card.

18 comments:

Mary B said...

That is really cool Jemma I love that idea

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I really like the idea of using scraps to make tags :) I like your punched circles, the stamp fit just perfectly!!!
*meridy*

S said...

Very nice stamping Jemma. That circle is very cool.

Sian said...

Have a wonderful time at the weekend Jemma!

Helen said...

Lovely - I love that woodgrain stamp and your choice of punch and it makes a great card!

Margie said...

I love all of your stamping on this tag-lovely!

Alison said...

Gorgeous Jemma....I think you may just have inspired me!
Alison xx

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Love that woodgrain stamp! Gorgeous tag!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I loved all the tags on the MF round up yesterday (at least that's when I finally had a chance to visit).
Tags remain one of my very favorite embellies.
Rinda

alexa said...

And they are soooo pretty!

Natalie Jane said...

thanks for the congrats :) :)

Great tag and fabby ideas :)
nat xox

scrappingmom73 said...

Lovely card! Using a tag is a great idea! Hope you had a good weekend. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!
Lydia

Lea said...

Great idea to use a tag on a card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Theresa said...

hope you had fun at the scrappy retreat. I love getting away and cropping all day and night.
This is so cute.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the combination of kraft and blue! Beautiful tag!

Anne Pennington said...

Really clever - thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Lisa said...

i love the idea of using the tag on a card - must remember that one. the woodgrain frame is a delight - must look out for something similar.
lovely tag!

Missus Wookie said...

Pretty!