Friday, 18 February 2011

When Is A Tag Not A Tag?

When it's a card!

Nice to see you this evening,I've been playing and boy have I had some fun. I only tend to get my Cricut out on a Friday, it's my day off and as the weekend is nearly upon us it means a more laid back evening, so I've taken over the dining room,spread out my stash and got creating.

I'm more than a little happy with the result,I've been wondering what to do for my BIL's card for weeks then suddenly a spark of inspiration after visiting the lovely Linda,my blogging buddy who has a bit of a thing for tags. I cut the tags and the stars and scallops using Plantin's School Book Cartridge.The DP is Prima Marketing Cavalier Collection"Riviera"

I was desperate for some string,somewhere in one of my drawers is a length of rope from when I shortened the new overhead airer where I have put it I have no idea,I'm sure DH won't notice that I've removed a little more :)This was just perfect as it divides into strings

I hand cut and stamped some bunting ,adding some fake stitches and went mad distressing all of the edges. The scalloped edge was double cut to layer up after I'd run the cream through the cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then just added a selection of ribbons and rope and gathered them with a big button. Boy does this card make me happy.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Card Makin Mamas 15,Happy Birthday,
Crafty Catz 70.One for the boys,
Prairie Fairy 46,In the fine print,
Phindy's Place 43,Monochrome,
Tellens Place,Birthdays,
Pixie Dust 62,Don't be square,
TTT,Show us what you got,
FabNFunky 60,Make your own,
Stampavie 129,Monochrome,
Thanks for stopping by,


Caroline Hallett said...

thats a great card... and a lovely little bit of bunting - love it

Dorcas said...

How cool is that!!!

sugarstamp said...

this is totally cool! I have a penant die I HAD to have and I haven't even used it yet!!!
Thanls for joining us at the Fairy Fun Friday challenge.

Chrysalis said...

Love it, Julie. Love the idea of double-cutting the scallop but only embossing the cream. Also, the thought of you raiding the household supplies for the string made me smile - a woman after my own heart!! x

Jolara said...

Beautifull ! Thanks for joining the pixies this week Joyce xo

Jeannie said...

Love this card Julie and that's one of my favourite papers! - I like that we have both made monochrome mens cards!

Erin said...

Great idea, very cute. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

Tammy said...

Wow...this is so awesome looking! Love it.

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!! :)

heidy said...

Oh wow this is pretty!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.


Hi Julie
A fabulous tag,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh.. This look wonderful. I just love it.. and what a great Idea of making it into a card.. I LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for the kind words.. You are such a sweet heart..

Hugs, Linda

Tracey Brossart said...

Wonderful card! Great one for the guys in our lives! You did a stunning job!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Daniele said...

ohhhh, lovin' your tag great background as well

Rose Petal said...

Hello Julie. You r tag card is fantastic, I love it. Great papers and the design is just wonderful, so beautifully co-ordinated.
Got your message. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Shelly's Images said...

I love this tag card. What a perfect boy card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you will join us again soon!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Julie, I love the papers you used to make this tag card - it's gorgeous. The netting is lovely and works well with the button. I just love the pennants spelling out the recipient's name - very clever! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Birthday" challenge. :~)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a great b'day card for your BIL. love the unusual shape. Your colour choice is fab.
Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and do hope to see you back again.

Kathy said...

So cool, love how you personalized it, too. Thanks for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week.

Suzanne said...

A fantastic tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

kaylou said...

gorgeous monochrome tag, thank you for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Joynana said...

What a very cool idea. Make a tag into a card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Manuela said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love your idea! It looks really great :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

lizzie said...

awesome card! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

Nancy said...

Don't you just love it when a card is completed and you just sit back and say..."WOW - I really like this card!"
This is so very well put togther - each layer complementing the next.
You are queen of the tags I'd say.

This N That said...

This is fantastic! Perfect! Thanks so much for playing with Card Makin Mamas!