birthday tags

My family almost never goes into my card stash to find a card, but I notice that when I leave my tags in the gift-wrapping bin, they always get used, even though I have a lot of store-bought tags in there..  Thus, I decided to make some birthday tags.
I started by stamping some small sentiments in gray on white cardstock - I wanted white cardstock so that they could write a message on the back.  you would think it would take forever to stamp a background with such small words, but I put several sentiments on the block at once (there are 14 sentiments in the enjoy the ride stamp set from a•muse studio).  It went very quickly.   I then softened the background by burnishing with distress inks.  I decided to dip into my stash of silk flowers and ribbons to decorate the tags once I cut them.  A little more inking on the edges to pick up the colors in the flowers, and a little bling/glitter, and they are ready for use.

Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


14 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely tags- love the colors and the cool ribbons- love the gathered ribbon- so classy!

Robin said...

Beautiful tags! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! Hugs, Robin

Priscilla Merli said...

Wow they look so pretty!

Vicky said...

pretty little tags , lovely colors and pretty tiny flowers :)

PaperDaisies said...

Aaaaw these are sooooo pretty. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Myrna said...

Juliet
Great tags.
What a good way to use up some of the cardstock and flowers left over from projects.
Myrna

Craftnut said...

Great tags, thanks for joining my flower power challenge at Allsorts tracyx

Ginger said...

Just stop by checking out all the wonderful creations submitted to Frosted Designs! This is a beautiful set of tags! You did an excellent job!

BrendaB said...

Those are beautiful! No wonder your family raids your tag stash! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Creative M said...

Gorgeous Tags!!
Migdalia

UTs Hobby Time said...

Lovely tags. I especially like the first one.

Natali said...

Oh, your tags are amazing Juliet. Gorgeous flowers embellishments.
hugs
natali

tilly's crafts said...

such cute tags! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Beach Cat ! said...

These are gorgeous. Wish I could find some in MY gift wrapping bin!