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Hangin' Tags

Hi there!  Today's post features the 6" x 6" scrapbook pages designed for the January meeting of the SASS Stamp Club.  It's also my submittal for the Pals Paper Arts Anything BUT A Card Challenge (PPA26).

Stampin' Up! introduced quite a few new items in the Occasions Mini Catalog on January 5th.  I'm enjoying using the clear-mount option for the stamps and the new style of punches.  One of the cutest of the new punches is the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.  Of course, Stampin' Up! designed a stamp set that just begs for this punch:  Tiny Tags.  So I just had to try them out! 

The folks in the SASS Stamp Club like to have embellishments on their scrapbook pages, but many don't like their embellishments to have significant bulk that may cause bends and impressions in other pages.  So I'm always on the prowl for eye-catching ways to add some "oomph" to a scrapbook page without adding bulk.  Tiny Tags and the Jumbo Grommet certainly did the trick for these pages!


Another new border and corner punch set in the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Pinking Hearts.  I used the border punch on Taken With Teal and then placed a strip of bright stripes from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack (another new item in the Occasions Mini Catalog) on top of the Taken With Teal.  For the left page, I pushed a Jumbo Whisper White Grommet through these layers and bent in the grommet prongs with the tip of my bone folder (on the back of the Taken With Teal layer).  These layers were then attached to the lower edge Dusty Durango Textured cardstock scrapbook page.

For the right page, the Sweet Pea/Taken With Teal layers were repeated, but this time I tied a few Tiny Tags to the Jumbo Whisper White Grommet before pushing it into the layers and setting the prongs with my bone folder.  To create the So Saffron tag, I stamped the dotted edge tag in So Saffron on So Saffron cardstock.  Then I stamped the *{love}* sentiment in Chocolate Chip (which was very easy to do using the clear mount option for these stamps).  I slid the stamped image into the Medium Jewelry Tag punch, centered the stamped image in the punch window, and punched out the tag.  The Taken With Teal tag was created by stamping the flower bunch in Chocolate Chip ink on Taken With Teal cardstock and punching the tag.  The Sahara Sand tag was created by stamping the vine bunch in Chocolate Chip ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and punching the tag.  The 1/16" hole punch was used to create the hole at the top of tag.  A piece of linen thread was inserted into the tag hole of each tag, tied off, then looped around the Jumbo Grommet.

The photo mat was created using the Pinking Hearts Corner punch to punch the corners first, then using the corner guides on the Pinking Hearts Border punch to finish off each side.

When I finished the pages, I thought that they evoked a SouthWest feel with the sharp edges of the border punch, earthy colors, thread, and metal hardware.  What do you think?


Stamps:  Tiny Tags; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, So Saffron; Cardstock:  Dusty Durango Textured, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Taken With Teal; Designer Series Paper:  Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Jumbo Whisper White Grommet; Adhesives:  SNAIL; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Bone Folder, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Pinking Hearts Corner punch,1/16" hole punch; Other:  6" x 6" Page Protector


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Cindy E.

Love the pages, Mickey! I'm really, really trying to resist the tag punch and stamp set, but you're making it difficult. ;-)

Jen Timko

The little tags add such a great detail! Love the colors, too!


Love this soo pretty and the details are great!!

Linda Callahan

Those tags are so sweet on this page - love the colors! Thanks for playing @PPA!

Colleen Olsen

What a great idea for the tags. I may have case that for ladies.

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