Friday, 9 April 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 13

We all need Tags and Labels for our suitcases or when we are giving gifts, but they really can be a lovely addition to our papercraft too.
There are all kinds of helpful tools available which can help make nice, neat, tidy tag shapes ... from stencils and die cuts, to punches and peel offs.
I had none of these in the size I wanted, so had no choice but to hand cut all the little tags before adding the letters which spell Christmas, which is why they aren't uniform in size.  
I punched holes through the tags with my crop-o-dile, which has been gathering dust on the shelf from lack of use, before attaching them to the gold embossed tree with teeny tiny brads.
On the cream textured base card I had adhered 2 narrow strips of vintage red paper to gold mirri card and then placed them at the top and bottom of the card. 
Foam pads were used to attach the tagged-up tree slightly off centre and a simple gold peel off finished it all off.

So the question is ... "How Do You Use Yours?"
Pop over to Bah! Humbug! and see what my buddies Ann and Irene have been doing with their tags and labels.  OH ... and while you're there, have a look to see who won our April Prize Draw!


jude said...

Max this is absolutely Gorgeous!Love the idea would also make a lovely wall hanging for crimbo if you exteneded the size.Fabulous card love colour combo used too.Hope your ok?
hugs jude:)xx

Ann said...

Max this is sooooooooooooooo original and totally gorgeous. You are a star.
Ann xxx

the crafty duck said...

Love your card Max, its brilliant, am impressed you handcut the tags, its really effective, lots of love Steph

Irene said...

Morning Max

Oh wow what a gorgeous card, and you cut out all those tags - you are a STAR. Fabulous colours and a fantastic idea.

One more sleep !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love to Naomi.


dragonflyjoy said...

Hi Max, very unusual card and eye catching. Love the way you have cut the tags. I bet they took some time and patience.
I'm off to cut some nesties and Nellie's die cuts as I am not in the mood for making cards.


Joyce xxx

Debs said...

Wow what a great idea. You must be very patient to cut out all those tags but it was worth it. Might 'steal' this idea if you don't mind. Debs xx

Tasha said...

Wow this is awesome! And such a fab idea. The colours are really beautiful
love tasha xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Max this is really lovely and a lot of work has gone into this. Cathy xxxx