Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Snow Day and an entry for Tag You're It Challenge #63

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous day. I know I did. There was a snow day for us. Really it was ice but I will take the day off any way I can get it!! I was able to sleep in, do a bunch of laundry, work out a decent hour and have some time in my scrap room. I think it was a successful day all around.

Have not been here since the weekend either. Wanted to let you know our concert was fantastic. So different then when I was a kid. It was more then a concert but rather a SHOW. Computer Graphics, video, different stages-just so much fun.

Today I FINALLY finished my entry for the Tag You're It Challenge #63. I have had all the pieces on my desk since Sunday and just never put it all together.

My darling daughter came in to my room today and told me it looked like something you could buy in a store. That made me feel good!!

Here is the inspiration piece for the challenge:

My inspiration from the photo was the white tag and frame, the shaded background (though I did mine in pink) and using an animal like Karin did on her tag.

I started off by making a folded bag using a piece of 11" by 3" piece of pink card stock.

I then used Simon Says Stamp! A2 Card Curved Edge die to make a curve at the top of the card stock.

I then used my scoring tool and scored the card stock the long way at 4", 5 1/4" and then at 9 1/2".

I folded the bag up, inserted a little glassine bag of candy and adhered the bag together.

I then tied my tag on the bag which I created by using My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints #4
and their Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames. I shaded inside of the circle with Ranger Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then used 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares to pop the circle frame over the tag.

I stamped and die cut my little panda with Memento “Tuxedo Black” using Mama Elephant's Incoming Mail stamp set and matching die. I colored the image in using Copic Markers and added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker over the top. To make the hearts stand out, I covered the red hearts in with Ranger Christmas Red Stickles and used Glossy Accents over the top of the. I also added some tiny google eyes.

When the bear was dry, I adhered it to the tag. It still needed something so I added two hearts that I die cut using Simon Says Stamp! Mini Hearts Craft Dies. I adhered them so they overlapped the box and covered them with Stickles and Glossy Accents to match the hearts in the box.

My last step was to tie the tag to the little bag and I was done!! The little bag took me about five minutes to make so I could see me doing a bunch to give away this year.

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Everything But a Card" and Darnell's "NBUS Challenge #9." I have had this stamp set for months and have never inked it up!!


I thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS Wednesday!!



Lisa Elton said...

Your daughter has a good eye Nora, this is adorable!!

Anja Curvers said...

How cute is this? Really love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Nora,
I hope your new year is off to a great start! (Sounds like you had a productive and fun day) ~ I love how you created such a cute tag for your gift bag...your sparkly hearts are so sweet, and the googly eyes on the Panda are so fun! I also love that you chose hot pink for the bag and a beautiful white satin bow!
I think your daughter is right...Actually, this looks even better than something you would buy in a store :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What an awesome treat bag, love the bit of sparkle, many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Kara Lynne said...

Nora, this is so adorable!! Your daughter is right, it's so professional. I love the bright colors and the sparkle. Thanks for showing how you made the bag and thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Joyce said...

Such an adorable way to provide some valentines love and chocolate, too.

Jeanne J. said...

Oh Nora! How cute is this? Googlie eyes and all!

Marybeth said...

My goodness Nora! What an adorable little treat box! I have that die and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

Darnell said...

WOWZA, Nora, what a wonderful treat bag and tag you've created!! And how fantastic that you took the time to do a photo tute showing all the steps! Thank you! The whole thing certainly does look like it is from a high-end boutique!! And thanks so much for playing with your NBUS and joining Challenge #9! Hugs, Darnell