Friday, March 18, 2011

Say It With A Tag!

Photo courtesy of Linen House
Hi there!
When I am struggling to find a great colour combo, I often pull out a copy of homeware catalogues and look to them for inspiration. Well for this week's AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge - Say It With A Tag, I decided to use a sheet set that I have been looking at for a few weeks now. I really liked the colours that were in the pillow cases and sheets and boy am I happy I incorporated this into my tag! I will have to use this colour scheme again I think!
As I was contemplating how to go about my tag, I remembered that I had some Making Memories coasters that I had not worked with yet, so I decided that one of these would be perfect. I stamped the little flower image from Backgrounds By Design 1 in Versamark ink and embossed each one with white embossing powder. I then used the polka dot background from the same set and stamped this along the bottom in Baja Breeze ink. For the top half of the square I wanted to get a letterpress look, so I embossed it with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder reversed adding some pink rhinestones in the centres. I then matted this on some Hibiscus Burst card and adhered some Hawaiian Shores ribbon across the middle. 

I stamped the Heartfelt Thanks sentiment from Jasmine's Cupcake in Melon Mambo ink and punched out a circle matting it on a larger Hibiscus Burst circle. Finally I crocheted a small white flower, sewing a button in the centre and adhering to the tag with GlossyAccents. I finished off the tag by tying some more Hawaiian Shores ribbon through the top.

This was so much fun to make and I will be making many more like this! Why not have a go at this challenge - hop on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps blog and link your creation. Be sure to check out the other tags by the rest of the design team:

Sue W
Sue K


How To Play Along : 
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following month.
- Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Include a link back to the AnnaBelle Stamps blog in your post.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery HERE

 then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer!


Stamps: Jasmine's Cupcake, Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps)

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select White (PTI)

Ink: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo (SU)

Accessories: Hawaiian Shores ribbon (PTI); white embossing powder, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch (SU); pink rhinestones; coaster (Making Memories)


  1. Hi Kerry...not sure if the last comment posted. I just love this shape of tag. And love the white stamping on the edges. Wow.

  2. Gorgeous tag Kerry, love how you used the flower stamp around the edges, loving the background stamping and gorgeous design of the tag. Such a wonderful take on the challenge!

  3. Gorgeous colour combination Kerry! Loving your flower stamping around the scallops!

  4. Such beautiful colours together Kerry, and your tag is amazing! Love that crocheted flower you made! I bought a book of flowers so I could create my own as well, and how many do you think I've done????
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  5. Awesome tag Kerry, the colours are amazing, very clever with the stamped flowers around the edge!! :)

  6. You created a one of a kind little tag Kerry........I love the attention to detail with each of your projects........totally amazing!

  7. Love how you created your tag with a coaster, that's an AWESOME idea!
    Love the beautiful colours you used and you perfect touch of embellishments!
    I agree with Sue, your attention to detail is amazing!!!

    Take care,
    Kylie X