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10.25.2010

Happy Birthday Tag Card




Hey Bleeps! I hope you had a great weekend! I got a chance to spend it with friends and family!! I even got a chance to hangout in DC on Saturday night to celebrate my friend's birthday. Since I'm always late, here's a card for her that I will {hopefully} mail today! I was inspired by the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I altered the sketch a little bit because I just couldn't adhere my tag perfectly straight, so I angled it slightly. I call it a tag card because the entire card's focal point is the tag. I added the text background on the card front so it wouldn't be "naked!"

I've got a few more birthdays I'm behind on, so I'll be making lots of birthday stuff this week! I'm sure people think I'm crazy for not sending cards timely (if at all) since I make them often, but I like to say I'm a crafter of cards, not a card sender! Then, on top of that - you'd think I'd dig in my large stash of cards to select one and send. NOPE - I always have to make a new one! Going to work on getting better at that ... now! Anyway, I'd love for you to take a peek at how I created it!

Instructions
  1. Stamp background patterns on tag.
  2. Add twill tape, crocheted trim, then adhere buttons.
  3. Die cut circle, then adhere resin frame (after adding distress ink) and add flower. *Create* your own embellishment!
  4. Tie twine around tag and secure resin frame tag embellishment.
  5. Stamp sentiment on tag front.
  6. Stamp background text on A2 card front, then ink the edges.
  7. Adhere the tag with foam adhesive at an angle
Supplies

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - very vintage lables no. 5; Papertrey Ink - background basics (text style), fillable frames #4; Skipping Stones Design - grunge
Ink :: Close to My Heart - desert sand, bamboo; Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist
Embellishments :: Vintage Scrap Shop - tag; Hero Arts - crocheted trim; Melissa Phillips - twill tape; May Arts - twine; DeNami Design - sand buttons; Melissa Frances - resin frame; Prima - flower
Tools :: Spellbinders - S4-116 standard circles sm, GC-001 grand calibur

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great week!

17 comments:

Sarah Martina said...

Love your off-kilter take on the sketch! Super elegant stamping, too. :)

Sarah Martina said...

Love your off-kilter take on the sketch! Super elegant stamping, too. :)

Joy said...

Oh Ashley I think my jaw is on the ground, this card is just truly beautiful, elegant and so many more wonderful words that I cannot think of to describe this card, I love it! :)

Pirre said...

So pretty!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Love this Ashley!

creative patti said...

Beautiful as always, Love the colors and the lace trim. may I ask how did you make the circle with frame embellishment? I love it.

Leslie Rodriguez said...

Beautiful and super elegant, as usual!! Great idea for all those manila tags I have laying around in my stamping supplies. :)

Cristina said...

Beautiful! One day you'll have to reveal your secret for how you get the PTI text style to line up so evenly. It looks like you used one big stamp! Perfection.

Heather Innusa said...

Super pretty and elegant!!

Keva said...

Well, this is just lovely.

Tiffany said...

This is super elegant, love the little touches with the lace and buttons! The flower tops it off perfectly!

jen said...

This is stunning! LOVE those colors & all the background stamping!!!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty. love the yummy colors!

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is beyond gorgeous, Ashley! I love the colors and the stamped background and the buttons. I love everything about it. SO Beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Ashley! Great take on this week's sketch! Love the pop of aqua! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

Smita said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tracey said...

Oh so GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the colours, buttons, tag, lace...OK I LOVE it all LOL!!

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