Thursday, February 10, 2011

Framed Tags


I am joining in on the Anniversary fun at Papertrey Ink today! The challenge for today is to create tags with a frame on it - and with all of the frame images that Papertrey has to offer, it is so easy to create something memorable! I started with Tag Sale #3 in Spring Rain and Melon Berry cardstocks. Isn't this a fresh-felling color combination? (Yes, that's a little spring fever sneaking in!) Add a little Vintage Cream and I have a little bit of colorful love. Sigh.


One of the fun things about Tag Sale #3 is that it basically has a built in frame! If you take a look at the background, you can see that I masked off the edges, and stamped Text Style II only in the center. So easy and it gives a nice subtle frame. When you're creating a project like this, why not add details upon details?

From there, I inked the edges with Papertrey's Vintage Tea Dye Duo, then stitched on a piece of Melon Berry that I had given the impression plate treatment with Background Basics: Diamonds. Just more details for this sweet tag! I set my sewing machine for a short, close zig zag stitch to adhere it. My focal point is the frame from Fillable Frames #10 and a sentiment from Fillable Frames #6. (Don't tell my other Fillable Frames, but the frame in #10 is my favorite! I feel a little guilty playing favorites, but that's the way it goes sometimes, hee hee.) The rhinestones are clear Kaisercraft ones that Papertrey carries, but I gave them a little coordinating treatment with my Copic.


This tag uses the same color combination. I used the Linen & Canvas impression plate on this one, along with the frame from Fillable Frames #1 and sentiment from Fillable Frames #12. The background is very subtle and done in the same way as my previous tag with Text Style. And I'm sure you recognize that gorgeous die cut flower as the must-have Beautiful Blooms II #1 - so cute!

Finishing off both tags with buttons, button twine and ribbon lend the perfect touches. I hope you found a little inspiration for creating some of your own Framed tags today! Don't forget to check out Nichole's blog to see the amazing prize for the challenge winner - you will LOVE it!

Have a great weekend! Be well.





17 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Great tags, Jen! LOVE the color scheme!

Gabby said...

Cute tags! Your use of the dies is great and I love the big buttons! :)

Cheryl said...

I love the colors you chose, and I think masking off the edge of that tag was just brilliant! I'm so glad you joined the fun.

Sandra said...

They are so cute. Love the colors.

Sandra

I'm Renee said...

Too cute!
I love the color combo and how you masked off Tag#3...I may have to borrow your idea!:) Tried my very first attempt at masking for yesterday's...this should be easier!
I love it all...
especially invoking the feeling of Spring...
Thank You!

Sara Mac said...

Love these tags Jenn! Your color combo is one of my favorites. It's great to see you getting in on the anniversary action (in a fun way)*wink*.

Sue Ann said...

Happy Dance ...... I am so happy you are in the mix for the celebration since you are so IMPORTANT to PTI with all your sweetness you provide at CS :) I do love those tags and the colors are fabby together. I love how your sewing looks and you did not have to start on the end..... ADORABLE!!!!

Barbara DeBose said...

Yeah Jennifer!!!! Nice to see you get in on the release action! Wonderful tags.

Lee Anne said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are joining in on making projects for the release and hope it is a hint that you'll be doing it every month! Your tags are wonderful! Great colors - great details!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE these tags!!!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE these Jenn! The color combo is so PRETTY!
Have a GREAT day!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super tags and so pretty! Great inspiration from everyone to help get the creative juices flowing.

Cathy Weber said...

Jenn I love how you masked this tag. Never thought to do that myself, great idea. Tag Sale #3 really is perfect for masking. So glad to see a project from you during the release!

resmith said...

These are pretty! Love your colors!!

Suzanne said...

Hi Jennifer! I was so happy to see that you had some eye candy for us today too! These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

PEA said...

wonderful tags! I love how you stitched them. Very nice detail.

Mommy said...

Beautiful tags! Love the color combos you used! :) Jill/Seattle, WA.