Friday 24 February 2012

Vintage Tag

Today, for a 'Fancy Card Friday' post, I have the tag I sent to Sue for our February 1st exchange. For those that are new to my blog, my friend Sue lives in a city a couple of hours away from me. We pop something in the mail to each other the first of each month - since we both really appreciate the efforts that go into something hand-made.

Now, with the wedding etc Sue gave me a pass for February. Which was totally sweet of her. But - I NEEDED to think about something other than wedding stuff, so I spent a few minutes when I could in my studio and came up with this tag:

I used the Tim Holtz tag die and some vintage ephemera from my stash and made an EASEL TAG. Easel card have been around for awhile, but I've never made one. Simply because people would wonder what all the folds were and I doubt they would know to stand up the front without instructions. If I have to send instructions with a card, I'd rather do something else. Something CAS.

I knew Sue would know what to do with it.  :-)

I made the easel base a little wider than the tag itself (artistic liberty) using kraft card stock, and added inked patterned paper panels to each section. The beautiful bookplate die is on the same one as the tag and I was happy to have the opportunity to use it again. I love that cut.

I inked the patterned paper butterfly oval with Distress Inks, then clear embossed it before attaching it behind the patterned bookplate. The buttons come from Papertrey Ink and were attached with Crystal Effects.  It was popped up on the panel with foam tape, so the tag bottom can tuck in at the top edge and it keeps the tag 'standing' - thus the name Easel Tag.

Here are a few more shots:

I hand trimmed some of the ephemera (Hot Off The Press), and used one of my Tattered Flowers from the baggie of stockpiled blooms I mentioned earlier this week. Two of the images I hand trimmed were inked and tucked in behind the paper flower.

I did decide to take Sue up on her offer of a free pass though - for March. I will have to come up with another cool idea for her for April first though!

Happy Friday everyone - thanks for stopping by today. 


  1. you create so wonderful cards1
    Wish you a nice weekend

  2. Karen I am beyond behind with blogging!Love this easel tag,it works so well. Great use of the bookplate die too.
    Jayne x


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