Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Using an Old Tag


This tag was made probably 10 or more years ago when I first bought my Cricut machine! I was making scrapbooks then, and I made this for a page about my grandfather, but never used it, so it's been lying in a box of elements just waiting patiently to be used for another project. I found the Cardz4Guyz challenge #10 which is to "tag it" so I finally put this tag to use. It was originally just one embossed feather, so I added 2 die cut feathers and tied them on with some twine. Then I added some punched plain white flowers with red gemstones (nothing too feminine) and a die cut red bird with a black rhinestone for the eye. I did some faux stitching with a white sharpie, and stamped a Casual Friday's sentiment. The tag was made from little snippets of paper, so I'm also entering this over at the Snippets Playground #116.
Thanks for checking in today, and make it a great week ahead!

Carol

22 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

adorable and love how the red really pops!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Looks great...Lovin the black, white and pop of red!

Adding the feather dies made this look fab and the little bird is perfect!

Wish you were my neighbour as I have never learned to use my machine! lol

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful tag.
luv
Debby

Donna Hanley said...

Wow you do save things for a long, long time. I thought I was the only one. I love red, white and black. I think those colors make a stunning card and you proved it here today. Wishing you a great day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Carol, you refurbished that tag perfectly! Another amazing card.

ahlers5 said...

Wonderful tag. I love the die cut feathers with embossed one. I'm glad you found a use for this lovely tag. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cardz 4 Guys.

Irish Cherokee said...

I am surprised Carol. This beauty finally is getting its chance to shine. It is a beauty too. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and welcome to the lime-light and the winner's circle.

Benzi said...

This is a fabulous tag. Love the red, black, and white. The feathers are just too cool. A 10 yr. project in the making. LOL I love it.

Benzi said...

This is a fabulous tag. Love the red, black, and white. The feathers are just too cool. A 10 yr. project in the making. LOL I love it.

Di said...

Fabulous Carol! I adore the mix of embossed and die cut feathers - plus black white and red are a really perfect combination!

Hugs

Di
xx

jimlynn said...

WOW! Carol, this is sensational. Love the colors of course but you modernized the tag just beautifully. Gorgeous creation!
Lynn

Cazro said...

Your re-vamped additions have completed a wonderful tag, perfect for a guy. I love the colour choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Brenda said...

I love this tag card Carol. I can't believe you have had this tag for this long. lol I love what you have added to it. The red bird and twine really pop on this card. I love the flowers too and they don't look girly on the tag at all. Great masculine card. Hugs

vicki said...

Hi carol wow this is amazing I love the red bird!
Vic x

MaryH said...

This one is a real WOW! Loving those added feathers with the embossed one, and that cute little red bird (well, you knew I'd like him!). Love the paper patterns and the shapes you created with those patterns. Your faux stitchingis so even! WTGo. Tomorrow's Spring! Yay! TFS & Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

You win the prize for the best updating of something very old, Carol! This is really, really awesome!! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun tag! I love the colors and the feathers and the wee little red stones on the small flowers. It is just perfect.

Shani Thomas said...

...and put it to good use you did! What a great tag! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

Mrs A. said...

See! It pays never to throw anything out. Lovely tag and the colours work so well together on the different elements. hugs Mrs A.

Kimbo said...

I love your red, white and black tag and the feathers are gorgeous

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

JayBe said...

What a great way to incorporate your tag - I love the combination of stamped and die-cut feathers. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys this week.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty tag, Carol!