Merry Tag

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rainy days are apparently good for the crafting soul.  Yesterday was quite rainy and windy and even though I needed to run some errands, the weather convinced me to stay home and get busy in my craft room.  I'm happy to report that I was very productive in there.  The first thing I made was a tag combining the challenges at Festive Friday and Tag You're It.

I usually stay away from inspiration challenges because they kind of freak me out.  I never know exactly what I'm supposed to be inspired by.  But the Festive Friday inspiration photo jumped out at me because of all that red and the patterns on the wrapping paper reminded me of some of the patterned paper in my stash that never seems to get used.  So I grabbed some shades of red, plus some gray because I can see one gray gift in that pile, and made this fun tag.

The tag is actually bigger than it needs to be and if I CASE myself later, I'll definitely shrink it down and make the patterned paper triangle bigger.

Today promises to be rainy and windy again, but I can't afford another whole day neglecting the house in favor of some quality crafting time.  The cupboards are nearly bare and I need to get to the grocery store in plenty of time to watch late afternoon football and later The Walking Dead.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  Basic Gray, Real Red, Ski Slope DSP (SU)
Accessories:  Hand Lettered Holiday die (WPlus9); Traditional Tags STAX, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX (My Favorite Things); silver organdy ribbon, real red grosgrain ribbon, silver cord, jumbo eyelet, frosted sequins (SU); Wink of Stella pen  

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10 Responses to “Merry Tag”

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous tag Jen. I love the merry.

Deepti said...

Wow the red looks amazing on the tag!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh fun! I love how you've used the line to 'split' the merry (which by the way is sold out!!) Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Karen King said...

Looks like I was down in my craft room creating my own tag with this die when you were posting this so it goes without saying...I LOVE your tag! Red and silver are fantastic together. Well designed tag!!!

Kim M said...

Great tag! Love where you placed the Merry. Thanks for joining us over at Festive Friday! :-)

Lisa said...

TERRIFIC design Jen, love this!!

Karren said...

Very cool tag - that merry die is gorgeous! Hope your weather clears up soon and gives you a few more nice autumn days before the bad weather sets in long term.

Patti said...

Great tag!! I have never done a color challenge or an inspirational challenge because they BOTH freak me out heehee You did a wonderful job! Maybe I will give it a whirl one day : )


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty & fun! Wonderful take on my tags!