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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two Tags Die

I'm late posting this morning, but I have a really good reason :-). I had to get up early this morning to take my daughter to a special skate camp today with her coaches, fellow team mates, and with John Peck. In the world of roller figure skating, John Peck is a World Class coach, so this is a wonderful opportunity for her today. She will put in about seven hours of skating today, with lunch in between. I'll bet she is going to be tired when I pick her up late this afternoon, lol! But like any athlete, she is completely dedicated to her sport and she LOVES it- another very important factor. She takes classes three to four times a week, works even through the bruises that come from falling when learning and practicing new skills (one week she earned 8 bruises), and would literally live at the rink if that was possible :-). I am amazed at her. She just wore skates for the first time in her life in October. Poor thing, she couldn't stay up if she was paid to do it that first time. But the owner of the rink noticed how she was struggling that first night and told my husband and I about the classes they have available teaching kids and adults alike how to skate. She breezed through Level One, then through Level Two, and then she was asked to join the Jr. Artistic Team. She has come a long, long way in such a short time.

I made some tags with the Two Tags die and the Daisies #2 die. I LOVE the Two Tags die! It's such a great tag. It folds up into its own little slot and has a hole at the top for adding ribbon to tie it on a package. For these tags, which I made in no time flat, I used the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions embossing folder to emboss just the bottom half of the tags. I added the smallest of the daisies on the Daisies #2 die and two leaves cut from the 5 Petal Flower punch. A little sponging around the 1/2" circle punch out for the center of the daisy gives the daisy die cut a little more depth. Here is one tag in Rich Razzleberry...

And the inside of the tag is done by punching the corners of Whisper White with the Tag Corner punch. You can leave the inside blank so you can use it for any occasion as needed, or you can stamp a little sentiment inside ahead of time. I used some of my tags to attach to customer's order bags.

You can make these in any colors that you need to match wrapping paper, gift bags, or hand stamped cards. You can make them as fancy or as plain as you like. Emboss them, stamp them, embellish with die cuts- there are lots of things you can do with this tag :-).

Bashful Blue Tag

Lavender Lace Tag

Did I mention that you can also sponge ink around the edges of the tags too? Make a set of tags and put them in a cello bag for a cute little gift that would be appreciated by anyone who gives gifts :-). It took me a while to purchase the Two Tags die, but I am so happy to have it now. It is one of my favorite dies and it also comes with a second tag which makes a great bookmark and coordinates with the Scallop Circle punch. The Two Tags die is a must have die ;-) ! I wish you all a wonderful day today! We are looking at a 75 degrees day here today- whoo hoo!!! I love Spring (sigh). Oh, by the way, my daffodils lived through the icy layer that was thrust upon them by a recent snowstorm and they have bloomed. My daughter brings me in bouquets of daffodils and they smell so good, filling the inside of our home with the scents of Spring. Can't beat that!


Stamps: Thank You Kindly- 111700, Hello Again- 113780
Paper: Rich Razzleberry- 115316, Whisper White- 100730, Old Olive- 100702, YoYo Yellow- 102824
Classic Stampin' Ink: Apricot Appeal- 105218, Rich Razzleberry- 115658, YoYo Yellow- 102717
Punches: 5 Petal Flower- 109041, 1/2" Circle- 104390, Tag Corner- 107215
Dies: Two Tags- 115954, Daisies #2 114520
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Impressions embossing folder- 111735, Sponge Daubers- 102892, white 1/8" grosgrain ribbon


Kim said...

Very cute, I am debating on whether to put in one last sale-a-bration order for myself and order several dies I have been wanting, this being one of them.

Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Very nice tags Barb. I really like the colors you used and am loving that Daisy.
WTG Danielle, keep up the great work and have fun.