Thursday 24 March 2011


Still playing with our new tags - can't stop at the moment!  I made a folding card with a decorated tag for the front and a 'shabby' tag for the back.  I added some punching - Martha Stewart, a die cut corner, and a gorgeous Tando chipboard birdcage, and birds - soon to be on sale on the CI website, plus stamping with CI-256, and a flower from CI-293.  I mounted the back on some orange card to show off the punched border and added a ribbon to the punched hole.

For the second standing tag 'card' I used a Marianne's die cut bird house and leafy branch, two of our flying birds (with Ranger crackle paint added), a sentiment from CI-256, and a Prima flower.  I mounted the tag up on coloured card, and added a ribbon and a strut back to finish.

And a close up of the crackled bird - which I was pretty pleased with (I love a nice bit of crackle!!). . .

Today I also want to share images of a concertina Spring book by Sue at Paper Paradise - just lovely!  Have a look at her blog for some instructions.  She used our mini canvases to make the front and back - what a good idea!

Ooooo don't you just love lovely crafting!?

Jean x


Fliss said...

Everything looks absolutely stunning Jean. Will be taking a closer look at the lovely tags later.
Fliss aka Stampers Chef

Lynne K said...

The tag cards are simply gorgeous, Jean! Am looking forward to being able to buy the bird & cage chipboards - been hoping for something like those for a long time. I don't want to go to the expense of buying a birdcage die when I would probably only use it a few times, so the chipboard ones will be ideal. Sue's Spring book is wonderful. How clever to use the canvases like that. Lynne x

Netty said...

Loving it all, fabby. Annette x

Daniele said...

ohhh just lovin' the crackling on the bird, so effective, the concertina book looks divine

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tags & the bird looks great.

Sid said...

More fab stuff Jean !!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love yours and Sue's work! I am really inspired by Sue's idea with the mini canvases. I am enjoying your blog - so nice to see ideas with the products. Some step by steps would be great!

Lucy x

Chriss Rollins said...

they look gorjus love the crackle bird.

Hope that you are having a great wek end

Chriss x

Anonymous said...

Great tags. Really like the crackled bird. Loving the new blog.
Regards Florence.