Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SwapsNMore Tags

Ok,Ok, I know I've been only getting to post maybe once a week now - part laziness, part weather, part chaufeur, part everything it seems, and not to mention part not-my-fault!

So I joined this group, SwapsNMore and it's soo much fun! So what do we do?? Well, the hostesses select a paper line, then you sign up for a part of a scrapbook page - i.e. title, photo mat, tag, altered item, embelishment bag, etc. You sign up for what piece you want to do, then when everyone fills the slots, the details are emailed to us. We also do basic swaps - I'm also signed up for a "die cut" swap. We picked our favorite die cut and will make 4 for each person in that same line of dies (Cuttlebut; Sizzix, Quickutz, etc.) who signed up.

This is the swap I joined. It was Basic Grey's new lines - Archaic and Cupcake. I figured Archaic for the boys and Cupcake for someone's B-day. So I signed up to do tags - there were 7 slots and I had to do two different tags for everyone. I took the approach of a fancy tag and a plain one.

So here is the "fancy" Archaic tag: I call it my Dino Bag Tag. It's a tag that I made from a mini brown bag. I used the following:

Basic Grey Archaic "Dino" and "Ancient" patterned paper; I cut the dino which was a repeated pattern 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"; mini brown paper bag (2 5/8" x 3 7/8"); 7"twine; Bazzill cardstock Bottleglass; Pixie Press brad; Colorbox chalk ink dark brown.

And this is my "plain" Archaic tag:

This is what I used:

Cut repeated pattern of the palm tree from Basic Grey Archaic "Dino" 1 1/4" circle; May Arts 3/8" twill ivory 8" piece; Bazzill cardstock Bottleglass (green), Hazard (orange), and Windy Blue; We Are Memory Keepers eyelet; Colorbox Chalk ink dark brown; Quickutz nesting tags.

Now for the Cupcake tags - Here is the "fancy" Cupcake tag:

Here are the ingredients...

Basic Grey Cupcake "Cake and Ice Cream" patterned paper; Bazzill cardstock -Sunbeam(yellow) and Evening Surf (blue); American Crafts ribbon (cupcake #6); Provo Craft Bradletz Big Flowers; Stickles; Colorbox Chalk ink dark brown; We Are Memory Keepers eyelet;

I used a corner rounder for the patterned paper; Sizzix Super Scallop tag and Ellison Design Scallop tag.

And last, but not least, the "plain" Cupcake tag:

What I used:

Basic Grey Cupcake Cake and Ice Cream patterned paper - I cut the small blue cupcake that repeated; Bazzill cardstock Evening Surf (blue), Lava (red) and Sunbeam (yellow); Brass eyelet; Colorbox chalk ink dark brown; May Art Red 3/8" sheer polka dot ribbon.

I used my Cuttlebug long tag die that came in one of my alphabet sets. It's 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"

They are due to the hostess by June 1st so if you think I need to add a little extra something to those "plain" tags, please post a comment.

See, I've been busy - not too lazy, just too lazy to post!! LOL!!

Thanks for reading.....oh ya, your in for a treat - 2 posts today!!


SweetBellaBug said...

oh how cute! I just love the "fancy" dino tag.... and putting it on a brown paper bag was such a great idea!!

Scrap for Joy said...

I have to find the ice cream paper..your tags are great. I'm going to take a rest from the swap scene. This last one didn't work out so good.

~Cheryl said...

Love those tags! I know the girls will love 'em too!!! :) Have a great one!

dpkennedy said...

These tags are great! I love the dinosaurs! I have two boys so I do NOTHING girly around here! But that's okay, I love the boy stuff! Great job on these!