Monday, August 19, 2013

Dress Form Tag Set

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Monday!  I picked up a set of Tim Holtz stamps the other day and had time over  the weekend to get some stamping done.  I made a set of gift tags with a sewing theme.  I made five in total and will be showing you two today and the other three in the next post.

 I started with one of the backgrounds I made the other day and just started stamping.  ( See how versatile the stamped backgrounds are!?  I always like to keep a stack of them handy.  Click here to see the whole stack.)

I used cream, kraft, and white CS for all the tags. Here is a photo of the whole group after the stamping part, but before any trimming or cutting into tag shape.

Here is the group all finished with lots of ribbons, fabric scraps, feathers, pearls, and rick rack!

We will be taking a closer look at the Red tag with Feathers and the Green tag today.

Stamps: Seamless Experience - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Rose Lace Cover-a-Card-Impression Obsession
Inks: Black Archival,  Pink Pigment, Mushroom Adirondack, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Various CS's 
Embellishments:Ribbons, fabric scraps, feathers, pearls, flower, twine, rick rack

 The first gift tag is on a folded card.  This can be attached to a gift bag or package and the To and From written on the inside.  Size is 3.25"  x 5.34"

  • Stamp the Rose Lace Cover-a-Card with pink pigment ink on cream CS
  • Cut to size
  • Stamp the dress form with black Archival ink

  • To add the cording punch two holes through all layers (see photo below)
  • Tie cording through holes
  • Add the embellishments

 Back of gift tag card

Green Tag

Size: 3.50" x 6.25"

  • Stamp the dress form with Mushroom Adirondack ink on Cream CS
  • Stamp the zig zag stitch and thread spool top with other shades of green inks
  • Distress with Antique Linen DI
  • Layer with two shades of green CS
  • Punch a hole in the upper left corner through all layers

  • Tie a piece of wide striped ribbon through hole leaving some slack
  • Tie pieces of fabric and ribbons onto the wide striped ribbon

Think how fun these tags would be on a special gift package!!  Or, you could just write a note on the back and send as a card!  Such fun.  These were so fun to make that I could not stop!!  I will share the other three in detail in my next post.

**********Challenges for my Dress Form tag Set:
Avenue 613:stitching faux or real
That Craft Place: stitching
Pile it On: no DP
Cheerful Stamp pad: Your choice
Paper Playtime: pearls
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: monochromatic---Green tag
Rhedd and Rosies: use red

So, I hope you are having a great Monday.  Had the official inspection on the new air conditioning unit this morning.   See, I told you I am catching up on all those little things that did not get done while my husband was off sick for 10 weeks.  Dentist on Thursday.  Not sure what I will set up for the week after.  Maybe a hair cut.    See you soon with the other tags.  Love ya.


  1. Very nicely done! I always say I am going to use my background stamps more...and I never do. You have inspired me to give it a go on a project I have on my table; so, thanks for the inspiration. I love your tag! Wonderful color integration (ribbons) The ribbons really elevate the design. Nicely done! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Hello Karen;
    I love backgrounds too you did an excellent job and now you are prepared!
    did you saw the ribbon on the tag that I did for LCD for today's post? it is the same as yours, mine in green yours in red...I guess we are using our gorgeous SU ribbons Hug? how funny...we are in sink I guess...
    still waiting for the winner's cards at MB to put on the blog :(
    asa I have something I will let you know...maybe you will be the ONLY guest artist there, we will see i will wait until the end of august...
    see you

  3. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! thanks for joining the "your choice" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  4. Beautiful tags! I love that every tag is monochromatic! The ribbon on the tags is super pretty, I love it! :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Love your gift tags and love the splash of red on your entry into our challenge.

    Thanks so much for coming over and joining in with our 13th Challenge 'Use Red' at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  6. These are stunning pieces of work, thank you for sharing your "Red" tag with us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  7. Your gift tags are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your crafting for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 'free choice' challenge, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

  8. These tags look fabulous! Such small variations of designs, yet they look totally different. Amazing what a little change of color can do! I find this post very inspirational:)

  9. Well done, very pretty and classy looking! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime Pearls challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  10. Well done, very pretty and classy looking! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime Pearls challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  11. Love your tag set - great use of the stamp, and each of them beautifully embellished.
    Alison x

  12. beautiful tags , thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. xxxx

  13. Just gorgeous. love the stamp.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT x

  14. Very classy, love the backgrounds.


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