Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{tag #1} tinsel & twig

I'm a big fan of Margie Romney-Aslett and her Girls' Paperie.  :)  The first time I saw her papers in my LSS I squealed.  Out loud.  Seriously.  Maybe it's because I'm the mom of 3 boys and am surrounded by Legos, Hot Wheels and bouncing balls 24/7.  Maybe I dont have enough pink in my life.  Whatever the reason, I get my girl fix with her lovely collections.  All of them.  Love them.  Her newest line, Tinsel & Twig is no exception!  The colors! The patterns!  Those snowflake embellies!  Be still my heart! So much love.

I bought many sheets of the Tinsel & Twig paper.  Many. I do my best work on a smaller scale, cards specifically.  So I thought I would try 10 tags of Tinsel & Twig for a little blog project!  I want to work with this paper, but with the business of the holidays time is short and layouts are few.  The tags will be a good way to get my girl fix and use the product before Christmas 2011.  :) 

My first tag was featured yesterday in the Scrapbook News and Review 12 Days of Christmas newsletter. I am a new staffer there and am thrilled to have my first projects in this month's online Holiday Sampler. 

Tinsel & Twig Tag #1

I actually used scraps from a layout that I did for SNR.  I inked up a very white doily with some Antique Linen Distress Ink with a technique I picked up on Tim's Blog.

First, stamp your ink pad on the craft mat a few times:

Spritz some water over the ink:

Swipe the doily across the mat a couple times:

So easy.

The plan is to have 9 more tags between now and Christmas, all made primarily with Tinsel & Twig paper.
I hope you will enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!  Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Your tag is adorable sweetie! Cool Technique too.

  2. Lovely tag, Jan!! Love the stitching and thank you for showing me how to ink a doilie the right way! LOL!! Mine always turn out crappy and end up in the trash. No more...thanks to my smart friend. :) :)

  3. Wow...what a beautiful tag! Neat technique too! I need a craft mat! Well, guess that would mean I'd need ink too! lol...

  4. This is such a sweet tag! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Congrats on your appointment Jan! Great news - they are lucky to have you friend!
    Now, onto that tag - I keep hearing about that collection but have not seen it in action yet. So excited to see what you have up your crafty sleeve - this tag is beaufitul and I love how you inked up that doily.


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