We’re back with our monthly designer’s challenge and for this month we challenged our team to create a project using a combination of the Tags & More dies. If you are new to these fun & versatile dies, then check out this YouTube video by Els van de Burgt demonstrating all of the different Tags & More dies. You will be amazed what you can do with them! We also like to take this opportunity to introduce Marsha Valk to the ECD Design Team. Marsha lives in Amersfoort – a beautiful city in the Netherlands – and has been creative her whole life. Her creative adventure started in 2003 when she discovered scrapbooking and has been an avid scrapbooker, stamper, art journaler and all-around crafter ever since. Marsha loves bright, happy colors which you will find in her craft work as well. For her first project, she created a beautiful tag trio which you can find more information about below.
Trio of Tags by Marsha Valk
For her first project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, Marsha created this beautiful Trio of Tags. She die cut the three tag shapes using Tags & More 8 – Lattice out of water color paper and used spray ink to create the colors. For the first tag, she die cut a few other tags and added these to her main tag. She used different dies to decorate her tags like the Small Butterfly, Heart with Wings and Alphabet 1 – Caps. For more info on how to create these colorful tags, visit Marsha’s blog HERE.
Waterfall Tag Book by Frances Byrne
The next project is from Frances Byrne who created this unique Waterfall Tag Book using the 3 different size tags; Tags & More 8 – Lattice which has a 4 1/4″ width, Tags & More 1 – Lace which has a 3 1/4″ width and Tags & More 6 – Daisy which has a 2 1/4″ width. She decorated her card with the Star Buddies Peel-offs and the It’s a Boy die which comes with the word Girl as well. To find out how to create this fun Waterfall Tag Book, visit Frances’ blog HERE.
Explosion Box by Raquel Mason
This stunning project is from Raquel Mason who created an explosion box. She used different Tags & More dies to create the little tags inside the box and to create the borders on the tag pockets. To create the bathtub, Raquel used the Karen Burniston Bathtub Pop Stand. She also used the Star Buddies Peel-offs in black to decorate the outside of the box and the Hardware 1 – Hinges. For more info, visit Raquel’s blog HERE.
Happy Birthday Tag Card by Debra Hensley
Debra Hensley created this sweet Happy Birthday Tag card using Tags & More 7 – Vine for the base of the card and Tags & More 4 – Flourish for the smaller tag. She used the Lots of Dots embossing folder to emboss the card and the Crystal Flower die covered with Silk Microfine Glitter to decorate the smaller tag. If you would like to know how to create this tag card, head over to Debra’s blog HERE for instructions.
Tag Album by Candy Spiegel
Candy Spiegel create this beautiful tag album using Tags & More 8 – Lattice to create the 3 tabs of the album. She die cut 4 hinges using Hardware 1 – Hinges that holds the tabs together. On the biggest tag on the right, she created a pocket for two smaller tags which she decorated with the decorative border and corner dies included in Tags & More 7 – Vine. We love the pretty papers Candy picked for her album. For instructions, visit Candy’s blog HERE.
Beach Theme Mini Album by Joset van de Burgt
Joset van de Burgt also created a tag album but instead of Tags & More 8 – Lattice she used the smaller tag set, Tags & More 2 – Deco to create the 3 album pages. She created a tab on each page to adhere the pages together. To decorate the album, she used Rocky the Crab, Beach Edges, Palm Tree and Pail and Alphabet 1 – Caps. You can create a larger album by simply adding more tags.
We hope that you enjoyed these beautiful projects and feel inspired to create your own mini album, waterfall tag book or an explosion box. You can find more information by visiting our designers’ blogs through the links provided.
We’ll be back next month with a Flower Power challenge. Stay tuned!