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Monday, 18 March 2013

A Tag Holder

Hello Everyone

A big welcome to my latest followers, thank you so much for coming along on my crafty journey!

When I was at Harrogate Craft Event this week (with my lovely friend Mo) I saw many things that inspired me and several things I wanted to make.  Sadly I did not take enough photos and the reason for blogging this piece is that I wanted to make it before I forgot what it looked like!  I wanted to make something to keep my tags in, rather than the box I keep them in at present.

Please click on the photos for a better view.

This is the front.  I did not have a template but just 'winged it'.  I took a size 10 tag, which I used as a rough template and cut two more just slightly larger (about half an inch wider but the same length as the size 10 tag).  I folded half an inch at the bottom of each tag and glued these together in a book-like shape.  I covered the whole of both sides in a mix of distress stains/inks in Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany and then spritzed a flicked to give a spotty effect.  I added some wide lace to the back and front and stamped the cover with Tim Holtz Papillon background stamp.  I stamped out my Tim Holtz Time Traveller gentleman and suitcase set for the front cover and the large moth from Tim's Melange Tissue Wrap for the back cover.


The moth was coloured in Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Paint, backed with heavy card, cut out and then coated with Distress Crackle.  This was added to the piece with rusted wire for antennae.  The green and the crackle does not really show up well in the photo, this is one thing that looks better in real life I guess.


I made six inserts for the inside, slightly larger than a size 8 tag.  I put glue down the middle of each, stuck them together and then glued them fully to the tag covers at each end.


This is the finished tag holder with some of my tags inside.  As you can see, I have used a lot of brown in making this piece so I am entering it into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers, Brown Eyed Girl, where the challenge is to make something with brown in it somewhere.

Thanks for looking!  Big hugs, Anne xx

51 comments:

  1. Love this so much Anne,fabulous idea and creation.xxx

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  2. A great idea and i love the stamping, the papilon set is one of my faves. great colours, How many of these are you going to have to make?
    mark x

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  3. Such a beautiful creation Anne. I love the design and gorgeous rich colours.
    Hugs Sue

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  4. Fabulous Creation Anne. I love your artwork on the front. Glad you enjoyed the show. Hugs Rita xx

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  5. Great idea Anne, at present I have my tags pinned to a board but it's fast filling up. Would you mind explaining in more detail to dumb ass here about the inserts please?
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  6. What a fabulous idea for the most amazing storage! Love the way you have created the outside and thrilled you got so many ideas at Harrogate. Hugs, Jenny x

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  7. Great idea. Love the way you've decorated this one. Must have a go at this, thanks for showing us.

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  8. A fabulous change of style with superb results. It is lovely Anne, and will be a great way to keep your collection of tags.
    jo x

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  9. What a fantastic idea, I love it and I really like how you have decorated the holder. Great way to store collections of tags.
    I was at the show, bought some goodies but have not had a chance to use them yet.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia. X

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  10. Love this project! Great color choice too!

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  11. Anne this is fab,love the stamps you have used and what a clever idea! Hugs trace x

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  12. This is a fab idea and a gorgeous creation Anne, you've given me inspiration...all mine are in a basket which gets a bit unruly...love your stamps on this and the colours are so rich - beautiful! Carole Z X

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  13. what a great idea Anne for all us folks who just can't resist making tags...so glad you had an inspiring trip to Harrogate...thanks for sharing your inspiration with us...hugs kath xxx

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  14. This is fabulous Anne. Definitely right up my street. Will be back to look again as heading off to work

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  15. What a great idea and I love the overall design - that lace just sets it off nicely. My tags just get thrown in a pile so I might follow your example!!

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  16. ...fabulous work Anne, loving your tag holder, rusty wire for the butterfly antennae genius (right up my street) a very inspiring piece of crafting...Melx :)

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  17. Beautiful crafting Anne, you sure got inspired at Harrogate! Glad you both had a good time, can't wait to see your buys! I love the pockets and how you have made this, such a great idea. I hang my tags from book rings on a 'washing line' in my craft room! Have a lovely week, hugs, barb x

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  18. this is just fabulous Anne and so perfect for storing tags in - mine seem to be multiplying rapidly so I will need to get myself organised and do something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration as always! Hugs Rachel x

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  19. This is a beautiful and practical way to store your tags. The background is gorgeous with the Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany. I wouldn't have thought to combine them and I love the result. The over-stamping adds to the richness. Love the gentleman and his suitcases and that gorgeous moth. The lace provides a lovely contrast and yummy texture. Great idea and make, Anne.

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  20. Brilliant idea Anne and your end result is STUNNING! Adore the rich colours and all the stamping / decorative elements. Nicola x

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  21. Hi Anne, hat a fabulous way to store your tags, lovely idea. Love your stamping and that moth is fabulous. Love the touch of lace too. Tracy x

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  22. That is such a cool idea for storing tags!
    So pretty, too :)

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  23. Love, love, love this, Anne! What a clever idea and how gorgeous is all the stamping! Hugs!

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  24. Hi Anne, Wow you have done a great job of this from memory. I love the rusted wire antenne on the moth and your lace compliments the lovely rustic colours you have chosen. It looks twice as good with your tags in it with all the different ribbons on show.Hugs Mo x

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  25. Anne it is gorgeous! I love the details and the promise of what is in all those lovely secret compartments! It is a lovely make and thank you for sharing the link with me :) Kimx

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  26. A fabulous project Anne, love the way you have created this and I am sure it will house many gorgeous tags of yours.
    x0x

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  27. Gorgeous art, loving those pouches... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  28. Absolutely awesome, Anne! Love it so much. The color mix is stunning and I love the antennae :-) and the lace is the perfect icing of the cake. Fab project again, as always. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  29. Hi Anne glad you had a great day at Harrogate!! and this is fab awesome colours and the lace is gorgeous huggles hun and roll on the next craft fair!!! LOL Sue J xxxxxxx

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  30. Right up my street Anne....I love it. Just saw it briefly this morning.

    Will have to give it a try.

    Beautiful gift even with one tag pocket x

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  31. Fabulous idea Anne, I just keep mine in a box...must try this out!! Fabulous colours & love the stamps used.. So glad to hear you had a super time at the Harrogate show...I hope you have some pennies left!! Hugs May x x x

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  32. I must say your tag holder is as lovely as the tags it will hold! What fun to peruse the tags contained inside each pouch! This is sure to brighten even the rainiest of days!

    Amy*

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  33. I love the tag holder, great idea especially to give as a gift full of tags to someone. I love the color and design of the outside tags as well. I am glad you shared this with us.
    Hugs Kelly

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  34. Good Fathers Anne - what a delightful project - I will have to reread a couple of times to see if I can get this figured out - I love this idea. It's like a mini album only for tags - I do think it is one fabulous idea. Your creation is very attractive. Sure wish I had a show like this to go to and see some ideas. It really helps when you get to see the real thing. Nice work Sugar!!
    Sandy

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  35. Hi Anne
    I'm glad you both had a good time. Your crafting gets better and better,
    I am so looking forward to seeing you both tomorrow,
    Lots of love
    Lynn xxx

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  36. Love your tag holder Anne, I got a bit carried away at the show and spent far too much! Hope I can remember what to with stuff when I get home again.Love your tag holder, great idea

    Joan

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  37. Oh, how clever is that? And very, very gorgeous too! Love your manly time traveller, and the vintage sepia look... and it looks so cool with all your tags in - brilliant!
    Alison x

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  38. That is a super tag holder, love the colours you have used and the images. It looks fantastic.
    Lovely to meet up with you at weekend, hope we can do it again. Love my tag!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  39. I don't even have words. How you don't win everything you enter is beyond me, considering the artistic perfection of each piece!

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  40. Lucky you to have a good friend to enjoy the craft show with, and I can just imagine you had such fun. Love this project...you have a good stash of lovely lace to embellish all these neat things you are making. This looks very 'antique-ish' to me, and what a wonderful way to store all your great tags that you are making. Hugs & TFS

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  41. Hi Anne, I'm back once more to let you know I just passed along the Liebster award, which came my way. I wanted to acknowledge how much I enjoy all the lovely things you post. Your followers met the required amount, so I thought "Aha! I can pass this to Anne!". Congratulations, and you surely deserve the Liebster for such a wonderful blog. You always inspire me with the art you create. Nice to be able to acknowledge it! So pop over to copy & paste into a post, and then pass it along to some more that you think are deserving of the Liebster. Hugs

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  42. What a brilliant idea Anne! As always, I should add. I told myself at the back end of last year that I was going to make something for my tags, but I haven't as yet. I really should seeing as how I'm going to end up with a minimum of 52 from Tag Tuesday, not to mention all the others I make randomly, trying new things. Like one of Tammy Tutterow's I'll be finishing in a wee while when the glue has dried. I'm guessing you're on the way to Lynn's just now. Have a very crafty WOYWW at Lynn's desk, haha. Love n hugs, :0) Mo xx

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  43. Hi
    It is so lovely you took the time to create something to hold the tags you have made. This is special and so much nicer than the tags merely contained in a box.
    Fabulous stamp and colour choice, perfect for that image.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  44. Oh Anne...this is fabulous! I love the pockets you've created! This should be a class you teach! I love this!!!! Teach me how to make it!

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  45. Wow! That is the coolest tag holder... I love it, front and back.

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  46. Anne this is absolutely fabulous! !! gorgeous colours and a brilliant idea love it x

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  47. This is fabulous and such a cool idea! I love the butterfly xx

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  48. It's o gorgeous Anne and great that you have such a lovely holder for our tags. I think the colours are gorgeous and I'm sure even prettier in real life. Chris x

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  49. What a totally wonderful idea Anne. I really love the design and your colours are gorgeous. This has so many possibilities doesn't it? No wonder you wanted to come home and make one. Love it!I've never seen one like this before Anne - so inspirational!
    Hope your week is going well.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  50. What a fab tag holder, love the idea and the colours are so rich. Super project. xx Flora

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  51. Hi Anne,
    such a superb creation, with lots of super stamping and inking. I love this idea. Must have a go at this one.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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