Friday, 19 April 2013

Pretty in Pink - Another Useful Tag Holder

Hello Blog Friends

Thank you for being so understanding about my lack of blogging/commenting over the last 10 days or so, your comments on my last post really cheered me up.  My absence was a combination of coming down with a dreadful bug (and my lovely DH is still recovering from Shingles) and also having Builders in the house all day, every day.  I think my Mojo just gave up the ghost too!

Anyway enough of the moaning, I thought I would show you the second tag holder I made, which is similar to the one HERE but decorated quite differently.  I hope you will like this one too.

The tag book is made from some quite faintly patterned scrapbook paper that I had in my stash.  I wanted to keep this fairly plain so the flower and the ribbon ties took centre stage. The cover is made from two No. 10 Ranger Manila tags and the pockets are designed to take the equivalent of No 8 Ranger tags, with a bit of room to spare.  This is how the pockets look from the side.

And another view showing the pockets.

This view has a few No. 8 tags in the pockets. You can just see the tops and there is plenty of room for embellishments on the tags, which is important to me as I do love to embellish!

The outside of the tag book has been covered in paper and I distressed the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  The vintage seam binding closure is also coloured with Picked Raspberry, this time with Distress Stain.

The flower was an experiment when Tim Holtz did his Tattered Floral Challenge.  I took some crinoline fabric (purchased from the Funkie Junkie), coloured it with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, then coloured some linen fabric in the same way, die cut two sets from the Tattered Floral die, put them together with a pearl brad and scrunched them into shape.  I love the way the flower turned out!

To finish off I added some cotton lace to the bottom and side of the book, added a little silver coloured flower charm and then stamped on the front with my favourite Tim Holtz sentiment.  The tag book will lie flat, stand on it's side and also on it's end for storage.

These really are so easy to make and a great way to store tags, instead of sticking them in a drawer or box as I used to do.  Once you make one it is easy to make another one, bigger or smaller to suit larger tags or even ATCs.

I have not gone into any detail about sizes or the how-to here, because it is a bit long, but I have put together an instruction leaflet on how to make one.   If you are interested you will find my email address under the  'About Me' Profile on my left sidebar.  If you email me I will send you a copy of the instructions. Alternatively, if you wish you can leave me your email address in the comment box and I will send a set off to you.

I would like to enter this into the Eclectic Paperie April eTeam Picks Challenge which is Flowers.

Thank you for looking and as ever, thank you if you leave me a comment!  Big hugs, Anne xx 


  1. HI Anne
    I am sorry you have been feeling poorly and hope you are feeling on the mend.
    This is just so pretty and that raspberry flower, what a stunning embellishment.
    Take good care of yourself.
    P.S. I do like your new design

  2. What magnificent card holder Anne, I saw one recently on Kath's blog and she said it was your idea. Guess who will asking for the tutorial????
    I do love that flower and it sets the holder off beautifully. Hope you keep better and DH is feeling better after the shingles. Andrew had it last summer and it was awful while it lasted. Hugs to you both. Rita xx

  3. Wow I love this tag book Anne,fabulous piece of work,gorgeous flower too.....Sorry you have been unwell ooh and your poor hubby I hope he will soon recover

  4. WOW!!! This is wonderful Anne. I love the design and your flower is absolutely stunning and such a gorgeous colour.
    Sorry to hear that you and your DH have been poorly. It's lovely to see you back.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Isn't your new blog design wonderful Anne! So impressed that you got the lettering in the place you wanted and contrasting beautifully. The tag holder is gorgeous - that flower is a real triumph. Hope you are both fully recovered very soon. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Lovely construction and beautiful flower. It will come in very useful too.
    Jo x

  7. Woohooo beautiful tag holder Anne,love it and that flower is FABULOUS!!
    You take care of yourself and sending get well hugs to you both.
    So glad you linked up over at eP.

  8. Anne your tag holder is just stunning, I absolutely adore the colours and that scrumptious flower, such a great make and fabulous idea.
    I hope you are feeling lots better and DH too, get well soon.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Another stunner Anne...that flower is just absolutely fabulous...hope you and hubby are feeling a b it better...sending hugs kath xxx

  10. Hiya Anne, hope you're feeling better soon after the nasty bug.
    Love this new tag book and want to say that I've nearly finished mine - from the instructions you so kindly sent me yonks ago! I usually finish one project at a time but having reached almost the end of the construction of the tag book I started something else and it was put aside but this post of yours has inspired me to get cracking on it again.......will post a pic when it's done to prove I'm not telling 'porky pies' lol.
    Happy crafting,

  11. Hi Anne, gorgeous tag holder and WOW, your flower is amazing! I love the colour! Glad to hear you're on the mend and hope your hubby is well soon too. :) Cathy x

  12. Fabulous flower . . . just gorgeous!

  13. Oh because I love bookmarks, I've been making quite a few tags and this tag book is just awesome. I need to make one and I totally love that you kept it toned down to let the flower shine. Gorgeous. Hope you both are feeling 100% soon.

  14. This is such a great idea! Love the tag gift holder and that flower is so stunning! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to feeling better!

  15. Gasp. Wow, Annie, what a spectacular tag book! You are such an expert at making these genius creations!!

    Hope you and David are fully recovered soon and the builders finish up so you can get your lives back! xxoo Darnell

  16. P.S. Forgot to tell you how much I LOVE what you've done to the place! It's so awesome that you've made a lovely new home in Blogville to go along with your lovely new home in Realville!! I especially love the way your name is showcased in white against the (swoon) polka dots!!

  17. Hi Anne, your new design looks absolutely perfect, love how you designed it! The TAG holder is adorable. I have to admit it's not really my kind of colour palette but the make is fabulous! The flower is so stunning ... I have quite a few TAGs lying around and that's a very great idea to give some of them an appropriate home :-) Have a great weekend, Anne, I'll catch up with you this weekend. Hugs, Suzanne xx

  18. Good to see you back on here, feeling better and with a new sophisticated blog style - love your header. Have to agree with you - that flower looks gorgeous and much better than the paper ones!! Elaine xx

  19. Hi Anne, Firstly hope you are both starting to feel a little better. secondly I am loving the new look blog, thirdly wow I love that flower. The beautiful bright colour would instantly cheer anybody up that saw it. I have not had chance to make one of these yet with your instructions, but I will get on to it. Much better with the extra depth in the pockets for your embellies. Hugs Mo x

  20. This is gorgeous Anne and the flower is fab! Hope you are both on the mend, I too am just getting over shingles so know what your Hubby's been going through. Elizabeth xxx

  21. gorgeous work Anne - a really fabulous make - I will have to make one of these to keep my ever increasing tag collection in!!!! Fabulous work - really love it! Glad to hear you're feeling better too! That flower is really sumptuous! Stunning xx

  22. Glad you're back Anne, I've missed you! The OH had shingles recently - it's a very nasty thing so hope your husband's on the mend. Love your tag book and the flower is lovely. xxx Keren

  23. Love the tag book Anne, it's sooo pretty, and that sentiment is so true. You're so clever! The fabric flower is just gorgeous, love the colour.
    Hope you and hubby are feeling better now and at least you have a break from building work over weekend.
    Love the new look to the Blog, very nice! The header is so you. Have a lovely weekend. love and hugs Linda xx

  24. Hi Anne
    So good to see you back blogging and feeling a little more like it.
    This is a lovely little tag holder and I love the colours used the flower and ribbon is fabby

  25. I love love your tag holder and that flower is absolutely gorgeous, so professional looking, good luck with the challenge x

  26. Hi Anne
    I am just back online myself as I dropped my iPad and had to have a new screen fitted. So alls well that ends well fur us all. Good to see that you managed some of your fabulous crafting. Hope all is going well with the building work.
    Lynn x x x

  27. I hope you bug has completely gone now and also that your hubby recovers soon too! Your tag holder if gorgeous and the flower is stunning! xx

  28. Oh, Anne, I love how you've altered the crinoline... it's ablaze! This is such a lovely project and we're delighted to have you share it at eclectic Paperie. Happy Weekend!

  29. Hi Anne - your new look blog is fabulous! And your new look tag holder is very beautiful. I'm sorry you have been poorly and poor hubby too! How miserable for you both, but I'm very glad you're on the mend.
    As you know, I have made my tag holder using your instructions. They were very clear and easy to understand Many thanks. Pictures of my tag holder can be found here
    Even with ten pockets, I need to make another one already, haha :0) Love n hugs, Mo xx

  30. Hi Anne,
    I hope everything is coming together for you, your husband and your home - it all sounds taxing of the spirit that is for sure.
    Your tag holder is just lovely! Wouldn't it make a lovely gift?
    How lush your beautiful flower is too.
    Take car and look after you!

  31. Another beautiful tag holder, you are great at these! I am so sorry that you have been ill, your poor husband is suffering badly. I know shingles are so painful. My prayers are with you both!
    Hugs Kelly

  32. this tag holder is such a cool idea, I've never seen this before! I love the color of the pretty flower and trim. So glad you shared this at eclectic Paperie!

  33. Ooh, I have been remiss at visiting folks and so sorry I missed sending you a cheery message when things were not going well in the Redanne house. Hope hubby is feeling a bit better. My friend has just got over them (shingles) and the gardeners son is just starting with shingles. I believe they are so painful. Hope I don't get them as they must be going around.
    My very strongest wishes (and prayers) for hubby to recover quickly.
    Hugs, Neet xx
    ps lovely tag book - oops, nearly forgot about it with all this shingles talk.

  34. Hi Anne, I hope you are now feeling much better and DH soon gets over shingles, horrible illness. Not feeling well and have to cope with the peace, must be a total nightmare, However, Mr Mojo didn't go too far because your tag book is simply amazing. I live the colours and your flower is stunning. Take care and feel 100% soon both of you, hugs Carole Z X

  35. Hi Anne, I hope you are well on the mend to recovery.. & your DH bless him Shingles is horrid! wishing him better soon.... Have those builders left yet!!! It's so stressful having buliders in I know.. your home does not feel like yours anymore until they have gone!! you both take care!!
    Your tag book is Fabulous... I love your Flower Wonderful colours & texture... Have a great Sunday!! Hugs May x x x

  36. Ein traumhaft schönes Tag, mit einer fantastisch farbigen Blume.
    Ich wünsche dir gute Besserung, liebe Anne.
    Gott schütze dich.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

  37. Hi Anne hope your feeling loads better hun and your poor hubby, Paul got shingles once just two days before we were due to go to France what a mess his eye was in..kept telling him to wear his sunglasses in case people thought he was battered LOL huggles hun and this is fab its gorgeous as usual Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  38. Hi Anne dear, so sorry you have been so unwell, and poor hubby too. I had an extension done once, all I can say is NIGHTMARE! But worth it in the end. Your tag book is fab and I love the red flower, do take care and I hope you are both feeling better. Love and hugs, barb x

  39. Hello Anne, finally got your name right, shame on me:):). I remember your other tag book it was gorgeous, this one is fabulous, love that pickled raspberry and your flower WOW it's GORGEOUSSSS. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring me, hope your having a great weekend and hope you feel better soon. People in the house doing work is very annoying but I guess it has to be done:):)... Sending you Big hugs

  40. Hope your poor DH gets a speedy recovery from the shingles...they can be so horrible!
    Glad to hear you are feeling better though.
    Just left you a long email!

    This tag book is a brilliant idea. Great way to store them!
    I am in awe of that raspberry is just stunning. The textures are fab and love that you made the seam binding to match!

  41. It's fantastic Anne and such a beautifully constructed design, I really love that you can add embellished tags to it too. Love the flower as well it looks sumptuous and expensive, fantastic work. Glad you're feeling better and I ope your Hubby is too very soon, I've heard shingles is really awful. Chris xxx

  42. Me the new blog look...forgot to tell you before!

  43. This is so beautiful, Anne! I love that you've managed to achieve such subtle colour shading with so vivid a colour as the Picked Raspberry; gorgeous ribbons and lace; and oh my word that flower is a real showstopper. I'm not surprised with all you've had going on that your mojo has felt a bit sluggish, but I'd say this shows it's right back in action!! Lovely to have you play along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison xx

  44. Hi Anne, love this tag holder. I think I'll be emailing you for the instructions! The flower is beautiful & I love that you coloured the fabric yourself

    Amy x

  45. Anne...I love your tag holder! It's such a cool idea and I love how you've finished it out! That dimensional flower is gorgeous! Your did such a beautiful job on that. It looks like something from Prima that you would buy already packaged in the, even better than that! Love the bits of lace on your cover and spine of your little holder as well. I am going to have to email for those directions. That is a neat project! I also want to thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog. It's much appreciated. <3 Candy

  46. That is a gorgeous tag book!
    I am sorry you haven't been feeling well.
    And really sorry to hear your husband has shingles. I have heard those are very painful :(
    Hope you both feel better soon!!

  47. Glad to hear you are feeling better. It seems to take a while to work these bugs out of the system. My energy level is still flagging. Hope your husband feels better soon. Shingles can be so miserable! This tag book is gorgeous. I love the idea and the outcome here is so pretty. I am crazy in love with your gorgeous flower. Wow!

  48. What a amazing tag holder,,,,,,,love every detail,,,,,Redanne,,,,,,,I have just finishe my latest releases by Mabel Lucie Attwell,,,,so cuteeee,,,,,,,,, if you like this ilustrator let me know and I´ll send you a free copy my friend.


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