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Monday 15 April 2013

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 89 - Tag/Card with matching gift wrap, bag or box.

This week, the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Carole who has chosen the theme 'Tag/Card with matching Gift Wrap, Bag or Box'

 Carole would like to see a card or a tag with a complimentary matching gift wrap, bag or box. Any style just as long as it matches! 

Please ensure your project has the two matching features to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 

A friend is getting married this week - so I thought this was a good opportunity to use the cute couple digi image from The Paper Shelter that I had in my collection.

The bag was made using a mycraft studio template, and I brought the digi image into the programme multiple times on top of the background. 

I used the same background paper for both the card and the tag, but for the card ran it through my calibur (mainly so I could try out the new A4 embossing folder - Interlocking circles - I bought at Ally Pally this week!)  All I have to do now is learn which side to have facing up, because my backing paper ended up debossed, not embossed, but I liked it like that too...

The tag base was made of gold card, and I mounted the image that I coloured with coloured pencils (cut out) using foam pads to give it emphasis.  I edged the tag with flexible peel off, and punching a hold through the top, attached it to the bag with white ribbon.

The base card was crafters companion pearl card, cut to 6" square size.  Onto this I mounted some of the green backing paper (after distressing the edges with lettuce adirondack ink pad.  I put flexible peeloff across the top and bottom of the backing paper, and a gold heart border peel off down the sides.

I coloured in the image again, using the same colours, but this time left the image on the card I printed it onto.  I gave the wedding dress some shimmer using some pearl lustre powder. I used this to mat behind a spellbinders die - A2 Fancy ribbon threader - and threaded some white ribbon through the slots, which was then topped with a small bow.   I stuck this topper onto the right hand side of the card, leaving some space on the left hand side for a peel off "love" balloon.

Finally, I cut out a spellbinders D'lite flourish and stuck it onto the bottom left hand side of the card, adding some stick on pearls (bought on a sheet at a very reasonable rate from Crafty Devils) for emphasis, and finishing with some paper flowers from my stash.

Finally, I used some peel off words in the bottom right hand corner.

This time we are sponsored by
with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store
 If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accessory sheet, etc. 


 with this fabulous prize:-


Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.

Our prize is £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line. 
Happy Crafting! 


  1. These are lovely Jackie, the embellishments on the card are gorgeous. xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!

    I wondered if you'd been at Ally Pally this weekend. I seemed to end up with mainly dies - there are so many gorgeous ones to choose from at the moment!

  3. What a sweet set! That image is just so darling and I adore the use of it in black and white on the bag!!! Hope you have a great week! :)