Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy 2012! I wish the best for everyone in this new year.  I hope you had a happy break.  We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.  The first couple of days were busy but so enjoyable with family and friends.  Some time was spent crafting a couple of things I never tried before--tags and containers.  It was so much fun!

Today, I have a card and tag set that I made for a sweet friend.  This is the first time I ever tried decorating a tag.  I've seen some beautiful ones on various blogs and wanted to give it a try.

Papers used here are K&Co Julianne line.  I bought the 6x6 size pad that had 96 sheets--I think it is going to last a lifetime! 

I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the decorative strip of paper.  I love this flower that was given to me as well as the trim.  A PTI stamp was used on the tag.

I handcut the flowers from the paper, attached them with foam adhesive and added a touch of Ranger Stickles.  The cream flower is from Recollections and the stamp from PTI.  Finished it off with a hemp bow and a piece of twill.  The edges were inked with antique linen Distress Ink.

It is a bit overcast here, so I haven't had a chance to photograph the container I made.  Hopefully, I'll be able to share it over the weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!


  1. Ooh, love these! Your tag is amazing!!
    BTW, taking photos outside on an overcast day is great. Put your project on a white background and snap away!

  2. These are so, so stunning! Even more so in real life! Thank you SO much for these gorgeous creations, Patty! I just love them and have added them to my Patty collection near my computer so I can see them every time I sit to work. I LOVE that you tried out a tag for the first time. You did an amazing job. I love the colors and papers and flowers on both and LOVE my Christmas card, too! Think that one was my favorite of your holiday creations. Thank you SO much!