Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Tag and A Giveaway

Hi Friends,

This is a super fun day for me because it is my first challenge post for Joy's Life Stamps.

Our challenge this week was to get messy.  That is quite a challenge for me because I don't usually get messy in any way. But I did this time.  I was determined to do it.

I started by embossing some stamped leaves on the background of the tag. Then I used Tim Holtz' newest seasonal distress inks over the embossed images.  I wiped away the excess and the copper just glistened.  But not I spritzed the tag with pearl glimmer spray.  Finally - messy enough for me.

Then I just needed to dress up the tag and my first thought was to use a sentiment.  And since this is Joy's challenge, I used stamps from two of her stamp sets.   The Happy is from the Everyday Occasions set and the Thanksgiving is from her Holiday Occasions set. I could have stamped them separately, but they actually stacked perfectly and I could just stamp once.

I used three dies on this.  The first is the Well Worn Greetings (3-piece) Set.  I have wanted this set for months and finally purchased it a few weeks ago.  The next die I used is the Crown Border.  I added a few Copic-colored pearls to it for dimension.  And the final die I used is the Loopy Bloom.  I wanted to see if it would work with paper as wells as felt.  And it does!

To finish the tag I stamped and cut out the leaf,  added Copic-colored seam binding, pearls and a fun fall spray. And of course some Stickles on the berries.  Gotta have Stickles.

I hope you will visit all of the blogs that have Challenge Projects.  Then submit your project too on  the Joy's Life website.

Oh I almost forgot - I will be giving this tag away to one lucky reader.  Just become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment too.  I will select one recipient on Monday, Nov 14 and mail out this tag just in time for Thanksgiving.

Come on - get messy!

And just one more fun thought...I'll be entering this in the present week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Stop by and see all the pretties when you have a chance.


I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team


  1. This tag is absolutely gorgeous!!!


  2. This is really beautiful Susie! love all the pretties you included on this tag!
    hugs & blessings!

  3. Susie, I just love all that you create. Everything is always so gorgeous.
    Joan Keaten

  4. what a snazzy tag, LOVE all the messy bits! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments OVER THE TOP challenge!

  5. Definitely over the top! Love all the bulky 3D details! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. Beautiful!! :) I love this tag!! The sentiment and that die, wow!! Love the flower too!! Great job!! :)

  7. This is so beautiful, Susie. I love the pretty colors!!

  8. You make gorgeous project Susie!! beautiful Tag!! I love your messy project I love the flower arrangement you used with that gorgeous bow!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  9. This is a beautiful tag! Love the colors and all the interest you included. The textures are perfect. Thanks for playing with us again this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  10. I just started getting into tags this is fantastic love thanks for this chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

  11. Beautiful tag! :)

  12. I love your tag! It's absolutely beautiful! I would love it if I were to win it. TFS! New follower.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  13. Awesome job on the tag! I would be honored to display it for Thanksgiving if I were to win. TFS & chance to win. New follower - angie
    angiehbug at yahoo dot com

  14. Wow, what a pretty tag. I love the beautiful flower, bow, leaf and many textures and such a nice way to make this an over the top project. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  15. Susie,
    This is such an amazing tag. I cannot believe you took a simple tag and turned it into a work of art. It is very inspiring. I love your blog. I can't wait to see more. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  16. I too love making tags and yours is over the top. I love the edging and all the layers, dies and embellishments you used. The fall spray is perfectly adorning. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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