Monday, April 16, 2012

Bag Tags for Convention

45 days and counting. . . Stampin' Up! Convention is creeping up so rapidly and I am a little daunted by how much I still have to do.  Slow and steady wins the race though so I will simply work through the swaps and other projects that I have planned and try not to think about how soon the event is. . .

I am in the midst of making Bag Tags for the members of our team who are attending as a little thank you gift for sharing Convention with me.  It is also a practical present as every attendee gets the same bag and it is nice to be able to distinguish our group at a glance!

So here is a photo of one of the styles and I will upload all of them over the coming weeks. . .

This was quite a simple project using the Two Tags Bigz Die, I then covered the front with Spice Cake Designer Fabric - I used adhesive sheets with the fabric so that I could adhere it to the chipboard without bubbles or damp spots.

I have used two discontinued products - Hodgepodge Hardware label mount and the Life Definitions stamp set.  I love hardware and can't believe what a limited variety Stampin' Up! currently have.  Fingers crossed that there will be some nice new hardware in the next Ideas Book & Catalogue.

I have tied ribbons around the key ring to tie in with the theme and will add a few trinkets before I package them up for the glaz.

Of course I daubed the edges of the fabric with Soft Suede ink.  The colours in the fabric are Pool Party, More Mustard and Soft Suede.

I have made the rose using the Big Shot Blossom Party original die with More Mustard card stock which I daubed with More Mustard ink.  I have created water droplets with Crystal Effects.

The leaves are detailed with gold embossing powder using the Delicate Doilies stamp set on Soft Suede card stock.  I have punched the leaves out using the large oval punch and then roughed up the edges with scissors so that they looked more like leaves.  I wanted to add some bling to the leaves without taking away from the fabric and embellishments.

The sentiment was stamped using Early Espresso on Vanilla card stock as I wanted the words to be clear and easily read.  I tore around the edges and daubed using More Mustard to tie in with the theme. I stuck the embellishments on using TomBow glue.

Woo-hoo makes me excited


  1. This is Fantastic Shanni and what a great gift for the ladies (or men) who attend.. saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. I really need to make some tags.. This is so lovely and bright really stands out.. I'm sure your group will stand out and impress. Saw this on MIM. :)

  3. Wow this is absolutely stunning!! Some very lucky peeps who are going to receive these little beauties! Saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

  4. Fabulous tags ..Your group's bags will definately stand out .
    Wish I were going too, but not possible.
    Love the colour combination and that flower.

  5. Shanni this little tag is just gorgeous! You WOW me everytime,not just with the stunning results you achieve withe every creation but also the lengths to which you will go to create something special for some one special. The girls on your team will be so thrilled to receive these little treasures.

    The colours are just so beautiful and the very reason why I love SU products to much. The way everything just co-ordinates from the papers and inks to the gorgeous ribbons.The due drops on the petals and the embossing on the leaves really add a real quality finish.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  6. Hello Shanni. I saw this beautiful creation on MIM. Faye

  7. Oh my goodness.....I want a bag and tag too!!! LOL I love the colors you chose to work with. All of the details go together, yet stand apart. Especially that flower! Thanks for sharing your project on MIM, so I could take a peek!

  8. Oh, WONDERFUL fun tags. The ribbon assortment at the top is fantastic the word and definition senitment is great and I love that you included hardware on these too! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  9. So pretty. Love that yellow flower.

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  10. This is amazing. I envy those who will get this . It.s beautiful esp the flower.
    I stumbled upon ur work on Make It Monday. It is my first time participating and I.m getting excited visiting all the entries. Glad I saw urs.

  11. Ooooh gorgeous tag, love those colours and the ribbons. Found you on MIM :)thanks for sharing

  12. sLove this tag! It is gorgeous! Saw it at MIM!
    Marie XX

  13. Lovely tags, I love that gorgeous rose and your colour scheme. Isaw this on MIM. Jean x

  14. Hi Shanni saw your piece on MIM challenge and had to take a closer look. Your tag is beautiful and I love the background papers. The colours are so fresh. Good luck on the challenge.....Annie :)

  15. Wow your tag is fantastic! Love the use of the fabric!. I saw this post on MIM!

  16. I love this and might have to case it Shan! Still green with envy about convention lol!!

  17. I love this and I might have to case it Shan! Lucky convention girls - in still green with envy!!!


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