Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stationery Gift Set - So Very Grateful - Item #1-Gift Tag

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples

THE CHALLENGE this week at Shopping Our Stash is "Chipping Away".  
Chipboard projects are lots of fun and great for getting the old creative juices flowing.   I cut up old cereal boxes, gum packages, washing detergent boxes, etc., and then use the little pieces to cut out buttons, and other shapes for embellishments.  Don't think you have to purchase chipboard.  
Check out your pantry and your laundry room!

I am creating a Stationery Gift Set for my Neurologist, whom I affectionately call, Dr. House.  She has none of his bad attitude, but is blessed with all of his diagnostic brilliance and I want to thank her in a special way.   I will post the additional pieces as they are completed.  This is a large project and will take a month or more.
Next up:  Gift Item #2 - Slim Book Marks


 Choose your papers and embellishments BEFORE you color the tag base. 
Both sides of the tag are decorated.
Arrange the components of your card face.  
Try several configurations to make sure you end up with the tightest presentation.

To create the base: 
Cut a piece of medium weight chipboard to 4.25" x 5.50".
Sponge the base, alternating layers of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers DI
 until desired color is achieved.  Sponge both sides of the base.
Cut two designer papers to 3.75" x 5.0" and apply to base.
I used the scrap portions for my torn paper elements.

 To create the sentiment panel:
Cut the sentiment panel from a scrap of light weight chipboard.  
Sponge using the same DI used on the base. 
I layered my sentiment on gold cover cut from the same die.

Decorate the back of the tag:
Cut another small piece of chipboard and sponge to match base and sentiment panels.
Keep the decorations to a minimum so that the tag is not bulky! 
Leave ample room for handwritten or stamped text!
Add a bold ribbon to give your project a little zip!

Still need inspiration?  Visit my teammates...they have some wonderful DT Makes!


Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a listing of the materials I used for this project.

Chipboard: Medium weight - 4.5" x 5.50" 
(Can be smaller, but leave a 1/2" margin so that you base color remains an integral part of your design.) Use lightweight for sentiment and embellishments.

Designer Papers: 
Pretty Things (Record It by My Mind's Eye)
#110 Gold Cover Stock 

Spellbinders' Shapeabilities - Die D-Lites
Frame One

Stampin' Up - "Hand Made By"
Unity Stamps - Itty Bitty Stamps- "Thank You For Being So Thoughtful"

Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo

 Printed Darjeeling Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Various mini bouquets

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
 August 2014 Monthly Club Collection

 Pearls and Pendant
Pendant: My Loose Stash - Manufacturer packaging--long gone.
 Pearls: Making Memories -Bravissimo Collection.  


  1. Wow absolutely beautiful - great job as always!!!

  2. Two really stunning pieces of artwork Chana.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  3. I love your fussy work, mostly because I can't pull it off. Great tips, too!

    Welcome back! :)

  4. Excellent use of pantry stock, Chana! What a beautiful tag. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards!

  5. sooooooooooooooo fabulous! and so good to have you back!!! <3

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  7. Beautiful shabby chic kind of tag! Looks great with the torn paper and the butterfly and flower arrangement!

  8. Chana, Great job and I love tags. Love those butterflies and the papers you used. Thanks so much for joining us here at Twisted Thursday. I love the way you do your posting. You tell everything but do not talk so much. I hate reading a book when I get to some blog.
    Hugs, Pat

  9. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards & CASEing my card.

  10. This is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  11. This collage design is beautiful, Chana! This is such a thoughtful gift' I look forward to seeing the rest of the project as you complete it. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Wow, Chana! This tag is absolutely stunning! So glad that you are back!

  13. Oh wow this has a beautiful country charm. A wonderful design back and front.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  14. Ohhhhh Chana!!! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Fab work lady! We've missed ya and are uber glad you are back!! {{{hugs}}}

  15. Beautiful tag- front & back! I love the torn panels and distressing!!

  16. So beautiful! Great design and colors!
    Many thanks for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

  17. So pretty, love your tag, thank you for joining us crafting from the heart, good luck
    Carolina dt

  18. This is gorgeous, I love all of the embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC this month!
    Tammy x

  19. Nice CASE using a tag - Thanks for joining in with AAA~

  20. Beautiful tags! Love the butterflies and the pretty papers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  21. Absolutely wonderful, Chana! I love the fun torn details & great inking! So glad to have you healthy & back playing with the team again :)

  22. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Sweet butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  23. I hope that your Dr. see all the love you put in this card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!!

  24. What a GREAT card . . .and so many wonderful details. I see something new each time I look at it. :) You did a great job on the challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge . . . thanks so much for joining us this week. Hope you stop by again this next week. (and GOOD LUCK!!!)

    Kathy - CIO DT

  25. Wow, this is really gorgeous. I love all the little details.
    Thanks for joining us at HOC.
    Ang, HOC DT


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