I was browsing around my bookmarked challenges this weekend, and Tag, You're It caught my eye. Check out Heather's awesome inspiration tag:
Reverse Confetti has a new floral set, LOVE BLOOMS, that I thought would fit perfectly. Turns out, as I got going, I kept gravitating toward hearts. 'Tis the season, I suppose!
All three tags were first cut with the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die using two different patterns. Tag 1 also includes a pair of hearts from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts, along with the word "love" from the HEART LOVE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts. I added a little gold splatter and some gold metallic stitching for fun.
Tag 2 has a large heart (also from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts die set) and an ARROW Confetti Cuts die-cut in place of the loops and heart pair.
And Tag 3 is just like Tag 1, only in different colors:
PAPER: designer paper scraps, Crate Paper Open Book 6x6 collection, red card stock, dark gray card stock
OTHER: gold cord, ivory thread, gold metallic thread, Heidi Swapp gold and black mist, foam squares
On a different topic -- I always enjoy the variety of crafty things my fellow card-makers also do, so I thought I'd share a sewing project I was busy with last week. My daughter's 5th-grade class put on an Aladdin Jr. performance, and so naturally, the parents were busy with all kinds of things: costumes, painting sets, gathering props, and such.
My husband and parents got a kick out of seeing our old brass dining room chandelier, which had been gathering dust in the garage for a few years, as part of the Cave of Treasures set. And I told my mom and dad to be on the lookout for the magic carpet costumes, which I warned might have a lot in common with my old window treatments! It's not a very good shot, but here are my daughter and younger son modeling the magic carpet costumes I made (sadly, I didn't get a photo of the two girls who played the magic carpets [and did a fabulous job!]):
This was one of those things where I found some spare fabric in my basement and some basic instructions online (thank you Lori Hart Beninger), and thought 1) I know how to sew; and 2) it's just a flat piece with a border and layers, right? I do that ALL the time with paper ... how hard could it be? Turns out, it wasn't hard, just time-consuming. The first carpet probably took me 12-14 hours. The second one went much more quickly -- maybe only 2 hours, 'cause I knew what I was doing by then!
And if you ever need magic carpet costumes, I now have two!
Thanks so much for stopping by!