Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Let's Play Tag

This week's Daring Cardmakers Little Extra is "make a Special Tag for a Special Present"

I've bought something for my hubby this Christmas which is in a huge box, so I decided to make a suitably large tag to adorn it! It's not often I think in sizes any bigger than a 14x14cm card - much bigger than that and I get the "oooer that's a lot of empty space" heebie jeebies, which is probably why my poor 8x8in scrapbook still only has 5 pages - yep the one that's going to be a Christmas present........

Well this tag is huge, and actually it wasn't so hard - probably because once I'd made the letters there wasn't much room left anyway!

I made the letters using the Greetings Card Factory program, making them just over 4cms tall and reversing them before I printed them out onto thin card - this way I could stick the letters onto the back of patterned paper and still see the lines for cutting them out. I used various different papers, and used up lots of scraps too. The edges are strips of BG Dasher papers. I added a few sequins, some of my cereal box chipboard presents, some glitter, ribbon and fibres. I'm really chuffed with this and it was actually fun to do.

Ah well, now, back to the baby album, the half-made birthday card and those two extra Christmas cards that have just been ordered this afternoon.......Oh woe is me

7 comments:

Jo said...

lol that tag is soooo big but soooo fabby :) It is way cool :)

jo xx

Ann said...

What a great tag Kathy!
That will certainly make hubby's gift stand out...lol

Nicely done...

Gillian Hamilton said...

Well I think your just showing off!! LOL.... That is absolutely Brilliant Kathy.... What a star you are.. Would never have thought of making a huge tag like this, but it's an awesome idea.. Hey it would've made a great banner for your blog... ***WTG***

Sylvie said...

Hi Kathy !! first thank you very much for your visit and comment of my blog !! I visited your and I love all your creations !! you do a wonderful job and love your style !! I keep you in my fav !!Have a nice day !! :

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful tag!

Paula said...

Cool Miss Kathy! Love it!!!
I know I haven't took part in the challenge yet, I'm finding it a challenge to muster the energy!!
Have an idea going to try it out now!

Andrea said...

Love It Kathy! great tag...

and I totally agree with Gillian great banner for your blog!