Recycled shaker tag – TAGplorations

Hello there everyone and happy April!! We are starting this month with the TAGplorations tag challenge reveal! This months theme is RECYCLING and as an optional element you are asked to use tissue paper.

I didn´t use tissue paper, but instead created a fun shaker tag using a piece of embellisment packaging to create the skaker parts. Here is the finished piece:

This time my tag is quite clean & simple. Just a bit patterned paper, some stamping and the shaker piece. I´m really excited to see what you guys create for this months challenge as there are so very many possibilities to incorporate recycled elements to tags!! I have a feeling this months challenge will be full of great tags!!

I´ve created a process video for you to watch, to give you a better idea on how I put this tag together. Hope you enjoy!

Now is again your turn – hop over to the STAMPlorations blog and join this months tag challenge! Remember to play by the rules, you will find them listed at a separate rules section at their blog. See you there!

Like always, you can again take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout and you get 20% off your order!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


25 Days of Christmas Tags – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to  the 8th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event organized by Tracey McNeely!!! Today marks day 15 of 25 days of Christmas tags and it´s time for the STAMPlorations girls to share their tags.

If you aren´t familiar with this event, you definitely should check the line-up of the amazing companies and their design teams who joined this year – there is sooo much inspiration available, so don´t miss this one!!! Today is day 15, so go to Tracey´s blog to see all the previous posts too – and there are also prizes to be won *wink*.

Now to my project for this year – let me start with the steps:

I again created a shaker card for this years post. I love making them :). Here, by the way, is my last years project, just in case you want to see the video to how to build up a shaker card really easy. But let me continue with the steps. First I chose two sizes of the STAMPlorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies and die cut one base piece (solid) and several pieces to create the window/frame from white cardstock.

Then I adhered all the window pieces together, added some super strong adhesive tape and a acetate piece to build the window.

Next I inked the top piece and the solid tag piece with Bundled Sage and Salty Ocean Distress Ink tones and added a heat embossed Christmas sentiment into the middle of the solid tag. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations – from their Typografia Christmas series and called: Merry Little Christmas. I stamped the sentiment to the background with embossing ink, then applied golden embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun. There are also very small water droplets on the background, created with the water tank brush.

Before I adhered the bottom and the top parts together, I filled the frame with various Nuvo sequins, stars and circles. Here are some detail photos of the finished tag.

I really love the Salty Ocean ink tone so very much! I think I used blue last year too ;-).

Now for the blog hop details:
– you can go back and start from HERE if you started from my blog
– for the overview of all featured teams/days, go HERE
– if you want to see the rules on how to play along, go HERE to the main post

Happy hopping and hope you get inspired!
xxx, Sanna