Monday, January 22, 2018

Simon Says Stamp...Tag It

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
While I wait rather impatiently if I'm honest for the amazing new Tim Holtz 2018 products to arrive in the cubbyhole, I thought I would have a root around in my stash and use some old favourites to make a Tag Memory Book.

I started off by looking out some Ranger #8 Manila Tags and Distress Spray Stains...
and an old Simon Says Stamp Card Kit box makes the ideal spray station...
I then looked out one of my favourite Tim Holtz Idea-ology rolls of Tissue Wrap, tore it into strips and fixed it down with Distress Collage Medium...

used Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlits to die cut the front cover...
I stamped Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script inked with Black Soot Archival, Walnut Stain and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks randomly on both sides of the tags...
and the letters from Stampers Anonymous Worn Text with Black Soot Archival...
added Metallic Alpha Stickers
and Idea-ology Photobooth (of course you could add your own photos) and Snippets...
I cut down two of the tags and created hinged flap tags using Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape to hold them in place...
I decorated the tags with the Chatter Design Tape and Idea-ology Clippings Stickers...
as an afterthought, I trimmed down 4 more Manila Tags and stamped with Stampers Anonymous Composition and Lined using Ground Espresso Archival and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to create journalling tags. This is one of the new releases for 2018 and will be shipping in February - available to pre-order at Simon Says Stamp
I arranged the tags in the order I wanted them in the tag book, made sure they were all the right way up (you don't want upside down alphabet letters-been there, done that, got the T-shirt), scored each tag 1/2" from the bottom and fixed them together with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. You could also use Ranger Wonder Tape if you prefer.
I tied Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Distress Stains, Linen Ribbon and Paper Solid String thread through the hole in each tag...
I changed my mind about the "IT" Metallic Stickers on the front cover. I covered them with Quote Letters instead and added Idea-ology Label Letters.
I finished off the cover with a strip of Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape, a Hinge Clip and Nature Adornment coloured with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
and here are a few of the decorated tag pages...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. I love making tag books and I love yours Kath. Fabulous details and vintage colours. Tracy x

  2. Oh my goodness, how fab is this!! Such a lot of work has gone into this little booklet and the details are all amazing! Love the whole design of this!!! GORGEOUS!!

    Lols x x x

  3. This is so cool, Kath! I love the idea of tags made into a memory book.

    Cathie ♥

  4. WOW! This is fabulous Kath! Love all the layers and wonderful embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  5. Super creation Kath. You have certainly put to use a lot of different items in this make - and it all works wonderfully.
    Toni xx

  6. Looks fabulous, I really love it ...
    Can't wait to see your new makes this year Kath, some of the creations on the show where super amazing....xx

  7. Fantastic work!
    Happy new week!:)


  8. Amazing tag memory book! Awesome color,texture,and layering!!

  9. Love your Tag Memory Book,great technique and design.xx Cuddles for Buddy.

  10. Wow love the idea of making memory book using Tags, I have so many tags, this will be nice project to try. Thanks for sharing

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  12. This mini album is so cool, Kath! I love the colors the most and that vintage and retro mood of your pages. That was such a fun idea of letting them just sprayed without much blending. Love the tissue patterns added and those sweet pictures too. Hugs, Macarena

  13. Fabulous! Love the spritzy backgrounds, so cool with the tissue wrap scraps - and great collaging for each page. The various twines and ribbons and laces are a brilliant finishing touch.
    Alison x

  14. I love the backgrounds you've created for each tag, Kath and as someone who adores tag books, this really does appeal to me! Beautiful work, as always... Hugs xx

  15. Love your tag book, Kath! Great use of the Simon box to use for spraying, I am going to do that! Love all the different tags and different things you tied on to them. It's fun sometimes going into your stash and finding old treasures to work with! Hugs, Maura

  16. This is so lovely and vintage. A tag book is a great idea. I love your mix of alphas on the front.

  17. Love your gorgeous tag memory book, Kath. All the details and embellishments on these tags are so beautiful. :)

  18. I was so impatient to see this project when you shared the sneak peek!! I love it, love every page you created with the tags!! awesome idea !! <3

  19. What a fabulous tag book, Kath! Love all the spraying and all the letters and words! It's stunning! Hugs, Sandra


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