Tuesday, December 12, 2017

in future, i'd like to be addressed as...

..."the ace of lace" and you'll see why in a minute. but first i need to tell you that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "let's play tag" and we'd like you to make-- ok, you're probably way ahead of me here-- a tag! it can be a stand alone item, or part of a card, or attached to a gift or present. whatever kind of tag you'd like to make, we promise to love it. here's what i made:

patterned paper scraps: dcwv, 7 gypsies, the paper co, graphic 45, glitz design, lilybee + vintage sheet music and india paper from my stash; glitter paper: best creation and american crafts pow; rhinestone brad: eyelet outlet; wooded stars: studio calico; bits of lace and seambinding from my stash; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

yep, i made two tags, because coincidentally, i'm going to be seeing two friends, together, in a holiday context this week. so after i made the tags, i made bags to put them on:

to make the tags, i combined loads of diecuts in white and cream and gold, which helpfully used up a bunch of ancient paper scraps. i piled all the pretty things on top of hand-cut tag shapes that i made from plain cardstock scraps, because i didn't happen to have any premade tags that were big enough, lol.

to make the bags, i took ordinary plain white bags from the big box store, and hot-glued bits of lace neatly, all around the bags, one layer at a time. the only tricky-- or at least counterintuitive-- thing is that it's easiest to attach the layers of lace from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. so it's a bit crucial that you "lay out" your trimmings before you begin, and maybe add a few light pencil markings on the bags to guide your placement. oh and i find it a huge help to place a shoebox INSIDE the bag, to give me a work surface on all four sides!

why not hop over to SOS and check out the awesome tag-o-liciousness perpetrated by my lovely design team sisters? ♥


  1. One word says it all "Wowzers!!!" Gorgeous bags and awesome tags. I have been waiting to see if you would do collage tags and you didn't disappoint me one teeny bit.

  2. Wow, gorgeous tags and gorgeous bags. Love all the lace and different elements on your tags.

  3. Oh my goodness these are beautiful. I love the tags ofcourse too. Yes indeed call you "miss lacey queen". X

  4. You are totally the ace of lace - how incredibly gorgeous all this lace is on your bags and tags!

  5. Gasp... So gorgeous, Miss Ace of Lace! Beautiful tags just absolutely complete the package! Great tips about gluing the lace-- I can see myself fumbling instead of adding a sturdy shoe box surface!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous tags and bags, they are a gift on their own.
    Thanks for the fabulous tips, like the idea of placing a show box inside the bag, makes perfect sense.
    Awesome projects, my dear.


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