Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Autumn Blessings Tag

Did you grab the "Apple Basket Fill" digi yet?  If not, you still have a little time left to get it for free...remember, Friday will bring a brand new free digi. 

I used the apples and basket combo to make this Autumn Blessings tag, layered up with reminders of Fall...crisp apples, primitive alphabet paper, ruler twill tape, twine. 

The Details:
  • I quickly and easily colored a manila tag with Distress Stains, applying Rusty Hinge horizontally and Pumice Stone vertically.
  • I layered up two pattern papers with their torn edges distressed using Old Paper DI and applied ruler twill tape along the bottom edge.
  • I border-punched two sides of a third pattern paper, crinkled, and distressed it and applied that vertically.
  • I printed the "Apple Basket Fill" digital stamp onto SU! So Saffron card stock and colored the apples using Distress Stains and Inks with an aqua pen.  Don't forget to spray your prints with a workable fixative (I use Krylon) before coloring so your ink will not bleed into your colors.  Also, be sure to spray outside or in a well ventilated area!
  • The basket was cut using my Cricut, SCAL, and The Creative Pointe's SVG file that you can get for free HERE.  I applied the basket to the tag using foam tape to make it pop.
  • The final touches were the stamped sentiment and a variety of buttons, twine, and ribbon.

I have a friend with an upcoming September birthday, so I think I'll use this tag to decorate a kraft gift bag for her.

: manila tag; K&Co; Daisy D’s; SU! cardstock ‘So Saffron’, ‘Going Gray’, ‘Close to Cocoa’; PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’; scrap pattern paper
Image: ‘Apple Basket Fill’ by Paper Squirrel
SVG:  ‘Basket’ by The Creative Pointe
Stamps: JoAnn
Inks: Distress Stain ‘Barn Door’, ‘Aged Mahogany’, ‘Rusty Hinge’, ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Crushed Olive’; Distress Ink ‘Forest Moss’, ‘Old Paper’; Archival Ink ‘Coffee’
Embellishments: buttons; thread; PTI rustic button twine; TH safety pin; Ribbon Trends ruler twill tape; American Crafts grosgrain ribbon

Tools: EK Success border punch; aqua pen; 3M foam tape; TH paper distresser, foam ink blending tool; glue dots; SCAL; Cricut Expression; ink jet printer; Krylon ‘Workable Fixtatif’


  1. I love your tag! Thank you for joining us at Scrapalicious USA! ~Shelley

  2. Another great digi for the basket and a great tag made with it!

  3. Very pretty! I love the ribbon with the string! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

  4. Oh this is so beautiful. I love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us on Scrapalicious USA.

  5. Oh so very cute!!! LVOE IT!



  6. Great Autumn tag and such perfect colours! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and hope to see you again soon! Love Jacky x

  7. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Lexi's Creations! Sure hope you join us again soon!


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