Monday, December 10, 2012

Tim, Tag and a bag...

Hello, good morning and greetings to all! I'm here bright and early (well, sort of) with a bit of Tim, a tag and a bag! This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we are having a touch of Holtzamania by diving into Tim's world of Tag-ology... Over the years there has been oodles of inky inspiration from Mr. T so we thought it would make a great challenge theme.
 As my title says I'm being a bag lady today with my variation on Tagology. Now that's a made-up word indeed, word but it works! I've been on quite a mission lately to start using up my mountain of unused Design papers and when I came across my Retro Stash I suddenly thought that the striped paper in the set was actually quite festive!
 I made one of these quite a while back but thought I'd create a festive one as it is just the perfect packaging for that little something special. I'm always looking for a way to make use of all those tags that so many of we crafters accumulate. My inspiration comes from Tim's seventh tag from 2011. Check out the link for all the info. You just need two tags, three folds and some paper to create the sides.
I used Kraft Glassine Paper on the sides. It's great stuff. It's so versatile and I love how it can be transformed in both colour and texture. I have also used it for the holly leaves which I crinkled and swiped with Distress Ink. Don't forget, whether inking or stamping, you do need to heat set the coated Kraft Glassine paper to ensure the ink becomes embedded in the paper.
 I was wondering how to close my bag and was playing around with ribbons and string but it didn't work so then I suddenly thought of Tim's Hitch Fastener. I screwed it to the underlying tag and then it just pops through the upper flap to keep the bag shut! I used Tim's die to cut my tags but I suppose you could cut your own to create any size you fancy. How big can you go???!!!
This week it's all about using Tim's tags as inspiration so you can make anything you want to. It's a great challenge theme and ideal chance to play around with your inks or get some more cards done before the Christmas rush!!!! Do take a look at the fabulous ideas from my team-mates over at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Design Team Blog. We are looking forward to seeing your creative thoughts and don't forget this generous $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp!!! You have to be in it to win it!
I must be dashing off now as mummy duty is calling - literally.  Thanks so much for calling by. See you soon,


Helen said...

Love this, Sarah!! I really must get that Joyful stamp set...

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely -thanks for sharing.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Brilliant as always! Love that you made your tags into a bag! FABULOUS!!!!

Redanne said...

Wow Sarah, this is such a brilliant idea! Love that Joyful stamp and love your gorgeous bag with the amazing glassine sides. I think 'Tagology' could catch on! Thanks once again for your inspiration. Hugs, Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, I love your rustic little bag, perfect for wrapping jewellery, you could give the empty bag to Gersom and say he just needs to fill it or Christmas lol . I love the striped paper, it works so well as does the hitch fastener. Love your use of Glassine. Enjoy your week my friend. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Sarah...such a beautiful little gift bag! Love the stitching! Love the distressed look and the sweet little way you've decorated the front of the bag. So pretty!!! <3 Candy

Sandra said...

Your tag bag is amazing! I'm so gonna try this one for sure now! You're so good at them! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

really cool project and take on the challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

How cool is this!?!?!? Verrrrrrrrrry cool!

Unknown said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this little tag bag!!! ingenious...thank you for the's perfection!

Sophie said...

Ein super schönes Täschchen ist das.
Das gefällt mir sehr.

Craftychris said...

I love the retro look of this gift bag. Its amazing! The sentiment is fabulous too xx

Lori said...

I loved this the first time you did one of these..and I love this one, too! Cool idea, and love the retro paper for Christmas...coolio!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous bag!! BTW, TH pinned it on his Christmas board : D.

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Gorgeous parcel, Sarah! I love the homemade touch brought from the stitching :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun is this little bag! Love it~

Maura said...

Love your little bag - beautiful!

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Connie said...

Hi Sarah, Oh my goodness, your bags are amazing. You put so much love and kindness into them and it shows. I was out looking to see who my followers were following and came upon your blog. You have so much talent. Beautiful work :)
I am celebrating my first year as a blogger and having my first Give-Away. Please come visit and while you are there enter to win:)
Have a marvelous day.
Connie :)

Janny Jager said...

Great little bag Sarah.
love the rusty effect.
Greetings Janny

Terry said...

Hey there Sarah, loving your inspired Bag from the Tags hihih fabulous colours and what a clever idea to make a little bag out of the idea's of the tags....thanksss for sharing sweetie xxxx Terry

Minxy said...

Totally gorgeous project x

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