Friday, September 10, 2010




Welcome to the Orange Blog Hop.  If you happened by not knowing about the hop, we're having a Fiskateer hop today celebrating all things orange a la the orange handled scissors I love so much.  If you aren't yet a Fiskateer, I hope you'll consider joining in.  All you need to do to get started is send me an email at tami@fiskateers.com and let me know about your craft interests.

I had loads of fun playing around with my new favorite Fiskars punches and stamp set to come up with this orange tag for you.  It's a bit on the yellow side of orange, but it does look more orange in real life.  I used some of my old favorites here, too.  The base is an Avery tag covered with sewing pattern paper.  It's pretty delicate, so a glue stick on the tag is about all it takes.  I wrinkled up the pattern paper first for texture and then used a brayer after I got it glued down to get it to stick good and get out the air bubbles.  I then stamped over the paper using Versafine Ink and the stamp set called For the Birds.  The border punch is called In Stitches.  The flowers are by Hero Arts with a sewing snap through the middle.  I painted Radiant Pearls over the top of the tag and on the top flower.  The sentiment is stamped onto a scrap with the same Versafine ink and then punched out with a new squeeze punch called Postage Stamp.  That's a piece of old measuring tape tied up on the top.

I have an extra set of the For the Birds stamps to give away to one lucky hopper who leaves a comment here.  Be sure you sign in with enough info so I can find you after the hop if you win.  Next stop on the hop: Kate Blue #4529

Thanks for stopping by today.

74 comments:

Far North said...

Great choice of stamp sets. That was my first Fiskars set. Love your use of the pattern paper...very creative!

Debby said...

I love this tag Tami. The stamps are pretty awesome. I like the stiches punch very much.

Karin Hall said...

Tami .. I love this project. Karin H #6470

moloneyat said...

Cute tag Tami :o)
Love your stitching theme with the snap flower, the stitched border and the tape measure - makes me want to go and get some tapes & rough them up for some crafting!
Please don't include me in your RAK, just wanted to drop by for the Orange Blog Hop and see your project. I'm now a follower, so will drop by more often to see your latest projects.
TracyM #6773

K Hutchinson said...

Tami, your tag is just GORGEOUS! I love all the details! I need to play with this fun stamp set!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the tag! THe ribbon makes this extra fun!
7120

Shannon Marie said...

beautiful tag as always Tami!! just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

patty w said...

Love the tag ! I adore birds and this is beautiful ! Can't wait to find that border punch !

The color makes me think of comfy, worn leather ! gorgeous !

Patty 2832

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

LOVE THE TAG AND WOULD LOVE FOR THE BIRDS..
THANKS TAMI

Donna said...

Tami this is just a awesome tag, I love the use of the pattern paper! Thanks for such a fun blog hop, Donna #4454

doverdi said...

Beautiful tag Tami. I love my new "in stitches" border punch too. Great choice of stamps. It looks like a fun stamp set.

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

It's been ages since I've seen you :( Thankfully, I know what you're up to via Fiskateers and your blog. Your work is always fantastic.

I've got my eye on you, chica (cuz I follow your blog, haha).

Happy crafting!

Genevieve #839 (fellow bloghop participant)

Shirley said...

beautiful!

Connie said...

your tag is amazing-love everything about it!!! the bird stamps would love them at my house LOL!!

Jennybean said...

beautiful card!

Stayce DeWid said...

love the tag!

Go Orange!
Stayce #2985
www.staycedewid.com

Julie Overby said...

Fabulous tag! I absolutely LOVE that border punch!

Stephanie said...

how'd I not know you have a blog???
glad to see now.
I like making tags. and am still awaiting a tutorial for the alcohol inks... :)
maybe you have one on here and I just need to find it.
I'll have to have a look around.
stephanie, #3584

Tona said...

Omgosh! I love this tag!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tona #4437

pinkyxoxo said...

Just beautiful!

Cheryl #4362

Tifany said...

Oh! I want that stamp set so bad!
Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

Tifany #5942

michelle said...

Adorable please don't RAk me I have a set!

kellystar said...

you make the coolest tags...I've never been a big tag-maker, but you are motivating me to try it more! I love, love the measuring tape as the ribbon--you are so clever!
Kellystar #6446

donna maui said...

Love your work and your blog is so elegant! donna m. #7352

Betsy said...

Gorgeous tag Ms Tami!

Lesa said...

Fantastic tag--love the paper and the tape bow. Don't rak me either cause I have the set and think its wonderful.

Jean said...

So cute! Love the stamps and the colors.

New to many of these blogs and am having fun hopping.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Joanne said...

Tami, Love your blog. Hadn't been here before. Good idea, this blog hop thing!!! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set. By the way, I hope you will come out to Virginia so I can take you to Angela's Happy Stamper. I wrote about it at Fiskateers for you!

Joanne
#7173

jigglipuff7575 said...

Great tag! Very vintage. Just droping in to say Hi.

Ashani # 4682

Carol N said...

Tami, that is a wonderful tag. Did you just use an old sewing pattern for the paper? Or can you buy the paper in sheets?

Carol 6158

Godzoned said...

Hi Tami. Great tag!
thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.

I love how you stamped the birds and combined all the elements together.

Bonnie in SC said...

I like the softer looking orange you used for your tag. Looks very vintage. Thanks for the chance at winning the blog candy. :)
~Bonnie in SC #7278

marla said...

A great project for that stamp set. Thanks for a chance. - Marla#3291

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great Tag. I love the stamp punch.

Janet M said...

I especially loved this blog - it's inspiring.

beulahmom said...

Love this card! Thanks for sharing.

BJ said...

Very beautiful!
hugs-BJ#7298

Dot said...

Great tag! I always have loved the Fiskars punches! Thanks for offering the blog candy too!
Dot #6703

Kelly Sas said...

Great tag! Love the idea of using pattern paper. I have tons of it!

Kelly
#6558

Julie said...

LOVE the ribbon, Tami...really good looking tag. :)

Amy said...

Love your tag!! The stamps are beautiful! Very nice work!!

Chris C said...

I love your tag - especially the use of the pattern paper as a background - I will never be throwing away those scraps of pattern paper ever again.
thanks for the inspiration

Christine C #2264

mikj said...

I love the idea of using the pattern paper - I'll have to check to see if I have any from way-back-when...

jackie 4124 said...

Okay, I'm really loving the In Stitches punch. I've seen it a couple of times now and really need to get one.

Katherine said...

Tami, great tag! I love the flower and ribbon embellishments! :) Thanks for sharing!

Katherine #6847

Mary said...

Mary #5509
Love the tag, beautiful birds too!

Kat said...

Awesome tag! What a wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

NanaBeth said...

Just gorgeous Tami! I never thought on using pattern paper as a background like this. Have paper will try!

Donna said...

Loving your blog! I am so glad that you were chosen as our new lead. You have added some more great talent to the team. Donna 6036

PattiM said...

#2567
love your tag!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Jessica said...

I love that little punch!!! It'll have to go one my wish list! Love the card! Thanks for sharing,
Jessica 5319

weze said...

great tag Tami and I love that bird stamp set.....would go nicely with the new Fiskars bird punch that I just got!
Louise #3903

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Love, love your use of the "In Stitches" border punch. This hop is awesome- it's the second use of this border punch I've seen and it reminds me I have one and haven't put it to good use yet! Now I'm gonna! =) Lovely card overall, too!

Ang

Colleen said...

Love the tag. Thanks for sharing

Paper Patti said...

Love your tag, Tami. I can't wait to get those new punches!

Patti #3651

Laura Bray said...

Darling tag! I have such a thing for birds.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Tami,

I knew you would have something fun for us! I have been keeping my eye out for old cloth measuring tapes to use just like you did here. Finding them at the thrift store has to be less expensive than buying the ribbon.

Thanks for the fun inspiration!

Karee Sue said...

what a beautiful card,
love the birds
thanks for the change to win
#3609

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cool tag!!! I recently made a layout with sewing pattern paper flowers on it. I love the idea of covering a tag with it too! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Fence said...

Great tag, Tami! Love the color and the tape measure ribbon is super cool!

Melissa said...

great tag I love the stamps!
northernmemories@yahoo.com

Groovy Deborah said...

Hey Tami you are talkin my language making a tag! Love tags and love what you did with yours. Birdies rock!
Deb♥

lakeslady said...

Super Tag Tami, I like the background a lot.
I am so glad you are enjoying being a Fiskateer. Good luck for the future Joan all the way from England

~Kim said...

the stamps are incredible. I don't think that I have the set either, hum? The stitch edger is really cool.

Peg said...

I love the tags you make. This one is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration, Tami.

ChangedbyHim said...

Thanks. I am new and can use all the ideas I can get.

karenvonbaron said...

I love, love, love this tage. I like the way you did the background.
Karen #4500

MaryNSC said...

O I enjoyed that I LOVE THEM STAMPS I love any BIRDS Thank U for a chance.. I got me an EVERY PUNCH cause of u I am going to make something tomorrow with it thank U

goldyfish said...

Great tag. I already have the stamp set so don't put me in the drawing. I love the new postage stamp punch, so cute. So many great Fiskars punches and so little money. LOL

sandyh50 said...

Love the tag! I like the way you used sewing patterns on your tag, so cool.

sandy 4165

Rosalee said...

Cute lookin Tag Tami. It has such a cool look. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee #5977

Suz said...

fantastic tag Tami - thanks for the inspiration

Suz 6135

Createology said...

I like this clever tag. It seems that you have super busy with your Fiskateers creating lots of goodies. Happy creating...

Sue McGettigan said...

Beautiful tag Tami, love the way you used the pattern too.