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Trick or Treat Tags

This week’s challenge at Tag Tuesday is to use orange and black on your tag. I made these Halloween tags to attach to gifts. They were super easy and turned out pretty cute.

Here is a closeup of a couple of them. I started with a black cardstock tag. I stitched an orange crepe paper ruffle and added it to the tag base, then stitched on some black satin ribbon.
I added a sentiment made with my Dymo label maker and attached a glittery spider or ghost. A matching ribbon finishing each one.
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I recently hosted an ATC swap with several categories. I wanted to give a little something to the participants to thank them for joining, so I made some French-inspired tags.

I used a Paris themed paper for some of the tags. It has a great collage of vintage ephemera, so I didn’t want to add a lot to it. I added a strip of Tim Holtz’s tissue tape and a scallop-edged circle punched from beautiful Mariposa paper with a gold fleur de lis pattern. I typed “Merci” on cardstock and adhered it to the circle. A black satin ribbon tops off this tag.

For the other tags, I used the black and gold fleur de lis paper as my base and added a pink scrap to make the scallop-edge punched image of Marie Antoinette stand out. I again added the typed “Merci” to the tag...

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We’re Off to See the Wizard…

I’m participating in Karla’s Dorothy Tag Book Swap. I was at a loss for what to create. I tried a couple of things, but they didn’t work out. Then, when I was out antiquing a couple weeks ago in a little town on the TX/OK border, I found vintage Wizard of Oz fabric! How special is that?! I no longer needed inspiration – my theme was set.

Since the fabric has such a fun, graphic print, I didn’t want to over embellish it. Here is a look at my tags.

I stitched the Oz fabric onto a plain ivory fabric with some quilt batting between them. I stitched on a little ruffle at the bottom. I typed a little Dorothy quote and glued that to the front. Because the back looked pretty plain, I drew a little picture of a house and typed another quote for this side. I hope my swap partners like it!
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