Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Challenge 96 - Tag you're it!

Bettina here and I am hosting the challenge 96 these next two weeks. We have a lovely new challenge for you today!

Our theme for the challenge 96 is:
Tag , you're it!

 Tag on creation or make a Tag
We would love to see any kind of project,
But just remember to put a tag on it!
Or better yet make a tag

Sponsors and Prizes

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.
Shape EZ is a product originating from the desire to be different.  The templates were inspired by one unforgettable template and has become an opportunity to share speciality shaped cards with everyone.   Every template is offered in 300 dpi in SVG,JPEG,PNG and PDF files so no matter your preference, they are perfect for everyone.  No cutter needed, instructions included and are only limited by your imagination.  

Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
SweetStamps.com manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, speciality card stock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 

We have lots of lovely
inspiration for you too!

Tammy from Shape EZ

 Tip:  When you are layering sentiments or designs on a project, start with light colors of ink first.  White pigment, Silver etc. When you get to the darker colors - "black" or "sepia"  you can stamp off ink on a scratch paper first then apply the second stamping of color to your project.  This allows the ability to stamp with solid black or sepia last for the most prominent or focal point.

Annette scrapped 4 u using Shape EZ Gift Pouch

My Tip is: Don't hold on to one size of your template. Try to use them bigger or smaller. In this case I've used them small as a bag with a lot of wishing tags. 

Petra using Cloud Card and its Petra's Happy Birthday tomorrow

So Happy Birthday from everyone here at Top Tip Tuesday!

Louise using Dress

Annette - Roll bag & Pedestal Tag 1

Tip - The tag template that I used had snowflake cut outs along the sides, but I excluded these by cutting straight over them so that I could use the tag for an Easter theme instead making the tag more versatile.

Bettina - Cherry Cake

Tip: When you are doing a cupcake a lace can make a lovely detail to it, just make sure it is a wavy one to follow along the curves of the cupcake.

Deneen Tipped Scalloped Flower

Tip - Don't be afraid to cut up your flourishes to make them fit your project.  One flourish wasn't enough, and to use a whole second flourish was too much, so I cut up the second one and stuck the bits amongst the flowers at the bottom.


Elaine - Dress
Tip - ink the edges of the dress lightly to give definition

Lisa M - Nutty Card
Tip - Easily convert .pdf  files to a .png file so that it will cut on your Silhouette Cameo cutter. Simply open the pdf file, click the Fn button and PrntScr button on keyboard at the same time. Open up the Paint program and click paste. Then in paint, cut out around the area of the image you want to convert and paste it to a new page in Paint. Save this page as a .png file on your desktop. Once you're ready to cut the file out, right click on the icon and open it with Silhouette Studio.

Samantha - Flip Tree
Tip - To make your Tag nice and sturdy glue or sewing
your D.p onto the shape, you can add a little glue to the middle of your work, so if you are using a sewing machine you do not get glue on your needle.

Jennifer - Flip Tree
Tip: Look around your home for great things to re-purpose in your crafting! the tag on my card comes from a purchase made at an antique store. some coats of distress stain, a few squirts of glimmer mist, a stamped sentiment, and several types of washi tape transform it into something brand new! :)

Lisa S - Pedestal Tag 1 

Tip: Bling is a favorite way of mine to accent and I've mixed shades of aqua on my wall hanging. Use your favorite embellies to maximize the wow factor on your projects.

Heike using Roll Bag

Tips: 1.Try using old film canisters for holding glitter, beads, etc. 2.You can try going to a second hand store and look for inexpensive clothes you can cut up and use the fabric on your cards. 3.Use old magazines or calendar pages to make envelopes or backgrouds.

Hope you feel inspired Now its over to you!

You're welcome to enter up to 3 times and share your tips with us.  Please add TIP to your name when you submit your project if you are providing a tip so that you are eligible for the Top Tipper prize.

Good Luck


  1. WOW ! Thank you so much for the inspiration ! These creations are totally awesome ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. You ladies have shown the templates in such beautiful light! I hope you all enjoyed creating with them! Thank you again for the opportunity and best of luck to the winner!
    Tammy Louise
    PS love that little bitty gift pouch and the rhinestones on the tag in those little circle holes! The cloud template is superbly embellished and all of the bags and tags are fabulous! Love those dress template too!

    1. Thanks again Tammy and we LOVE your creations and working with your awesome templates! xx

  3. Great DT projects!

  4. Wow...beautiful tag samples! Thank you for the challenge!

  5. Gr8t job DT and thanks for the challenge!

  6. Thanks Ladies we love seeing all your creations too! they are also a great inspiration for us too! hugs the TTT girls x

  7. WOW - awesome DT creations - fabulous. TFS


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