Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snowy Hug Tag card

Hi friends! I know, I know everyone is working on valentines, but can you believe I had stamped this image and not colored it?! True! I HAD to use it on a card~I think it's my favorite image! (#3071 SNOWY HUG)

Then I had to use my favorite winter (and summer!) color~aqua! I better get to some links before going further! The amazing, wonderful Claudia Rosa made a tag card that was my inspiration. She was in turn inspired by this crafter Tiets, Sugar Bowl. I wanted to make my card fit into an A2 envelope so I started with card stock that measured 10" x 4" and scored it at 4.5". Then cut the corners on the back at an angle to make the back of the card. There is a nestability oval tucked under the plaid paper to hold the card close. To open, you just lift the edge with the short strings.

My plan to fit in an A2 envelope fell apart when I decided to add the wide grosgrain ribbon to the top! I didn't have room on the card front for ribbon or flowers (since my card is smaller) so I wanted a fancier top! I used my craft knife to cut a slot and put the ribbon through. It's tied with a little piece of string and the bow is separate and adhered with Scor-tape. Please see Claudia's photos for how it opens! I still have to decorate the inside of mine!

I think I'll have to make one of these with a mini image!!
Thanks for coming by today! The weekend is almost here!! Yeah! Have a terrific ThursdaY!
Hugs, Cheryl


19 comments:

Karen's Fun Blog said...

What a beautiful tag! I also love the colors you chose! : )

dolcreations said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous.I just love the papers and the colours that you used to colour Tilda! Your colouring is absolutely perfect!

Jean said...

Cheryl, this is just too adorable and my favorite color too.. this card would work for birthday's anything.. Love it!!! Your coloring is supurb and your paper matches ad does the ribbon... a great little card.. great going and thanks for sharing...
Hugs, Jean

Christina C. said...

Hi Cheryl! your tag card is lovely...Claudia inspired me to make one too! Beautifully colored image!!!

Pam said...

Cheryl....as always...WOW..WOW...WOW.
Hugs,
Pam:)

Kelly said...

Your tag is so beautiful and the colors you chose are so nice. Wonderful job, very nice.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Cheryl, your coloring is always so beautiful. This is an awesome Tag card...
Hugs,
Barb

Rene said...

OMG this is SO FANTASTIC! I love the colors, the stitching...I just love everything about it! (And, I confess, I'm not a tag lover but you may have just changed my mind! Awesomeness!)
Rene :D

Myrna said...

I just love these minis! I'll have to try this tag. Thanks for giving us the directions on how you made yours. Love your colors and how you layered your tag!

Corinne said...

Beautiful tag card. Love the colors....Snowy Hug is one of my favorite stamps too...definitely have to try making one of these tags.
Hugs~
Corinne

Chris said...

How sweet is this? Cheryl, it is just adorable! I know what you mean about discovering that your embellishment can move you right into another card size! I've done that more than once! I love the colors and that ribbon is beautiful! Great job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Abbylicious said...

Hi Cheryl, how cute your tag is, love it!!! Got to make me one :)
Judy K.

Debbie said...

I saw Claudia's card like this, she is such an insirpation to all of us, and so are you..this is stunning, so I hope you post pictures when the inside is done as well. As for the envelope, I see you work in a school, try a report card envelope, that might work, it might be the perfect in between size.

Hugs
Debbie

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful colors! I will have to give this tag card a try. They look like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

This image is cute, especially this time of year. Great job. Rea

Angela said...

Beautiful! Love this tag shaped card. Lovely colors you used and your coloring fabulous as always! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

So very cute. Love the color combination. Edna

Sandy said...

This is beautiful Cheryl!
Sandy Dehon

Cordine said...

Your tagcard is stunning! I think this was my favorite stamp this year. mmmm i have so many
Hugs
Cordine

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