Tags Of Inspiration | August 2013

I can’t believe that the end of summer is just about here!

When I started my inspiration tag project a few months ago, I thought I would spend the summer making a ton of tags and I’d have a full box at the end of August. Well, I certainly have the ambition…just not the time. Today I have a few more tags to share, but I am far from a full box. These three will have to do for now. Hopefully my crafting time will be more plentiful soon.

Inspiration ideas:

  • Embossing folders can really dress up plain die cuts
  • Add solid colored die cuts on a pattern paper background
  • A primary color scheme is great for summer
  • A little bling can make a big impact

Inspiration ideas:

  • The smaller scale patterns in 6×6 paper pads are perfect for die cutting and punches
  • Line up a group of punches for a fun border
  • Stacked embellishments provide texture, dimension and are a great finishing touch
  • A little distress ink around the edge of the project can provide a lot of depth
  • Hand stitching elements will help ground them on the project

Inspiration ideas:

  • Peeled Paint/Faded Jeans/Peacock feathers is a super cool color combination
  • Masks are great for inking a background too – they are not just for misting
  • Buttons can help add character to a project but are so often overlooked
  • Use unique punched shapes as the base for stacked embellishments

I am still having a blast creating these tags and will just continue making them until I run out of inspiring ideas. (Is that even a possibility?) Stay tuned for more tags next month.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. your tags are so cute, especially love the 2nd one!

  2. These are adorable! Must be great fun to create them, a nice diversion from making scrapbook pages. Hope you’ll tell us what you plan to do with your box of tags!

  3. Great tags – I’m glad you’re able to fit in some crafty time with the new job!

  4. These are incredible! Love the colors!!

  5. I LOVE that second tag! I always have the best intentions and the drive to complete the and work on the projects too, but it’s the time I lack as well. I hope the new job is treating you well and that your schedule all falls into place soon!

  6. They are all truly inspirational , tfs

  7. Beautiful additions to your tag collection, Tammy!

  8. Beautiful tags, I love the embossing and then the inking on the others is gorgeous – keep going 🙂

  9. These are just so gorgeous! I especially love the pattern play on the first one 🙂

  10. Beautiful tags.
    I really like the second one with the banners 🙂


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