Tags of Inspiration | February 2014

February has been another crazy month. I almost didn’t have time to work on my tags for this post. But they are so much fun to create, I made the time this week. After work. Not my most creative time. But as I always say, these tags are more about the technique, the color combos and the ideas, than they are about being pieces of art themselves.

(What are my Tags of Inspiration? Here’s my original post if you missed it and want the full details. I am simply making these tags as a trigger. They remind me of my tools, different embellishments, color palettes, border treatments, techniques to add to a page, etc… They are not exactly meant to be works of art  — some are much prettier than others — they simply provide me with inspiration if needed, when I’m working on a project.)

Inspiration ideas:

  • Tone on tone embellishments
  • Sequins add subtle shimmer
  • Inking on the debossed side to get a different look
  • Use washi tape to mask off lines to get a crisp, inked edge

Inspiration ideas:

  • Randomly pile up a the same kind of shape with slight variations
  • Add foam adhesive to some layers to get added dimension
  • Use paint around the edges instead of ink
  • Corrugated paper provides a lot of texture and interest

Inspiration ideas:

  • Simple is sometimes enough
  • Add a photo
  • 3×4 tags might already have the perfect printed image you need

Inspiration ideas:

  • Squares are the perfect place to hold embellishments
  • Choose embellishments in contrasting colors
  • Adding one thing that is not like the others adds interest

And just for fun this month, I thought I would share a few shots of the box itself, lined up with tags.

The box is finally filling up! Some of my tags are pretty bulky, so I didn’t think it would take this long. There is still plenty of room for more tags. Seriously, this is one of my most favorite ongoing projects ever.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. This is a great idea. Using supplies you may not dig out so often.

  2. I love that little box. I also like how its not only functional but also decorative.

  3. I love the heart one! Great tags!!!!

  4. Your box of tags looks so pretty 🙂

  5. The heart one is my fave too. That box is almost bursting with great ideas!!

  6. what a sweet little box!! I love the “happy spring” card.

  7. I love your tags! So inspirational. Sometimes it’s just the thing to triggered new idea, or to practice a new technique. Michelle t

  8. I love the corrugated tag!! So cute!!

  9. This is such a cool project. I’ve been looking for something to do with an old spinner Rolodex I found for $2 at a thrift store… this seriously might just be the project for it!!


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