Tags Of Inspiration | July 2013

It’s time for another installment of my tags of inspiration.

For a few months now, I have been creating tags with techniques and embellishing ideas. It’s not a structured project though. Here on the blog I’m sharing a list of ideas that come to me as I look at the tag, but I’m not writing anything on the tags themselves. They are really just a visual that may spark a color palette idea or a technique for a background or simply a finishing touch.

This month I have three more tags to add to my fun Spokane boxes.

Inspiration ideas:

  • Keep it simple
  • Distress ink background in highly contrasting colors
  • Purple/blue/golden yellow color palette
  • Repetition – attach the same shape in a row
  • You don’t always need pattern paper
  • A date stamp is always a good finishing touch

Inspiration ideas:

  • Use punches to ground embellishments to the page
  • Dig through your sticker stash for phrases and words for a finishing touch
  • Use enamel dots to form a visual triangle around embellishment clusters
  • Using an embellishment in each color used in the background will help unify the project
  • Have your elements overlap the edges

Inspiration ideas:

  • Use two colors that sit close to each other on the color wheel
  • Use border punches on scraps of pattern paper
  • Layer punched borders in a row on top of each other
  • Reminder to use up my Sassafras paper flowers
  • Add a vintage button tied with twine

I’m having so much fun with these tags that I had to stop myself the other day from creating more when I had two layouts in progress that needed attention too. But this project does provide me with something to work on when I’m stuck or just don’t have time to work on a layout but have time for something.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love these tags
    so beautiful

  2. What pretty tags, really loved the color tones in the last one

  3. Those tags are gorgeous! Penny

  4. These are all so beautiful, Tammy!

  5. More beautiful tags Tammy! I love the idea of working on these little bits when you’re stuck between projects ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. LOVE the colors on the tags! I will have to talk with you about how to do this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Your tags are all so bright and happy.
    Such a fun project to work on to play with new techniques.
    I really love the colours in the first one ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Gorgeous tags!
    And I love how you list the ideas for each one.
    I am pinning this because I think it’s a great idea for using up stash, too!


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