Hello again and HAPPY WEEKEND!!! Well yes paradise found.......is exactly what making these tags has been about. I signed up for a year long swap where you make tags from different countries and each month we get a new month. This was a Caribbean Island....well I chose Aruba. Who wouldn't want to go there???? Well I hear so much about this wonderful place from friends who have visited that...I decided that was my island of choice. I had no idea there were soooo many islands and oh my I have learned so much doing this swap on Swap-Bot because each time you get a different country you basically gotta learn about it to get the feel of it and of course know the ALCOHOL of choice....well I can see myself sitting on the beach in Aruba drinking a coconut mixed drink....perhaps a coconut crusher or a coconut pie. YUM! So that was my drink of choice for this swap. I decorated the tag with sprays and stamps and used my Montana Markers for the side in black.
The tag has those 3D stickers you buy at Michael's and I painted this side using my Gelli-Plate which you make tags super quick and easy and FAB!
Of course I love charms and this sun charm was perfect. I buy most of my charms from Etsy...so many to pick from! I used embroidery floss also to put with the fibers.
Some of the stickers are Jolee's too. Which who couldn't love those...they ARE so darn cute!
Here I cut the ARUBA silhouette in Black Bazzill cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo....it turned out exactly as I wanted! This one went to Canada.
Of course this is my Italy tag
I still have tons of buttons from my term with Rusty Pickle and I still use them...This is one of my favorite things to do make grapes with them...which I also did for the wine recipe book.
The leaves are CuttleBug dies from a longtime back.
If you look closely I even found a Chianti wine charm advertised on Etsy as vintage charm...gotta love it!
Well I choose Chianti Wine I mean pure perfection I used encaustic wax on the tag and love these feel of it...I use R&F
The tag was a lot of fun to make. Now I need that glass of wine.
This is Germany tag, I used an old Quickutz container to make the box for the tag. I had the Germany paper from a swap years back...the Prost is actually A Quickutz alpha.
This was a lot of fun! The front of the tag
The back of the tag
Again I used the Gelli-Plate for the tag itself love love love the Gelli-Plate
The box with the lid on
This is similar to the Italy tag but this actually the Paris tag, I actually went to Paris in the tenth grade and while there drank wine...and beer. There was no age limit then in France or if it was IDK...I bought beer at the McDonalds in Paris and I thought I was it! Again my button technique....the wine bottle is Quickutz
The label is from one of my favorite of all time swappers thanks sweet Lu! I aged it with Tim Holtz inks and the wine glass is also Quickutz the tag was made with alcohol inks by Ranger.
The ink on the goblet is Copic
Rub-ons and more Rusty Pickle buttons
The box I made for the tag, I bought the Vins on Etsy
It looked so nice in the box
The Russia Tag which I think was my most favorite too
I bought all the goodies from Scrapbook.com
There was a lot of wonderful Russia items for purchase
Of course the alcohol of choice was VODKA
I used a lot of fibers
A great collage for Russia
The Babushka Doll
I do love the dolls, see that wonderful Russia paper from Scrapbook.com
the papers are from Scrapbookcustoms.com that I bought from Scrapbook.com
Well this is the last one I just completed for this month and I had England....well Castle Rock is the alcohol of choice and an evening at the Pub....I love the English flag Union Jack its everywhere, cell phone covers, craft items, charms, etc... I first embossed the tag with the Tim Holtz Sizzix folder of the London icon. I used some of Paper House Productions stickers they are just too cute!
Again more of the Paper House Productions and the Castle Rock beer the inks from Tim Holtz
So much fun these tags are....if ya want to join the next round go HERE or keep an eye out from swap hostess to hold the next one which will be again real soon
The Screech Owl by Castle Rock
The bottle cap
The ribbon is some I dyed and the adorable Union Jack buttons are from Etsy
You can see the thickness of the stickers here....too cute!
Our next tag is Mexico which of course you all know me and my margaritas....mmmmmm.
Well today I cleaned house and the boys helped too...I'm ready for my next page in my journal and hopefully go to the quilt show tomorrow. Have a great evening and Sunday too!! I cooked the boys spaghetti for dinner and I am having spaghetti squash. Yummy!
WOW - Your tags are so creative - Love the details. The Vin box is beautiful!
Miss you too!
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