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~~ The Autumn Blog Hop w/Crate Paper! ~~

Posted by Ania On Monday, November 08, 2010


Whether you’re here because you usually drop by every now and then, or whether you’re here because you’ve been sent this way from Crate Paper to scavenge the letters – welcome Smile


One of the things I am thankful for is tea. Tea with milk (preferably whole milk) and honey. Or real Chai. *yum*


I’m rarely one of those who knows exactly what I’m gonna do in advance. I just go with the flow and wing it. Here I pulled three scraps (from both Restoration and Brooke), and cut this half-doily which I knew I wanted to use. This was my general idea of how I wanted my tag to end up like. Then I started looking for bits and pieces to complete this idea as I worked my way through the layers.


Pulled out a doily rub-on from Restoration and placed it on my tag.


Sprayed some chalk glimmer-mist on it.


Then started sewing the layers on.


While I wrapped the patterned papers around the tag for the top two papers, I distressed the edges of the bottom one. Now, to add some kind of unity across all the three layers, I rubbed another doily rub-on and rubbed it across all three layers. Subtle.


Then I added my final doily – the patterned paper cut out. At this point I decided I wanted what was visible from the original tag to be washed in blue mist and distress ink. What’s nice with rub-ons is that once rubbed on, it’ll work as a resist against mist/ink, making it really stand out if you decide to add color around it.


Then it’s time for the chipboard – one of the loveliest chipboard from this collection – the teapot one! Now, I pretty much always prefer to add my own (liquid) adhesive on chipboards, even if they do come prefabricated with their own adhesive. Just a little safety-thing to do unless you wanna risk pieces of chipboard everywhere but on your project (anyone remember the Heidi Swapp-chipboard letters? Smile with tongue out)


Now, time to add cute, small stickers!


Before adding some bling and more spots of glimmer mist Smile

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my process working this little tag Smile Now, don’t forget your letter from this blog (should be somewhere on the sidebar to the right) and drop by the Crate blog for links to where the other letters are at. Remember – scavenging all the letters and figuring out what they spell could yield you a 100 dollar gift certificate to! How about that! Open-mouthed smileGood luck! Smile

65 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ The Autumn Blog Hop w/Crate Paper! ~~'

  1.'> 2:21 PM

    I love it! Thanks for the tutorial too!


  2. Aquarell Said,'> 2:22 PM

    Så utrolig kul den tag'en ble! :D


  3. Colleen B. Said,'> 3:47 PM

    This is super cyte & thanks for the tutorial!!!


  4. Lari Scrap Said,'> 3:56 PM

    So super cool, Ania!!! TFS! xo


  5. Amy Heller Said,'> 3:57 PM

    Ania! I LOVE this!! Super job!


  6. Jackie Said,'> 3:59 PM

    I love this, fabulous!


  7.'> 4:10 PM

    beautiful tag :-)


  8. Tanis Said,'> 4:11 PM

    All those layers and all that distressing - you must have had a BLAST making this gorgeous tag! I love it :)


  9. Sue Lui Said,'> 4:11 PM

    love the misting!


  10. Amy Said,'> 4:26 PM

    Wow Ania! This is incredible! Love it soo much!


  11. Karen Said,'> 4:37 PM

    great tag and thanyou for showing us how you made it, Love the stitching


  12. Romy Said,'> 4:50 PM

    What an awesome tag! I love your stitching.


  13. stralunata Said,'> 4:59 PM

    so cool. love it!!


  14. Abby Beard Said,'> 5:13 PM

    This is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.


  15. Mandy Said,'> 5:23 PM

    AWESOME tag! Love it!


  16. Lisa C. Said,'> 5:23 PM

    Your tag is both funky and beautiful!! I love it!


  17. Cassie Said,'> 5:25 PM

    So fabulous!!!
    Glimmer mist makes me SO happy!!
    Love this!


  18. Judy Said,'> 5:48 PM

    I love all the layers and the details. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  19. Emily Said,'> 5:49 PM

    Wow! I am amazed by your tag :)


  20. Kim Said,'> 5:57 PM

    Great tag! Love the techniques you used!


  21. Malin Said,'> 6:00 PM

    Amazing tag Ania LOVE the shabby chic feeling with bold colors!


  22. Lori Gentile Said,'> 6:11 PM

    Oh Wow!!! This is incredible! I adore it to bits!


  23. Keri Said,'> 6:14 PM

    This shabby, super-distressed look is awesome, love it...great tip with the rub-ons and mist too...thanks so much for the inspiration!


  24.'> 6:14 PM

    You put lots of work into this, and it truly paid off! Beautiful tag!


  25. LollyChops Said,'> 6:33 PM

    Love your tag and techniques! The layers are stunning! HUGS!


  26. Kate Vickers Said,'> 6:43 PM

    Nice tag! I really appreciate your step-by-step how to as well.


  27. Suz Said,'> 6:55 PM

    Like the layering!


  28. paperpapier Said,'> 6:59 PM

    love the doily and layering on tag, awesome!


  29. AnnaMarie Said,'> 7:01 PM

    Cute tag. I liked seeing your process...great post!


  30. Jingle Said,'> 7:03 PM

    This is a beautiful tag!


  31. Jan B Said,'> 7:16 PM

    Oh, love the collage-y tag! Thanks for your inspiration and contribution to the blog hop! :)


  32. Unknown Said,'> 8:01 PM

    that is layerlicious!!


  33. Anonymous Said,'> 8:29 PM

    your tag is so detailed, i love it!!


  34.'> 8:31 PM

    Love your layers. Beautiful!!


  35. cjbrandon Said,'> 8:39 PM

    Awesome tag! Loved seeing how you created it.


  36. Dana Tatar Said,'> 8:42 PM

    Beautiful tag! I love the layers!


  37. connie Said,'> 8:49 PM

    love all the layers and details.


  38. KellyG Said,'> 8:49 PM

    So cool, love it! Love your nails also!


  39.'> 9:35 PM

    Love your layering and sewing!!


  40. PamSpradlin Said,'> 9:53 PM

    Love all the techniques that you put into this tag.


  41. Stephanie Said,'> 10:03 PM

    amazing tag!


  42. Lucy Edson Said,'> 10:32 PM

    Love your distressing and layers, Ania!


  43. Unknown Said,'> 10:35 PM

    your works are breathtaking - and so is the tag!!!


  44. Lizzie Said,'> 11:45 PM

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  45. Lizzie Said,'> 11:46 PM

    Lovely Ania! Thanks for the hints about using rub-ons - some great ideas here.


  46.'> 12:17 AM

    Love all the layers!!!


  47. Karen B. Said,'> 12:44 AM

    Love the sewing on this tag!


  48.'> 1:01 AM

    oh nice Ania, I kinda heart your tea cup lol


  49. Donna Said,'> 1:01 AM



  50. Unknown Said,'> 1:18 AM

    I am digging your layers and tea theme; very relaxing!


  51. B Said,'> 1:20 AM

    Fun use of layers!


  52.'> 1:32 AM

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Got the letter too! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com


  53. Unknown Said,'> 1:39 AM

    just precious! I love hoe you used the teapot too!


  54. Katherine Said,'> 1:55 AM

    Love it! & tea, too!! : )


  55. BethW Said,'> 2:00 AM

    I read this one 2x-it's stunning. Thank you for showing us how you did it!


  56. *Monica B* Said,'> 2:39 AM

    very pretty! I love all the doilies & the inking.


  57. Amanda L. Said,'> 3:20 AM

    Gorgeous layering!


  58. Lexi Said,'> 3:34 AM

    So glad to know another "fly by the seat of your pants" scrapper! I never really have a plan myself :) BEAUTIFUL tag!


  59. Theresa Said,'> 4:00 AM

    I love this tag..the layering is lovely, and the colors are perfect


  60.'> 4:35 AM

    Fabulous layering! Love your design!


  61. nitasha Said,'> 5:04 AM

    pure cuteness!


  62. JaniceA Said,'> 5:25 AM

    Love it, thank you for the instructions.


  63. Julie Overby Said,'> 5:47 AM

    Great layering. Fantastic!


  64. Linda E Said,'> 3:55 PM

    Love your fabulous tag!


  65.'> 1:21 AM

    Love the tag as I love tea also!


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