Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Twinery/Serendipity Stamps {Blog Hop}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from The Twinery's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
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If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Serendipity Stamps blog.

The Hop Order:
Serendipity Stamps
The Twinery
Tifany DeGough
Anya Schrier
Rebecca VanDeMark
Vickie Zimmer
Stacey Schafer
Julie Warner
Melyssa Connolly
Karen Amidon
Melania Deasy
Cathy Weber
Suzanna Lee

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away a fabulous Sampler Pack of Twines:
Serendipity Stamps is giving away a fantastic prize as well – check out The Twinery's blog and the Serendipity Stamps blog to find out how you can enter to win one of these great prizes. 

The Projects:
For today's project, I've got two tags to share. Both tags were created using the same basic supplies - so it's a bit like a two-for-one deal. 
I started off with a basic manila tag, then used the Thanks Die from Serendipity Stamps to create my sentiment. For this one, I removed the die cut word (to be used on my next tag) and left the negative, which I backed with cardstock. Next, I used Solid Maraschino twine from The Twinery and the French Pastry Tiny Doily Die from Serendipity Stamps to create a flower. I die cut multiple layers of tissue paper using the doily die - and then fluffed up the layers to create a flower. I love how the doily edges peek out and give the flower some beautiful detailing. I used the Solid Maraschino twine as a sort of "leaf" - looping it on one side and leaving the random tails peeking out on the other side. 
For the next tag, I created the base tag out of cardstock (using the manila tag as a template), and then die cut the French Pastry Tiny Doily Die from a manila tag. I still had the Thanks Die cut from the previous tag, so I used that here for my sentiment. It's all tied off with a beautiful double bow created with The Twinery's Solid Maraschino twine.
Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Anya Schrier
Twine: The Twinery (Solid Maraschino); 
Dies: Serendipity Stamps (French Pastry Tiny Doily Die, Thanks Die);
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


Mary Holshouser said...

Love the idea of 2-fer. The red makes a strong statement and is very pretty. thanks for the ideas for gift tags - I'm always looking for those.

Katia said...

Beautiful Idea and so nice!!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty tags. I like the doily and flower decorations.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

cghundley said...

Lovely tags and
I love the flower
added to it.
Carla from Utah

Jeanne J. said...

Super cute! I love the red and white together - so striking!

Barbara M. said...

Love your tags. I definitely need to do more of them.

Anita said...

Love this Tifany, hugs, Anita

Mary said...

Love the tags. Super cute

KT Fit Kitty said...

I came back as promised! Thank you for the heads up - sorry I stopped by too early. Your tags are beautiful - love the red and white!

Tammy P. said...

I love how cute yet simple these tags are!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful tags. Love the color combo. TFS

Vickie Z said...

Love these red and white tags!! Love that die too!

Renee's ramblings said...

LOVE the doily flower, Tifany! Great use of the doily die.

Aimée Dillon said...

I love the colors and the die cut and twine. very bold and cute

Pat Gasko said...

Adorable tags. I'm always looking for something different to make and your tags have given me not only tag ideas by card ideas too.

Miriam Prantner said...

So CAS and bold, I love those word dies!

boris153 said...

Love these tags - simple yet sophisticated.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute tags!

Marybeth said...

Love both of your tags, great way to use the word die and the twine, so pretty in red!