Sunday, November 1, 2009

Caardvarks' Creative Cuts & More Blog Hop!!!

This tag card is for the Caardvarks' Creative Cuts & More Blog hop. (Unfortunately, I messed up the days.) :o( I'm just sick about that, but you're still in time to catch all the stunning cards for today--Sunday day one--of the hop.

Caardvarks CCM tag card mel stampz

Here's the collage & beading detail of the card front:

Caardvarks CCM tag card Detail mel stampz

...and the inside--a tag tied into the card:

Caardvarks CCM tag card inside mel stampz

Please click these if you'd like to see the details more close up:


E.T.A. Please scroll down if you'd like to see a pictorial for this card & tag
or here's the link, if you'd like to pop back after the Hop.

This is the Creative Cuts & More
Tag Card with Tag (Side Opening--in coconut swirl)
but it comes in loads of lovely colours.



The Tag Die Cut Card:

I really like the combo of this tag shaped card & a tag that's sized a little smaller in the exact same shape. I've used the smaller tag it as a separate gift tag tied tag inside the card (so the recipient can keep the card & re-gift the matching tag.) But I'm sure you could think of a ton of ways to use it. Here are a couple of ideas:

-->Stamp your image onto the smaller tag & mount it to the tag card.
-->Use the smaller tag as a perfectly-proportioned mask for sponging/airbrushing..., then cover over the resulting ink mess with patterned or stamped paper.
--> Use the smaller tag as a guide for paper piecing or sewing a frame on your cards.
-->Make a speedy swing card by attaching the smaller tag onto the front of the tag card with a brad (that way you could hide the message under the swing card or a fun image.)

The Blog Hop Order:

You can read all about the blog hop,
here at Caardvarks
:

(There's a special discount for Caardvark readers
& fantastic prizes too.)

start the hop here:
Tanis: http://papercanvas.wordpress.com/

Lucy: http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/
Pamela Smerker: http://paperaskew.blogspot.com/
Diecut Divas Blog: http://die-cut-diva.blogspot.com/
Creative Cuts & More (sign up for Newsletter): http://www.creativecutsandmore.com/
Caardvarks (leave a comment to let us know you've finished today's hop): http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/

Thank You for stopping in; Enjoy the hop!

34 comments:

Sue-ann said...

Hi Mel, those trees and hills are just stunning. Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

Luvin' those trees! Can't wait to hear more about them Ü

Divya Rao said...

Perfect colours for the winter! Lovely card :)

Die Cut Diva said...

What a great card. Loved the landscaping

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is gorgeous! Love it!! Judit V.

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Such beautiful colors! I love the trees!

Cassie_lu said...

that is one stunning card and the details are amazing.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Tag Card!

Princess P said...

Fabulous card. The details are just amazing. I love the paper that you cut the tree from! Keep up the amazing and inspirational cards. :)

Cathy said...

Love this card! Amazing bead details!

silvia said...

beautiful card!!

tomiannie said...

Wow, that is just lovely! I love all the little details.

Robi said...

WOW, the texture and colours are beautiful. How long does it take to do the beading?
The card is so unique and elegant!

marla said...

A very interesting tag.

Beverly S. said...

Love what you did with your "tag" card. Pretty polka dots and trees!

Nathalia Castellon said...

This is just utterly gorgeously amazingly detailed and handcrafted!
XOXO - Nathalia

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my flippin word Mel!! This is just GORGEOUS! I love every single detail!

(-: Heidi

Linda said...

Stunning card. Love those trees.

Linda

bkeefe said...

love your card - especially the use of the old paper background - great colors.

bkeefe said...

love your card - especially the use of the old paper background - great colors.

Rhonda said...

what a beautiful cart

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Ever so stunning!!! This is more than a tag - it's a keepsake!

Jamilie said...

Love your card!

Whimcees said...

This is a gorgeous card! It was well worth the wait to see it!

Barbara Diane

Laurie Marmon said...

the trees are very pretty. thanks for sharing.

Susan McRae said...

Gorgeous!

Susan McRae said...

Gorgeous!

Ginger said...

love it

dahlhousedesigns said...

Amazingly beautiful. Gorgeous!

Lisa A.

Diane said...

I am into tags...gotta LOVE this one..lots of pretty details!

arielle said...

Beautiful card!

Margie said...

Very pretty!

SMK said...

beautiful! love that vintage paper!

Mari said...

Hi Mel! I finally posted my CASE, Hope you don't mind! Of course mine is no where near as awesome as yours (seriously, if you hear noises in the night it could be me), but I hope you come check it out anyway!
http://mijastamps.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-cards-pt-1.html
*mwah*