Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SOS: Tag, you're it!

We are in the thick of the holiday season, and this week at Shopping Our Stash, we are encouraging you to make some tags with the craft items you have hoarded lovingly saved.

My tags are for the fancy beers my husband gives his coworkers every Christmas:

The metallic Dstress Stain was actually very effective in making these festive.

The beer is called "Reason for the Season" and it has trees on the label... sorry I didn't get a picture of it.

Supplies and notes:
  • 7 Gypsies tags bought last summer when I forgot library cards on a trip out of town
  • Red and green twine from the dollar store last winter
  • Vintage Photo and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains... probably a couple years old each.  I inked them onto the craft mat then added water and smooshed.  (I wanted to do a starry-snowy sky with Chipped Sapphire and Brushed Pewter, but the hubs wrinkled his nose like that would be too froo-froo... he wanted the aged look.  Fine.  For the record, he also wanted basic hemp twine, but I over-rode that and added the festive red and green.  Ha.)
  • The trees were cut using a brand new die out of Crate Paper from years ago, adhered to the tags with Mod Podge my sis bought me for Christmas last year.  Oh, I also edged the trees with Frayed Burlap DI just for a bit of dimension.
  • The "Cheers" stamp is from a Target set from a few years ago inked with Vintage Photo from the Mixed Media palette.
I hope you join us... make some tags!  (If you want to see some truly pretty work, go check out my SOS sisters... they are the bomb!)


  1. This is an awesome tag for guys, I learn a lot from your description of your progression with a project, (ty)

  2. I really love the clean design of this tag! Nicely crafted, indeed!

  3. yowza! YOW! ZA!!!!!! nailed it! <3 <3 <3

  4. I love it!! Those trees are fabulous and I adore the pop of red and green with the twine!!

  5. woowzaaa
    It has only a bit red and green on the twine
    and the brown one is so vintage
    i will remmeber this and make a card CASE ing your TAG
    wooow I love this much Mimi feel manly and feel warm cause the color of brown...

  6. This tag looks like a piece of nature and I think it's masculine in style as well. And from the sounds of it the tag matches the beer label too. A great extra something to go with the beer gifts.