Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SOS: Get kraft-y!


This week at Shopping Our Stash, Donna is our hostess and she has chosen the theme Get Kraft-y!

This is the kraft-y tag I came up with:

I must say I did not like this tag during it's creation, and I even had a restless night one night imagining how I could dismantle it and use the pieces.  In my dream, I tore the girls and I was upset, so I got up the next morning and followed through with the project.


  • Ranger tag inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI
  • The main visible layer is a piece of kraft paper inked using a Ranger gel plate and Picked Raspberry Distress Paint using a stencil that I made when I first got my Cricut Explore Air 2.  I also inked this with Walnut Stain DI and distressed at the edges.
  • The layer behind that layer is a piece of patterned paper from a DCWV succulent pad/kit.
  • I stuck a few pieces of kraft and kraft-esque ephemera  in there, including one of Tim's old adage tickets and a piece from a Crate Paper pack.  There is also a wildflower from Tim's Wildflowers 2 pack that I had cut from kraft in the past.  I "painted" it using DOx in Frayed Burlap and Picked Raspberry
  • Tim's Paper Dolls are sitting atop a strip of scrap kraft. 
  • One of Tim's fluted stars was added with a touch of Ranger Mushroom alcohol ink and some Stickles in silver.
  • Stickles in silver added to the shoes, too...
  • The quote was cut from an old book and adhered with Distress Collage Medium in Vintage.
  • The yarn is my fave-- and this particular strand is super-stashy: I used it last year to tie up a plant (a sunflower?) that was hanging into the lawn, then it lived on the fence all year until I cut it down and set it in my stash jar.
Hope you have the time to join us over at SOS!  For inspiration, visit the SOS design team.


  1. super-duper cool mega-layery collage tag! love every single thing!

  2. Gorgeous tag, and just what Lauren said too.

  3. I am so glad you didn't tear it apart!
    It's effin awesome!
    I love the ladies and the super cool 3D effect!

  4. So totally amazing! The die cut floral is just so perfect with these two old gals! Great use of kraft. <3

  5. Mimi, this is absolutely gorgeous! The composition is amazing and your ability to introduce so much tension between your elements in such a small space is impressive. I keep your "Free to fly, Come What May" tag hanging on the wall in my studio for inspiration!

    Very nicely done,

  6. Mimi, I'm so glad you didn't dismantle this tag, each of the elements on it are perfectly placed, love the glitter you added to these lovely women's shoes, love the way you distressed the panel where your gals are "sitting", so many great details packed in a very small space.
    Beautifully done.