Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tiny Tags

Hello, and welcome to the second Group Post of the Papertrey Ink Countdown! Today the design team brings you creations using the Tiny Tags stamp set and die (available March 15th), that showcase different ways to attach these treasures to projects of your own.

Tiny Tags includes a super fun assortment of tiny tag images, tag shapes, tiny mats and tiny sentiment. Here's a sample of just a few... These polka dot tags inspired me to create an adorable baby girl card. I thought it would be fun and fitting to create a baby mobile theme using these tiny tag treasures.
I started by die cutting from Rustic Cream carstock and stamping the flower, star and heart tags in Raspberry Fizz & Summer Sunrise. Into the middle of each tag I stamped the letters to spell out "GIRL" using Simple Alphabet. Attached a strand of twine behind each tag and attached the loose ends together at the top of the card base. Then attached the tiny tags to the card base with dimensional adhesive.
To the top of the card base, I attached a coordinating hand stamped strip of cardstock (created using Modern Basics) and then hid the twine ends with a large Raspberry Fizz button & tag. The tag was die cut using the Tiny Tags Die. Then stamped with a "Special Deliver" (from Postmarked) in Raspberry Fizz, a stitched heart in Summer Sunrise and "Baby" in True Black (both from Tiny Tags), and then tied to the button before it was attached.

Now here's a look at how I created the coordinating hand stamped pattern paper using Modern Basics (also available March 15)...
Here's How: (Before I start, I want to note that the pattern on this card was created in the same fashion) Start with a butterfly stamped at the top and center of the cardstock.
Flip over and stamp again on either side.
Turn image again and stamp to finish the first row.
Start the next row in the center, with the butterfly in the opposide direction as the one above.
Continue to stamp the next row in the same fashion.
Now to incorporate the coordinating colors... Stamp the smallest solid square into all of the smaller squares of the butterfly images. I completed this step using Raspberry Fizz ink.
To finish it off, stamp a larger solid square with in the largest squares of all the butterfly images. I used Summer Sunrise ink for this step. Then trim to fit your project.

It sure was fun exploring different way to attach these tiny tags to today's project. For even more Tiny Tags fun, stop by and check out what the rest of the Design Team has up their sleeves...

Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!


Baby Girl:


  1. ohhhh... this is GORGEOUS!!! Looooove it!
    thanks for sharing the step-by-step photos, too!

  2. I am SO in love with the versatility of this stamp set!

  3. Beautiful cards! Love your new set!!!!!!

  4. Oh, I absolutely love this adorable card. Great idea to use them that way. Gorgeous.


  5. I love how you combined the stampsets. Lovely card.

  6. Tiny Tags and Modern basics are my two FAV sets so far!!!

  7. Maile -

    This is the sweetest card! I love how you dangled the little tags, so cute!

    Elaine Allen

  8. I love your new stamp set. Thanks for all the ideas and great uses. It looks so easy and fun to use.

  9. Super cute card! Love the border and the way you "dangled" the tags! I am totally liking your stamp set! :)

  10. This is exquisite, and I love the color combination!

  11. Love this card, the colors and design, so perfect!!! What stamp set do you use to stamp the word "Baby"? I thought you commented that it was from the Basic Alphabet, but that font isn't an Italic one.
    Thanks for showing the step by step on how you created your cards this week.
    Paula I

  12. Pure genius with the dimension added with the tiny tags. I am really seeing so many possibilities with your set and the tags. Thanks for the inspiration,

  13. Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and and the way you used the butterfly stamp is amazing! You're a true star in creating patterns and you totally convinced me I gotta have this set, ha ha! My friend is getting up very, very early (it's very early in the morning here in the Netherlands when the release goes live...) to hope that we can get the set right now, haha! and the way you used these tiny tags is just amazing!! Love, love, love it!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  14. This is FABULOUS Maile!! I love the tags hanging from the button! Love the use of your mod set on the top! Awesome color combo! Just a magnificent card in fabulous Maile-style!

  15. Love this adorable baby girl Maile! The little tags make a perfect mobile - great idea ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S