March 5, 2010

JustRite hello friend..

TGIF peeps! Did you know that every Friday JustRite issues a fun challenge? The challenge is issued each Friday and then you have til the next Thursday to upload your project. Winners get a prize! Check out the JustRite blog each Friday for the weekly challenge. Today's challenge is all about tags. Any kind of tags, any kind of project using JR stamps.

For my project, I made these cute circle tags using Stitched with Love Borders & Centers stamp set. It's got the cutest sewing themed images and borders. I chose the little patchwork heart and paper pieced the centers with some Fancy Pants patterned papers. The tags were created by simply punching out circles. I finished them off with tied buttons and some ribbon stapled to the tops with my tiny Tim stapler.
Tags are so fun because you can use them on any project. My tags would be super cute on little gift sacks or a scrapbook page but I decided to use them on cards. I simply LOVE this card design below. In my notes, I had jotted down that it was a layout from a Stampin' Up! catalog.
I started my cards with PTI Kraft cardstock and Fancy Pants patterned paper. I stamped the Dots and Flowers background stamp from Hero Arts on my Kraft cardstock with Fresh Snow ink.
Then the really fun part came into play. I punched circles and cut scallops....tied ribbon....colored the hearts with Copics. So much fun!
Next up, I devised a strip to sew all of the punched circles to. By sewing the circles to this strip of cardstock, I was was able to keep everything in line and then simply attach the strip to my card. This also gives the look of stitching on the front of my card but without the stitches showing on the inside of my card. I cut my strips to 5-1/2" wide, adhered the circles and then stitched. After I adhered the circles strip to my card front, I then adhered my JustRite circle tags to where the blank spot is with pop dots.
From this view, you can see that I curled the circle edges of the circles up a bit to add more dimension to my cards.
A nice little stash....oh, how I love to see a little finished pile of cards.
Hope you get a chance to play along with the challenge. Also, check out this sale going on now at JustRite...20% off all month on the 1-5/8" products.


Heather said...

Michelle, this is sooo pretty. I love the background stamp in the cream colored ink. And that heart stamp is just beautiful.

I got my Copics yesterday. I can't wait to play with them. Just like a little kid. :D

scrapfancy said...

Mish these are so cute and the hearts are fun. I love the border you made. Will use that idea.

Need to get my sewing machine out more.

Cindy H. said...

How pretty! I love the colors and the sweet image. tfs

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Thanks, Michelle! I already took advantage of the JustRite sale, and I just ordered that great Hero Arts background - love it! Thanks for your inspiration!

Jane said...


Alice Wertz said...

beautiful cards!!

Lil' Inker said...

Amazing design!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Mish, what a gorgeous set!!! I just love how you used your little tags this way!!!

Sandra said...

these are beautiful!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Michelle, these are so pretty and simple. Love what you've done. Thanks again for sharing with us.

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