Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Wee Bit Irish March Tag Swap

   In March everyone is Irish. We all are a "Wee Bit Irish" so I thought it would be a great theme for March's tag. There were so many different interpretations. They were really fun to see as they came in. I love that part of any swap.




   I made the background for the front of this tag by crumpling tissue paper and then applying Mod Podge to card stock and pushing the tissue paper into it. Then I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the top to seal the tissue paper down. After it was dry I gave it a coat of white paint to even out the color. Then I watered down green acrylic paint and painted it. I cut out the clover cluster with my silhouette and edged them with glitter glue. Then I edged the tag with green glitter glue. I glued the clover cluster in place. Then I colored the rhinestone green using alcohol ink and glued it in place.
   On the back I painted the outside edge with green paint. I cut 1" strips of green tissue paper and gathered them along the outside edge making a ruffle. I glued it down as I went, slowly gathering and pushing the tissue paper into the glue. Then I mounted the green clover scrap book paper over the ruffle. Next I re-sized and printed the little Irish girl. I cut a piece of green paper and edged it with green glitter. I glued the little girl in the center and then glued it onto my tag. I cut a green fabric clover into size and glued it in the corner. Then I colored a rhinestone with green alcohol ink and put it in the center of the clover. I finished the tag by tying  three different shades of green ribbon at the top.


Sandie Hamel

Barbara Hahn

Jeanne McCarthy

 Jennifer Spirko

Lauren DuKatz

Lori Otto

Kathy Scholl

Judy Lawson

Carol Kirkland

Kathy Keller

 Kathy Keller

   I was really surprised to see all the variety in this swap. Some are so cute and some so pretty. These tags are such an exciting swap to host. I love watching these slightly larger works of art arriving each month. Thanks to all the players that are making this monthly tag swap so much fun.

Take Care

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