Saturday, November 29, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - November

Just popping in to post my November tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014.  I don't have the die/embossing folder combo that he used so I've been mulling over what and how I could do to make this tag.  Since month-end is looming I figured I better just get it done!  I decided to use the Tattered Leaves embossing folder and no die.

Here's how I did it!

I followed Tim's instructions up until the point where you have to die cut the corrugated cardboard.  At that point I matched my tag up with the tag-shaped corrugated cardboard and slipped in into the embossing folder.

I lined up the embossing folder image with my already embossed tag and then pulled out the tag leaving the cardboard in place.

I ran the folder through my big shot and embossed the design onto the cardboard.

Then I used an exacto knife to cut out the leaf shapes.


It doesn't quite match up perfectly but it's good enough for me!  At this point I followed the rest of Tim's steps.  I used a different walnut stain spray and bronze Perfect Pearls mist since I also don't have the distress stain sprays.  Here's the end result!
It's a great feeling to make do with what you have on hand.  I'm determined to make all 12 tags this year and I'm happy that I got this one made in time.  One more to go!!!


  1. This is so pretty really is so satisfying to do up things with what you have!

  2. Great improvisations Donna and the end result is beautiful! Anne x

  3. Love the way you improvised! Gorgeous background colors too!