Sunday, January 17, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - January!

So this year Tim Holtz is doing a "remix" theme on his tag challenges where he takes two older techniques and remixes them together to create something a little new. I don't know if any of my readers are tag makers (or, like me, just do this challenge) but I have a ton of tags and nothing to use them for. Or so I thought...

Here is my tag:

Not only did I remix the techniques, but I took my thriftiness to a new level. Here are some fun facts on this tag:

  • I didn't have any black paper, so this is a blue chalkboard. Get over it.
  • People always jokingly ask if I'm going to reuse my holiday paper...I did. In fact, the person that gave me that present then received this tag made from the paper out of spite so I hope he noticed :)
  • I needed a birthday card and also a way to make this wonderful tag disappear. So I turned it over, added some calligraphy paper and wrote a nice message on it. I then slipped it between the gift and some yarn. Ta Da! Birthday Card, One less tag, and no need for an envelope!
Here is the tag that inspired this:

Hope everyone had a great New Year and I'm excited to share a bunch of new things this year. I've taken up calligraphy recently so expect a ton of writing samples to randomly pop up.



  1. Love the Happy Birthday tag. I am just beginning my adventure in this sort of thing and hope that one day I can be even a tad bit talented as you. I thank you for sharing. I used to do calligraphy and am trying to get back into that as well. Look forward to seeing some samples from you. It's endless, this crafting world, endless! Have a great week Steve!

    1. Thanks SuzyB! So humbling to hear such nice remarks when I often think to myself "someday I hope to be as talented as ___." Have an awesome week too!

  2. Love the party fun!!! Great tag Steve!!!

    1. Thanks so much Anita! It looks like you had a blast as always at CHA. Loved your designs (especially the cow haha).