Friday, November 8, 2013

Pocket Tag

The Tag Tuesday players' theme this week is "proverbs".  When I did an internet search, I came across this one:
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
hmmmm.....I just happen to own a Rogue Redhead Designs Stamp Plate, Relish Reading, which includes that proverb as one of the sentiments.  How fortuitous!

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, a cozy blanket, and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.  We can only dream about that beautiful backyard garden and wait for spring!

Going with both the tag and pocket concepts, I chose to use a library book pocket as the base.   This will be a Christmas present for my hubby with a hidden gift card to a book store included in the pocket.  And the checkout card can always double as a bookmark!

Digital Hybrid Library Checkout Card: 
layer digitally and print:

Heather Hudson digital college sheetVintage Library Cards Back to School--cropped card and 2 word labels

hand stamp onto card with jet black Archival Ink:
Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading Stamp Plate:  male figure

edge card with Ranger Distress Ink Markers: Bundled Sage and Wild Honey

Library Book Pocket:
Print and use template on manila cardstock, ensuring above card will fit inside.
Here are a couple of template links:
Tip Junkie 
Mirkwood Designs 
Fold pocket (I used redline tape to adhere the sides) and stamp front and back with Rogue Redhead Designs Behind the Scenes stamp plate: handwriting background stamp.
Distress with Ranger Inks:  Antique Linen and Iced Spruce.
Stamp proverb from Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading stamp plate.onto DCWV Summer Dream green textured card stock with Archival Jet Black Ink.  Edge with Ranger Bundled Sage Distress Ink Marker.

Use corner rounder on proverb strip and top of pocket.
Add embellishments and ribbon. 
Tim Holtz Aterations dies:  Tattered Poinsettia and Tattered Pinecone (for leaf)
Stampin' Up Adornments (flower cener)
Stampin' Up embossing folder--the wreath oval which was large enough to cover the flower
Ranger Distress ink pads:  Fired Brick and Wild Honey

Entering these challenges: 

Crafts 4 Eternity:  Anything But a Card

All Sorts Challenge:  Christmas Cheer

Festive Friday: Colour Challenge

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog:  Challenge #43 Cut It Out

Frosted Designs  Friday Challenge:  Give a Gift

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog:  November 4th Challenge: Christmas 

Try It On TuesdaysColor Explosion

Luna Girl Moonbeams: November Challenge:  Secrets and Hidden Things


Brenda Brown said...

Love this Helene, gorgeous colours and images and a fab idea using the library holder.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this Helene! What a great proverb and gorgeous gift tag! So glad you joined in the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!!

Karen Lunagirl said...

I love the style of this -- wonderfully vintage. And it works so perfectly for both challenges! Thanks for joining in my blog challenge again for Secrets & Hidden Things at LunagirlMoonbeams!

Jess said...

Super cute! I love all things books and libraries!

Anonymous said...

As a bookworm I so love this idea.
Helene, I only caught up with the newsletter, I am thrilled beyond words and completely surprised, really a shock but a lovely shock. Thank you for the congratulations.

Michele said...

what a cool idea to work withe the library pocket. the tag is wonderful. thank you for playing along at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

Ardyth said...

Love your library/book themed card! So much to look at! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday.

Wendy said...

Great tag! Colours are fab. xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful project. Its a fantastic pop of colour. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Love your layered tag! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Festive Friday!

Michele Duffy said...

What a fun and original project! Thanks for joining the PGCB!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love this Helene! The stamps are so vintage and cute too!

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, und sehr stylisch.

Liebe Grüße

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous, colourful tag - thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Barb Craft said...

Your tag is gorgeous!!! I love the proverb you selected and the pop of red looks amazing on the blue! Thank you for playing with Frosted Designs Gift Challenge!

barb :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful tag. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our Christmas challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

michele said...

Fabulous tag Helene! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

My name is Cindy said...

The blue and orange are really striking! Thank you for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Cindy.

Heather said...

Cool idea Helene! I love library pockets!! Thanks for using my sheet! COol beans!! I love reading books and curling up..and of course drinking hot chocolate!

Sandi McLean said...

Lovely vintage goodness! I just read that Nancy Maxwell James got her holiday mojo going with thanks to you :) Thought I would come over and spread some on myself! Hugs. Sandi

Katie said...

Such a lovely tag! I really like the vintage feel and color scheme! Thanks for joining us this week as frosted designs :)

Shar B said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love it! What a great idea!

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