Wednesday, February 15, 2012

GM #36

This week's Grungy Monday challenge is all about Tim Holtzian Valentines, and is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. I thought it was the perfect time to share this tag I created using some of the new Idea-ology products that debuted at last month's CHA.

The tag was cut from Valentine's paper from the Seasonal Paper Stash pad using the Tag and Bookplates die from Sizzix. Next, I added a rosette cut using the Paper Rosette die. On top of that I added a sweet Cupid cut from red Kraft Core'dinations paper, using the Love Struck die. A sticker from the new Chitchat stickers was added and covered with Glossy Accents to give it a epoxy kind of look.

Along the bottom I added two of the new Idea-ology Alpha Cards that I fastened to the tag with one of the new Gem Clips. To finish off the bottom, I added some ruffled trim from the Lavish Trimmings set and embellished it with a piece of paper lace cut from Kraft Core'dinations paper with the Vintage Lace die.

For a little custom embellishment, I covered Grungeboard with foil tape and cut it with the Mini Hearts die. I painted it with a Snow Cap Dabber and then sanded it a little when it was dry. To protect the paint from chipping off, I inked it with Distress Embossing ink and embossed using UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). I tied the top with a scrap of tulle and attached my heart with a jump ring and one of the new Wire Pins (love these!!).

The items I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!

Sizzix Tag and Bookplates Die
Sizzix Love Struck Die
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts Set
Sizzix Vintage Lace Die
Sizzix Paper Rosette Die
Idea-ology Paper Stash - Destinations and Seasonal
Kraft Core'dinations Paper
Idea-ology Grungeboard
Idea-ology Lavish Trimmings
Idea-ology Wire Pin
Idea-ology Jump Ring
Idea-ology Chitchat Sticker
Idea-ology Gem Clip
Idea-ology Alpha Cards


  1. Lovely tag and great use of the Ideaology. The rosette works beautifully with Cupid . Tracy x

  2. Love this tag, Shelly. Your work continues to inspire me.

  3. Your tag is gorgeous! Love the little heart!

  4. This is so cute! Love the look of the trimmings layered with the die cut lace. =)

  5. Love your tag and the funky heart, Shelly. And those new pins look like *must have* items!


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