Thursday, May 21, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 - Pop it Ups Style

Hi all! It's been awhile since I played along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags and I had a spare afternoon yesterday so I decided to whip up a quick card. One thing that I love about this challenge is that Tim has done all the work, so all I had to do was pick out my embellishments! I decided to make mine masculine so that I could use it for a Father's Day card or masculine birthday card.

I basically followed Tim's tag layout, but used Karen Burniston's Rectangle Accordion Card die for the base. I cut two panels out of black cardstock, then cut two more from burlap paper. After I snipped the center burlap pieces free, I went to town decorating them.

Since the panels are a bit shorter than a tag, I split the tag layout between them. I replaced the ribbon with Tim's Jute String, and used Karen's Gear die to cut gears from metallic Shimmer Sheetz so that I had a die cut element to replace the flowers that Tim used. I love the look of the Shimmer Sheetz! To give them a vintage look, I sanded them lightly and then swiped a bit of black paint over them and wiped it off. I don't have the new tokens he used, so I just flipped over a Holiday Token and added a rub on. It's a great way to get double duty from holiday-themed embellishments if you have extra.

Once the burlap pieces were decorated, I adhered them to the center of the card and then attached the panels to each other to create the accordion. I love this style of card - so fun for the recipient to display!

All of the supplies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. This is awesome! I just love all the ephemera - so much to look at. So good for Father's Day, too!

  2. This card style is so cool! And masculine was a great way to go... I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amazing, as always. Fun card with cool embellisments!

  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome !!!

  5. Shelly, you're so awesome!! I love your accordion card and the way you make Tim's tag techniques your own! Such a fun card!! XOXO-Shari

  6. Wonderful Shelly and great idea to use it for a Father's day card!


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