ECD Designers’ Challenge

This month’s Designers’ Challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs is to mix up the tags.

ECD makes dies for three medium, three small and two large tags — each with lots of corners and extras to make amazing tags. When you start mixing them up, there are thousands of options. And, I must admit, it is fun mixing them up and trying new things!

Here’s my project …


I created it for my cousin Liz who was just sworn in as a correctional officer in Kentucky. I thought this would be a cute way to show her how proud I am of her.

The base tags are from Tags & More 8 — Lattice. The chevron border is also from that set.

019The small tags in the pocket combine Tags & More 5 — Sunburst with Tags & More 6 — Daisy.

020The scallop border and large photo corners are from Tags & More 7 — Vine.

016The flowers are from Tags & More 3 — Leaves and Tags & More 6 — Daisy.

017The little photo corners are from Tags & More 5 — Sunburst.

I also used Alphabet 1 — Caps and Hardware 1 — Hinges.

DC_FEBRUARY_Candy_SpiegelI hope she likes it. And I hope she forgives me for stealing her photos from Facebook and posting them here!


Celebrate Winter


Our challenge this month for the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Design Team is to make a project with the new Tags & More die sets. I decided to turn them into a little mini album.

And since I am obsessed with foxes at the moment, I used Authentique’s new Cozy papers (with foxes and snowflakes) and ordered Dutch the Fox, one of the newest dies from Karen Burniston for ECD.


Cut four strips of paper 3 1/2″ x 12″. Use Tags & More 1 — Lace and cut the tag on one side. Then, snip and trim the edges so you have four long tags.


Score at 5 1/8″ and fold each tag. Then ink all of the pieces.


Take two tags and put them back-to-back so the ends match. Tape the ends together to make a page. Line up another tag so the tops of the tags match and adhere. Then, do another set of bottoms to form the book. It will look like this:


Cut out the pieces of Dutch the Fox (I used black cardstock, white velvet paper from ECD and some of the Authentique paper) and adhere him to the front of the book. Cut out six flower hole reinforcers and two corners (included in the Tags & More 1 — Lace set). Adhere the corners to the front. Adhere the flowers onto each side of the tops of the tags — making sure they are lined up so you don’t see any backs.



Add letters to spell Winter and a few Glitter Dots to the cover. Tie ribbon through each of the tags.


Then, complete each of the inside pages as shown …



The tree is also a die from ECD.



I love how the book turned out.

Now, see what the other designers created with the new tag dies on the ECD blog!

Chicken Tags

This month’s challenge at Scrap It Girl is to create a project using tags, bags or tags and bags.


I decided to create a card with a new stamp — well, new to me — that a friend gave me.

I used a tag die from QuicKutz to cut out the tags. I inked them and added sticker words (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to them. I attached them with dimensional foam to make them stand out a bit.

Now, it is your turn. Create a project using tags, bags or tags and bags. Take  a photo and post it here.

You could win this package of gifts …


Good luck!