4.07.2010

The Crafty Table: Tag Challenge

Soooo....this was kind of super fun!

Kristen over at The Crafty Table put out a really fun tag challenge! Basically, she sent out an envelope (letter sized)with enough supplies to create a tag. You had to use at least 50% of the supplies provided and we did have the freedom to add supplies, but because I'm a glutton for a difficult challenge, I tried to use as few additional elements as possible.

I was a nit wit and totally forgot to photograph the kit she sent, though! There was a strip of realistic looking grass paper, a strip paper with green squares and white cross hatch sort of pattern (see on tag), a 4 inch or so piece of lime green fabulous grosgrain ribbon, a green button, a lizard eyelet, 2 green Prima flowers, and two cardstock tags in different green tones.

CAN I EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH FUN THIS WAS????

Seriously. I opened the envelope and was like. Great. Green. A color I generally don't use much. FANTASTIC! HA! And then, to boot, she made me use a realistic print (which I usually avoid) and a shaped eyelet (which I think are adorable, but generally have little success using). I loved the kit!!! I am so not even kidding! I told myself I was going to use as much as I could and add as little as possible and that is exactly what I did!

Tag Created with mystery kit


I used every element she sent!!!! I did cut the papers down to use them on the tag, but I used both cardstock tags and the patterns, as well! The only additions were the gems in the middle of the flowers because I can't leave a flower with a lonely center and the staple. I also used a pen to doodle in the flower stems! Isn't it cute? I thought it was cute. Particularly because it came from a bunch of stuff I wouldn't normally pick! The Hubbums came home just as I was finishing it and his first words were, 'That's really cute!' It's always good when you get Hubbums approval. Of course, then again, he LOVED Paperkins, so maybe I should be avoiding that opinion.....HA!!! No, I love it when he likes my stuff! It makes me happy!

I also have two dolls in the works at the moment and a few ideas floating around for a couple more, so I should have at least one completed soon to share with you! So, what do you think? Could you do a challenge like this?

25 comments:

  1. I think it would be fun to try a challenge like this. I actually signed up for April Stash Bust, and the secret challenge. It would be exciting to give it a try!

    What do you do with the finished project? Do you have to send it back or do you keep it and just blog about it?

    Looks awesome!

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  2. That would be a fun challenge and you certainly stepped up to the challenge. Great tag!

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  3. This is adorable!!! Love the colors, too!

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  4. Cute tag! Can't wait to see the dolls you mentioned.

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  5. Now ain't that the cutest tag and tag holder!!

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  6. what a brilliant idea! Love the tag Miss Jingle :)

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  7. OH honestly thats adorable and it is a challenge to take stuff from someone else and create! And I love what you did. Its just adorable!

    Tracy

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  8. Wonderful job here. Love that you went outside of your comfort zone. Certainly makes us think differently. Now I am off to check out The Crafty Table...

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  9. Wow what a fun little challenge! Beautiful!

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  10. oh how fun! it turned out great... love the spring green colour! ;)

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  11. I love that tag!!!! super fun!

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  12. The Hubbums is right, it's totally cute! I would thoroughly enjoy a challenge like this!

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  13. Yay, I found your blog again! Somehow it got lost in the shuffle and I lost ya, but I'm back! YAY! I love your crafty stuff.

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  14. This sounded really fun! I love seeing what people make for challenges, but I'm hopeless at them myself. I seem to think at a tangent to whatever I should be thinking about...now THAT sounds Irish!!

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  15. AWESOME! I love your tag, Jingle! I'm honored that you posted about The Crafty Table!

    I will go approve Jana's membership right away. Anyone who is up for a challenge like this is welcome to come check us out. We do this every month!

    You are free to keep the tag, you don't have to send it back. One lucky winner is chosen at random to win a prize, too!

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  16. Great tag. Sounds like you enjoyed the process!

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  17. You did a fab-o job on this!!! I love it, actually!!! So cute!

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  18. You DID do a great job! I really love what you created. Such cute and flowers MUST have a little sparkle. :) Theresa

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  19. Ya done good! Hey - thanks for commenting on my tute over at Tatertots today!

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  20. I would love to try something like this.
    Yours was awesome

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  21. Lovely tag and great idea! Perfect!!!

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  22. I love how your tag came out and those colors are right up my alley!

    HUGS!

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  23. I love this tag! Green is one of my favorite colors & my husband has a gecko tattoo very similar to the one in the tag :) Thanks for stopping by today!

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