Monday, January 3, 2022

Tailored Tag

 Hello friends! I hope you all had a Happy New Year! I hope 2022 is going to be better than 2021 was. For me, it will definitely start off great as my new granddaughter is going to make her appearance very soon. I can't wait to meet her!

So for today's card, I felt compelled to make a card for a friend's husband. I know she follows my blog faithfully so hopefully this will bring a smile to her face. I hope she doesn't tell her hubby that he should be expecting some mail as who knows when it will arrive...

I had to go to Fabricland to pick up some more fabric to make some change pads for my new grandbaby's change table. Our Fabricland is in the next town to us. It's not really that far but I don't often go over there unless I have to. I told another friend that I was planning on going and asked if she would like to join me. When I was on my way to pick her up, I had a brilliant idea. We have a mutual friend that lives over on that side of the bridge so I thought that if everyone was available, maybe we could meet up with our mutual friend after our Fabricland adventure. Everything was working out perfectly and we got to our friend's condo building. Our initial plan was to grab a coffee in the restaurant there but sadly it was closed. We decided to have a visit in their owner's lounge and skip the coffee because we just wanted to catch up. I don't think I have seen this friend in well over a year (maybe longer). She is a caregiver for her husband so she needs to be close to him. We had a lovely visit and there was lots of chatting. After a while her phone rings and it is her husband. He was fine but just wanted to know if she was coming home. It had been 4 hours!! None of us knew how much time had passed but I felt terrible for keeping her away for so long.

Today's card is an apology card to my friend's husband for keeping her too long.

I started by punching many pieces of DSP using the Tailored Tag punch. I used the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. I love this paper! I adhered the punched out pieces onto a piece of Basic White cardstock leaving about 1/8 inch between each piece. Once I had all of the pieces glued down, I trimmed my cardstock down to the right size and matted it on a  piece of Basic Black cardstock. I then added this to a Basic White Thick card base.

On a small strip of Basic White cardstock I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set using Jet Black Staz On ink. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to create the pointed edges on both ends of my sentiment piece. I also did the same using a strip of Basic Black cardstock. I matted my stamped piece on the black piece and added this to my card front using dimensionals.

I have seen cards using this punch all over Pinterest but until now I had not made one. This seemed like the perfect opportunity.

What I used for today's card:

Art Gallery Stamp

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

Tailored Tag Punch

Banners Pick a Punch

Jet Black Staz On Ink Pad

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Mostly I hope my friend's husband likes it. This card can be recreated by simply changing the DSP and sentiment and it could be anything you need. 

Stay well and keep creating!


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