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Monday, October 21, 2013

Cute and Spooky Birthday Blog Hop

Today, I am helping my scrappy friend Kimberly celebrate the 1-year anniversary of her Etsy Shop, Polka Dotted Bliss. She has a spookalicious line-up of talented girls sharing polka-dot Halloween creations all week long on her blog! AND, she's giving away some blog candy each and every day this week. So make sure you stop in all this week, catch some inspiration and enter the giveaways! 

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 I love  creating with paper and have an obsession with making mini albums and journals.     My first thought was to make an album as this is what I love doing, and am sure everyone expected me to make.  So I did the un-expected and created a gift tag instead.
  I used a re-purposed vintage layaway tag for my base, and MME's Wicked  paper.  I embellished it with a little touch of burlap, canvas border, a felt spider,  a handcrafted stick pin, vintage black seam binding ribbon, and a unique hand crafted skull button. Can you tell what I made the button out of?
I am all about the vintage look, and I hope that I captured it in this tag.  

Materials I used:
My Mind Eye's papers
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distressing Ink
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Canvas border and skull
Felt spider
Vintage layaway tag
Vintage poker chip
Vintage seam binding

Here are the goodies Kimberly is giving away today. To enter the giveaway:
Head on over to Kimberly's blog here   for a chance to win this fabulous prize: 
**Giveaways Open to US residents only.


ScrapYourWorld said...

Super job Karen, Love your work, this is an awesome tag.

Kimberly said...

Karen, I love all the details you put into this tag, especially the burlap and the stick pin! Great job, thanks for playing along.

Anonymous said...

Karen you have such a wonderful talent. So glad you were able to share it with us all at the Birthday Blog Hop.

Donna K said...

I guessed Poker Chip before I saw your supply list and Yes...I thought for sure I'd see an album today. Your work is always stunning my friend, you have such an eye for displaying unusual items. Love your tag, Karen! Glad to be part of this celebration with you!

Iris said...

Love all the attention to detail. Great tag.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

A darling tag Karen. I appreciate the simplicity.

Sandra Nugent said...

You are such a talented lady, Karen! I love tags and this one is so darn cute!! Happy Halloween to you.

lindaplus3 said...

Sooooo cute .... love the gift tag :)

Melissa Lopez said...

So many layers and textures - I love it!