Thursday, March 4, 2010

Asian Tag Book

This is a tag book I enjoyed making: it's RED - surprise! This tag book holds (Lucky) 8 tags inside. The finished measurement for this project is 2-5/8" x 5-1/2" x 1".

Remove the band: words "Friend" exposed. Words are embossed in Gold and framed in Naturals Ivory and Black.

Front view: eight tags inside


Back is stamped and stippled using black ink. The Stipple Brush has retired so a subsitute to get the same effect is using a Stamping Sponge. I use my Stipple Brush because it is handy.

Side view:

Here's a close-up of the tags in side (details further below):

Tag holder stamped with the same flowers using Black Ink. Stipple brush used with Black ink randomly spaced. Stamp, emboss Gold coin: punch out the center with 1/4" square punch, then punch out with 1-1/4" circle punch. Attach with dimensionals.

The tags: Stamp the flowers along the top, sponge the tag with Gold Encore Ink. Thread Gold Organdy Ribbon through hole. Write a note, wishes, or attach a small photo..........
Here's what is needed to make this project:
(1) 8-1/2" x 11" Real Red CS: score on the 11" side 2-5/8" sections. There should be 4 of them. Turn paper to score and create the pocket: 3"
(1) 8-1/2" x 10-1/2" in Real Red CS. Score as above piece.
(8) 2-1/4" x 5" Naturals Ivory Tags
(1) 2-1/4" x 8" Black CS for the Belly Band
(1) 2" x 8" Naturals Ivory layering for the Belly Band
(1) 1-3/4" x 8" Real Red layering for the Belly Band

  • Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Art of Asia (retired), Asian Background (unknown), Asian Thank You (unknown)
  • CS: Real Red, Black, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: Black, Encore Gold, Versamark
  • Accys: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch (retired - use Crop-o-dile), 1/4" Square Punch, Sticky Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Organdy Ribbon (non SU), Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Stipple Brush (retired)
Thank you for stopping by today...................HUGs.............!!!


KellyCz said...

Hi Patti...cute project! I'm not understanding how the 8-1/2 x 11 piece is attached to the 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 piece. Could you explain?

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the "coins" where can I find that stamp?

Brenda said...

I am loving all the asian inspired projects you've been creating. I wish SU would come up with more asian sets... fingers crossed for the new catalog.

eunice said...

Wow! Yes, just WOW! So many beautiful details on this project, my head is spinning!
The embossed gold coins are fabulous...they look SO REAL!

katou said...

As a big fan of all asian "things",I love so much your "tag book". It's so gorgeous.

Joanne Travis said...

This is breathtaking!! Love the Asian theme, this is so beautiful and elegant.

Stella said...

Love this mini book! It is GREAT!