Apologies for the lack of posts to my blog. In between a nice little 18 hour power cut due to the storms, no internet connection because the ISP had no power and a garage roof ending up in our garden, all’s well with the world.
A true crafter lets nothing interfere with her creativity and this little make was made mostly by torch light … hubby really thinks I’ve lost the plot. Hands up those of you who have really wanted to make something so badly that nothing will stand in your way, not even having no electric. They managed it years ago!!!
Haven’t finished the ends of the doweling yet because I need to find something that will fit them. The plain tags displayed at the moment are cut from the Sizzix Tag & Bookplate die which fit perfectly.
I first saw this on the fabulous Anne’s blog here and just knew that I wanted to make one as well. So I duly followed all the links which Anne provided (thanks sweets) and bought the instructions. Click here if you want to make one too. Anne also has more info about how the the tag holder works than I do.
Sorry Helen but I tweaked mine just a teensy bit differently to yours in the front opening and didn’t do all those fiddly scores in the paper. Made mine flush instead of standing proud of the front which means that it doesn’t really need anything to hold it shut. Put two tiny clips either side just in case it gets a bit loose with use.
For the sides I made little pockets and the little tag hanging from the middle fits inside these.
Chose some beautiful Graphic 45 papers to cover which you can see more of when the front is pulled down. Cotton reels for the feet but left them unpainted because I thought they matched better with the papers. Painted all the edges with a dark brown also distressed the edges and used crackle glaze for a more aged look.
This sits beautifully on my shelf in the craft room and when I eventually fill with finished tags I won’t have far to look for inspiration.