Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WOYWW 207--Graduation Tag Making

Wednesdays are happy because we get to visit each other's workdesks! Link up your own mess...or...neatness...and join the fun of creative snooping!

WHAT'S-ON-YOUR-WORKDESK-WEDNESDAY...hosted by Mrs. Dunnit at Stamping Ground

 I did my photo shoot this week in the middle of making some cards and tags. One tag was for my niece, who graduated from high school, and herself is a beautiful amazing artist! So a store-bought boring graduation card simply would not do. I used the old giant dictionary I got at a book sale for 25-cents, some scraps of pretty papers and cardstock, and a fun little tag came together. It even has some machine stitching, and on the back a little envelope where we tucked the moolah for the graduate!

I just love that particular stitch on my machine with the flowers. I added a grommet, ribbons, and a key at the top. There's also a chipboard flower, ric rac for the stem, stamps, and gelato color smeared around.

Why don't I make more tags? They are so fun! I was also watching the season finale of Call the Midwife. I was in tears when (spoiler alert) we could now call Sister Bernadette, "Sheila" and then she got the engagement ring with the note from the doctor's son! I was a puddle. LOVE  that show.

Love you all too! Have a happy rest of the week! I am spending the next few days in my garden solid!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, GROW


  1. Oh the stitching is adorable around your tag. They are such fun to make aren't they, just the perfect fun size. Enjoy the gardening its coming up to winter for me now so its all at a standstill except for pruning the roses that is a job I must get to.
    Sandy :) #38

  2. Oh wow, you have one of those fancy sewing machines then! (Mine is from the eighties and knows only zig-zag and straight stitching) The tag is wonderful! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #109

  3. Your tag is gorgeous. What a great gift and I love the stitching you've done on it.
    Call The Midwife is brill isn't it. You have caught up with us here in the UK now!!.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

  4. You daft thing!! It STILL tickles me that yu adore the Brit shows so much :-)
    The stitching on the tag is very pretty...did you use Violet for that? And if so, do you have to use a special needle for piercing through the paper or card?
    Btw, I can't remember if I said, but I would like to swap one of my ATCs with you, regardless of whether we're neighbours in the list or not :-)
    Hope you are well and happy,
    Hugs, LLJ 40 xxxx

  5. Hi Sandy
    what a really pretty tag so much thought and work has gone in to it
    Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
    Ria #74

  6. What a great tag,yes, lots of fun to make,
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x

  7. Such a beautiful tag. I love the colors and for an artist a store bought card from an artist is not acceptable. You created well. #156

  8. Wow, they have flowers for stitching too. how neat. Have fun in your garden. Brigita #113

  9. We dont get that show here, at least I dont think, so no crying for me. That is a gorgeous tag you have there
    Bridget #11

  10. I can see why that stitch is one of your favorites. The tag is beautiful and I'm sure your niece will love it! Especially the pouch and it's contents!!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (6)

  11. I love making tags too but I think the idea of a pocket to tuck in some cash is an awesome idea! How clever! OK, I am asking my WOYWW folks to rally behind me and I truly need your support. I am in a contest and the voting ends today so it's now or never. PLEASE go vote for me ( the camera )....yes, I am begging, lol
    waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( #19 )