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A Tag Book

I hate to admit it, but I am not fond of Anything But A Card challenges. It isn't that I don't like to make things besides cards or that I don't have lots of other ideas besides cards...but the idea that I can't make a card freezes the part of my brain that allows creativity to surface. That's my assessment of the problem anyway. I worked through it this week and this is what I came up with for the Sassy Cheryl Anything But a Card Challenge:

It is a little tag book I am going to complete this weekend for one of my friends. I am trying to get her to forgive me for forgetting her birthday this past Monday. I still have 3 of the little tag pages to complete, but I am going to have to get some shells today at the craft store to finish it off. I will give it to her when I take her to lunch (another forgive me ploy) this week. I have to admit I am birthday challenged. I have got to get a good plan together to correct this flaw!!! Tell me your plan because the older I get, the worse it gets. I have tried writing them down in a book and then I can't find the book or don't look in it. Remembering is out of the question completely! Bad me! I am entering the pages with Sassy Cheryl images on them in the Sassy Cheryl Anything But A Card Challenge (you still have a day or two to enter if you haven't already). The little girl on the beach is from The Girl Has Sass Collection and the girl with her arms wide open is Just Be Yourself Sally (you can get her from Sassy Cheryl or Squigglefly). The flowers I used on the tags are from The Paper Studio, handmade from MFT rolled roses die, and The Piece by Piece Etsy store (one of my favorite new places for flowers and little trinkets). I covered the kraft tags with old dictionary pages and used Modge Podge to make them more durable as my dictionary pages are starting to tear really easy as the book they are coming from is almost 100 years old (it was badly damaged and I got it for $1 at a thrift store).

Hope your weekend goes well. I am off to get ready for breakfast with my parents and then dorm d├ęcor shopping with Allie - only two more weeks until move-in day. She is sooo excited.



  1. Your tag book is adorable and I'm sure your friend will love it. Tags are usually my go to when the challenge is anything but a card too. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. You've done a brilliant idea with the tag book!! I love the printed papers and images are fabulous of course! :) TFS! HUGS

  3. so stunning nancy.really love your fabulous details and the images and colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  4. You have been working hard! The tags are fabulous and I'm sure she will love receiving the tag book :)

  5. I think you passed the challenge expectations with this awesome project! Your friend will really like this.

  6. Your just kidding us right??? I love love love your tags. They are so pretty. I think you have it in you but are just afraid to let it go. We'll remedy that situation soon in Really-these are gorgeous. I bet your tag book is going to be wonderful. If the tags are any indication to whats in store-it will be an amazing treat. I am taking a break from the Godzilla It's like make 42,000 cards all at once. My brain is fried. But I will give a sneak peek on my blog soon. I am now a paper engineer for sure with all the logistics I had to think about!!!!

  7. Great idea to get in the good graces of your friend with this amazing tag book! Love each tag, very clever and crafty!

  8. Your tags are fabulous and I'm sure your friend will be forgiving. I've been late with a card or two in my life and recently sent one months ahead (by mistake, of course). LOL
    Hope you and Allie had a great time and found everything needed for the dorm.

  9. You have really made my day with all the sweet comments that you have left for me on my blog...

    I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
    Thank you for join us at Sassy Cheryl Vintage Challenge this week!
    Hugs Nela

  11. Hi Nancy! I just love your tag! Love all your embellishments too.

    Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl’s Anything but a card Challenge, hope to see you again next week.

  12. Wonderful tag designs Nancy, great embellishments.

    Regards diane

  13. What a fun idea to make a tag book! I am sure she will love this!
    Everything has come together just right!
    Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl challenge this week!

  14. I am sure your friend will forgive you with this wonderful creation!!! I have to put all important things on my computer so the reminders pop up right in my face LOL!!!

    I think that little SC girl is saying Ta-Dah!!!

    Sue K

  15. You may not be font of the theme, but you certainly ROCKED it! These tags are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love them ALL! Super elegant and gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything but a card challenge this week with my Sassy Gals!!!

  16. This is awesome! I'm so glad you joined us for the Anything but a Card challenge at Sassy Cheryls! Best of luck!~

  17. Wow! This is STUNNING ♥
    I am so happy you stopped by my blog this morning and said 'hello'
    Happy to visit in return your creations are inspirational.
    Have a great day, hugs Gez xx

  18. This is super cute and such a good idea for an "Anything but a card" challenge! Love the different embellishments and fab images on each page - lovely idea and I'm sure it will be well appreciated :)


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