Sunday, July 22, 2018

GIU Blog Hop

Welcome to the GIU blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Iona's blog.  If you're just now joining us you'll want to start at Amanda's blog so you don't miss a thing :-)

It's July so I've decided to go ahead and work on some more Christmas projects.  I recently saw a video where someone made a tag out of cardboard.  I loved the look of it so I used some cardboard from a box.  I cut it into a really big tag shape.  I ripped off some of the top layer to expose the corrugated parts underneath.  I applied some Gesso and used some Dylusions ink spray.  Then layered up some patterned papers and a stamped image that I colored with pencils.  I distressed the edges around the image and then inked them.  I went around the edges of the tag with some Stickles for some sparkle.  And I painted some of the edges of the patterned papers with white paint.   I added a token that I colored with Distress crayons and some white paint.  Love how this came out.  I was just playing, not sure where it was going and I ended up loving it!!

Dylusions ink spray - Vibrant Turquoise
colored pencils
Unity Stamp Co - Memories Made stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Christmas paper stash - 8x8
white paint
distressing tool
Distress ink - peacock feathers
Stickles - Diamond, Silver
Distress Crayons - festive berries, peacock feathers (to color token)
Tim Holtz - token
3 Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon

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Be sure and visit all the blogs along the hop and leave a comment to win one of TWO Unity prize packs :-)

Your next stop is Vickie's blog.  

1 Amanda
2 Michelle
3 Iona

4 Cindy  (you are here)
5 Vickie
6 Eileen
7 Stasia
8 Laura

Thanks for hopping along with us!!



  1. Great tag! I just recently started thinking about Christmas. Its my favorite season and my favorite stamps to buy (hoard) I love how this tag looks like it could easily be taken from the package right to the tree! You have given me a great idea...

  2. LOVE the up-cycling and use of cardboard! This tag is wonderfully grungy! Great job and thanks so much for being a GIU gal!

  3. I never thought of using cardboard and exposing the corrugated part. A wonderful textural tag.

  4. Gorgeous. Love that image and all the lovely layers. Hugz

  5. Beautiful tag! Love the corrugated base.

  6. Very cute tag! Hmmm, like the idea of using the corrugated cardboard for Christmas tags, very rustic!

  7. Amazing, just amazing! So creative!

  8. Oh wow, this is just FABulous and so pretty!! Love all the pretty details. I think the tag about mimics the shape of the sled in the image and is just perfect!

  9. How cute is that! Makes me eager to work on my Christmas projects!

  10. Love your creativity. Starting with an idea and finishing with a masterpiece. Great job!

  11. Great tag - I love all the layers

  12. Wow, what a fabulous tag!! Love it!!

  13. Love all the texture! Beautiful tag!

  14. Oh, my goodness! This is gorgeous!

  15. That is a gorgeous tag. I've always loved those colors together!

  16. What started with cardboard really took on a fab life! I love your awesome work!

  17. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS TAG!! I really LOVE all the layers of BEAUTIFUL different patterned paper on this tag! With the colors of red and turquoise being the main focus!!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous tag, Cindy! Love the dimension from the corrugated cardboard! The layers of paper and colors are perfect! Love it!

  19. Wow, a lovely winter scene, which is a comfort to my sweltering bones in this Texas heat!!

  20. OMG ilove that stamp! I also love these blog hops! So many more stamps that I need!!!! Amazing card! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Great tag. I like all the layers.

  22. Pretty tag! Love the image you used!

  23. That tag is so detailed and layered - I love it. I can't seem to grasp the mixed media / layered concept like others. This is a prime example - it's perfectly balanced, plenty of textures, everything coordinated. Love it.

  24. This tag is just stunning! i love the colors and everything else about it.