Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tag: 'Purple' - Floral Spray and Butterfly

Who can find a virtuous woman? - 
For her price is far above rubies…
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; 
her clothing is silk and PURPLE.
Psalm 31 : 10 & 22

Welcome to the recently added Thursday Totally Tags ‘n’ ATCs over at!  Every Thursday we on the Design Team will begin doing a team post featuring Tags n' ATC's.  We will have a specific Theme each week featuring an element, technique or embellishment.  We’ll all come up with something excitingly different – using various types of tools, etc. to create our projects...i.e., Cricut, CAMEO, Spellbinders, punches, stamps, paint, material, lace, inks, etc.   The sky's the limit!  The only restriction...  If we use SVG's or Digi's, we will only use those from the vast selection at PCW.

The Theme for this week’s projects is ‘Purple’ – which is my FAVORITE color (actually, Lavender is my Favorite shade of Purple!), so it was a Pleasure for me to work on it!  I used several of Melin’s files and here is how it turned out –

*  I recently acquired some Gorgeous deep, rich purple cardstock – Aubergine, actually – which I used for the base of the Tag and for the tiny punched flowers.  I used this file for the Tag – ‘Frame Ornate 13a Set cf’

*  I embossed the base with a Wicker Weave folder.  I embossed the frame with a Woodgrain folder and then lightly inked it with Dusty Concord.  Both were embossed in my Cuttlebug.

*  I used the Flourish from this file and cut it from Sage cardstock – ‘Cross v13 cf’ -


* I adhered a piece of Cream lace to the bottom of the Frame.
*  I made Ribbon Roses in 2 sizes using Cream ribbon.  
            **  Cut/punch a small circle of cardstock.
            ** Tie a knot in the end of ribbon and adhere to center of circle with hot glue.
            **  Twist and adhere ribbon in small increments as you move around the knot and then continue outward on each ensuing circular row until it is the size you want.  Cut ribbon from spool, adhering about ¼” underneath to the cardstock.  Trim extra cardstock, if necessary.  (Optional:  I often adhere a Gem in the center.   On these, I didn’t.)
*  I made Paper Flowers in 3 sizes using Lavender cardstock and this file – ‘Butterfly ‘n’ Tag221 cf’

            **  I cut several each of 3 sizes of the Flower file with my Silhouette CAMEO.  Before removing them from the cardstock on my mat, I stamped them with a Leafy ‘all-over’ stamp and ‘Dusty Concord’ Distress Ink to give the plain cardstock some interest.  After removing the pieces from the mat, I gently inked the edges with the same ink.
            **  Using my hand embosser and on a foam piece, I embossed the back side edges of the flowers.  I then turned them right side up and embossed the center, moving in small circular motions to make the petals rise up.
            ** For the largest flower, I glued 2 of each of the 3 (small medium, large) sizes together, alternating where the petals are.  Then I glued the 3 sections together, alternating where the petals lay.  For the medium flower, I used the medium and small sizes and the same routine of gluing.  For the smallest flower, I just used 2 of the smallest size.  I added Pearl Gems to the centers of each flower.
            **  I raised up the largest flower using 3 stacked PopDots to give the spray depth and then nestled the other flowers and leaves around it.
*  I punched tiny Aubergine flowers with my MS punch (large and small ones on the same punch) and hand embossed them , also, and adhered them in 2 sizes – (1 large and 1 small together and then 2 small together).  I added tiny Pearl Gems to the centers.
*  I cut tiny flowers from Vellum using this file – embossed the centers and added Dark Purple Gems to the centers – Flower ‘n’Branch 918 cf’

*  I punched Leaf Branches and Pine Branches using 2 MS punches from Sage cardstock and Olive patterned wallpaper.  I ‘filled in’ with these.
*  I added Gems to the 4 points of the frame.

*  I cut a Lavender Butterfly and Vellum ‘base’ using the Butterfly ‘n’ Tag 221 cf’  (see above).  I inked the edges with the Dusty Concord ink, bent the wings up and added Pearl and Purple Gems for the body.

*  I added a Cream Sheer Ribbon to the hole I punched in the top.

*  I adhered the piece of Lavender cardstock that was cut from the frame to the back; to stamp a sentiment, write a note and sign it when I give it away.

Have You made any interesting Tags recently?  I’d love to see them!  Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve done here or on any other blog post -  Blessings until next time!


Thanks for visiting here today!  I hope you take a few minutes to check all of the Tag/ATC creativeness on the other blogs, too!    Melin should have a Free File for today on her blog, also!   Here it is -

 Be sure to remember MPC for all of your Cutting and Digital files.  Tomorrow is our Digi Dessert Fridaze post, every other Tuesday is a Cutting File post and in between I may post some other projects. 

B’ Bye!
(You can take the Girl out of the Sky, but You can’t take the Sky out of the Girl!)  ;-}


  1. Okay, I think this is the most GORGEOUS tag I have seen my friend! I cannot believe how creative you are! How amazing the Lord is to have blessed you with such a measure of creativity! Thank you for sharing your talent and time with us. May the Lord richly, RICHLY, bless you for being such a blessing to us!

  2. I agree with Melin, this is just drop dead gorgeous! Fabulous job on it Lynden!:)

  3. Wow Lynden, this tag is stunning! I love all the cut files you used to make it and your roses are gorgeous! This tag rocks!

  4. Thank You, Ladies, for your Kind and Encouraging Comments! ;-}

  5. I just don't even know what to say- this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous and a wonderful creation. I think its one of my faves I have seen of all your beautiful work. It is a true work of heart!


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