Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Totally TAGS ‘ n’ ATCs! – 'Buttons'

The trees of the Lord are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
There the birds make their NESTS; the stork has its home in the junipers.
Psalm 104 : 16 & 17


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 second week of projects is ‘Buttons.’  I had a totally different Tag already sketched and planned – and I’ll probably do it again for another Theme week - but for several reasons I changed my mind yesterday and have come up with this one -  I thought I’d whip up a breath of fresh, Spring air on a Tag -  ;-}  I miss the coming of Spring in the Mid-west…  (I don’t miss the harsh Winters before it!!)

*  I began with a manilla tag which I had ‘colored’ a while ago while doing another project.  I had used this tag to blot up some unneeded spray inks from a plastic mat I use when spraying items!  I cut a piece of sage parchment cardstock to back it and adhered it – with some punched leaf lace in between the layers on the sides.  I had inked the leaf lace, also, with a darker sage green.  

*  I cut 2 sets of flowers, in 2 sizes, and 2 leafy branches from the ‘Flower 2 cf’ which was new last week.  I hand-embossed the flowers and leaves and then inked them on the reverse side.  I added gems to the centers and tiny ones (for buds) on the ends of 2 stems.

*  I made a nest from dried moss, cutting off a little patch of it and then lightly spraying it with spray adhesive to keep it in shape, forming it gently with my fingers into a nest.  

*  I chose 3 light blue buttons to use as eggs.  I tied the twine from the original tag in the buttonholes and knotted and trimmed it.  I glued the buttons into the nest and then hot-glued the nest onto the Tag.

*  I adhered a tiny Graphic 45 element to the Tag in the upper right corner.  I punched a circle of cardstock, inked it and adhered it over the tag hole, punching through the hole in all layers.  I made a loop-tie from light blue ribbon and looped it through the tag hole.

This is the cutting file I used for the flowers and leaves –


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!  Be sure to remember MPC for all of your Cutting and Digital files.  Tomorrow is our Digi post, every other Tuesday is a Cutting File post and in between I may post some other projects.  Come again!  ;-}  Let me know if I can do any Paper-crafting  or Vintage Digital Photo Restoration for You or anyone you know! 


  1. WOW....what a way to come up with the sopping up some ink from another project! And that moss nest....I am inspired by your UBER creativity my friend! This tag is superb! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us! You totally rock!

  2. Lynden, you really did capture spring on your tag! It really is marvelous! I still am amazed at that nest with the buttons in it! Fabulous work! :)

  3. This is just sheer AWESOMENESS!!!! Love the colors, the flowers, that sweet little nest and using those beautiful buttons as eggs is so clever! This card is as beautiful and sweet as the heart that created it, Lynden.

  4. I wish you could see me! I have just been having fits over this tag! I think it is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I made my husband come look at it! Just adorable! You are so talented girl!



  5. This is yet another show stopper.
    I love all the extra bits on it which make it so special.


  6. Wow Lynden your spring tag is gorgeous! I love the punched border and how cool to use buttons for the "eggs" in your nest-so clever!! Your flowers are just beautiful and I love the birdie tag on your tag!

  7. Lynden this is so adorable. I love the button eggs. One they are the perfect blue against the moss and love the embossed look on them. Your tag has so many wonderful details. Thanks for creating a tag for the Button post.

  8. Pretty tag! I love all the different details and how you used the buttons for the eggs in the nest. Neat idea :)



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