May 15, 2011

* Experimenting with Tags

In the past, I have not been a big tag girl.  I usually prefer to make a card.  So, today, I thought I would change all that and make a tag for a thank you note.  I had fun, and this is what happened.

I must admit, I LOVE doing collage pieces, so this was FUN.
The other side of the Thank You card says "Gracias".  I made the envelope so the tag slips in the side, left open so the fibre hangs out and looks very festive.   This wouldn't work if you have to pop it in the mail.  The back of the tag is covered in the same paper and I was able to write a personal note there.

Everyone (it seems) in San Miguel has some sort of calling or business card.  When you meet, you always exchange ways in which you can keep in touch.  There is no phone book here, so this has evolved out of necessity.  I ordered come very inexpensive calling cards, and thought they would do.  I strongly DISLIKE them.  (Just SOOooo boring!)  Today, when I was playing, and there was a scrap of paper sitting on the table in front of me, I picked it up and this is what happened.

outside of the card

Inside, I simply added the labels which I use for my greeting cards.  It works.  They are simple to make and I only need a few in my purse at a time.  Below my name, it has my email address (in real life). 

 You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That's all right, you are feeling your way into the thing. ~ Emily Carr

8 comments:

  1. Love your tag and calling cards, they are really fun and vibrant! Glad you are always experimenting too! Trying out new things is always very interesting. Have a great day. Hugs from cold and blustery Germany, Valerie

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  2. I think your hand made calling card is absolutely fabulous, donna! Maybe you could take the ones you ordered and "alter" them???? : ^ ) lenna

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  3. Hi Lenna and Barbara ... Lenna, never fear, I will do something with those cards .. the back is blank! What can I say. Barbara .. how lovely of you to come over Thank you .. hope to see you more often. And Valerie ... what would I do without you here. When your comment isn't here when I wake up in the morning, I really miss you. xx to all, Donna

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  4. I love your tag and all the fibers, thanks for the visit. I hope to see you again I'm big fan of collage , papers and fibers! I'm going to be your newest follower! Have a creative day! Marilou

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  5. Marilou .. Hi and a warm welcome. It's lovely of you to be here. Keep in touch and take care. Donna

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  6. Thanks for your lovely visit have been meaning to pop over and see you as your name keeps appearing on lot's of blogs I visit but you beat me to it !!! Love your calling cards they are stunning such a gorgeous colour and very clever idea.

    Marie

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  7. Love the red and white cards, Donna. You always find the perfect solution for your needs.

    Your tag card is so fun. Clowns always make me smile and your results created a very happy thank you card.

    Friday, our small stamp/art club meets and I still have my five swap cards to finish so that is what I've been working on today. Will put one on my blog when finished.

    I have my new earrings on and they hang beautifully. It will be fun to see what the gals say tonight. I really like them a lot!

    Would you believe we got snow half way down the mountains early this morning and it hasn't melted yet.

    Perhaps mother nature has forgotten it is MAY not FEBRUARY.

    Hugs,
    c

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  8. Just adore your clown tag!The colors are great and your image fantastic. You should do tags more often. Love the calling card too.Thanks for the blog love this week. Oh by the way sometimes I schedule my post...the night before! so that I dont have to wake up early.LOL take care, gerri

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