Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tag book and Box Swap.

I recently entered the Shabby Vintage Cottage Chic Tag book and Box Swap hosted by Jean at
Lilac Lane Livery. My partner Michele has received her tag book so I can now show what I made for her.
We had to make a 3 page tag book in a shabby vintage cottage chic style and embellish with buttons. Also to be included was a container to hold the book. Having found out that Michele loved pink with green I was happty to pull out my pink stash and go to town. I made paper roses and various shaped buttons from shrink plastic to compliment the design papers and free rose picture downloads from Heart & Home.
Finished front of tag book.
Back pages of tag book.
Michele also loves anything to do with teacups and tea pots. I had this tea pot stamp which I stamped onto cream satin and embroidered onto the top of the box lid. The box was made from
cardboard cut to size and covered with some pink/green cotton fabric from my stash. Finished off with more buttons to match and a green/pink cord around the edge and corded ties.
Close up of the box lid and still sticking to my pledge.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: Buttons & Bows.
Pile It On: Add lace.
The Cuttlebug Spot: Box it and something to go inside. (added texture by embroidered stamp)

Here is the tag book that Michele of Michele's Treasure's Teacups & Tumbling Rose Cottage
made for me. All in pinks!!!!
And the lovely decorated box that it came in. Thankyou so much Michele, I love it and have it on
my desk beside me. Hope we can do a swap together again one day.
Oh yes nearly forgot can you spot the wally heart shrink plastic button? I've been a bit devious this time. Have fun looking and don't forget to let me know if you find it. hugs Mrs A.


Sandra H said...

Good Morning Mrs A, Wow your creations are amazing lovely embellis and lots of colourful designs truly amazing :) Sandra H

Melissa S. said...

These are wonderful tags. Love the lace. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pile It On

Shelby said...

Wonderful creativity and the tags turned out just beautifully! Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Mary Ann Tate said...

There is one tiny heart on the first tag at the top of the lace edging on the left:)

Love the tags and the box you made is so cute.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow! Gorgeous shabby creations!! Your box is amazing!!x

Felicia said...

WONDERFUL! They are all just so wonderful!!! Now THOSE are serious UIU projects! LOL They turned out great! *huggles* =0)

Catherine said...

Your tags and box are gorgeous ! Your creations are always so feminine and delicious to look at !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

alveen said...

Great tags!!! Great Boxes!!! You girls certainly nailed it. I had fun with this swap too, although I was a bit out of my depth.
I have enjoyed perusing your blog, you are very creative.
Hugs Alveen

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your friend is really lucky-- such awesome creations!!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Fantastic project! The tags are gorgeous and such lovely flowers. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Those tags are so pretty, and such lovely colours. I am not sure what I am looking for with that shrink plastic, but I will have another look. I did manage to post my cards in the end, but only one from any post. I have emailed Nancy with three suggestions for companies doing scene stamps that I know of. Hope your physio went well. Have a good week. xx Maggie

Curly said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and layout and very pretty colour theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use Something New Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Sherry said...

What a great pairing - you both love pink and green! Everything is gorgeous - I especially love your box. Do my eyes deceive me or is that a little wally of a button on the first tag?

Ann said...

What a pretty swap - everything is so old fashiony and vintage Cranford. Lovely.

Kerry said...

Beautiful project. I love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

Lorianna said...

Gorgeous very pretty great colors
Thanks for playing along with Pile It On's challenge this week!
Lorianna PIODT

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your tags in their pretty embroidered box are just a delight, Mrs. A! Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Jannie said...

Love it!!! Love your tags and the box is beautiful!!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at the "Box It" Challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Unknown said...

Oh my word Mrs A they are so pretty... Thanks so much for getting flowery with MMCS xx

Helen said...

Wonderful - a beautiful project!
Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot...hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x