Friday, June 14, 2013

Thankful for you Ba-BEE

Good day everyone! It's my day to post to the Get Inky! Stamps blog to inspire you all to join challenge 6: creations for boys and/or men at the Get Inky! Challenge blog. Please visit the blog and leave me some crafty love over there (as well as here on my blog)! And most of all, please join the challenge! Thanks in advance. I appreciate you so much! Your comments keep me going!

Presentation is everything! So I decided to create a tag that matches the card I created for my husband for father's day. If you'd like to see it click here. The tag had to be large for the huge coffee mug I'm giving to my "Ba-BEE" (pronounced Bay - bee). Did you guess that I used the massive Buzzing Bees stamp set? With over 50 stamps in this set, it's an amazing value. Not only does it have many "bee" sayings it also has several holidays covered and sentiments. I used 2 stamps in my project - Thankful for you and Ba-Bee Shower. (I masked the "shower" with painter's tape.)


  • Buzzing Bees - Get Inky! Stamps
  • DCWV Guy Stack
  • Martha Stewart punches - rings, geometric frames, clover
  • American Crafts twine, gold iridescent ribbon from my stash
  • Clear and Simple Stamps - Perfect little black dress hybrid ink

This tag was made entirely from scraps. My favorite part of this tag is the layered punched borders. I love Martha Stewart punches and figured it would bring a little interest to this tag. If you'd like to re-create this look, cut your cardstock a couple of inches wide so that there's enough room for the colors to show through the punched borders as you layer. It's not always easy to cut scraps and layer them while keeping everything straight. Once I layered everything, I re-cut the sides of the tag to make sure everything was flush.

I hope you were inspired today! Enjoy your Father's Day!

Hiding in My Craft Room - Scraps
Stamping Dragon - One For Dad
The Crafting Cafe - Here Come the Boys
DL.ART - Anything Goes



  1. Love the punched layers La-Vie! Happy Father's Day to your hubby too.

    1. He says Thanks! And I thank you for your kind comment!


  2. Beautiful tag!Great colors!!!

  3. I have several border punches. I want to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks! I'd love to see what you come up with! Please remember to share.


  4. Super cute... what a lucky dad! Thanks so much for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!

    lovies, =o) kel

  5. Lovely tag! Thanks for taking part at the Crafting Cafe this month Amanda x

  6. Wonderul creation! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck

  7. Love what you've done! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Claire xx
    CC DT


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