Week Four: Wild Card Wood Tags with HTV

Have you been enjoying this month’s Love Your Stash challenge? Our Creative Design Team has been using up items in our craft room stash and there have been some amazing ideas so far. So far we have tackled paper, pocket cards, embellishments, & kits. We even added a few Guest Designers to the challenges. This week, our theme is Wild Card which meant that there were no rules to follow (like I would have followed them anyway).


A Wild Card challenge meant that I could dig into every area of my craft space. My first visit was the drawer full of unfinished holiday home décor where I found some little wooden Christmas tags. I know I am not the only one who does this – I have grand plans to make holiday pieces in November, then the holidays come (or a virus hits), and you end up shoving the project in a black hole of UFOs.

Well, this girl decided that she wasn’t going to wait until Christmas to use up those little tags. I snatched them out of the drawer, warmed up my Cricut, dug out the old paint and beads, and ended up with a fun little spring décor project.

As I said, this project began with some wooden tags I purchased last year with grand plans to make some holiday gifts. I wish we carried these all year long so that I could make a few more, but I am betting that quite a few of you also grabbed some last year and have some in your UnFinished Objects bin. 

I was inspired by the tags and tag garlands I have seen featured in home décor this past year. Wooden Tiered Trays have been so popular and you often see these tags draping from those trays or hanging from hooks or curtains.  Before I share more of the little details on these tags with you, take a few minutes to watch the video tutorial I created showing you how to use your wooden tags, a Cricut machine, and some items from your stash to make yourself some spring decorations.

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In the tutorial, I share how I decorated each one of these tags using paint, reinkers, paper, HTV iron-on, and embellishments from my stash. The video also shows you how to Upload SVGs into Cricut Design Space so that you can cut out the images of those tags from paper.

On this little Peeps Tag, I also used an SVG images from our Bunny Banner that was available last spring. Those bunny images were the perfect “peep” shape. My original plan was to cut them from pastels, but my home is not conducive to pale colors, so I chose to cut them from a grey patterned iron-on instead.

The rest of the tag was decorated very simply. I added some polka-dot cork shapes to the faces, an iron-on sentiment, some white wooden beads, and a tassel. (Make sure you watch the video to see my tip for painting beads.)

The second bunny tag is just too cute with its wood grain background, pink plaid bunny, and little tag collar. I used the Tag SVG to cut out the perfect tag shape from our white wood grain paper, then added an iron-on sentiment and a three-dimensional bunny cut from our valentine paper.

To make the bunny three-dimensional, I cut the image from cardstock multiple times and adhered all the layers together. When you are creating home décor pieces, this method looks much better than using foam tape and it holds up to being moved around each season.

This third tag is my favorite and matches my home décor perfectly. The embellishments are a bit unconventional – like a photo tab for a collar – but they are the perfect additions to that adorable iron-on bunny image. I am guessing you probably have a few of those metal tabs in your stash, too, and now you are looking at them in a whole new way.

The fourth and final tag in the video is a surprise addition, and to be honest, it was not a favorite of mine. I didn’t even take the time to snap a photo of it because I just keep trying to “fix it”. I know that sounds silly, but sometimes the project doesn’t feel finished, and that little blue flower tag needs a few finishing touches.


I hope that this inspired you to Love Your Stash and dig through your bin of unfinished home décor items to create something for spring. Make sure to visit all of the Creative Design Team’s channels so that you can get some more ideas for using up your craft stash during the month of February.

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Creating a Card Can Get Crazy Funn

After having had a few days to recover from my whirlwind cardmaking experience with Mary Gunn, I am happy to say that I survived another game of Craft Roulette. Every Friday night, Mary hosts this amazing game show on facebook live that involves the spin of a wheel, four papercrafting parameters, and an hour of funn.

Before the game had even begun, I knew that it was going to be an interesting night. My previous appearance had simple parameters, no technical issues, and Stephen seemed to be in a good mood. I just had a feeling that THIS TIME something might go a little topsy-turvy. I probably should not have decided to veto the gnomes.


Let me back up a little bit. Craft Roulette involves two lovely people (Mary Gunn & her son Stephen) who had this wonderful idea to host a paper crafting game show and invite guest crafters, like me, to create something new based on four random choices determined by a roulette wheel. Here is the final result after my time on the show.

Can you guess what parameters were spun on the wheel?  Here is a hint: None of them were gnomes. As a guest crafter, I had the opportunity to veto one of the ninety-six possibilities that said wheel might have landed on – I chose gnomes. 

Now, I have nothing against gnomes. I enjoy tales of fairies, trolls, giants, and pixies. To be honest, I choose to veto the little buggers because I have no gnomes in my stash. I don’t think my veto mattered anyway because the wheel was determined to throw me for a loop.  If you want to know what we were feeling at that moment, take a look at this still-shot from the video. (I should have never vetoed gnomes.)

Project: Pick A Sketch

Colors: Pastels

Element: Best Friends

Random: Metallic Paper

That’s me writing down all the parameters and thinking “What am I going to do with this?

As usual, the time felt like it flew by quickly as I gathered pastel papers, a “best friend” stamp, and some metallic threads and paper. I must have had Valentines on my mind as I was creating because the end result was a simple 6″ x 6″ card with a few little stitched hearts and an image of my best friend.

To be honest, I don’t think it turned out too bad. I did feel frustrated that my video and sound kept giving Stephen fits throughout the show, but I realized later that it was my fault for not turning on the battery pack my phone was plugged into. (sorry Stephen…stinkin’ gnomes)

If you have some time and need a little entertainment, here is Episode #47 of Craft Roulette. 


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I want to thank Mary and Stephen for being such wonderful hosts and apologize to all gnomes and gnome fans everywhere. I hope that this week’s challenge inspired you to try something new and that I can see you soon at Craft Roulette. 

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Welcome to the Doodled Borders Blog Hop

I am so happy to be able to join this month’s stamp of the month blog hop with my fellow Makers. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these adorable doodled images on your projects.

What is a blog hop? 136957575_10225564649602260_5947054056233782743_n Well, if you have come here from Kimberly Loewen’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from blog to blog, you will be inspired by projects created by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Doodled Border Valentine tutorial, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


As a cardmaker, I like having a quick, simple pattern that I can make last-minute. If you are like me, you are going to enjoy the video tutorial I created showing you how to make these three cards using the Doodled Border stamp set

The original card with the bow was inspired by a few cards I found on Pinterest that used washi tape and ribbon.  I decided to take that pattern and adapt it to these border stamp images.

The first card was stamped using Scarlet ink with those adorable doodled hearts. I added a sentiment along the top border then embellished the card with a small bow.  

The bow was cut out using our Small Bow thin cuts, then dry embossed using a swiss dot embossing folder.  Adding those whimsical polka-dots matched the doodle hearts so well. 

The second card was stamped in the same manner as the first. This time, instead of the hearts, I used the little asterisks border to match the flower on the front of the card. 

I used Scarlet ink to match the Blue Belle flower sticker and gems, then added a simple wooden sentiment. Those wooden sentiments are some of my favorites to use on cards. 

The third and final card has more of a masculine feel. I designed this as a Valentine for my son. I used Espresso ink with a few of the large borders to create the background then added some die cuts I had leftover in my stash. 

Each card was created using the same technique, yet, they each look so uniquely different because of the colors used and the embellishments added. You could easily change the look of your cards by selecting a different color palette, die cut, or sentiment.

If you would like to learn how to make some of these Doodled Borders cards, you can view my video tutorial. I show you how to ensure that your borders are stamped straight across the card, and I share a few tips to help you as you create.

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I hope that these cards inspired you to try something new with the Doodled Borders stamp set.  Now head on over to Megan Lawrence’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Don’t forget! The Doodled Borders stamp set is only available until February 28th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or for only $5.00  with a qualifying purchase.

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