Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mix-Ability challenge: Static Electricity

This week's challenge is brought to us by our newest hostess, +MariLynn DeGroot! She's challenging us to include some wavy 'static' lines on our projects.

I needed to replenish my stash of thank you tags, so I used the challenge to get my project started. I like tucking these tags in with etsy orders, and with all the Christmas necklaces I sold, I'm out! :)

The manila tags were printed using my Gelli Plate - I promise I'll video that process next time!

 I made the straight lines on the first set and wavy lines on this second set of tags using Roylco Paint Scrapers - these are kids' art supplies - inexpensive and they work great! They come in a set of 4.

The 'thank you' message is actually a die cut opening using a die from the set below - this is one of my designs and was actually designed with this type of project in mind.

 I used my grid mat to make sure I had it straight, and stuck the die on the sticky side of a Post-it note...

Then I used the straight sides of the sticky note to line up the die on my tags and hold it in place for cutting. Works like a charm!

I'm on the CHA show floor today - I am not cool enough to be able to post pictures directly from my phone, but I promise I'll upload from my camera when I'm able! Don't be surprised if I share more pictures of people than new products... though I'll be checking out products, I'm more excited about connecting with friends!

See you soon!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great tags. Perhaps this is where I should begin my own mixed media 'journey'. Start small and work up. Hope you enjoy Anaheim, Dina.

  2. tags are always useful and needed for so many things. these thank you's speak of spring. quick and simply done.

  3. Love these tags, where can I buy the Thank You die?

  4. Hello Dina: Oh boy, you can never have enough tags and this are gorgeous, each one is unique and fabulous!! I like to give this kinds of gifts to my grandkids teachers, useful and pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Fab tag, love the die, where can I get one?

  6. Love the die you designed! How can I buy one? I see others have asked this, and I know you are busy at CHA, but I sure hope you will check the comments and let us know!

  7. Oh, I need thesee! I've looked at them a couple of times. Love how the sentiment is suspended inside the circle. These would make great book marks too. Great Tags!

  8. Thank you for adding the link to the Impression Obsession for the tags.

  9. *Very* clever idea! This technique makes the tag look so personal and custom. Thanks for sharing.