Tuesday, September 20

Link Up the Love Party with K Andrew: Fall Tag (Post #3, Project #1, Tag #1)

I have managed to finish something that has been on my Inspired Tasks to Complete list for quite some time now.  I have seen so many beautiful tags that fellow bloggers have made over the last few months.  Each time, I mentioned that I was so eager to complete one myself.  I felt so inspired by all the talent I had been viewing.

Well, I am happy to announce that my first tag is now complete.   Insert ***Hoorays and Applause***

I am linking this project up to the monthly Getting Cricky with K Andrew:  Link Up the Love Party.   This Link Up Party has been a constant for me over the last few months {with the exception of a few that I didn't get the chance to participate in :O( }.  It has been a way to gain new followers, and we all know what that means.....INSPIRATION, INSPIRATION, INSPIRATION.   I have also been blessed to meet some wonderful people along the way and they are the best bloggie friends a girl could have!!!  I am so happy to have the opportunity to participate again this month with my Fall/Halloween project today.  This tag has got to be my new favorite (I'm probably being a bit partial because I had so much fun making it...LOL)


I was actually quite impressed on the minimal amount of time it actually took to create it, too.  I started with 
TP rolls that I had been saving (for just this task alone) and used Mod Podge to adhere my Fall Leaves Paper to the front and back.  I did this by wrapping the paper completely around the perimeter of the roll and folding in the edges to eliminate multiple creases on the finished product.  I then placed some brown ribbon across the bottom with a yellow button at each end.  I added a Fall embellishment between the two buttons.  I was able to find one lonely red leaf in my stash to add to the tag as well.  I got out my corsage pins and bead collection to make a stick pin to add behind the FALL sentiment embellishment.  I found some gorgeous brown beads to use as an added contrast to all the oranges, reds, and yellows I already had used.  The top bead had some gold glitter accent to it, which I felt was just the right added bit of pizazz!  I used a round sticker with leaves by Bo Bunny and some bling rhinestones by Darice at the top of the tag.  Once this was all complete, I inserted a brown brad into the top, but only through the center of the roll so the prongs would not show on the other side.  I poked the brad prongs through my glitter yellow ribbon and expanded.  Once this was complete, all that I had left to do was to Mod Podge the inside and pinch it together with clothespins to dry.  Now that I look at the inserted pictures, the only thing I would change, is that I would have angled the corners before step #1 (blonde moment again, LOL)!

I would like to enter this project into the FALL-owing challenges:

My Craft Spot - #26 Fall Leaves
Bows & Berries - #10 Glitter
Anything Goes - #50 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Buttons and Bling
Penny's Paper Craft - #62 Fall
All Sorts - #121 Alter / Recycle
Paper This & That - Sept: Autumn
Bearly Mine - #19 Button It Up

Don't forget to join in on the Link Up the Love Party with Getting Cricky with K Andrew...go HERE!!!

Thanks for all your encouraging words!


  1. WOW, Jessica, this is so FABULOUS! Each element is so stunning, I don't know what to comment on! I love it all! What a gorgeous Fall project! I'm stopping by to say hi my sweet friend from the Link Up Love party :)

    Getting Cricky DTM

  2. This is beautiful Jessica. You did a wonder"fall" job. HA! I love a good pun.

    I'm stopping by on the link up love party.


  3. What a great project. I'm visitin with the Link Up Love Party.

  4. Hi there, I love your card you did a great job!!! I'm stopping by from the link up love party!!!! I hope you can stop to see my blog!!!


  5. This is beautiful! I love Fall projects, and this incorporates all the pretty colors and feel of Fall. Love it!! And I'm very much a button and rhinestone lover - so I noticed those on your project right away. GREAT job!
    Link Up the Love participant,
    :) Janis

  6. This is gorgeous Jessica! I have not thought of using TP rolls for tags - fabulous idea. Thanks for the step by step - I am definitely going to try this! Stopping by with the linky party :)

  7. Jessica, great tag!!! Love all the layers!! Stopping by fro the LUL party.

    Hug's & Happy Craftin :)
    Ildi-Getting Cricky DTM
    The Craftin Mama

  8. Your tag is beautiful! I love that you used a TP roll. Great job recycling.

  9. WOW! Your tag is just beautiful and even though you say it wasn't difficult, it sure looks complicated with the many layers. TFS on the Link Up Love Party with K. Andrew. Please stop by if you can.

  10. Hi Jessica, This tag is fabulous. I'm stopping by from the LULP. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

  11. Great fall project! TFS! Just stopping by to say Hi from the LULP! I am already a follower :)Amy

  12. What beautiful leaves and papers !
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  13. Very nice project. New follower ;) Great to be in the Linkup.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  14. Jessica you did a fabulous job on this fall project! I LOVE all your details. Gorgeous!
    Here from the Link Up Love Party!!
    Sherrie K

  15. Beautiful project and you should be proud of it. What lovely colors and details. Someone will be very lucky and thrilled to get this.

  16. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  17. Beautiful projects. Thanks for playing with Bows and Berries.

  18. Beautiful project! I love how you added all of your leaves! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  19. Just stunning!Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  20. This is fabulous! Certainly screams FALL ... great job!
    Thanks so much for joining our 'Fall' challenge at Penny's. Hope to see you again next challenge.


  21. Fabulous tag! I have never made one with a TP roll - I may have to give that a try. I'm stopping by from the LULP. Come visit me if you get the chance.


  22. This is so cute, lovely image and card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time, good luck......


  23. Hi!
    Love your creation! Great layout and very beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.

    Hugs, Natascha

  24. WOW! Great card, it is just gorgeous and I love the stick pin you make.
    Becka M
    Getting Cricky DT member

  25. What a fab fall project! Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!! There is a giveaway and coupon in the at the blog as part of the celebrations!


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